Alterna Distribution

We are now accepting comic book and graphic novel product submissions.

Do you want to sell your product to both readers and comic shop retailers?

Would you like to be part of a non-exclusive distribution model that gives you flexibility and adaptability?

 

Is your comic or graphic novel finished, printed, and ready to be sold today?

 

Or -- is your comic close to completion and you're interested in using Alterna's Printing Partnership Program to get your single issue comic printed?

Alterna Distribution may be right for you.

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What we need:

  • Vendors provide us with a 60% discount and we will pay for the books within 14 days of delivery.

  • Books must arrive in new resellable condition. We'll only pay for what we can sell; make sure to ship securely.

  • Vendors are responsible for shipping costs.

  • Comics that use our Printing Partnership Program will receive a proportionate discount on printing in lieu of payment for books upon delivery.

  • We require 5 preview pages for each issue/book.

  • A spreadsheet for metadata (title, price, genre, etc.) will be provided to you upon submission approval.

  • Barcodes are not required but we do recommend them.

  • Front or back cover pricing, genre, and age rating are not required, but we do recommend their placement.

  • If your product is ready for sale, we require a sample copy of the printed book in order to ensure printing quality standards for customers and retailers.

  • If you are submitting a comic series, we only need one issue to be sent in to us.

  • This issue will serve as a representative of printing quality for the series as a whole.

  • If you are printing with Alterna's Printing Partnership Program, we do not require a printed sample.

What we do:

  • We will place a small initial order (20-100 copies) based on how many copies we believe we can sell.

  • When we have 10% of your initial order left, we'll contact you to place a reorder.

  • If a title sells through quickly, we may place a larger reorder to meet demand.

  • Your comic will be perpetually listed on our site as long as we have books in stock.

  • Products will be sorted and searchable by publisher, genre, age rating, and format.

  • Visit AlternaAccess.com for an example of what to expect from Alterna Distribution's site.

  • We sell to thousands and have access to a growing network of comic book retailers (currently 200+ retailers are on board).

  • Participating retailers will have their own directory page.

  • Retailers will receive their own unique discount code. No minimum orders required.

  • Comics are partially returnable for retailers. Retailers will receive trade-in credit for unsold titles that are older than 6 months but not older than 1 year. Credit value will be determined based on the condition of the book(s) upon reception.

  • Customers will be able to see which stores are stocking which titles. This will help vendors to direct potential readers to their local store(s) and it will help retailers make a sale on a title.

  • Titles being distributed through Alterna Distribution will not contain any Alterna branding or receive editorial suggestions.

  • All titles are welcome for submission.

 

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Fill out the form below, and if your product is completed and ready for sale, please mail one copy of each title to:

Alterna Distribution

PO Box 282

Newfields, NH 03856

Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for a response, good luck!

Product Submission Form (One Form Per Product)
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