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Is Sports Publishing LLC selling your book for a penny?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smasher_Sloan, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I was looking for a book on Amazon, and a used copy of the book that lists for $22.95 was $1.81. The listing said it was in perfect condition, like new.

    Sure, I like a bargain and these days, who doesn't need one? So I order the book from "sportsbookcellar" via amazon for $1.81 plus $3.99 shipping.

    The book arrives today and it is absolutely pristine, brand new with razor sharp corners. The return address on the mailer is "Sports Publishing LLC, 804 North Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820." Check back on amazon and it turns out "sportsbookcellar" has a 40-page storefront, which is blowing out books for as little as $0.01, with a $3.99 shipping charge. I didn't check, but perhaps the shipping charge is less if you order a bunch at once.

    So I assume SP LLC has a warehouse full of books and is so anxious to get rid of them that they'll damn near give them away. Can't be good for the people who wrote these things.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    sportsbookcellar is indeed Sports Publishing.
    I brought up the question when I saw some of my books at cheap prices on Amazon. Never got an answer.
  3. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Someone with a financial stake may want to pass along the news to the bankruptcy court, in case this wasn't approved.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    So we can buy Moddy's books for a penny? Sa-weet....
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    1.91 actually
  6. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Books this dirt cheap is pretty common. It's the same as remaindering, in which publishers sell books for 5 to 10 cents on the dollar to a remainder company that in turn sells them to B&N, etc. for 15-20 cents on the dollar.

    Chances are, too, that the bankruptcy trustee is the one who approved this arrangement for a creditor who is selling straight from the Sports Publishing warehouse to avoid their own upfront shipping/warehousing costs.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You're worth every penny... ;)
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    went through every one... seven books for $4.06... $27.93 for shipping... pass
  9. swenk

    swenk Member

    It's good for the people who wrote them if they can buy their own inventory cheap and resell them. Way better than royalties. (Assuming the books are in decent condition and available in some quantity.)
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, but the shipping adds up and you can't get a group rate,,,
  11. swenk

    swenk Member

    Is there an actual website?
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I got 71 of mine at two bucks a pop
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