Scrounging up the time to fatten up your music career bank account is a challenge. I've been looking for good resources for you to help you fund you music projects, pay your web hosting fees or maybe pick up some new strings. On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 (4pm Pacific) I'll be interviewing Jim Smith, CEO of McKenzieBooks.com and Cash4Books.net who, with his wife, Breanne, started McKenzie Books. Initially geared toward used textbooks, Jim Smith's point of view will help you learn how to find books, organize your time, and give you some tips about how you can add sorely needed funds to your music coffers.
If you want an idea of how to raise funds through book selling, look over these excerpts from the website:
CASH4BOOKS® is America's Trusted Online Book Buyer
Cash4Books.net is an online used book buying service owned and operated by McKenzieBooks.com. Located in Beaverton, Oregon, we are a locally-owned business with about 42 employees. Cash4Books.net is committed to providing a simple, secure, and convenient way for anyone to sell their books to us with confidence and receive instant price quotes, fast payment, and exceptional customer service.
A trusted buyer of quality used books since 2004, Cash4Books.net has purchased 1.4 million books from 200,000 customers. We offer our services to college students selling college textbooks, and to everyday people selling hardcover/paperback fiction and non-fiction.
If you are also interested in buying quality used books, visit us at MKZbooks.com.
Jim and Breanne met at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and starting dating in 1998. They were married a year later on August 7th, 1999 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. After marriage, they moved to Corvallis, Oregon where Jim studied Computer Science at OSU. Breanne went to Linn Benton Community College and graduated with an Associates degree in Animal Science in 2002. Jim graduated in 2003 from Oregon State with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and cum laude honors.
While at OSU, Jim noticed that many students were frustrated during the end-of-term textbook buyback process. The school would not buy back many used textbooks, and the students were simply throwing them away. Jim picked up a few of the tossed textbooks, and sold them online for an incredible profit. Jim and Breanne then started spending many evenings and weekends going to thrift stores, garage sales, and book sales, looking for books to sell. Thus, McKenzie Books was born! (McKenzie is Jim's middle name.)
Get your paper and pen ready to ask Jim questions and find out how selling used books right from your home can help your music career without dipping into family funds. There are a few ways you can participate in this broadcast:
- Call in at (347) 884-9980 to listen and/or ask a live question.
- Stream the broadcast from your PC or laptop by clicking HERE
- Ask your question or join in on the conversation through the chatroom (you'll find the chatroom through the link above)
- Email your question(s) in advance and I'll ask them on the air for you.
- Listen to the on-demand version if you can't make it to the live show.
- Subscribe to the Musician-Edition free poscast through iTunes.
- Download the free mp3 broadcast and listen on your iPod or in your car.