Bookstore Essentials

If you hope to get your book into bookstores and on shelves, equip your book with these industry standards. You can confidently approach bookstores knowing you have a professional, trade-quality book to promote and sell.

U.S. Copyright Registration

Registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office provides you with peace of mind as well as a public record of your ownership of the material.

Set Your Own Price

Take control of your book's price with our Set Your Own Price (SYOP) program. Customize retail prices and maximize royalties for both hardcover and paperback versions. Pair with Author Advantage Royalty for a winning edge.

Author Advantage Royalty Program

Maximize book profits with Author Advantage Royalty Program! 

Booksellers Return Program

Make your book more attractive to retailers by purchasing our Booksellers Return Program. It allows retailers to return your book if it doesn’t sell, removing a key hurdle for retailers interested in potentially ordering your book.

Booksellers Return Program Renewal

When you purchase the Booksellers Return Program, the subscription will need to be renewed after one year.

Library of Congress Control Number

Make your book more accessible to librarians and book vendors by cataloging it with the Library of Congress.