Author: Jean McKenna

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. I’ve been looking for ways to supplement the low sales recently. Is there any market for book searches and if so, what kind of fees do you charge? What are the mechanics – i.e. collect fee up front or…

IOBA Q & A Column and an unanswered question

Q. Who knows where I can find a list of the countries that DO NOT accept global priority mail? I’m getting quite a few international orders these days and it’s always a moment of truth at the counter when I find…

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. This will probably strike the more technically hip out there as a dumb question, but what is a “cookie” in computer language? I talked to a guy who does tech support and he told me that one of the…

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. For books that you have already bought and looked up on the internet, what is your specific criteria (prices too low, too many copies already online) for not putting them online? Or do you put everything online? Jonathan Grobe…

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. I’ve got a book, printed in Switzerland in 1944, appears to be perfect bound, but with flimsy cardboard boards, no endpapers (not removed – they were never there). And it has a dustjacket. What do I call this binding?…

IOBA Q & A Column

I rented the movie, “We were Soldiers Once…and Young” and found it very well done. I highly recommend it. I then began a search through my boxes of books and found a copy of the book. I need some help…

Commonly Used Bookseller Abbreviations

The following list has been compiled to inform the newer bookseller/collector of the abbreviations that were commonly used in book ads and catalogs in the not-so-distant past, and to jog the memory of those of us who did use them.…

Frustrating Image Processing Roundtable

FRUSTRATING IMAGE PROCESSING Compiled and Edited by Jean McKenna In the past I have used a scanner (inexpensive $100.00 scanner) to upload Pictures to eBay, and a web site. I found it slow and cumbersome, but adequate for what I…

IOBA Q & A Column

IOBA Q & A By Jean McKenna Q. Is there such a thing as a computer dictionary? I can’t possibly be alone in that I am very proficient at most of the programs that relate to what I’m doing at…