Selling E-books

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agierolle2004
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22 Oct 07 08:18:02 pm
I am interested in selling ebooks. I notice that alot of ebayers sell the same e-books. Is there a restriction on what type of ebooks one can sell? What about novels?

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24 Oct 07 03:54:13 am
You must be either the author of the eBook or have resell rights in order to sell on eBay. If you have these you should list this fact in your auction as being the case. You will notice many of the eBook listings having the 'disclaimer' clause directed towared eBay enforcement.

Yes, you are correct in observing that many eBayers sell the same old worthless trash! That is why is it much better to create your own informational eBook. The payoff is much better than passing on trash. Your reputation is at stake as well.

On novels, you might consider looking into old public domain novels. They are free game in selling. It's all about how you repackage it and market it. The hook is what you are looking for.

Hope this helps,
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galexyrrs
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21 Nov 07 08:14:36 pm
I have sold ebooks, the real money is not there. It is getting the customer to opt-in to your email list and then email them affiliate offers, etc... Ebay is advertising in the ebook business. It is good to get a web editor, like xsitepro. and optimize your site and that will bring in traffic. Much of the money within the digital world bases off the email list...

Hoped I helped.

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sahfire
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7 Dec 07 12:04:03 am
The competition is to high on eBay. If you want real success with ebooks, go find another place.

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quickreadersreads
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26 May 12 09:22:10 pm
Hi. Can you suggest an alternative to eBay? With ebooks thatvsell onlymfor a few dollars, eBays fees can be between 25% and 50% even with the new listing and final value fees.

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26 May 12 09:50:31 pm
Hi. Can you suggest an alternative to eBay? With ebooks thatvsell onlymfor a few dollars, eBays fees can be between 25% and 50% even with the new listing and final value fees.


It's an interesting equation that you have to add up. High volume platforms like an eBay provide the traffic required to make sales, but take a decent slice of the pie in the process. Smaller alternatives, Bonanza for example, provide a free listing platform and gentle final sales fees, but don't provide the the volume of traffic that an eBay does, so you are targeting a much smaller audience.

Of course that isn't just about ebooks, it's an equation people have to make when using any online platform, other than their own, in regards to which is the best market for them.

My suggestion, if the site offers free listings, has decent final sales fees and you have the time to dedicate to listing, then what do you have to losse from trying them, not even taking the traffic flow into consideartion.

An important thing to remember is that eBay will certainly get you good market exposure for the most part, but you can also gain good market exposure by developing a persence on a lot of the smaller sites as well that orbit around eBay.


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26 May 12 10:17:56 pm
I'm not sure about Ebay's exposure. One gets only a few hits even when kn the first page of listings.

I wonder if having your own web page or a cheaper online seling site and spend the equivalent of Ebay's fees on marketing, one would do better.

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