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We've been selling for about a month on Amazon, so I guess some books don't sell at all for some odd reason? I wish there was a private chat option for sellers instead of public forums

Edited by: nerd253 on Jun 2, 2014 5:53 AM


A month? That's adorable.

I have some books that have been listed for over seven years. Many of us have a long-tail business model. Some of the most profitable books have a very low demand, but when someone needs a copy they buy them at a very good price.


There is a private chat option.

Click on the name of poster/seller. That takes you to a page where you can send a personal message.


That doesn't seem to be a topic of conversation which needs be kept private. But yes, old editions, outdated titles, and just plain unwanted books may go months, years, or decades without selling. And then only for fuel.


Purple Coneflower Books wrote:
There is a private chat option.

Click on the name of poster/seller. That takes you to a page where you can send a personal message.



Some books sell quickly. Some do not, Some never sell.

Knowing the difference is what experience is about.

Some of us make our money selling books which sell very slowly but for bigger profits than many books that sell quickly.

Sellers who have a strategy seek out the books which fit their strategy.

Sellers who sell what's lying around, get lucky or go away.


If you have any specific questions regarding book selling, we'd be happy to share a bit of our expertise.


Thanks, Lake, for the update!

Haven't PM anyone for awhile so didn't realize this had changed.


nerd253 wrote:
We've been selling for about a month on Amazon, so I guess some books don't sell at all for some odd reason? I wish there was a private chat option for sellers instead of public forums


Yes I was wondering how much we should invest. We also have expertise in classical music recordings and science.

Edited by: nerd253 on Jun 3, 2014 8:29 PM

Edited by: nerd253 on Jun 3, 2014 8:29 PM

Edited by: nerd253 on Jun 3, 2014 8:35 PM


LOL! You just gave away the store!


nerd253 wrote:
We've been selling for about a month on Amazon, so I guess some books don't sell at all for some odd reason? ...


But isn't it better to increase volume and provide a book a day at least? But I don't know if it's the best strategy or it's better to sell higher and wait.


nerd253 wrote:
But isn't it better to increase volume and provide a book a day at least? But I don't know if it's the best strategy or it's better to sell higher and wait.


well you are giving away the store on that last post, this is a public forum


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