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Topic: 5/3 hardbacks, 8/3 paperback, 6/3 mixed I have a variety of books

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Subject: 5/3 hardbacks, 8/3 paperback, 6/3 mixed I have a variety of books
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 3:34 AM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2007
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Subject: Why isn't anyone checking my shelf?
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 3:32 PM ET
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Subject: What's wrong with my shelf?
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 12:46 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/24/2008 1:46 AM ET
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I would hazzard a guess and say that people can't find five books or more that they like. Maybe offer a 3/1 or in the case of Harlequins a 5/1. Also you have tons of those little romances and so do many other people - I've heard they're hard to move unless you offer some really good deals. Kids books are also hard to move unless you're offering a really good deal.

As for other ideas, I would say get some more popular paperbacks on your shelf --- chick lit like Marian Keyes and Kinsella moves quickly and so do some of the more popular cozy mystery authors. Paranormal is also very popular. Go over to the Romance forum and see what authors are popular. The popular authors go fairly quickly during good deals. Have a reasonable selection of each because that way your deal goes now you're asking them to cross over genres that are vastly different to find at least five books that they like. Textbooks, kids and Harlequins are nothing alike.

Another tip, get photos with your books. There are people on the other forums who know how to do that. I don't but luckily nearly all of my shelf shows up with covers.

Another idea, take a look at the shelves of the people whose deals are moving quickly. See what they have as far as genres and authors go. See what people are ordering from them.

I hope that helps --- I'm going to copy/paste and put this on your other post as well.

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:26 AM ET
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I only found three books I wanted.  Your deal is 8 for 3.  I agree with the above post.  There is such a variety that people are probably having a tough time coming up with 8 books that they want. 

I have also had success with posting bundles.  Grouping all the similar books together and then deciding how many credits I would want for the group.  This may help your sale be more successful!