Sunday, April 1, 2012

Robot Carrots Unite

So the last month has been crazy. We’ve hit a few more sales and pulled more books out of our own personal collections to sell. The next step is actually getting the store set up, including paying sellers fees and posting the items online. After a lot of thought we’ve decided that we’re going to just try selling on Amazon and Ebay. (ABEbooks was our first choice, but then we realized that we don’t know anyone who uses that site. So we figured we’d stick with what we know.) We’ll be using Ebay mostly for auctions with the older or unique items, and Amazon will be the remainder (and currently the majority) of our books.

There’s a big step between talking about having a store and actually getting things active. But the hope is that we’ll take that step this week! We’re still getting our office set up, and haven’t put together the work computer yet. But we’re getting there! I’m really excited about selling books. I even told Curious that I thought it’d be fun to list them! He just looked at me like I was crazy. I’ve been scouting out more yard sales/thrift stores. (Although I have to admit. It’s hard for me to go out and not find something I want to buy for myself instead of the store! I’m gonna have to work on that or else this business is gonna end up costing me more than I’m making... ) and trying to plan for the weeks ahead. I actually start my new (official) job on Monday, so things will be a little busy this month. But I think that I can balance the job and the business. It’ll be a lot of work, but I think it will be really good.

In other news Curious just had his 30th birthday! So happy birthday to him :D I baked a carrot cake for him and decorated it to look like a robot. A friend mentioned that she thought it looked more like a carrot than a robot... maybe I’m out of practice with my cake decorating.

My Goals* for the week:
Get Books listed and selling
Organize the office
Start a Pinterest account for Quaint and Curious Books (I’ll post the information here so you can all follow it! I’ve already found a bunch of cute book related craft ideas and I’d love to share them with you all)

"We are the hero of our own story." 
-Mary McCarthy, Partisan Review (March/April 1961).

*Disclaimer, Goals may not actually be accomplished.

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