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The BookThinker Newsletter
ISSN 1547-9501

#26, 6 September 2004


Misnamed Books
An Interview with Allen and Pat Ahearn

Allen and Pat Ahearn's Collected Books: The Guide to Values is one of the most useful first edition identification guides available to booksellers and collectors. The Ahearns are longtime booksellers (and collectors) themselves and have devoted decades to researching the information contained in the guide. BookThink interviews the Ahearns in today's newsletter.




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Vintage Era Mass Market
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How many paperbacks have you passed by at sales lately? 100’s? 1,000’s? If so, you may be passing up significant profits. Open up a new world of potential inventory today with BookThink’s analysis of MMP cover art. The very best flashpoints are here – lists of collectible cover art topics, collectible cover artists and collectible publishers - and a bonus list of 12 instantly profitable things to look for on sales trips. Purchase this issue today or subscribe to BookThink's Gold Edition for monthly insider information for booksellers. Click here for complete information.

From the Editor

A Study of Dorothy L. Sayers
Contributing Editor Pamela Palmer makes her second appearance today in Collecting Mystery & Detective Fiction with a look at renowned mystery writer Dorothy Sayers.


First Editions
A Primer

BookTopics makes a second appearance as well. This time it's first edition identification, and we've gathered together the many BookThinker articles that pertain to this topic and planted them in one place.

Previous BookThinker Update -
BookThink 1st Anniversary Update
1 September 2004>>>

1 Year Anniversary
Today, September 1, is BookThink's 1 year anniversary. To mark the occasion we're launching a new book links page. All links are up to date and will be monitored and added to regularly.

BookThinker Update
30 August 2004>>>

A Bookseller's Guide to Using the Internet
Pricing Inventory
Part I - Where to Search for Comps

A multi-part series, BookThink's Bookseller's Guide to Using the Internet, begins in today's BookThinker with an analysis of the best online resources for pricing inventory.

BookThinker Update
23 August 2004>>>

Collecting the Collector
The SF Short Story Anthologies
of Groff Conklin

It might not occur to us that "anthology" would be a BookThink flashpoint. After all, anthologies are simply reprinted stories, articles or essays, and what's the likelihood of a collector placing value on reprints? In today's BookThinker Update, Tim Doyle shows how special circumstances surrounding the emergence of the Science Fiction genre in the first half of the 20th century have conspired, oddly enough, to make some SF anthologies decidedly collectible. Groff Conklin, a particularly notable SF anthologist, is profiled in Collecting Science Fiction.

An Interview with Bud Webster
Author of 41 Above the Rest: An Index and Checklist for the Anthologies of Groff Conklin

Collectors of Groff Conklin are looking forward to the imminent publication of SF author Bud Webster's Conklin bibliography - 41 Above the Rest: An Index and Checklist for the Anthologies of Groff Conklin. Tim Doyle interviews Webster in today's newsletter.

A Bibliographer's Job Is Never Done
BookThink's Tim Doyle and SF author Bud Webster did some interesting sleuthing this week. Find out what the mystery was and how it was solved in today's BookThinker Update.


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