A Penny for Your Books - The New York Times:
"But Thriftbooks’s Ward and Discover Books’s Hincy are quick to paint themselves as book lovers, and savers. ‘We feel we give books the best and maximum opportunity to be sold or redistributed or recycled,’ Hincy says. ‘When I started with this company, it was all about keeping books from landfill demise.’ Or, as Ward puts it, ‘10 years ago, before companies like mine existed, those books were seen as having no value at all.’ And even Moss concedes that his store’s used-book sales have been fairly steady over the past 10 to 15 years."
Ever wonder how anyone makes money selling used books for a penny on Amazon?