The Indie Lector Store is a partnership of a membership organization designed to help Indie Authors learn how to better market and sell their books.
We have designed this store to help Indie Authors make more money from their book sales. We do this in a variety of ways, as outlined in our three options that can be found as follows:
Option 1 – Author/Company Fulfillment
With this option, the author and or company agrees to full fill each order within 24-48 hours of receipt of the order and to show proof of shipment prior to payment to the Author/Company in exchange for receiving up to 80% commission from the sold price, plus a shipping fee from Indie Lector. The percentage is based on how much interaction and promotion the author/company demonstrates towards this store. Special 10% bonus may be paid out for the authors to go beyond promotion of selling their books on this site.
Option 2 – Indie Lector Consignment
With this option, the author and or company wants Indie Lector to full fill the order in a timely fashion in exchange for receiving a 60% commission from the sold price. This option is perfect for authors listed in Create Space/KDP Select program. Author will be required to have no less than two books in our warehouse at time of registration to sell on this site.
Option 3 – Indie Lector/Ingram Fulfillment
With this option, the author and or company wants Indie Lector to full fill the order in a timely fashion through Ingram Spark (Lightning Source/Ingram). This means the author/company will not receive any royalty payments directly from Indie Lector for books and related items sold. ALL Books sold through this option must be listed in Ingram for purchase.
With Option 1 & 2, additional marketing materials and promotion is provided to help increase opportunities for book sales through the Indie Lector Store.
Members of Authors Marketing Guild are able to add their books into the store at no additional cost.
For non-members of Authors Marketing Guild, the participation fee is set at $50 per year. This fee is used to help promote the author and to give them tools to better market and sell their books on the website. The annual fee is non-refundable. Once the author is added to the site, they must continue the annual fee or sell at least 500 total copies of any or all their titles. For any author that sells 500 copies of their books, the fee is waived. A sale for this purpose is consider an actual paid transaction, free books, gift orders and similar type of sales do not count towards the 500 sells count.
To participate in our store, begin by submitting the Registration form and determine which of the three options you would like to participate in. Once you have selected the option, please make your payment. We will contact you to verify the information and to access additional information needed to have your books added to our system.
At any time, an author that has paid the annual fee, may upgrade their fee to a membership in Indie Beacon or Texas Authors to receive additional marketing benefits. For a full list of benefits, please visit one of the following websites:
To become a member of the Authors Marketing Guild, please click here: https://authorsmarketingguild.com/index.php/membership/membership-application