You can temporarily remove your inventory from AbeBooks by putting your books on ‘Vacation’. If you are unable to process orders for a period time, such as during a holiday, this option will prevent expired orders and disappointed buyers.
If your plans change before your vacation begins, you can return to this screen to change your start date or cancel your vacation.
‘Vacation’ status applies to the removal of your inventory only. While your books are offline, your bookseller account remains active, therefore subscription fees still apply. Your monthly subscription fee is calculated based on your average online book count for the previous month. Your book count for days on ‘Vacation’ will be zero and those days will be included in the calculation of your average. If you have an average of zero books online for an entire month due to ‘Vacation’, then the minimum subscription fee of US $25 will apply for the month following.
Please do not upload inventory while your account is on vacation. The upload will not be processed.
Our two-day response policy still applies while your books are on vacation, as you could be contacted by AbeBooks staff or customers regarding past orders and/or outstanding returns.
Your inventory will be restored within 6 to 24 hours.