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How to Sell Your Books: Chapter One

It's as easy as list, sell, ship. Read on and find out for yourself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sell my books on eBay?

It's important to identify specific details about your book, such as whether it's a paperback or hardback copy, who the publisher is, whether it's a limited edition copy or first edition, and so on. There can be a huge difference in value between a vintage and a modern edition, or a signed and a non-signed copy, for instance. All of this info can usually be found within your book's opening pages.

How can I find out how much my books are worth?

Search on eBay for similar listings. You'll be able to get a good idea of how much your book is likely to fetch.

If you have a specific price in mind for your books, you may want to choose the fixed-price listing option over an auction-style listing. You never know though: an auction listing could fetch more than your original estimate, so experiment with your listings and see which method is more successful.

Once you have provided the item description, you will see a recommended price, which can be a good indication of how much your books are worth.

Any top tips for selling my books on eBay?

Here are a few pointers for a successful sale:

  • Write a detailed and accurate item description.

  • Take clear photos of your item, its contents and original packaging.

  • Price your item competitively and offer free delivery if possible.

Is it safe to sell my books on eBay?

We know that safety is important to you when selling online. Automatic protection against high-risk buyers, seller protection with eBay Money Back Guarantee and our round-the-clock customer service team will help to ensure a smooth selling process.

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What's the best way to ship my books after they have sold?

Check out this useful guide to help you through the packing and shipping process.

When your books are ready to post, eBay delivery powered by Shutl can help you send them in just a few clicks. There are a range of competitively-priced services that are perfect for private sellers and smaller businesses, such as door-to-door tracking and label printing on eBay. For more information, click here.

*Pay no insertion fee on up to 20 listings per calendar month. Private sellers only. Listing upgrade fees (including Reserve Price Fee), relisting fees and final value fees still apply. For more information, click here.

**Based on average sales in the Books category in June 2018 on ebay.co.uk