Friends of the Library auction books online
AZStarnet.com has a Story that is of interest. Friends of the Tucson-Pima Public Library have decided to sell some books online to help raise money for the library. They put some books on eBay and Amazon, and made a few extra bucks.
\"Billings, the Friends general manager, said the organization hopes to bring its annual online average to $50,000 in the next two to three years, adding: \"Opening up our sale online has become quite lucrative.\"With a little help from the \"granddaddy\" of online auctions, eBay, and Amazon auctions, the Friends have become what Taylor calls \"pioneers\" in the world of online library-book auctioning.
For Taylor, spearheading the library\'s online fund-raising efforts is a natural extension of her expertise in computer-assisted language learning.
As online sales manager, Taylor selects books brought to her by Friends volunteers. She researches the books to determine prices and takes a picture of each with a digital camera. She then posts the photographs and a short blurb on each book — including any defects she discovers — onto the auction sites.