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New US bookstore to specialise in self-published books

In the US, a new bookstore has opened in Florida that is dedicated to books by self-published authors, reports Publishers Weekly. Gulf Coast Bookstore, run by self-published authors Patti Brassard Jefferson and Timothy Jacobs, operates on a model where self-published authors rent shelf space for three months for US$60 (A$78), with a US$15 (A$19) set-up fee. The authors, who must be local, are responsible for stocking and restocking the shelf space, and receive 100% of sales rather than the 40% traditionally offered by bookstore through the consignment model. The store opened in April and currently has 37 participating authors, with children’s books, education, fantasy, local history and memoir featured.


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