Stepping Stone, November 2009

Karin Kallmaker Book News, Stepping Stone

Muse: “Stepping Stone — the book about the Hollywood producer whose ex used and dumped her to get a big part, so she’ll never trust an actress again, then one falls in her lap, then the ex shows up all sorry I was a fool, sort of All About Eve meets Singin’ in the Rain? That book?”

Why does Amazon take so long to ship out your new books?

Karin Kallmaker Bella Books, Book News, Business of Books

mazon gets their books from a wholesaler, who gets them from Bella Distribution. Generally, all books ship out on pallets to wholesalers and distributors 2-3 weeks prior to the release date, after they are released by the printer. The time it takes for those wholesalers to inventory, unpack, re-pick, pack and ship books out to their clients (booksellers and others) can take anywhere between 7-10 days (generally).