Do you want to make some cash and make room on your bookshelves for the current bestsellers? If so, below are my 4 simple and quick ways to turn your books into cash.
1. Prior to selling your books, go to http://bookscouter.com. Bookscouter is a free website that helps you find out the best price and different vendors that have an interest in your book. All you need to do is to insert your book’s ISBN number.
After choosing the best price, go to the vendor’s website for instructions on mailing your books. Most vendors will give you a link to print out a shipping label. Then you will pack up your books and leave them for your mailman or you can drop them off at the post office. Finally, the vendor will process your books upon receipt and send you your payment. Personally, I chose vendors that pay via Paypal because I’m impatient like that.
However, there will be times when your book is not being sought after, but do not let that discourage you. In the meantime, hold onto the books and check back periodically. Eventually, there will be a vendor wanting your book.
2. From time to time, I want to unload the books all at once. I put all the books together and offer them for sale on Ebay at a competitive price. I use the Buy-It-Now option along with the Best Offer option. This ensures that they move faster and gives buyers more choices.
3. Though there are times when even bestsellers aren’t popular. Since there are so many of them, the market is saturated. When this happens, I go to http://paperbackswap.com.
Paperbackswap.com is similar to http://Bookscouter.com in that you enter the book’s title or the ISBN and list your book that way. The site is easy to navigate and does the work for you.
When someone requests your book, you will receive an email with directions on how to mail it to another club member. The one thing that is different with http://Paperbackswap.com as compared to http://Bookscouter.com is you pay the postage for books that you are sending and in return when you request a book, you will not need to pay for postage. Basically, when someone requests a book from you, you receive a credit for mailing the book. Then, you use the credit for a book that you want.
Eventually, when you are finished reading the book mailed to you, you can keep it or swap it all over again!
4. If you still find yourself with books and do not have the time for the above options, you can go to your local Goodwill and donate the books. As a result, you will receive a tax deduction to use for the current or following year’s taxes.
Finally, if you are a crafty person, look on Pinterest for ideas on how to make crafts using books and how to make crafts using book pages! You can then sell the items that you craft on Etsy.com and make cash that way.
What are some ways you earn cash for books?