How to sell loose leaf textbooks

Can I sell loose leaf textbooks to sellbackyourBook.com?

Yes,   sellbackyourBook.com buys loose leaf textbooks - not only can you sell loose leaf editions to sellbackyourBook.com  you can also sell back textbooks.

To sell loose leaf textbooks go to our  homepage and enter the ISBN number for the loose leaf textbook. With loose leaf edition textbooks you MUST HAVE the front or back page that contained the original publisher barcode. The reasons we rejects loose leaf edition are:

  • Missing back or front cover
  • Missing any pages
  • Pages are ripped or torn
  • You sent us the loose leaf version but the ISBN you quoted was for the hard or soft cover 

Always make sure the ISBN number you enter is for the correct loose leaf edition of the book and not the normal student edition.

What is a loose leaf edition?

A loose leaf edition of a textbook is a textbook that publishers make available without any binding. A typical paperback or hardback book is bound together with glue and a cover. A loose leaf edition of a textbook is not glued together and the pages are just loose. It is pretty common for the publisher to punch holes in the pages so it is "Binder Ready". The reason publishers print loose leaf editions of books is to offer professors a "budget friendly" alternative for the students. In the long run loose leaf versions of books actually end up costing students more because they do not last as long so less of them make it to the used textbook market. Loose leaf editions are also called:

  • Binder Ready Version
  • Budget Book
  • Binder Version
  • Loose-leaf
  • looseleaf
  • A LA Carte Edition
  • Student Value Edition

How can I tell I am entering the right ISBN when selling loose leaf textbooks?

With loose leaf editions of books being less desirable and less expensive it is very important that you enter the right ISBN for your item so we do not have to revise your quote.  Unfortanetly publishers of loose leaf editions do not make this easy for you. With loose leaf editions it is almost always best to enter the ISBN number found on the title page  if it explicitly says "loose leaf", "binder ready", "A la Carte" etc...

Enter the edition specific version of the ISBN on our homepage and if we are buying the book we will show you a quote.

The title page does not specify the edition - now what?

Do not enter the ISBN number on the title page if it does not specify the edition.

Since publishers of loose leafs textbooks sometimes reuse the same title page they used for other editions of books it is very likely the ISBN in the picture above is for a different edition. If the title page did not specify what edition the ISBN was for use the ISBN above the barcode.

We sometimes show the following keywords in a title that specify you have the right ISBN for the edition:

  • Binder Ready Version
  • Budget Book
  • Binder Version
  • Loose-leaf
  • looseleaf
  • A LA Carte Edition
  • Student Value Edition

If the title contains any of the above terms you are good to go - you have the right ISBN! If not you can still send it in and in the event it was for the wrong ISBN we will send you an email and offer you the quote for the loose leaf version or send back the book for a 3.99 return shipping fee.

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