This no-cost program is simple and straightforward.
You gather and box your surplus materials, and Better World Books coordinates and pays for items to be shipped to our warehouse in Mishawaka, Indiana for sale. Items are sorted and scanned, and each saleable item is listed on over 50 channels. Better World Books handles all aspects of inventorying, marketing, selling and shipping these materials, and you receive a payment from each sale.
Why market your library's discards and donations to the world at no cost to you? The answer is quite simple: You get "more bang for the book." On top of that, we donate a book for each one sold on BetterWorldBooks.com. You will be part of a network of over 4,000 libraries that have partnered with us to give books a new home. We sell books for what they are truly worth, thereby optimizing the revenue potential and supporting literacy initiatives through book donations. Leave the book selling to us and you'll have more time to spend around the library, in the community or
What are the costs of the Discards and Donations Program? Zero! There are no sign-up, monthly or one-time fees. You will be paid a percentage of net sales. Some of our partners earn
$25 a month, others earn $15,000. Net sales are defined as the sale price of the book minus any marketplace commissions. For example, a book sold on Amazon.com for $10 would have a net sale price of $8.50 (after Amazon's 15% marketplace commission).
Our proprietary sales software is called Indaba, which means "gathering to do business" in Zulu. And doing business is what Indaba is all about. This online sales software not only showcases OR highlights the material, it sets unique rates on each site and reprices more popular titles regularly, optimizing sell-through.
Which marketplaces does Better World Books utilize? As one of the largest online bookstores, Better World Books currently sells on over 50 channels. In addition to Amazon.com, Alibris.com, Half.com and eBay.com, books are listed on BetterWorldBooks.com where customers can fund literacy, care for the environment and get a fair price on the books they want.
Created specifically for you, we have developed a web portal that will allow you to generate prepaid UPS labels, schedule pickups and run reports. Daily reports track the number of books in inventory, number of books sold, top sales, marketplace commission and commission payable.
Expand your earning potential and become a library affiliate. In partnership with Commission Junction, BetterWorldBooks.com now offers an Affiliate Program. This gives you the opportunity to set up a link directly from your website to BetterWorldBooks.com and earn a 5% to 8% commission on all purchases made through this link. Click here for more information..
LEAP stands for Literacy and Education in Action Program. Partners who choose to support our General Literacy Fund directly contribute to the grant pool which grows each year and is made available to libraries and nonprofits through our annual grant program. Check out BetterWorldBooks.com/LEAP for past winners and to apply.
Better World Books has over 100 libraries that participate in our What Matters for Libraries group, which consists of a range of online and offline ways to help us shape the programs and services we offer our library partners. Because what matters to you matters to us. If you are interested in being a part of our What Matters for Libraries group, please let a representative know.
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