We connect your books to more than 40,000 channels both at national as well as international level so as to provide maximum visibility of your paperback copies and hence increase penetration. We not only work towards making your title a bestseller but also create a strong author brand by simultaneous percolation. Our global network covers Independent Bookstores, Libraries, Universities, Chain stores, eBook retailers and online stores.

Our collaboration with channel partners who facilitate the sales at individual locations help us in printing the books regionally (wherever printers are available) and ship them to readers within a short time. This way we are able to reach the worldwide audience without undergoing hassles of signing multiple contracts with local printers, realigning files, paying high set-up and shipping costs or taking longer time for shipment.

How does this work?

Step I

Once your book is published with us, we send out our catalogue of releases to the curators for accepting the titles to be placed in the bookstores. This is the second phase of selection post the first one where we decide to go ahead with publishing your book with us.

Step II

If your book is selected, we get an intimation of the same within 15 -30 days from the date of the title going live and we facilitate further processes of providing the files, issuing separate ISBNs and freezing the listed price. We also intimate the author that his or her book has been selected for store distribution.

Step III

The process is then taken care of, by our channel partners who start displaying your titles to the retail network and stores across the globe at a wholesale price discount of 50 - 55% of the listed price. This takes around 15 - 20 working days' time. For certain national chain of stores, there is a separate set-up cost which we have negotiated to a low rate to facilitate guaranteed book placement and author branding. We intimate the authors in such nations individually to take a call on their bookstore distribution and corresponding branding.

Step IV

Once your book is purchased by the stores for placement on their shelves or for their individual eCommerce distribution, the transaction is recorded as a sale in the accounts which is notified to the channel partner who informs us the details of sales within 15 days from the end of the previous month and we update the records simultaneously in the Author's Earnings Dashboard.

How to place your book with the channel partners even if the curators have not selected the title for placement?

To promote all our published titles and to make sure each copy reaches the stores, we have aligned worked out for shelf spaces and have handpicked bookstores to provide guaranteed placement of the books. 

How to activate bookstore distribution?

Once your book is made live on e-commerce platforms, wait for our intimation to let you know if your title has been selected for bookstore distribution. In case your title is not taken up for distribution by the curators you may activate your own bookstore distribution for the respective title by paying the activation fee of 50USD per title via Paypal "Pay Now" button below. If you wish to pay in any other currency you may write to us at publishing@ukiyoto.com so that we can send you the payment link in your respective currency.

Write to us for any clarifications anytime at publishing@ukiyoto.com

50USD

Timelines post activation:

Books are sent to the stores on a monthly basis at the end of each month

The display of the books show up once they are sampled and then placed either at the store or the online portal of the store which takes further one month

List of Bookstores for Distribution

Country
Name of Partner or Store
Australia
Derek Prince Ministries Inc
Australia
DLS
Australia
Dymocks Indooroopily
Australia
Dymocks Melbourne
Australia
EG Books
Australia
Fishpond
Australia
Holistic Page
Australia
INTEXT
Australia
James Bennett
Australia
Julian Woods Booksellers
Australia
Management Books (AIM)
Australia
Mary Who
Australia
Medical Book Centre
Australia
Media Mall
Australia
Mercury Retail Ltd (The Nile)
Australia
ML Medical Books
Australia
Pages and Pages
Australia
Portland Booksellers
Australia
Peter Pal
Australia
Pure Pilates
Australia
Readings
Australia
Reader's Comp
Australia
The Bookhaven
Australia
Total Library Solutions
Australia
University Books
Australia
UNSW Books
Australia
Westbooks
Australia
Zookal
India
Crosswords
United States & Canada
Barnes & Nobles
United States & Canada
Amazon Extended Distribution
United States & Canada
Ingram
United States & Canada
NACSCORP
United States & Canada
Expresso Book Machine
Brazil
Amazon Brazil Extended Distribution
Brazil
Submarino
Brazil
Estante Virtual
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
AdLibris AB
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Agapea
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Amazon EU Sarl
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
American Book Centre
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Aphrohead
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Bertram Books
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Booktopia
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Blackwell
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Books and Periodicals Agency
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Books Express
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Book Depository Ltd
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Coutts Information Services
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Designarta Books
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Eden Interactive Ltd.
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Foyles
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Fishpond World
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Gardners Books
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Landabooks
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Langham Partnership (UK & Ireland)
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Largeprintbookshop
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Mallory International
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Paperbackshop Ltd.
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
SellerEngine
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Software Inc
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Superbookdeals
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Trust Media Distribution (Former STL)
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
The Book Community Ltd.
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
The Book Depository
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
The Ultimate Company (UK)
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
W & G Foyle
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Waterstones
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
Wrap Distribution
United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain
CLC Wholesale
Australia
ALS
Australia
Books for Cooks
Australia
Bookoccino
Australia
Booksources Online
Australia
Campion (Landmark)
Australia
Campus Bookshop Griffith Uni
Australia
CO INFO
Australia
Co-Op
Australia
David Pawson Ministries