The next time you find yourself looking for a bookstore to sell your book to, ask yourself this: If you can sell your books for less than the book’s retail price, is it worth the trouble?
It might be worth it, depending on how many people you are able to reach out to.
Books are becoming increasingly popular as a medium of exchange and sales outlets have proliferated, but not everyone wants to pay more than $10 or $20 for a copy.
To make a book worth your time and effort, you need to find people who can sell you books at a discount.
That’s why, as the book industry continues to grow, there’s been an explosion of new booksellers, ranging from niche publishers to established, high-profile names like Penguin, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster.
But there’s one key difference between selling books online and selling books at retail: You’ll have to do it yourself.
And that’s the big takeaway from our interview with one of the authors behind the biggest and most successful e-book publishing site in the world, Bookseller.net.
Read on to find out what it takes to make books at home at an affordable price.1.
Get to know the books you’re selling.
If you’ve been shopping for books online for a while, you probably already have a list of books you want to sell.
In fact, many of your best sellers have been written by people who have been buying books at bookstores and online.
But many people don’t have the luxury of shopping in person.
There are several factors to consider when it comes to finding books to sell online, so let’s break them down in order to get a better sense of what you can expect when you start selling books.2.
Find a niche.
There’s a lot of competition for readers online.
Many e-books are written by authors who want to expand their fan bases.
They may have a great cover image or the cover art looks great.
But if they don’t seem like they’ll be able to sell a book in a niche, that’s probably not a good sign.
If your book is a little niche, there may not be a ton of interest in it.3.
Create a personalized list of your books.
Many online bookseller websites like Bookseller also provide a searchable, personalized list for each of their books, complete with recommendations, reviews, and photos.
So when you enter a book into their catalog, you’ll get a list with recommendations for books that you can easily recommend to other readers.4.
Choose the right type of book.
Many authors have created custom-made e-textbooks for specific topics.
For example, one author, James R. Hutton, has a list called the “JAMES R. BUTTERFIELD CLASSIC BOOKS LIST,” which features every classic novel in the James Butterfield canon, as well as books about the Civil War and other Civil War subjects.
Hettons book lists also feature titles like “The War Between the States” and “The Last Days of the Republic.”5.
Choose a good seller.
A bookseller needs to have a solid track record in order for their books to be considered a “sellable” book.
That means you need at least one book on a certain topic that has sold at least 500,000 copies.
If that book isn’t on that list, you can’t be confident about the book you’re offering, so it’s important to narrow your search down before you even enter your name into the search.6.
Make sure your book has a great review.
Some books are perfect for self-publishing, but there are also some books that need more time to make their way to a publisher.
Booksellers need to consider whether the book will have the same kind of reception as their own books, and if so, what that reception might be.7.
Get feedback from your customers.
Some authors have had their books reviewed by other authors and have even received feedback from fans who have purchased the books.
Book sellers are a perfect place to find that feedback.8.
Make a list for yourself.
If the list is too long, you might not have the time to keep going.
So make a list and start putting it all together.
For most book sellers, there are three different types of books they’ll consider: a classic, a contemporary, and a non-classic.
You should also consider the types of readers you might attract.
If a book you’ve listed has a lot more than one type of reader, that means the audience you’ll be reaching out to is likely to be very different than what you’re aiming for.9.
Create an account and sell your copy.
The more you sell, the more likely it is that the publisher will review your book.
If it’s not available for you to sell at the moment, you should consider starting your own book listing. Once