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somefarawaydream Thu 29-Sep-16 17:41:54

Apologies for the naivety of this post, it's just I've had an idea and I'm not sure of the legalities/ rules of it.

I would like to start a sort of online book business. Are there rules on the resale of books from wholesalers? Do I need permission from the authors or anything? For example, I could buy 100 copies of 3 different books and sell on for a profit? Does the author need to be aware? I've never done anything like this before but I've had a good idea and don't know where to start with it.

Thanks in advance!

olderthanyouthink Fri 30-Sep-16 08:14:34

Why don't you contact and wholesaler or publisher and ask?

Also how are you going to compete with the likes of amazon, whsmith and waterstones?

somefarawaydream Fri 30-Sep-16 09:50:51

Because I thought I'd ask mumsnet to see if anyone had any experience of it smile

It's not simply selling books, it's a more interesting idea than that! I just don't really want to say what it is as it's quite unique and I can't really see anyone in the UK that's doing it, that's all.

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