Fall 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 3) Table of Contents
- Call for Replacement Cancelled!! New editor on the way
- New Orleans Mysteries Are Music to My Ears!
- Trussell’s Books and Book Collecting Site, and EcletiCity
- Penny selling
- The New Three Rs: Readin’, Ritin’ & Rote
- Book Cover Designs From A Century Ago Inspire A New Line of Personalized Bookplates
- Using online-offerings by antiquarian booksellers in the library
- Addiction or?
- Sort, Throw, Save, Publish?
- Family Ephemera
- Bookselling – Past And Present, On and Off Line
- Nevermore – How it Started
- The Return of AB Bookman
- The Supreme Court Upholds the Children’s Internet Protection Act
- Neither a Collector Nor a Saver Be
- Global Book Town, and Ken’s Book Rack
- Ephemeral Assays-Paper Rooseveltiana
- Reading and collecting Science Fiction Books in the GDR – A personal view
- Book Review: Prelude To Tragedy – Vietnam: 1960-65
- Palm Leaf Books
- BookExpo America Draws Excellent Crowds in L.A., Wows Your IOBA Reporter
- Bar codes in the Used-Book Business
- Printer’s Row- Always An Adventure!
- Cooperstown NY Antiquarian Book Fair, June 28th
- Gold Rush Book Fair, held May 17, 2003
- San Diego 15th Annual Open Air Book Fair
- The Classiest Book Fair in the Midwest
- So you want to be a bookseller?
- Midwest Bookhunter’s Spring Book Fair
- IOBA Q & A Column
- Book Seminars and Book Towns
- 2003 DIY Book Festival Open To Independent Publishers, Authors
- Enjoy Cable-Free Net Access With Wi-Fi Mobile Technology
- Proposed Reference Book Workshop, Fall 2003
- Bibliology, and other smaller book databases
- 2003 Macavity Award Nominees Named
- Deanna Ramsey : Hosting & Site Design for Booksellers
- Early Registrants Get Perks at Left Coast Crime 2004
- Book review: Judgement by Wade Hunter
- Book review: Department Thirty by David Kent
- ChooseBooks.com has been busy adding new services this summer
- BiblioDirect has a new look!
- A Last Minute Rant From The Editor (no editor’s notes this issue)
Editor’s Note: I’ve asked Deanna to provide us with a list of the services she provides since some of us are techno dummies and Deanna is, of course, a bookseller as well as a computer guru and understands our needs extremely well.
Web site design:
Shopping cart setup
- searchable MySQL database
- secure ordering
- customizable, and can be integrated into your current site design
- creates separate static html pages for each item in database
- auction payment page
- allows multiple payment methods (including PayPal)
- accepts tab-delimited data uploads (add, delete, or purge)
- does not currently accept UIEE (though that will be coming soon)
- discount coupons
- bestseller list
- optional thumbnail photo with each listing, links to larger image
- can be installed on any host which has the necessary features (MySQL, Perl, etc.)
Lots of features at reasonable cost.
All my hosting fees are listed here: Hosting Fees
Bw Web Setups:
I will set up BwWeb templates and INI files which can be sent by email and installed locally. All you would need to do at that point is hit the start button to make the pages, then upload them to your site. $50 per setup. The initial page upload, Google submission, and a simple front page is included.
In addition, I can set up Froogle upload files for you, using Bw Web.
Will do weekly uploads of BwWeb pages. $50/month (up to 25,000 records – higher if more). Can also handle regular Froogle uploads if desired.
Help with search engine optimization, image optimization, html coding, website critiques, and miscellaneous other technical questions. An hour a month is included in any of my hosting packages.
Other stuff I do:
IOBA Webmaster (including setup of this newsletter)
BooksCanada Mailing List owner
Host of Bibliophile and various other book-related email lists
Now and then I try to sell a book
And when I’m not working, I’m out riding my horse…
Check out the Independent Online Booksellers Association Website