Amazon.com, one of the largest online retailers in United States, is an online bookstore that caters to almost everyone in the industry of books. Whether you are a buyer, seller, or enterprise, you have a special place in the Amazon.com marketplace.
Sellers, most especially, can avail many services on Amazon.com, which operates both locally in its home country—United States—and internationally, such as easy selection, good pricing system, and convenience.
Whether you are a businessperson or home-based mother trying to clean her bookshelves, selling books on Amazon.com is surely a useful activity for you and your business. What are the reasons why you should sell your books on Amazon.com? There are actually a lot. Let us name a few.
Selling your books on Amazon.com does not pose any risk. It also requires small amount of investment—as small as $100. Another reason is that online shopping is popular; hence, it is a growing market. Many booksellers say it brings in earnings as much as a thousand dollars every month if you are full time.
In addition, several books are available for you to sell. You do not need to spend several hours of your time looking for books and selling them on Amazon.com. All kinds of books can be profitable on Amazon.com, ranging from rare to interesting books to academic books.
You can sell both non-fiction and fiction books. Appealing topics of books also include photography, history, cookbooks, and transportation such as motorcycles, cars, trains, boats, and aircraft. Of course, do not forget that how to books, medical and legal books, children’s stories, illustrated books, sports, magazine and the likes are also saleable.
Not only online shopping has become a trend in this advanced society, e-books are now in vogue. As Amazon.com told The New York Times in one of its reports, customers now buy more e-books than print books.
Amazon.com said in the same report that since April, the company’s sale-record ratio for books sold via its Kindle e-reader and hardcover and paperback books is 105 to 100.
Amazon.com’s chief executive Jeff Bezos said in the similar report that the company had high hopes in e-book overtaking the sale of print books, but they did not imagine to happen this soon.
Mr. Bezos is the founder of Amazon.com, which came online on 1995. The Time magazine named him the Person of the Year on 1999 as recognition of his success for making online shopping popular.
Mr. Bezos told The New York Times that the company has been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for less than four years.
However, this does not mean that books are still of not use. Several buyers still want books and you can sell them on the Amazon.com marketplace. Many people still want the portability that books have to offer.
In fact, a research firm Forrester Research said e-books comprises only 14 percent of the overall sales record of consumer fiction and nonfiction books. So hold on to your books and think about selling them on the Amazon.com marketplace.