I have over 14 years of experience as an online bookseller via Amazon, FBA, ABEBooks & Ebay. I also write articles for BookThink and via my blog to help other booksellers grow their business.
Over 14 years ago, I started a business buying and selling rare and out of print books on the Internet. I also work with many public libraries throughout the country and help them receive the maximum value for some of their rare book donations and excess inventory. I also own and operate a small retail space at the local Antique Mall, and can offer experience in this area of bookselling as a way to supplement your online income and market yourself as an individual interesting in acquiring collections.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in starting or growing your online business, or if I can show you how to determine the approximate value of a particular book you might be curious about, help you locate a long-lost childhood favorite, or if there are any particular authors or subject matters you enjoy collecting and are looking to build your library.
My dealings with Kristian were always enjoyable. He was responsive to requests for information and forthright in his dealings with me. If I were in a position to employ him or his services again, I would jump at the chance.
Kristian has successfully worked with the Friends group of the Manhattan Public Library for several years. I highly recommend his services. He can match the right collector to the right item and we've seen some very exciting sales that benefit the library. We value his expertise and knowledge. He also presented a great program "The Rare Books Roadshow," so members of the public could learn more about assessing the value of books they own. He's a library supporter and a pleasure to work with.
I highly recommend Kristian and his company, Lowestcostbooks.com. I have used his company to find special and/or out of print books and I am completely satisfied with his efforts, as well as his recommendations. Dr. Enrique Palacios
For a year's time, I had the opportunity of working with Mr. Kristian Strom at his company Lowest Cost Books.
Kristian is entirely devoted to his job, showcasing a knowledge of his field that's matched by few. While his work ethic is commendable, what brings Kristian to the forefront is his personality. Unlike many big bosses, Kristian wants to get to know you and is genuinely interested in your future and what you care about.
Bring a video game journalist, Kristian and I would trade book for game every month as a sort of challenge. It introduced new ground to both of us and I found it exceptional that any owner would subject themselves to an experiment of this nature. It just goes to show how far Kristian is willing to go to develop working relationships.
If you're looking for a man that's more than meets the eye and who follows an organized, personable path - Kristian is your target.
Kristian has had a ChrisLands.com store for over 6 years and is a great client. Never behind, always patient. When he has questions, they are clear and precise the kind that make it easier to answer. Having intimate knowledge of his store at www.LowestCostBooks.com, I know it is a great place to find great books.
Kristian has been a real lifesaver - has helped me sell my extensive and eclectec book collection. He was realistic about pricing, prompt with payment, meticulous with statements, and very personable. Ours is an ongoing business relationship, as I have many more "living estate" items to liquidate.
Kristian is very passionate, and dedicated to his profession of finding and selling great books online. He's also managed to take his passion for this, and is giving back to the community with his knowledge of books. He has done so much for the Wichita Public Library! We don't know what we would do without him.
When someone can take their passion and dedication for what they do and then use it to better their community, you have hit a home run. That's what Kristian has done. He also is genuinely concerned that people have a good experience when they deal with his company. He has a great big conscience, which is always good when you are trying to make a decision about who to do business with! He does what he says he will do. You can be sure of it!
WOW, ditto all the above recommendations. Kristian has been awesome to work with. He has helped the Friends of the Andover Public Library in so many ways. He has earned money "for the cause" and has helped in the trenches, as well. What a treasure!
Kristian has been an online bookseller for the Friends of the Wichita Public Library for several years. He has done a great job in training volunteer sorters on how to identify books with high sales potential. His expertise in assisting with used book sales has helped to raise hundreds of dollars for our library.