Can I sell ebooks on ebay?
Yes, why not?
Is selling eBooks on eBay easy?
Yes and no!
It depends how you want to do it.
Why does it matter?
I’ll explain it below:
If you want to sell eBooks with no or little profit, it’ll be different than selling eBooks for profit just like any other item you sell. Selling eBooks for profit is fairly easy because you would sell them like other items in accordance with eBay policies.
However, to sell eBooks for free (I mean with no profit) is not that easy.
Why sell eBooks and take no profit out of it?
Well…sometimes sellers need to do that. In eBay world, there’s a lot going on. As you get more experienced and more you read this blog, you’ll understand better… 😉
I cover selling eBooks for profit here. Selling eBooks for no profit is more delicate and I’ll cover that in my newsletter for interested readers.
In order to sell eBooks you need to have them first! I have numerous sellable eBooks. You can also find free e-books online. Be sure to check if the eBook can be sold, i.e., if you will have Reseller Rights.
Then list them in “Books” category and make sure you mention that you actually ship a CD with the eBook(s) on it.
Describe the e-books correctly and as much as the buyer has a clear idea of what he can expect to read about.
It’s going to cost you a little over a dollar to send the CD by Media Mail or First Class so after paying for CD and eBay and paypal fees (if you use paypal), you’ll end up price the eBook(s) a little over $2 for minimal profit. The more you price them above that the more your profit will be.
Make sure to upload tracking number (or delivery confirmation number) to eBay or paypal after you send the CD.
You can burn a lot of eBooks on a CD so you can sell one or more eBooks in a single eBay listing.
Do ebooks sell?
Heck, yes!! People buy eBooks even the outdated ones. You can even CREATE an eBook then sell YOUR OWN eBook at a premium price!!
Take care not to violate any ebay policy and keep your customers (reasonably) happy and you should be fine.
That’s about it. Follow the steps above and you’ll see that selling eBook on eBay this way is not that complicated.
It’s your turn!
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