Selling Books The Long Way Around

Recently I learned about a site that will track down books from online sellers based on the book’s ISBN. The site is I check it occasionally for new listings of my book. I add these to my Kikobian website so folks can see their options.

The other day I found it was now listed on AbeBooks.


Click on the image to enlarge it. Notice the price.

List price US$ 12.95
Price US$ 23.73
Shipping US$ 9.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Would anyone really pay almost double the retail price just to get it shipped from overseas when it can be printed here at home? Needless to say, I will not be adding this one to my list of “Where to buy.”

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2 Responses to Selling Books The Long Way Around

  1. Garrett says:

    Wow! The question is, would you get a much higher royalty, or would you get your usual cut?

    Just saw mine listed and there was a link to buy it for $999. Heeee!

  2. Leigh says:

    LOL, we can all guess who’d get the extra profit. There was one I didn’t get a screenshot of, which came out only a couple days after the book became available. It was claiming to have used copies!

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