After successful completion the student will receive a SABA completion Certificate.
This course provides a step-by-step to building inventory, and outlines all the factors required for effective and profitable stock management. The course looks at all the considerations applicable to those opening new bookshops, or those interested in stepping into buying roles. It covers some of the philosophy behind book buying, and includes a step-by-step guide to setting up accounts, negotiating terms and ordering stock. It includes all the mathematical equations that drive the successful running of a bookshop.
In this course participants will learn to:
- Provide a how-to book buying guide to new players in the industry
- Up-skill booksellers in the art of managing inventory effectively
- Formalise the processes and metrics used in the buying of books
- Module: Book Buying
- Module: Handy Calculations
Your Lecturer for this online course: Book Buying
Olinka Nell is the GM of Procurement at Exclusive Books, the leading chain of general bookshops in South Africa. She started her career there in 1998 as a bookseller at the iconic Sunnypark branch in Pretoria, later opening the Tygervalley branch in Cape Town. This was followed by an 8-year stint as manager of the O.R. Tambo International branch. Olinka moved to Exclusive Books’ head office in 2008 to head up the Product Department. She currently also serves as the General Trade Chairperson of the SA Bookseller’s executive committee.
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