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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.


New Features at

By: Jim Arner 

As, the web-site owned/operated by ABookCoOp, enters the fourth year of operation, we wish to announce several recent enhancements to the site.

Sticky Pages – TomFolio members can use the site as a virtual private web-based bookstore. You can provide the customer with a search form that searches only your listings on the TomFolio site. Very useful for those dealers who do not operate their own private websites.

Auto-Category Display – No longer does a TomFolio dealer have to create a list of categories to be displayed on their dealer page. This is now done automatically. Every category that the dealer uses is now displayed at the bottom of the dealer page. Clicking on any category opens up a list of sub-categories; click on any of these brings up a complete listing of all books, for that dealer, in the particular sub-category.

Specialty Category/Sub-Category List – Even though the full cat/sub-cat list is now automatically displayed, a TomFolio member can still create a list of specialties to be displayed on the dealer page. This works in much the same way as the previously, dealer-definable cat/sub-cat display feature.

Specialty Author List – TomFolio members can now add links, on their dealer page, to specific authors. Clicking on any author link opens up a complete listing of all books, for that dealer, for the particular author.

New features, coming soon:

Multiple Categories – In the near future, the TomFolio uploads will allow a dealer to place a book into multiple categories, not just the single selection currently available.

Want Lists – Customers will be able to create want lists and receive email notifications whenever new items are added to the TomFolio website.

Personal Web-Site Pages – TomFolio will soon be able to host individual domain names. Dealers can operate their own private websites, with their own domain name, through the TomFolio service.



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