Author Topic: book sales by subscription  (Read 2785 times)


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book sales by subscription
« on: October 10, 2019, 01:52:56 PM »
Got a copy of a book, Ten Years in Washington, 1880's. Inside front cover are two examples of binding, in back is some blank pages where people could "subscribe" to buy the book (in either style of binding). Only one person subscribed. :-[.  So how do I describe this book? Thinking of selling on Ebay. I can upload pics if wanted.

ETA - looking through it, there are just a few sample pages from each chapter. Seems it was a very large book. And there were 5 more people who subscribed.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 09:21:21 PM by bubba »
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Re: book sales by subscription
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 11:08:52 PM »
I have has such "salesman's sample" books. I probably still have some.

In many cases they were sold door to door,

Definitely difficult to list on Amazon. I would list it in the gated Advertising Collectibles Category.

I have never had good luck with these anywhere but it is well worth a shot on Ebay.

Sorry for the delay in answering. I rarely scroll down this far.