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Welcome to Distributebooks.com, the premier source to expand your transcendental book distribution in service of Srila Prabhupada.
Take a look around, learn cutting-edge strategies, gain insight from veteran devotees, and drop us a note with your thoughts – we’d love to hear from you!

Why should you read Our Family Business?

1. Master “the Four Laws of Book Distribution”
2. Learn powerful techniques for success, developed over decades
3. Become inspired by reliving the Hare Krishna early days
4. Absorb timeless wisdom from Sankirtan legends

And much more! Buy “Our Family Business” today.

Our Family Business: Great Cause from Vaisesika Dasa on Vimeo.

In this very readable book, Vaisesika Dasa discusses why we should join the family business of distributing transcendental knowledge through the written word.

It has been highly praised by ISKCON leaders including Jayapataka Swami, Giriraj Swami, Indradyumna Swami and many more as a must-read for all devotees, not just book distributors.

“The work covers its subject so thoroughly and deeply, that it simultaneously serves as a superb instructional manual for Krishna Bhakti itself,” writes Ravindra Svarupa Das in his forward. “Even if book distribution is not your primary service, you will still find yourself enlightened, encouraged and enlivened by reading and re-reading Our Family Business.”

Vaisesika himself, in his introduction, adds: “Experts, newcomers, well-wishers, and retirees in need of a refresher course – all will find something in this book to inspire them. Finally, this book is meant to give a fresh and favorable second look at distributing books for those who, for whatever reason, now think of it disparagingly.”

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Vaisesika Das on Staying Safe and Sane During A Pandemic

By |May 22nd, 2020|

This is a recent article written by Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News. Original link here.  With most ISKCON temples around the world now closed except to residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and most devotees staying at home under “shelter-in-place” orders, day-to-day life can be a challenge. In these times, it can be good to [...]

Sankirtan Legends – Gita Govinda Devi Dasi

By |May 12th, 2020|

This is GITA GOVINDA DEVI mataji from Japan. In the 80's and 90's she was one of the top three book distributors in the world. Altogether she sold over half a million books and magazines. On the streets, putting them into the hands of people, in exchange for their willing donations. When asked about her [...]

Bhaktivinoda Thakura Book Distribution Marathon!

By |May 7th, 2020|

Happy Narasimha Caturdashi everyone! For the pleasure of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, we are pleased to announce the Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Book Distribution Marathon. It's Lockdown Sankirtan! It starts today, Nrsimha Caturdasi, and ends on June 20th, the divine disappearance day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura made a great effort [...]

Book distribution: Bombing-raid or invasion?

By |May 7th, 2020|

This is a guest post by Caitanya Chandra Dasa. Read more of his writing at www.gettingthemercy.com. Sometimes, sankirtana devotees may somehow develop an elitist mentality, that gives others the message that book distribution is the best service, that everybody else is in maya, etc. This is not just offensive, but also counterproductive, since it creates [...]

Ten Reasons that Srila Prabhupada’s books are meant for everyone

By |April 28th, 2020|

Everyone benefits! In my 50 years of studying and lecturing on subjects contained in the translations and purports of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in over sixty volumes of books, I am often thinking whether the target market is as large as I wish it to be. Perhaps the verses and quotations in Sanskrit and Bengali [...]

Cultivating Relationships

By |April 23rd, 2020|

Here is a summary of a class given at the Rishikesh Kirtan Fest 2020, about the importance of distributing books, cultivating relationships, and staying connected with people after the program ends. This material world is an ocean of misery. The Hare Krishna movement is a boat, headed back home, back to Godhead. We pull people [...]

Door to Door

From Lord Nityananda to Srila Prabhupada and beyond, Vaisnavas have a long tradition of door to door distribution.

Advantages of Door to Door

With a captive audience and great potential to build relationships, visiting people in their homes will always be a powerful way to distribute books.

Monthly Sankirtan

A fun and exciting way to get everyone involved in book distribution!

Monthly Sankirtan Festivals can happen everywhere

As many temples now have fewer temple devotees and more congregational members, this strategy encourages the masses to participate. Even those who can’t go out for book distribution directly can help by offering service or donating Laxmi for the cause.

Smart Box

Automate and scale your book distribution with Smart Boxes all over town!

A Smart Box is a box which is “smart.”

Anyone can be involved in this effort as the time and skills required are minimal. If someone is shy on approaching stores, etc. they can help monitor the boxes, collect funds regularly, or help order and assemble the boxes.

Smart Table

Smart tables allow book distributors to display a variety of books to the general public

Smart tables are very effective

Smart tables are very effective way to distribute books at festivals, parties, and consumer shows. Smart table allows distributor to display a huge assortment of books to the public.  There is always a book that will be suitable for the viewer.

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