Back-to-school textbook season is a busy time of year! Save yourself
the hassle of cancelled listings and returned orders by following a few
basic rules when you list your textbooks.
List your textbook by ISBN, not by title
listing your textbook against the wrong detail page by using the ISBN
and not the title. One title can have several editions, and each one
could have a detail page in our catalog. You'll need to match the book
to the exact ISBN, title, author, edition, binding, publisher, and
publication date that is listed on the detail page. Even if the title
and author of your book appear on a detail page, you will be listing the
wrong edition or cover type if the ISBN of your book does not match the
one on the page. Learn more about Listing Items.
Describe your book accurately
Use the search fields on the main Textbooks
store page on Amazon.com to find the right detail page for your
textbook. If you search for your book's ISBN and don't find an exact
match, you can create a new catalog page for your book (Pro Merchants
only). If you are an Individual seller and cannot find a detail page for
your book, you may not sell that book on Amazon.com.
Check each book you list for wear, such as marks, highlighting, worn
binding or jackets, and so on. Use the listing comments to add notes
about the book's condition. When you describe your book’s condition
accurately, you reduce the chances of buyer disappointment and returns.
Don't list prohibited editions of textbooks
Most editions of textbooks are fine to sell on Amazon.com, but some
are prohibited. For example, teacher's editions and international
editions of textbooks are prohibited. Listings for prohibited textbook
editions will be cancelled by Amazon and can result in the suspension or
removal of your selling privileges. Learn more about our Textbook Selling Policies.