Author Visits at Patchouli Joe's

There are two different types of Author Visits at Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences:

  1. Author Book Signing/Event
    •  Please complete the Author Visit Request Form to express your interest in a signing/ event. 
      • If you have (and will bring) your own author copies of your book, we will load these in our point of sale system and sell them as normal stock.
        • The distribution of sale price will be 60% (you)/40% (the store) of the cover/listed price of the book. We will pay you for sales electronically within three business days of the event.
        • We will discuss and mutually determine if we will carry additional copies of your book(s) in the store after the event. If we do, we will pay 60% of the cover/listed price.
      • In some instances, at our determination, we may pre-order the books in advance of the event from one of our usual distributors.
        • We may ask you to sign copies of your book(s) for us to carry in the store after the event.
  2. Annual Indie Author Festival
    • Please review the guidelines below to see if you qualify for the Indie Author Festival.
      • ​​​​​​​Guidelines for Indie Author Festival Applicants:
        • ​​​​​​​Must be local to Texas
        • Must be an Indie author 
          • ​​​​​​​If you are unsure if you classify as an Indie author, please complete the Google form above for Author Book Signing/Event and name your publisher/ where your books can be ordered from. 
        • If selected, must be able to provide own books, as well as set-up supplies such as a table, tent, and method of payment processing. 
    • Fill out this application to apply for a slot in the Indie Author Festival. 
    • Invitations in response to the application will begin going out in Fall 2023.

 

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to contact us at Contact@PatchouliJoesBooks.com or call us at 940-331-4155. 

 

Tips for a successful author engagement:

  • Encourage your family, friends, and other contacts to purchase books, and especially your book, at Patchouli Joe’s Books and Indulgences or through our website.
  • Contact your local media and mailing lists to let them know about your event. 
  • Send press releases, review copies, and other promotional materials to your local media and book bloggers.
  • Get involved with book clubs, libraries, and other community organizations. 
  • Get involved with the American Booksellers Association through IndieBound.org. If your book has an ISBN and you list your book on IndieBound.org, your book will be made available to indie booksellers nationally.

To list your book on IndieBound.org:

  • Create your personal account at IndieBound.org.
  • Go to ww.indiebound.org/addabook.
  • Submit data and image.
  • You will receive an email when your book is approved. Once approved, it can take up to 24 hours for your book to appear in the search results on indie bookstore pages and on IndieBound.org.