Author information

Consignment

City Books may consider carrying/displaying self-published books for a small deposit ($40) on a 60/40 commission for 90 days, at which point, the store will re-evaluate, either returning the unsold copies to the author (at the author’s expense, if by mail) or continuing to carry/order more.

No decision will be considered until City Books receives a review copy of the book. Inquire via email or by snail mail; no in-person or phone request will be considered. All decisions are final.

Readings and Signings

City Books may consider self-published author events. Terms include a small deposit ($40) to cover store expenses in case book sales on the scheduled night fall short. Book sales will be split 60/40. Authors should note that City Books schedules events 3-4 months in advance. Please plan accordingly.

Furthermore, authors need to be responsible for the majority of their own PR; City Books’ resources are limited. Based on book sales and attendance the night of the reading, City Books may or may not offer to carry the book on a contractual basis.

No decision will be considered until City Books receives a review copy of the book. Inquire via email or by snail mail; no in-person or phone request will be considered. All decisions are final.

Contact Arlan Hess at citybookspgh@gmail.com.