Sell eBooks on eBay without breaking the rules
E-books, along with dozens of other forms of digital goods, used to be a hot seller on eBay. Buyers loved it because they could buy and download the item instantly, and sellers loved it because they could sell as many as they wanted without incurring additional costs. eBay decided to change the rules, however, and now digital products can no longer be sold through auctions. But you can still sell your e-books on eBay, without breaking the rules.
Most modern home computers come standard with a CD burner. If you’ve bought your computer in the last five years, chances are you have a recorder. With this equipment, you can continue to sell e-books on eBay and remain within its restrictions. Instead of selling e-books for digital download, you can burn each e-book to a new CD and mail it to your buyers.
Burning your e-books to CD may seem like a setback, but it really isn’t. For starters, blank CDs are incredibly cheap, and you can buy them anywhere, including Wal-Mart. The shipping costs for mailing a CD are incredibly low, especially if you use media publishing. So your buyer doesn’t have to pay a lot more to have the item shipped, and you don’t have to spend a lot more to burn the e-book to CD. And you can still sell as many e-books as you want; your only limit is how many blank CDs you can get your hands on.
In addition to the low costs, your buyers will be better off buying e-books on CD. In the past, when a buyer decided to upgrade their computer or lost their files due to corruption, they lost their e-books along with it. That would mean they would have to buy the e-book again, if it was still available, or lose the money they spent. This cannot happen with a CD; Buyers will have a hard copy of your e-book, will be able to make copies of your CD, and will be able to continue using it for years.
If you sell more than one e-book on eBay, you can reduce costs by adding multiple purchases to one CD. If you have a buyer who buys three of your e-books, for example, you can put all three e-books on one CD instead of creating three separate books. This is also another convenience factor for your buyers.
The ban on selling digital items on eBay has caused many sellers to abandon the idea of selling e-books. With fewer sellers trading e-books on eBay, you have far less competition on eBay than ever before. And by using CDs to sell your e-books, you won’t break eBay’s rules and offer your buyers something tangible to keep their e-books safe at the same time. Take advantage of the opportunity to make a lot of money with your own eBay home business by selling e-books, and you will never look back!