Book Consignment Program

Our consignment program allows each of HugoBookstores to carry and feature a much wider variety of self-published and print on demand titles than we could through traditional purchasing. Our buyers have done a pretty good job over the last 40 years but they do occasionally miss titles that our customers would like. The consignment program is a back door to give authors whose books we don’t stock and who believe their works would sell well in our store to show us what we’re missing. When consignment books achieve a solid sales history, they become eligible for conversion to wholesaler fulfilled titles.

General Consignment Info

Books must have a spine displaying the title and author’s name (no spiral-bound books).

Upon sale, we pay 50% of retail to the consignor.

The basic administrative fee for a consignment is $50, the fee is per store. If 20 or more books are sold within the first six months, this $50 fee is rebated. 

HugoBookstores agrees to display books on a consignment basis for a minimum of six months. As books sell, we may request additional copies from consignor.

If there is a six-month period without sales, we will return books by mail.

Twice a year we will send payment accrued from book sales to an address provided by the consignor. Payments will be sent in January and July.

We will pay only for items sold. Damaged or stolen items are the sole financial responsibility of the consignor.

Local Author Promotional Packages

For $100 we will feature your book for one email newsletter blast to all three store mailing lists, putting your book in front of thousands more potential readers.

For $250 you can have an in store standalone author event and signing — another great way to showcase your book for family, friends, and new book buyers.

Successful Consignment Tips

Encourage friends, family, and other contacts to purchase your book at one of the HugoBooks stores.

Contact your local media and mailing lists to announce that your book is available at HugoBookstores.

Send out press releases, review copies, and other promotional materials.

Get involved with book clubs, libraries, and other community organizations. Greater success comes from a wide array of author-coordinated promotion.

Interested in participating in our consignment program? Contact one of our stores!

We understand that this program won't appeal to every author and welcome feedback from all. However, this system has proven to lead to greatly increased sales as well as giving the author participation in the marketing and sales of their new book, a key to success.

Consignment Contract

Date:

Last Name:

First Name:

Street:

Town:

State:

Zip Code:

Phone:

Email:

Title:

ISBN: (If known)

Retail Price:

Quantity Left: (Usually 5 copies)

I have read and I understand the HugoBookstores Consignment Policy in its entirety and will abide by its terms and conditions.

Signature Consignor:

Signature Manager: