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organizational innovation reported on either the website of the Government Innovator¶s Network (www.innovations.harvard.edu/) or the Fast Company.com Social Capitalist Awards (http://www.fastcompany.com/social/.). For that case study, you will be required to present an analysis that includes: y y y y y y A description of the prior service-delivery model, product, or process drawn from the case study or other research A description of the need for innovation (i.e., what problem needed to be solved) A description of the innovation The key stakeholders and their interests The principal challenges facing the innovator The strategies employed by the innovator to create the change
Your analysis should be no longer than five pages, single-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins. This assignment represents 30% of your final grade. In addition to the quality of your analysis and the precision of your presentation, you will also be evaluated on the thoroughness of your research. In the Internet age you have access to a wide variety of sources of information on various organizations. Consequently, expectations are high that you will rely on several sources for your analysis. You should consider a variety of sources for your analysis, including, but not limited to: Authorizing legislation or other relevant legal documents (e.g. contracts); Material published by the organization; Evaluations conducted by oversight organizations (e.g. legislative oversight committees, public ombudsmen, inspector general reports, Government Accountability Office or its state/local equivalent, Office of Management and Budget or its state/local equivalent); Reports in periodicals; Primary or secondary interviews; and Blogs Cite all sources and be consistent in the method by which you cite (e.g. footnotes, endnotes, APA style). A list of references does not count against the six page threshold. Include your name and page number in the header or footer of each page. Each student will have five minutes to make a presentation of their case study. Your grade will be partly based on your ability to make the best use of your time, your ability to engage the audience, and the clarity of your presentation.
Fast Company embarked on an experiment: to apply to the for-profit sector the rigorous methodology developed by our partner Monitor Group for the Social Capitalist Awards. Here are the 10 companies that passed our test. Better World Books is a fast-growing 130 person company focused on promoting literacy. Indiana betterworldbooks. Profits with Purpose: Better World Books Xavier Helgesen. from big corporations that graft socially responsible practices onto a traditional investor framework to smaller for-benefit outfits that explicitly place social good ahead of shareholder return. and create good jobs. Imagine a Better World. collect as many titles as possible.run a book donation drive. By sourcing and reselling used books in a way no major book seller had ever before tried. Chris "Kreece" Fuchs. and use the proceeds to fund literacy. co-founders David Murphy. then sell those books to fund a reading program at a local community center. Today. but its core mission remains clear: take books that people don't want. Better World tapped into a burgeoning new consumer market with a desire and passion for social responsibility. find people who do want them.com Imagine a company with a revolutionary vision for buying and selling books. In addition. Jeff Kurtzman. Better World Books began with a simple. Established in 2003 by three Notre Dame graduates. With help from Sara Olsen at Social Venture Technology Group and R. Imagine harnessing the collective consumer power of a global network of book lovers to fund literacy programs. and doing its part to protect the environment.Profits with Purpose By: Fast Company staff December 1. yet transformative idea -. CEO Mishawaka. support the environment. Paul Herman of HIP Investor. we assessed 31 for-profit applicants. providing good jobs for its employees with health care and benefits. The business has grown quickly in complexity and scope. Entrepreneurs at heart. 2007 This year. the company has signed on as a founding B Corporation agreeing to amend . Better World Books founders quickly grew their idea into an online retail presence which integrates social impact into the core of its business model. Imagine an innovative new social enterprise that meets 21st century demands of the triple bottom line.
