These are questions my readers often ask me: How can I sell eBooks on eBay? What’s the right way to sell eBooks on eBay? Is it still allowed? Is selling eBooks on eBay a profitable business idea? In this post I’ll try to answer all these questions in detail.
So, to begin with – Can you still sell eBooks on eBay? Yes, you can, if you follow eBay guidelines.
And with eBooks, there are different rules for eBay.com and eBay.co.uk websites:
On eBay.com (USA website), you can sell eBooks AND deliver them digitally as long as you follow these rules:
- List your eBooks in the Everything Else > Information Products category using the Classified Ad format.
As you may know, a classified ads format on eBay.com won’t get you as many views as normal listings, the sale won’t actually happen on eBay and you won’t earn any feedback.
If you want to list your item in a more suitable category and use auctions or Buy It Now listings, you can’t deliver your eBook in digital format – you have to burn it onto a CD or DVD or USB stick and post it out.
On eBay.co.uk (UK site), there is no Classified Ads format at all, but you can still sell eBooks there IF you burn your eBook onto a CD or DVD or USB stick and post it out . (more…)