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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 2005 (Vol. VI, No. 1)

Table of Contents

  • I’ll Get Straight To The Point

  • Biblio Finds Its Way in the Used, Rare, and Out-of-print Book Market

  • Is a “Stand-Alone” Signature Better?

  • Selling Books Is Like Fly-fishing

  • Discarded Books: The Facelift for Ex-Library Books

  • Slipcases and Clamshell Boxes

  • A Little History of The History of Woman Suffrage

  • Are Used Book Sales Hurting New Book Sales ?

  • The Bookstores of Madison Wisconsin

  • 28th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair,

  • Ephemeral Assays – Jane Jackets

  • Updated Edition of Children’s & Illustrated Books Price Guide & Bibliographic Check List from 1880-1970

  • Beautifying the Tattered Book Jacket Cover

  • BookWriter Professional: An Interview with Thomas A. Sawyer

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Book Listing Sites

  • Why I Belong to the IOBA

  • Why a Successful Book Collecting Magazine Is Good for Your Business

  • The History of Abracadabra Bookshop


I’ll Get Straight To The Point

Not yet, though. Bookselling may feel more like a ride on a Tilt-A-Whirl than the cultured, slow-paced trade we used to dream of. We didn’t dream that thousands of new sellers would make good stock mo


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