You could say it's in our DNA. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock.com help fund high-impact literacy projects in the United States and around the world. Better World Books pioneered the industry's first Carbon Neutral Shopping Cart.they are the business. one in which creating a nursing library in Somaliland. Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 1. Buyers typically come through established Internet marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. however. Better World Books is blazing a new trail in the online book selling market. community and the environment. With support from Books for Africa. Complementing this focus on literacy. triple-bottom-line company that creates social. supporting employees with equity opportunities. We¶re not a traditional company with an add-on ³cause´ component.corporate governing documents to incorporate the interests of not just the shareholders but also the social stakeholders -. The company capitalizes on the intrinsic value of books to fund and support literacy initiatives -. and a Library Discards and Donations Program provides more than 1000 local libraries a needed outlet for redistributing donated books they can no longer keep or shelve. Social and environmental responsibility is at the core of our business. And in case you're concerned about your eco-footprint.800 college campuses and partnerships with over 2. Better World Books also launched its own retail site BetterWorld. Its warehouse shelving is all reclaimed and recycled from libraries around the country. and ended up forming a pioneering social enterprise ² a business with a mission to promote literacy.000 textbooks have been delivered to resource-starved colleges and universities throughout the continent. And in a breakthrough for ecommerce. We believe that education and access to books are basic human rights. The company acquires its large and growing inventory of used books from two primary sources: a Campus Collection Program organizes regular book drives for world literacy at more than 1200 colleges and universities. economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.000 libraries . and offering customers carbon neutral shipping are all not just bi-products of the business -. In 2006.com. every order shipped from Mishawaka is carbon balanced with Green-e Climate certified offsets from 3Degrees. a leading green power and carbon balancing services firm. collecting a few cents from every customer at checkout to pay for renewable energy credits and reforestation projects. Its support is not limited to simply funding these organizations. We¶re breaking new ground in online bookselling. Overview: The Online Bookstore with a Soul Better World Books collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. nationally. Worldfund.employees. for instance.locally. Better World Books' corporate values are also guided by a deep commitment to the environment. and globally -. more than 550.through its partnerships with well established and widely respected organizations working on four continents: Room to Read. we¶re a self-sustaining. We were founded in 2002 by three friends from the University of Notre Dame who started selling textbooks online to earn some money. Books for Africa. Better World Books has more than two million new and used book books for sale. Better World Books keeps tens of millions of pounds of paper waste from unnecessarily filling our nation's landfills. As a seller and re-distributor of used books. All books are available with free shipping worldwide. That's why books sold on BetterWorldBooks. Here¶s the best part: In addition to selling new titles. and the National Center for Family Literacy. Better World Books also partners with them to ship books to classrooms and libraries where they are needed most.
they would help give struggling people the world over the skills and self-esteem necessary to thrive and succeed. And in funding literacy.3 million books to partner programs around the world. the entrepreneurs then set off to run Book Drives for Better Lives on campuses across the country. but perhaps he could sell them on the Internet and get more. in a burst of gumption. Our five primary literacy partners are Books for Africa. the new partners decided to draft a business plan. we¶ve donated 3. A prize-winning plan Encouraged by the success of the book drive. Every book purchased from Better World Books contributes to individual literacy throughout the world and the promise of a better life. That's why we¶re so passionate about trying to offer the best price. and wondered how he could find a lot more books. The three founders submitted the idea to a Notre Dame University business plan competition. College friends and ultimate frisbee teammates Xavier and Kreece were sitting around after graduation wondering what to do next. the National Center for Family Literacy. They envisioned a different kind of company with a built-in social benefit. and overall shopping experience. The environment becomes a stakeholder too . we can¶t do this work without our customers. A thankless job to be sure. one book at a time. selection.´ With $7.6 million in funding for literacy and education. Kreece and Xavier found themselves with the glimmerings of a revolutionary new business model. the textbooks started selling like proverbial hotcakes.000 tons of books from landfills. Indiana. and it didn't exactly pay the tab at the ol' Linebacker Lounge. no doubt. customer service. More importantly. to take a gamble on this idea and then they were off. and a back room that could hold some books. Tired of seeing all the piles of old textbooks sitting around the apartment. and prospects for Internet businesses were slim. they knew it had everything they needed: a great cause. So far. and won ³Best Social Venture. ever the entrepreneur. The campus bookstore never paid much for used books. Kreece tried a hunch and put his roommate's old books for sale on the Internet. Kreece and Xavier talked often about a plan to collect all the unwanted books at Notre Dame. knew a good thing when he saw one and proceeded to sell off his old textbooks and those of all his roommates¶ who had fled and left their books behind. Worldfund. As the spring approached. Room to Read. By generating revenue to fund literacy.000 books had been collected and resold and $10. the center's director. and Invisible Children. Xavier. Even though it was the middle of the summer. Good company. 2. 6 months later. The beginnings of a social venture The following winter. The economy was in the gutter.nationwide. In the process. Thus far. the dot com boom had recently gone bust. they would also earn profits to support and grow the company. the company has converted more than 53 million books into over $8. a fast Internet connection. They recruited their friend and classmate Jeff from the world of investment banking to help build the business. they decided to make it happen. How It All Began Post-graduation blues It was a dark and stormy night in South Bend. Xavier convinced Jay. This didn¶t bode well for guys with degrees in information systems and mechanical engineering. Having volunteered in the past at the local community center. (Buying and selling stuff on the Internet hadn¶t gone mainstream yet). Clearly. He became intrigued by the online book market. we¶ve also diverted more than 26.000 had been raised. The Fortuitous Discovery The best gig they could find was tutoring the Notre Dame football team on the finer points of calculus and computer programming. we see our job as helping to find new homes for unwanted books. Thanks for joining us in our mission to create a better world.000 in prize money and some guidance by a competition judge named David Murphy (who would later become CEO of the company). Because we believe that most every book has lasting value and the potential to help change the world.
