How to Start and Run a Used Bookstore

How to Start and Run a Used Bookstore

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If you have ever considered opening a used bookstore, here is your chance to learn from someone who knows first-hand what it takes. Author Stephanie Chandler is the owner of Book Lovers Bookstore in Sacramento, CA. Features in this workbook include: *Worksheets: Budget planning, evaluating competition, forecasting, and more. *Business Basics: What you need to get started. *Inventory: Twelve sources for acquiring used books. *Suppliers: Library supplies, printed goods, retail supplies and more. *Shop Setup: Store layout, book categories, bookseller software and tools. *Operations Procedures: Trade policies, overstock, and a sample operations manual. *Marketing: Low-cost and no-cost tactics for maximizing exposure. *Website: Steps for setting up a website and selling books online. *Resources: Dozens of useful website links. *Business Plan: Sample business plan (actual plan used for Book Lovers Bookstore).InternetMarketing a€“ Internet marketing is possible with many of the examples and organizations listed above. ... Book Drives a€“ This idea came from a used bookstore owner I met on-line. ... The school would be paid for each book collected and at the same time, Book Lovers would gain valuable marketing with the children and their parents. ... Book Lovers will advertise at the local colleges, which fortunately in the Sacramento area, includes at least a dozen community, specialty andanbsp;...

Title:How to Start and Run a Used Bookstore
Author:Stephanie Chandler - 2006-02


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