Do you have shelves full of books you’ve already read? Or maybe you’ve recently bought an e-reader and relegated your old paperbacks to the attic?Whatever your reasons, selling your books is a great way to raise funds for your worthy cause, and help the environment at the same time.
Charity Book Sale Tips
There are lots of ways to hold a book sale. For example, you could sell a few books to your friends, or get your whole school or office involved doing the same. Here are some tips for getting started:
- Go Online. Sell your old books through Amazon Marketplace or eBay. In some cases you can register as a charitable seller and take advantage of reduced fees.
- Do Your Research. Visit used book shops and websites to determine how much your books are worth.
- Be Flexible. Always be open to other offers. If your book was gathering dust in your basement, passing it along for any donation is a step in the right direction.
- Promote Yourself. No one will know you’re doing a charity book sale unless you tell them! Make flyers, set up a dedicated email address and tell all your friends, family and co-workers. Colleges and schools are a great place to unload any extra textbooks you have; just ask permission before you start selling.
Big or small, every book sold will make a difference for your cause, and there’s only one way to really get started: sell a book. The rest of your fundraising plans will grow around it.