forward thinking culture where innovation. saved millions of books from landfills. equal opportunities. Worldfund. we'd . For Better World Books. The next chapter To date. Social: power to the people We've been thinking about some people we're proud to know. From helping to build a nursing library in Somaliland to offering customers carbon neutral shipping on every book they buy. Eight years later. Environmental and social impact all in the same story. and provided wonderful books to millions of readers worldwide. offering good perks and benefits. The founders examined all the standard business practices anew.Invisible Children. Well. And they called it Better World Books. They envisioned an open. fearless and fair place to work. Not only would they harness the power of commerce in a socially and environmentally beneficial way. They provide the building blocks for children and families to learn. Convinced that something could be done to rescue these discarded books and help the planet a bit in the process. by Paul Hawken. creativity and humanitarianism would thrive. and they considered the impact of their business on everyone involved. Books for Africa. Environmental: love your mother One book that really got us thinking was The Ecology of Commerce. A full-fledged triple bottom line company This would be no ordinary business. In a perfect world. and share in the vast collection of human knowledge committed to paper." John has written a book about his journey called Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. where the culture was marked by diversity. The rest of the story is still being written. National Center for Family Literacy. Every year thousands of libraries had millions of excess books as they made room for new editions.Always on a quest for untapped sources of used books. Not only could they rescue books from landfills. and we do it with every book we sell. the founder of Room to Read. Some books sat in storage. Abandoned to the landfills for all eternity. We love literacy programs like Room to Read. book by book. we have raised millions of dollars for literacy. created jobs for hundreds of people. It just makes sense that a bookstore ought to generate funding for these programs. Xavier soon made a discovery that changed the business model ± and the environment ± in a major way. It¶s only going to get better. But some were simply thrown out. John quit Microsoft in 1998. the founders set about partnering with librarians all across the country. Xavier. Triple Bottom Line: Social Enterprise Better World Books is among a unique and growing group of triple bottom line companies who understand thatprofit is not the only way to measure business success. and a shared love of books²a place where employees and customers alike would be part of a groundbreaking community changing the world. People also matter. doing good is not just a part of Better World Books¶ business²it is the business. Paul argues that a true economy mimics ecology in its circular no-waste systems and healthy fecundity of niches. and others were given away. people and profit that they would really be onto something special. We invite you to join us on our journey. he¶s building libraries in rural villages in Nepal with the "scalability of Starbucks and the compassion of Mother Theresa. And so does the planet on which we all live. but they would also create an organization with a conscientious. they could also sell those books and raise money for the libraries themselves. and our 80 other literacy partners. They imagined sharing equity among employees. they did. Jeff and Kreece knew that if they could create this place where everyone strived to be true to the three stakeholders of planet. Tossed. People like John Wood. grow. the triple bottom line comes in lots of forms.
