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Weekends with Locals

Local Author Submission Guidelines

‘Weekends w/Locals’ Author Submission Guidelines

As an independent, family owned business with strong ties to the community, Warwick’s recognizes the importance of supporting local authors and have created a successful ‘Weekends w/Locals’ Program.

Events within the Weekends with Locals program include a two hour table signing during store hours, typically on Sunday, with no formal speaking portion.

Due to the high volume of requests, local authors must meet the following guidelines:

  • The author should currently reside within San Diego County limits.
  • Your event at Warwick's must be the author's first in San Diego.
  • For consideration, authors must first email the Local Author Coordinator at authors@warwicks.com with information about the book’s content, target audience, publicity or any other information that will help Warwick’s make an informed decision.
  • Please do not submit a copy for review unless requested.
    • Acceptance of review copies does not constitute an agreement to carry the title.
    • Submitted review copies automatically become property of Warwick’s and will not be returned to the author.
    • Any books not selected for the Weekends w/ Locals program will be donated to charity.
  • Titles must be fully bound. No manuscript formats will be reviewed.
  • Submitted titles must be published within the last calendar year. No older titles will be considered.
  • Titles published through CreateSpace, a platform owned by Amazon, will not be considered. Unlike other publishers and distributors, Amazon's wholesale terms and conditions do not meet industry standards.
  • Titles must be available from the distributors of Ingram.
    • Titles must be fully returnable to the above distributors.
    • Discount from the distributors must be standard “Reg”.
    • Authors provide all copies of their title for the event.
  • Unless prior arrangements have been made, Warwick’s does not accept titles on consignment.