Right after I signed the contract with Dorrance, I received a good offer from Sky Horse Publishing. They were keen on getting this book into home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes. Great idea! This is a how-to book, and where do people go to get all the tools and materials for their projects?!

(1) Apply for a “new product submission” for Home Depot.

(2) Send a letter to Lowes to see if they would like to put this book in their stores:

Lowe’s Merchandising Office
P.O. Box 1000
Mooresville, NC 28117
Attention: Merchandiser of Books

I can tell them I’d be happy to visit their local/regional stores for book signings. (I have spent most of my disposable income in hardware stores for the last 20 years.)  Or contact the stores directly to tell them about 1001 Energy Tips.

(3) Walmart has a large selection of books like this. Their process begins with an application to the Walmart Marketplace.