Ideal Product-What Are We Looking For?
Listed below are some of the selection
criteria which we use. (While we often select titles that don’t
include all of these elements, this list provides some basic
non-fiction and selected children’s & young adult book
titles and non-theatrical DVD titles. (We do not stock
poetry titles or novels.)
copyright date. (A must for most of our large customers.)
Ideally, we like to hear about a new title 120 days before it
comes off the press. However, final copies are always welcome
- Includes an index and table of
- Title: for books, should be the
same on cover, spine, and title page. For DVD or CD-ROM
should be the same on sleeve and disk.
- Readily accessible information.
- No "fill in the blanks" or tear
out page workbooks.
a sample copy or galley proofs prior to official publication
|6) Product has not been exposed to the library market.
|7) Vendor/Publisher/Producer's primary market is outside of the library
coverage "fills a gap"; title is clearly differentiated from
others in the field.
|9) The cover
and title effectively and clearly convey the product's purpose
at a glance. The product may have a cover that is black & white
or four-color and draws the end user's attention.
Binding or Packaging is durable
and cannot be easily damaged.
Product is freestanding – not including or
necessitating accompanying material, i.e., booklet, DVD, etc.
must be able to grant public performance rights for the U.S. and
Canada on all DVD products carried or represented by QBI.
Note: In the event that we decline to stock a title,
we are not implying that it is unsuitable for libraries, only that
the title doesn’t fit our line or selling methods. Occasionally we
will turn down a very good title simply because we already have a
considerable amount of material on the same subject. If we say no,
don't be discouraged! Keep sending us future titles!
to Submit Your Product
1) Submit a
review copy along with our
Distribution Information Form
Adobe Acrobat Reader).
If prepublication, we will accept galley proofs. Send to
the attention of the Title Selection Committee.
To obtain a Distribution Agreement please contact the
Publisher Relations Departments at
or call 815-732-4450.
a signed copy of the DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT. No titles will
be accepted without a signed distribution agreement.
copies of the INFORMATION FORM for future use. (Please keep
us informed of all new and future titles.)
NOTE FOR DVD ONLY: The Distribution Agreement contains
Public Performance Rights Agreement which must be executed!
|1) If our Title
Selection committee selects your title, we will call you
or send you a consignment order for an initial stock quantity.
At that time we will request cover images and annotations for
use by our sales professionals. Do not send images and
annotations until we have given you an order!
|3) Titles we
stock usually have a shelf life of 12 or 18 months. However,
there are exceptions to this.