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Herman Husband
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First off, I am sure I am doing things bass ackward. I self-published a game we are on our second printing now. But 95% of our sales have been from our online store and a few online sites like Amazon. I am next to clueless on the process of securing/using a distributor. Any pitfalls/tips to consider when trying to select a distributor -- or should one be presently surprised if they have any interest in working with a self-published game that has only sold its first 2000 games? I contacted Alliance -- they wrote back: "You would want to submit a sample and pertinent information (sell sheet, cost, case count, purchase minimums."

So any thoughts?? Thanks!
 
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Paul Nowak
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You have paid retail for the last time.
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Michael Mindes wrote quite a bit about using distributors on his blog, very transparent with his experiences.
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Herman Husband
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I will take a look I also found another article on this subject that helped a bit.
 
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Herman Husband
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A distributor wanted to review our game! Now what...
 
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