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The IOBA Standard is the journal of the Independent Online Booksellers Association and covers the book world, with a special focus on the online used, out-of-print, and collectible bookselling markets.


Extra services propel

By: Kate Lindemann focuses on creating “added value”. The company provides extra services while their listing book sellers offer inventory at the same competitive prices as on other sites. The site’s added value focus is attracting both buyers and sellers. Hundreds of booksellers have registered and uploaded inventory. Orders are increasing and more buyers are registering accounts.

In December, announced preferred customer status and a frequent buyer program for any buyer who registers “so we have a place to put their book buying points.” Last month we began giving away free bookmarks through our Resources page.

Now announces a joint venture with IOBA. A search engine on IOBA’s web site will search the inventory of all IOBA members who list with Deanna Ramsay is integrating the search engine form with the IOBA site.

Ramsay said, “ChooseBooks has been, as usual, a pleasure to work with. They’ve provided every option we’ve asked for, suggested a few extras, and have really bent over backwards to set up this search option for IOBA members.” Ramsay hopes to have the search working in a few weeks but said that unforeseen technical problems could make it as much as eight weeks before everything is running smoothly. has created an “added value” niche. Their theme of “many extra services for the same competitive book prices as other sites” offers a real choice in the on-line book market.

To check out, go to: . Buyers who register will automatically be enrolled in the site’s frequent buyer program and will earn points for every dollar spent on books.



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