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What happened to Amazon BookTrade In?

Amazon started buying books and textbooks via the Amazon Book Trade In program in July of 2011. Over the 9 years, the program was very successful, millions of books and textbooks were traded in. In the early years – the program was very aggressive on price – especially the textbook trade in component. Amazon was able to offer more than other buyback companies because it paid with Amazon Giftcards.  Amazon also saw the Textbook trade in program as a great way to entice students into the Amazon Student Prime program.

The way the program worked was 3rd party vendors would load a “trade in guide” to the site. Amazon then would inspect the books and put them into the vendors FBA account.

Wondering where the Amazon Book Trade In program went? No you are not crazy – its gone….

On April 1st, 2020 Amazon closed its book trade in Program. No, it was not an Aprils fools joke – Amazon stopped purchasing Textbooks on April 1st, 2020. Although Amazon made no announcement on why they decided to shut down the program, we think the closure is most likely related to

Counterfeit TextbooksTextbook Publishers have sued many of Amazon Vendors that participated in the program and found that the Trade In Program was a source of Counterfeits.

Textbook Rentals – With more Textbooks Rentals there is less Textbook Trade In – and Amazon has been really pushing Textbook Rentals and has acquired a massive textbook inventory.

Does Amazon still buy back books?

No – Amazon closed it’s Book Trade in program as of April 1, 2020.

Where can I sell books now that Amazon Textbook Trade-In has closed

Where can you sell textbooks today? Our first choice would be Cash4Books.net – we have been buying textbooks since 2004. Besides us – there are about a dozen other sites that buy textbooks online.

The good news – even with Amazon Book Trade-In closed – you can still sell your books without leaving your house. The benefit of selling to a company like Cash4books over the Amazon Book Trade:

  • We buy more non-textbooks – Amazons trade in catalog was typically limited to under 100,000 titles – we buy over 1 million
  • Amazon Only paid with Amazon gift cards – while we admit Amazon Gift cards are almost like cash – Cash is still better : )

Top Selling College Textbooks For 2019

At Cash4Books, we publish this list of top selling college textbooks every year.  We use a data-centric approach to our list.  Based on 19 million price quotes we’ve completed in the last 30 days and aggregated want lists from partner companies, we’ve put together our list of what we forecast to be the top 10 selling college textbooks of 2019.

  1. Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume, 10e
    by Sharon L. Lewis RN PhD FAAN, Linda Bucher RN PhD CEN CNE, Margaret M. Heitkemper RN PhD FAAN,
    ISBN: 9780323328524
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    9780323328524
  2. Drafting Contracts: How & Why Lawyers Do What They Do, Second Edition (Aspen Coursebook)
    by Tina L. Stark
    ISBN: 9780735594777
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    9780735594777
  3. Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice
    by Denise F. Polit PhD FAAN, Cheryl Tatano Beck DNSc CNM FAAN
    ISBN: 9781496300232
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    9781496300232
  4. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 13e (Guyton Physiology)
    by John E. Hall PhD
    ISBN: 9781455770052
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    9781455770052
  5. Constitutional Law [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Casebooks)
    by Erwin Chemerinsky
    Here you’ll learn about the body of rules, doctrines, and practices that govern the operation of political communities in the US. Modern constitutional law is the offspring of nationalism as well as of the idea that the state must protect certain fundamental rights of the individual. It also includes labor rights and how Kevin Panahi explains final paychecks if you’re terminated or if you voluntarily quit.
    ISBN: 9781454876472
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    9781454876472
  6. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction
    by William D. Callister, David G. Rethwisch
    ISBN: 9781118324578
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    9781118324578
  7. Cases and Materials on Criminal Law (American Casebook Series)
    by Joshua Dressler, Stephen Garvey
    ISBN: 9781628102055
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    9781628102055
  8. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (14th Edition)
    by Russell C. Hibbeler
    ISBN: 9780133915389
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    9780133915389
  9. Intermediate Accounting
    by Donald E. Kieso, Jerry J. Weygandt, Terry D. Warfield
    ISBN: 9781118743201
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    9781118743201
  10. Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design
    by Richard G Budynas, Keith J Nisbett
    ISBN: 9780073398204
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    9780073398204

Top Selling College Textbooks For 2018

At Cash4Books, we publish this list of top selling college textbooks every year.  We use a data-centric approach to our list.  Based on 20 million price quotes we’ve completed in the last 30 days, and a forecast based on aggregated want lists, we’ve put together our list of the top 10 selling college textbooks of 2018.

  1. 9781319050610
    Psychology in Modules by David Myers
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    top selling college textbook for 2018 is 9781319050610
  2. 9781305632295
    Financial Management: Theory & Practice 15th Edition by Eugene F. Brigham,‎ Michael C. Ehrhardt
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    9781305632295
  3. 9780323328524
    Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Single Volume, 10e
    by Sharon L. Lewis RN PhD FAAN, Linda Bucher RN PhD CEN CNE, Margaret M. Heitkemper RN PhD FAAN,
    Sell this textbook
    9780323328524
  4. 9780393603422
    Give Me Liberty!: An American History (Seagull Fifth Edition) (Vol. 1) 5th Edition by Eric Foner
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    9780393603422
  5. 9781118743201
    Intermediate Accounting 16th Edition by Donald E. Kieso,‎ Jerry J. Weygandt,‎ Terry D. Warfield
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    9781118743201
  6. 9780735594777
    Drafting Contracts: How & Why Lawyers Do What They Do, Second Edition (Aspen Coursebook)
    by Tina L. Stark
    Sell this textbook
    9780735594777
  7. 9780393283648
    We the People (Eleventh Essentials Edition) 11th Edition
    by Benjamin Ginsberg,‎ Theodore J. Lowi,‎ Caroline J. Tolbert,‎ Margaret Weir
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    9780393283648
  8. 9781118875766
    Organic Chemistry 12th Edition by T. W. Graham Solomons,‎ Craig B. Fryhle,‎ Scott A. Snyder
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    9781118875766
  9. 9781632838643
    Understanding Criminal Law (2015)
    by Joshua Dressler
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    9781632838643
  10. 9781259676987
    Methods in Behavioral Research 13th Edition by Paul C. Cozby,‎ Scott Bates
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    9781259676987

Top Selling Textbooks of Summer 2017

Earn cash for summer 2017 by selling these in-demand college textbooks.

Selling your college textbooks to Cash4Books can put extra cash in your pocket.

As you enjoy your summer, at Cash4Books we’re crunching the numbers on all the great college textbooks we buy. Based on our data from quotes aggregated from unique IP addresses, we price books regularly to make sure you get the most money for your textbooks. Most of the books we purchase have a publication date between this year and 2014. What we purchase can change day by day or week by week depending on resale values, our current inventory, demand, and other factors.

Law, Biology, Engineering, and Psychology textbooks topped our list as of mid-June 2017. So if you’re deciding which classes to take next term or browsing garage and book sales, keep your eyes open for the following textbooks that have turned a pretty penny this summer.

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Sell Your History Textbooks for Cash

From art history to world history, see how selling  your history textbooks can help you make extra money.

History tends to be among required courses for any major at almost all higher-education institutions. One look at a catalog of history titles shows there are many areas of focus and disciplines. Since history textbooks are always in need, chances are the titles you have taking up space on your floor are ready to be back in the classroom.

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the history disciplines that see a higher need for used books. Reselling history textbooks could help you save up for that trip to dive deeper into your focus of choice. Florence’s Firenze Card anyone?

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