Series: Spring 2001 (Vol II, No. 1)

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…

Which Listing Service is Right for You?

In the beginning, there was AB Bookman’s Weekly.  For years the bookselling and buying community awaited its weekly arrival and flipped through the pages of Books for Sale and Books Wanted advertisements and sent off quote cards and phoned or mailed…

Online Fraud Prevention

This compilation of four articles was reprinted from: Sell It!,  edited and published by Paul Lang Online Fraud Prevention (Part 1) Just How Serious is Online Fraud? by Paul Lang As promised, this month I’m going to be focusing on online…

Descriptions that Sell

Stop Writing Descriptions and Write Ads Here’s a suggestion for all booksellers. Search for some of your own books on your listing site of choice. Look at your book in a field of 15 or 20 others and ask yourself…

Auction descriptions for fun and profit

Truth is beauty, saith the poet. In order to profit as a bookseller (and indeed, as a human being) it is well to take this precept to heart. For truth inevitably leads us not only to beauty but also, as…

Bookselling on the Internet: On Writing Descriptions

The Importance of Dust Jackets Dust jackets (or dustwrappers) were used occasionally from the middle of the 19th century. They became more common in the last few decades of that century and books from that period in jackets are collected…

Committee Reports

Membership Committee Report The Membership Committee is seeking those who are interested in developing our member categories, and our screening of new members. This years membership drive will start on May 1, 2001. If you have any ideas to help…