How to Sell Books on Craigslist

How to Sell Books on Craigslist. Craigslist is an online classified ad site which reaches people all across the world. If you have books to sell, you can access this population by posting on the site. This lets you get rid of your bulky book collection before a move or even start a small home-based book selling business.

Sell Books on Craigslist

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Go to the Craigslist homepage to begin exploring the option of selling your books through this classifed site (see Resources below).

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Consider the many different locations which host Craigslist pages. Craigslist has rules about over-posting, so you will only be able to post your ad in one locale at a time. You may want to sell books in your area only. Alternatively, if you have niche books, you may want to sell to a location that appeals to that market. For example, you might want to select an Italian city if you have books in that language.

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Access the main page for the Craigslist city where you want to post by clicking on the appropriate links on the Craigslist homepage. Double-check that you are on the correct page.

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Post an ad to sell your books on Craigslist in this location by clicking on the 'Post to Classifieds' link.

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Click the 'For Sale/Wanted' option, and then select the 'Books and Magazines' sub-category. You may then be prompted to choose a specific area of the city in which you are posting, or you might be taken directly to the online posting form.

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Fill out the online posting form. Create an enticing title and enter detailed information about your books. This may be a list of available books, a short post describing the type of book you're selling or a statement that you have many books for sale with information as to how to contact you to learn more.

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Read through the self-publishing kit sent to your email address. Click 'Publish' link, review your book posting, and hit the 'Publish' button again. Your ad will appear online shortly.