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Your Journey To Entrepreneurship

Is it really possible to earn an income selling used books on Amazon?


We started off selling books, which is a great way to learn the ins and outs of Amazon. Learn how to send in inventory, how to price your items, how to source items, understand the economics of buying and selling.


Once you become a master at selling books, diversify your products to different areas. This will always be a resource for you to learn about other areas retail arbitraige, online arbitraige, private label and more.

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Our Mission to You

Our goal is to help demystify selling used books on Amazon by sharing strategies that helped our business grow. In this series of articles, we will dive into material created for Amazon sellers of all experience levels. We hope everyone from the stay-at-home parent to the aspiring business mogul will find value in our research.

First of all, who are we?

We are a team of used book sellers based in Southern California. Mostly computer geeks with collective backgrounds in Software Development, Business Management, and Information Technology. We have applied that experience to selling used books and uncovered methods that may have not been discussed in other Amazon selling tutorials.

Our Story

We began selling used books on Amazon as an experiment to learn more about eCommerce. Like many of you, we studied videos and tutorials explaining how to buy used books at a low cost and sell them online for a markup. After dipping our toes in the water, we realized there was plenty of opportunity in used books, and plenty of inventory to be found. This led to us buying hundreds of used books per week to resell online. Our time in bookselling has presented plenty of challenges, each with their own unique solutions. We’ve tested and analyzed strategies in many areas of the bookselling business. Our goal is now to share what we have found with people like you and our peers in the bookselling community. We hope you’ll find value and something new that may help your business in the future.

In the following articles, we will discuss what we believe to be the most effective methods for sourcing inventory, streamlining operations, effectively pricing, managing inventory and more. We plan to continue adding to this used book selling course with the intention to create one of the most comprehensive resources in the bookselling industry.

Along the way, we hope you’ll join in, share your thoughts and ideas, and work with us to grow our businesses altogether. Stay in touch! Your feedback is important to us.


This is not a "side hustle". It's a business that you can call your own.

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Bluetooth Scanner, Scanning Software, Smartphone

Getting Started To begin, you need an Amazon seller account. The process of signing up is straightforward and can be accomplished in... Read More

Sourcing and Understanding the Value of a Book

Introduction to Sourcing Analyzing data is a critical part of sourcing. Let's begin by talking about data analysis and using software to identify... Read More

Find Books, Library and Bag Sales

How to find Used BooksLibrary and Estate SalesLibraries and estate sales are excellent places to find used items and books. Libraries receive book... Read More

Cost of Goods, Invest, Ranked Books

What should you pay for books?Cash flow is crucial to the health of any business. The more cash the company has, the more flexibility it has. In... Read More

Sort and Track Your Books

Sorting/TrackingSorting books is an important step in the operations process. When correctly executed, you will have a greater processing efficiency... Read More

Cleaning Books, Process, Positive Reviews

Should I clean Books?A number of viewpoints exist concerning how to clean books. Some sellers prefer to avoid this process to save time. However, if... Read More

Grading or Condition your Books

Grading / ConditioningGrading the books is a central part of the operations process. During the grading process, make sure to take note of these... Read More

How to List Books on Amazon FBA

Use Software to List your Books QuicklyMany new FBA sellers choose to use Amazon Seller Central to list and price items. This was our original... Read More

How to Label Your Books for Amazon FBA

Labeling Labeling should be one of the easiest processes in your operations flow. After submitting your listings, you can sign in to your Amazon... Read More

How to use box content for Amazon FBA

How Box Content WorksBox content was developed by Amazon to track the movement of inventory through their distribution network. This gives Amazon... Read More

Ship FBA to Amazon and Pricing

ShippingHow frequently should I ship to Amazon?If possible ship at least once a week. As products have been received by Amazon, there is typically... Read More

Customer Service Response Templates

Customer Service PrinciplesCustomer Response TemplatesHere are some general guidelines for responding to customer inquiries. You will not receive... Read More

Hardware Supplies

Hardware Supplies As you embark on your Amazon FBA journey, you’re going to have to get some hardware along the way.  This is our... Read More

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