The Blue Manatee Literacy Project believes in supporting our local Ohio authors through our Author Consignment Program. 


To qualify for the program:


Book must have ISBN number
Author and title on the spine of the book
Book is less than 6 months old
The author must live in the state of Ohio



The ManaTeam will review your book using our established self-published guidelines:


  • Marketable cover design and layout.
  • Minimal grammar mistakes and typos 
  • Page layout must be clear and professional
  • Illustrations and photos must be well placed, and clearly reproduced on the page
  • Content and the quality of writing will be taken into consideration

There is a $50 consignment fee charged if your book is accepted into the program. The retail split is 40/60%. We will include your book in our online store, as well as in the Oakley bookstore. 

How to Submit:

Compose an introductory letter telling us about you and your submission. Include any sales history, reviews and recognitions. Email your letter to authors@bluemanatee.org. The ManaTeam will review your introductory letter and reach out with any feedback or to request your book submission. Please do not send your submission unless one is requested by a Blue Manatee representative. 

If you are accepted into the Blue Manatee Author Consignment Program, you will be asked to sign a 3 month contract. We will provide shelf space, a social media post highlighting your submission and online ordering. 

Please note: If your book is distributed by a publisher with whom the Blue Manatee already has an established relationship (Baker & Taylor, Ingram, HarperCollins, etc), and available at our preferred trade terms and returnable, we can use our standard ordering process. If this applies to you, be sure to mention it when you email. We will make sure to introduce you to our book buyer.