Series: Winter 2002 (Vol. III, No. 4)

Free Trial Offer from the Americana Exchange

The Americana Exchange is offering a free trial of all of its web services to IOBA members and readers of the IOBA newsletter from now through December 15, 2002. This includes the AE’s two subscription services covering books in the…

Note from the Editor

This is quite an exciting issue, to me. We have the development of a wonderful new (and easy) way to show our books on the web and increase our customer base, several new and fascinating articles to add to our…

From the President

More Questions than Answers By: Julie Fauble President, IOBA URL: http://www.centurybooks.com I have more questions than answers these days. What will happen in this rapidly changing online used book market? How do I respond to these changes? What do I want…

Tom Sawyer – BookWriter Web

BookWriter Web: Getting Your Inventory Where it Belongs — In Front of Buyers! Tom Sawyer is a co-founder of Interloc and Alibris. He served as Chief Software Engineer from 1993-2001. Over the years, he has developed many widely used programs…

Charles Vilnis – BookRouter & Allusive Information Systems

URLS: http://www.allusys.com and http://www.bookrouter.com When Shirley Bryant approached me with a request to do an interview for the IOBA’s The Standard newsletter, it forced me to reflect on what it is my colleagues and I do at Allusive Information Systems and how we…

Genuine Fakes: Mark Hoffman

“In October 1985, three bombs exploded in Salt Lake City, killing two innocent people & injuring a third, Mark Hofmann. Subsequent investigations revealed that the young documents dealer, Mark W. Hofmann, had planned and executed the bombings to cover up…

Godsey’s Ravings

I have been taking a look lately at how books & booksellers are portrayed in the pop culture….and it ain’t pretty folks. If you were to pick up a remote today, you would find that only two prime time shows…

Collecting Lost Race Novels

  The basis of the past popularity of Lost Race novels were the novels of H. Rider Haggard, whose excellence in such classic novels as Allan Quatermain and She hundreds of lesser talents recognized as worthy of imitation. Of course, Haggard didn’t invent the…