Bookstore & Signings

Barnes & Noble Conference Bookstore

Barnes & Noble will be the official bookseller for Killer Nashville 2018. Authors wishing to have their books sold in the Barnes & Noble bookstore should contact Robbie Bryan at (615) 377-9979 to ensure that their titles are available and returnable via Ingram.

Authors whose books are not eligible to be carried by Barnes & Noble can consign their books with Killer Nashville. For more information on consignment, please review the section below.

Consignment with Killer Nashville

Authors who wish to sell books at the conference should bring copies on consignment. Killer Nashville will provide a consignment form that will record how many books are brought and how many are sold, and will send a check for the sold quantity after the conference’s end. You need to be able to provide the books to the Killer Nashville bookstore at a 40% discount, and you will be responsible for unsold stock when you leave the conference. 

If you are bringing your book to the conference and want to offer it for sale in the bookstore on consignment, please note the following important information. 

  • Killer Nashville will accept 10 copies of up to three titles per author unless otherwise negotiated. Please plan accordingly.
  • Please legibly fill out a copy of the consignment form (available for download below) in advance, and bring it, along with your books, to one of the consignment windows. Please note, no books will be received outside of the consignment windows.
  • Please pick up any remaining copies by no later than 2:30 PM on Sunday. 
  • Payment for books sold will be mailed directly to the address on the consignment form within 60 days of the conference’s conclusion.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Book Consignment Form

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Killer Nashville book signings are free and open to the public.

Authors wishing to sign books not only have the opportunity to meet conference attendees, but also book buyers and fans.

If you wish to participate in book signings, please indicate it on your registration form including available days and times (we will try to accommodate, but cannot guarantee your requested date and time).

Note: the more flexible you are the greater your chance of being able to sign books. Every effort will be made to accommodate your schedule, but no guarantees apply. Registration also does not guarantee an opportunity to sign.

Please understand that if your information is received after July 1st, on site bookstores will progressively have a harder time ordering copies of your books to sign. The registration cutoff date for book signings is July 15th.

William Kent Krueger signs copies of his book.
William Kent Krueger signs copies of his book.

TERMS FOR SIGNING BOOKS: Killer Nashville will accommodate all authors as space permits. Requesting a book signing during registration does not guarantee a book signing position. You will be notified before the conference of your book signing time(s). Consistent with other national conferences such as the New York MWA Symposium, all events may be taped and sold to raise money for future Killer Nashville events. Any recorded audio and visual appearances, including use of your voice, name, image, and likeness, are considered a charitable donation for the benefit and continuance of Killer Nashville. NO EXCEPTIONS. By submitting the registration form, you agree you have read and understand everything contained herein.

Please include an announcement on your website that you will be appearing at Killer Nashville. When signing times are assigned, please include that information on your website as well so that your personal fan base will know when to see you specifically.