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Spend Your Earnings

The percentage of sales that you earn is dependent upon your sales volume and type of school (see charts below). You may choose to take your earnings in the following ways (or in a combination of the following):

  • Book Credit:

    Receive up to 30% of your net book fair sales. You may take books from your book fair stock on the last day of your fair.

  • Cash:

    Receive up to 20% of your net book fair sales.

  • Shop Our Annual Warehouse Sale:

    This option gives you the highest return on your earnings. For a week in June, at the end of the book fair season, you may spend your cash earnings at our warehouse, selecting from our entire book fair inventory at prices 40% to 70% off the list price. (Purchase Orders and personal purchases are also welcome during the sale).

  • Special Order Books Through Our Website:

    Mrs. Nelson’s Book Company, our wholesale and bindery division, has access to virtually any book in print in a variety of binding types. By storing your cash earnings in your Book Fair Piggybank, you can shop on-line year-round at your convenience and receive wholesale discounts of 22-30% off the retail prices. You also have access to our Readerbound™ editions which are reinforced editions of the most popular fiction and nonfiction titles. A minimum of $300 is required per order. All orders receive free shipping.

Contact Mrs. Nelson’s Book Company at 1(800) 875-9911 for further information, including pricing or shop now.

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Elementary & Middle Schools

Net Sales Percentage of Profit
$3,000 - $3,000 and up
20% Cash or Special Orders
30% Books Taken from Fair
$2,500 - $2,500 to $2,999
15% Cash or Special Orders
25% Books Taken from Fair
$2,000 - $2,000 to $2,499
10% Cash or Special Orders
20% Books Taken from Fair


Preschools & High Schools

Net Sales Percentage of Profit
$2,000 - $2,000 and up
20% Cash or Special Orders
30% Books Taken from Fair
$1,500 - $1,500 to $1,999
15% Cash or Special Orders
25% Books Taken from Fair
$1,000 - $1,000 to $1,499
10% Cash or Special Orders
20% Books Taken from Fair