The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide On How To Sell Books On Amazon

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Anybody who’s familiar with Jeff Bezos and Amazon knows that Amazon has quite a modest start, running as an online bookstore.

Yes, you’ve read that right! Books and Amazon were synonymous with each other since books are the only thing sold on Amazon during the marketplace’s beginning.

Books are still a significant component of Amazon. It has transformed how concerning books are published and marketed and billions of dollars of sales are generated by books in revenue.

If you are an e-commerce seller who wants to learn How to sell books on amazon to make some money, this article will help you.

Why You Should Sell Books On Amazon?

People love reading books. Still, with every competing entertainment means today, books are luckily still in demand. While you might have other choices to consider when selling your books online, the following are some benefits that booksellers on Amazon enjoy:

  • Begin with only a few books (large inventory is not required)
  • Pick from a broad range of genre categories
  • Sell books for credit or cash
  • You decide how to fulfill the orders
  • Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) – Is the Do It For Me Route. List the books and let the Amazon store, pack them, and ship them to the customers for you.
  • Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN) – This is the DIY Route. List books on Amazon, pack and ship the orders to customers yourself. (This is usually referred to informally as FBM or Fulfillment by Merchant)
  1. Sell books in different ways—by title, weight, ISBN, or by scanning the barcode

It is a reasonably straightforward process to sell the books on Amazon, without any worries of designing your own website or building an online order system. You can begin relatively fastly with less overhead by using the seller tools by Amazon.

How Do You Sell Books on Amazon?

Here is how can you sell your textbooks, niche and unique titles, or the older edition books on Amazon.  

Register Your Account

Obviously, the first thing to begin is to create an Amazon seller account.

  • For opening a professional seller account, click the “Sign Up” button on the page. This account type is $39.99 per month. But, Amazon won’t charge any extra fees on your book sales.
  • To open an Individual Seller account, click “Sign up to become an individual seller.” This is a free account however Amazon will charge $0.99 on every sale of a book

Create Your Book Listings

1. While you are logged into the seller account, go to the homepage of Amazon. 

2. Among the search filter set to Books, enter the ISBN or title (the registration code of book) for the book you are selling into the search bar.

3. Choose the book you wish to sell from search results to open its product page, now click on the “Sell on Amazon”. 

4. A listing screen will appear if you are allowed to sell the book, a listing screen will arrive. If you have the SKU number, you can start the process by entering it. 

5. Then, set the price based on the condition and prices of competitors.

6. Select the quantity you’re selling and the condition too. You can use fulfillment by merchant (FBM) or Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).

7. Now, Click Save and Finish, and your books have been listed for the sale on Amazon. 

Monitor The Sales And Make Necessary Adjustments

When your listings are live, monitor the sales and see which books are generating sales and which ones are not. Adjust the pricing if some books are not getting sold.

Remember, lower prices generate a better chance of winning the buy box. This means if someone clicks on the buy button your book will be purchased.