BOOK ORDERING INFORMATION
ORDERING INFORMATION FOR SCHOLASTIC TRADE BOOKS AND FOR BOOKS
PUBLISHED BY SCHOLASTIC'S LIBRARY AND SCHOOL DIVISION
author appearances, Scholastic offers a 40% discount and fully
To order books for author appearances and to obtain further information,
contact call 800 724 6527, ext 3. and then 2.
Please verify with the rep that you are talking to someone in
the Catalog division. Every once in a while, the teacher/librarian
accidentally connects to a Book Fair or Book Club rep who doesn’t
have the information you will need.
If you have any problems, call: (p)
be aware that this information is for Scholastic trade books.
For books published in Scholastic's library and school division,
there is no special discount for author appearances, but Scholastic
does offer a 30% discount for librarians and schools ordering
direct by phone (800-621-1115) or through their web site (www.scholastic.com/librarypublishing).
Elaine Landau's books, for example, are published by the library
and school division. Virginia Schomp's books are published by
the trade division. If you have any questions as to which division
publishes which author's or illustrators' books, please contact
Catherine at Balkin Buddies at 727 378 4191.
ORDERING INFORMATION FOR SCHOLASTIC TRADE BOOKS
details are included in this section for ordering trade books.
Scholastic offers a special 40% discount for books ordered in
preparation for, or for sale during, author visits to schools
and libraries. Please note that this cannot be combined with discounts
or offers from other Scholastic divisions. Also, Scholastic waives
the freight charges for these orders.
place your order, call
- 800 - SCHOLASTIC
- 800 - 724-6527
you call this number, please choose “3” and at the next automated
prompt, choose "2." When you call, make sure you tell
our customer service department that your order is for an author/illustrator
visit, and specifically ask for the above-mentioned terms. Make
sure that you let them know the date of your visit as well.
be sure to order books well in advance of the visit. Depending
on the nature of your visit, it is advisable to set a delivery
date 3-5 days prior to the visit.
book prices and availability are subject to change, please contact
Customer Service to review the list of available books before
you begin organizing your book order.
school is different, so it is very difficult for us to give recommendations
on this matter. Listed below are two methods of handling book
orders which you may choose to implement.
Some schools choose to have their students pre-order the books.
This method will give you a fairly accurate count of how many
and which books you should order. Possible Disadvantages: 1) Books
can go out of stock or change in price without notice. You might
have to ask for more money to cover increased prices or refund
money on titles no longer available. 2) Many students realize
that they want to purchase books only after they have met the
author. You may not have any books for these students. We suggest
you have labels or bookplates available for the author to sign
should this occur.
Numbers: Other schools make educated guesses at numbers based
on previous book sales in their school or in their community (from
previous author visits or book fairs). Advantages: Eliminates
the problems associated with the pre-ordering method. Possible
Disadvantages: 1) There is the possibility of selling out of a
favorite title and ordering too many copies of less popular titles.
2) You may need to pay return postage on unsold books.
are returnable for credit. You may return books to the following
address, and be sure to read the paragraph below this one, which
explains the procedure in some detail:
City , MO 65111
enclose: (a) A copy of the invoice; (b) a letter explaining how
many copies of each title you sold, and how many of each you are
returning; and (c) a check for the total cost of books you ordered.
Scholastic will then issue you a credit.
invoice is due within thirty (30) days. An invoice may be paid
with multiple checks, if necessary, as long as they are made out
does not pay for the postage or freight costs of return shipments.
You are responsible for these expenses.