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10 books you can flip on Amazon for 3x profits right now

10 books you can flip on Amazon for 3x profits right now
I found 10 books you can buy cheap on Amazon and resell FBA. Take them. Couple things in this post: ISBNs for the 10 books. How I found them. The big announcement I was supposed to make today, and why Monday’s webinar ruined it....

Interviews with people who buy books online & flip on Amazon

Interviews with people who buy books online & flip on Amazon
I interview four practitioners of online book arbitrage, and ask: What’s the best trick you’re willing to share? Three things today: Free report: “Online Book Arbitrage: The interviews” (PDF) Last minute: I’m...

Tonight: “Introduction to Online Book Arbitrage”

Tonight: “Introduction to Online Book Arbitrage”
One more reminder about tonight’s (live & free) webinar on online book arbitrage – buying cheap books on Amazon, and reselling them FBA. It’s not exactly “easy money” (when done manually), but there’s a...

How I discovered the world’s largest book source (Hint: It’s Amazon)

How I discovered the world’s largest book source (Hint: It’s Amazon)
How I went from online book arbitrage skeptic to true believer. What follows is a story of going from old school purist, to fumbling online book flipper, to Jedi Knight of online book arbitrage – making money from a Starbucks patio....

Did I crack the scanning app code? The “penny book profit formula”

Did I crack the scanning app code? The “penny book profit formula”
Making money with penny books, and a formula for spotting hidden FBA offers your app won’t show. What follows is my secret formula for knowing if Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) offers exist – even when your app won’t show you....

Guest post: Seeing invisible FBA offers your app won’t show, Part 1

Guest post: Seeing invisible FBA offers your app won’t show, Part 1
The first in a two-part series on how to see the FBA offers on your scanning app that Amazon doesn’t want you to see. (Guest post from Nathan Holmquist) Introduction by me, Peter Valley. Amazon sourcing apps aren’t showing you FBA...

The textbook epiphany that’s making me a bunch of money

The textbook epiphany that’s making me a bunch of money
After 8 years of selling books on Amazon, I realize I was totally wrong about textbooks. Recently I co-hosted a webinar where an attendee posed a question: If you had a textbook ranked 500,000, selling for a penny in used condition, with no...

Which app might be the worst thing to ever happen to Amazon sellers?

Which app might be the worst thing to ever happen to Amazon sellers?
In record numbers, the Amazon Seller app gets confused for a sourcing app, becomes a sedative of the Amazon-selling masses. There is such a thing as something that is worse than nothing at all. And that’s something constricting that...

Sorry, but your scanning app isn’t showing you FBA data anymore.

Sorry, but your scanning app isn’t showing you FBA data anymore.
The sad truth: Your scanning app is barely showing you any FBA offers. Here’s why. I don’t want to break any hearts here, but if you’re a Fulfillment by Amazon seller, your scanning app isn’t showing most FBA data. In...

New relief for negative Amazon feedback? An untested theory.

New relief for negative Amazon feedback? An untested theory.
Q: Is Amazon giving us another way to have feedback removed? A: Maybe, maybe not. Amazon has been slow to act on many key issues that affect sellers, a couple of them being feedback-related. Most recently, after no less than a million cries of...

FBA profits: It’s not how much you have, it’s how much you ship

FBA profits: It’s not how much you have, it’s how much you ship
Why the number of items in your inventory is virtually meaningless. One of the biggest questions among new (and not new) Amazon sellers sounds something like this: How many items do I need to have in my Amazon inventory to make $____ a month?...

Interview: Joe Waynick on Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques

Interview: Joe Waynick on Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques
Joe Waynick explains why he sells books on Amazon, two advanced book sources, and his book Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques. If you haven’t picked up Advanced Internet Bookselling Techniques, I recommend it. It’s not often...

Five things Amazon sellers worry about that don’t matter

Five things Amazon sellers worry about that don’t matter
If you worry about these things, you’re probably over-thinking your Fulfillment by Amazon business. I’m probably going to offend some people here, but I can’t help it. You’ll hear a lot of frantic concern among Amazon...

Announcing: Master Bookselling Blueprint, 8-week live course

Announcing: Master Bookselling Blueprint, 8-week live course
Greg Murphy is going public with his 7-figure Amazon bookselling system in an 8-week tell-all course. If you watched last week’s webinar, you already heard the news: For the first time ever, an Amazon mega-bookseller is going into...

Watch the Webinar: “Building a 7-Figure Amazon Book Empire”

Watch the Webinar: “Building a 7-Figure Amazon Book Empire”
Nearly 600 people signed up for the live “Building a 7-Figure Amazon Book Empire” webinar with Greg Murphy Friday. Greg set out to do something pretty ambitious: Cover in one hour how he built a multi-million-dollar Amazon...

Coolest (Free) Webinar Ever? Building a 7-Figure Book Empire, with Greg Murphy

Coolest (Free) Webinar Ever? Building a 7-Figure Book Empire, with Greg Murphy
Update: Nearly 600 people signed up for the webinar! View the replay here. The million-dollar Amazon bookseller Greg Murphy is doing a free live webinar this Friday. If you read this site at all, you know the coolest thing I’ve probably...

What’s the deal with selling DVDs on Amazon?

What’s the deal with selling DVDs on Amazon?
Myths, rumors and (some) encouraging truths about the future of DVDs on Amazon. Everyone wants to know right now: What’s the deal with selling DVDs on Amazon? Bad news is that some of what’s being said is true. Good news is that...

“Blindspot Profits” is live!!!

