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
Call for replacement
When the fall, 2003 issue goes live some time in November, I’ll have been editor for 2-1/2 years and will have put out 10 issues of The IOBA Standard.
It has been great fun, and I’ve enjoyed very much helping it grow and watching it take on a life of its own. I hope it has been something good for the book world, and that it has helped educate and entertain.
But…that fall, 2003 issue will be my last as editor. To keep The IOBA Standard fresh, improving and growing in new directions, a new brain with unimagined-by-me ideas will be needed.
IOBA is, of course, an excellent “parent” for the newsletter and a wonderful and needed organization for the book world. I will remain an IOBA member—I fully believe in and support the organization. Deanna Ramsay is without peer—she is a computer guru deluxe, and there could be no one better for The Standard’s editor to work with. Routines have been set up, and more are on the way to make the editor’s life easier.
I’m hoping that among you readers there is an editor lurking, just waiting to take over The Standard and build it in exciting new ways. I’d love to slowly phase myself out over the next two 2003 issues with your help so that there would be a smooth transition in 2004 (first 2004 issue due in February).
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or contact Julie Fauble, IOBA’s president, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deanna Ramsay, IOBA’s webmaster, email@example.com, if you’re interested in the job so we can talk about it.
I can assure you that you’d enjoy it. Maybe I’m prejudiced, but I think you’d be doing something good for your fellow book people.
Shirley Bryant, Editor
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