The Mechanics of Distribution & Forming Publisher-Owned Distribution Cooperatives

Join CLMP, IBPA, and PubWest for a webinar about cooperative distribution for independent publishers.

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What if the answer to distributing your books wasn’t a full-service distributor with a sales team or going it alone? Join CLMP, IBPA, PubWest, and former SPD client publishers for this discussion and exploration of what the future of distribution for independent publishers might look like, and how publishers might manifest that future together.

Joe Biel of Microcosm Publishing/WorkingLit software will:

  • explain how Microcosm outsold even the biggest distributors by distributing themselves,
  • unpack the nine steps of distribution (and how à la carte distribution really is), and
  • outline the mechanics of how publisher-owned distribution cooperatives might work.

Joe will be joined in the discussion by Ambika Sambasivan (Yali Books), Marc Fisher (Half Letter Press), Meia Geddes (Poetose), and Tamara Mayo (Taevo).

The one-hour webinar will be followed by an optional half-hour community discussion.

CLMP members may attend the webinar for free by using the discount code linked below. Former SPD clients may email [email protected] to receive the code. For other interested parties, the registration fee is $39.