Info for Authors

Are you a newly published author?

Would you like to River Lights Bookstore to carry your book?

We have developed a written explanation of our policies to save time and avoid misunderstanding. Please read this letter carefully and consider the following:

  • A book sells best when it conforms to customer and industry expectations for finished books.
  • Books should be professionally published, have a bound and printed spine, display a bar code with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), and have a suggested retail price printed on its exterior.
  • It should be priced comparably to others books of its type.

Unfortunately, no bookstore can carry every published title, whether from a major publisher or self-published by a local author, and many factors influence our decisions. The most important is whether the book will sell at this store and to our customers. If after reading this, you would like us to consider your book, please leave a non-returnable review copy along with your contact information at the store. Please allow one month for examination (reviews may take longer during November and December).

Due to the economics of carrying and selling books by independently published authors, it is our policy to take such books on consignment only. If we decide to carry your book, we will ask you to sign a consignment contract which you can preview below.

River Lights Bookstore Book Review Policy

We appreciate the opportunity to review your book. It will take a minimum of two weeks to complete the review. If you do not hear from us within one month, you may assume we have declined to stock your book. Because of the increasing number of books we are asked to consider, we cannot take responsibility for returning books. By submitting your book for our review, you are agreeing that all books and/or other items become the property of River Lights Bookstore.

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