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ORDERING BOOKS

Congratulations, Authors! You're visiting this page because you are ready to sell more books! You have sold the first 20 copies that were donated to you! Now it's time for you to begin your journey as an entrepreneur! This page will help you navigate to purchase more books to sell!

Selling Your Book!

There are two companies that we know of who will allow you to print small quantities of books. They are Amazon and IngramSparks. Amazon has the option for the consumer to buy books via their platform and the author can buy copies in bulk to sell. IngramSpark is just for the author to print and sell directly to the consumer. 

We printed all the books from the event on IngramSpark so the kids wouldn't be able to see their books online before the event. Ingram Sparks can print both hardcover and paperback, where as amazon prints only paperback.
 

1. Your book is on Amazon (or will be soon)!

Your family and friends can purchase your author's book on Amazon and it will be shipped directly to them, usually in 2 days!

When they buy your book through Amazon, you will make around $2.39, as Amazon will take 40% of the list price and will charge you an additional $4.20 to print your book depending on the number of pages. We set the price of your book  for you to make that  amount ($2.39) but you can change the price by letting us know. Keep in mind, you want to make sure your book is reasonably priced in comparison to other books out there.

Receiving Amazon Royalty Checks!

At the end of each calendar quarter, we will send you a royalty check from Amazon book sales. Those dates include March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st. The checks are written and sent through USPS. It is important to ensure Leap for Literacy has your correct and current home address to receive these payments. 

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2. Buying Author Copies From Amazon!

You can buy your books from Amazon for the cost of printing plus shipping. This is how the first 20 copies of the books that we donated to you were ordered. If you want to have a book signing or have books on hand to sell to family, friends, parent's co-workers, etc... this is the route you should go! Depending on the length of your book, that will determine how much it costs to print  (most books are $4.20). You will need to let us know how many books you would like to order, pay us for these books in advance and then they will be shipped directly to you. When you order author copies, it can take up to 10 business days to receive the books. 

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3. Buying Hardcover Books!

 

You can also purchase additional hardcovers of your book! These books are purchased via Ingram Sparks. Most books will cost around $9.99 plus shipping. As you can see below, after shipping, the book is over $12. These books will be printed in 10 business days. You will need to fill out the inquiry below, letting us know how many copies you would like to order, pay for these books in advance and then they will be shipped directly to you. When you order author copies, it can take up to 10 business days to receive the book. 

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4. Place Your Order Now!

You can let us know how many copies you'd like to buy now and we will send you a link to pay within 24-48 business hours. Once you've paid, we will place the order for your books!

Inquiry To Order Books

We will be in touch soon!

Please be advised that we have no control over the printing/delivery of the books. If there is an issue with your shipment, please let us know and we can file a claim on your behalf.

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