Policy overview

You can sell compilation and informational items on Bookabook as long as you list them in the Everything Else > Information Products category, using the Classified Ad format.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn’t, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

What are the guidelines?

Restricted

Restricted

  • Electronic books (e-books) listed in the Everything Else > Information Products category, using the Classified Ad format.

  • Wholesale lists listed in the Everything Else > Information Products category, using the Classified Ad format.

Not allowed

Not Allowed

  • Listings for compilation or informational items containing any cross-category information.

  • Combining a compilation or informational item as a bonus item with any other listing, except textbook notes.

  • Listings containing any specific brand names or keywords unless the listing is offering the brand-name product.

  • Listings containing excessive keywords to describe the contents of a compilation or informational item.

  • Offering information on how to either purchase specific items or receive them for free outside of bookabook.

  • Listings which include web addresses or links (for example, www.gotomyownwebsite.com) that enable buyers to purchase items outside of bookabook.

If your item is sent by email or is downloaded from a website, please also make sure you know that students cannot sell digitally delivered goods.

Why does Bookabook have this policy?

We’re making sure that compilation and informational items are listed in the appropriate category so buyers know what they’re getting. We’re also trying to prevent the use of keyword spamming because it causes misleading search results. Keyword spamming is when sellers put unrelated words or details in their listings (such as brand names and pop culture terms) for maximum—but unfair—visibility in search results.