Book Selling 101 By Jim Pickins

After almost 12 months of preparation, Jim Pickins is proud to release his course on selling used Books on Amazon FBA, ‘Book Selling 101’.

New videos being recorded and added throughout 2021, free for new and existing students

Tired of false promises about making money online from people who don’t even live what they teach?

Make up to $100k+ per year by selling USED books on Amazon FBA

  • Very little startup capital required, a few hundred dollars is all you need to start
  • No need to brand your own products
  • No prior knowledge needed to start making money immediately
  • Taught from the ground up by someone well known in the Book Selling business, Jim Pickins

One of my students doing $10,000 in sales ($5k+ PROFIT) in their FIRST 30 days

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Earn up to $100k+ per year by selling USED books on Amazon, in 2021 and beyond

Sounds crazy, right? If you've never followed me on YouTube before, I could understand why you would think that. It's exactly what I thought until one day my uncle dumped a couple hundred of his used books on me and I decided what the heck, let's see if I can make a few bucks off of these.

To my surprise, I ended up turning those USED, (sometimes even dirty, out of shape, highlighted/underlined) books into over $1500. It was a total eye opener for me and it's the first time I realized there was a real NEED for used books on Amazon.

However, I wasn't completely sold yet because the idea of storing hundreds or even thousands of books in my home sounded NOT fun..

That's when I discovered the Fulfillment by Amazon program (FBA), where you send your items to Amazon and they put the items up for sale and pick, pack and ship all of your orders for you. They charge a reasonable fee and you get paid every 2 weeks into your bank account on the dot. AND because it's Amazon doing all of the fulfillment, they even offer 'Prime' 2 day shipping on all of your items; a huge advantage you get over your competitors.

That was something UNREAL to me; a complete game changer at the time. I had sold items on eBay in the past and one of the worst parts of selling online was definitely all of the prepping and packaging orders. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) completely eliminated that headache.

So I started on my journey selling more and more used books on Amazon, this time using FBA and by my third month I had sold almost $15,000 worth of USED books in just 30 days. It ended up being a net profit of almost $9000 after the cost of the books (you can get used books EXTREMELY cheap, as little as $1 to $2 or even less.)

Now, of course there was a LOT to learn but as time went on, through tons of trial and error and sheer effort I was able to create a sustainable 6 figure income and decided to quit my job.

Throughout all this, unlike many of the so called 'gurus' out there, I actually recorded many of these experiences and documented my entire journey on YouTube

As time went on my subscribers grew and everyone really wanted to know how I was achieving such success. That's when I decided to start working on documenting ALL of my best techniques and strategies.

Techniques and strategies such as:

- How to determine which books are profitable and how to SKIP the ones that aren't, just by looking at them

- Where to FIND the most profitable used books 

- How to avoid the competition and look where others never even think to begin looking

- The perfect pricing strategy that increased my sales by over 100%

- The absolute best combination of software and hardware needed to make a seamless business model

- And a whole lot more ...

I put all of this information together into a complete Book Selling course I call Book Selling 101, which you are looking at right now. 

This is a business model based on buying EXTREMELY low (25 cents to $2 per book) and selling VERY HIGH ($10 to $200+ per book). The margins are huge.

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Used Books are looked at as 'burdens' and things that clutter up peoples homes, but rarely are they seen for what they actually have the potential to be, which is huge sources of CASH

Due to this public misconception, I have been able to start a thriving used book selling business by leveraging Amazons FBA program that utilizes Amazons huge fulfillment centers to pack, prep and ship all of my orders to my customers as well as handle any support issues they may have.

Once I source the books from all types of different places (books are EVERYWHERE), all I have to do is send them into Amazon and they handle the rest. No packing individual orders day in and day out, no customer complaints of 'where is my order?', and best of all, absolutely NO need for a huge storage room in my house for all the books. The books get sent out as quickly as I get them, so even the smallest amount of work space can work with this business model.

"By selling what so many people considered to be 'burdens' I was on track to do 6 figures within my very first 6 months of doing this business model."

This is a business model based on buying EXTREMELY low (25 cents to $2 per book) and selling VERY HIGH ($10 to $200+ per book). The margins are huge. This is exactly what attracted me so much to used books. By selling what so many people considered to be 'burdens', I was able to reach a 6 figure income in my very first year of doing this business model.

This is a REAL method to make money selling products on Amazon FBA and it has the LOWEST barrier to entry of ANY Amazon based business I’ve ever come across.

  • Wholesale? Nope, requires a lot of start up capital, a website and the margins are slim
  • Private Label? Requires upwards of 10-20k start up capital and 6 month ramp up to even break even in most cases
  • Retail Arbitrage? Can be profitable but the margins are dwindling and unless its Quarter 4, the opportunity simply isn’t what it used to be

Now look, I’m not saying any of those other business models are not legitimate ways to earn money online, but what I AM telling you is that ALL of those methods have a much larger barrier to entry with MUCH lower margins.

You will learn:

How to make thousands selling books on Amazon

My in depth training course will teach you everything you need to know about becoming an Amazon book seller

My best book sourcing secrets

Discover the best places to find books to sell on Amazon. Many of the sources discussed are my personal secrets

How to sell your merchandise quickly

I share all of my pricing and re-pricing techniques that have been responsible for increasing sales by over 100%

I've gone through all of the hardships of growing a new business and learning how to do things the best way possible. I've been perfecting my processes over the last 3 years to be as efficient and profitable as I possibly can be. People understand that this knowledge is valuable and I've had countless people watch my journey on YouTube. They've seen the huge potential in this business model and they have asked me for a 'spoon fed' step by step guide.

Thus, after many months of preparation, I decided to release this course. However, this information is worth A LOT more than $97.

If you are tired of your financial situation, I can teach you a PROVEN method to make huge returns selling books on Amazon FBA. 

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Course Content

42 videos totaling over 10 hours of actionable content


Every fundamental of selling used books on Amazon FBA is covered here. Buy Triggers, Tools, Conditions, Accounting and More

Sourcing Domination

This section goes over some of the best places to find used books and many are rarely ever talked about in open forum.

Pricing for Profit

This section will show you how to properly price your books to make sure they sell quickly. Re-Pricing templates and instructions are also gone over in great detail

Fundamentals Part 1

Learn all of the fundamentals of Book selling on Amazon FBA from start to finish. Equipment needed, how to list effectively and efficiently, configuring your listing software, scanning software settings, grading your books and much more.

What you need (Sourcing & Tools)

Scanning Software Introduction

Setting Advanced Buy Triggers

The fastest way to scan ALL types of Books

Understanding Sales Rank (It's not what you've been told)

Listing Software and Best Converting Condition Notes

Listing Software Start to Finish

Listing Essentials (2D Barcodes, Box Content Info.)

Fundamentals Part 2

How to list up to 100 Books per Hour

How to Grade your Books ACCURATELY

Judging Conditions Live

How to maintain a 100% Feedback Rating

7 Ways to get rid of your Duds

Identifying and Selling Book Sets

When to sell on Ebay

Books with no Image or No Dimensions

Fundamentals Part 3

LTL Shipping


Jump start your Feedback Rating as a New Seller


Scheduling Your Week and Keys to Success

How to purge your inventory (LTSF)

Sourcing Domination Part 1

All about WHERE to find profitable books. These are some of my best kept secrets.

How to make Thousands from Book Sales

Sourcing Method #1 (w/ Secret Technique)

Sourcing Method #2

Sourcing Method #3

Sourcing Method #4

Setting Craigslist Alerts

Sourcing Domination Part 2

How to find Unlisted Book Sales (Gold Mines)

Sourcing at Goodwill Outlet

Sourcing  Method  #5

Mutually Beneficial Relationships (Books that come TO YOU)

How to Negotiate for Books

Pricing for Profit

Pricing your books to sell is critical and is the #1 reason I see people having issues with sell through rate. This section elaborates on initial pricing as well as my in-depth re-pricing settings to keep sales coming in even on long tail books.

