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  • Considerable Tips to Reach Greater Success with your Travel Blog

    Sat, 31 Mar 2018 02:25:41 Permalink
    Most of the individuals love travelling around the city, state or also the country to get more information about the different places and enjoy the experience of the different culture. Some of them would also like to go from one country to another country to know different languages, different culture, different people and everything you […] Read More
  • Types of Travelling

    Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:32:09 Permalink
    Travelling, I think that one of the best parts about travel is experiencing a little bit of everything. Each time we travel we redefine our definition of what memories do we get back with us, and redefining ourselves. So here we discuss types of traveling, for the versatile traveler. It’s never too late to tick […] Read More
  • Become a Professional Travel Blogger and Succeed in this Business Niche

    Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:25:32 Permalink
    Many people around the world love to travel many places and they check the travel blog about the place, accommodation, foods and attractive places before they starting their trip. When you decided to start a blog, then you need follow some guidelines for improving the overall travel blog updates. Before that you need to go […] Read More
  • A useful guide to start a travel blog

    Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:45:48 Permalink
    Nowadays, the blogging is one of the most famous hobbies for many people. Most of the bloggers use their blogs to convey as well as share their own stories and experiences. Some others can also sign up for the blog websites in order to earn more money. Usually, the travel bloggers can share their travel […] Read More
  • Spiritual Trips and Long Stay Trips

    Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:50:28 Permalink
    India’s rich culture and traditions set it apart from rest of the world, rich in holy places, traditions and rituals offer much for those seeking knowledge and awareness. India is the homestead of numerous gods, a plenty of festivities and peculiar rituals and rites. India is also the land of several ancient life-giving practices like […] Read More
  • Best Road Trips In India That You Must Take Once In A Lifetime

    Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:46:07 Permalink
    Road trips are the best thing happens in everyone’s life. Either it may be a weekend trip or a long trip. Let it be a solo trip or a trip with friends road journeys always fun, entertaining and memorable. So here we discuss some of the best Road trips in India should take once in […] Read More
  • Types of Travelling

    Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:32:09 Permalink
    Travelling, I think that one of the best parts about travel is experiencing a little bit of everything. Each time we travel we redefine our definition of what memories do we get back with us, and redefining ourselves. So here we discuss types of traveling, for the versatile traveler. It’s never too late to tick […] Read More
  • Travel Blog

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:52:01 Permalink
    Travelling is one of the major part in our life, either it may be a business travel or leisure travel, or a spiritual travel, everything has it’s own identity to travel. With stunning beaches, a rich culture, ancient heritage buildings and majestic temples, India is an enthralling country to visit. Travelers to the country do benefit from a […] Read More
  • Love Travelling Alone?

    Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:52:01 Permalink
    Travelling is one of the major parts of our life, either it may be a business travel or leisure travel, or a spiritual travel, everything has it’s own identity to travel. With stunning beaches, a rich culture, ancient heritage buildings and majestic temples, India is an enthralling country to visit. Travelers to the country to benefit from a […] Read More
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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:47:59 Permalink
    Our #1 Best-Selling Drone--Meet the Dark Night of the Sky! Read More
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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:36 Permalink
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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:32:33 Permalink
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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:45:36 Permalink
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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:00:24 Permalink
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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:49:52 Permalink
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    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:40:00 Permalink
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    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:00:14 Permalink
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  • We Regret to Inform You that We Cannot Fund Your Early Retirement

    Sat, 28 Dec 2013 03:02:06 Permalink
    A Brief Note on the Value of Most Modern First EditionsOne common misconception about books is that "First Editions" always have inherent value.  The vast majority of book collectors are usually looking to acquire the true 1st Printing of the First Edition, but for many popular authors (i.e. John Grisham, Tom Clancy) the first printings of the majority of their titles were published in such large numbers that the books aren't scarce enough to have significant collectible value.  The exception to this rule will typically involve the author's first book or two, which were usually published before they had a Read More
  • We Regret to Inform You that We Cannot Fund Your Early Retirement

    Sat, 28 Dec 2013 02:54:41 Permalink
    A Brief Note on the Value of Most Modern First EditionsOne common misconception about books is that "First Editions" always have inherent value.  The vast majority of book collectors are usually looking to acquire the true 1st Printing of the First Edition, but for many popular authors (i.e. John Grisham, Tom Clancy) the first printings of the majority of their titles were published in such large numbers that the books aren't scarce enough to have significant collectible value.  The exception to this rule will typically involve the author's first book or two, which were usually published before they had a Read More
  • Veterans Day

    Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:15:54 Permalink
    One Reason I Started Selling Books Online Is there anybody you would like to thank for their service to our country today? I am grateful for the military service of my father, brother, big sister, brother-in-law and future brother-in-law. I am also grateful to my mother for putting up with all of us kids during our seemingly endless series of moves and relocations. One of the reasons I got started in the book business was because my mother had me sell some of my dad's old books that he kept hauling around to each new house. I think I may Read More
  • Rare Books Roadshow Coming to Manhattan This Sunday

