NOTE: Due to staffing limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic, our independent

author consignment program and store events are temporarily ON HOLD. You are welcome to fill out

the form, which we will receive, but please know we may not be able to respond to you

until we are able to ramp back up to our full staffing and capacity. Thank you for your understanding!

Independent Author Inventory & Event Request

Thank you for your interest in celebrating your published work here at Inkwood Books! Prior to submitting, PLEASE READ OUR REQUIREMENTS BELOW:

  • If you are affiliated with a publisher distributed by Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic, Norton, Chronicle, Abrams, or Candlewick, please contact us directly at

  • Due to the volume of requests, we are not able to accommodate in-person or over the phone meetings regarding books for consideration. Please DO NOT drop off or mail copies of your book to Inkwood.

  • To be eligible for consideration your book must:

    • Be bound, with clear and legible title and author information on the cover and the spine.

    • Have a valid ISBN and barcode

    • Meet our sales terms: We require at least a 40% discount and free freight; all books must be returnable.

  • If we are unable to source your book through our main distributor, Ingram, at our required terms, we may require you, the author, to provide the book under a consignment agreement. As such, we require all authors who provide books to us to also provide invoices for prompt payment and record keeping. Inkwood is not responsible for creating invoices for books provided to us.

  • We are especially interested in books by South Jersey authors, or books on South Jersey history, travel, and interest. However, we will consider books on any subject, fiction or nonfiction.

  • If we determine your book and/or event are a good fit for Inkwood, you should hear back from us within 3-4 weeks after your submission. If you do not hear back from us, you may assume we have determined your book is not a fit for us at this time. The decisions made by our team are final.