The local Barnes and Noble said I could have a book signing if my status changed from P.O.D. to having copies in B&N warehouses so they could order them. What does that mean?
You would need to enter into a contract with them, and order copies to be shipped to them. That means you will have to pay for those copies up front. They are going to probably want around 50%-65% of the list price and they’re going to also require the ability to return all unsold copies. I would definitely not recommend doing this just for just one book signing. Most authors sell less than 10 copies at book signings.
An alternative is to sell to the store directly on a consignment basis.
See: How to Sell to Books on Consignment to Bookstores and Other Retailers
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