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If you’d like to get rid of some of the books sitting around your home and to make a little cash in the process, try selling the books on Amazon! To sell books on Amazon, first create a seller account. From that account, you can either sell and ship the books yourself or allow Amazon to ship the books through its Fulfillment by Amazon program. If you have distribution rights to a certain book and want to sell large quantities of that book, you can also enroll in the Advantage program.
Creating a Seller Account
Create an Amazon shopper account if you do not already have one.
Navigate to the main Amazon page, then click on the “Your Account” tab in the upper right corner. You will be asked to provide an e-mail address, password, and basic contact information. After submitting these details, you should receive a confirmation e-mail to notify you that your regular shopper Amazon account has been created.
- Write down the username and password somewhere secure so you don’t forget your login information.
Make a Professional Seller account if you represent a business.
Use a Professional account if you plan to
as a business endeavor and anticipate selling more than 40 books per month. Go to the seller account start page to begin setting up your account. Click on the “Your Account” tab in the upper right corner of the page to visit your account page. On the right side of your account page, there should be a heading called “Your Other Accounts.” Click on “Your Seller Account” at the top of the list to begin the process to establish a seller account. You must sign in again before your seller account can be activated.
- A Professional Seller account has a $39.99 monthly subscription fee but no per sale closing fee. A Professional Seller account also allows you to use feeds and spreadsheets to manage your inventory, as well as provides access to order reports.
Create an Individual Seller account if you’re moving limited inventory.
If you’re a casual book seller trying to get rid of a little personal overstock (i.e. fewer than 40 books per month), you’re better off with an Individual account. Set up your Individual Seller account by following the same steps as you would for a Professional account. Navigate to the “Your Accounts” tab and click on “Your Seller Account.” Sign in, and select that you’d like to open a Professional Seller account.
- An Individual Seller account has no monthly fee but charges $0.99 as a per sale closing fee.
Enter your payment information to legitimize your seller page.
You will need to provide valid checking account information to be able to receive payments when you sell your books. Under the “Settings” tab on your seller account page, see a link called “Account Info.” On this page, notice a “Deposit Method” section. Click the “Edit” button to enter your information. Select the country in which your bank account is located under “Bank Location Country.” Enter the routing number and checking account number. Click “Submit.”
- Wait to start selling books until you receive a confirmation e-mail. This can take several days since Amazon must first confirm the account with your bank.
Registering the Books You’re Selling
Search for the title of the book you wish to sell.
You can search for the title by going to the “Sell Your Stuff” page linked on your main seller account page.
On the “Sell Your Stuff” page, type the title or ISBN into the search box. Make sure that “Books” is selected as the product category. Click on “Start Selling” to begin your listing.
- You can also find the book titles you’d like to sell by finding the book through a standard Amazon search. Once you locate the book and go to its corresponding item detail page, click on the “Sell on Amazon” button on the right side of the screen to begin your listing.
List a new book’s title if you’re selling a book that’s new to Amazon.
If the book you want to sell has not been listed on Amazon already, you can begin a new listing for it by searching for the ISBN on the “Sell Your Stuff” page. Type in all of the relevant information about the book, including its title, author, ISBN, SKU, and publisher information. When no results come up, Amazon will direct you to begin a new listing.
- You’ll need to list new book titles if, for example, you work for a book publisher or small press that’s putting out new books…