Selling my own books through amazon
December 8, 2011 11:51 PM Subscribe
Tactics for selling books online? Since I've pretty much adopted ebooks, I've begun to liquidate my dust-collecting dead-tree library. Rather than just donating them to a charity or dumping them on the local county library, I've started listing the more valuable books (more than a dollar) on Amazon. I've had some immediate successes, enough to prompt me to keep entering in the ISBN numbers. So now I have a few questions...
- I usually match the best price for books of the same quality, but I've noticed that every 12 hours or so, other sellers lower their prices by a penny. Is it worth it to chase them to the bottom?
- I sold a book this morning and had the 'expedited shipping' option available. Amazon gave me $6.99 to cover the shipping, but the actual shipping ended up being about $3.50 more than that. Which shipping options does it pay to check off, and which ones should I stay away from?
- Why would anyone ever sell a book for .01? The way I figure it, after you give Amazon its cut, and you pay for media mail, you're in the hole. At what price-point is it worth it to sell a book and what price is too cheap to make any money?