Summer 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 2) Table of Contents
- From the editor
- ISBN Lookup – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Different Times, Different Climes, Different Crimes!
- BookWriter Web for HomeBase Interview with Tom Sawyer
- Anti-War Book Collecting
- The myth of the book
- On Collecting (and selling) Books on Bullfighting
- Booksellers, the First Amendment and Customer Privacy
- Closing one store, opening another
- Early Dressage Literature to 1800
- Patriot Act
- George Alfred Henty, 1832 – 1902, History Teacher?
- Neglected Americana: The Woman’s Rights Movement
- How, when and why to write a press release and what to expect if you do
- Rest Breaks, Exercises Prevent Computer Ailments
- Mission Hills, CA Paperback Show Continues To Grow
- IOBA Q & A Column
- The Arizona Book Festival – April 5th, 2003
- Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL Antiquarian Book Fair
- The Neutrino Effect by Michael E. Kirshteyn
- The Carriage House Antiquarian Book Fair, New York City
- Jury Renders Favorable Verdict On Left Coast Crime Convention
- Was Sirhan Sirhan a Programmed Assassin?
- Is Reading Dead? Not for 150,000 Who Thronged the L.A. Times Festival of Books!
- Out-of-Print & Antiquarian Book Market Seminar
- Jack Jacobs and the Doomsday Time Machine
- Extra services propel ChooseBooks.com
- Book dealer software – a progress report from ammonet.
- The BookCellar.com Announcement
- Remembering Alyce Cresap
- Abooksearch.com now offers three free months
- Hard copy publications still have a niche
By: Kate Lindemann
ChooseBooks.com focuses on creating “added value”. The company provides extra services while their listing book sellers offer inventory at the same competitive prices as on other sites. The site’s added value focus is attracting both buyers and sellers. Hundreds of booksellers have registered and uploaded inventory. Orders are increasing and more buyers are registering accounts.
In December, ChooseBooks.com announced preferred customer status and a frequent buyer program for any buyer who registers “so we have a place to put their book buying points.” Last month we began giving away free bookmarks through our Resources page.
Now Choosebooks.com announces a joint venture with IOBA. A search engine on IOBA’s web site will search the inventory of all IOBA members who list with ChooseBooks.com. Deanna Ramsay is integrating the ChooseBooks.com search engine form with the IOBA site.
Ramsay said, “ChooseBooks has been, as usual, a pleasure to work with. They’ve provided every option we’ve asked for, suggested a few extras, and have really bent over backwards to set up this search option for IOBA members.” Ramsay hopes to have the search working in a few weeks but said that unforeseen technical problems could make it as much as eight weeks before everything is running smoothly.
ChooseBooks.com has created an “added value” niche. Their theme of “many extra services for the same competitive book prices as other sites” offers a real choice in the on-line book market.
To check out ChooseBooks.com, go to: http://www.choosebooks.com . Buyers who register will automatically be enrolled in the site’s frequent buyer program and will earn points for every dollar spent on books.
Check out the Independent Online Booksellers Association Website