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The BookThinker Newsletter
ISSN 1547-9501

#27, 20 September 2004

BookThink Update
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The Hugo Award
A Universe of Flashpoints
< Collecting Science Fiction

In our feature article today, Tim Doyle offers an interesting take on flashpoints - namely, using a list of Hugo Award winners (and nominees) as flashpoints. The potential profits are considerable.


From the Editor
When is the last time you posted a note in BookThink's forum? If it's been a while (or never), here are some good reasons you might want to visit soon.

Building a Bookselling Reference Library
Part II: Talking the Bookselling Talk

This is something you may not have heard before: the smaller your bookselling vocabulary is, the less successful you'll be as a bookseller - that is, the less money you'll make. Not so? Well, read today's feature article, and you may change your mind.



How To Write Effective Book Descriptions
If you dread writing book descriptions, here's some advice for making it as painless as possible and increasing your income while you do it.

BookThink's Gold Edition
Vintage Era Mass Market
Paperback Cover Art

How many paperbacks have you passed by at sales lately? 100ís? 1,000ís? If so, you may be passing up significant profits. Open up a new world of potential inventory today with BookThinkís analysis of MMP cover art. The very best flashpoints are here Ė 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.


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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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