Renaissance Reads Shares Books By Indie Authors

Blind Date With A Book Program

With over a million self-published authors in the United States, we want to make sure that these authors and their families have a chance to be seen and their messages within their books to be heard. At Renaissance Reads, a Winn Publications brand, we understand that getting your book into the hands of readers is a crucial step in your publishing journey. Our “Blind Date with a Book Program” is designed to help you reach a wider audience and expand your book’s presence in the market. Let us assist you in making your book accessible to readers, ensuring it finds its place on bookshelves and digital platforms alike.

Program Overview

At Renaissance Reads, a brand of Winn Publications, we offer authors a unique opportunity to showcase their books through our Consignment Program, which includes our innovative Blind Date with a Book experience. 

Authors can submit their books for consideration to be featured in our online bookstore and special programs, including our popular “Blind Date with a Book” initiative. Our consignment process is designed to promote independent authors and engage readers in a curated book discovery experience.

Blind Date with a Book Consignment Program

Our Blind Date with a Book Consignment Program allows authors to captivate readers through an exciting and curated experience. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Submission: Authors submit 10 copies of their book for consideration in our program.

  • Curated Experience: Accepted books become part of our Blind Date with a Book initiative, where readers select a genre preference and receive a surprise book selection.

Key Benefits

  • Enhanced Exposure: Your book will be featured in our Blind Date with a Book program, reaching our engaged audience of readers.
  • Reader Engagement: Encourage readers to explore new authors and genres through curated book selections.
  • Revenue Sharing: Authors benefit from a 60/40 revenue split, with authors receiving 60% of the proceeds from each Blind Date book sale.
  • Author Interviews: Gain exposure through written and virtual interviews to share insights about your book and writing journey.
  • Virtual Book Signings: Connect with readers through virtual book signing events, enhancing engagement and promoting sales.
  • Social Media Promotion: Leverage our social media platforms to promote your book and engage with our community of readers.

Submission Guidelines

To submit your book for consideration in our Consignment Program and Blind Date with a Book experience, please ensure your book meets the following criteria:

  1. Price Consistency: Your book must be offered at the same price across all platforms. Please confirm that you comply with this guideline.
  2. Price Limit: The retail price of your book must be under $20, as our current market does not support higher-priced books.
  3. Genre: We accept books from all genres. Your book should align with our diverse audience interests.
  4. Author Eligibility: Submissions are open to authors located in the United States or Canada.
  5. Purchase Link: Include a link to where your book is available for purchase online (e.g., Amazon, Barnes & Noble) for us to review.

We will review your submission within 48 hours and notify you of our decision. Please note that we are specifically looking for self-published books from authors in the United States or Canada to feature in our program.

Submission Form

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Blind Date with a Book program work?

Our Blind Date with a Book program allows readers to select a genre preference, and then we curate a surprise book selection for them based on their chosen genre. It’s a fun and engaging way for readers to discover new books!

What genres do you accept for consignment?

We accept books from all genres. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, memoir, or poetry, we welcome diverse genres to cater to our audience’s interests.

Can I submit my book if I am located outside the United States or Canada?

Currently, our consignment program is open to authors located in the United States and Canada only. We hope to expand our eligibility criteria in the future.

 What is the revenue sharing model for consigned books?

Authors receive 60% of the proceeds from each sale, while Renaissance Reads retains 40% to cover operational costs and promote the consigned books.

How do I ensure price consistency for my book?

It’s important to maintain a consistent retail price for your book across all platforms and retailers. Please confirm the price listed on your purchase link matches the price at which your book is sold everywhere.

How long does it take to hear back after submitting my book for consignment?

We typically review submissions within 48 hours and will notify you of our decision via email.

What promotional opportunities do you offer for authors participating in the consignment program?

In addition to featuring your book in our Blind Date with a Book program, we offer author interviews, virtual book signings, and social media promotion to enhance visibility and engagement. These are usually separate services for self-publishing authors.

How many copies of my book do I need to submit for consignment?

Authors are required to submit 10 copies of their book for consignment sales.

Can I submit multiple books for consignment?

Yes, you can submit multiple books for consignment, provided they meet our submission guidelines and criteria.