Oni Scratch’n’Dent Sale

Want to sample Oni titles at a discount price? Oni’s set up a scratch and dent section (link no longer available).

Big Announcement from the Oni Web Store front!

From now till the end of the year, we are offering some great bargains for scratched and dented copies of most of our books. All of these copies are completely readable – they just have some minor cosmetic flaws that prevent them from being sold in the book store market. You’d be surprised at how good a condition these books are in. Every book offered through this special is at least 50% off, some even more!

Here is a great opportunity to get a bunch of Oni books you may have been interested in, but didn’t have the cash to purchase. This is a limited-time special that will only last through the next month. Act now. The stock is limited.

They’ve got 79 titles listed, including lots of my favorites. Course, it’s hard to go wrong with their books.

5 Responses to “Oni Scratch’n’Dent Sale”

  1. Jim Kosmicki Says:

    even better, if you have the money to do it, is to buy a second copy of a book like Banana Sunday and donate it to your local school or public library. Pretty much all librarians are aware of comics and either already are, or want to, support them, but they don’t always know which publishers are putting out the better stuff. Getting a good small publisher like Oni in the door can make for solid future sales for them (and their creators).

  2. Johanna Says:

    What a terrific idea!

  3. Lyle Says:

    Not to deflate Jim’s great idea, but not all libraries accept donations to go on their shelves. At the city library where I worked in college, all donations went to the Friends of the Library who put the donations towards fundraiser booksales. We had a few complaints from people who donated books and were upset not to find them on the shelves. It was a responsibility concern, since if our librarians selected all the books on the shelf, they could speak to people who had concerns about it (which could include positive feedback, but mostly means if somebody objects to a book we could adress them). Otherwise, we risked having books on our shelves where we weren’t aware of the content.

    Thus, you might want to ask what will happen to a donation. Of course, I’ve seen a couple libraries where the FoL have a kiosk selling some of the donations they think will sell better (I’ve also seen plenty of manga at these kiosks, so I expect comics sell well), so you still may be getting a good comic exposure it wouldn’t typically get.

    (Fingers crossed that I made that sound constructive versus naysaying.)

  4. James Schee Says:

    Wow big thanks! I’ll have to sit down this weekend (a rare one off!) and make me out an order as already from a glance I see 5 or 6 books I want.

    Condition doesn’t bother me too much, as long as they are still whole and readable. That’s why despite my interest in some of the books you yourself are trying to sell recently. I haven’t tried for them, as they sound like something a collector would appreciate more.

  5. Johanna Says:

    Lyle, that’s very true. I know my library, on their receipts, includes their policy, which says that once you give them books, they can do whatever they want with them. But my library is also very very happy when I come in with a bag of graphic novels, especially if they’re manga, so I assume they know their readership is interested in them.

    As we know, policies vary greatly by locality, so the best thing to do is ask. And if the concern is not knowing the content, perhaps a receptive librarian might be interested in getting some copies of reviews along with the books, who knows?

    James, yeah, it’s a great way to get some terrific reading copies.




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