Authors Guidelines

If you would like us to consider stocking your book please read all the information on this page before emailing us.

Have you written a book and hope that we can stock it at Holt Bookshop?

Firstly, congratulations! Writing a book is a huge accomplishment and we have a huge amount of respect for this.

Due to the large volume of requests to put books in our shop, we regret we can no longer deal with enquiries during shop opening hours.

If you haven’t already done so, please read the guide from the Booksellers Association (‘Getting Your Book Stocked in a High Street Bookshop‘, which you can find on the BA website) and it’ll answer a lot of questions you might have about approaching bookshops.

Before you send us anything, please think about the following questions in regards to your book and our shop:
. Does your book fit with our existing selection? We spend a lot of time curating our selection to be able to sell and recommend books with enthusiasm, will we be able to do this with your book?
. Is your book visually beautiful? This isn’t everything but it is important.
. Is your book self-published? If you have self-published through Am*z*n then it’s going to be a strong no from us. If you have self-published elsewhere is your book professionally edited? If not, that’s a no too.
. How can we order your book? If it’s available through Gardners or another wholesaler it’s a lot easier for us to re-order once we’ve sold a copy.

Once you are sure that your book suits us and will sit nicely in our shop please feel free to email us at:

Please don’t drop books in to us unless we have asked you to. If we don’t decide to stock your book please do not think this is a personal reflection on you or your work, we are a small shop and we can only hold so much.

We are very busy running a business and while we will endeavour to look at your work we cannot promise to respond to every request.

Thank you for taking an interest in the Holt Bookshop.

Pam & Keith