The first question an author has to answer is: Do I want to self-publish books and make them available in print, or do I want to write e-books and publish them online? Self-publishing requires more of an initial investment. Additionally, it means that the writer will have to travel to various book festivals and network with book dealers in order to get their books into the bookstore. A far simpler way to sell online is to simply publish your writing to online platforms like Amazon or SmashWords, and sell them in the e-book format. With the popularity of tablets and iPads, digital books are more popular than ever. An advantage of the e-book format is that the writer can choose to sell the book at whatever price they feel is appropriate and, as a result, have a huge market of potential buyers immediately available to them. The only downside is that the online publisher takes a cut of the sales revenue. However, even with the sharing of revenue, many writers are still making a comfortable living by publishing e-books and learning how to sell books online.
For people looking to sell books online:
The major advantage of learning how to sell books online is that you don’t need to be a writer. You can sell second-hand books on a variety of popular online marketplaces such as Amazon, Ebay, or other buying and selling platforms that are popular in your country. Usually, this only requires that the seller provide a description of the book and pay a very small fee to list it. When somebody decides to purchase the book, the money is usually transferred via an online payment system such as Paypal. Once the item has been bought, the seller simply has to mail the book to the address of the buyer in order to receive the money from their respective buying and selling platform.