If you’ve dreamed of seeing your book on the shelf beside King, Connelley, Grisham, Roberts, or any other bestselling author in your genre…
This is your opportunity!
Where budding authors and books come to grow!
What is it?
A unique bookstore with the power of a super marketing tool to drive up sales and exposure for independent and small press published books.
A fresh new way to discover emerging authors and their books by aligning them with their mainstream bestselling counterparts.
How does it work?
Our customized bookstore site uses the most sophisticated search and data analytics to drive traffic to our store from readers only looking to buy books. Once on our site, they can find YOUR book right beside the bestselling books in your genre. Readers don’t just read one book or one author! People who actually buy books are buyers of genres, not authors. Voracious readers out-read the pace any one author can write, which means they are always on the search for their next new favorite author. And that could be YOU, if only they could find your book.
We solve that problem!
How much can I earn on BiblioGarden?
BiblioGarden offers you higher royalties than Amazon on our direct sales channels. Our sales growth plans can also increase your existing Amazon sales with flexible purchase options for buyers. Amazon pays 40% Royalties for expanded distribution (most of all books sold by Amazon, except hardcover, are in this class). At BiblioGarden, we pay 75% royalties to the authors directly. There are no additional fees associated with your listing after your title setup and subscription fee.
We also offer buyers the option of buying directly from Amazon to allow you to capitalize on those wanting to save with their PRIME shipping. Although this may mean slightly smaller royalties on those sales, this boosts your book’s exposure, Amazon ranking (great way to become an Amazon Best Seller!), and increases your book’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization), making your book even easier to find by book buyers searching ANYWHERE on the web for books to buy in your genre!
How can BiblioGarden pay more than Amazon?
It’s simple! All BiblioGarden subscribing author’s titles are uploaded from the authors digitally (your Word or PDF files). Once a book is ordered, our exclusive printing professionals process a quality copy of your title and ship it directly to the customer. Since our warehousing, inventorying, marketing, and store are virtual, we don’t have the overhead or distribution expenses of companies like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others.
Explore Our Garden:
All plans (except Amazon Buzz only) include an initial feature placement within the first three months of being placed on the site in our “Blooming Books” New Releases site section. A rotational feature in the “Pick a Winner” Best Sellers and Awards section based on sales and honorariums awarded. Each title receives a listing including cover, summary/blurb, “About The Author” short bio, and reviews and star ratings displayed. All titles are searchable in our database by genre, title, ISBN, author name, and keyword search. They will also have inclusion in holiday and special sales promotions, gift card sales, and reader subscription choices.
Any subscription (including Amazon Buzz) is good for one print and one e-book version per title. Bookay discount pricing is available for authors with multiple titles and series.
Evergreen: Just like the flowers, this is a yearly recurring listing for only $134.55 plus a one-time setup fee of $40.
Seasonal: $38.12 every 3 months, SAVE 15% plus a one-time setup fee of $40.
Sprout: Get your book started to grow. Only $14.95/mo billed monthly plus a one-time setup fee of $40.
Amazon Buzz: ONLY $4.99/mo. Increase your Amazon sales! Raise your Amazon ranking! Your e-book and/or paperback book will be included in our searchable database by title, author, genre, keyword, and ISBN (print only) with a direct link to your book’s Amazon listing. Buyer’s will be able to view your BUZZ profile displaying your cover, title, pricing, and general book sales info. This will increase your book’s ability to be found from any search engine on the internet (SEO), which is the best way to convert searches to sales on your Amazon sales page. All sales are processed by Amazon, and you will receive the full royalty for any purchase made based on your Amazon distribution agreement (40% for extended distribution, etc.). Your account includes print and e-book listing per title. Your books will not be available through our direct sales channels with an Amazon Buzz only subscription.
The fine print:
There is a one-time setup fee of $40 for all titles (except Amazon Buzz Buy only). This includes your access for author direct login for wholesale ordering of print copies. All plan billing cycles will begin on the 31st day of your registration. This date will become your “pruning” date, and you will be billed monthly (30-day cycle), quarterly, or annually after that, depending on your plan choice. You may cancel your plan at any time; however, only annual plans will be pro-rated for a refund.
Why does it cost to be in BiblioGarden?
The reality is that marketing and technology are not free. If you want to put up a website to sell your book(s), invest in expert SEO to build high traffic to your site, pay for Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/Google/and YouTube ads, plus become or hire an analytics professional to ensure you’re putting your hard-earned dollars into the right places and reaching the right people, it could cost you upwards of $5,000.00 per month. Plus, it will take many months to gauge all the data and begin a laser point campaign. And that still is no guarantee that the visitors you get will buy anything. Plus, for each sale you do make you’ll still have to manage all of the shipping and servicing of the sales.
On BiblioGarden, you get all of this on a platform that combines the strength of the best technology, marketing, and alignment with the specific types of titles and genres that BUYERS are already looking for and at a price less than a cup of coffee a week!
PLUS, although we are proud techno-geeks, we’re also book experts. For over 20 years, we’ve written, published, and marketed books independently. We know the challenges, and that’s why we created BiblioGarden. A place for independent authors to grow their readership, sales, and income.
What if I'm already on Amazon?
If you are already on Amazon, this is the best and most affordable way to drive traffic to your book on Amazon. Amazon listed over 20,000 new releases a week for January 2022, and Amazon does not drive any traffic to any of those books without paid advertising or sponsored fees. BiblioGarden does not strive to replace Amazon; we are a conduit to increase author’s sales through every channel possible. Selling books directly through BiblioGarden does not affect your expanded distribution rules with Amazon or Ingram because BiblioGarden is not a distributor. We do not offer author copies for purchase or distribution under Amazon or Ingrams ISBNs and we do not sell wholesale to other retailers, libraries, or organizations. BiblioGarden is a registered affiliate with Amazon.com.
What about my ISBN? Do I need a new one?
You do not need to purchase an additional ISBN to sell your book on BiblioGarden, even if you have a FREE ISBN from another publishing company. As long as you are the copyright holder and/or the original content creator who has publishing rights within the USA, you can sell your book on BibioGarden with our FREE Book ID or with your Bowker registered ISBN. All of BiblioGarden’s books are assigned a book ID unique to each author and title. This is how we inventory your book, similar to the BN identifier assigned by Barnes & Noble to their Nook Books. This is not an ISBN and is only used by BiblioGarden for their use. You cannot print or sell your book with this identifier alone on any other platform or in stores online or brick and mortar. BiblioGarden does not offer distribution services for B2B sales.
What if I don't have an Amazon account?
If you do not have an Amazon account, we can set one up for you with your files. There is no charge for this with a one-year “Perennial” subscription. BiblioGarden is a registered affiliate with Amazon.com.
What if I have multiple book titles or a series I want to list?
Prolific authors and series are great sellers, so we reward them! Our Bookay special deals are made just for you! Please contact us for extra special pricing if you have more than ten titles. All authors listing three to nine titles will receive an additional 10% discount off any Perennial subscription and 5% for each title for Seasonal or Sprout subscriptions. Sorry, but no volume discounts can be applied to Amazon Buzz subscriptions.
Who owns the rights to my BiblioGarden books?
The author ALWAYS retains all rights to the content and ownership of their books with BiblioGarden. We do not sell books without an active subscription by the author or legal owner of the copyright through our direct sales channel. Your files are stored encrypted on our secure cloud server during your subscription and purged from our system within 90 days of your cancellation or lapse of your subscription. Amazon Buzz accounts are stored and serviced by Amazon. BiblioGarden is a registered affiliate with Amazon.com.