Print publishers get books in stores through marketing staff. They also provide essential editorial staff.
Llewellyn’s Acquisitions Editor Elysia Gallo provides invaluable input and champions my work. She’s very knowledgeable about both the magical/Pagan communities and about the publishing industry. Also she throws awesome author parties!
Taylor Ellwood put together the Immanion Press imprint Megalithica. He scours the magical communities for cutting edge work. The anthology system gives voice to new, advanced, and specific work from a huge variety of magicians. He’s supportive through the entire process.
If you get the chance to work with either of them, jump at it – and listen to them! They are successful and will help you be successful too.