Selling Books

I signed up for a pro-merchant account at Amazon and started selling books on line in mid-February. Now it is nearing the end of February and my sales have been pretty good. These are the books I have sold so far. It is fun to be a bookseller and connecting people with the books they want to read.
The Secret Garden...
Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking [Hardcover] by Gladwell, Malcolm
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee Saga, Book 2) [Paperback] by Frederik...
The Caverns of Kalte (Lone Wolf, Book 3) [Paperback] by Dever, Joe; Chalk, Gary
Prey [Mass Market Paperback] by Crichton, Michael
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things [Paperback] by McDonough...
Blue Highways : A Journey into America [Paperback] by Heat-Moon, William Least
Walden and Civil Disobedience (Penguin American Library) [Paperback] by...
End of the Matter (End of the Matter) [Paperback] by FOSTER, ALAN DEAN
The Difference Engine [Paperback] by GIBSON, WILLIAM; STERLING, BRUCE
The Silmarillion [Paperback] by J.R.R. Tolkien
Those Who Trespass : A Novel of Television and Murder [Paperback] by O'REILLY
The Good Earth (Oprah's Book Club) [Paperback] by Pearl S. Buck
Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives [Paperback] by Schlessinger
Bearing An Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality, Book 2) [Mass Market...
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values [Paperback...
Dragon Wing (The Death Gate Cycle, Book 1) [Mass Market Paperback] by Weis...
Castle Roogna (Xanth Novels (Paperback)) [Paperback] by ANTHONY, PIERS
Flowers for Algernon : Student Edition [Paperback] by Keyes, Daniel
Constitutional Law (University Casebook Series) [Hardcover] by Sullivan...
1984 [Mass Market Paperback] by Orwell, George
The Indian in the Cupboard [Paperback] by Banks, Lynne Reid; Cole, Brock
Foucault's Pendulum [Paperback] by ECO, UMBERTO
Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles, Book 2) [Mass Market Paperback] by Herbert...
Sons of Fortune [Mass Market Paperback] by Archer, Jeffrey
Walden Two (Trade Book) [Mass Market Paperback] by Skinner, B. F.
Win at Checkers (Dover Books on Chess) [Paperback] by Hopper, M.
Mansfield Park (Oxford World's Classics) [Paperback] by Austen, Jane; Stabler
Castle Death (Lone Wolf, No 7) [Paperback] by Dever, Joe; Chalk, Gary
The Jungle of Horrors (Lone Wolf, No 8) [Paperback] by Dever, Joe; Chalk, Gary
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess [Paperback] by FISCHER, BOBBY; MARGULIES, STUART...
Gideon's Trumpet [Paperback] by LEWIS, ANTHONY
The Age of Innocence (The Modern Library Classics) [Paperback] by WHARTON...
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man [Paperback] by Marshall McLuhan...
Crisis on the Korean Peninsula : How to Deal With a Nuclear North Korea...
August 1914 [Paperback] by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Immense Journey : An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man...
Into Thin Air : A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster [Paperback] by
Where the Red Fern Grows [Mass Market Paperback] by RAWLS, WILSON
Retreat, Hell! [Paperback] by Griffin, W. E. B.
Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 3) [Mass Market Paperback] by Herbert
God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, Book 4) by Herbert, Frank
Whale Done! : The Power of Positive Relationships [Hardcover] by Kenneth...
Classics of International Relations (3rd Edition) [Paperback] by Vasquez, John
Return of Nathan Brazil (Book 4 of the Well of Souls) [Paperback] by CHALKER...
The Christ Commission [Mass Market Paperback] by MANDINO, OG
PALADIN OF THE NIGHT, THE (Rose of Prophet No. 2) [Paperback] by WEIS...
Rose of the Prophet, Volume III: The Prophet of Akhran [Paperback] by WEIS...
Soul Catcher [Mass Market Paperback] by Herbert, Frank
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal [Paperback] by Rand, Ayn ; Branden, Nathaniel...
The Cat in the Hat [Hardcover] by Dr. Seuss
Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) [Paperback] by...
Number of the Beast [Paperback] by HEINLEIN, ROBERT A.
The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Novels) [Mass Market Paperback] by Clancy
The Story of My Life (Bantam Classic) [Paperback] by KELLER, HELEN
The Glorious Cause [Paperback] by SHAARA, JEFFREY
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Bantam Spectra Book) [Paperback] by Miller Jr...
