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#61, 30 January 2006

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6 February 2006>>>

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Collecting and Reselling Science Fiction and Fantasy Series Novels
Part I: Vintage Series
Collecting Science Fiction

In keeping with our recent theme, BookThink's Science Fiction Editor Timothy Doyle looks at book lots this month and next in a two-part series: "Collecting and Reselling Science Fiction and Fantasy Series Novels." Today's article focuses on vintage series.

Collecting and Selling Paperback Fiction
Romance 101
Part I

Teresa Kopec, BookThink's new paperback fiction columnist, also begins a two-part primer on romance novels and will conclude next month with some money-making tips for this genre, some of which will include using the familiar book-lots approach.


From the Editor
Important announcements for BookThinker readers.



BookThink's Top 10 on eBay
December 2005

Another Top 10 on eBay starts things off this week, and if you haven't been seeing patterns in these reports yet, you haven't been paying attention. Author J.K. Rowling surfaces once again, as does Philip Pullman, and there's no shortage of AA big books.

Selling Textbooks
A BookThink Primer
The Bread and Bane of Bookselling

At BookThink we devote a lot of time and effort to discussing the "what" of bookselling - namely, what books to sell. More than anything else, your inventory is what will make you or break you as a bookseller. However, there's also a "how" that matters too, and in some circumstances it matters so much that it can also make or break you. Consider textbooks. I think most of us recognize only too well that there are selling problems peculiar to textbooks that don't plague other kinds of books. Perhaps these problems, all of which are endlessly (and sometimes heatedly) discussed on book forums, dissuade you from selling them yourself. If so, it's a shame because many resalable textbooks are both relatively easy to find and potentially very profitable. Which brings me to Teresa Kopec. Teresa, a regular textbook seller herself, has put together a set of guidelines that, if followed, would head off most if not all of the problems that typically arise. We've titled this "A Primer for Textbooks," and I think you'll agree that it's a keeper.





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.

BookThink Consulting - Phase I
BookThink's eBay Critique

NEW! Are your eBay auction presentations lacking that certain something? Are you frustrated with listing high quality items again and again and not getting top prices for them? If so, BookThink's new consulting service, eBay Critique, may be the answer. eBay Critique consists of two elements - one, a detailed analysis of your existing eBay auctions identifying specific problem areas; and two, suggestions for improvements. Primary areas of concern include image quality, presentation layout and textual content. Read our FAQ for more details and get started today.



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.

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23 January 2006>>>

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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.

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