FAQs About BOOKSELLERS RETURN PROGRAM


What does the Booksellers Return Program do for me?
If my book is stocked, will I retain royalties for unsold copies that are returned?
When will my book be listed as returnable?
If I purchase this package, how long will my book be listed as returnable?
If my book is stocked, will I retain royalties for unsold copies that are returned?
How do the bookstores know where to return the books?
What happens to the books when they are returned?
Can AuthorHouse ensure booksellers will stock my books?
What is Ingram?


What does the Booksellers Return Program do for me?

The Booksellers Return Program ensures retailers that they can return unsold copies of your book for a complete refund. Your book will be designated as "Returnable" in Ingram's ipage ordering system for retailers and libraries. (Ingram is the world's largest wholesaler and distributor of books.)

AuthorHouse has developed the Booksellers Return Program to help your book meet industry retail standards for stocking and be provided the opportunity to be more competitive in the marketplace.

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If my book is stocked, will I retain royalties for unsold copies that are returned?

Yes, you will not be charged back for royalties earned on the sales to the store if your books are returned.

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When will my book be listed as returnable?

Your book will be designated on ipage within two to seven weeks. It can then take 30 to 60 days for returnability status to appear within individual retailers’ systems. Confirmation of your title’s listing in ipage is available upon your request.

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If I purchase this package, how long will my book be listed as returnable?

The initial period is 1 year, once listed at Ingram. If you want to opt in to the returnability program for more than one year, you can choose the Booksellers Return Program Renewal to extend this service for another year.

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If my book is stocked, will I retain royalties for unsold copies that are returned?

Yes, you will not be charged back for royalties earned on the sales to the store if your books are returned.

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How do the bookstores know where to return the unsold books?

Booksellers return unsold books to the wholesaler from whom they made the purchase.

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What happens to the books when they are returned?

Books are sent from the store retailer to Ingram and then recycled into cardboard or paper products.

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Can AuthorHouse ensure booksellers will stock my books?

By making your books returnable, the Booksellers Return Program helps your book reach common retailer standards for stocking, but does not guarantee that it will be ordered or stocked. Bookstores are businesses; it is the prerogative of bookstore owners and managers as to what books to order and display on their shelves.

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What is Ingram?

Ingram Content Group is the world's largest wholesale distributor of books. AuthorHouse uses Ingram Content Group for the distribution of all titles.

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