How to Become an SPD Publisher

    1. Please read both the Publisher Handbook and the information provided on the Acquisition Page about the focus and policies of SPD. We are always happy to look at titles by new literary publishers; however, we are not able to accommodate all of the qualified presses who apply for distribution. Please note on your application if you'd like to be considered for the SPD Fellowship.  


    2. Click the button for our online publisher acquisitions questionnaire. You will be asked to upload PDFs of your publications. It is not necessary to send copies of books to SPD unless we request it.

     3. You can contact if you have any questions about the questionnaire or to check on the progress of your application. 

    **NOTE that SPD publishers pay Publisher Account Dues (currently $75 per quarter), an Amazon/Ingram Shipping Surcharge (currently $15 per quarter), and a modest one-time "new titles" fee (currently $35 per title) that goes toward the costs of creating web pages, data streams, and inventory space in our warehouse for each new title. These fees are generally deducted from earned income of the press rather than billed separately.**


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