If you’re are like me, you love to read. You read for different reasons, and you probably read when it is needed or seek to escape into an adventure far far away. But I’m sure you have also run into a problem that many readers face.
The purpose of this post is to help those who have, what some might call, “too many books” (as if there could ever be such a thing, pfff).
It is my hope that by creating more space in your library, you’re will then have more room to expand your ability to learn with new books.
Today I will be talking about how to sell a book, online or offline. There are many ways to do this, and I personally prefer some over others. However, I think any of these options are good.
Let’s get right into this.
Selling Used Or New?
I will be focusing on selling used books in this article and will be giving options to how you can sell some of your old books. Not to publish or create new books.
I must warn you’re however, since the cost of making books is so low, the resale value of used books tends to be low as well. If you’re are looking to make at least a hundred dollars from your old books, more than likely you will have to part with several hundred to do so.
I think that simply donating books is a quicker way to open one’s library, but I too know the feeling of spending hard-earned cash on something and wanting a portion of its value back once you’re are ready to part with it.
With that, lets see how we can make some dough shall we?
I personally use them due to their 2-day shipping; the sweet taste of express shipping never gets old.
There are a few options at your disposal which you can use to sell you’re books:
- You can list the books individually, creating listings on Amazon and wait for a suitable buyer.
- You can use Amazon’s Trade-In Program and sell your books to Amazon. (They will give you’re Amazon credit which you can use to buy things on their site)
Usually you will inform Amazon of its condition and then they will pay you when they have received the book. (All of this is done online)
I haven’t done this before, but I have heard that the process of describing the book’s condition and filling in the details is very easy and usually takes about 10 minutes to complete if you’ve never done it before.
Amazon’s customer service is incredibly helpful and I have called or emailed them several times with questions or issues that I couldn’t resolve on my own. I highly recommend checking out the trade in program.
This is an option that I don’t see many people talking about as often. Not sure why.
Ebay is a worldwide seller and auction site.
As far as I know, every listing is created by individuals and businesses that want to sell something.
The condition and pricing of items vary and your experience with a seller or buyer can vary.
Thankfully Ebay customer support is extremely supportive and helpful.
I have personally had them help me when I was having trouble with a listing and they straightened the situation out for me in no time.
There is literally no end to how many books you can sell on Ebay, and you will probably be able to make more by selling them here. Again, please note that retail prices for books are pretty low today, so don’t expect to make a “killing” if you know what I mean.
I have bought books on Ebay and have had great experiences selling there as well. Being able to compare listing prices on the same item that you want to sell is also an appreciated feature.
You might find that a book you own is worth a good deal, especially if it is a collector’s item!
This is a well-known source for selling used books. They will evaluate the worth of your books and basically make you an offer.
The only downside is, they will low-ball you like it’s no tomorrow. These guys know that they are going to try to sell your books after they buy them from you, and thus, they may not pay very much per book.
If you’re are willing to take what they offer, then this site might be for you, however, I still think Ebay or Amazon to be a better choice.
I can see this being a viable option is you’re are selling books in bulk. It makes a lot more sense if you’re are giving away a large amount and don’t want the hassle of selling them individually.
I’m not sure if I really even need to list this one. Bookstores and business that sell used books are sure to buy books from the public to keep up their stock.
There are numerous bookstores that will buy your books online or in person, and it all depends on your location. Barnes And Noble will buy your books and give you credit which you can use for same day purchases.
I have never actually done this before, but I have heard you can get good offers for your books.
The best way to find one of these bookstores is to simply look them up in your local area and call them. If you live down the street from them, no big deal, but if you have to make a lengthy drive just to get a quote, you might waste your time.
They may pay you with in-store credit or cash, with the former being more likely.
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I hope this post has been helpful and as always, feel free to leave a comment or email me with any questions and I will get back to you asap!