Category: From the President

Greetings and inspiration from the current IOBA President

Books Are Still Alive and Well

In recent years, the online bookseller forums have been buzzing with the message that books are dead (or dying at least), that e-books will make printed books obsolete, and that no one is reading anyhow! Before giving in to the…

From the President

Traditionally, newly elected IOBA Presidents started out the year with a message to the members. I was going to do that in this issue, but instead, I wound up writing an article on collecting which I think will be a…

President’s Report

We live in interesting times. Each day the newspaper, television news anchors, and our own industry email lists are full of events that impact our industry, our income, and our lives. Our business world is changing so fast that trends…

From the President

Change, Challenge, and Response I had an article nearly finished for this edition of the Standard, and took the article to my “day job” today to finish the last ten percent. Today turned into an exercise in how to make smooth…

President’s Message

The election is over, and we’re heading into a new year with a something old and something new board of directors.  (If I could figure out how to fit something borrowed and something blue in there, this would all segue…

From the President

More Questions than Answers By: Julie Fauble President, IOBA URL: http://www.centurybooks.com I have more questions than answers these days. What will happen in this rapidly changing online used book market? How do I respond to these changes? What do I want…

2002 IOBA Election results

I am very pleased to announce the results of the election for the 2002 officers of the IOBA. Julie Fauble, who had previously been on the IOBA board and served as Treasurer of IOBA, was elected as president. Anne Poe…

Report from the President

It’s time for the Mid-Term report. Seven months ago the current board and officers took office, filled with enthusiasm, energy, and big ideas. How have we done so far? If this were a college course, our grade would probably be…