If you want to make good money from your old books, the last thing you should do is sell them back to your school’s bookstore. While it’s convenient to head down to the Quad at the end of the semester to unload your textbooks, if you put in just a little extra effort and follow a few tips on selling textbooks, you’ll be making far more money than your school will ever give you .
Sell your books online
Unless you already know someone who is looking for the books you want to sell, it can be difficult to find students and strike a mutually beneficial deal. If you want to maximize both your earnings and your convenience, you need to look into selling books online.
Just five years ago, buying and selling textbooks online was a tricky business. Amazon and eBay weren’t as well positioned for individuals looking to sell books, and the larger book buying and loan sites either didn’t exist or weren’t popular yet. All of those issues have changed and selling books online is now incredibly easy and simple.
Selling on Amazon and eBay
The great thing about selling on Amazon is that all you have to do is set the price at which you want to sell your book and then ship the text when it sells. Your listing will be published right up there with official and new copies of the book you sell, and you don’t have to worry about accounting or advertising.
eBay has the potential to make you more money selling your books than Amazon through its automated auction system, but don’t expect a mad bidding war to break out over any of the books you’re selling. At the end of the day, eBay’s bidding system will likely sell your books faster than Amazon’s program, but at a lower price.
Sale to online booksellers or book renters
A fairly sizable industry of websites specializing in buying and selling used student books has sprung up in the past few years and now offer a really viable way to quickly and easily clear out your shelves and make a ton of changes in the process.
You’ll get a better price selling your books on one of these sites than selling them back to your school, but you’ll make the most money by selling your books to textbook rental services like chegg.com or bookrenter.com. Chegg and other similar websites rent books to students for a semester at a reasonable price. By repeatedly renting out a single volume of a book, sites like Chegg make more money from a single volume than a reseller – which is why they can afford to buy your used books at a higher price than their competitors.
With these great websites in mind, you won’t settle for the tiny amount of money your school is offering you at the end of the semester.
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