Submit Your Book

Dog·Eared Books is proud to support local writers and contribute to a thriving local writing community. Due to the volume of requests we receive from area writers wishing to sell in our store, as well as limited shelf space, we cannot carry every title submitted to us. Special consideration will be given to authors living in and near Ames.

If you’d like Dog-Eared Books to consider carrying your book, please fill out our submission form. 

Book Signings

Dog-Eared Books will host signings for independently published authors if the following conditions are met:

  • We carry the author’s book(s)
  • The book/author has an established readership among our customers, having sold at least 15 copies at the store.

If the above is true for you, and you’d like to do a signing, contact

Book Launches

Dog-Eared Books is not set up to support large gatherings/events during our normal business hours. If you are an independently published author and would like to host a book launch at Dog-Eared Books, you may reserve the store after business hours for a fee. For more information, contact