write a book or make something neat that you'd like us to carry?
Local and self-published authors and makers of whimsy—if you'd like to see your work at blue manatee, complete the form below and follow these guidelines.
Before submitting, please consider the following:
- Please send a physical copy of your book to our store: 3094 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209. Please note: unless you can pick the book up at the store, or send a self-addressed and stamped envelope, this copy will not be returned.
- A book sells best when it conforms to customer and industry expectations for finished books.
- Books should be professionally published, have a bound and printed spine, display a bar code with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), and have a suggested retail price printed on its exterior.
- Your book or artwork should be priced comparably to other books (or items) of its type.
- We exclusively carry books and sidelines items for children.
- Handmade items or self-published books will be purchased on consignment until proven to be salable at blue manatee.
- We receive many inquiries, and we try our best to respond within two weeks. Be patient and follow the process for best results.