Resources for bookshops

Resources for booksellers and bookshops

Tips for self-publishing authors
We've put together a guide for self-published authors who approach bookshops for advice. Feel free to direct authors to this guide or print and distribute in-store.
Download the promotion guide for self-published authors.

Bookshops report that self-published authors often don't provide invoices with their stock, making payment difficult. Use our guide to invoicing  - it also includes a template for creating invoices.
Download the guide and template

IndieBound is a community-based movement that supports local, independent bookshops by providing professionally-developed marketing campaigns and messages. Learn about how it works.

READ branded marketing collateral
Order marketing materials for your store - you can order a range of bags at very competitive prices as well as booksellers recommend stickers.

Order form for White and Brown READ Paper Bags 

Order form for EAT SLEEP READ White Carry Bags with Handles

Order form for READ Reusable Black Carry Bags with Handles 

Order READ branded stickers for your bookshop.



Like a Pub Crawl for Books: the new Book Wellington Map

Have you ever visited 18 bookstores in a day? On Tuesday, The Read set out to visit every store represented on the new Book Wellington Map illustrated by FitzBeck, the creative team behind the best-selling Wellington Book. The new map is a Booklover’s guide to the capital and features an eclectic mix of 18 stores from Weta Cave in Miramar, to second hand specialists like Arty Bees, The Ferret Bookstore and Pegasus in the Cuba Quarter, right down to the small but perfectly formed Vic Books Pipitea. 

Imprints, publishers & their distributors

Below is a list of imprints, publishers, and distributors, provided as a resource for our members.

This list is a work-in-progress. Please email corrections or additional imprints to