Whether you’re in high school, college or even have a few old books lying around that you need to get rid of, you’re probably looking for the best way to sell books online.

Well you may in fact be surprised to find that it’s not that hard selling old or last semester textbooks or even vintage books you have lying around for top dollar. You just have to know where to look for those companies that are known to give you top dollar. And what you need to do in order to get the highest price for your books.

The best way hands down to get rid of your old books and text books is through an online retailer. Not only is it convienent, you also don't have to worry about waiting in long lines at the end of semester or even in a retail establishment.

Buy Back Books for Cash Companies

There are quite a few buy back books for cash companies around. It’s important to know that not all of these companies are the same. Some haven’t been around for long, others have a reputation and affiliations that are time tested and proven. Let’s look at some of the best book for cash companies:

  • Barnes and Noble:  Is one of the biggest and most respected companies which allows you to sell your textbooks for cash online. This company now only allows you to sell back your textbooks. The B&N buy back program allows you to enter in the ISBN of your text book to figure out how much you’ll be offered. Barnes and Noble textbook buyback program pays for shipping as well.  As with most buy book textbook companies, you must submit your text books for money in good condition.
  • Half.com (An Ebay Company) and Elovations: Half.com has teamed up with Elovations, a book reseller, with the Instant Sale Program. The Instant Sale Program allows you to sell more than just textbooks. You can also sell DVDs, books and CDs. You can opt to be paid through paypal or a Half.com gift certificate, which will net you 15% more of the offer price. There is also an easy book buy back Iphone app which allows you to scan the UPC or ISBN code to see what you could possibly make off the buy back program.
  • Cash4Books.com: Cash 4 Books is also another reputable company that allows you to sell back your books, including textbooks and non-textbooks for top dollar. This company also has an android and Iphone app. This company does however, not buy back antique books but can provide you a reputable resource that does. The shipping to this buy back company is also free. You’ll also be able to see a live stream of other sellers who were able to get top dollar for their books. The stream is rather impressive from people getting up to $50 dollars for one book.

Another option you may also consider when selling your textbooks and other books for cash, is to do it yourself on either amazon or even your local school bookstore. Typically the best way to get the highest price for your book is to shop around and to obviously keep the book in the best condition possible.

Additionally you’ll also want to know that most buy back book companies will not purchase books with excessive damage or wear and tear. So when you purchase your book for resale remember that condition counts.

So now you know that the best way to sell your book online is to a) shop around for the best buy back price and b) take good care of the book that you wish to sell.