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Reading has always been synonymous with knowledge. To read is to learn. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

The benefits related to reading are many as well:
Reading could help reduce mental decline in old age by up to 32%.
Reading can reduce stress by up to 68%.
50% of people who read before bed report sleeping better than non-readers.
Reading fiction can make you a better decision-maker, according to statistics.
Reading increases emotional intelligence, and consequently, your career outlooks.

Renting books online gives readers the added benefit of reading and renting at their leisure, on the go, and in the bank.

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Problem: Many Books, Few Readers

According to a survey carried out for World Book Day in 2015, the average home has 158 books.
25% of them, however, have never been opened.
Some 16% of people admitted to owning certain books purely to make themselves look more intelligent. Among the titles they felt good about owning were To Kill a Mockingbird, Moby-Dick and the Bible.

This shows that the average household has too many books, with nobody to read them. A waste of space? Or a bibliophilic decoration.

The fact is we have too many books. And for some of us, no actual use for them at all.

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Solution: The Need for a Read

For every book, there is a reader out there. With the average reader reading at least 12 books a year. And the average person reads at least 4 books a year.

To summarise there is no shortage of readers, and somebody will always be willing to read.
Books not being read are a wasted opportunity as they are not being used to its potential. And books don’t need that much upkeep. So why not rent it out.

Doing business online is a lot easier than you think these days, and well worth the trouble.
You can benefit greatly by running your own online rental store with YORenters. Through the use of technology and new processes. Via an integrated system. Renting out a huge number of books doesn’t have to be a hassle.
Increase your income, customer base and reading buddies by going online today.

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Add an Item: Make it Easy to Read and Searchable

When posting a book online for the first time, take note of some points.
It’s an Ad, Not a Summary
It’s designed to make people want to read your book. You want them to feel a call to action to buy it.

Use Compelling Keywords
It’s not enough to be accurate, you need to use high traffic keywords that increase the likelihood your book will get picked up in search.

Keep It Short
The easier to read, the better.

Simple Writing
Use short, clear sentences. You don’t want anyone to struggle to comprehend what you’re saying.

Write as the Publisher, Not the Author
It is always written as someone else describing your book to potential customers.

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Add an Item: Writing a good product description

After the title and the book cover, your description is the most important book marketing material.
The book description goes most prominently on the back cover, and the top of your item listing page. It’s crucial for it to be compelling, because readers make buying decisions from the book description.

People are always looking for a reason to move on to the next thing. Don’t give it to them. Make the first sentence something that grabs them and forces them to read the rest.
Generally speaking, this means focusing on the boldest claim in the book, or the most sensational fact, or the most compelling idea.

If there’s an impressive fact to mention (e.g. “the New York Times Bestselling Author”), that should be bolded in the first sentence.

Like a cliffhanger. This holds the reader’s attention and leaves them wanting more.
You do want to be very explicit about what they will learn, but you don’t have to go deep into the “how.” This is to create an “open loop” so to speak; you are keeping back the secret sauce that is actually in the book.

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Renting Out: Types of Books

Don’t restrict yourself, and open up your options.
It doesn’t even have to specifically be a book, it can be any type of reading material.

Here are some of the more popular book types readers tend to go for:

  • Action and Adventure
  • Classics
  • Comic Book or Graphic Novel
  • Detective and Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Horror
  • Literary Fiction
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction (Sci-Fi)
  • Short Stories
  • Suspense and Thrillers
  • Women's Fiction
  • Biographies and Autobiographies
  • Cookbooks
  • Essays
  • History
  • Memoir
  • Poetry
  • Self-Help
  • True Crime

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Renting Out: Suggested Books to Rent Out

For every Book genre there is, there will always be a reading audience.
Whether it is science fiction, non-fiction, documentary, biography or even a tutorial cookbook. There will be someone out there who is willing to give it a read.

If you want to know what books other people read, ask yourself first, what do you like to read?
Chances are whatever you like, will definitely be liked by others. So add and post whatever you like. Your favourite childhood book, a story pop-up book, or that one novel for your english assignment.

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Renting Out: Some Bundle Ideas

If it’s too much to post a single book every manually. Each and every time. Or to make it more enticing for potential readers/renters.
You can try putting multiple books together in a single listing. Like a book bundle.

Try and make the books to be somewhat related to each other. Like it belongs to the same genre, or the same author, or same publisher. Or same subject matter, like renting out a world atlas together with a history textbook.

Here is an example of a book listing bundle available for rent on YORenters.

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It is commonly accepted that continuous reading has many benefits.
For children’s growth, exposure to vocabulary through reading (particularly reading children's books) not only leads to higher scores on reading tests, but also higher scores on general tests of intelligence for children. Plus, stronger early reading skills may mean higher intelligence later in life.
Strong reading skills as a child is a predictor for higher intelligence levels as a young adult. In some studies, reading ability has been associated with improved health, education, socioeconomic status and creativity.

Rent a book out today, even if it’s just one book. It's simple, convenient and saves you both time and money.

If you need some assistance on renting out your books, please do contact us. You can message us immediately by selecting the floating live chat button at the bottom right corner of this page. We’re available on weekdays from 9am to 6pm.

Or you email us at [email protected][dot]com for a more detailed enquiry. Happy renting!