Main Street Books is happy to set up appointments with local self-published authors in order to discuss our consignment sales program. We first encourage all authors who are considering consignment to visit our store to get a sense of the character of the bookstore and the type of books we do and do not carry.
To begin the process, please complete the form below. Include your name, a synopsis of your book, ISBN number, publishing platform and retail price, along with dates on which you are available for an initial consignment meeting. We are generally available during the work week to meet with prospective consignment authors.
Beginning March 1st, 2016 Main Street Books will charge a one-time, non-refundable stocking fee of $25.00 per title due at the beginning of the consignment period. This fee is payable in cash or check ONLY. Please make all checks out to MAIN STREET BOOKS.
On the day of your meeting, please bring with you a complimentary copy of your book so that our staff may review it, as well as at least one additional copy of your book for consignment and all of your contact information (business cards are preferred).
Our consignment terms are as follows:
If books sell within 90 days, Main Street Books agrees to pay consignor 60% of the agreed retail price (less sales tax) for each book sold. If books do not sell within 90 days, consignor will pick up books or agree to extend this agreement for an additional 90 days. It is the responsibility of the consignor to check on the status of their books during the period of consignment. Books not picked up or consigned for additional time will be donated to a worthy organization.
You will be asked to sign a Consignment Agreement to this effect the day you leave your books with us.
Authors are asked to list Main Street Books as a retail location prominently on their website and marketing materials; the more you encourage your readers to come into our store, the more your book will sell here!
Please note that Main Street Books is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to books consigned.
To set up a consignment review appointment, please fill out and submit the form below.