CONSIGNMENT INFORMATION FOR SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS*
HideAway Books’ Consignment Policy
Congratulations on your new book! HideAway Books supports our local authors and is happy to provide a retail outlet for books published through non-traditional publishing sources. When your book is self-published, published by a company that HideAway Books does not already do business with, or is available only on a non-returnable basis, we will work directly with you to sell your book on consignment.
Our consignment program is an agreement between you, the author, and HideAway Books, to offer your book for sale in our store. By leaving your books with us, you agree to abide by the guidelines below:
When you leave your books on consignment with us, HideAway Books will:
Note: We will contact you at the end of your 6 month consignment period, but it is your responsibility to pick up any unsold books at that time. Any books left beyond the consignment period will be handled by HideAway Books (donated, or sold at a lower price). We will only pay you for books that are sold. Damaged or stolen items are your sole financial responsibility.
If you would like HideAway Books to carry your book on consignment, here’s what you must agree to do:
After your consignment term is over, if you wish to extend it for an additional six months there is another $15 fee.*
*Authors who have sold ten or more copies during the six month period will have the re-consignment fee waived.
Download HideAway Books consignment form at the bottom of this page.
Note: HideAway Books reserves the right to refuse any book proffered for consignment deemed unsuitable for sale in the store.
Tips for Marketing Your Book:
First of all, congratulations! We know what an enormous amount of dedication writing a book can take. Whether your book winds up on the shelves of HideAway Books or not, please know that we appreciate the effort, care and creativity that has brought you this far. Now for the hard part - getting it sold:
Here are just a few things to consider when thinking about marketing your book in our store - remember, we want all of your hard work to be rewarding, both for us and for you.
Is your book as perfect as possible? Spelling, grammar and typesetting count. If you are self-published, the company that prints your book may offer proofreading, or even a fair amount of editing, for a fee. Professional authors with the resources of an entire publishing house behind them have whole teams of people who do this for them. And readers are picky. If you are expecting your readers to pay as much for your book as they would pay for a book from a major publishing house, they are expecting a work of equal quality. Assemble your own team to make your book the best it can be. If there are errors in your book, readers are less likely to finish your book, recommend it to others, or read successive books.
In order to sell, your book should be priced at or below the cost of other books of its size and sort. It’s easy to see how your book compares by browsing your local bookstore. When you negotiate for the production of your book, be sure to take that into account, as well as the fact that you will have to pay at least the industry standard discount to stores who stock your book, and substantial sums for marketing so that readers can know your book is available. Do your math ahead of time so that you aren’t disappointed later!
Face it - people do judge books by their covers.
Thanks for your interest in HideAway Books!
Contact Heidi with any questions - 801-901-7320 or [email protected]
Download Our Consignment Form Below: