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Vendor Program

Columbus Creative Cooperative's vendor program leverages our existing sales opportunities for qualified Ohio authors, and helps Central Ohio retailers to diversify their product line and sell local books without the hassle.

For Authors

You can now tag along with CCC's existing books! If your book qualifies, it will be sold at many of our vendors, at festivals and events that CCC attends and on our website.

We understand that it can be a daunting (and sometimes impossible) task for authors to find new retailers, and that with so many book fairs, festivals and events, it can be hard to maintain a good return on your time and investment. When you apply to the CCC vendor program, you'll reap the benefits of many of the locations and festivals where CCC is already selling books, without all of the headaches and time. Note that not all of our permanent retailers allow us to sell third-party books, and not all books in the program will be sold at all locations.

How do I qualify? When you apply for the vendor program, your book will be reviewed by a CCC staff member for quality. Unfortunately, we can't accept every self-published book. We have a limited amount of space available, and we do need to ensure that book buyers can rely on CCC to always provide top-quality materials.

How do I apply? Contact us and we'll send you an application. There is a $25 application fee that must be paid at the time of application. This fee is used to help cover the costs of the program, including registration fees for events where your book will be sold. The fee is non-refundable. This fee is waived for "Sponsor Members" of CCC.

How much will I be paid? We ask for a 40% discount. (Example: if your book is marked at $15, you'll receive $9.00 for each book sold). You'll provide your books on consignment, and you'll be paid quarterly for any books that are sold in that period.

Ready to get started? Contact us for more information.

For Retailers

If you're a retailer in Central Ohio who would like to offer locally written books at your location, we'd love to work with you.

Our program has no upfront cost, no fees and no minimums. You only pay for what sells. We simply drop books off at your location (including all stands, signs, etc.) and have you sign for them. We'll check back in with you periodically (usually once per month) and invoice you for anything that has sold NET 30.

We'll cater the type and number of books to your specific location and the space available. From a whole shelf to a small carousel (or even a single book on a stand) on the counter, we're happy to work with retailers of all sizes. Our program only accepts professional-caliber books to make sure that you're putting forth excellent products that will please your customers.

How do I get started? Contact us to begin the conversation, and we'll answer all of your questions and find the best timetable to get started.

What rates will I receive? Contact us to discuss specific rates and examples, but for most materials you'll receive a 25-60% discount. The books are delivered at no cost to you, which means that there is absolutely no risk to you, your business only stands to gain revenue, exposure and a more diversified product line.

If you already sell books, but are tired of dealing with 1,000 authors and small publishers, consider outsourcing the task to CCC. We'll handle the administration, the product selection and the headaches. You simply tell us where to put the books, and then write one check for what sells each month.

Ready to get started? Contact us for more information.