Attention Local Authors!

Requesting an Author Event!

Read It Again hosts a very full event calendar, booking several weeks in advance! In order to evaluate and select the best events for our community, a formal proposal is required. All events involve considerable labor, and we want to ensure a successful event for both the author and the bookstore. Please fill out the form below. Our events coordinator will respond within 30 days. 

Currently, we are hosting simple meet and greets in the store. We set the authors up by the front door so they can talk to customers when they walk in. We call these events Author in Residence.

Author Event Requirements

To be eligible for an author event, your book must be available on Ingram at a 42% discount and be returnable. We supply the books for events; if we are unable to get books through Ingram, we won't do the event.

We also don't do events with authors who publish through Amazon. 

Author Events Etiquette

Authors should show up 10 mins before the event.

If the author wants their RIA event to be successful, they have to talk to customers about their book. If they don't engage with customers, their books won't sell.

They cannot sell books or merchandise that was not approved by bookstore staff.

They cannot direct customers to Amazon to buy their books.

In emails to booksellers, please don't mention how well your book is doing on Amazon. It will not affect our decision to host you. 

Authors must promote their Read It Again event on social media, on their website, and in their newsletter (if applicable).

Authors must add an indie bookstore purchase link to their website. 

Adding an Indie Bookstore Purchase-Link to Your Website

It's easy to add indie online purchase links to your email signature and website! is the American Booksellers Association's book database and helps shoppers find the indie nearest them. Want to send a purchase link to your friends and family? Use this formula to find yours: / book / your ISBN-13   Example:

This same formula works for Read It Again Bookstore's website: / book / your ISBN-13    Example:

Author Event Form

All fields marked with '*' denotes mandatory fields
Book summary (please be sure to include title, and publisher). Additional blurbs and short reviews are welcome; please do not include rankings/reviews/links from our competitor, Amazon.
How will you promote the event?
The bio must be in the 3rd person
The number of personal contacts that you believe will attend the event, plus a summary of planned outreach efforts outside of RIA's efforts (including but not limited to the number of subscribers on your Facebook, Twitter, e-mail list, etc.).
Does your book have a local angle? Is your book on a timely or newsworthy subject? If so, how? Who do you imagine is the sort of person attending this event? (Yes, we all hope "everyone" is the answer, but alas we need a more specific answer to accurately market an event.)
I commit to adding Indiebound links anywhere I have purchase links (e.g. email signature, social media bios, website purchase pages). I commit to adding Indiebound links anywhere I have purchase links (e.g. email signature, social media bios, website purchase pages). I commit to notifying friends, family, colleagues, and fans about the event at least three times, spaced out appropriately between now and the event. (We will provide you with graphics and scripts if you need them.)