Small Press Publishers
Interested in Listing Your Books with Powell's Books?
About Our Inventory
The inventory that you see listed on Powells.com combines the stock of four Portland-area stores with that of several warehouses. With recent advances in publishing technologies (such as digital content and print-on-demand), it has never been easier to break into the world of publishing. Unfortunately, the increase in titles now available presents a significant challenge to bookstores. It is difficult, if not impossible, for a bookseller like Powell’s to establish relationships with each of the thousands of new publishers that have sprung out of these advances.
Submitting Books for Consideration
Powell's accepts digital submissions from authors and publishers. If you would like to submit your digital book or manuscript for review, please email it to [email protected] We do not accept physical books or manuscripts. Please note that we will contact you only if we decide to order your book or manuscript.
Please be sure to include the following information with your digital submission:
• Your name, address, phone number, and/or email address
• Title of the book, price, and ISBN
• Book summary or description
• Name of distributors who carry your book, if applicable
• Discount information if the book can only be purchased through you
• Shipping information
• Return policy
Titles with Regional Interest
If you have a book with strong regional interest we ask that you to consider having your book stocked at Ingram Book Company. They are the book industry’s leading wholesaler. We already have an established business relationship with Ingram and order from them almost daily. This makes it much simpler for us (and other bookstores) to stock your book and replenish it when it sells. Learn more about Ingram’s various services for publishers, including indie publishing and full service distribution at: https://www.ingramcontent.com/publishers
As you work with Ingram, we highly encourage you to allow discounts that result in a standard wholesale discount to retailers like Powell’s. We are much more likely to stock your book if we know that we’ll be getting a standard discount.
Print on Demand Titles
If you have a Print on Demand book, including those already distributed by Createspace, we again ask that you consider having your book stocked at Ingram. Their POD facilities make it easy for retail bookstores to order and stock books. You can learn more about Ingram’s self-publishing platform at: https://www.ingramspark.com/