Monday, March 17, 2008

Never mind

Last week I posted a link to Powell's program where you can "sell" them used books for credit towards the purchase of new books (and they pay shipping).

That sounded like a pretty good deal.

But author Susan Taylor Brown left a comment that, out of curiosity, she had put in her book and that they would "not accept" it.

So, out of curiosity, I put in all of my novels. Out of seven (including Greetings from Nowhere, which is brand spanking new), they would only accept two: How to Steal a Dog and Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia.

And they gave me a whopping $3.50 credit for the two of them.

Hmmpf.

So - with regards to that cool Powell's program:

Never mind.....

3 comments:

susanwrites said...

I don't know that it's a "never mind" as much as a "be aware." I haven't had the chance to pull some of the books from the garage yet but I figure if I could unload some of the hardback romance novels that my mother reads and then sends to me (and that I don't read) it would be worth it.

Barbara O'Connor said...

Let me know how it turns out. It seems like they're pretty choosy about what they'll take.

Mary Lee said...

I was excited about this and took a look at the site. My first reaction was dubious. Thanks for doing all the work to confirm that. I'll stick with garage sales and donations!