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IOBA Works for Booksellers

The Independent Online Booksellers Association  is an international trade organization for internet booksellers. We offer opportunities for continuing education, and provide a forum to network with colleagues and discuss issues that affect us all, worldwide.  When you join IOBA, you are strengthening the ranks of a trade association that preserves traditional bookselling standards and traditions while embracing new technologies.

IOBA Works for Book Buyers

When you order a book from an IOBA member, you will be assured of a professional transaction. All members strive to ensure your satisfaction through adherence to our Code of Ethics, and by following the practices of our Book Buyer’s Bill of Rights. IOBA also now offers a scholarship for book collectors, the first of its kind.

The Standard:

The Journal of the IOBA

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George R R Martin warned us that Winter Is Coming! But I say Spring is Coming – the Spring 2016 Issue of The Standard, that is.

Tim Doyle, Editor of The Standard writes:

One month ago, incoming IOBA President Joan White approached me about taking over as Editor, and re-booting The Standard after a lengthy hiatus. One month later, and the first installment in the new Standard is available.

This Spring 2016 issue includes a piece from incoming IOBA President Joan White, of White Unicorn Books, in which she lays out her short and long term vision for IOBA. Rachel Jagareski of Old Saratoga Books contributes a nice article on book blogging titled “Don’t Do What I Do”. I wax somewhat philosophical on “Serendipity in Bookselling”, and on the same topic we reprint an article from July 2008 by Joe Perlman, of Mostly Useful Fiction, titled “Embracing the Unexpected”. And finally I introduce a new column titled Bibliofile, which will present links to bits and pieces from around the world related to the love of books.

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The Flyleaf:

The IOBA Monthly Newsletter

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This month we get a brief introduction to the Roman Servile Wars and meet the gladiator Spartacus who, with a small group of escaped gladiators, led the third and final Servile War. The last Servile War encompassed more than 120,000 men, women, and children and, in the long run, paved the way for the downfall of the Roman Republic.

The August newsletter covers Ancient Rome – and as always – the varied way that the subject is covered in print. Click here to look at the latest issue (opens in new window).