Event Request -
Independently Published Authors

To be considered for an event at Changing Hands, a formal proposal is required. All events involve considerable labor, and we want to ensure a successful event for both the author and the bookstore. A proposal helps us know if we are a good fit for each other. Your book must be available at Ingram or at your publishers, be fully returnable, with a regular (REG) 40%+ discount. There is also an industry-standard cooperative advertising fee (co-op), which supports staffing, venue costs, and inclusion in some of our marketing materials. Please note, at this time events are hosted at 7pm and we keep our store open extra hours for our events. Please make sure your books’ website links to IndieBound and or Changing Hands Bookstore’s website for purchase.

Your event proposal must include:

  1. A physical copy of your book. 

  2. One-page book summary. 

  3. Short bio about you that relates to your book.

  4. Why is Changing Hands the ideal location for your event?  Do you prefer one location over the other?

  5. Have you attended author events at Changing Hands in the past? If so, please share which ones.

    1. If you are from out of town, please name two author events that you attended at an independent bookstore and please tell us which bookstore.

  6. What is your planned publicity and outreach for your event, outside of CHB marketing? 

    1. Please share with us what media you have already reached out to / secured.

    2. Include the number of email subscribers and social media followers (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter) that you have.

      3.  How many of your friends and family do you believe will attend your event?

  7. If we feel it’s a good fit and your event is confirmed, we’ll need a headshot and image of the book cover.
     

Cooperative Fee ($250) includes: (Check with your publisher. Most will cover the co-op fees.)

  • Consignment fee to have your book entered into our POS system and on our shelves

  • Use of one of our event spaces.

  • Setup and breakdown of chairs, tables, etc. 

  • One of our experienced event hosts on hand to provide an introduction and monitor your event

  • AV equipment (if required.)

  • Placement in our in-store event book display

  • Inclusion in our media calendar, which reaches contacts in radio, print, and local television

  • Inclusion in our print calendar (4,000 copies), our email newsletter (30,000 subscribers), and on our website

  • Book sales are reported to the New York Times, Nielson BookScan, and IndieBound.org

We will review your proposal and contact you within 30 days. Please note that we reserve the right to edit event and author descriptions for our print, advertising, email, website, and calendar materials.

Drop off or send materials to: 

Changing Hands Bookstore,
Event Proposal
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85283

Or ship the book to the above address and email the materials to events@changinghands.com. In your email, please let us know when the book was shipped.

 

Host a Workshop

To be considered to host a workshop at Changing Hands, a formal proposal is required. We are hosting workshops both in-person and on Zoom.

A proposal for a workshop includes:

  1. Would you prefer an in-person or online workshop?

  2. One-page summary of the proposed workshop.  Please write this as customer facing copy.  How many sessions is the workshop?

  3. A bio that relates to your experience teaching this workshop and your experience in relation to this topic.

  4. Do you have a book that relates to this topic or recommend a book?

  5. Why do you want to partner with Changing Hands for your event?

  6. Please let us know of any workshops you attended at Changing Hands.

  7. What is your planned publicity and outreach for your event, outside of the CHB marketing? 

    1. Please share with us what media you have already reached out to / secured.

    2. Include the number of your email subscribers and social media followers (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter).

  8. What are the minimum and maximum capacity for your workshop?
  9. Dates that you are interested in hosting this workshop.

Workshop Fee:  Together we will set a price for the workshop.  CHB will manage ticketing and pay the instructor 50%-60% of the ticket price.  Percentage range depends on many factors and will be discussed at the time of booking.

  • Use of one of the Changing Hands’ event spaces and or use of CHB Zoom account.

  • In-person - setup and breakdown of chairs, tables, etc. 

  • Seasoned event host for the introduction and troubleshooting

  • AV equipment (if required.)

  • Placement in our in-store event display

  • Inclusion in our media calendar, which reaches our contacts in radio, print, and TV

  • Inclusion in our print event calendar (4,000 copies), our email newsletter (30,000 subscribers), and on our website.

We will review your proposal and contact you within 30 days. Please note that we reserve the right to edit event and author descriptions as we deem fit for our print, advertising, email, website, and calendar materials.

Drop off or send materials to: 

Changing Hands Bookstore,
Event Proposal
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85283

or email to events@changinghands.com.