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The BookThinker Newsletter

ISSN 1547-9501

#60, 16 January 2006

BookThink Update
23 January 2006>>>

Important Announcement
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Update Announcements



Buying and Selling Children's Books
The Malt Shop Era

BookThink's Children's Books Editor Guusje Moore stops by today to explore the world of Malt Shop books. If you don't know what these are, you're in for a treat - and some sweet profits as well. There's nothing like nostalgia to pry open purses and wallets.

50/50 Issue #9
Now Available

Issue #9 of 50/50 is now available for purchase; it's a special issue on children's books. Subscribe today here.

From the Editor
Important announcements for BookThinker readers.


Cashing In On Altered Perceptions
in the "Book" Market
Why DVDs Work for Booksellers

As promised, more about bending your perceptions of what constitutes a book today and how important this can be to your bottom line - especially if you have aspirations to move to full-time bookselling. This time the "books" I'll be discussing are DVDs. There's one sector of the DVD market in particular that's red hot as we speak, and exploiting it for profit couldn't be simpler for booksellers.


On The Trail of the Torch Bearer
Part I: An Interview with Scot Kamins

Also today, BookThink's Media Editor Catherine Petruccione interviews Scot Kamins. Modern Library aficionados will recognize Scot as the creator and host of dogeared.com - a highly regarded online resource for Modern Library collecting. And fortunately it won't end with this. Next month look for an interview with Modern Library guru Harry Toledano.


Gold Edition #23
How To Become a Full-Time Bookseller
Part I: The Importance of Book Lots
Issue #23 of the Gold Edition is now available for purchase. This is Part I of a two-part series on How to Become a Full-Time Bookseller Purchase now.



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Previous BookThinker Update -

BookThink Update
9 January 2006>>>

Update Announcements

Letters To The Editor

Book Repair for BookThinkers
Prevention and Treatment of Mold and Mildew

BookThink's book repair expert Gail Altman returns today with a look at mold and mildew. This can be a bookseller's nightmare, and, as is true with so many other maladies, prevention is much easier to accomplish than a cure. Gail discusses both in detail.


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