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 is Baker & Taylor?
The Booksellers Return Program ensures retailers that they can return unsold copies of your book. Your book will be designated as "Returnable" in Ingram's ipage and Baker & Taylor 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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Yes, you will not be charged back for royalties earned on the sales to the store if your books are returned.
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.
For Baker & Taylor, your book will be tagged as returnable 90 days after setup.
The initial period is 1 year, once listed at Ingram and Baker & Taylor. 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.
Booksellers return unsold books to the wholesaler from whom they made the purchase.
Books are sent from the store retailer to Ingram and then recycled into cardboard or paper products. Books returned to Baker & Taylor are destroyed.
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.
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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Baker & Taylor is a leading distributor of books to libraries, institutions, and retailers. After 180 years in the business, Baker & Taylor has developed long-term relationships with their partners and customers.
They maintain one of the largest in-stock inventories of books, videos, and music in the United States—about 385,000 titles in inventory and more than 1.5 million titles available for order.
AuthorHouse is the leading provider of supported self-publishing services for authors around the globe, with over 97,000 titles released. With our wide range of packages and services, we provide the tools and expertise you need to realize your publishing dreams. Distribute your book to a worldwide audience in classic black & white, vibrant full-color, paperback, hardback, plus all digital formats. For more information or to start your publishing journey, please call us at 888-519-5121 or follow @authorhouse on Twitter. It’s time to share your story with the world!
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