Reliable bookseller distribution is one of the major stumbling blocks for independent authors, preventing their work from being stocked in 'brick and mortar' bookstores, and thereby limiting the potential readership that even the best independent authors can achieve without the support of a traditional publishing house.
Selling to the book buying public has always required two essential but elusive assets: (1) easy in-store availability and (2) good word of mouth from an effective marketing campaign. Yet if one were to walk into any branch of Borders or Barnes & Noble, either in the U.S., Canada or Europe, one may be surprised to learn that virtually every book in the store will be published by either one of the major trade publishing houses, or one of their umbrella imprints.
Although the big publishers have great books, their monopoly of bookstore distribution necessarily comes at the expense of talented voices from the world of independent publishing, who until now have had to make do with less exposure.
Schiel & Denver Book Publishers offers a powerful new alternative for independent authors, one that can bring a wide readership and the tangible book publishing success that follows.
Schiel & Denver Book Publishers has invested heavily into partnering inside a world-class distribution network of international and U.S. book publishing partners, including Ingram Book Group, Baker & Taylor, the largest booktraders in the United States. These just happen to be the same distributors who supply the major publishing houses like Random House, Penguin USA and Pan Macmillan.
Schiel & Denver's book publishing model provides unprecedented access to global distribution channels, including every major online and "brick and mortar" bookstore across 100 countries, including USA, Canada, UK, EU and Japan. Therefore, by choosing Schiel & Denver to publish a book, one would be indirectly partnering with some of the biggest names in book publishing. No self publisher or self publishing company can claim to have achieved the same milestones Schiel & Denver has already passed.
With Schiel & Denver Book Publishers, the average book undoubtedly stands a better chance of overcoming practical hurdles and effectively reaching the most important chain bookstores like Barnes & Noble, fantastic indie bookstores like Vroman's in California; and indeed many thousands more booksellers across the United States (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada and the UK.
Through the network, even bookstores in South Africa like Exclusive Books are able to sell Schiel & Denver's titles, and the company has forged relationships with some Australian booksellers to list S&D ISBN titles in their online bookstores.