Turn Cash in Cash – How to Deal With Unwanted Books in Used Bookstores

Used bookstores thrive on customers who bring unwanted books for money or credit. You can trade your books for a tidy amount of money, or even more in store at almost all bookstores. Here's how to get the best results for your used books.

First, figure out which books you want to get rid of. Take all the books from your shelves that you will not read again or will never read. Do not forget cookie books you never use and children's books your children have grown out of. Then, do some research to figure out what the local used bookstore is specializing in. Are they mainly fiction and poetry? Or are they in biographies and self-help? Depending on what you have in your library, you may need to find more than one store to take all your books. Changed reference books such as atlas and legislative assembly will probably be rejected unless they are unique or collective in some way. Most bookstores pay more for recent releases in good condition, but the exception is a very popular re-titled author like John Grisham or Dan Brown, as they usually have a ton of them.

When you have taken the books from your collection, make sure they are clean and in the best condition you can get them. Take a moment to turn them off, check if you have dog pages, delete all pencils and remove posts. It's stuck on pages. Most stores will not emphasize or otherwise annotated text.

Make use of the bookstore to check when they accept customer transactions. Often they will only receive them on weekdays, as weeks are trading. Sometimes they have a special buyer who is only in the store on certain days of the week. Some only take books by arrangement, especially for larger books. While you find out when to get in your books, ask what types of books they are most welcome and they do not always take. Some stores do not accept cookbooks, but others write fiction. Do your homework and be ready to go to more than one store to unlock all your books.

Decide whether you want money or store credit for your books. Some stores offer credit only, so be prepared to trade. Other stores offer better returns if you choose a loan, often as much as 25% more than cash. If you are a frequent bookkeeper, credit could be a better way to go. On the other hand, there is cash cash.

On the day you are about to take your books, check out the weather. If it's raining, it's not good to bring your books. Some books do not generally accept books on a rainy day, as the process of getting them from a car to store can make books wet. Save this message for a sunny day.

Put the books in sturdy bags with handles or small boxes to facilitate it. Even if you have only a few, move them in a bag to protect them on the way to the bookstore. Get a friend to help you if you have a lot of books. Bookstore staff will not help transfer the books to the store.

Make sure you understand how the bookkeepers evaluate your books for resale. Often they will offer you a percentage of what they think they will sell the book for, not a percentage of the purchase price. Ask what their formula is before you start. If you think you can get more for a particular book elsewhere, do not be afraid to do it. However, the bookmakers are experts in pricing and knowing what the market for each type of book is, so if in doubt, postpone its jurisdiction.

Do not forget to be fun and polite to all the staff of the bookshops. They will be more likely to take your books in the future if you maintain a friendly and professional attitude. Be proud that you let your books find a new home and free space in your own home. If you bought your books in a store for credit, do not forget to use it! Even if you do not have a book, the bookshop can be a great place to find unusual gifts.

Source by Lelah Baker-Rabe

Frequently asked questions about book use

Since I published my first book, "101 Ways To Improve Your Communication Abilities", In 1998, And Started Bookkeeping Shortly After, Many Have Asked:

1. What do you get paid for making a book signature?

Depending on where the book is listed. Most libraries
do not pay authors to make a book signature. Linda Ligon,
Interweave Press, says that her writer is awarded
talent at the industrial camp. The "pay" is usually
opportunity to interact with readers, increase sales of the
book and increase your position as an expert.

2. How much money do you make on a booking?

It depends – and you'll never know exactly. Depending on
how well your events are presented because
more people meet when the event is made up of excitement
. It depends on the presentation and interaction with the
audience. You may know how many books were sold on the
event, but it's not the end of the story. One
library says that more than 60% of sales are made
after the author goes to the store.

3. Why would anyone go to a book signing?

To Meet AUTHOR! In many sections of the country, just
as the author makes you celebrity. You are
power. If you have an autographed copy of the book, put
the reader apart. In one city, a woman bought a copy of
"101 ways to improve your communication skills instantly."
With each request, she told me something about the recipient
so I could customize my comment for that person.

4. What is it for authors who do a seminar or talk about their

By presenting a life project or discussion in a book
signing, you show your knowledge of the subject. You
can learn about content and share stories about things that occurred during the writing process. You
also have the opportunity to develop a report with
readers that will enable them to experience you as a "real person."
Event sponsors will be similar to you because you have provided
free services to their customers. They will most likely
welcome you again with the next book.

5. What if no one comes up? Even the author's reputation
sometimes has "no show", so do not give up! Most
important is how you respond when no one comes up. Keep
smiling and take your positive mental attitude. Often
people will be walking between the shelves, not
who want to be the first to step forward. Switch to
part of your book, familiarize yourself with
people and invite them to the presentation. Offer
them free flier or handout. After the support has read
the entry you provided, wait a few minutes and
start your presentation at a certain time with
counter-notification. If you have a microphone, use
it. If no one comes up after two or three minutes,
end the interview by inviting people to milling
to visit the table later. Typically, managers will ask
authors to list some additional copies. Be gracious and
uncomplaining. Later, review your actions and see what could be added

6. How do you find time to set up a trip?

Performing a book signing is like presenting a play. There
there are several parts – the author designs the trip (port and
dates), prepares a life project, discussion or speech and
makes the signature. The support group makes the contact and
provides promotional material, orchestrates travel information
and monitors
synchronization. A specific individual or company may
participate in public work, depending on the
expertise of support staff.

7. Assuming you've had "no show", what's the best
book you've ever held?

It is rarely that "no show" occurs. The best book signed
event I had was in a large Barnes and Noble Bookstore
in El Paso, TX, where I signed "Take responsibility for your life."
The event was preceded by interviews on three TV series
(National Network Networking) and Radio
interview. The El Paso Times newspaper published an article
about the book on the signing date. It was on the
front page "Living" with a color image of the
bookshelf. In the evening, after the bookmakers bought
all the chairs were in the shop in the promotion area,
people on the sides. Most of the audience
stand for a long time after the presentation to talk to me
and get their books handwritten. You can also have such a
event. We can help you.

Source by Jo Condrill