Information For Authors

Information for Authors

Are you interested in selling your book at Sandbar Books?  We value our local authors and cherish the long history the Florida Keys has had in supporting the local writing community.  We are committed to providing opportunities for local authors to make their work available to our customers, to the extent that our resources allow.  That being said, we simply don't have the room to carry every book that we would like.  We give special preference to authors that live in the Florida Keys and are much more likely to work with authors who refer loyal fans to independent bookstores (ie - NOT Amazon). 

The Process:

Please fill out the form below to help us determine if your book would be a good fit for our store and customer base.  Once this form has been submitted and we have determined that your book may be right for our store we will reach out to you to set up either a virtual or in person meeting to discuss your book further.  We value your time, our customers' time, and our own time and require all meetings to be scheduled.  No drop-in requests for a meeting will be considered.  



All self-published books that we choose to carry in our store will be on a consignment basis with a standard publishing discount of 40%.  Books must be professionally bound and your title must appear on the spine of the book (otherwise it won't get noticed!).  The maximum number of inital copies we can carry will range between 1 to 5 copies and we will carry the initial copies for a total of 6 weeks.  Should sales go well we will reach out to you regarding payment on funds received and a re-order.   Unfortunately, sometimes sales do not go as well as we hope and should that be the case, at the end of the 6 week period we will contact you to arrange a time for you to pick up any unsold copies and settle and payments owed.  

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