August 2005, V4#8: Marketing Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

A correctly applied for and used ISBN can lead to more sales and easier distribution.  Having an ISBN adds your book to the “Books in Print” series.  Most major online booksellers use this as their database.  This is also how most bookstores check on availability for special orders.

June 2003, V2#6: Define Sunday, Jan 11 2009 

Drop Ship: The seller of the product doesn’t actually have the inventory. The order is forwarded to the author minus a sales commission. The author maintains all book inventory and controls shipment.

February 2003, V2#2: Marketing Friday, Jan 9 2009 

Don’t overlook selling your books to bookstores – especially if you’ve built in a wholesale price.  Most bookstores (both chain and independent) have a local interest section.  Contact all bookstores (don’t overlook the “biggies” like Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, etc.) by phone to set up an appointment.  Arrive on time, with either an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) as an example or the actual book in hand.  Best of luck!