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Buy the Book is an Irish owned and Independent online book marketplace established in 2021 for authors to sell their books directly to their readers.

Buy the Book actively promotes Irish authors and is a growing author community and support network.

At Buy the Book, we facilitate connection.

Connecting Authors to Readers

Through our marketplace, we provide a platform for our authors to connect directly with their readers by providing them a Seller page, to list their books, author profile and social media links.

Connecting Authors to Authors

Through our Facebook group, we provide a place where authors can meet other authors and exchange ideas and knowledge.

Connecting Authors to Information

Through our YouTube Channel, we provide content for authors to learn about marketing, promotion, and much more.

  • Join an Independent and Irish owned book marketplace
  • Retain 100% of your book royalties
  • Control the retail and shipping price of your book
  • Manage your orders directly
  • Receive payment for orders within 7 days
  • Manage your author page and bio directly
  • No commission charged on orders and no hidden fees
  • Cancel anytime, no Commitment 

Signing up is easy. Fill out the information on this page and when this information is reviewed, you will receive an email from us to create your account and list your books and author details.

Once an order is placed for your book, you will receive an email notification for the order with the shipping address. The order will also appear on your Dashboard once you log into your account.

Once you ship your orders, you can update the customer of the order status by logging into your account and updating the order status to "Completed". 

The customer will then receive an email notification that their order has been completed.

When you setup your account with Buy the Book, you will be asked to connect your Stripe account within your Dashboard under the “Payment” section.

You can visit our Support Centre for more information on setting up and connecting your Stripe account.

Payments to your Stripe account will happen immediately after an order is placed.

Payments from your Stripe account to your nominated bank account can take up to 7 days to be processed.

Please note that Stripe charges a transaction fee on each order placed.

You can read more about Stripe fees here

There is a monthly fee of €15 for joining Buy the Book, or you can pay less by signing up for 6 months for €75.

Buy the Book does not take any % commission on sales.

Postage costs will depend on the weight of your book (and envelope). It is best to place your book into your envelope of choice and visit your local post office who will advise you on postage costs in Ireland and worldwide. For further information on postage costs, please visit the An Post website.

Once you become a member of Buy the Book, you are welcome to join our private Facebook group and you will be invited to Buy the Book events as they are scheduled.

Visit our Support Centre  to find out more information.

If you would like to contact us directly, please email info@buythebook.ie

Buy the Book is an Irish owned and independent marketplace for authors to sell their books directly to their readers. If you are an author and you are looking to sell your book, we have a marketplace solution for you!

Signing up is easy. Fill out the information on this page about you and your book and when this information is processed, you will receive a link to create an account and list your book.

Follow the video available on YouTube to follow step by step instructions in setting up your account

Once an order is placed for your book, you will receive an email notification for this order with the shipping address. The order will also appear on your sales dashboard

Once an order is placed for your book, you will receive an email notification for this order with the shipping address. The order will also appear on your sales dashboard

Once you have completed the order, you can update the order on your sales dashboard to “Shipped”

When you set up an account on Buy the Book you will be asked to link a Stripe account to your account for payment of sales. Follow the video available on YouTube to follow step by step instructions in setting up your Stripe account

Payment from sales to your stripe account will be automatic. Payment from your stripe account to nominated bank account take 7 days to be processed

There is a monthly fee of €15 for joining Buy the Book, or you can pay every 6 months for €75

Buy the Book does not take any % commission on sales

For each transaction placed Stripe will charge a transaction fee.

For Irish & European bank cards, this is 1.4% + €0.25.

For non-European cards, this is 2.9% + €0.25

See Stripe.com for latest fees

You can list up to 3 books on your account

Postage costs will depend on the weight of your book (and envelope). It is best to place your book into your envelope of choice and visit your local post office who will advise you on postage costs in Ireland and worldwide. For An Post postage rates, please visit the An Post website

Once you become a member of Buy the Book, you are welcome to join our Facebook group and will be invited to Buy the Book workshops and events as they are scheduled

If you have any more questions, please email info@buythebook.ie

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