Thank you for considering our small Children's bookstore for placement of your book. Because we are approached so many times each week by authors hoping we will sell their books, it has become necessary to develop a written policy so that all expectations are clear.
Technology has made publishing easier, often without traditional professional editing, proofreading and evaluation of marketing and distribution. Consequently, the number of books we are asked to consider for our shelves has risen dramatically. No bookstore can carry every published title, whether from a major publisher’s list or self-published by a local author.
Many factors influence a bookseller’s decision; of the most importance is whether the book will sell at this store to our customers. As with all books, when deciding whether or not to stock, we consider the subject, production quality, retail price and discount available from our sources.
We are asked to review many books each year. We decline many books, including those by well-known and award-winning writers if we determine that they are not a good match for our store. We have only a limited amount of space and must devote that to books we feel will sell to our customers.
It is never a pleasant task to decline when dealing directly with an author rather than simply reviewing a catalog.
Due to the increasing volume of requests and the time involved to properly review books, it has become necessary for us to adopt the following policy. Please do not be offended by what you might consider its impersonality.
In order to determine a book’s potential success in our store, our buyer must receive a written presentation via e-mail including what is being proposed (a book signing, stocking the book, etc.) Only books submitted via an e-mail presentation/ proposal will be eligible for review. If you come to the store first, a decision will not be made at the time of your visit.
If you do not hear back from us within two weeks, it unfortunately means we have decided to decline your request.
Due to the economics of carrying and selling books by independent authors, if it is determined the book is a good fit for our store; it is our policy to take such books on consignment.
If we decide to carry your book, we will ask you to sign a contract that includes the following terms:
Thank you for your interest in The Yellow Door Bookstore and best of luck with your book.
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