Another Thursday rolls around and I find myself even busier than I expected. I acquired lots of books to sort and list this week. Enough that I expect to be still working on them through next week. This of course push all thoughts of this week’s post out of my mind. Consequently I have decided to give you an off the cuff post about my little business and some thoughts for what I’d like to do with my website moving forward.
I started off selling used books on Amazon in late 2007. I had been working for another online used bookseller for about a year and had decided I wanted to supplement that income with my own store. I started with about 300 books purchased from a coworker of my wife’s. Over the years I’ve stretched my inventory to a few thousand books and expanded from Amazon to multiple online book sites and recently started up this little website and blog. I’ve also moved from selling exclusively used books to a small number of new books.
In 2014 at the request of the ever amazing Gini Koch I made the move into being an event bookseller. In this capacity I assist authors by providing required business and tax-licenses and cashier services, freeing them up to talk to fans about their books and concentrate on the pitch. I’ve gotten to work with some wonderful local authors and really enjoy this aspect of the business.
My next local event is fast approaching in November. I will once again be helping the wonderful authors of the Desert Rose RWA for the 11th annual Free Writer’s Workshops. If you’re in the Phoenix area Nov 5, come on out and check out this great free resource for aspiring writers at the Scottsdale Public Library. If you do be sure to stop my table in the author’s signing area and let me know you read my blog.
As to the future plans for the website, I’m hoping to add more content in the near future. My thoughts include a page for local events I will be selling at or other events I think might be of interest. I would also like to add a store where you can purchase books from me directly. If you have something you’d like to see, feel free to let me know.
That’s about it for this week. Thanks for reading.
Until next week, see you among the stacks.