Want us to stock your book?

Stocking your book at Bookmark

Have you written a book and would like us to stock it in Bookmark?

Bookmark has been Spalding’s much loved independent book shop for over 25 years and we pride ourselves in stocking a wide selection of books. We’d love to support independent authors and publishers!

Please read the following carefully before approaching us to stock your book:

 

Traditionally Published Authors

If your book is being published by mainstream publishers it is likely that we have an account with them and are aware of the marketing and publication plans for your book.

 

Independently Published / Self Published Authors

Please be aware that we do not stock books published by Amazon.

If you have self- published then you will need to make sure of the following:

  • Your book has an ISBN number / barcode
  • Your book is relevant to our customers and will fit in with our existing stock
  • Your book is visually appealing
  • Your book has been edited to a professional standard

 We source our books primarily directly from the publisher or from Gardeners so we will need to know which distributors stock your books. We will only accept books direct from the author in exceptional circumstances.

 

Pricing and Format

It is important that your book is priced appropriately.

  • Children's books sell for between £6.99 and £8.99
  • Adult novels sell for up to £10.99
  • Non fiction books sell for up to £12.99
  • We are unlikely to stock books that fall outside this price range
  • We are unlikely to stock self-published hardback books or pamphlet-style books

 

 How to Get in Touch

Please get in touch either via the contact page of our website www.bookmarkspalding.co.uk or by email at info@bookmarkspalding.co.uk

 Please do not drop into the shop to discuss your book without having been in touch with us first and please do not leave books at the front till.

 

Terms

Sales terms vary across the industry, however a general rule is that the average discount booksellers receive from publishers is around 40% of the RRP. This needs to be taken into consideration when pitching your book. In the UK the supplier will almost always pay postage / carrier charge.

With books that do not sell in a year we reserve the right to remove these form sale and/or return them.

Remember Bookmark is an independent bookshop and cannot offer terms that match the bigger chains, online retailers or supermarkets.

 

The Pitch

If you’ve read the above and are confident that your book is a good fit for Bookmark, then please send us an email with this information:

  • Brief synopsis of the book
  • A bit about you and anyone else involved with the book
  • Distributor and publisher information
  • RRP and proposed terms
  • Marketing and promotion plans for your book
  • Why you believe your book is a good fit for Bookmark

 

More Information

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Libro.fm

Libro.fm

Bookmark Spalding is an affiliate of Libro.fm and is in no other way connected to the site or app.

Click the link below to visit the website.

Libro.fm | Libro.fm, Your Independent Bookstore for Digital Audiobooks 

What is Libro.fm?

Libro.fm is an employee-owned Social Purpose Corporation that shares profits from your audiobook purchases with your chosen bookshop, giving you the power to keep money within your local economy.

Whether you are paying for monthly membership, giving an audiobook gift to a friend, or buying audiobooks for yourself or your organisation, Libro.fm shares the profit from your purchases with your local bookshop.

How does it work?

Step 1: Create a free account and choose your bookshop.

Libro.fm makes it possible for you to buy audiobooks through your local bookshop. Choose the bookshop you'd like to support, and they will get a portion of ever purchase you make.

Step 2: Sign up for a monthly membership or buy audiobooks à la carte.

Pay £9.95 GBP each month for one audiobook credit and 30% off individual audiobook purchases, or buy and listen to audiobooks on your own schedule with no strings attached.

Listen anytime, anywhere.

Listen with the free Libro.fm app and enjoy features that make listening easier and more enjoyable, including a sleep timer, bookmarks, and more!

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BookTok

BookTok

BookTok made me read it! (Use the search bar above for specific books not listed!) ^^^
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What is Bookshop.org?

What is Bookshop.org?

Bookshop.org is an online bookshop with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops.

We believe that bookshops are essential to a healthy culture. They are where authors can connect with readers, where we discover new writers, where children get hooked on the thrill of reading that can last a lifetime. They are also anchors for our high streets and communities -- owned, staffed, run and full of real people who have a genuine love of books and reading.

As more and more people buy their books online, we wanted to create an easy, convenient way for you to get your books and support independent bookshops at the same time. If you want to choose a specific bookshop to support, choose them from our map and they’ll receive 30% of the cover price (or almost all of the profit) on your orders for a year. Otherwise, 10% of the cover price of your order will contribute to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among participating independent bookshops each month. Either way, your order is sent straight to your address, and all in-stock items arrive in 2-3 days.

By design, we give away the vast majority of our profit to bookshops, publications, authors and the many others who make up the thriving, inspirational culture around books and reading.

Ultimately, we hope readers visit and enjoy independent bookshops whenever they can and that Bookshop.org makes it easy for readers to support the indies we all love, even when they can’t. Independent bookshops deserve a larger share of the online book-buying market. We hope that Bookshop.org can help strengthen the fragile ecosystem around bookselling and keep local bookshops an integral part of our culture and communities.

Bookshop is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good.
February 06, 2023 — Bookmark Spalding

Staff Picks

Each month our wonderful staff choose a new staff pick to promote.

Shop new and up-coming books using Bookshop.org with our storefront. Don't forget to check out our other lists

Want to learn more about Bookshop.org? Click 'What is Bookshop.org?' in the 'Books' drop-down menu.

 

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