Please read all of the information below before contacting us or submitting an application/request. No walk-in requests, book drop offs, or phone calls, please.
We love to support authors! We have a dedicated area of our bookstore specifically for Local Authors and we feature Author Events at our bookstore at least once a month. If you'd like to stock your books on our Local Author shelf, read about our Book Consignment Program below.
Book Consignment is an arrangement between independently and/or self-published local authors and Spellbound Books to sell titles from our brick-and-mortar store for a specific period. The policies below were created to enable us both to have the most successful experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. We will select books that best fit our inventory and customer base.
At this time, we do not stock the following: Anthology/Essay/Poetry collections, Coffee Table/Travel books, Manga/Comics, Religious novels/non-fiction, Cookbooks, and/or Educational texts.
STOCKING & FEES
If your application is approved, the Author will pay a one-time nonrefundable stocking fee of $15.00. Once payment is received, Authors can elect to mail their copies or drop them off in person. We recommend you sign all of your copies. We will display up to three (3) copies of your book in our Local Authors shelf and will feature your book in at least one of the following ways: 1) adding a shelf placard to draw attention to the book, 2) adding a Signed Copy insert, 3) creating a post on our social media profiles, 4) rating it positively on our Store Goodreads account. Books must have an ISBN and a barcode. We recommend that your book has a listed price somewhere on the back of the book or the inside flap, as customers tend to look for a price before purchasing.
The initial Consignment Period is for 60 days. If your books do not sell during this period, the Book Consignment Contract ends and cannot be renewed again in the future. We will contact the Author at the end of the Consignment Period to pick up unsold books. If the books need to be mailed back to you, we will request the cost of shipping in advance. All books must be picked up/shipped out within fourteen (14) days of the end of the Consignment Period or they will be donated.
If one to three (1-3) copies sell during the consignment period, the Author and Spellbound Books may elect to extend the Book Consignment Contract for an additional 60 day period. No fees will be charged for extensions.
PAYMENT TO AUTHORS
Sales will be shared between the Author and Spellbound Books. The Author will receive 60% of the sale proceeds and Spellbound Books will receive 40% of the proceeds. Payment to the Author will be made at the end of each Consignment Period. The Author has the choice of receiving payment via Zelle or PayPal as indicated on their application.
DISCLOSURE: Spellbound Books will do everything within its control to secure and protect books during the consignment period. Spellbound Books is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to books consigned.
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. We will respond to all applications with an approval or rejection within 1 week.
Click here to submit an application to the Consignment Program.