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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.


Summer 2006 (Vol. VII, No. 1)

Table of Contents

  • From the editor

  • Father Richard Reed of St. Gabriels Bookstore

  • A Guide to Improving Your Online Book Sales

  • Seeing Shelley Plain: Memories of New Yorks Legendary Phoenix Book Shop

  • The Team Behind Books Tell You Why

  • Ephemeral Assays: Pulp Frisson

  • Ethics & eBay – No, Really: Perspectives from a Modern Library Collector

  • House Calls, Estate Sales and Auction tales

  • Caite Stevens of Vivarte Books

  • The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

  • Addendum


From the editor

Welcome back to the IOBA Standard, which has been on a bit of a hiatus. I read somewhere once that hiatus often means goodbyatus, but we are back with a new team, a new look, and ambitious plans. If y

A Guide to Improving Your Online Book Sales

There is little doubt that the internet has changed the nature of the book business, just as it has altered many other trades and industries. For many booksellers, this has resulted in a substantial a


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