I was up to over 1,000 books.
It's crazy! As a mystery writer, granted, some of them are reference or favorites, but some are just trophies.
You know, you stalk it in the bookstore, then shoot it (purchase it) taking the bagged trophy home to show and prove your worth as a hunter and a collector.
Sometimes it's devoured immediately.
Sometimes it sits on the shelves, gathering dust.
So I decided to get rid of the trophies.
"Books are not trophies" is my new mantra.
a) Sell them to others via amazon.com's used book program. I've made up to $400 a month via this program. It's dead easy. Find the book on amazon via the ISBN, look on the right where it says "Sell Yours Now" and you're off. Amazon even reimburses you for shipping via Media Mail or Priority Mail.
- this is a brilliant little site. Take a used book, slap a specialized sticker in it with a tracking number and then leave the book alone in a conspicuous place. Someone finds it, logs it in via the website and you can follow that book from owner to owner. Very groovy.
c) Donate to the local library. Helloooooooo tax credit.