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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.


Spring 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 1)

Table of Contents

  • President’s Message

  • Global Book Town Independent Booksellers

  • Trances That Heal: Rites, Rituals and Brain Chemicals

  • For Love or Money?

  • Mystery Novel Characters: Often Miscast for Films, TV

  • Producing Your Own Newsletter

  • Pitspopany Press

  • Ravings

  • Stanford Libraries Create Saroyan Prize for Writers

  • The Quiet Revolution: The Expansion of the Used Book Market ©

  • Good ethics are good business (but don’t forget your margins)

  • Books at Auction

  • Constant Change – Columbia Books

  • English Teacher Efforts To Interest Teens in Books, Reading

  • The Future of Used Bookselling – An Observation

  • Never Mind The Book, How’s The Cover?

  • Ephemeral Assays – the Paper Trail

  • Miami Book Fair International

  • The 2002 Oregon Antiquarian Book Fair

  • OP MAGAZINE: A New Book Magazine

  • Here’s A Clue For Mystery Fans: Left Coast Crime 2003 Opens Feb. 27

  • L.A. Festival of Books Set for April 25-27

  • Bookseller Monthly

  • From the Editor

  • Hot Links: Women in the Book Trade

  • IOBA Q & A Column

  • PDA’s In Bookselling

  • A Weighty Subject

  • Interview of Robert Westbrook, Author

  • Review: Sic Ravings

  • buy and sell books online for FREE!

  • Chrislands Online Bookstores

  • Announcement


Global Book Town Independent Booksellers

Some time in mid October, 2002 in a chat room far far away, a number of booksellers got a bit tired of always having to deal with the big massive book listing sites and wondered if it was possible to

Trances That Heal: Rites, Rituals and Brain Chemicals

Professor Carol Laderman received her Ph.D. in Anthropology, awarded with Distinction, from Columbia University, and has taught at Fordham and is Chair of the Anthropology Department at City College i


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