Series: Fall 2001 (Vol. II, No. 2)

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…

IOBA Q & A Column

We are starting a new feature in this issue — a book related, hopefully educational, Question and Answer column. We will publish three Questions and answers in each issue. Your questions are welcome, and can be directed to: Jean McKenna,…

Dorothy Jane Mills, Author of “Ann Likes Red”

Web site: http://www.DorothyJaneMills.com Q: Can you tell us a bit about yourself, and your writing career? And what books of yours have been published? A: I’ve been writing ever since I was in the third grade, when I began writing…

Professionalism

If your book description is the sign that gets the customer in the door, then your Terms of Sale make up the front desk where you complete the transaction. This is the place that can make or break the deal.…

Len Kessler, the author of “Mr. Pine’s Purple House”,

Mr. Pine’s Purple House is currently being republished in a new edition by Purple House Press. Q: Can you tell us a bit about yourself, and your writing career? And what books of yours have been published? A: I grew up…

The Psychology of Acquisition: Turnover and the Maximization of Profits

“The behavior of hoarding”, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Hoarding Fact Sheet, “is seen in various illnesses.” Online mental-health resources class hoarding variously as a subset of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD),…

Jill Morgan, Publisher of Purple House Press

Purple House Press Q: Jill, you’ve posted several times on book-related lists about starting Purple House Press because of a recognized need in the area of baby-boomers wanting copies of their childhood books and those books being too expensive now…

What’s This Book Worth?

“Is it a first?” “What are the points of…?” “I can’t find a price guide for…?” “No copy on the net, and need to know the value of…?” Such are the daily, ubiquitous questions found on the various bookish listservs…

John Dunning, author of “Booked to Die”

 A friendly smile and an outstretched hand, that’s how John Dunning greets you – unless you’re lucky enough to be his friend and then you get a big bear hug. The author of the biblio-mystery Booked to Die lives in Denver with…