Ask Entrepreneur

How do I buy books from publishers to re-sell?

I want to start a web-based business selling books. If I buy the books directly from the publisher, do I have to pay them what I'm going to sell them for? My website will be similar to amazon.com but focused on travel books.
You simply buy at wholesale and sell at retail, and in the book business, wholesale is typically 40 to 70 percent off of retail.

All publishers have a volume system, however, and if you start to deal in large volumes of sales, you can always negotiate a better rate.

Share Your Thoughts

Today's Editor's Picks

About ASK ENTREPRENEUR

Ask Entrepreneur is a question-and-answer forum for and by the Entrepreneur.com community. Send in your burning business question, or comment on someone else's now. Have a Question? Ask Now

Topics (over 1000+ answers)

Ask Entrepreneur Q&A Hangouts

Google + Hangout With Shark Tank
Google + Hangout With Jason Falls
Google + Hangout With Angela Jia Kim
Google + Hangout With Grant Cardone

ASK Quick Tips