Bridge over the River Kwai [Hardcover] by Boulle, Pierre
Nights in Rodanthe [Paperback] by Sparks, Nicholas
The Integral Trees [Paperback] by NIVEN, LARRY
Blade Runner [Paperback] by DICK, PHILIP K.
Autobiography of Malcolm X [Mass Market Paperback] by MALCOLM X
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish [Paperback] by ADAMS, DOUGLAS
Contemporary British Politics : Fourth Edition [Paperback] by Coxall, Bill...
Great Plains [Paperback] by Frazier, Ian
Centaur Aisle (Xanth Novels (Paperback)) [Paperback] by ANTHONY, PIERS
Vale of the Vole (Xanth) [Mass Market Paperback] by Anthony, Piers
The Darkest Road (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 3) [Paperback] by Kay, Guy...
Shadow Dawn (Chronicles of the Shadow War, Book 2) [Paperback] by CLAREMONT...
Being There [Paperback] by Kosinski, Jerzy
The Ghatti's Tale (Finder-Seekers, Book One) [Mass Market Paperback] by Greeno
The World According to Garp [Mass Market Paperback] by IRVING, JOHN
The Captives of Kaag (Lone Wolf, No 14) by Dever, Joe; Williams, Brian
How To Win Friends And Influence People [Mass Market Paperback] by Carnegie...
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah [Paperback] by BACH, RICHARD
The Social Life of Information [Paperback] by John Seely Brown; Paul Duguid
Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) [Paperback] by...
Frankenstein (Cliffs Notes) [Paperback] by Coghill, Jeff
Amazing Grace...
The Fountainhead [Mass Market Paperback] by Rand, Ayn
When Bad Things Happen to Good People [Paperback] by KUSHNER, HAROLD S.
All the President's Men [Paperback] by Bernstein, Carl; Woodward, Bob
Different Seasons (Signet) [Mass Market Paperback] by King, Stephen
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Paperback] by
Steinbeck's the Grapes of Wrath (Cliffs Notes) [Paperback] by Vlcek, Kelly...
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Trilogy (Paperback...
Speaker for the Dead (Ender Wiggin Saga) [Paperback] by Card, Orson Scott
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1) [Hardcover] by Goodkind, Terry
Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, Book 2) [Hardcover] by Goodkind, Terry
Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3) [Hardcover] by Goodkind, Terry
Voodoo River [Mass Market Paperback] by Crais, Robert
Twilight at the Well of Souls (Saga of the Well World, Vol 5) by CHALKER, JACK
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business...
Skeleton Crew [Mass Market Paperback] by King, Stephen
Summer of the Monkeys [Paperback] by RAWLS, WILSON
Huxley's Brave New World (Cliffs Notes) [Paperback] by
Ragtime [Paperback] by Doctorow, E. L.
Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives [Paperback] by Schlessinger
Odds Against [Paperback] by Francis, Dick
Solitude: A Return to the Self [Paperback] by STORR, ANTHONY
What She Doesn't Know [Mass Market Paperback] by Wainscott, Tina
Gate of Ivory by Egan, Doris
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) [Paperback] by Rowling, J. K...
The Man Who Fell to Earth (Del Rey Impact) [Paperback] by TEVIS, WALTER
Two Old Women by Velma Wallis
And the Devil Will Drag You Under by CHALKER, JACK L.
The Red Badge of Courage (Tor Classics) [Paperback] by Crane, Stephen
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress [Paperback] by Robert A. Heinlein
Bombardiers [Paperback] by Bronson, Po
The Edge [Mass Market Paperback] by Francis, Dick
With a Tangled Skein (Book Three of Incarnations of Immortality) [Paperback...
The Legend of Bagger Vance [Mass Market Paperback] by Pressfield, Steven
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz...
Flight from the Dark (Lone Wolf, Book 1) by Dever, Joe; Chalk, Gary
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah [Paperback] by BACH, RICHARD
On the Far Side of the Mountain [Paperback] by George, Jean Craighead
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Kushner, Harold S.
Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) [Paperback] by...
Blade Runner [Paperback] by DICK, PHILIP K.
The Green Mile: The Complete Six Part Novel [Paperback] by King, Stephen
Foucault's Pendulum [Paperback] by ECO, UMBERTO
Hiroshima [Paperback] by HERSEY, JOHN
The Book of Ruth : A Novel (Oprah's Book Club (Paperback)) [Paperback] by...
