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eBay - Profiting With Books By Janette Oke
Janette Oke is a Christian writer whose books about life, love, values and faith have a huge following among women today. Each of her Christian books for adults falls into one of six different series she wrote. These are:
While they show up at FOL and AAUW book sales, they are most often found at garage sales. They won't find them at every garage or yard sale you visit, but spend a morning on the yard sale circuit and you should come home with several of her book and not have paid more than $.50 for any of them.
You will find a lot of these on eBay but nearly all are sold as single titles and that's a big mistake. In order to make the cash register ring for you with her books you should buy them individually or in groups, hold them until you have a complete series, and then sell the series as one auction.
All information and pricing is for soft-cover editions which are by far the most common.
Here's a list of the books that make up each series:
Women Of The West Series (12 books)
* These six titles were re-written, with the same titles, for young girls (age 10 - 14) and published as the Janette Oke Classics For Girls Series. When buying these six titles be sure to check which series the book actually belongs to.
I've never found the Classics For Girls series to be a big seller and pass them up when I see them. You can try them if you'd like to though.
Love Comes Softly Series (8 books)
Canada West Series (6 books)
Season Of The Heart Series (4 books)
A Prairie Legacy Series (4 books)
Song Of Acadia Series (5 books)
This last series continues under the name Heirs Of Acadia, but Janette Oke was no longer one of the authors and it isn't nearly as popular. It's the Janette Oke name that sells these books.
Mrs. Oke also wrote a series of 12 early readers for children called Janette Oke's Animal Friends Series. It's also a good seller when sold as a complete series. It's made up of the following titles:
Here's some pricing information for each series from the last several months. The prices shown are the averages each series sold for.
As you can see some series are more popular than others, but as long as you don't spend more then .50 each per book you will make money with any of them. Just list complete series, start them at $9.95 and let the bidders run them up.
Each of these series was also sold as a boxed set. If you find a set with it's box it will usually add a premium to the the final price.
Gary Hendrickson has been making his living selling on eBay for more than six years. He's the author of two eBay related ebooks, has a blog for eBay sellers, and is the owner of ColdItems.Com. Did you find this article helpful? If so, this is the kind of information you will find each week inside Gary's ColdItems.Com.
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