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The BookThinker Newsletter
ISSN 1547-9501

#14, 15 March 2004

BookThinker Update
22 March 2004>>>

By Any Other Name
How to Profit from Pseudonyms

Did Shakespeare get it right when he wrote "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"? Not when it comes to pseudonyms. Find a book by a well-known author written under an obscure pseudonym and things may smell much, much sweeter. More details in today's BookThinker Update.


From the Editor
To win at bookselling you have to put yourself in a position to win. Seems obvious, doesn't it? Well, yes, but sometimes the most obvious keys to success are things we overlook. How many of you are overlooking this one?

The Stillness Of Trout
How to Shop FOL Sales
Shopping for books at Friends of the Library sales may be more like trout fishing than you think - or, rather, angling. In the Complete Angler, Izaak Walton wrote, "God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling," and this has WHAT to do with FOL sales? Find out here.

A Matter of Pride
What's Hot and What's Not in Greek Books

BookThink's Premium Content begins today with an analysis of classic fraternity mentality and the impact this has on related books and memorabilia. Also included - a list of Greek flashpoints. NOTE: Gold Edition replaced regular Premium Content on August 2, 2004. Learn how to subscribe.

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Update Announcements
Meet Alison Lake, BookThink's new columnist, in today's issue.

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.

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