Bookseller Mentor Program

As of July 2013

As eCommerce continues to grow into an even bigger global phenomenon, selling used books online has become more profitable than ever.

I have personally sold over 4,000 books in a single month using the very same techniques that I teach in my books:

Internet Bookselling Made Easy!
Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques

However, selling new and used books on the Internet can seem overwhelming to beginners. I've been selling books online since 2006 and I'm willing to bet that I've seen just about every problem you're likely to encounter — and probably quite a few more that you’ll never anticipate.

During the course of my business I can say without a doubt that one of the smartest things I ever did was seek out experts in the bookselling field and ask them for help. Sometimes that took the form of an informal hour or so of the expert’s time graciously given freely to me. And there were other times when I paid for the expertise I needed; an investment that has paid for itself many times over.

Here's How Can You Use My Services

  • You need an experienced bookseller to help you jumpstart your business.
  • You'd like to avoid making many of the common "new seller" mistakes.
  • You're dying to get the real scoop on Amazon's FBA program from someone who's put hundreds of thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs into the system.
  • Get inside information about the profitability of "road trips."
  • Find out the best ways to scout for books in your local area.
  • Learn unpublished ideas to advertise your business for little no cost.
  • You need a sounding board for scouting ideas and field strategies.
  • Be advised on the best way to buy heavy equipment for your warehouse when you decide to scale up.
  • To receive a second opinion on the numbers cited for your business, from sales projections to cash flow management.
  • You like knowing that you have an expert who is "on-call" for you to consult whenever you have questions, challenges, or concerns about your business.

I love helping book sellers develop and grow their businesses. If you use my services you'll quickly discover that it's easy and fun to have an expert on your side.

General Consulting

General mentoring is conducted by phone. You purchase sessions in advance in one of these convenient blocks of time:

One Hour: $150
Two Hours: $275
Three Hours: $375
Five Hours: $600
Ten Hours: $1,100

Telephone consultations must be used in a minimum of 30-minute blocks. eMailed questions are billed at a 15-minute minimum (i.e., if it takes me 5 minutes or 10 minutes to answer, you'll be charged for 15, so it's best to consolidate your questions in advance!)

Are you interested in a longer-term commitment? Purchase a 10-hour block of time at a $40/hour savings off my standard rate.

Warehouse Set-Up and Management

Ready to scale your business into a full-time commercial operation? Then take advantage of my on-site warehouse management consultation services.

On Site Warehouse
Management Consulting

I can help you with workflow layout, the construction and placement of your bookshelves, software selection and implementation, employee training, and a million other things that can go wrong when leasing a warehouse.

My rates for an on-site warehouse management consultation visit is a flat $800 per day, plus a round-trip coach airline ticket, plus $125 per night hotel accommodations, plus $40 daily per diem, with a minimum 3-day engagement, (3 days and 3 nights), which includes one day of travel.

Additional days can be purchased for $700 per day plus my standard daily rates for hotel accommodations and per diem.

To arrange for a site visit, please eMail me using my Contact Us page for estimated pricing, invoicing, payment arrangements, and scheduling.

"OK, I'm Sold! What's Next?"

Here's what you do:

  • Please eMail me using my Contact Us page and suggest at least three possible dates and time slots for the initial session (M-F, between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, PST) AT LEAST 10 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR eMAIL (feel free to ask if I have anything sooner, but 10 days out is normal).
  • All fees must be paid in advance before the trip will be scheduled.

Payment Options:

1) Order Online here using PayPal:

Pay directly through by sending funds to using your credit card OR having money deducted directly from your checking account.

Bookseller Mentoring

How Many Hours?

2) Pay by check:

If you're sending a check at least ten days in advance of a session, make it out to: Small Business Press, LLC; and mail the check to P.O. Box 1800, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.

Once payment has cleared your bank, I'll contact you to either let you know which of your suggested dates work for me, or to suggest alternative dates and times.

During our initial consultation we'll mutually agree on additional dates and times, or you can save your time until you feel you really need it.

Joe Waynick
Bookseller, Author, Mentor

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