Last meeting until September!
Dear CWC-BB members,
I hope that as part of your Father’s Day festivities, you will consider joining us for CWC-BB’s last general meeting until fall. We have an exciting line-up that includes our own Kristen Caven and her coauthor (and mom!) Louise Hart, who will be sharing their experience collaborating on their book The Bullying Antidote. Also reading aloud from her recently published book will be Judith Newton. In addition, we’ll be recognizing our wonderful volunteers for all the work they’ve done this year and congratulating our Jack London Award winner. So come to what promises to be a jam-packed end-of-year meeting. And bring your dad!
As always, it’s in the Bradley C. Walters meeting room at the Oakland Main Library (125 14th Street) at 2:00 Sunday, June 16.
An interesting opportunity for self-published authors presented itself in my inbox a few days ago. It sounds like a great idea to me. Those of you who are interested in selling your books in a new venue should check it out! (See below.)
Name: casey swanson
Comment: The Dailey Swan Book/Café Alliance Program
The Dailey Swan Alliance program is a project to bring together self-published authors and retail outlets looking to promote these authors, their books and literacy.
Coffee and Books have a natural affinity for one another. How often do we see people reading as they sit down for their cup of coffee.
For the retailer;
The Dailey Swan Book/Café Alliance gives these coffee and other retailers a chance to increase their revenue and at the same time provide a focal point for new authors. With a monthly turnover on their bookshelf, a continuously new stream of authors will be available for their patron to enjoy. And along with this comes the opportunity for local authors to give readings and sell their work. Increasing visibility for the local retailer.
So how does this work? Its pretty simple. A Dailey Swan Book Café representative will stop by the shop on a monthly basis.
After an initial placement of inventory, they will review and maintain the shelf. A monthly count will be taken of books sold which the shop will then be invoiced for, old titles will be removed if so deemed by the DSBC rep and store manager, and new titles will be placed on the shelf.
Based on experience, a Coffee Shop should expect a minimum of 15 titles sold per month. With its up to 40% discount off the retail price, the shop should expect a nice increase of monthly profit. This number is expected to grow as this program expands.
On the Dailey Swan Book Café website, a listing will be made for each retailer who joins the program, with photos, links, and store information.
For the authors it’s pretty straight forward. The Dailey Swan Book/café alliance is searching out self-published authors who would like more visibility. We will be placing these authors’ books throughout our program’s reach with a focus on regionality. Like-wise we will be locating retailers who wish to hold author events bring together the authors and retailers. If the author’s title is selected, the Dailey Swan Book/café program will take the authors title(s) on consignment and place them in retailers. A monthly accounting with placement and any payment do will be made to the author.
This program will be launching mid-June in Northern California, Nevada, Washington, and Texas. If this program has the success we expect, we plan to add more regions.
For more information on titles and contracts email casey