Category: Interview

Interviews with persons about themselves and their passions

An Interview with Vic Zoschak of Tavistock Books

  -Tell us a little about yourself. Bookselling is my second career. As a ’74 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, I spent the first 23 years of my professional life as a “Coastie.” In the mid-80s, I discovered…

Joe Perlman of Mostly Useful Fictions

My name is Joe Perlman and I am the proud owner of Mostly Useful Fictions. The name describes my specialty, which I like to think of as “Useful Fiction” (i.e., twentieth century world literature). I sell what I love, mostly…

An Interview with Mike Goodenough

-Tell us a little about yourself. My passion for paper started in the school playground, swapping comics, cigarette cards and later, ‘naughty’ postcards. In the mid 1960s, swathes of houses in my neighbourhood were being bulldozed to accommodate the motorcar,…

Father Richard Reed of St. Gabriels Bookstore

Hello, I am Father Rick Reed, the Pastor of Saint Gabriels Chapel and online bookstore. Our aim is to meet and greet each customer with the golden rule of treating others as we would wish to be treated. I opened…

BookWriter Professional: An Interview with Thomas A. Sawyer

MP: Tom, what’s different about BookWriter Professional? Why would a bookseller be interested in this program? TS: A number of reasons, but if I had to choose one aspect it would be the program’s prime directive of “empowering” a bookseller.…

Interview: Peter Thomas of CollectorsBookMarket.com

Q: Peter, how did you get involved in creating book Web sites? A: I owned a new and used bookstore for 23 years and I began selling on eBay and Bibliofind in 1997. Internet bookselling was changing rapidly and new…

BookWriter Web for HomeBase Interview with Tom Sawyer

BookWriter Web was created by Thomas A. Sawyer, co-founder and software designer for Interloc/Alibris, as well as the creator of the UIEE information exchange format used by booksellers worldwide. Tom was previously interviewed in two IOBA articles (http://www.ioba.org/newsletter/archive/v8/tomsawyer.html andhttp://www.ioba.org/newsletter/archive/v9/bwwebinterview1.html). In this…

Interview of Robert Westbrook, Author

Published Works: JOURNEY BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN, G.P. Putnam’s, 1963 THE MAGIC GARDEN OF STANLEY SWEETHEART, Crown, 1969; Bantam paperback, 1970 THE LEFT-HANDED POLICEMAN, Crown, 1986; Warner Books paperback, 1987 NOSTALGIA KILLS, Crown, 1988 LADY LEFT, Crown, 1990 RICH KIDS,…

Tom Sawyer, Creator of Record Manager, BookMaster, BookMate and now BookWriter

Tom Sawyer is an éminence grise of the Internet bookselling world. He is the creator of the UIEE format that has become the de facto industry standard, the developer of BookMaster, Record Manager and BookMate software — and now, the soon-to-be-released BookWriter.…