If you've never worked in a bookstore or for a retailer and noticed what happens to magazines and books, then this might come as a shock. When they are "returned" to the publisher, the covers removed from the books/magazines and shipped in place of shipping the whole book. Stores don't do this for all books.… Continue reading Why Do Stores Tear Off Book Covers?
This post is USA orientated. I have no first-hand knowledge of UK, CA, AU practices on this subject. Let's go ahead and draw a distinction between a store like Books A Million (BAM) being able to order your books for a customer and being able and willing to order copies to sit on a shelf… Continue reading Stocking Shelves—Getting Your Book into Brick and Mortar Stores