PHYSICAL BOOK STORE MARKETING & CONSIGNMENT
ELK PRESS have physical bookstores you need to secure your books a shelf space.
With ELK Press’s bookstore consignment program, our partner bookstore owners eliminate the risk of losing profit especially for certain books that do not sell. Our goal is to lead your book to higher sales and higher visibility as well as more publicity.
This program allows us to accept professionally-produced, self-published books from local authors and prominently feature them throughout the store using our resources. This can help self-published books get into bookstores and secure a shelf space for their interested buyers to see. The bookstore consignment program is an agreement to offer your book for sale through our partner bookstore chains all over US and Canada area just by handling your book with us. We will pay you for books that are only sold through our partner bookstore chains, and the rest will be your sole financial responsibility.
For a book to be considered for consignment at ELK Press, it must have the following;
- A printed and bound spine displaying the title and author’s name (no staple or spiral bindings, please)
- A cover displaying the title and author’s name
- A 10- or 13-digit ISBN
If you’d like your book for consignment, we will require two pieces of documentation;
- A signed and dated copy of our consignment agreement form
- A federal W-9 form
Review of books being considered for consignment can take up to three weeks. We will notify you via email of our decision regarding your book as soon as possible. Review decisions made by our buyers are final.
ELK Press consignment program offers authors a 60-40 sales split, with 60% of the cost of each book going to the author while 40% for the bookstore chain. Beyond the initial $25.00 administrative fee required by the bookstore chain, authors pay ELK Press only for the legwork in offering the book for conignment basis. We pay the author bi-annually for their consignment sales.
ELK Press has total discretion in regards to placement of your book both in-store and online. Like you, we want your book to sell, and will place it where we believe it has the greatest chance of success.
Disclaimer: Prices listed do not include any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax, which will be added to the total at the time of purchase.