Series: Fall 2004 (Vol V, No. 2)

MyOwnBookshop.com Closes

by Robin Gutterman Do you remember Jimmy Durante? He was a comedian that started in Vaudeville, worked his way into nightclubs, radio and TV, and eventually into the heart of the nation. He put his heart and soul into every performance,…

ChrisLands.com, then and now

Lance Christen The story of ChrisLands.com started in 1999 when Lance Christen and Jaymes Sorbel began two years of researching the online used bookselling market. Lance, with a background in business administration, focused his research on the business aspects of…

BookTrakker Pro 3.1: One-Click Uploads to Amazon Marketplace and zShops

Robin Gutterman TitlesDirect.com launched the latest version of its online bookselling database, BookTrakker Pro v3.0, in March 2004, followed by an update release v3.1 in August. Together, the new version and update release introduced key new features, optimizations, and fixes. When…

Ephemeral Assays – Fire Keepers

  “Long ago the earth was entirely covered by a great blanket of water. At that time the only living creatures of the world were water animals such as the beaver, muskrat, duck, and loon. There was no sun, moon,…

The Online Book Trade and its Markets

Part One: An Overview Charles Vilnis It seems to me that there are two distinct markets in the booktrade. the high-end market for collectors and the used book market for folks who need information from out of print publications or…

Collecting the Modern Library: A Gentle Introduction

In recent years more and more people have been collecting Modern Library books. And it’s no wonder — all but the most prized copies are still affordable, they look great on the shelf, there are a myriad of ways to…

Making Money from Book Care

My books, new and old, are my inventory, and the better they look and smell, the more satisfied my customers will be. Most booksellers know about the content of books, but how many know basic, simple steps to protect, clean,…

Penny Selling, Part 2

As anyone who read my first article on this theme will know, what I have to say has little to do with Penny Selling. Indeed, the Penny Sellers were dismissed within the first few paragraphs, so anyone who has not…

From the editor

Michael Watson, editor A perfectly rational question would be “where have we been?” After the last issue the long-time Editor felt like she had been running the race for too long and handed off the baton to another runner who…