“Blindspot Profits” is live!!!
I just dropped the bomb. Here it is: Blindspot Profits: Cashing in on Overlooked Items Every Seller Misses, and the Hidden Fortune all Around You (110 pages)   Sign up to receive new articles as they are...

Interview: Making Money with Used Board Games on Amazon

Interview: Making Money with Used Board Games on Amazon
Making money selling weird things on Amazon. Like…. board games? In this post:  Announcing another free bonus going live Sunday night. Interview: Reselling board games on Amazon. Drum roll to the Sunday night launch! I’m a huge fan...

Exclusive Interview: The $1.5 Million Dollar Amazon Bookseller

Exclusive Interview: The $1.5 Million Dollar Amazon Bookseller
This might be the most significant post I’ve done. In this article: An introduction to “social sourcing”: Organizing bulk buys of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of books just for asking. Another announcement: Social Sourcing...

Announcing: Blindspot Profits – Profiting Off Items Every Seller Misses

Announcing: Blindspot Profits – Profiting Off Items Every Seller Misses
In this article: An announcement. Case study: How one Amazon seller used “blindspot sourcing” to combat new competition & increase her profits by 35% Before the announcement, let me set the stage by elaborating on something...

What a jewel thief can teach us about Amazon sourcing

What a jewel thief can teach us about Amazon sourcing
In this post: The concept of blindspots: Making money off what other Amazon sellers don’t see The concept of Social Sourcing: Where the real money is Share your Social Sourcing stories Coming soon: My first time on video A photo of my...

How I made $2,000 flipping marketing products on Amazon

How I made $2,000 flipping marketing products on Amazon
How I found (mostly) cheap but (sort of) high-demand marketing products and sold them for big profits with Fulfillment by Amazon. There is, of course, a huge industry in selling high-end products that teach people how to make money. Not...

How I sold the American Sniper book on Amazon for $130

How I sold the American Sniper book on Amazon for $130
How I sold a $15 book for $130 with Fulfillment by Amazon. The American Sniper film – based on a book – came out this week. I don’t really watch movies, but I do know it’s the #1 film right now. And it reminded me of a...

The all-time craziest book I’ve found as an Amazon book seller

The all-time craziest book I’ve found as an Amazon book seller
I found a book on how to make crystal meth in your kitchen. It’s selling on Amazon for $75. And I don’t know what to do. I’ve picked up some weird items to sell on Amazon. This one gets the crown. Here it is: Yes, a book on...

Three steps to double your Amazon business in 2015

Three steps to double your Amazon business in 2015
For the new year, three simple tweaks you can make that will double your Fulfillment by Amazon income. My general sense is that just about everyone makes everything more complicated than it needs to be. Especially selling with Fulfillment by...

Pricing “unreasonably high”: Holiday pricing for FBA sellers

Pricing “unreasonably high”: Holiday pricing for FBA sellers
As we approach some of the biggest online shopping days of the year, a few notes on repricing your Fulfillment by Amazon offers for the holidays. Repricing Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) offers for the holidays is a little different. And in this...

What I learned buying a video store, confessions of an Amazon seller

What I learned buying a video store, confessions of an Amazon seller
Confessions of an FBA seller who bought a video store: Approaching the two year anniversary, I share the lessons I learned driving cross-country for 3,000 DVDs. (If you’re not in the mood for a cool story about a big score, skip to the...

I can’t believe it: They found my #1 secret book source

I can’t believe it: They found my #1 secret book source
A retrospective and obituary, after two sellers discover my #1 secret book source. (Apologies for the delay between posts. Big things in the works. All will be revealed soon….) It happened. I mean, it always happens, but I never thought...

A really awesome estate sale book-goldmine. Finally.

A really awesome estate sale book-goldmine. Finally.
The story of one estate sale and an herbalism-book cash cow. This was the ad on Craigslist: “Mom died and we’re cleaning out her house. She had some nice things, but there’s nothing super expensive. Mom was into alternative...

Whole Foods arbitrage: media sourcing in aisle 11

Whole Foods arbitrage: media sourcing in aisle 11
Two stories on finding profitable media in the most unlikely of places (i.e. the bulk foods section). Part I: Whole Foods arbitrage The hidden benefits of “compulsive scanning syndrome” I scan everything compulsively. It...

My magic formula for identifying poorly-ranked books that actually sell

My magic formula for identifying poorly-ranked books that actually sell
How to separate the obsolete books from ones that will actually sell on Amazon. Readers of this site know I am a proponent of two closely linked things: The theory that “almost everything sells on Amazon, eventually.” Not being...

Textbook buying frenzy starts TODAY: Everything you need to know

Textbook buying frenzy starts TODAY: Everything you need to know
The textbook rush has begun. Here is everything a Fulfillment by Amazon seller needs to know about maximizing your profits. If you’re selling books on Amazon, this is the day. Students around the country are flooding back to...

Inside the mind of a madman: Why I spent $60 on books ranked 8 million

Inside the mind of a madman: Why I spent $60 on books ranked 8 million
How I knew 10 books with terrible Sales Rank’s would still sell. (Get past the boring title and subject matter and there’s a valuable lesson here, so take this bitter pill. You may even enjoy it.) I took a road trip to Iowa...

The garage sale experiment that would never work…. but did.

The garage sale experiment that would never work…. but did.
I blindly look for books at two-dozen random garage sales, and track the results. Here’s an idea: How many books would you find if you visited 25 random garage sales, pulled out of a hat? Recently I decided to find out. My anti-garage...