I like to help people who have elected to become book sellers the best I possibly can. So I decided to share my winners each month so you can create your own lists. This is by far not a comprehensive list of what I sell or have sold but is the top sellers of the month. They are in most cases commonly found and so little of an investment that I know you can capitalize on the information.
My philosophy in my business life is to help others, not to look at them as competitors waiting to pounce on my business and run away with all my best kept secrets. A few book sellers have written a scathing email or two to me about divulging top secret information. The internet is way too big to worry about that. If I give you leads to which books to find you aren’t going to glut the market tomorrow. However, when you find one of these valuable books and make a handsome return on your investment your excitement and the momentum that fuels that will hopefully launch you into a productive online book selling business. It did me. That’s what I strive for in the teaching part of my business – your success!
Top Ten Sales for August
FOL stands for the Friends of the Library. I have included a link to the online maps of the local used book sales at the libraries. These are the organizations that sell books which were donated to raise funds for various public libraries. The lower dollar amount is what we paid for the book we sold this month.
After you read each lead go to eBay or Amazon and put the title in the search box then you will see the closed auction or listing with a picture of the item. You have more valuable books imprinted on your brain if you take a look at the cover graphics.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA With 2004 Yearbook~HB~$349
TIME LIFE ~THE OLD WEST Books 20 Volume SET John James Audubon~HB~$150 FOL $20
MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING~Vol One~Julia Child~1963~HB~$147 FOL $1
I have a blog post on this title
ELIZABETH TAYLOR MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH JEWELRY~Elizabeth Taylor~2002~HBDJ~new~$140
ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND~John Tenniel~1927~HB~$120
LADYBUG, LADYBUG~Kathleen Daly~1969~HBDJ ~$70 FOL $1
I WONDER WHY SET (12 Vol)~ Southwestern Books~$70
Thrift outlet $3
PAINTING THE BEAUTY OF FLOWERS WITH OILS~Patricia Moran ~HBDJ~$60 FOL $2
BUSY BUSY WORLD~Richard Scarry~1990~HB~$50
THE WAY TO COOK~Julia Child~ HBDJ~$48
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PS If you’d like to get this information in your inbox every month, my subscription service provides sixty leads in list format. The report is a PDF file that you can print off and tuck in your purse or wallet. It is a handy reference tool for any serious book seller. Click on this link and download your file today.