Alibris, the California online bookseller (pronounced "uh LEE briss," not "ALI breeze") has started a new service they're calling Basic whereby individuals can sell their used books.
Frankly, the site didn't give enough information to satisfy me. It says:
You love books, so why not sell books on Alibris? Now you can turn used textbooks and your new, rare, out-of-print, and used books into cash, and into someone else's literary treasures.
You can list up to 1,000 items for sale, and you only pay $1 plus a small commission for each one that you sell. If you don't sell anything, you don't pay anything except the annual subscription charge of $19.99. But with millions of readers searching Alibris for books, you're certain to sell a lot.
They don't explain how much the "small commission" is, nor do they address the matter of shipping. If the seller has to absorb the shipping costs and the $1 plus that small commission (not to mention the $19.99 a year), I'm not sure how much profit there is in it.
If you'd like to check out the service, go here.