In short, it is!
It seems like a no brainer that you would be able to find a good book in any fine bookstore, right? It isn’t quite that simple. There are approximately ONE MILLION new titles published each year.
One. Million. Each. Year.
Can you imagine the stress that must put on the person responsible for ordering books in your local store? They have to balance that deluge of new books with the thousands of perennial titles that customers expect to always see in stock. To keep the doors open, they also have to choose titles that will actually sell! How can they possibly begin to make such a decision?
Most rely on pre-release buzz, best-selling author names, and publisher discounts. It is also a big plus if they can return any unsold books to the distributor. To be honest, that is exactly what I would do if I was stocking a brick and mortar store, but it makes it difficult for the smaller presses to get shelf space.
Fawkes Press isn’t even a blip on the radar of most bookstores. If they saw us, they’d probably think we were just a screen smudge. They don’t order our books because they don’t know we exist, and we don’t offer them huge discounts and liberal return policies.
How can we change that? With YOU! Simply go into your favorite book store (chain or indie) with information on the Fawkes Press title you would like to see them stock. Yes, it really is that easy! Ninety percent of the time they will order it for you. (In the other 10% of the time, they can, but choose not to.)
Indie stores can contact us directly for order help. We don’t care if you want one or one hundred copies, you deserve the same discount the big guys get. We can also make exceptions to our no-return policy for Indies.
All our titles are available through any bookstore. If you don’t see it on the shelf, just ask!