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We get many requests to carry books from both self-published and traditionally published authors. Here’s a run-down of the commonly requested info. Please take a careful read of our submission guidelines and send us information about your book in the form below.
We try to support as many authors as we can.  That said, we simply don’t have room to carry every book we’d like.  With so many self-publishing resources available these days we get numerous emails each week from authors interested in having us carry their books.  Those authors living in or with strong ties to the immediate area are in the most demand and are more likely to be a good fit here.  It also depends on the genre.  Some genres simply aren’t in as much demand here as they are elsewhere, we have to take this into consideration.
We only have so much shelf space available in the store, and as such, we have developed a set of requirements that all books taken on consignment must meet. We appreciate you honoring our request not to receive submissions for books that do not meet all of the listed criteria.
  • The book must be by a local author or of local relevance. Non-local authors will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but only if the book is of local interest.  
  • The book must have been published in the last two years
  • The book must be professionally bound. The author’s name and the title must be printed legibly on the spine. Spiral-bound books will not be accepted.
  • The book must have an ISBN and barcode.
  • The price must be appropriate for the size and type of book.
  • We will not order non-returnable, low-discount, or print-on-demand titles.
  • We will not pay to ship.
  • If your book is taken on consignment, we will initially take two signed copies for a six-month period and may order more during that time if necessary.
  • All of our consignments operate on a standard 60/40 split. Payment will be issued for any books sold in that six-month period. We will only pay for books that have sold. Any stolen or damaged merchandise is the responsibility of the consignor.
  • At the end of the initial consignment term, we will determine whether to renew your contract. If we choose to renew, we will continue to order signed copies through you. If we do not wish to renew, unsold copies will need to be picked up or paid for by the author to be shipped. Any copies not picked up after six weeks following notification of termination of the consignment agreement will become the property of Howling Basset Books for us to donate at our discretion.
  • As a part of the consignment agreement, authors agree to link to Howling Basset Books on their website, blog, social media sites, and other online platforms.
  • Marketing is the responsibility of the consignor. Letting friends and family know that they can purchase the book at Howling Basset Books is a big part of creating a successful consignment.
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