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We strive to position your bookshop at the heart of the literary community from childrens events and big names to local writers, we encourage our customers to use our cafe' to meet old friends and chat about books with us or make new friends. We are dog friendly and every four legged companion is offered a biscuit on each visit.

We (Tina, Tom, Iona and Aderyn) look forward to welcoming you soon!

TIPS FOR LOCAL AUTHORS WANT TO GET YOUR BOOK STOCKED IN WINSTONE’S?

TIPS AND ADVICE FROM HIGH STREET BOOKSELLERS.

So you’ve written your book. After weeks, months, years, of writing it’s finally finished, you have it printed and you’re ready to share with readers. But how do you get your independently published novel onto the shelves of a high street bookshop?

Well, to make this process easier we have created a Quick Guide to help you on your way...

Visit our author tips page for more

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM A BOOKSHOP?

Despite the many one-way tips above, getting a book into a reader’s hands is very much a team effort between an author, a publisher and a bookseller. Here’s what you can expect from a bookshop when you approach them with your book:

  • In all circumstances, to be treated with the respect and consideration you’d expect any business to give to a potential business partner.
  • Once the bookseller has had a chance to consider the book properly, a clear and prompt answer as to whether or not the bookshop is willing to accept the book into its stock.
  • If the bookshop does take the book and the book sells, to be paid promptly in accordance with the payment terms you have specified and to give quick consideration to reordering more stock.
  • If the bookshop is included in any social media campaign around a book it has agreed to stock, to participate actively in that campaign.
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