    Fri, 17 May 2013 06:29:47 Permalink
    Would you like to learn how to spot rare and valuable books? This Sunday at 2:00pm I will be giving a presentation at the Manhattan Public Library (629 Poyntz Avenue / Manhattan, Kansas 66502 / 785-776-4741) with advice on how to evaluate books, along with stories of treasures I've found through the years.  Friends of the Manhattan Public Library and patrons are encouraged to bring a book or two to share! http://www.manhattan.lib.ks.us/ A copy of Robert Frost's "West-Running Brook" with a handwritten version of "Sand Dunes" written by Frost on the half-title page.  I found this beauty in the contents Read More
  • 10 Action Steps You Can Take When Online Bookselling Sales are Slow or Stagnant

    Wed, 01 May 2013 01:48:16 Permalink
     Here is a list of ten practical things I have done during periods of slow or stagnant sales.  I do realize that they aren't for everybody, and that the idea of haggling on Ebay can be a controversial topic among the IOBA membership, not to mention even listing on Amazon in any way, shape or form.  Also, some of these tips might not be as practical for those with brick and mortar shops, and are more geared towards the online bookseller. 1.  I added the "Best Offer" feature to my Ebay Store items.  Whenever I receive a reasonable offer, I Read More
  • Hitting the Jackpot...Three Times in One Week!

    Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:11:46 Permalink
    Earlier this week, I made my best sale to date as an antiquarian bookseller- four books signed by Laura Ingalls Wilder (including Little House on the Prairie), which I had only just listed for sale at the beginning of March. I felt like their sale was some kind of karmic justice, as I had devoted the past two weeks of my life to volunteering to organize and run the semi-annual booksale fundraiser for the Friends of the Wichita Public Library, and had little time for any kind of other work or cataloging around the office.  My sore back was still Read More
  • A Rare Find- The Father of Stephen Crane's First Book

    Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:05:39 Permalink
    The Right Way, or, Practical Lectures on the Decalogue by Jonathan Townley Crane It's always interesting to discover books when you weren't even aware of their existence, even after over ten years as a professional bookseller.  Vintage religious texts are a dime a dozen, and 99% of the time, are not worth much more than their sentimental or decorative value. I recently discovered a volume that appeared to be scarce after conducting several searches via Abebooks, Bookfinder and Amazon, and obtaining zero results.  After more in depth research, I discovered this mid-19th century text was written by the father of Read More
  • Flashpoint: Paul Harvey

    Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:12:25 Permalink
    Here is a quick flashpoint that I expect to have a relatively short shelf-life.After an uninspiring slew of Super Bowl commercials, Dodge brought us the "God Made a Farmer" commercial featuring the voice of Paul Harvey, and sales of his out-of-print books (most available in no short supply) skyrocketed.  Okay, maybe skyrocketed isn't the right word, but most titles are an easy $30-50 a pop.  I was lucky enough to find several copies of several different titles, all of which sold quickly.  Pick them up in any binding and just about any condition.Here are a few examples: Read More
  • Gold for Online Booksellers: The Poem of the Man God - 5 Volume Set

    Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:33:51 Permalink
     Maria Valtorta's The Poem of the Man-God The Poem of the Man God is a five volume set of books (in seven parts) measuring approximately five thousand pages on the life of Jesus Christ written by the Italian mystic Maria Valtorta. The book was originally published in Italian in 1956 and has since been translated into many other languages.  It is based on over 15,000 handwritten pages written by the author between 1943 and 1947.  During these years she reported having visions of Jesus and Mary and claimed personal conversations with and dictations from Jesus. Over time, this set has Read More
  • Check Your Shelves for Evelyn Waugh's "Sword of Honour" Trilogy

    Thu, 13 Dec 2012 03:30:33 Permalink
    A quick post for bricks and mortar bookshop owners, booksellers, bookscouts and book collectors alike- take a quick look on your shelves to see if you might have a copy of the 1994 Everyman's Library edition of Evelyn Waugh's "Sword of Honour" trilogy lying around collecting dust.   I recently listed a copy (sans dust jacket) for over $100.  I get the feeling that this is one of those temporary market spikes where copies have become relatively scarce and in high demand (273K sales rank on Amazon) around the Holidays, and it will most likely return to more realistic prices Read More
  • Check Your Shelves for Evelyn Waugh's "Sword of Honour" Trilogy

    Thu, 13 Dec 2012 03:30:19 Permalink
    A quick post for bricks and mortar bookshop owners, booksellers, bookscouts and book collectors alike- take a quick look on your shelves to see if you might have a copy of the 1994 Everyman's Library edition of Evelyn Waugh's "Sword of Honour" trilogy lying around collecting dust.   I recently listed a copy (sans dust jacket) for over $100.  I get the feeling that this is one of those temporary market spikes where copies have become relatively scarce and in high demand (273K sales rank on Amazon) around the Holidays, and it will most likely return to more realistic prices Read More
  • Five Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Bibliophile in Your Life

    Thu, 06 Dec 2012 03:11:35 Permalink
    5.  T-Shirts for Book Nerds My two favorite places to buy book related clothing are Buy Olympia and Out-of-Print clothing. My personal favorites are the Forest Green "Reading is Sexy" hoodie in XL, which is a cozy number.  The Out-of-Print tees feature classic dust jacket art and designs, and are also printed on high quality shirts that are very soft and wearable.  I order these for myself in an XL, as they tend to run a bit smaller than some other tees. At the risk of being shunned and ostracized by some of my male friends, I've created a Pinterest Read More
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