Best Way To Sell eBook On E-Bay

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Hey guys,

I've just finished my first eBook and I'm putting together my site at the moment.

I'd like to sell it on E-Bay now but I know they don't allow the sale of eBooks anymore.

Is there any way around this? Do you think it's a good idea to sell it by printing it out from my computer and binding it? Or maybe putting it on cd?

Any help is much appreciated!
#internet marketing #ebay #ebook #sell
  • Profile picture of the author hugofortin

    Good Idea!

    You should try to put it on CD. It will cost you less.


  • Profile picture of the author justkeith
    Yeah I like the CD idea but I was thinking it might be a good idea to bind because it means other people can't sell it quite so easily.

    If I put it on CD, I'd be afraid that someone will buy it and then sell it on and undercut my price!
    • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
      I'd recommend using Kunaki. They'll produce professional looking cd's for you from your info. They can ship 1's for you as well so no large costs.

  • Profile picture of the author Chris_L
    Maybe this is a job for
  • Profile picture of the author SimonRiver
    Yeah, you'll have to sell it via a cd, they don't allow digital downloads anymore.
  • Profile picture of the author justkeith
    What do people think of the printing & binding idea?
    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by justkeith View Post

      What do people think of the printing & binding idea?
      I have the equiptment to bind small booklets.I got it because I buy many ebooks and I like to print them out to read.
      I have to tell you tho this is NOT a cost effective way to sell anything.
      I would not recommend it.
  • Profile picture of the author petereff

    I sell ebooks and software on eBay auctions regularly and you must offer them on CD. This is easier and cheaper than mailing a physical book - I usually also offer postage discounts for multiple purchases (you can get a lot of ebooks on one CD) but suggest somewhere in my listing that the buyer contacts me for 'delivery options'.

    This gives you the option to offer a download once the auction is complete, although curiously no-one has taken this up yet - seems they feel happier paying the postage.

    However you can use the classified ad system an sell downloadable ebooks directly as this falls outside their feedback system so is acceptable.
  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    CD will be easiest and most efficient - and if people are going to copy you they will do anyway (don't sweat it too much - especially if it stops you taking ANY action).
  • Profile picture of the author gipjo
    I think that CD is the best option too. I bought myself many CDs (data) of eBooks. The other day I had something like 100 PLR eBooks for a very low price. I could see that the seller did the CD himself.
  • Profile picture of the author ValleyArch

    If you want to have it produced and shipped for you on multimedia then Kunaki is the way to go. It's alot less expensive than you might think!

    You can find a free report on how to use Kunaki here.

    You have to accept that if you sell a physical product the owner is allowed to sell it on. BUT! This can be an advantage. If you put further upsells, cross sells etc. in there or a link to your website or mailing list then you actually do want people to pass it on. How viral is that!

  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster

    Perhaps I'm the only one that likes the printing method.

    I used to do that back in high school. I only stopped because I ended up falling into a "real job" making considerably more.

    I've often thought about doing it again, but I've got too much other crap on my plate. It's not that hard to come up with a decent quality print using your own inkjet printer, and it doesnt take much more time than to burn a CD...

    Either way you're shipping something, so that's a wash.

    Plus you are increasing the likelihood that your product won't get copied.

    On top of that, I've found that people READ printed stuff more than stuff they have on a CD. They are able to take it wherever they want and read it, refer back to it, etc.

    The only smart thing to say here is this.

    TEST IT.

    Print up a few using your home printer. It won't cost you more than about 2.00 to do it.

    Sell those on ebay.

    Burn a few CD's.

    Sell those on ebay.

    Survey your customers.
  • Profile picture of the author clogmoney
    Do CD based ebooks really work on ebay?? Never thought of that might have to give that one a try...

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