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How to Buy Books Wholesale


In order to buy books wholesale, you must own a business and be planning to resell the books. Some places may give you good rates if you buy a large quantity, but they still will not give wholesale prices. Today we will explore how to set up your business so you can buy from wholesalers.

Check out your county's website and find out the requirements for operating a retail business. Generally, you will need a business license and State resale license.

Obtain a business license from the county that you will be selling in. Don't forget to go to zoning and make sure your location is approved as well.

Once you have a business license, you may contact your State's Department of Revenue or Tax Collector and obtain a resale certificate. This is usually free.

If you have a particular author or type of book you would like to sell, contact the publisher directly. If you buy a large enough quantity, they may sell to you directly at wholesale rates.

Explore the web. Depending on what kind of books you are looking for, there are several places where you can begin. DollarDays has books, calendars, journals and other items for wholesale prices. Ebay also has a page that specializes in lots of wholesale books. See resources for some vendors. Make a list of your potential vendors.

Contact the vendors individually. Work out arrangements that work best for your situation.

About the Author

Sharon McElwee is a writer and designer in Virginia who has written since 1997. She has been published on Greenbelt Interfaith News, Writer On-Line, and Writer's Weekly. Ghostwriting credits include blog posts, sales copy, and Web content. McElwee is an Adobe Certified Expert and completed courses from MediaBistro, Writer's Digest and Inscriptions Magazine in magazine writing and copywriting.