By Pat Ditzler, JoAnn Dumas
A tried-and-true technique to increase money whereas attractive the group, library e-book revenues could be a win-win situation—if performed accurately. publication sale veterans Ditzler and Dumas indicate particular how one can run a sale to make sure greatest monetary profit whereas development group aid. Readers will learn
the easiest suggestions for amassing and processing donations in the course of the year
the way to arrange groups of volunteers to solicit, style, cost, and deal with the actual stock of books, movies, CDs, and records
the significance of establishing momentum from one ebook sale to the following by way of recruiting an everlasting group of volunteers
How the web can be utilized to extend sales
utilizing case histories from 3 profitable ongoing courses, every little thing from setup to cleanup, on-site funds concerns, and monetary regulate is roofed. the sensible pattern kinds incorporated will make working a winning publication sale that a lot more straightforward.
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Lancaster sets these books aside to be priced by Pricing Committee. • Newer Fiction and Nonfiction (less than 6 years old) will be priced anywhere from $3 to $8. ) • Autographed Books—set aside for Pricing Committee. • Book Sets—place these in the “Sets” area for pricing by others. • If none of the above applies, then find the most suitable subject category. Check category signs for help, and ask any questions of the person in charge of the sort session. Preparing Sorting Boxes 1. Place appropriate labels on both ends of box.
When the schools are in session, they get help from college fraternities, sororities, and high school students. Oro Valley Oro Valley has book sale co-chairs who divide up the tasks and responsibilities. The year 2011 marked the ninth year for our two annual sales, and most volunteers return enthusiastically to work both sales. We recently held a “Volunteers Requested” coffeeand-refreshments session in the library, which we had advertised in the local paper. Several veteran volunteers spoke briefly about book sale opportunities.
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. Because they are in the book business, there is a direct conflict of interest.