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POLICIES & PROCEDURES : BOOK SUBMISSION
We are frequently contacted by independent publishers and their
authors about carrying individual titles. Though we are enthusiastic
supporters of the independent press, over the years we have realized
that we do need to have some standards of quality for the books that
we stock. Although these standards are by no means inflexible, they
are a good basic guideline to determine if your book will be a good
fit with our store.
- The title and author of the book should appear clearly on the
cover of the book and, assuming that it is wide enough, on the spine.
- The price should be printed in one or more of the usual
locations on the volume or dust jacket.
- The copy should be adequately proofread (although it doesn't
have to be perfect) and must be grammatically correct.
- The volume should be either folded and stapled (if the work
is very short), perfect bound, or case bound (i.e. a hardcover) and
professionally printed (i.e. not photocopied).
- Finally, the work should be either fiction or non-fiction
incorporating strong elements of the horrific, fantastic,
supernatural, or science fictional.
- Payment terms for the title will need to be a minimum 30%
discount and payment by invoice on a minimum of net 30 day terms
(although we really prefer the industry standard 40% discount). (In
other words, if the book sells for $10.00 we will need to be able to
purchase it from the publisher or distributor for not more than
$7.00 and we will pay for the book no sooner than 30 days after the
book is shipped to us.)
Before determining if a title will fit with our inventory, we will
need to see a copy of the finished book. If you would like to send
us a copy please include contact, pricing and distribution
information and mail it to - Borderlands Books, Attn. Alan Beatts,
866 Valencia St., SF CA 94110. Copies sent for review are not
returnable and we'll get back to you with our decision no later than
a month or two after the book is shipped. It is especially helpful
to let us know if the title is distributed by Baker and Taylor (our
main supplier) or any other distributor.