ReaderCrate sells fantasy books and posters, but can easily branch out to other book genres or related merchandise (jewelry, t-shirts, bookmarks, etc.). I created the store so that I could leave my call-center job and still pay rent. Because of that, I have been very frugal so far in advertising and expanding my product inventory. I'm looking to start a local bakery with my fiance, so I will not be able to continue running ReaderCrate.
Books are bought directly from the publishers through my wholesale accounts with them, then shipped from me to the customers. Posters are dropshipped through Printful. I also have an account set up with Badali Jewelry, which makes fantasy book-related jewelry.
I generate most of my traffic through Reddit, using subreddits such as /r/fantasy, /r/books, /r/shutupandtakemymoney, and also book specific subreddits such as /r/kingkillerchronicle. Many customers arrive through generic Google searches, as well as Google AdWords.
I have $800 ($1600 retail) worth of product inventory on-hand, that I will send to the purchaser. I can also help the new owner learn some of the fundamentals of this business, such as how to order books.
Price is negotiable.
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