My scanner is going in for repair. In the meantime, I’ll be using the BookScouter iPhone app to help me identify valuable books. Longer scan times will mean fewer results per hour, which makes this the perfect time to talk about what sort of books are most likely to turn a profit. In this article, I’ll take you through a typical book shelf and share what types of books I look for when on the hunt; but first, here’s three quick tips to get us started: Continue reading How to find the most profitable books on any thrift store shelf.
Sure, we love books, but it’s not the only reason we started a used book business. We love aged gouda too, but we didn’t start OldCheeseSells.com. The reason we got into the media aftermarket is because there is virtually no bar to entry. Anyone with a smart phone, a few dollars for your first armload of books, and a dash of entrepreneurial spirit, can make money in the used book trade. For those interested in trying it out for themselves, here is the exact method we would use to start our business over from scratch. Continue reading The Quick Start Guide to Book Scanning for FREE