Local Authors/Books

If you would like us to stock your book in our shop please read this information before contacting us using the form below.

After receiving your author submission, we will get back to you if we would like to stock your book. Please bear in mind that we are a small team and receive a lot of requests from authors.  Therefore, we are unable to guarantee a reply to all submissions.

Before submitting the form, please read this guide from the Booksellers Association. The guide provides information on how to approach booksellers and what to expect when working with retailers. All bookshops work differently, so please note that how we choose to process submissions may differ from other Independent bookshops.

If you feel your book really fits into the profile of our shop, then fill in the form below explaining why our customers in Marple will find it relevant to them.  Let us know how your book will fit into the range of books we have in our shops. Tell us what marketing you will be doing in the local area to ensure our customers know about it. Your marketing plans will be critical to ensuring the success of your book. 

Please don’t send us a generic e-mail as you will only find yourself being redirected back to this page. If you want to send a (gratis) sample copy, let us know in your opening e-mail, but ensure there is an SAE included if you want the book back.

Most importantly, let us know which distributor or wholesaler stocks your books. We want to spend our time promoting and selling books, rather than dealing with the admin that extra accounts inevitably entail. Only in extremely rare occasions will we engage in getting stock directly from a local author.


Our terms are 40% and we take books on a consignment basis for three months.  If your book sells within that time, we will contact you to request an invoice.  Note that no payment will be made before the book is sold.  


Our initial order will be for a single copy of the book (although we may increase this on a case-by-case basis).  However, if it sells quickly, we may request multiple copies when reordering. 


If your book does not sell within three months, we will get in contact to arrange collection of the book. You will have one month from that point to collect your book. We will donate the book to charity if we don’t hear from you.


Please don’t be disheartened if you don’t hear from us. What works in some shops will not work for others, and all bookshops must be selective with stock to best fit their customers. If you don’t hear back, we wish you the best with your writing career.


Please complete the form below to tell us about your book.

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