- The bookstore buys the books up front from a distributor, or from the publisher directly, and then stocks and sells the books to their customers, and return any unsold copies.
- Special orders: a customer requests a book that the store doesn’t carry, and the bookstore orders it from the distributor or publisher and then hold the book for the customer. Most bookstores now request payment up front from customers for special orders.
- Consignment arrangements with the author or publisher.
Well, probably you’re thinking about setting up a book signing, but you’re not sure what to do, or what to expect. Continue reading