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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.


Fall 2006 (Vol.VII, No. 2)

Table of Contents

  • From the editor

  • The Bane of the Online Book World: Mega-Listers

  • Plagiarism and Online Bookselling

  • Defining Mega-Listers

  • Megalisters: Big and Online

  • Mega-Lister Questionnaire

  • An Interview with Mike Goodenough

  • Books, Books Everywhere, But Not a Page to Read, or, a Book Dealer’s Travels in Spain

  • Ephemeral Assays: Herbarium Symposium

  • Book Reviews The Art of the Book & Beauty and the Book

  • Book Review: Books, Friends, and Bibliophilia by Anton Gerits

  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Teaching at the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

  • The Boot Camp for Book Dealers

  • Joe Perlman of Mostly Useful Fictions

  • Marc Monsarrat of Bookmarc Books, Malahat, British Columbia

  • John Hardy of Hardy Books, Nevada City, California

  • Addendum

  • Ye Old Booksellers: Forty Years Among the Old Booksellers of Philadelphia


The Bane of the Online Book World: Mega-Listers

Readers of this journal have probably seen it happen again and again: while hunting the internet for a particular used book, you find a number of reasonably priced copies offered from various dealers,

Plagiarism and Online Bookselling

You were warned about it at all levels of your education, and students are expelled from colleges and universities for doing it. You have read about it in the style manuals you used in your education

Defining Mega-Listers

Before we launch into a serious and sustained consideration of the relatively new practice of mega-listing, which is of grave concern to many online professional booksellers, we need to define our ter


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