How to Price your Books the RIGHT way

Pricing after the Fee Changes

All of my Re-Pricing Settings

Setting Pricing Floors on your Textbooks And / Or Arbitrage Items

Over 10 hours of high-quality, step by step videos.

I designed this course to teach you everything you need to know about selling used books on Amazon FBA in over 42 live video lessons. 3 bonus videos are also included. Take a look at what some of our course members have said:


Kevin Roach

I highly recommend that anyone interested in selling books online through Amazon signs up for Book Selling 101 by Jim Pickins. Prior to a couple months ago I thought that all of the items on Amazon were being sold by Amazon itself. I had never heard the terms FBA, Merchant Fulfilled or anything like that.

Entering this new business venture I thought the best plan would be to find someone that could show me the ropes and the best way of doing things. That is exactly what I found with Book Selling 101, it breaks the entire process down so that even a complete rookie like myself could get going and start making money almost immediately. There are videos on what equipment you need, what softwares are most efficient, sourcing, pricing, listing, packing, shipping etc etc. There is no need to look anywhere else or watch any other videos, any question you could have is answered. I think what sets the course apart from others is the in depth guides on Grading/Listing/Pricing. That is the most difficult part of Book Selling and what has the biggest impact on actually selling books and making money!

I shipped my first ever FBA shipment of 595 books on December 19th around 6 PM. By 11 PM December 20th I had my first sale and by December 27th when I hit the 1 week mark I had already sold 96 books totalling $1,653.90 in sales! In one weeks time I had sold over 16% of the books in my inventory, and that is with a brand new sellers account without any feedback.

Without Book Selling 101 there is absolutely no way I would of been able to accomplish what I did as quickly as I did it. Jim's straight forward, all inclusive approach really simplified things and made it possible to start making money immediately. If you are wanting to start selling books on Amazon then sign up, start learning and a month from now you could be making money.

Kevin Pflug

Jim's course is the finest I have seen when it comes to the business of online book selling. Jim has personally helped me grow my book selling business that brings in bi-weekly deposits of $3,000 to $5,000 into my bank account.

This course really exemplifies his vast knowledge of this industry, and you would be doing yourself a great disservice if you don't pick it up. Solid, thorough, actionable content all the way through. Thanks Jim!

Ricky Ferhatovic

This is my first year selling mostly books and some cds on amazon FBA. I've done over 50k by myself with honestly little effort. Getting to know what to buy, how to price and the various tools,apps needed was the hardest part. This is where Jim has helped immensely! Any questions I needed we answered in his videos. My advice for beginners is you must have the right tools and guidance. Once you have that you gain confidence which in turn creates money. Jim's videos are very clear with many tips and tricks I would have never thought of. Well worth it! Learn it and get scanning. Good luck!

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  1. You are not just getting access to training videos when you invest in Book Selling 101. You are getting a partner. Someone who will help you with any questions or problems you run into. I personally respond to all support requests. 
  2. As anyone who has been selling online knows, the marketplace shifts from time to time and changes need to be made to your business model. In Book Selling 101, I will address any of these changes and tell you exactly how I will be handling and policy or marketplace changes.
  3. It is flat out the most comprehensive, most thorough course on selling books on Amazon FBA. I don't give you a list of 'possibilities' and say 'go out there and choose a listing software, a scanning software' etc. That's not what people need. They need someone who has been in the business to tell them "I've tried all the scanning and listing software on the marketplace and X software is by far the best." They need a starting place and they need a strategy. A plan. An advanced blueprint that goes through everything someone new to this business would possibly need to know. That's what Book Selling 101 provides.
  4. Book Selling on Amazon FBA allowed me to create a 6 figure income within my first year of selling. Only with books can you turn $1 into $100. The only business with better margins is a drug dealer. This is by far the BEST way for someone to start making money selling online. No PHD required, no schooling. Just the desire to learn and a couple hundred dollars in start up money.

14 Day Money Back Guarantee

If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 14 days for a full refund.


No monthly fees.

  • Instant Access
  • No Credit Card Required
  • One time payment

Credit card and Paypal accepted.