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#62, 13 February 2006

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Ten Ways to Jump Start
Your Bookselling Business
In the Dead of Winter

Ok, so it's winter and your best bookselling months are behind you. Or are they? Just because somebody else's sales are slumping doesn't mean yours have to. In our feature article today, I list ten hot suggestions for warming things up fast.


Buying and Selling Children's Books
The Career Romance Novel

Also, Children's Books Editor Guusje Moore has, as usual, some profit-making advice for booksellers. Today she discusses another sub-genre - the career romance novel. As those of you who subscribe to 50/50 know, some of these can bring eye-popping prices.


From the Editor
Important announcements for BookThinker readers.



On the Trail of the Torch Bearer
Part II:
An Interview with Henry Toledano

Another look at the Modern Library this week, this time an intriguing Catherine Petruccione interview with ML guru Henry Toledano. Henry talks about China, the present state of bookselling - and of course (at length) about collecting and selling ML titles.

Book Repair for BookThinkers
Drying Wet Books, Repairing Bumped Corners, Cleaning Covers and Removing Labels

Also on board is a guru in her own right - Book Repair Editor Gail Altman. Today, in Book Repair for BookThinkers, she'll explain how to dry wet books, repair bumped and exposed corners, clean covers and remove labels - all things we can do with minimal expense to improve our biblio-problem-children.



Gold Edition #24
How To Become a Full-Time Bookseller
Part II: Strategies for Grouping Books into Lots
Issue #24 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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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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Collecting Science Fiction
Collecting and Reselling Science Fiction and Fantasy Series Novels
Part I: Vintage Series

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.

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