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Local Authors Q&A

Mysterious Galaxy is excited to announce that we are hosting  in store local author events! Please note that this means we will no longer be offering virtual events for self published/ independently published authors.
Hello local authors! Mysterious Galaxy loves being a part of our local author community and helping you connect with readers. Below are some answers to common questions that we we get in regards to events and carrying books. 
 
Will Mysterious Galaxy carry my book? 
Mysterious Galaxy stocks local authors' books when they participate in one of our Local Author Meet & Greet events or when an author has a solo event. Please make sure you read about each of these options to decide which one is best for you.   
 
What is the Local Author Meet & Greet? 
Twice a year, Mysterious Galaxy hosts a local author event featuring local authors who are self-published or published by independent presses. The event is held on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. If you are interested in doing a solo event please see “What is a Solo Local  Author Event?
 
How do Local Author Meet & Greet events work?
  • If Mysterious Galaxy is ordering an author's books through Ingram, the books will be ordered by the store and put on display to promote the author and the event.
  • If an author is selling their books through Mysterious Galaxy via consignment authors are asked to fill out the provided paperwork and to deliver their books to the store no latter than two weeks before the event. Books are sold on a reduced consignment rate.

Mysterious Galaxy will make a display for the event featuring all participating authors’ books and promote the event on our social media and website. We ask that authors do the same and that they invite friends, family, and fans. The day of the event, each author will have 2 to 3 minutes to present their book to the audience.

 
Is there a participation fee for the Local Author Meet & Greet?
Yes.There is an participation for the local author meet & greet. Fee information will be sent to those who register for the event. Please note, your event fee covers the costs of staffing, promoting, and organizing the event.. 
 
How do I get paid for the books I sell on Consignment? What percentage do I get?
For items sold on consignment we offer a consignment rate where 60% of the cover price goes to the author and 40%  goes to Mysterious Galaxy. Authors will receive payment for books sold via check or Paypal (whichever is their preferance) 30 days after the event.  
 
How Do I Submit My Information to Participate in an Upcoming Local Author Meet & Greet? 
Currently we do not have a date set for our Spring 2022 Local Author Meet & Greet but we are looking at holding it in May. We are accepting submissions for interested authors. Click here to submit your information. 
 
What is a Solo Local  Author Event?
A solo local author event is when a local, self-published author or an author published by an independent press has an event with Mysterious Galaxy for their book. For the event, Mysterious Galaxy will create an event page on our website and Facebook page, promote the event in our weekly e-newsletter and monthly in-store newsletter, promote the event on all of our social media platforms, and provide booksellers to run the event day of. Additionally the author’s book will be carried in the store for 30 days after the event. The fee for a solo event is $100. This fee is waived if 15 or more of the author’s books are sold. Please note that this is to help cover the costs of promoting and running the event. As with the fees for the Local Author Meet & Greet, please note that your fee covers the costs of staffing, promoting, and organizing the event. 
 
Additional Questions or Want to Set up a Solo Event?
Please contact co-owner Matt Berger at matt (@) mystgalaxy.com