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What Type of Books Are Best to Resell?

Book arbitrage By November 28, 2022 Last Updated on November 30, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

If you’re anything like us, you have a pile of books sitting around at home—both read and unread—and have found yourself wondering, “Could these be worth anything?”

Depending on what’s on your bookshelf, the answer may be yes! Though not all books are worth the time and effort it takes to resell them, some types of books can earn you a pretty penny.

According to market data from top used booksellers and reselling marketplaces like Amazon, these are the best books to resell—some of them may surprise you!

Top 10 Questions about Starting a Used Book Selling Business in 2023

Book arbitrage By November 22, 2022 Last Updated on November 25, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , , , No Comments

An idea to build a used book selling business in 2023 can be a great start for a fresh year. It’s another source of income that allows you to make more money, and it doesn’t require much work.

It can be fun to find books to sell and even more fun when you make a profit. So here are the top 10 questions about starting a used book selling business or book arbitrage business this year.

How to Sell Textbooks on Amazon

Book arbitrage By November 21, 2022 Last Updated on November 25, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , No Comments

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Selling textbooks on Amazon is nothing but lucrative and rewarding! But like most profitable ventures, it is no easy feat. Here is your guide to cracking the success code!

Getting Started

Textbooks are distinct from everyday books. For one, they are a crowd-favorite and attract high seasonal demand year in and year out. Millions of college students rely on textbooks to pass exams and accomplish academic/career goals. Hence, the demand for these books is at an all-time high.

In the same vein, books are one of the most sought-after categories on Amazon, with textbooks ranking high on the list. They are extremely easy to source and require minimal financial resources to sell. Though Amazon.com canceled its Amazon textbook buyback program in early 2020 for logical reasons, you can still sell textbooks on Amazon and make a good profit.

ISBN Prefix 979 Explained

All about books By April 19, 2022 Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by Crystal Koenig Tags: , , No Comments

The U.S. ISBN Agency has been assigning the 978 prefix to 13-digit ISBNs since 2007. In the previous article, we’ve explained the difference between 10- and 13-digit ISBNs and how both systems could be contained with the help of the 978 prefix. However, blocks of ISBN-13s built on existing ISBN-10s are exhausted. Therefore, the U.S. ISBN Agency has begun assigning ISBNs starting with the prefix element 979.

Retail and Book Arbitrage Explained

Book arbitrage, Personal finance By February 24, 2022 Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by Crystal Koenig Tags: , , , No Comments

We’ve already covered the topic of book scouting in detail in our blog and mentioned book arbitrage briefly in one of the articles. Today, we’re going to talk about the entire field of retail arbitrage in general and book arbitrage in particular. Let’s take a closer look at how it works.

The Definitive Guide to Book Scouting

Book arbitrage, Personal finance By January 13, 2022 Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Natalie Meyers Tags: , No Comments

You’ve definitely heard about sport scouts who are attending junior sport events in hopes of finding a rising basketball or baseball star. You may have heard about talent scouts working for record labels and helping new talents shine. Art galleries have their scouts as well. Similar to art agents, they help match artists and collectors. But book scouting is a wholly different thing.

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