Consignment Program for Local Authors

Buttonwood is dedicated to supporting our local authors through a consignment program which matches the needs of authors with the mission of our store. Selected authors will have the the opportunity to showcase their books in Buttonwood’s Regional section. 

Here is how the Consignment works:

  •   Drop off your one sheet or a cover letter describing your book at Buttonwood. Make sure to include all of your contact information: phone number, email address and mailing address
    • What is a one sheet? A “one sheet” is a piece of paper that contains the critical information about your manuscript, such as genre, word count, target audience, synopsis, contact information, and your bio. It allows us to get an idea of you and your book.
  •   Our book manager will review your one sheet and contact you if we choose to carry your book or request a copy for review. Upon our decision, we will contact you to guide you through the sale process, which includes signing a contract with us. 
  •   We have many local authors asking us to carry their books, and for a host of reasons we can’t carry all of them. We respect your art and the commitment to your work and will carefully review your book to see if it is a good fit for our store. Please allow us at least two weeks for review of your book. 
  •   The first consignment term will last for 90 days, at which point the book manager will evaluate possible extension to the agreement.     
  •   Our terms are as follows:  
    • Author determines the selling price
    • Author will be paid 60% of the retail price of books that sell during the 90 day invoice period, not for individual sales of your book 
    • Payment will be made to Author at the end of the contract period
    • Buttonwood will retain 40% of your book’s retail price
    • Buttonwood assumes no responsibility for delivery or return costs, nor for items abandoned by you upon termination of the agreement. We can not be responsible for damaged, lost or stolen consignment items. 
  •   Your books will be displayed in our Regional section where they will be rotated regularly to give each author a chance to be prominently displayed in our face-out easels. We can also display a small acrylic frame with information about you and/or your book, as space permits, if you choose to provide us with this. 
  •   If you are interested in scheduling a book signing, book launch or other event you will need to submit a proposal to our PR committee for review. Typically, we like to see a documented history of sales before considering an event. 
  •   If you have further questions please contact the store.