Bookstore Consignment Agreement
For each title (not for each book) that remains filled on air, a storage fee of 20 $US is charged. For consignment purposes, we only keep books by authors or books relevant to our region. Please note that we have updated our consignment contract from January 2020. If you are interested in placing your books on the basis of shipping in the Galaxy Bookshop, please download the shipping package below for more details. You will find a complete list of conditions, consignment agreement and tips for success! First, be aware that bookstore owners and managers expect to be approached by authors on a daily basis. The best way to get in touch is to simply walk in and ask to talk to a manager and then introduce yourself as a local author. This is one of the times when your book is judged on its cover, so professional production is incredibly important. The manager will probably flip through your book and try to detect errors. If this is the test of the pru trique, your next step is simply to ask if the store would be ready to carry some of your books. Be sure to mention any important media appearances or anything that could, if possible, generate your book. Please download our transport contract in advance and read it and make sure it works for you before scheduling a meeting.
(Note: A meeting with a buyer does not guarantee that your book will be accepted as a warehouse).) The standard discount for bookstores is usually 40% of the selling price of your book. So, if your book is sold for 14.99 $US, you can deduct 40% of the price (6.00 $US), and the balance is what the store pays you for each book sold ($8.99). You may sometimes be asked to sell your books at 50% off retail, which is a standard discount level for other types of retailers such as souvenir shops, grocery stores, and restaurants. Over the years, I have openly expressed my opinion that bookstores are one of the worst places to sell books. Personally, I don`t spend time or effort selling bookstores. However, there are exceptions to any rule. It can be nice to be able to tell colleagues that your book is available at a local store.