So far. profit takes on a much broader and richer meaning. .000 tons of books out of landfills. They use the lowest energy per package of any carrier. to learn how to get involved. Couple that with the National Postal Service. We gladly accept these orphan books and work hard to find new readers for them. To prove our commitment. Together. but we've got some things we think you'll like. We¶re not quite there. wind) to get Better World Books carbon balanced. Of course. we now know our total carbon footprint and are taking steps towards balancing out the carbon emissions generated from all of our organization's activities. We use local post offices whenever we can ± so be sure to choose eco-shipping on checkout. to purchase the appropriate number of Renewable Energy Certificates and verified carbon offsets (namely. to one that covers emissions associated both with shipping and our company's other operations and activities. our investors and the environment. We hope you'll visit our parent site Better World Books. we truly can build a Better World. we answer equally to all of our key stakeholders: our employees. a leading green power and carbon balancing services provider. Giddy up! We worked with Sustainable Business Consulting and followed the World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol to develop the methodology used to calculate our carbon inventory. Then we partnered with 3Degrees. We understand the importance of running a profitable enterprise. 2009 WasteWise Gold Award for Paper Reduction 2010 WasteWise Gold Award for Climate Change Economic: true accounting As this is the end of the page. A few cents collected from every customer at checkout helps fight global warming by providing support to wind projects that help avoid carbon dioxide emissions. Thanks to a careful audit of our emissions. where he'd hand deliver them with a song. we¶ve signed on as a founding B-Corporation joining a growing international network of purpose-driven businesses dedicated to setting a new standard for social and environmental performance.package your books in edible bamboo pouches and load them into Willie Nelson's biodiesel bus. our literacy partners. our customers. thereby generating the least amount of carbon in the first place. But while most businesses answer only to their shareholders. We've even heard horror stories about librarians dumping unwanted tomes down a well at midnight because they couldn't find a good home for them. it's a good time to talk about our last bottom line. We've gone from a carbon offset program that covered emissions generated when books were shipped to our customers. our greatest contribution of all is finding homes for books. By accounting for and supporting the long-term viability of those who have a stake in our success. we've kept over 8.
Chile. . Since 1988. The goal: to end the book famine in Africa. the NCFL fuels life improvement for the nation¶s most disadvantaged children and parents. they have directly impacted 32. and in the hands of children who have never held a book before. Guatemala. provides community programs. When you sign up to participate in a Reuse First Program.000 impoverished students in Argentina. in the classrooms of rural schools. which includes training more than 150. Brazil. establishing computer labs. publishing local language books.Our Literacy Partners Better World Books uses the power of e-commerce to generate funding for leading literacy initiatives around the world. Nicaragua. Worldfund¶s unique mission is to support high-quality and results-driven education in Latin America² the key to transforming lives and reducing poverty. Room to Read has impacted the lives of over 1. The National Center for Family Literacy¶s mission is to create a literate nation by leveraging the power of the family. Colombia. start libraries and provide scholarships worldwide. The following five are our major nonprofit literacy partners: Books For Africa is a simple name for an organization with a simple mission. they partner with affected communities and strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living in conflict and post conflict regions. enhanced learning environments and innovative economic opportunities for the community. These books are now on once empty library shelves. More than one million families throughout the country have made positive educational and economic gains as a result of the NCFL¶s work. Books For Africa has shipped more than 20 million books. ships and distributes books to children in Africa. This approach includes building schools. establishing bilingual libraries. The list doesn't stop there. Room to Read has developed a holistic. Through their investment in schools. Since its inception in 2000. In turn. Through education and innovative economic opportunities. Peru and Venezuela. We also work with the following groups: Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary bookstore. Through groundbreaking initiatives. and funding long-term girls¶ scholarships. our partners use these funds to build schools. Mexico. El Salvador. BFA collects.7 million children. sorts.000 teachers and thousands of other volunteers. multi-pronged approach to help children in the developing world gain the lifelong gift of education. you get to select which of our nonprofits you¶d like to help. Invisible Children improves the quality of life for war-affected children by providing access to quality education. and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond. gifted student programs and superior teacher training.
National Assessment of Adult Literacy In Sub-Saharan Africa. 30 million adults possess below-basic literacy skills. .4 years. Of that number. Agency for International Development At Better World Books. job training initiatives. most children attend school an average of 5. an estimated 781 million adults are illiterate.WhiteHouse. environmental and economic impact.U.UNESCO Institute for Statistics In the United States. approximately 64 percent are women. the organization¶s partnership with Better World Books has has been essential--providing a stable source of funding. . As a grassroots organization operating on a shoestring budget.S. . Social Impact Better World Books is proud of the impact we are having and our ability to provide funds and books to some of the most important literacy initiatives in the world today: .gov Asia is home to 73 percent of the world¶s illiterate population. social and political freedom through literacy. is an education outreach effort created by the University of Notre Dame that was opened in February 2001. . They offer after school programs. and much more. we are committed to the helping provide better lives and a chance for economic. Eleven million are non-literate in English.The Robinson Community Learning Center is where it all began for us. Indiana. 42 million children are not enrolled in school. Our Impact The world is currently facing a global illiteracy pandemic: y y y y y Globally. Located in South Bend. Read more about our social. language and computer classes. mentoring. . who often lack any educational resources.UNESCO Institute for Statistics In Latin America. The Prison Book Program gets books into the hands of prison inmates.
