A Book Sale How-To Guide: More Money, Less Stress by Pat Ditzler, JoAnn Dumas

By Pat Ditzler, JoAnn Dumas

A tried-and-true way to bring up money whereas enticing the neighborhood, library booklet revenues could be a win-win situation—if performed thoroughly. ebook sale veterans Ditzler and Dumas indicate particular how you can run a sale to make sure greatest monetary gain whereas construction neighborhood aid. Readers will learn

the easiest options for amassing and processing donations in the course of the year

the way to arrange groups of volunteers to solicit, style, fee, and deal with the actual stock of books, video clips, CDs, and records

the significance of creating momentum from one booklet sale to the following via recruiting an everlasting workforce of volunteers

How the web can be utilized to extend sales

utilizing case histories from 3 winning ongoing courses, every little thing from setup to cleanup, on-site cash concerns, and fiscal regulate is roofed. the sensible pattern kinds integrated will make working a profitable publication sale that a lot more straightforward.

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A general rule for pricing our sets is to start in your mind with $2 a volume, which is our base price for hardbacks. Then mark the set up TIP If you sell all of your encyclopedia sets the first hour of the first day, the prices were probably too low. (or occasionally down) depending on the year, the general condition, and the popularity of the set. We have a volunteer who keeps a detailed record— a lined notebook page for each named set—with the date, the condition of the set, and the asking price.

There will be a repeat session from 7 to 9 that evening. Space is limited for the training sessions. 1 Sample volunteer press release. Press releases should be printed on official Friends or Library letterhead. Casting Call: How to Get and Keep Volunteers diverse activities involved with a book sale, so try to match up their interests with the jobs that need to be done. The publicity function could use special writing and public relations skills. Computer skills are a big plus for reports, volunteer lists, and signs requiring graphics.

Our Keys to Sorting Books will guide you through productive and enjoyable work sessions. Training your volunteers to diligently use Keys to Sorting Books will result in consistently higher sales. Discards are a normal by-product of your sorting process. Keep the quality of your book sale high by helping your volunteers understand the reasons that some books must be discarded. Make suitable arrangements for removal of your discards and your leftover sale books. 6 Ticket Price What to Charge for Books and Electronic Media Book sale prices vary immensely.

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