The Andromeda Strain [Mass Market Paperback] by Crichton, Michael
Ogre, Ogre (Xanth Novels (Paperback)) [Paperback] by ANTHONY, PIERS
Seven Seasons of the Man in the Mirror [Paperback] by Morley, Patrick
All Quiet on the Western Front [Paperback] by Erich Maria Remarque
All the President's Men [Paperback] by Bernstein, Carl; Woodward, Bob
Sailing Bright Eternity [Paperback] by BENFORD, GREGORY
Space Cadet [Paperback] by HEINLEIN, ROBERT A.
To Kill a Mockingbird (Cliffs Notes) [Paperback] by Cliffs; Tamara Castleman
Children of Flux & Anchor (Soul Rider, Book 5) by Chalker, Jack L.
Troubling a Star [Mass Market Paperback] by L'ENGLE, MADELEINE
A Wrinkle in Time [Paperback] by Madeleine L'Engle
Rand McNally Philadelphia Popout Map [Map] by Not Applicable (Na )
Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo [Paperback] by Filipovic, Zlata...
Fire on the Water (Lone Wolf) by Dever, Joe; Chalk, Gary
International Relations and World Politics: Security, Economy, Identity (2nd...
On a Clear Day You Can See General Motors: John Z. De Lorean's Look Inside the
A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought) [Paperback] by Vinge, Vernor
Letters from Rifka [Paperback] by Hesse, Karen
Valley of the Dolls: A Novel [Paperback] by Susann, Jacqueline
Ramona the Pest (rpkg) (Ramona Quimby (Paperback)) [Paperback] by Cleary...
Amsterdam : A Novel [Paperback] by MCEWAN, IAN
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World [Paperback] by POLLAN...
Winesburg, Ohio (Bantam Classic) [Paperback] by ANDERSON, SHERWOOD
Hamlet (Cliffs Notes) [Paperback] by Stockton, Carla Lynn
Reliquary (Relic) [Paperback] by Preston, Douglas J.; Child, Lincoln
The Power of a Praying Husband [Paperback] by Omartian, Stormie
Trump: The Art of the Deal [Mass Market Paperback] by Donald J. Trump; Tony...
Blowback : The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (Second Edition...
The Jerusalem Scrolls (The Zion Legacy, Book 4) [Paperback] by Thoene, Bodie...
Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables Novels (Paperback)) [Mass Market...
The Fight [Paperback] by MAILER, NORMAN
The Very Large Church [Paperback] by Schaller, Lyle E.
Xenocide (Ender Wiggin Saga) [Paperback] by Card, Orson Scott
Darwin on Trial [Paperback] by Johnson, Phillip E.
Space Cadet [Paperback] by HEINLEIN, ROBERT A.
The Big U...
The Elements of Grammar [Paperback] by Shertzer, Margaret
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum...
Forbidden Magic [Mass Market Paperback] by Beverley, Jo
Law School Confidential : A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience...
Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross Novels) [Mass Market Paperback] by Patterson...
The Will of the Wanderer: Rose of the Prophet, Vol. 1 by WEIS, MARGARET...
The Sharp End [Paperback] by Drake
The Beauty Myth : How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women [Paperback] by...
Fear of Flying [Mass Market Paperback] by Jong, Erica
All Tomorrow's Parties [Paperback] by Gibson, William
To Kill a Mockingbird (Cliffs Notes) [Paperback] by Cliffs; Tamara Castleman
Don't You Know There's a War On...
The Notebook [Paperback] by Sparks, Nicholas
Time of the Transference (Spellsinger, No 6) [Paperback] by Foster, Alan Dean


Are these personal books, or are you selecting from your library's weeds or friends' sales? I've noticed that a lot of these are sub-$1 mass paperbacks. Are you making any money, or is this more for the love of reading (and recycling)? What are you doing for mailing materials?

I buy all my books at the thrift store. A percentage of the books are ones I had in my personal collection. In regards to postage, since many of the books are paperbacks I am able to send them first class and it is actually cheaper than media mail. Amazon gives a 2.26 shipping credit so I can sell a book for .01, recieve 2.27 from Amazon, ship the book for 1.29-1.42 and pocket the difference. The penny books don't get me rich but at least they go to someone that wants them. On the other side of the equation there are numerous books in the list that I purchased for .25 and sold for $8 - $15. This is more of a hobby than a business but after expenses I made around one hundred dollars a week.

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