What is the best site to sell used books online?
There are a few options I know of online to sell used books of all kinds. I am a book lover, and never tried my hand at selling any. I know you can sell on Amazon, Ebay, and I am sure other places.
Do you have any suggestions or experience on the topic of selling your paper books online? I would love to hear any tips or suggestions, good or bad experiences that you have to share. Any "do's or don'ts?" Thank you!
I have been selling books online for about 7 years with both Alibris and Amazon. Amazon has worked well for me due to the number of people who look to Amazon for their reading and research material. Alibris has done an excellent job of creating a market for rare books and supplies books to many of the online book sellers. Key to success with Amazon is understanding the market. Many books on Amazon are $.01 as dealers look to sell volume making their money on shipping.
Don't get discouraged as there are many more books you can sell for a market price where you can make money. Amazon lists a books popularity. It is found under a books details. This number is a key to success. Books that fall under 1,000,000 in popularity are good ones to sell. Next look at what Amazon is offering to pay for the book found on the right side. They will pay about 1/10 to 1/5 of current market price. If they are buying, it means the book has a good chance to sell Next check the new price vs the best used price. Is the used price close to the new price. What I mean example. New price $19.95 Best used price $10.95 This means the book has higher demand and sells for a higher price, a good book to list. Next look at how many books are for sell both used and new. Does Amazon show only a few books on hand. A good book to list. Understanding the books to list makes it more fun as you will find books will sell. Pricing, understanding the market in books, best books to sell, rare books, signed books are all other topics to explore once you have the basics. Good luck
The best site to sell book online is hubpages and amazon etc.
I hope I am not getting too off topic here but if anyone wanted to free up some bookshelf space without selling, I have been using paperbackswap dot com for almost 2 years and really enjoy it. Basically you post your books for free (after signing up for an account and do include shipping address) and if someone requests one of your books, you mail it to them.
So all you pay is postage to mail a book, and then you get a credit for each book you send. You can then use that credit to order any book you want from the same website and get it shipped to you for free.
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