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One thing I've learned is this: bookstores aren't the only place to visit when you've got a new book to sell. And if you want your book to stand apart from other books on a crowded shelf, it's worth it to investigate other places where the shelves aren't completely packed with other books.
Here is a list of places to sell your book beyond bookstores. (A good part of this list was taken from one that was compiled by Lake Boggan, a great book marketer, who passed my first cookbook Local Vegetarian Cooking to Timber Press who helped me revise and update it.
- Gift and specialty stores
- Yacht clubs
- Book clubs
- Gardening stores
- Speaking engagements
- Writing workshops
- Author Web sites and blogs
- Fundraising (for every book sold $5 goes to . . .)
- Bulk (mass merchandise stores like Costco and Target)
- Friends and family
- Corporate sales
- Professional societies
- Farm stores
- Tourist venues
Feel free to add any other suggestions to my list.