Thank you for your interest in the Louisiana Author Consignment Program. FAB believes in supporting local indie-published authors by giving them the opportunity to sell their books in our store through our consignment process. We are limiting our intake to 5 new authors a month. Here’s how you can become one of those authors:
Basic Requirements : Your book must have the author name and title on the spine. Your book must have an ISBN. You must live in the state of Louisiana.
What Now? If your book meets every basic requirement above, you may qualify for placement in our program. We review every book that we consider before making our decision, and look for the following in newly self-published books:
Grammar mistakes and typos should be minimal if not completely absent.
Cover design must be marketable and well thought out. Page layout must be clear and professional.
Illustrations and photos must be well placed, and clearly reproduced on the page.
We will be taking content and the quality of writing into consideration. You agree to pay $50.00 consignment fee. You Agree to retail split of 40/60% - the storereceives 40% and the author receives 60% of the selling price.
If you believe your book meets our basic criteria, we will be happy to consider it. Please compose a letter essentially “pitching” your book with sales history (if you have any at this point), reviews, and a brief description of the book and yourself. Please note: we do not accept electronic review copies. We can only consider review copies with all edits, formatting and design finalized. Please email your letter to our Consignment Buyer, firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease DO NOT send or deliver a review copy until we have requested one from you. If the copy was not requested, it will not be accepted or considered. We wish you the best of luck with your publishing endeavors and look forward to hearing from you!
FAQ Can I schedule an event? The Consignment Department does not schedule events, even for authors in the program. You can click on the link below for more information about scheduling and holding in-store events. Before we can schedule an event, your book must be in inventory or on order.
FAB Author Event Requirements What does consignment mean? Are there other options? If your book is distributed by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, or a publisher with whom FAB has an ongoing relationship, and available at our preferred trade terms and returnable, we can use our standard ordering process. If this applies to you, be sure to mention it when you email our Consignment Buyer so we can get you in contact with the proper buyers. If you join our Louisiana Author Consignment Program, you will sign a contract allowing 3-6 months of shelf-space for your title. The contract can be extended by our Buyer, at their discretion. It may also be terminated by either party at any time. We will pay you 60% of the retail price for every copy sold, either when an invoice has sold out, or at the end of your contract. You will be responsible for picking up any books that do not sell when the contract expires or is terminated. You will work directly with our Consignment Buyer to keep track of sales, and fill orders.