Spring 2004 (Vol V, No. 1) Table of Contents
- What’s your best price?
- Editor’s Swan Song & Announcement of New Editor(s)
- eBay Bookselling
- Campaign to Amend USA Patriot Act Grows
- Advance Look at 2004’s Big Bookselling Story: Amend Section 215 of the Patriot Act
- Buying And Selling Autographed Books – Past, Present & Future
- Safe shopping on eBay?
- Ain’t No Gold In Them There Hills – Book Buying in Appalachia
- New Age Book Sellers
- Things You Don’t Know Can Cramp Your Style
- Searching for Ulysses in Greek Or, How I Spent My Summer Vacation
- Current Stats for Used Book Market
- Libraries I Have Known and Loved
- Forgotten Americana – The Women’s Suffrage Movement
- Ephemeral Assays: George the First
- Setting Up Your Own Internet Book Store
- Touring the Library of Congress
- Samuel T. Freeman’s Catalog: Pros/Cons of CD vs. Print Version
- The Alibris Pricing Tool
- IOBA Q & A Column and an unanswered question
- New Price Guide for Paperbacks Available
- Trade Names
- BookWriter Professional: Flagship Software for Booksellers
- 15th NYC Collectable Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo
- 31st Annual Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair
- A Michigan undertaker/poet deals with the humor and pathos of death
- New York Is Book Country Fair
- Seattle Fair Continues Success in a Tough Economy and Looks to Future Additions
- 19th Annual Denver Book Fair
- Fall 2003 MARIAB Book Fair: Making a Regional Fair Work
- Sacramento Book Fair
- Pasadena Book Fair
- The Tattoo Encyclopedia: A Guide To Choosing Your Tattoo
- 25th Annual Colorado Book Market Seminar
- Postcards of Nursing: A Worldwide Tribute
- Burke’s Dave Robicheaux Chases Demons Down Purple Cane Road
- Walter Mosley, Sharan Newman And Monterey, Too! That’s What Left Coast Crime 2004 Promises
- Book Deodorizer
- Changes at TitlesDirect.com, Inc.
- Rozan’s Winter and Night WinsTop 2003 Macavity Mystery Award
- Hijacking Elvis Cole & Joe Pike Is a Crime, Claims Popular Mystery Author Robert Crais
- New Features at TomFolio.com
- Books & Collectibles Updated Services
- ChooseBooks.com Celebrates First Anniversary and continues to expand services
- Global Book Mart: New Fee Schedule in 2004
By: Jim Arner
As TomFolio.com, 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.
Check out the Independent Online Booksellers Association Website