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The BookThinker Newsletter

ISSN 1547-9501

#67, 24 April 2006

BookThink Update
17 April 2006>>>

Update Announcements



Buying and Selling Children's Books
Come with Me to the Days of Yesteryear ...

Historical fiction, as many of you know, has been one of the more productive genres for booksellers in recent years, and this is especially true of children's books. Children's Books Editor Guusje Moore takes you back in time today to dig for bookselling gold.


BookThink's eBay Top 10
March 2006

Some interesting items appear in Pamela Palmer's Top Ten on eBay, and for the first time since we've been doing this the Yankees beat the Brits - barely - 11 books to 9. Nice to have some of that money staying on this side of the pond! And if you don't know who Ed Ruscha is, read today's Update Announcements.


50/50 Issue #12
Now Available

Issue #12 of 50/50 is now available for purchase; its focus is "Dresses, Dolls and Dogs!" Subscribe today here.

From the Editor
Important announcements for BookThinker readers.

Building Your Bookselling Vocabulary
The Fast Track to Success

How is your bookselling vocabulary coming? Expanding as we speak? If it isn't, you may be costing yourself big bucks. See why in today's feature article, "Building Your Bookselling Vocabulary: The Fast Track to Success."

BookThink is Growing, Growing, Growing

Also, in case you haven't noticed, BookThink just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This is good news in one sense; in another, it's created some problems that we need to address. I'm hoping some of you can help. See my article, "Help!" for details.


Gold Edition #26
How To Become a Full-Time Bookseller
Part IV: Inventory Outside the Box
Issue #26 of the Gold Edition is now available for purchase. This is Part IV of a four-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.



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Buying and Selling Paperback Fiction
Mystery 101: Part I

Having recently dispatched with a two-part series on Romance fiction, Teresa Kopec launches her second series in today's BookThinker - this time on Mystery fiction. Part I examines the origin of the genre and some of the early masters and, along the way, Teresa suggests strategies for making those all important bookselling bucks.



Book Repair for BookThinkers
How to Restore Gilt

One of the more common faults encountered on vintage and antiquarian books is gilt damage, whether it's chipping, fading or rub out. It's a surprisingly easy repair, however, and Book Repair editor Gail Altman discusses two techniques today.


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