. We¶re proud of what we¶ve done so far: y y y Re-used or recycled over 53 million pounds of books Reclaimed more than 720.6 million for libraries nationwide Contributed more than $1.3 million books to Books for Africa. The hospital site.8 million to college service clubs who have run book drives Directly sent more than 3.000 libraries A few of our specific beneficiaries include: y y y y y y y y y $2. We have created over 200 full-time jobs (with full benefits) and revitalized a dormant packaging plant in an industrial center located in Northern Indiana. is now a haven for bringing new life into the world. underscoring how women¶s lives can be saved even in the most difficult environments. We never. we believe in having an economic impact too. an extraordinary woman named Edna Adan Ismail runs her own obstetric hospital and trains midwives.6 million for Literacy including o $5. Always. once used as a mass killing field during the civil war for independence (1988-1990) under Siad Barre¶s reign.Edna Adan Ismail In the Somaliland region of Somalia.com shipping Economic Impact At Better World Books. Featured Story .000+ for the National Center for Family Literacy $200.0 million for over 80 literacy and education nonprofits o $3. Any book we can¶t find a proper home for is recycled. the National Center for Family Literacy.000 pounds of metal shelving from libraries across the United States 17.000+ for Room to Read $645. ever throw away a book.y y y y Raised over $8.000+ for the Robinson Community Learning Center $80. ever.000 tons of carbon offset on BetterWorldBooks.2 million+ for Books for Africa $425. and Feed the Children Collected over 45 million books through active book drives at over 1.000+ for the New Orleans Public Library Foundation $1.000+ for Worldfund $310.2 million+ for additional literacy partners Established the Better World Books Fund to finance specific shipments through Books for Africa ± (see story below) Environmental Impact Better World Books is committed to the environment.800 colleges and universities and collections from over 2.000+ for Invisible Children $89.
learned about this hospital in a New York Times article. The Better World Books Fund is designed to pay for the shipping costs of containers of books. SPEAK THROUGH ACTION Put your ideas to work.Xavier Helgesen. 4. reuse«. PURSUE GROWTH & LEARNING Challenge yourself. What is Better World Books? What is a social venture. They teamed up and sent a container of books in the following July. Choose wisely. The donated books will be used for the hospital¶s medical library for the Edna Adan Teaching Hospital. any extra books will be distributed to Universities in Somalia and governmental nursing facilities. service & selection. LEAD THE MOVEMENT Take a stand. help others find ways to succeed in our evolving world. Mission and Core Values Better World Books is a global bookstore that harnesses the power of capitalism to bring literacy and opportunity to people around the world. reuse. EMBRACE CHANGE Adapt to circumstances. consider the return on your efforts & the impact in your actions. be honest with others and true to your quirktastic self.000. RESPECT OUR TEAM Be humble. Reuse. 5. anyway? What is your relationship to your non-profit partners? What social and environmental impact has Better World Books made? How do you collect books? What do you do with the collected books? . share your enthusiasm and build momentum through human connections. Feel free to email us for any additional information or click here for specific questions regarding book orders. While the library could not currently contain a whole container of books. stand up for what you believe. welcome diversity and recognize that shared success is the only kind that matters. 2. 1. 6. INVEST WELL. because the shipping costs for this one container alone were over $5. Frequently Asked Questions Below are some burning questions people didn¶t even know they had about Better World Books as an organization. Core Values WE BOOKS Respect the book: read often and help others to do the same. BE PASSIONATE Wear your heart on your sleeve. The fund is important. co-founder of BWB. 3. WASTE NOT. and contacted the hospital after the announcement of the Better World Books Fund for Books For Africa. play to win but never fear failure.then reduce & recycle. FLABBERGAST OUR CUSTOMERS Seek out opportunities to make a difference with value. make a point to try new things. donated through Books For Africa. BE GENUINE Keep it real.
