Author FAQs

“How can I host an event at Malaprop’s?”

Please request an event by filling out this form. We book 2-3 months in advance. It may take months to be considered for a spot in our schedule. We promise that you will hear back from a real human being. Please be patient. Every request is reviewed thoughtfully and thoroughly and this takes time. If you are a local and your book is self-published or print-on-demand and not already in our inventory, please do not request an event until you have gone through the consignment process. 

“How can I be part of your monthly Poetrio event?”

Please send a copy of your new chapbook or collection, along with contact information, to Virginia McKinley, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801. Mark the package "POETRIO SUBMISSION"
 

“How can I get my book on your shelves?”

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe is proud to offer a consignment program for independently published authors! Working with individual authors on a consignment basis allows us to carry many titles we would otherwise not be able to offer and strengthens our ties with the community. To be eligible for consideration, the author MUST live in Asheville or the immediate vicinity. For more information on our consignment process, click here. 

If your book is available through a distributor such as Ingram or Baker & Taylor, consignment is not for you. Please contact our Senior Buyer, Justin Souther at justin@malaprops.com.

“How can I get my book listed on Malaprops.com?”

1) Log in to IndieBound.org using your personal account. If you don't have an account on IndieBound.org, please create one at https://www.indiebound.org/user/register
2a) Once you are logged in to your IndieBound account, point your browser to: http://www.indiebound.org/addabook
2b) Once you are logged in to your IndieBound account, for missing cover art, navigate to: http://www.indiebound.org/addabook/cover
3) Enter your data, attach an image, and submit.
4) Please allow time for approval by the American Booksellers Association. Once approved, it can take up to 24 hours for your book to appear in search results and on IndieBound.org.
All add-a-book requests must be submitted through these forms. Changes and corrections to existing books (other than cover art) should be emailed to addabook@bookweb.org.

 

“Do you have advice or outside resources for authors?”

Here is a helpful how-to list if you do not have experience working with bookstores. 

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