How to Market a Book Successfully

Selling locally should be easy. For me, it’s not. I think because each city book selling listings are free, people are willing to ask crazy high prices, and the audience skips even searching for acim. I have noticed that quite a few college textbooks do get listed, and probably do sell well at certain times of the year. Having no listing fees, final value fees or even shipping fees make it a cheap option. But, unlike the international audience of the previous four websites, you’ll only be offering to locals.

EbayClassifieds.com – Free place to list books (and hundreds of other items you want to get rid of) in your local neighborhood. You type in the city you are in and you’re taken to that section on their website. My local webpage covers an area about 100 miles across from one side to the other, so you might find it a hassle to hook up with buyers after the deal is done. But it’s free. On my local region, only two pages of books appears, so it doesn’t look like it’s a really popular destination yet.

How to find out how much your book is worth quickly

You can’t judge a book by its cover. True. But with a couple of mouse-clicks and a fast Internet connection, you can judge if it’s worth enough to take up your time buying and reselling a used book online.

It’s a good feeling to get your house cleaned up and the clutter removed, disposing of things you don’t need or don’t use any longer. those dusty relics taking up space on your bookshelves or squirreled away in boxes in the attic — often become the target of most house de-cluttering campaigns. How long has it been that you’ve read that book? Do you really need it any longer? Why not get rid of it?

But, before you haul those used books off to the dump, take a little time learning about how to sell or donate used books to help local charities raise money, to recycle resources, and even earn some extra cash for your family.

Used books are hot sellers online. Websites like Amazon.com, eBay.com and CraigsList.org are filled with listings of used books. Some popular titles are no longer in print, so their value keeps skyrocketing. Some niche titles are collectible or hard-to-find. Some titles contain in-depth ‘how-to’ information people are searching for online. And, some titles simply help people save money by buying used over pricier new books.

In any case, take the time to follow these 7 steps to check typical pricing of used books before you dispose of them.

Gather your books you want to get rid of in one space, preferably one that has a large table for your to work. Your dining room table will do just fine.

Separate out fiction from non-fiction. The best titles to sell online are non-fiction, ‘how-to’ titles.

Keep and Yard Sale. In the “Keep” box, I would put early or first editions of famous writers like Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and Rudyard Kipling. In the “Yard Sale” box, I would put popular fiction by authors like Dan Brown, Nora Roberts, Stephen King or Sandra Brown, plus anything from book clubs, slightly damaged books, recipe and cooking books, weight loss books and the stacks of magazines you want to get rid of fast.

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