Congratulations on publishing your book! All the work you have done thus far is something to be proud of. Thank you for including Park Road Books in the next steps of your book’s journey.
How do I get my book on the shelves at Park Road Books?
If your book is published by a major publisher (Random House, Penguin, Harper Collins, etc.) or is available through Baker & Taylor and is returnable, please contact us directly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your book is self-published, self-promoted, or published through a small press, Park Road Books offers a consignment program. Consignment allows us to carry and feature a larger selection of local authors and other self-published or print-on demand books that we would otherwise be unable to carry. If this sounds like a fit for your book, keep on reading!
If you need help determining which your book would be, contact email@example.com.
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PRB charges a $25 handling fee for each title taken on consignment. We will waive the fee for current members of Women’s National Book Association Charlotte Chapter and the Charlotte Writers’ Club.
PRB will pay 60% of the retail price to the author. PRB will only pay for items that were sold through our register.
PRB will initially take 5 copies of the book. During the consignment period, PRB may contact the author to request additional quantities.
PRB will pay for any books sold on a semi-annual basis (end of January & end of July).
PRB agrees to carry consignment books for 12 months.
PRB will donate to a non-profit organization those books left by authors more than a month after authors have been contacted to pick up their book.
ALL correspondence regarding consignment will be done via email. It is author’s responsibility to ensure that we always have a current email address/ phone number during the consignment period.
ALL shipping charges are the responsibility of the author.
DAMAGED or stolen items are the sole financial responsibility of the author.
AUTHORS must add PRB to their list of places to purchase the book in promotional materials & link to our website.
CONSIGNMENT form, consignment fee, & 5 copies of the book, MUST be received before an event will be scheduled.
Fill out the form below and bring it into the store along with five copies of your book. Anyone behind the counter will be able to help you complete the consignment process.
If you have any questions about the consignment program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get my book listed on parkroadbooks.com?
Our online inventory database is through the ABA and IndieBound.org; you can add your book or make changes to their database at this link. You will need to create a free account to do so.
My book is already on consignment at Park Road Books! How can I help promote it?
What a great question! Here are some things you can do:
My book is on consignment at Park Road Books, and I’ve been promoting it in the Charlotte area. I think it’s time for an author event!
Awesome! We love being a place for authors to come and meet their readers. We do receive a large number of event requests, so please consider the following before you reach out to schedule an event:
For more information about hosting an event, take a look at the consignment events form below and send it back to the events email.
To submit a request for an event, please email email@example.com.