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There's also a different markup or sales amount to bookstores so they can make a profit. I know, it makes sense, but the few people I spoke with didn't know that. 

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Thanks for this - I certainly didn't know some publishers did not allow returns. Normal practice is that they do in order to get the books on the shelf. 

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I just finished an on-line course from UDEMY - "Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher" taught by Jessica Brody. It does a great job of explaining the role of agents and all about contracts. (It goes on sale often, so watch for a great price.)

The information it offered helped me a lot when I got offered a 2 book deal before I had even finished the course.

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16 hours ago, Sibermom65 said:

when I got offered a 2 book deal before I had even finished the course.

Congratulations!!

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16 hours ago, Sibermom65 said:

The information it offered helped me a lot when I got offered a 2 book deal before I had even finished the course.

 

Oh, wow! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so great!

 

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Traditionally, returns are around 50% of a total book order. So if 3,000 copies go out to a book chain, expect half to come back and most will not be in resellable condition. That's one reason the company I work for got out of selling through a traditional book distributor.

 

Contracts should be looked over by an attorney. They usually contain words or terms that are unfamiliar to almost everyone. If an agent is involved, it may be possible to get an explanation from him or her.

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