Distribution, Marketing & Promotion

Distribution of printed books
Our printed books can be purchased in bookstores around the world. For the Netherlands and adjacent countries customers can order directly at our bookshop. Alternatively our books can be ordered in any regular bookshop. Apart from our own bookshop our books are distributed by the Centraal Boekhuis (for The Netherlands and Belgium).

Internationally our books are distributed to all main bookstores by our partner Oxbow books. We keep stock in the UK and US to ship to customers, booksellers and libraries around the world, including the largest internet booksellers such as Amazon and Bol.

Distribution of e-books
In addition to printed books Sidestone books are also available as e-books in a variety of formats (incl. PDF, ePUB, Kindl) and can be purchased in all major e-bookstores/platforms around the world (incl. Amazon Kindl, Apple I-store, Google, etc.). Based on the technical properties of the books some formats may be more suitable than others, therefore decisions on what formats a book will be available in are made on a book-to-book basis.

Apart from the consumer market Sidestone e-books are also available on several platforms that directly supply University Libraries around the world, such as Ebrary and Dawson Books. Through these platforms libraries can directly access our e-books and make them available to their users.

In total our e-books are available in over 95 different bookstores/platforms around the world. In addition we also allow free access to our books on the Sidestone.com.

We employ a variety ways of promoting our books. Of course we use Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter to promote our new titles. Our books are also included in our printed catalogues that are send to thousands of libraries/institutes and individual scholars around the world. In addition most or our books are also included in the catalogues of our distribution partner Oxbow Books.

For each title we send out review copies to a selection of journals and relevant media. When appropriate we also send out press-releases to relevant media.

Prior to publishing the book we supply the author with information leaflets (PDF and/or printed) that he/she can distribute to colleagues and other interested parties. Apart from general information about the forthcoming book the leaflet also contains an order form allowing people to pre-order the book for a reduced introduction price.

All our new books are promoted to hundreds of ‘followers’ and ‘friends’ on Twitter and Facebook.

We always discuss our marketing and promotion activities with our authors to make sure that everything we do is in accordance to their wishes. Additionally we explore on a book-to-book basis what other promotional activities can be employed, such as contacting specific journals, newsletters, media or assist in organising a formal book presentation.

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