Few Things about Selling Books Online That Really Matter
The selling ebooks business has developed immensely in the last decade. The alluring profit that can be made and the freedom of creativity has brought many people to the online market for books, making it one of the most competitive. If you want to be able to sell your books online or find platforms sell books online, I have a few pieces of advice for you to be able to do it and which things to pay attention to.
- Condition of the book
In order to be able to sell a book online, you first have to make sure the book is readable. Meaning, the book has to be in a good shape, not have missing pages, it’s not scribbled or damaged or any other thing which makes it difficult to be read. All of these things reduce the price by which you can sell your book.
(Additional reading: Reasons why you should sell your used books online)
Additionally, whenever you’re selling a book, do everything you can to preserve the good condition of it including dusting it off if it’s an old book, keeping it in a dry place where you don’t run the risk of it getting wet or damaged and if you’re shipping it, packing it in a safe box protecting it during transport.
- ISBN code
The International Standard Book Numbers started being used in 1970 to ease the electronic purchase and sale of books and to keep track of their purchase history. The ISBN code of a particular book is very easy to find: it’s a row of numbers accompanied by a barcode, usually placed alongside the publisher’s name and the price of the book.
Before you start pricing your books, it’s a good idea to divide them into two piles – one pile with the ones that have an ISBN code and the other one without the code. Usually, the ones that have an ISBN code can be searched on the Internet and you can find out their price using some tools offered by platforms for selling books online.
And if you decide to create an ebook, Amazon has its own system for generating ISBN codes so you can get your e-book its own ISBN code.
- Getting the best price
If you own a selling ebooks online business or want to own one, you have to know how much most books are worth, at least by genre.
There are situations where the conditions of the market change which causes one genre of books to sell better than another. For instance, whenever Apple releases a new gadget or a new programming code is researched, web development books sell better than the usual mainstream books. Or when a new Harry Potter sequel is released, the demand for the whole Harry Potter series books and lots increases everywhere in the world. So, knowing when to sell a book to get the biggest profit is a virtue one must have on the online market.
The books market has been growing with a fast tempo and will probably continue to do so in the future. Getting the perfect combination of these things requires knowledge and experience, but with the introduction of ebooks and the increased number of online readers, you have all the time in the world to learn.
— Pierre Jean Duvivier (@pjduvivier) 13 de junio de 2017