Want your book in Brick & Mortar Books?
Option 1: Is your book published and available through traditional wholesalers like Ingram or Baker & Taylor? If so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know the title, ISBN, genre, any publicity you are doing, and a short paragraph about why your book would sell in our store. If we feel that your book will be a hit with our clientele we will order directly through one of our wholesalers. If you are published through CreateSpace please go to option #2.
-Brick & Mortar Books is proud to support authors in our community through our consignment program. Currently we are defining our community as King County, Washington.
-We do not accept unsolicited books and do not take inquires over phone, social media, or in our store. Please read our terms and if acceptable fill out the consignment form to be considered for our consignment program.
-We are an independent store with a small staff and supporting self-published/small publisher authors is labor intensive: setting up records, tracking sales, and managing inventory. We charge $25 for each title (not copy) we carry to help cover administrative costs.
-We operate on a 60/40 basis. If we sell your book for $10 you will get a check for $6. Checks will be issued quarterly: April, July, October, and January.
-After 90 days, we will evaluate your book’s performance. If sales have been exceptional, we will continue to carry your books for another 90 days. If sales continue to be strong, we will add it to our general collection.
-It is the author’s responsibility to inform us of changes in billing address or contact information. It is the author’s responsibility to deliver new inventory and pick up any unsold inventory after the end of a book run. Books not picked up in 90 days will be donated.
-Due to time and staffing restrictions we only review new requests at the start of each month. Due to the busyness of the holiday season we do not review requests in November and December.
-We traditionally stock 3-5 books of each new title. If we sell out we will contact you to order more. If you are scheduled for an author event you are in charge of bringing additional copies.
-To be considered for our consignment program we require all books to have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) as well as the title and author’s name on the spine.
-If the above is agreeable please email us at email@example.com. Let us know the title, ISBN, genre, any publicity you are doing, and a short paragraph about why your book would sell in our store. If we feel that your book will be a hit with our clientele we will send you an author agreement form.