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The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site

Weber, Steve Author

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Want to know the most profitable, lowest-risk idea for your home business? It's selling used books online, which is growing 33 percent annually, according to a November 2005 study by U.S. publishers.

Here is the complete text of the most popular book about online bookselling of all time: The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site

Learn how to start your business part-time, then work as little or as much as you want. This step-by-step guide, written by one of the most successful and highly rated sellers on Amazon.com and eBay, includes everything you need to know:

-- Where to find books

Find books in your own neighborhood to resell profitably to a worldwide pool of ready buyers. Get the best sources for valuable used books at low prices.

-- Where to sell Learn

How to list your books to sell at the best price on Amazon.com and eBay, and even your own Web store. -- Which books to buy What to look for in fiction, nonfiction, and collectibles to resell at the highest profits.

-- Grading and pricing your books

How to describe and price your books. Learn what buyers are looking for.

-- Handling customers

Tips on handling online book buyers. See the author's time-tested scripts for responding to customer issues. Learn how you can get and maintain high feedback ratings.

-- Fulfilling orders

Easy-to-use ideas for storing, organizing, and shipping your books and handling returns.

-- Automation tools

Maximize your efficiency with these tips on automating your business. Automatically notify customers about shipments, and print postage to ship your books without leaving home.

-- Taxes and legal requirements

How to register your business to obtain the proper permits and be exempted from paying sales tax on your inventory.

-- Exclusive list of wholesale book distributors

Exclusive profiles and contact info for 32 wholesaledistributors of used and new books. Order inventory at up to 90 percent off retail, shipped right to your door.

About the author:

Steve Weber started his home-based bookstore as a hobby in March 2000. Two months later, he quit his day job to sell used books full-time on Amazon.com and eBay, using his one-bedroom apartment in Virginia as warehouse and shipping depot. In the meantime, he has sold more than $1 million of used books to buyers in all 50 states and 31 foreign countries. In this step-by-step guide, Weber tells you how he took $80 in savings to buy his first batch of books, then invested the profits to build a successful business, and how you can too.

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From the Author:

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About the author: Steve Weber is founding publisher of  KindleBuffet.com, which showcases five-star Kindle books currently available free (you may never have to pay for books again!). ....................................................................................

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About the author: Steve Weber is founding publisher of  KindleBuffet.com, which showcases five-star Kindle books currently available free (you may never have to pay for books again!). .................................................................................... CONTENTS:


~ Why Online Bookselling?

~ Where to Find Books Library sales
Estate sales
Thrift shops
Used bookstores
Remainder distributors
Postal Service auctions
Treasury Department auctions
Book fairs
Bargain tables
Classified ads
Local auctions
Lower priority sources


~ What Books to Buy
Learn to find unusual books
The trouble with fiction.
Textbooks.
Textbooks to avoid.
Nonfiction to avoid.
Other books to avoid
Romance novels
Books by comedians.
Paperbacks
Know what buyers want
How much to pay


~ Where to Sell Books
Amazon Pro-Merchant Subscription
Amazon zShops.
Half.com
Biblio
eBay
Fees.
Abebooks.com
Alibris
Barnes & Noble
A1Books
TomFolio.com
BookAvenue.com
UsedBookCentral
Yahoo Stores
ValoreBooks.com
Your own Web site
White Oak Books
Chrislands


~ Grading and Pricing Books
Condition
Assigning condition.
New:
Like New:
Very Good:
Good:
Acceptable:
As new:
Fine:
Very good:
Good:
Fair:
Poor:
Ex-library:
Book club:
Binding copy
Pricing books
Amazon Sales Rank.
Title Z
NovelRank
Adjusting prices
Clearing deadwood.
Keep working


~ Focus on Service
Feedback
Prompt shipping
Working with the USPS
International shipping
Provide a tracking number
Describe items accurately
Enclose your contact information.
Solicit feedback after delivery
Request negative feedback removal
Problem customers
Feedback on other venues
Delivery mistakes
Your return policy
Your Fulfillment System
Designing your SKU system
Shipping
Tracking customers


~ Collectible Books
Pricing
Condition
Modern first editions
What to look for
How to recognize a first edition
Collector's editions
Children's books
Science


~ Advanced Automation
Pricing and inventory software
Seller Engine
Bookrouter
Mail Extractor
AMan for Marketplace Sellers
BookHound
HomeBase
PricePartner
FillZ
The Art of Books
Readerware
SellerMagic
ChannelAdvisor
BookRepricer
BookSku
Monsoon


~ Wireless pricing lookup
ScoutPal
MediaScouter
FBAScout

~ Online Postage
Endicia
Stamps.com
Click-N-Ship
USPS Shipping Assistant
Shipwire
Other resources


~ Taxes, Legal Requirements, and Records
Monitoring your business's progress
Preparing financial statements.
Identifying receipt sources.
Your business's legal structure
Sole proprietorship
Partnership
Corporation
Limited liability company
Local ordinances
Sales taxes
Income taxes
Supporting documents
Business use of your home
Insurance
Bookkeeping
Hiring employees


~ The Future of Bookselling
A proliferation of sales venues
Google
Opening a brick-and-mortar shop
Appendix 1 Remainder Book Wholesalers
Describing remainders
Remainder stores


~ Appendix 2 New Book Wholesalers


~ Appendix 3 Shipping Supply Vendors

~ Appendix 4 Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
Use FBA 'Basic Fulfillment'
Competing with FBA
Drawbacks of Fulfillment by Amazon
Lost or damaged FBA items
Fulfillment by Amazon facts
Long-term storage fees for FBA
Best practices
Smart FBA shipping
Amazon EasySell
Use Amazon as a drop-shipper
Imports and exports
Export items

~ Appendix 5 More Resources

~ Glossary

~ Index

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