News | December 14, 2011 Announces New "Make-An-Offer" Program

Asheville, NC--December 14, 2011., one of the world's leading marketplaces for new, used and rare books, announced today that it has launched a new tool to help booksellers and customers negotiate prices on select fine and collectible books.

The new program is called Make-an-Offer. With hundreds of booksellers already participating in the launch of this new tool, customers can browse several thousand books listed on and engage in a direct negotiation without the pressure or crowd of an online auction.

“Biblio was inspired to create this new tool by the way the negotiations occur between customers and booksellers in brick and mortar shops and antiquarian book shows," says Stephen Bakes, Director of Biblio's Bookseller Relations. "The ability for a bookseller to offer special pricing on a book for that particular customer is often the difference between a potential customer silently walking away from a book and a bookseller earning the trust of a new customer."

The process is designed with customer usability in mind. Customers click on the "Make An Offer" button where applicable, and can name their price and a time-frame in which the bookseller can then accept, reject or counter the offer. Both the customer and the bookseller are notified by email throughout the transaction. can offer support and assistance when necessary, but, Bakes notes, this is rarely an issue. The bookseller and customer can quickly come to an agreement or walk away.

"Biblio's Make-an-Offer brings internet book sales one step closer to face-to-face transactions," says Stephen Bakes, Director of Biblio's Bookseller Relations. is one of the world's leading sources for used, new and rare books. Established in 2003, has grown to become one of the largest global book marketplaces, with over 60 million books for sale from 6000 bookstores and booksellers in countries around the world. is wholly owned and operated by Biblio, Inc., a privately held company with a commitment to a triple bottom line. For more information, please visit