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#63, 29 February 2006

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Collecting and Reselling Science Fiction and Fantasy Series
Part II: Modern Series
Collecting Science Fiction

Science Fiction editor Timothy Doyle takes up where he left off last month with bookseller friendly series novels, only this time it's modern series, and let me tell you, there are some 50/50 level suggestions in his article. Read it carefully.

Top 10 on eBay
January 2006

BookThink's Top Ten on eBay lists can be a useful tools for increasing your bookselling knowledge. eBay is often characterized as the cyber equivalent of the Wild West - a lawless environment where anything goes. But don't forget that there are highly competent booksellers doing business there as well who do play by some stiff rules, who do put together auctions that, if we study them over time, help us become better at what we do. Pamela Palmer makes it easy for you. See the January winners today.


Gold Edition #25
How To Become a Full-Time Bookseller
Part III: Starting and Maintaining a Scouting Book
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Important announcements for BookThinker readers.



Local Venues
A Brick and Mortar Alternative

Gold Edition subscribers will recall bookseller Bob Schilling's 2-part series on conservative Christian theology a few months ago. Good news - Bob is back today with some ideas for selling books locally to supplement an online business. This is an approach you might not have considered, and a local presence could also help you acquire quality inventory.

BookThink's Bookseller Profiles
Gail Rodgers

Long time BookThink forum contributor Gail Rodgers is here today as well. Some of you may already know that Gail has built a successful book and pattern business despite a disability that would slow many of us to a stop. I think you'll find this month's Bookseller Profile inspiring.

50/50 Issue #10
Now Available

Issue #10 of 50/50 is now available for purchase; it's a special issue on children's books. Subscribe today here.

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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.


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