Join Our Team as our Book Distribution Specialist
Do you have insider experience and knowledge about the book publishing industry and selling books to bookstores? Are you an outgoing and friendly problem solver who gets excited about helping others succeed? And, most importantly, are you looking for a role where you have a lot of freedom to create your day while also playing a critical part in the success of our clients?
If you’ve answered yes to those three questions, please keep reading.
We are Book Launchers. We help entrepreneurs and professionals write, publish, and sell non-fiction books. Our goal isn’t just to help our clients get a book published. We want to help our clients create a great book that achieves their business goals. For some of our clients, getting their book on the shelves of specific stores is critical to that strategy. We’ve had success getting book store distribution for some of our clients but it takes a massive amount of effort and we want to find a more effective and efficient (And consistent!) solution. That’s where you’d come in.
Uncovering interesting and alternative opportunities to sell the book to the ideal reader will be a bonus.
We have brilliant folks on our team that you’ll work alongside to help our clients succeed. We have people on our team who book our clients on podcasts, get them speaking engagements, media attention, and even pursue bulk book deals. Now we are looking for a problem solver to help us secure shelf space for our client’s self-published books at bookstores around North America (and sometimes internationally).
If you know the book business, you’ll understand the challenge we face. It’s not small, and we need someone who is persistent, ready to hustle and help us create some fantastic success stories for the fantastic folks who have chosen to work with us on their book publishing project.
This role would begin as a contract position. If we can get excellent results working together and employment is preferred over a contract job, we would be happy to have that conversation with you. The most important thing to us is getting the right people on our team.
To apply, please let us know what your favorite show streaming or on TV right now is, and why. And, please include a cover letter and resume.
What is your role?
Work alongside our Book Marketing Manager to get bookstore and library distribution for our clients books. Additionally, you’ll be working to uncover opportunities for some books to be used in colleges, tradeschools, and university curriculums.
Book Launchers helps entrepreneurs and professionals publish high quality non-fiction books. But, this is not a traditional publishing company. Our authors retain all control and ownership over the content and keep all royalties. We provide the team and the guidance to help our authors not only write and publish, but also to achieve their business objectives through their book. It’s not just about selling books (although we help guide them through how to sell books too!). It’s about using a book to build a business, boost a brand, become a recognized expert all while sharing valuable expertise and experience with others.
As a direct report to the Book Marketing Manager, you will be involved in every book launch. You’ll be an important part of our driving force behind our mission to be the choice for book publishing, not the alternative.
Specific Tasks Include:
- Create an approach for gaining bookstore and library distribution for all books. Find an efficient, effective, and consistent way we can get most books some offline distribution.
- Build and Maintain a Database of Contacts – everyone from bookstore managers to library and university contacts should be built and maintained. Bonus if you begin building a relationship with these key decision makers on behalf of Book Launchers.
- Persistently and politely pitch our clients to begin uncovering more distribution options for our clients. Get creative – of course book stores are first, but what other kinds of stores should carry our client’s books? Ron Neitzel’s book is in Garden Stores. Mark Lindholm’s book is carried by other chiropractors. Here’s a list of books we’ve worked on – take a look and get creative with what you could do for them.
- People and Process Leadership – apply and keep up to date company process systems throughout our organization so every person knows what their outcomes are, what they are accountable for and what their scoreboard is (outcome, accountability, and transparency).
- Attend and assess opportunities at various book fairs (optional).
You will enjoy a lot of freedom to create and control your day in this job, but please don’t think this job will be easy. We are a very lean team managing a growing roster of book projects in progress and in promotion. And, you’ll be one person doing this for all our clients. But, in this role you’ll learn a lot about book promotion and book publishing, and can easily uncover areas where you can expand your role with the company if you want to do that.
If this sounds like a perfect fit for you then you’re obviously someone special so we want to tell you why we’re worthy of your greatness.
Here’s the deal:
While most of the key members of the Book Launchers team are based in and around Los Angeles, the team works remotely. Why battle traffic if you don’t have it?
What unites us is a passion for quality and our clients success. Book Launchers founder Julie Broad started the company with author’s success in mind. She is a Top 20 under 40 award winning entrepreneur, an award winning Amazon Overall #1 bestselling author (her first self-published niche non-fiction book actually topped the charts of all the millions of books sold in Canada on Amazon for 36 hours and was in the Top 100 print books sold for 45 days!), and she’s a recognized expert on self-publishing, branding and marketing (Book Launchers YouTube channel has more than 10,000 subscribers – and is definitely worth watching to get a feel for the company).
Most importantly, we’re growing and learning everyday so working here is a fun adventure. If you want to know more about what we offer (including our health benefits, vacation policy and profit sharing) and how to apply, please read all of the information here. That page is also where you will apply.
This position will begin as a project based contractor position, but if successful in those contracts, we’d be very interested in bringing you onto our team in a part time or full time capacity.
If this doesn’t sound right for you, but you know someone who would be perfect for this position, please pass it along and make sure we know who to thank if we hire them. 🙂