When will I see an order for my book?
Selecting an item to order comes down to a multitude of varying factors that align with Council Collection Development policies; It’s worth noting that policies will differ from council to council. Items can be assessed on binding, formatting, size, attractiveness, content, topic saturation and much more.
Publisher/Author Trade Discount
The amount of trade discount given is completely dictated by you. As a guideline, it’s typical for publishers and authors to apply a 0-40% discount on books being supplied to Peter Pal; the higher the trade discount the more discount is passed on to our customers.
RRP vs Trade Discount Prices
Recommended Retail Price is the full amount suggested to sell your book, however it’s important to note that discounts have not been applied yet. The Trade Discount Price includes discount and should not be confused with RRP.
Marketing and Freight
We are always looking for new Australian publications for our libraries to access. The details you provide to us about your book will appear on our database for our libraries to view. It’s important to note, marketing and freight is the sole responsibility of the author or publisher to organise – Peter Pal does not offer this service.
Book data and why it matters
If book data sites such as Nielsen BookData already hold information on your book, it is important that any information you provide to Peter Pal matches that information. In most cases, Peter Pal will purchase books based on the data held on these sites. To ensure we are able to provide our clients with the most value for money, Peter Pal will usually purchase through 3rd party providers affiliated with these data sources. The market is very competitive and we need to ensure we do the right thing by our clients.