From The Editor

by Craig Stark

#112, 14 January 2008

First, a question for forum members: What are your thoughts about launching a private forum on BookThink? Requests for this continue to come in. I don't want to get into detail about it here because not all of you use the forum. However, here's a link to a discussion about this that began a few days ago.

I'd appreciate your opinions on this, one way or another. Feel free to either post them in the forum or email me at

Something new and different for you this week: You'll now see links to live eBay auctions on BookThink. These will be updated daily and feature items that we think might be especially interesting to you as a bookseller or book collector. Since this is a brand new project for us, I don't expect that we'll hit home runs with all or even many of these auctions immediately. However, I believe that, over time, we'll get much better at selecting what works for you and what doesn't and develop this into a useful, time-saving (and perhaps profitable) resource. To this end, your feedback will be invaluable. More details appear in our first article today.

Also here today is Thomas Lee, this time to discuss pricing books - and explain why some booksellers think some of the prices quoted in his 20th Century First Edition Fiction: A Price and Identification Guide are high.

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