How to Determine Which Books Sell

First you’re a course in miracles home page and type in the title or better yet the ISBN number in the search bar. The ISBN number is found near the bar code. It will be nine or thirteen digits long. If your book doesn’t have an ISBN number just, type in the title.

Your book, along with others, will pop up on the next screen. Click on the book that matches yours. That will take you to the listing page. On the listing page you’ll see how many people are selling the same book you are thinking of selling. There will be people selling new copies, used copies, and collectable copies. Amazon might be selling the book as well.

As your book will be used, you are mostly concerned with the used sellers. Before you click on that link, scroll down the page to the product information area. Here you will see what rank the book has on Amazon. This is important information.

Not only do you want to determine if you will make any money selling your book, you also need to determine how quickly it will sell. The Amazon rank of the book isn’t a perfect way to determine this, but it does help.

Amazon has over ten million book titles on its site. Books are ranked from 1 to 10,000,000. The lower the number the more popular the book and the faster it will sell. A book with a rank of 500 will sell within minutes of being listed if priced correctly. A book with a rank of 4,000,000 might take months to sell. Keep in mind that ranks can change very quickly. This does however give you an idea of what to expect and which books to sell on Amazon.

Once you know the rank of the book, scroll back up and click on the link to the used sellers’ page. This page will show you who is selling the book, what condition their books are in, and how much they are selling the book for.

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