10 Places to Sell Books Online

The following is a guest post from Bailey Harris. Bailey writes for the Health Insurance Blog.

If you are looking for new ways to make money online, consider selling some of your used books. There are several different sites that will buy books directly from you and others that will let you list your books for free. In most cases, you can receive payment via PayPal, check, or direct deposit. Here are 10 great places to sell both fiction and non-fiction online. - This eBay site is one of the better known places to sell books online. You don't have to pay any listing fees until your book sells. The buyer pays the shipping and your list price. makes sure you get the money, direct depositing funds into your checking account twice each month.

Amazon - After registering for an Amazon seller account, you can begin selling books in the Amazon marketplace. Your items will be displayed right along with all of the other products that Amazon sells. If you have a lot of inventory, you can get your own branded, custom online store. Any money that you make will be deposited (by Amazon) in your bank account.

Facebook Marketplace - You can sell almost anything, including books, in the Facebook Marketplace. There is no charge for listing your books. Listings will stay posted for 30 days and can even be displayed on your regular Facebook page.

Powell's Books - Powell's will buy your used books from you. Enter in the ISBN numbers of the books you want to sell. Powell's will make an offer on the books. If you like it, you can ship your books to the Powell's warehouse and collect your cash.

CKY Books - CKY Books will also buy your books directly from you. Some of the books you can sell include textbooks, religious books, self-help books, travel books, and current fiction. CKY takes care of shipping costs and pays via check or PayPal. - This site specializes in fiction, non-fiction, and textbooks published after 2008. Enter in the ISBN of the book you want to sell and find out how much you will be paid for the books. Ship the books to for free and get paid via PayPal or check.

Paperback Swap - Paperback Swap is designed for people who want to sell books and get more books as payment. All you have to do is list books that you are willing to swap. When people request your books, you send them out and get a credit that can be used to request books from other Paperback Swap users.

Moola4Books - This site has paid out more than $13 million to private book sellers. You can ship your books to the site for free using FedEx and receive your payments via PayPal or check. Payments are usually made within one business day.

Sell Back Your Book - Sell Back Your Book will not only buy your books, but will also pay any shipping fees associated with the transaction. This site also buys used books from libraries.

BookScouter - You can't sell books on BookScouter, but you can use the site's comparison tool to see which book buyers will give you the best price on used books. BookScouter's tool searches 40 different buyer sites and works especially well for people who are trying to sell textbooks.

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  1. Wow, Thanks so much for this! It's a very helpful resource. I hadn't even known most of these existed!

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  3. This is a great list. A friend is asking help about this specific topic and it's great that I see your site. Thanks!

  4. Hey, I was wondering if I could add my new site to the list:

    We buy books, games, movies, music, and even software.
    We do a progressive shipping credit, so customers can actually make a profit from the shipping credit instead of just taking the free shipping.

  5. Other good places to buy cheap coursework or text books can be places like they allow students to post up their books or post up "wanted" adverts so that students at that uni can buy books for the right course (if the book is from someone at that uni safe bet its for the same course/right course)

    Always worth a shot :)

  6. I use to sell my textbooks. They also pay for shipping, but they also provide free tracking for my shipments. They always pay me quickly after my books arrive.

  7. Thank you for all the references! I have been searching to buy used books online. Figure it's cheaper and you never know what lies insides a book previously owned.

  8. Those are great places for selling books online. I'm sure you can make money out of it. Keep it up!

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  9. These are great tips for where to buy used books online! I love to read and unfortunately read pretty much everything in my house. I know that used books have many advantages especially the price. Im probably going to get around 15 books to start off with!

  10. Thanks so much for this! It's a very helpful resource.Buy Sell Used Books Online

  11. What is the most RELIABLE website to sell textbooks to?
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  12. Would have been better if any of them were actually willing to buy any of the books I entered


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