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Getting your hands on good reading material
is easier than ever before, with the massive growth in wholesale
books over the past 30 years. Knowledge is gained one word,
one sentence at a time. When it comes to reading, information
is gathered one book at a time. But you do not have to buy
books one at a time, for a high price, when dozens of suppliers
have wholesale books ready for purchase.
Most of these distributors and book
warehouses have thousands of titles on hand, some of them
with both popular reading material and academic books in
their catalogs. While it is often the right thing to do
to buy a good novel or history at retail from a "brick and mortar" store
if the item will be a special gift, there are also times
when getting multiple books at greatly reduced prices makes
a lot of sense.
Some distributors of wholesale books focus entirely on scholarly
books, those from university presses and scientific experts.
Others deal only with remainders and over runs from the publishers
of popular novels. Remainders and overstocks are generally
books that are returned to the publisher (in some cases the
books were never shipped to a bookstore or retail outlet).
Often these are marked in a way that does not hamper the
enjoyment of the reader who might buy the book from a wholesale
distributor of liquidator.
There are dealers in wholesale
books that establish themselves as liquidators, working
with just about any publisher and printer that needs help
in moving extra copies. These liquidators may have every
subject under the sun, including science, humor, cookbooks,
novels, etc. Most merchants in the wholesale books industry
have competitive bulk pricing available to bookstores (most
have a reasonable minimum order level such as $50 or $100,
or two copies per title). But this is usually not a problem
for customers of distributors and liquidators in the wholesale
books field, because overstocked titles and remainders
can generally be purchased below cost.
Many wholesale books distributors work exclusively with
retailers, libraries, book clubs and so on. While this may
serve to eliminate some individual buyers, most companies
that sell wholesale books require only registration and some
additional information that establishes the buyer as a group,
club etc. You may want to look for a distributor of bargain
books or discount books, a company that separates itself
from true sellers of wholesale books. Keep in mind that in
just about every case, those who are established and reputable
in the wholesale books business do not buy or sell used books.
When you purchase wholesale books you are getting new product
that has not been circulated to the public.
There are some distributors of wholesale
books who maintain "retail" sites
as well. These walk-in stores usually offer the same amazing
range of titles that is available in the company's catalog
or Web site list. In some cases, the price of an individual
book may be slightly higher than if it is purchased "wholesale." But
these outlets are really more like the discount or bargain
book distributors mentioned earlier. No matter what your
source for wholesale books, the titles you seek are probably
available somewhere with the explosion of the wholesale books
business in recent years.
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