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The BookThinker Newsletter
ISSN 1547-9501

#18, 10 May 2004

BookThinker Update
17 May 2004>>>

Hydra and the Second Labor of Hercules
The Importance of Timing in Bookselling

Books that were scarce a few years ago are now uncommon; books that were uncommon are now common; and books that were common are now selling on Amazon Marketplace for one red cent. If you think this trend is nearly over or even slowing down, think again. If you think certain classes of books are immune to this downward pressure, think at least twice again. There's trouble ahead for the bookseller who doesn't know what to sell and when to sell it. More details in today's BookThinker Update.



From the Editor
Updates on eBay category rollbacks, an interesting alternative venue, Premium Content and a new website feature.

AB Bookman Redux
A New Kid in Old Clothes
Given up for dead almost four years ago, the resurrection of AB Bookman is nearly complete. BookThinker interviews AB Bookman editor Rick Russell and partner Pete Thomas in today's BookThinker.

Slumming It In Bookland
Slumlord Profits on Time-Life Books

Time-Life Books, the bookselling equivalent of Reader's Digest Condensed Books? Not quite. $100's if not $1,000's of dollars in profits await the bookseller who knows which sets to buy and which to leave alone. We'll show you what's hot, what's warm, and what's not in BookThink's Premium Content. NOTE: Gold Edition replaced regular Premium Content on August 2, 2004. Learn how to subscribe.

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BookThinker Update
3 May 2004>>>

Living in Parallel
Alternative Universes in Science Fiction

Is the cat dead or alive? Or both? Tim Doyle explores the intriguing, if not mind blowing Many Worlds Theory in this month's Collecting Science Fiction.


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How to Identify Hot Niche Markets
The Holy Grail of Bookselling?

More than ever, success at bookselling will depend on your ability to raise your bookselling IQ - to become book-smart. If you aren't sure how to proceed, I urge you to read BookThinker's Premium Content in today's email newsletter. All BookThinker newsletters attempt to meet the need for pertinent knowledge, but this issue is particularly important because it details a simple, proven method for raising your bookselling IQ to a level that will almost guarantee success. NOTE: Gold Edition replaced regular Premium Content on August 2, 2004. Learn how to subscribe.

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