Octavo offers a full sales and distribution service for small presses and independent authors. You don’t have to have published with Octavo to take advantage of these services.
We offer global distribute for print and eBooks – your book will be available to all wholesalers, bookshops and libraries. EBooks are distributed to over 250+ online retailers and library suppliers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sales and Distribution
How do I get paid?
Payment for both ebook and print titles is made quarterly either directly into your bank account or via Paypal.
How do I know what my sales are?
You will be able to monitor your sales via the publishing portal. This area will give you the complete picture by title and by retailer.
Can I use your Sales & Distribution service even if you didn't publish my books?
Yes, we can offer third party Sales & Distribution to small press and authors who have already published. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
How much do you charge for Sales & Distribution?
We charge 25% of net receipts for both print and ebooks. This includes worldwide distribution via MDL or Ingrams plus enhanced Neilsen listing. Your title information sheet (AI) will be distributed to all UK wholesalers and retail buyers. Samples will be made available as required.
Will my book be available in book shops?
Yes, your title will be available to order by all book shops.
Will my book be available in libraries?
Yes, your book will be available for libraries to order.