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The BookThinker Newsletter

ISSN 1547-9501

#42, 2 May 2005

BookThink Update
9 May 2005>>>




BookThink's Author Profiles
Celebrating the Book
An Interview with Nicholas Basbanes

If there were some of you who didn't know John Dunning from Adam before BookThink did a profile on him (and you subsequently devoured each of his books), I predict that the same thing may happen if you haven't read anything by the subject of this week's author profile - Nicholas Basbanes. Basbanes is, in every sense of the word, the book lover's champion. To date, he's published five bestselling books about books, and I haven't met one yet that wasn't delightful, elegantly written, and illuminating. He's recently put a sixth book to bed - Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World - and Pamela Palmer caught up with him recently to talk about this and other book matters.

Gold Edition #15
How to Buy Inventory Online
Part III: Miscellaneous eBay Search Techniques and Sniping

Having trouble finding good inventory on scouting trips? Maybe it's time you started shopping at the world's largest bookstore. Selection is unlimited, you can do it in the comfort of your home, and if you know where to look and how to shop, prices are right. Learn the secrets of buying online with BookThink's new Gold Edition series - "How to Buy Inventory Online." Part III, "Miscellaneous eBay Search Techniques and Sniping" is available for purchase now.



From the Editor
Important announcements for BookThinker readers.


A Bookseller's Guide to Sellathon
Part II: The Rest of the Story

Part II of BookThink's bookseller's guide to Sellathon appears today - and with it a number of suggestions for using it to increase your eBay profits. If you're committed to learning all you can bookselling, Sellathon is one of the best teachers.

Building A Book Website
Part I: Startup

Is there a website in your future? Catherine Petruccione begins a two-part series on building your own bookselling website. No doubt many booksellers contemplate doing this but put it off for various reasons ... cost, time and effort, etc. Catherine, however, has actually taken the plunge and details exactly how she did it. Surprisingly, thanks to many services that are now available to assist you in the process, it's not the Herculean task it once was.


50/50 Issue #2
Now Available

Issue #2 of 50/50, BookThink’s new market report, is now available for purchase. Published every other month, 50/50 lists and annotates in detail 50 books that typically sell for $50 and up online and - here's the best part - includes only those books that surface with some regularity at sales and other viable venues for purchasing inventory. In other words, this is information you can actually use and profit from often. Subscriptions are also available at the annual rate of $20. Payments may be made instantly or by mail. For details, click here.

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BookThink Update
25 April 2005>>>

Update Announcements

Collecting Science Fiction
An Introduction to Collecting and Selling Children's and Young Adult's Modern Science Fiction and Fantasy

BookThink Science Fiction Editor Tim Doyle appears today with an in-depth examination of collecting and selling children's and young adult's modern Science Fiction and Fantasy. If you think this isn't a seriously collected genre, I have two words for you: "Harry Potter." British publishers especially have been responsible for producing some intensely collectible titles, and Tim shares some useful strategies for getting into the market at the right time - and getting out with a bang.


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