No two books are the same, and so the distribution process is different each time. That said, every book follows a similar path.
Here are the key steps:
Create a new book on Tablo — from scratch or by importing your writing.
Write, edit and format your book in our book creation tool.
Review a proof. This happens on Tablo.com. You’ll see all the pages in your book, laid out how they will be when the book is printed.
Complete our publish survey. This is when we ask you for all the details about your book that we need — such as the author bio, book description and prices.
Tablo prepares your files for print and sets up your title for distribution.
In 2-3 weeks your title will begin to appear with online retailers and to Ingram's wholesale distribution network.
Retailers place orders with Ingram for your book.
Ingram prints the books as the orders happen, and sends them to the retailer.
The retailer receives the books.
Retailers make payment on their orders, and your earnings are added to your Sales & Royalties on Tablo.com.