By Pat Ditzler, JoAnn Dumas
A tried-and-true option to increase money whereas attractive the neighborhood, library ebook revenues could be a win-win situation—if performed accurately. e-book sale veterans Ditzler and Dumas indicate particular how you can run a sale to make sure greatest monetary profit whereas construction neighborhood help. Readers will learn
the simplest options for collecting and processing donations in the course of the year
tips on how to set up groups of volunteers to solicit, type, fee, and deal with the actual stock of books, video clips, CDs, and records
the significance of creating momentum from one ebook sale to the subsequent via recruiting an enduring staff of volunteers
How the net can be utilized to extend sales
utilizing case histories from 3 profitable ongoing courses, every little thing from setup to cleanup, on-site cash issues, and monetary keep an eye on is roofed. the sensible pattern types incorporated will make working a winning e-book sale that a lot more straightforward.
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Extra resources for A Book Sale How-To Guide: More Money, Less Stress
Below are a few examples of some issues our chairs have had to deal with over the course of time. These problems have been a very small part of our glorious adventures with our volunteers, so don’t be discouraged. Just be aware that situations will occasionally arise that you will need to address. Take care of any issues quickly so that you keep a happy and cohesive group of volunteers. The Noncompete Clause You must be very careful to not allow book dealers or other booksellers to be part of your volunteer group.
SPECIALLY PRICED BOOKS These rare and collectible books make up about a third of our book sale profits. This was not always the case. In the past these books were about 10 percent of the total, but we have become very good at pulling the desirable collector books. This category is the difference between “good” and “great” book sales. Our sale draws dealers from all over the country. They know we have great Ticket Price: What to Charge for Books and Electronic Media books that are priced fairly.
This training of others is critical: as some volunteers leave to pursue other interests, there are others trained to step up and take over. As with Lancaster, Oro Valley has a great volunteer who has made valuable contact with the media. She also produces our world-class newsletter. Libraries are a magnet for volunteers. Begin with a small core group to help organize your efforts, then reach out to your community for individuals to support your book sale. Match your new volunteers’ skills to the tasks to be performed.