Every so often, I spend some time browsing the local book stores (Usually the larger chain stores) and I constantly come across a number of books in all of them (the same ones I mean). Now, The Authors are not well known and the books are nothing outstanding or original (Which I mean with respect and not negatively towards the book or the writer itself), so I have to ask... Where are the publishers that make this possible? After spending 3 days searching for a publisher for my book, this is my result. 1) Sub-par self-publish websites. 2) Semi-self publish companies that makes no real commitments or promises. 3) Major publishers that only seem to deal with famous non-writers who have books. Where am I going wrong and am I missing some vital stage in the publishing system? Because I seem entirely unable to find an option/company where anything I write will even be within 5 miles of ANY store (based on the companies I've found so far). The goal is to have my book(s) in atleast some of the major stores, so ofcourse I would like to know where I can even make this a possibility. Thankyou.