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The BookThinker Newsletter

ISSN 1547-9501

#69, 22 May 2006

BookThink Update
29 May 2006>>>

Update Announcements


BookThink's NewsFlash
BookThink's NewsFlash is a new column by Terra-Leigh Baghurst. She's going after the best on book news - sometimes the news will be timely and major. At other times, it will be less timely but important or intriguing enough to merit exposure. If you're a bookseller with a hot item that others need to know, Terra-Leigh is the one to email.


Buying and Selling Magic Books
Part I: The High End

History Editor Bill Klimon begins a two-part magic show today - well, almost. What he will do is show you much about magic books that you didn't know. Part I focuses on the high end of the market and details important references for collectors and dealers engaged in this specialty.


50/50 Issue #13
Now Available

Issue #13 of 50/50 is now available for purchase; its focus is "Homeschoolers and Teachers" Subscribe today here.

From the Editor
Important announcements for BookThinker readers.

BookThink's Author Profiles
Storytelling is Alive and Well
A Conversation with Nick Arvin

Ordinarily, we don't expect our best writers to emerge from Engineering Hall, nor do we expect a truly good war novel to be written by somebody who has never fought in one. (Does Stephen Crane come to mind?) Well, in author Nick Arvin, we have unexpected times two. Arvin began his working life as an engineer and recently published a critically acclaimed novel about World War II - Articles of War - without having fired a single shot. Media Editor Cathy Petruccione spoke with Arvin recently, and the result is an intriguing look at how he pulled this off.

Book Repair for BookThinkers
How to Remove Odors From Books

There's no question that the most commonly asked book repair question is (in one form or another), "How do I remove odors from books?" Book Repair Editor Gail Altman tackles this question today, and you'll find her solution both simple and friendly to your pocketbooks.


Gold Edition #27
How To Become a Full-Time Bookseller
Part V: Evaluating Book Collections for Purchase and Negotiating a Deal
Issue #27 of the Gold Edition is now available for purchase. This is Part V of a five-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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BookThink Update
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BookThink's Ten Most Common Myths About Book Values
Or, How to Win an Argument with a Misguided Seller

An excerpt from May's Gold Edition appears today, probably the first one ever in the BookThinker. This isn't to give you non-subscriber's a peek at what we do; rather, it's to offer some general information on book values that may be helpful to keep in mind when you run into somebody who thinks their books are worth more than you're willing to pay for them.

Collecting The First Edition Library
Frightening Fascimiles

The First Edition Library is one of the more remarkable publishing phenomena to surface in recent years. Contrary to what one might assume from the name, FELs aren't first editions at all but unusually faithful facsimiles of original first editions of notable books. The good news for booksellers is that FELs are both relatively common and enthusiastically collected, and in today's BookThinker, Stan Shelley will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about them.


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