Information for Local and Self-Published Authors For emerging authors hoping to get their books in the store, please read the following guidelines regarding our policies.
We would like to speak with you regarding your work and the best way to market it, however, because we are in a retail environment appointments MUST be made in advance. We will be unable to speak with you without an appointment. Request an appointment by email.
Prior to the meeting, please review all information below.
Complete and return the attached Consignment Registration Form with the applicable fee (see below).
Self-published books are taken on a consignment basis only until a proven sales record is established.
Wholesale and retail costs of the book will be established upon acceptance of the book. Typical mark-up from wholesale is 40 percent.
The Bookworm will stock the title for six months, reordering when necessary.
Authors MUST link to The Bookworm’s online product listing page from their own web site(s).
If the book sells within the allotted six-month time period, payment will be made.
If any or all of the initial order does not sell, the author will be notified and the books may be picked up in person at The Bookworm. The returned books also may be shipped via USPS Priority Mail at the author's expense.
What’s included in your $30 consignment fee?
The required handling fee for consignment is $30, which includes everything in our Letter Package, and is payable by check, cash or credit card once the book is accepted on consignment.
The fee directly covers promotional costs that traditional publishers enjoy at our store.
The Bookworm will add your book to our website as a searchable title by hundreds of indie bookstores.
The Bookworm will add the title to our “Colorado Books & Authors” webpage.
The Bookworm will face-out the book in an appropriate section within the store.
For an additional fee, comprehensive consignment package options are available on our website (see below).
Tips for a successful consignment
Encourage your friends, family and other contacts to purchase your book at our store or through our web site.
Contact local media and mailing lists to let them know that the book is available at The Bookworm.
Send out press releases, review copies and other promotional materials to local and regional news agencies.
Get involved with book clubs, libraries and other community organizations.
Get creative! Greater success comes from a wide array of author-coordinated promotion.
See our consignment package options for hosting an event to promote a book that is brand new to our store (see below).
You can also use a service called IndieReader In-Store, which you can learn more about here. IndieReader In-Store reviews and catalogs your book as part of a branded collection on Edelweiss, an online catalog service, a social network platform for industry professionals and an interactive research tool for librarians, bloggers and reviewers.