Publisher Programs Rates

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Monthly Box Mailing Rate Card

The Monthly Box mailing is shipped within the first half of the month to approximately 750 ABA member stores. The mailing is prioritized, based on the level of a store’s participation in IndieBound and ABA programs.
The minimum quantity for inclusion in any mailing is 450 pieces.

Standard pricing for inclusion in all 750 Monthly Boxes is as follows: 

A sell sheet or flyer $230; $.35 per piece for quantities less than 750
A standard (4” x 6”) postcard $132; $.21 per piece for quantities less than 750

A large-format postcard
 
$158; $.25 per piece for quantities less than 750

Shelftalker 
$135; $.22 per piece for quantities less than 750
Easelback poster 
$550 and up, dependent on size; minimum $.70 per piece for quantities less than 750
Standard poster, flat or folded $370 and up, dependent on size; minimum $.60 per piece for quantities less than 750

Pack of 25 bookmarks
 $475, other quantities custom quoted

For galleys, ARCs and finished books, cost of inclusion is dependent on size and weight. Standard pricing typically ranges from $1.60 to $2.75 per piece. Upon receipt of the dimensions and number of pages, we are happy to provide a custom quote for any proposed inclusion.

There is an additional charge for the insertion of any bounceback cards, letters, or any other collation done in our warehouse. Charges for collation will be custom quoted. 


IMPORTANT: Please contact Linda Ford (lindaf@bookweb.org) to reserve a place in a Monthly Box mailing.

All materials should be shipped to:
Transport Specialties International, Inc. (TSI)
Attn: Nancy Johnson

9 Joanna Court
East Brunswick, NJ 08816-2108
Phone: 732.698.0988, x 114

Please mark all cartons and/or packing slips: “FOR ABA [month] BOX MAILING”.

Early shipments are possible, but must be pre-approved.

Kids' Box Rate Card

Four times a year, a box is sent to each of the approximately 750 actively participating IndieBound stores filled with a variety of materials provided by Associate Member publishers specifically for children’s booksellers. As with the Advance Access Program, this is an excellent and cost effective way to reach the independent bookstore market with news of your titles. By collating, packing and shipping all these materials from one warehouse, we are able to offer publishers substantial savings in time, labor, and postage over individual mailings done on their own.

 

Standard pricing for inclusion in all 750 boxes is as follows:
A one-sheet or flyer $230; $.35 per piece for quantities less than 750
A standard postcard $132; $.21 per piece for quantities less than 750
A large-format postcard
 $158; $.25 per piece for quantities less than 750

Shelftalker 
$135; $.22 per piece for quantities less than 750
Pack of 25 bookmarks
 
$550 and up, dependent on size
Pre-folded poster
 $370 and up, dependent on size

Easelback poster $475 and up, dependent on size

For galleys, ARC’s, F&G’s and finished books, costs for inclusion usually range between $1.60 and $2.75 per piece, dependent on size and weight. The minimum quantity for any galley, ARC, or finished book is 450 pieces. There is an additional charge for the insertion of any bounceback cards, letters, or any other collation done in our warehouse.

Please contact Linda Ford (lindaf@bookweb.org) to reserve a place in a Kids’ White Box mailing.

All materials should be shipped to:
Transport Specialties International (TSI)
Attn: Nancy Johnson

9 Joanna Court

East Brunswick, NJ 08816-2108
Phone: 732.698.0988, x 114

Please mark all cartons and/or packing slips: “FOR ABA [season] KIDS’ BOX”.

Early shipments are possible, but must be pre-approved.

Advance Access Rates

There is no fee for Associate Member publishers and their distribution clients. Members of The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), The Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS), or the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), may participate at the reduced rate of $100 per title. Please contact Peter Reynolds at peter@bookweb.org to arrange payment and schedule listings.

Self-published authors are able to participate in Advance Access for the fee of $175 per title, provided that the title will be readily available for booksellers to order from wholesalers. ABA reserves the right to review titles submitted for Advance Access, and will not include titles with limited availability. Self-published authors, please provide the name(s) of the wholesaler(s) the book is distributed by.

Indie Next List Suggested Rate Card 2019

Indie Next List
Top 20 Listing, #1 Title $4,250
Top 20 Listing, Other Titles
This charge includes printing costs and postage for fliers and the production costs and distribution of the electronic version.
$3,000
“Now in Paperpack” (12 titles per month)
A pdf with jacket image, bibliographic information and bookseller quote as well as a shelftalker for each title is available for download at www.bookweb.org.
$1,250
Reading Group Guide
Top 10 Listing, Frontlist
 $1,700
Top 10 Listing, Backlist
  $850
Regular Listing, Frontlist
  $1,150
Regular Listing, Backlist
  $575
This charge includes printing costs and postage for fliers.  

Please contact Matthew Zoni at matthew@bookweb.org for further information.
Rates subject to change without notice.

Kids' Indie Next List Suggested Rate Card 2019

Titles from each seasonal flyer will be divided into two electronic newsletters based on on-sale date.

“#1 Pick” in paper flyer / “#1 Pick” in first volume of electronic newsletter
Includes top-left placement in paper; author interview in electronic
$2,500
“#2 Pick” in paper flyer / “#1 Pick” in second volume of electronic newsletter
Includes top-right placement in paper; author interview in electronic
 $2,550
Additional “Top 10” listing in paper flyer / Additional “Top Pick” in
 either volume of electronic newsletter (based on on-sale date)

Includes front page placement in paper; placement in “Top Picks” section immediately below author interview in electronic
 $2,000
Regular listing in paper flyer and in either volume of electronic newsletter (based on on-sale date)
Includes placement in appropriate section of picks for ages 4-8, for ages 9-12, or for Teens
 $1,500

All charges include design, printing, and distribution costs.


Please contact Matthew Zoni at matthew@bookweb.org for further information.

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