What are the Challenge calls about?
On each call we will have a short introduction of what we're doing, our next steps, then silence for about one hour as we work on our books. Then we'll close out with a progress report and challenge next steps to take action throughout the next week before our next call.
When are the Live Challenge calls?
Our LIVE calls will be every Friday at noon Eastern time (11am Central, 9am Pacific).
If I join the Challenge after it starts, can I still listen to the Live calls?
Absolutely! Not only will you have ongoing access to the live calls for the rest of the Challenge, but you'll also have access to all the replays to get caught up.
What if I can't join the Challenge calls live?
Each call will be recorded, so you can listen to it as soon as you're able. Keep in mind the calls are once a week, designed to hold at least one hour per week for you to work on your book(s), so you'll want to set an intention to either make time to show up live or set a specific time in your schedule each week to participate in the calls.
Can I write outside the live call time?
Absolutely! The calls are simply to give you a set time you can work on your book project each week. You may find yourself so "in the zone" that you want to spend the rest of the day cranking out that project, and we're all for that! Depending on your project, you may need more than one hour per week to complete it on time.
Do I have to give you my current address?
Only if you complete the Challenge and want your certificate mailed to you, or complete the Challenge, qualify for the extra reward of being stocked in Kristen's store, and want your book(s) to be sold there. ;-)
If I complete the Challenge by November 5, 2017 AND have my book published/available for sale by December 31, 2017, how will I get it into Kristen's store?
All you have to do is email [email protected]
with your book title, ISBN number and the author name you wrote it under and we'll take care of the rest!
*Stocking in Kristen's book and toy store, Toy Box Gifts & Wonder is subject to the discretion of the TBGW owners who reserve the right to not stock products that are offensive or pornographic in nature, unreasonably priced for the market, or unprofessionally produced. To be included in this exclusive program, all books completed during the Challenge must be printed and available in distribution by December 31, 2017. The owners of Toy Box Gifts & Wonder also reserve the right to continue stocking any books that perform well.
Will Kristen stock my book if I publish it through CreateSpace or another book printer?
If Kristen cannot purchase the book through one of her current distributors, she will contact you directly to place a wholesale order that you will then fulfill and ship to her store. Wholesale terms are 40% off the retail price and she will purchase a minimum of 3 books.
How much will I get paid for books Kristen purchases to stock in her store?
Kristen adheres to standard retail bookstore practice of a 40% discount. This means you will be paid 60% of the retail price of your book, with a minimum order of 3 copies. If you raise your price above what is considered standard for your niche just to make more money, she will not purchase your book(s). Keep this in mind while creating your pricing structure.
If I join the Challenge late (after the LIVE calls begin), but still get my book done by the deadline, will Kristen stock my book in her store?
Per the "rules" above, yes. All you have to do is have your book done and have it pass with our Store Buyers' Committee and you're in!