By Pat Ditzler, JoAnn Dumas
A tried-and-true approach to bring up cash whereas attractive the neighborhood, library publication revenues could be a win-win situation—if performed safely. e-book sale veterans Ditzler and Dumas indicate particular how one can run a sale to make sure greatest monetary gain whereas construction neighborhood aid. Readers will learn
the simplest ideas for accumulating and processing donations in the course of the year
how you can set up groups of volunteers to solicit, kind, fee, and deal with the actual stock of books, movies, CDs, and records
the significance of creating momentum from one publication sale to the following through recruiting an enduring workforce of volunteers
How the web can be utilized to extend sales
utilizing case histories from 3 profitable ongoing courses, every thing from setup to cleanup, on-site funds issues, and fiscal regulate is roofed. the sensible pattern types incorporated will make operating a winning e-book sale that a lot more straightforward.
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The sign-in sheet will show who was at the work session. 1 Sample book sorting procedure. Train Your Sorters and Pricers to Open the Books and Check the Quality Part of the training for your volunteers will be teaching them about book condition. A book needs to be examined for unseemly marking, massive highlighting, torn or missing pages, and so on. During this examination, treasures (including money) may also be discovered. A thorough examination of each book is a must—looking for autographs, publication dates, and 35 Production: Categorizing and Organizing Book Donations 36 TIP Set up a preliminary listing of the categories you think will be appropriate for your sale.
One of their volunteers taught customers how to make bookmarks that looked like a lovely Japanese woman in a kimono and sash. The volunteer also orchestrated a group from the local college who would write your name on a bookmark in four different languages. What a hit these were at the sale, adding to Potsdam’s success. A local high school student acted out a humorous Japanese story that kept the onlookers laughing. One volunteer made printed category signs for the sorting site as well as the sale.
Many of these books sell for $14 to $16 when new, and you can use a ruleof-thumb of pricing the book no more than one-quarter of the publisher’s price. We pencil the price lightly on the first page on the upper right-hand corner, or on the second page if the first page is a dark color. If many of the first pages are dark, put the price on a pricing dot on the front cover—we do this with a pen rather than a pencil. Never write in ink on or inside the book. These books are extremely popular at the book sale, and you’ll want to keep the quality of this category high.