Better World Books has collected more than 25 million books. thereby leveraging the maximum social profit through the wonders of capitalism. collecting unwanted textbooks and library discards in support of non-profit literacy programs. In the case of Better World Books. nationally and around the world. [top] What social and environmental impact has Better World Books made? From the spring of 2003 through September 2009. as well as 80+ other literacy-based non-profits. We partner with nearly 1400 libraries and over 1800 college campuses across the U. [top] What is a social venture. 8. anyway? Social ventures operate under a for-profit business model in which success is measured by the positive impact a company makes in addressing a specific social issue. Do you throw any books away? What percentage of each sale supports literacy? Are you profiting off of other people¶s charity and donations? What makes you different from all the other businesses that give part of their profits to good causes? Can I help promote literacy by purchasing books? What is Better World Books? Better World Books is a self-sustaining. in turn. or recycled if unsuitable for sale or partner use. [top] Do you throw any books away? . The nature of our business model allows Better World Books to react swiftly to market opportunities. Please visit our Impact page for more details.3 million for over 80 literacy and education non-profit organizations. [top] What is your relationship to your non-profit partners? We run book drives to benefit five major non-profit literacy-based organizations.S. sending 1. for-profit social venture whose mission is to capitalize on the value of the book to fund literacy initiatives locally.5 million books to our partner programs & saving over 13. allows the organizations to focus on implementing effective programs in literacy and education -.800 college and university campuses on which we run textbook drives and over 2. that issue is literacy.000 tons of books from landfills. By operating as a social venture. raising more than $7. 11. Books are either sold to raise money for non-profit literacy programs.000 libraries and thrift stores that send us discarded and donated books. The books we collect are passed on to our partners or sold to create a sustainable stream of funding that enables these organizations to further their mission. This. Better World Books provides its non-profit partners with a consistent and stable source of unrestricted funding. [top] How do you collect books? Books collected by Better World Books come from two primary sources: the over 1. and Canada.instead of spending an inordinate amount of time raising funds. sent to one of our non-profit partners for use in their programs. 10.7. [top] What do you do with the collected books? Better World Books finds the best possible use for each book collected in support of our mission to promote literacy. 9. The primary purpose of a for-profit social venture is to generate a ³social profit´ by harnessing the power of commerce.
Typical arrangements are 15% of the net sale price to a library and 5% to their chosen literacy partner.com has over 8 million books. free shipping worldwide. Library books are transferred to Better World Books under consignment and sold with a fixed percentage of the net revenue paid to both the library and a non-profit literacy partner. To date. And we are OK with that fact. every dollar of profit the company has ever made has been re-invested in the company. There has never been an economic distribution/dividend of any kind to any of the owners or employees of Better World Books. Our model proves that it is possible to do good and do well at the same time. We pay our literacy partners their committed share of our revenues regardless of whether an economic profit is actually earned for a specific time period being measured. [top] Are you profiting off of other people¶s charity and donations? As a for profit social enterprise we do make money on the books we collect and sell. BetterWorldBooks. and dozens of other nonprofit organizations around the globe. we have diverted 13. because we believe there is value in the service we provide. and every order shipped from Mishawaka is carbon balanced with Green-e Climate certified offsets from 3Degrees a leading green power and carbon balancing services provider. we also donate a significant portion of our profits to support the work of our literacy partners. To date. What makes Better World Books unique is the way in which the social costs are built into our business model. [top] What percentage of each sale is used to support literacy? The specific terms of most Better World Books partnership agreements are confidential. In the college textbook market. Not only do we find new homes for millions of used books that might otherwise end up in landfills. [top] What makes you different from all the other businesses that give part of their profits to good causes? We love books.000 tons of books from landfills. And we believe deeply in the power of the written word to change lives and transform our world. .Never! We pride ourselves on our ability to derive the maximum value from every book collected.com help fund high impact literacy projects on four continents. the company¶s "social profit" margin currently averages 7 to 8% of net revenue from each used book sold. [top] Can I help promote literacy by purchasing books? Definitely! All books sold on BetterWorldBooks. Any book that cannot be sold or used directly by our literacy programs is recycled.
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