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The BookThinker Newsletter
ISSN 1547-9501

#13, 1 March 2004

BookThinker Update
8 March 2004>>>

Update Announcements
Meet Alison Lake, BookThink's new columnist, in today's issue. And don't forget to subscribe to the BookThinker newsletter before Premium Content begins on March 15. More details here.

Book History
Bookends and Beginnings

In her first Book History column for BookThink, Alison Lake looks at, of all things, the history of the bookend - a humble but vital servant of our books.

From the Editor
An important reminder: BookThink's Premium Content feature will begin with the March 15 newsletter and will be available only to email subscribers. More details are here.

Pain and Suffering
The Dark Side of Collecting
Understanding collector mentality is crucial in any attempt to move up the ladder in bookselling. The more you understand how collectors think, the better able you'll be to put yourself in their shoes and thereby spot collectible items, purchase them at the right price, and resell them for profit. But why are unpleasant memories sometimes a driving force for collectors? Today's feature article looks the dark side of collecting.

Bookselling in Greek
How to Paddle the Competition

Fraternity and sorority histories, manuals and related books and ephemera command strong prices from collectors. Tap into this hot niche market with BookThink's Greek flashpoints.

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Urban Fantasy
Worlds Within Worlds

What is it about the City that has sparked the imaginations of Science Fiction writers for decades? It may be more sinister than you think. Tim Doyle explores urban conflict in today's BookThinker Update.

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