Booksellers Return Programme - 36 Months

The ability to return unsold print books for credit has been a standard business practice in publishing for almost a century, allowing brick-and-mortar booksellers to lessen the financial risk of stocking new authors and titles.

Often, booksellers will hesitate to order titles that aren’t returnable. If getting your book stocked in bookstores is part of your marketing plan, our Booksellers Return Programme is an essential element to earning shelf space and/or in-store book signings.

When you purchase the Booksellers Return Programme:

  • Your book will be designated as “Returnable” in Ingram’s iPage ordering system for retailers and libraries. (Ingram is the world’s largest wholesaler and distributor of books.)
  • You will not be charged for royalties earned via store sales if your books are returned.

Note: Your book will be updated in iPage within two to seven weeks. It can then take 30 to 60 days for returnability status to appear within individual retailers’ systems. Confirmation of your title’s listing in iPage is available upon your request.  

What assurance can AuthorHouse give that a bookstore will order and stock my book?  

Unfortunately, AuthorHouse cannot control whether a bookstore will order and stock your book. Each bookstore, be it independently owned or part of a chain, selects and manages its own inventory.

Booksellers Return Programme FAQ