Scribblemonger Book Exchange
The Scribblemonger Book Exchange provides a webspace where
sellers can list their books and buyers can purchase them with a
minimum of effort. We try to keep things really simple.
We've set things up to accommodate everyone, from everyday
readers with just a few books to sell, to the largest independent
booksellers with thousands of books in their inventory. You can
list a single book by hand, or you can use our automated systems
to transfer your database to ours.
Buyers pay no fees or commissions whatsoever. Ever.
We charge sellers the lowest rates in the industry -- just
5% commission on sales with a maximum of $5.00 per book.
If you list a total of five books or fewer, there's no charge at
all. And there's never a listing fee or a membership fee or any
other kind of fee -- just a 5% commission on sales.
Scribblemonger Book Exchange puts buyers and sellers together --
we don't get between them. So we don't have forced or fixed
shipping fees or holdbacks on shipping charges, and we don't
offer payment services except for providing fee-free links to
PayPal for sellers who choose to offer it.
The Scribblemonger Book Exchange -- a simpler place to buy and
Why the Scribblemonger Book Exchange
The Scribblemonger Book Exchange was started by Ron Holl and
Scot Kamins, two ardent book collectors who had already created
collector-centric websites including
Collecting the Modern Library,
Amenities of Modern Library Collecting,
and bisibat! (a general purpose
Bookseller friends had been commenting about the high fees and
excessive commissions charged by some book listing sites. Since
booksellers need to pass on their costs to buyers in order to be
viable, Ron and Scot quickly realized that they could provide a
genuine service by creating a book-listing site that could offer
all the necessary functionality with none of the fluff of
existing sites and charge far less for it. They hoped that this
might give dealers an opportunity to pass on part of their
savings to buyers, giving buyers more of an incentive to
purchase more books — a win-win situation!
Time will tell.