Local Author Consignment Program

An Unlikely Story is committed to supporting local authors in our community and our consignment program is one way to help those authors find their readers. Please review the full terms of our local author program before filling out the application.

*There will be a $25 administrative fee applied for the first title we accept on consignment. Thereafter, there will be a $5 administrative fee per additional title from the same author.

*We offer three 90-day consignment periods each year: September-November, January-March, and April-June. AUS will pay authors for any sold books at the end of that consignment period. We will take 3 copies of your book for 90 days and offer a 50/50 split for each copy sold. In 2022, our consignment program will begin in February instead of January.  Sorry for the delay.

*We will not accept books that need to be shipped to or from the store. Authors must be able to drop off and pick up books in person within 30 days of the end of their consignment time. If you cannot pick up any unsold books, after 30 days we will donate your books to a local library.

*We will not accept any books that are dropped off before acceptance of your application. Those books will be donated to a local library.

*Due to an extremely high demand and extremely limited shelf space we have instituted geographic and promotional restrictions in order to be as fair as possible. We are committed to representing local authors, therefore authors must reside within 20 miles of An Unlikely Story. Preference will be given to authors who reside in one of the following MA towns: Plainville, North Attleboro, Wrentham, Foxboro, Mansfield, Attleboro, or in Cumberland, RI. We would additionally give consideration to titles that are about our local area.

*We request that during the 90-day consignment period that your book is not available at a lower retail price anywhere else.

*An Unlikely Story is not responsible for stolen or damaged books.

We sincerely appreciate your patience during this process.

Local Author Application: