A local bookstore is wanting to sell my book. I published through KDP. How does that work?

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Post by Guest »

Do I order them at my author discount (which is $4.16 per book, plus shipping) and give them to the store to sell? It retails from Amazon at $14.95 plus shipping. What do I need to sell them to the store for?

Post by Kasey »

Most small stores prefer consignment over having to put money into buying your books from KDP. It's a little more paperwork, but leaves them with better cash flow. Ask them. I put my books in several different venues. I give the store a list of the books and what I need for them...the store marks the price up to what they need to make. If I need $10 each, often the store price is $12.00. But, ask the store.

Keep a list of how many of each you leave and when you restock, be sure to note it. You will need an accounting if you ever need to remove the books.

Post by Kristin »

You also need to make sure that you purchased the ISBN number outside of Amazon. I've heard of some issues arriving with that.

Post by Martin »

Ensure the shop minimum price point is at least your cost price. Don’t lose money in transaction if they put it on special offer!

Post by Melissa »

Some stores can order from KDPs expanded distribution. Have them check into that. That way you keep your stock.

Post by Kelly »

I have nothing to add bc I am not at that point yet in my author journey, but I am following this thread and saving it!
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