Learning the Ropes of PR Working With Publishers Niche Marketing Sales Advertising and Promotion Self Publishing Editorial Tools of the Trade General Sales Bookseller Survey What should I do with a novelty item that would be a great seller in book stores? I have written several stories that would be suitable for publication either as picture book texts or as short stories in magazines. Would it hurt my chances of selling a story as a picture book if it had already been published in a magazine? I’ve adapted several folktales and every time I read them somewhere, a child has dramatized it with a drama class. Is there some way I can pursue it becoming a short film? I wrote a children’s musical based on events in a book. What can I do to find a market for distribution of the book/musical to a wider audience? We are publishing a children’s picture book that is exquisitely illustrated with award-winning pressed flower art. A major corporation is considering using our book as a sales tool to demonstrate the printing capabilities of a digital printing machine. How do I find out what my book’s sales numbers are? Should I ask my publisher or is there an online site that would show sales? I would like to know if “List Price” on Amazon.com is the same as the publisher’s price, and whether the lower “Our Price” amount means the author will receive a smaller royalty. I’m looking for a source to recommend on my website for buying books. Is there one you’d suggest? Is it appropriate to schedule book signings at bookstores in the same town? If so, what is the time frame for scheduling them? Is it permissible to ask bookstores about other book events in their area such as book fairs, festivals, etc., or do they consider this competition? Should authors try to sell their books in bulk? Are author appearances at bookstores are beneficial? How can I get store invitations to speak or do signings? What can I do to help my booksignings go smoothly? How can I help ensure that my school visits go smoothly? How can I get books to students, without being a book salesman? How much can an author influence hardcover book sales of a novel? What supplies should I ask bookstores and schools to provide for signings? Is 20,000 copy sales of a picture book considered “good” lifetime sales? How can I sell my books to preschools? What are my prospects for foreign sales? What should the price mark up be to sell a book to retailers?