First of all, what is expanded distribution? It is a service provided by Amazon to a select group of paperback authors. If your paperback meets the eligibility criteria of trim size and paper type, then you can opt into the programme. What it does is make your book available to distributors, like Ingram, who send it to book stores, libraries and academic institutions. That sounds great, but what are the pros and cons?
The first pro is the wide distribution of your book. This gives you a bigger presence, online and in the physical world.
The second pro is boosted sales. With more people seeing your book, you should enjoy bigger sales’ numbers.
A con is that your percent cut of sales is diminished to 40%, as opposed to 60%. That is because distributors also need their cut.
Finally, the last con is the delay in reporting and royalty payments. This is due to the fact that it takes a lot of effort to track down sales all over the United States and the World.
So, there you have the pros and cons. I hope you enjoyed this piece.