Independent Authors & Events

Congratulations on publishing your book! Whether you’re a first-time author or you’ve been down this road before, Blue Baboon Books is thrilled to be helping you along on this journey. We offer several programs to help support you along the way. Please read our policies and packages below to decide how best we can partner. If you have any questions, please contact us at monkeyaround@bluebaboonbooks.com or (316) 260-9008.  

INDEPENDENT AUTHOR POLICIES

  • Blue Baboon Books sells children’s and young adult books. If your book falls outside of the scope of our customer base, you might be better served by another bookseller. Rare exceptions are made. If you have questions about whether your book would make a good fit in our store, please contact us.
  • Books will only be displayed on our shelves after an author has agreed to and signed a seller’s agreement contract, and all fees have been paid.
  • After you’ve signed our selling agreement, you will be asked to bring five books to our store. We will display them in our store according to your consignor agreement. [See packages below.]
  • Authors will receive 60% of the retail price of the books that are sold. Blue Baboon Books will keep 40%. Checks will be mailed out within 10 business days of the end of the contract term. Authors will only be paid for the books that are sold in our store or online.
  • Blue Baboon Books consignor contract terms are 90 days. If we sell your books before the end of the contract, we will contact you for additional merchandise. If all your books have not been sold at the end of 90 days, we will remove the books from our shelves. You will have 30 days to retrieve any stock that has not been sold. If you have not retrieved the books within 30 days of the end of your contract, the books will become the property of Blue Baboon Books. We will likely donate them to a charity or library of our choice.
  • Blue Baboon Books is not liable for theft or damages to consignment books or products on display in our store.

CONSIGNOR PACKAGES, FEES, and EVENTS

Bronze Package: $25

  • Author’s book will receive shelf space in Blue Baboon Books.
  • Blue Baboon Books will sell your book in our store and on our website.
  • We will place your book in the appropriate section of our store for your particular title. The bronze package does not guarantee that we will review, promote, or prominently display your book.

Silver Package: $150

  • Author’s book will receive shelf space within Blue Baboon Books.
  • Blue Baboon Books will sell your book in our store and on our website.
  • Blue Baboon Books will promote your book via social media (Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram) at least three times during the 90-day contract period. Promotions will include a photo of the book, a one- or two-sentence summary, and a link to purchase the book online.
  • For the first 30 days of your contract, Blue Baboon Books will prominently display your book. This could include placement on an endcap, display table, window display, or on our tree. Additional time can be purchased for $50 per additional 30 days.
  • For an additional fee of $40, we will send out an email via our marketing service to our customers to promote your book. This will include a picture of your book, a short summary, and a link to purchase your book online.
  • For an additional fee of $75, one of our staff members will read and review your book. This does not always guarantee that we will write a favorable review recommending the book, but we will always be fair and honest.

Gold Package: $300

  • Authors will receive shelf space within Blue Baboon Books.
  • Blue Baboon Books will sell your book in our store and on our website.
  • Blue Baboon Books will promote your book via social media (Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram) at least three times during the 90-day contract period. Promotions will include a photo of the book, a one- or two-sentence summary, and a link to purchase the book online.
  • For the first 30 days of your contract, Blue Baboon Books will prominently display your book. This could include placement on an endcap, display table, window display, or on our tree. Additional time can be purchased for $50 per additional 30 days.
  • For an additional fee of $75, one of our staff members will read and review your book. This does not always guarantee that we will write a favorable review recommending the book, but we will always be fair and honest.
  • Blue Baboon Books will host an author event for you during our regular business hours. Author events can include (but are not limited to) book talks, readings, storytimes, and book signings.
  • Author events will include event space, promotion via our social media and website, inclusion in our marketing emails, and a calendar listing on our website and our hardcopy calendar we hand out to customers.
  • For an additional fee of $25, we will send out a professional press release to local media outlets.

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