Author Resources

Can you stock my book at the Hub City Bookshop?

We have a robust section of local and independent authors and that's one of the things that makes our bookshop great. If you have written a book that you would like us to stock, please get a copy to us for review. Unlike many bookstores, we do not charge a consignment fee for local authors, but our space is limited, which means our manager needs to curate our collection.

Please begin this process by emailing any relevant book information to our bookshop manager, Anne Waters

My book is on consignment at the Hub City Bookshop, and I’ve been promoting it and letting people know it's for sale. How do I set up an author event?

We receive a large number of event requests, so please consider the following before you reach out to us. We have three different types of authors that appear at the Bookshop. Independent, Emerging, and Established.

Independent authors are those with self-published, self-promoted books. You will provide all your books and materials for the event.

Emerging Authors can be many things, but most likely have books from independent presses that are usually carried by distributors like Baker & Taylor and INGRAM.

An established author is published by a major publisher (Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins) that is available through INGRAM, Baker & Taylor and is fully returnable. Those authors or publicists should contact us directly by e-mail at anne@hubcity.org,

What kind of event should I prepare for?

We generally host two types of events:

An Open-House Signing: usually held on Saturday mornings or weekdays at 5pm, the open house signing is a great opportunity for local fans to meet and greet authors. It's better for the author, as well, who has potential readers walking in the door all the time. This type of event is our preferred format for Independent and Emerging Authors.

A Reading/Signing: these events feature a talk from the author about the writing of the book and a short reading. Afterwards there is a Q&A and then the author signs books. These events are usually at 7pm on a weeknight.

How will you promote my book?

We post all of our author events to this website, Facebook, and Twitter. We also have signage in the store. We will work with established authors and publicists to capture local media attention. All other publicity is up to the author and publisher.