Printing your book is only half the journey.
Wondering how to promote your book? Selling is easier than you think. Come find out how to do it at no financial risk while enjoying 4 to 5 times higher royalties.
Your book has been printed, cut, and bound, and now you’re asking yourself: What comes next? Selling your book may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. As a self-published author, you’re in a position to reap royalties that actually reflect the hard work and countless hours you’ve poured into making your story a work of art.
Why is it that in our current publishing model the author is often the one to walk away with the smallest share of the pie? Here at CanamBooks we believe the author is entitled to the lion’s share. That’s why we’ve developed sales tools to help you figured out how to promote your book, while allowing you to maintain financial and creative control over your work.
Our 4 commercial channels
Reach your readership and make it easy for them to buy your book
Beyond the bookstore
Many writers still believe that having their book in a bookstore is the ultimate goal of an author. That the surest way of succeeding is by having your book on a shelf. But as the publishing world evolves and emerging technologies give rise to new possibilities, the brick-and-mortar bookstore is no longer the only (or even the best) way to sell a book. Selling your book in major bookstores means sacrificing your royalties in exchange of a high-risk venture that more often than not ends in lost money and hundreds of unsold copies. There are easier and safer ways to sell your book.
In our efforts to create low-risk and high-yield sales tools for our authors, we’ve realized that it’s time to think beyond the bookstore. We invite you to join us in doing the same.
Introducing your greatest sales asset: you
Wondering how to promote your book? The answer is staring at you in the mirror.
Even when publishing with a major publishing house, a book’s most effective sales tool remains its author. Why do you think book tours remain the keystone of marketing strategies even in major publishing houses? People don’t just buy what you do. They buy why you do it. That’s why meeting the author and hearing their story firsthand has always been the best way to get people interested in reading their book.
Direct selling will always get you higher returns than selling in a bookstore
For all sales made during book launches and fairs, Canam Books does not take a commission, unless you want us to manage book sales for you.
When selling your ebook on our online bookstore, your returns can be as high as 70% of the final book price (which is set by you).
When selling your print book online, your returns are between 40 and 50% of the final book price (again set by you), and Canam Books is responsible for shipping your book to the buyer.
For onsite sales of your print book in bookstores, Canam Books can, upon your request, grant retail sellers a volume discount on your books in order to increase your sales and royalties.
For all international sales of your print book, we undertake a market study to determine the ideal price of your book for each country where it will be sold.
Contact us for more information.
Take control of your expenses and returns with a direct sales approach
Get paid quickly
You are the author. Not only do you need to get the most of your book sales, but you also need to get them quickly. This is important to us and we are committed to delivering your royalties in prompt and painless fashion.
If you have a Paypal account, we will set it up so that you receive monthly transfers of your royalties from book sales (print and ebook) on our online bookstore.
Royalties from international sales are also transferred to you every trimester.
In contrast, an author whose book is published by a traditional publishing house generally receives her royalties (which waver around 10%) only once or at most twice per year after her book has been commercialized.