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The BookThinker Newsletter

#4, 20 October 2003

BookThinker Update
27 October 2003>>>

Crossover Hits - Making Local History Books Work Harder For You
What does building value into your books have to do with logging? If you sell local histories, tapping into crossover collector interest can pay big dividends - and sometimes logging heads the list of flashpoints to look for.



From the Editor

How to Photograph Books
Part II - What to Take Pictures Of

Part II of BookThink's five-part series on book photography continues here. There's much more to this than tossing a book on a scanner bed - or we think there should be. Focusing on carefully chosen elements of a book, both inside and out, and including them in your presentations can make a big difference in sales.

BookThink Review
a book of books

BookThink reviews noted photographer Abelard Morell's a book of books, an extraordinary collection of photographs of books that will open your eyes to books as objects in ways you may have not thought possible.

Letters to the Editor
Playing the first edition game? Or not? Whether you're a passionate collector (or dealer) of first editions, somebody who would prefer the question didn't need to be asked, or occupy a space somewhere between, there's no shortage of disagreement on this issue. Two of our readers offer their perspectives.

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The Great Emerald - Ice Harvesting in the 19th Century
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