The “gun to my head” test: A guide to spotting the biggest profits in every book category, and knowing what books sell on Amazon for the biggest profits
How to know what books to sell on Amazon – without a scanning app
Several recent articles have focused on how to find spot valuable books before you pick up your scanner.
There are two skills I would say are tied for first place on the list of things that Amazon sellers stand to make the most money with, yet that the fewest sellers master:
- Knowing what books to look for.
- Pricing strategy.
This past week has been dedicated to the first one: How to know what books sell on Amazon profitably – without dependence on a scanning app or looking up books on Amazon.
Free report: Knowing what books to look for when sourcing
To get you on the fast-track without a lot of “studying,” I put together a crash course on knowing what books to sell on Amazon.
Basically this guide covers what I would be looking for if someone put me in a room of books, put a gun to my head, and told me I had 60 seconds to make $10.
None of these are “titles.” Titles come and go. These are book categories within book categories that are profitable a disproportionate percentage of the time.
Here’s the deal: Not everyone can pick up my book sourcing video course. So this report is for those people (and sellers who want something they can print out and read in the bathtub).
So here it is, for all current or aspiring booksellers: A (very quick) rundown of the #1 thing to look for in every major book category, and how to know what books sell on Amazon for the biggest profits.
Epilogue: Spying on another Amazon seller while book sourcing
This should have been an outtake from the Book Sourcing: 1k In A Day course, but I decided to leave it in.
The backstory of this clip:
While filming “Book Sourcing: 1k In A Day,” we pulled into the parking lot of the second book source of the trip: A crazy overstock store with thousands of books. This was one of those weird, sketchy sources full of things that fell off the back of a truck somewhere.
Anna, my videographer, refused to go in. She kept calling the place creepy, and dangerous, and asked if we could please not go inside. Eventually I turned the camera on her for an explanation, resulting in the course’s least instructive but most comedic moment.
Oh, and the scene that comes after happens inside, where we find another Amazon bookseller keying books into his cell phone and we spy on him for a minute.
PS: Get the whole course here.