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December 06, 2011

Amazon Marketplace – Top Selling Textbooks for Fall 2011

With the fall term over and the winter term under way, textbook sellers are making plans to list and sell on Amazon Marketplace for the upcoming spring term. To help you decide which used and new textbooks to include for sale on the Amazon Marketplace, we are providing the following list of bestselling textbook titles.

These textbooks were the Top 100 textbooks sold by Amazon Marketplace sellers during the peak weeks of the Fall 2011 textbook season. Please remember that due to seasonality, books that are big sellers for the fall term may not be indicative of the books that will sell in the spring term. Also, historical sales on Amazon Marketplace may not be indicative of future sales, as used textbooks can have a limited lifespan.

When listing textbooks, it is important to note the publication date and edition. For the best buying experience, sellers should be careful to match the ISBN of the textbook they're listing to the exact detail page on to ensure that the title and edition are correct. Sellers should also note differences in cover art when checking for matches.

For example, one of the top selling textbooks on this fall's list, Wade’s Organic Chemistry, is the 7th Edition published February 1, 2009, ISBN 978-032159231X. The 8th Edition of this textbook, ISBN 978-0321768140, was published on January 11, 2012. While older editions of this textbook have value and can be sold on Amazon Marketplace, demand for the most recent edition will likely increase. (You may notice that several of the top-selling textbooks on the Fall 2011 list have upgrade editions.)

For additional information on each title, click on the image to see the product detail page in the Amazon catalog.

The table below shows the top 10 bestselling textbook titles for Fall 2011.

Click on the following link to download a full table:

Top 100 Textbook ASINs - Fall 2011

For comparison to the earlier lists, click on the link below:
Top 100 Textbook ASINs - Spring 2011

We hope that providing information about top-selling textbook titles will help sellers be more successful in the upcoming Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 textbook seasons. If you have feedback about this effort, feel free to write to


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