Worldwide Online Book Distribution
Here at WestBow Press, we offer you an extensive online book-distribution network to help your book get noticed by readers and book buyers in the literary marketplace.
Once you publish with us, your book will be available through a number of distribution channels: the Books in Print® database, our online bookstore, and two leading book wholesalers in the United States—Ingram and Baker & Taylor. For orders from other areas of the world, our international print network can facilitate the speedy delivery of your books.
Your book will also be available for sale online through external retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other resellers that may pick up your book from the Ingram and Baker & Taylor distribution networks.
- Author pen names must not exceed 38 characters.
Once you publish with WestBow Press, your book will be available to potential readers here and around the world through various retailers and distribution channels.
Why Distribution Matters
Channel distribution enables your book to be ordered by and distributed to online booksellers and retailers around the world. This allows you to reach a wide audience and compete in the book marketplace.
If your publishing goals include more than giving away copies of your book to friends and family, book distribution is essential. Although it may sometimes be possible to sell directly to bookstores, booksellers prefer dealing with wholesalers and distributors rather than entering into transactions with individual authors.
Help Readers Discover Your Book
While some retailers, such as the iBooks Store, are strictly for e-books, many stores offer the print, e-book, and even audiobook versions on their websites. Learn more about some of the distributors and retailers WestBow Press works with to make your book available for purchase around the globe.
Please note: All distribution availability is subject to the vendor’s discretion. WestBow Press cannot guarantee that an author’s title will be accepted by any of the following vendors.
One source, countless possibilities
Ingram Book Company is the largest book wholesale distributor in the world, offering immediate access to more than eleven million titles. Ingram is the preferred wholesale provider for more than 71,000 retail and library customers globally. By publishing with WestBow Press, you reap the benefits of our exclusive relationship with this elite book distributor.
Search. Discover. Connect.
Thousands of libraries, booksellers, and publishers worldwide use Bowker Books In Print every day to discover new books. Books In Print is an online catalog that enables people to search for books, e-books, audiobooks, and videos. Publishing with WestBow Press ensures that your title will be submitted to the Books In Print catalog.
Founded in 1995, Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By publishing with WestBow Press, your print book could be available on Amazon.com, and the e-book could be available in Amazon’s Kindle Store.*
*Amazon has strict requirements regarding content, formatting, pricing and other elements. While we will submit your book information, listing on Amazon is at their discretion.
With millions of books to choose from in every imaginable category, Google gives readers access to the world's largest selection of e-books.
Kobo is a global e-book retailer that believes readers should be able to read any book at any time on any device. Kobo attracts millions of readers in 190 countries with its e-reading catalog that contains more than four million e-books, newspaper, and magazine titles.
The future delivered
In business since 1828, Baker & Taylor is a leading distributor of books to libraries. Baker & Taylor has more than 36,000 customers in more than 120 countries and ships more than one million products annually.
The Internet's largest bookstore
Barnes & Noble, the leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products, operates nearly 700 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and has one of the web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com. In addition to print books, Barnes & Noble offers more than one million e-books in its NOOK Bookstore.
Apple has more than two million* e-book and audiobook titles available in iBooks. Yours could be next. With WestBow Press, your work will be available for purchase on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.**
*Refers to the total number worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.
** Apple has strict requirements regarding content, formatting, pricing, and other elements. While we will submit your book information, listing on Apple is at their discretion. Books that use special characters and/or are in foreign languages are not submitted to iBooks due to Apple formatting restrictions.
Access to the most content
OverDrive is a digital distributor of e-books, audiobooks, music, and video titles. It provides secure management, digital rights management, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers. OverDrive's catalogue includes more than two million digital titles from more than 5,000 publishers.
Where the world comes to read
Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing company. Readers are able to find e-books, both new and old, and preview them on Scribd. Its subscription is flexible and covers a wide range of handheld devices—from the iPad to Android tablets and even the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook.
Listening is the new reading
Audible offers an unmatched selection of audiobooks, original premium podcasts, and more.
The UK's Largest Book Wholesaler
Gardners is a leading wholesaler of e-books. It offers more than 1.6 million e-books available for instant fulfilment to readers.
Australia’s Local Bookstore
Booktopia is Australia’s fastest-growing online bookstore. It offers four million books across different topics and genres and has been voted “Australia’s Favourite Bookstore” in a poll run by the Australian Booksellers Association.
Your e-book will also be submitted to the following retailers, booksellers, and distributors:
- Cloud Library by Bibliotheca
- Casa del Libro
- Follett Titlewave
- Howes Audio
- Juke! Entertainment
- Libri Gmbh
- Paper C
- Recorded Books Audio
- Vi-Da Global
- Zola Books
The landscape format of picture books with dimensions of 11 x 8.5 inches, the hardback format for picture books, or glossy interior paper for picture books restrict availability through these online resellers.