Are you one of those authors that ordered a bunch of print books of a title you wrote and years later, some of those books are still sitting in your garage or spare room? Maybe the book is so old that you no longer are selling it. Maybe you have created an updated edition and so the old edition is out-of-date.
What to do with all those old books? You have some options.
- Recycle them. Don’t let me end up in a landfill, at least send them to be recycled.
- Donate them. There are many charitable companies that give books away to people who can use them but can’t afford them.
- Bundle them. Offer a copy of the old book free with a sale from a newer book you have published.
- Upcycle them.
Upcycle you say, what is that? Upcycling is simply the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
Watch this video to get one idea for a way you could upcycle some of your old unsaleable books.