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To ensure a successful selling experience and high customer satisfaction, all booksellers are expected to adhere to the Bookseller Policies, outlined below. As a global marketplace, all AbeBooks’ sellers must comply with global regulations as outlined in the AbeBooks Bookseller Agreement, the Bookseller Policies, or the Returns policy. Being familiar with these policies will answer most questions you have about selling on the AbeBooks websites.
AbeBooks accepts all book listings for sale on the websites. It is the seller’s responsibility to ensure listings comply with AbeBooks’ policies. Listing violations may result in removal of listings, account suspension, or termination of selling privileges.
International Edition Textbooks are permitted for sale as long as the following requirements are met:
Teachers’ Editions, Study Guides, and Solutions Manuals are permitted for sale as long as the following requirements are met:
Print on Demand listings are items that are not in printed form at the time of order. Print on Demand listings are permitted for sale as long as the following requirements are met:
Ebooks are permitted for sale as long as the following requirements are met:
Booksellers are permitted to reject refund requests on delivered Ebooks when the reason selected is ‘Buyer does not want item’, as long as the description includes the following statement: ‘Refund requests for ‘Buyer does not want item’ after an Ebook has been received will not be accepted.’
Ephemera listings are permitted for sale on the AbeBooks’ websites and refer to any written or printed matter meant to be used for a short time. Ephemera items permitted for sale on AbeBooks include:
Other non-book listings will be defined as Ephemera at the sole discretion of AbeBooks.
Photocopies, scanned copies, or printed copies of digital content are permitted for sale as long as the following requirements are met:
Audio books are permitted for sale as long as the following requirements are met:
Booksellers are not permitted to list other forms of media products on the AbeBooks websites, i.e. music CDs, movie DVDs, vinyl LPs, among others.
Certain items are not permitted on the AbeBooks websites. AbeBooks reserves the right to remove any listing that we determine to be unacceptable and to terminate selling privileges of booksellers who fail to remove an item upon request or who relist an item after it has been removed.
Items with the following attributes are not permitted for sale on AbeBooks websites:
Banned books are books that are not permitted for sale due to legal requirements.
Prelisting items that have not yet been made available to the public is not permitted. AbeBooks may, from time to time, invite some booksellers to prelist certain titles. This is at AbeBooks’ sole discretion.
Specific Listing Violations: