CBAY Books is committed to helping resellers in anyway possible. We realize that no book becomes popular without the handselling expertise of the local bookseller.
All of our titles are distributed to the trade by the Independent Publishers Group. Please contact your IPG rep to order our books. You can also order books from them by calling (800) 888-IPG1 (4741), faxing (312) 337-5985 or through their website www.ipgbook.com.
Additionally, our books are carried by all major wholesalers such as Ingram, Follet, and Baker & Taylor. Please contact them if you wish to order our books through them.
Since we are a small press with even smaller budgets, we are not often able to send our authors on tour. However, we are happy to look at sending our authors for specific events (i.e. book festivals, etc.). If you would like us to send one of our authors to our stores, please send a traditional event request to our publicity department at publicity @ cbaybooks. com.
Every year we send our authors on blog and website tours. We would love to include your bookstore as one of our “stops.”
Most of our authors are happy to interview for bookstore blogs and websites, and we have plenty of online content that your store can use. All we ask is that you link back to the CBAY or the author’s site.
To schedule an author interview for your blog, please contact: publicity @ cbaybooks. com.
Some of our authors are happy to Skype with any group you would like to bring together. Perfect for Book clubs, our authors discuss with your members the writing and thinking behind their books. All Skype meetings are free. Please contact publicity @ cbaybooks. com to schedule a Skype meeting in your store.
Here at CBAY Books we understand just how important teachers and librarians are to the success of our books. You are the people that are often responsible for placing our books in children’s hands. For that reason, we are committed to providing educators with whatever they need.
All of our authors are available to do in person school visits. However all of our author’s charge various fees and expenses for school visits. To see each individual author’s school visit policy, please use the menu above to visit their individual website.
CBAY Sponsored In Person School Visits
Cost: Free – but requires a minimum nonreturnable order of the author’s books
On rare occasions, CBAY sends our authors to schools at no cost to the school either as part of book tours or other local events.
Because this involves considerable expense for us (and we’re small so we have small budgets) we have a limited number of free visits each year. We also ask that each school’s students or booster club purchase a minimum number of the author’s books for the author to sign during the visit. This number will vary depending on the size of the school and the distance from the author’s hometown. During the visit, the author will give at least one 30-45 minute presentation to as large of a crowd as your school would like. The topic will be determined prior to your school visit. As part of your visit, the author will sign as many books as the students would like and your school will receive one copy of the author’s latest book for your library.
Many of our authors are available to Skype for free. During a Skype session, our authors will interact with a class-size number of students (5-25) for 25-30 minutes. We will discuss with you in advance what the topic of conversation will be. As part of the visit, your school will receive one free copy of the author’s latest book for your library and signed book plates for the number of students participating.
To facilitate interaction between the students and author, we ask that at least half the class have read the book in advance and that all the students are familiar with the book’s main themes and concepts.
For more information, to enquire about in person visits, or to schedule a Skype visit, please contact: publicity @ cbaybooks. com