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#105, 8 October 2007

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The Empirical Bookman
A Response: To Set a Book in Stone ...

Last week I received an email from one of our subscribers who had read the article but didn't know where to start. It was one thing to explain how to find these books - he got that part - another altogether to know specifically what to look for. He'd never seen a $1,000 book, let alone a $500 book. Jaime, of course, was the person to answer his question, so I forwarded the email to him, little expecting that the breadth and depth of his reply would rise to the level of an article. That it did, however, is much to our advantage, and I'm pleased to share it with you today.

Top 10 on eBay
July 2007

Also, since we're looking at high dollar books, I thought it appropriate to include Pamela Palmer's latest Top 10 on eBay, where $1,000 and up books are the order of the day. And those pesky NARUs, as Pam explains, are still afoot: "How many NARUs can fit on the fiction and non-fiction top 10 lists? The answer in July was 25% with the non-fiction category leading by one. This month, we'll take a closer look at the related characteristics."


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First Edition Points
Dust Jackets and The Hunt for Red October

First up today's issue is Thomas Lee. Tom's topics are: issue points for dust jackets, how first issue dust jackets impact value, and specific dust jacket issue points for Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October - one of the more intensely collected hypermoderns out there.

Selling on Amazon
New Tricks for Finding Scarce Books

Next is BookThink's Amazon guru Steve Weber - today with a trick up his sleeve. If you're like me, this is something that simply never occurred to you before. It could, however, put you on the path to finding valuable books that you previously wouldn't have bothered with.



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The Empirical Bookman
The Hunt Redux: Ode to a Golden Age ...

Point counterpoint today, but it's all gold. First up is our Empirical Bookman, Jaime Frontero, presenting three gold nuggets of bookselling wisdom and an interesting caveat on the "hot book." As always, Jaime should be read carefully - so don't rush through this - and keep it to refer back to.

UK Bookselling
Worth Its Weight in Gold
G.P. Taylor's Mariah Mundi

Second, UK Editor Claire Maine returns with another analysis of - what else? - a "hot book," this time G.P. Taylor's Mariah Mundi, a gripping adventure that includes a magic casket capable of turning anything into gold. And there's some potential gold awaiting booksellers who pay heed to Claire's investment advice.

UK Bookselling
An Interview with G.P Taylor

Claire also had the distinct privilege of interviewing the author, who is presently on tour, and the result appears today as well.


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