Inundated with Requests:
We applaud all authors for finishing their books. It is a great achievement. Unfortunately, we get numerous requests to carrying independent authors and must tamp down on the flood. Going forward we are going to be stricter regarding independent authors.
- We no longer hold events at our store. Do not reach out about book signings.
- No walk-ins accepted
- No sales calls
- Do not mail or bring a copy of your book
- If you fail to follow our protocols we will not respond
- We are a small store, our inventory dollars are precious. Unless your book will resonate with our community or tourist base, we will not consider your book.
- Is the book about Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park? If, yes, proceed. If, no, thank you for your interest; however, we are a very small store and must choose our inventory wisely based on our shelf space.
- Are you an Estes Park Author (you must live here 8 months of the year)? If, yes keep reading.
- Are you a Colorado Author (you must live in state 8 months of the year)? If, yes continue.
- Is your book available through Ingram? If, yes proceed. If your book is only available through Amazon do not email.
- Is your book available for the industry standard 40% discount on Ingram?
If you answered yes to all 5 requirements, you may proceed with the submission protocols.
If you answered yes to the above requirements, you may reach out via email.
- All elements of a query letter, as you would send to a traditional publisher.
- Plan ahead – reach out to us 3 to 4 months before your book is available.
- We do not respond to inquiries if we are not interested – do not send multiple emails.
- We will respond within 7 days if we are interested in carrying your book(s).
- We will not respond if you reach out between May and September.
WE DO NOT CARRY CREATESPACE or INGRAM SPARK TITLES (WITHOUT A 40% DISCOUNT), SO IF YOUR BOOK FITS THIS CATEGORY, IT DOES NO GOOD TO SEND US ANYTHING.
WE DO NOT ORDER FROM AMAZON – THEY ARE A COMPETITOR.
Please use the Contact Us Page to send information.