Tag: databases

Pros and Cons of Alibris.com for Buyers and Sellers

This is the second in a series of articles taking a brief look at the pros and cons of the various multi-dealer book listing databases. The first in the series looked at AbeBooks.com and can be found in the previous…

A Comprehensive Guide to Book Listing Sites

Buying and selling books on the web is becoming ever more complex, with a bewildering range of sites available, all with different strengths, weaknesses and charges. This guide is an attempt to give clear summaries of each site. From the…

BiblioDirect has a new look!

In mid-July, BiblioDirect unveiled a new look that improves upon the basic site design it has had since its inception a little over a year ago. Here’s what is new or improved at http://www.BiblioDirect.com — Softer, easier-on-the-eyes colors. — The basic…

ChooseBooks.com has been busy adding new services this summer

Booksellers now have the option of: – choosing to have ChooseBooks.com process credit card or institutional IPO orders. – setting their shipping matrix so that relevant taxes [state or VAT] are automatically calculated and added during the checkout process. –…

Bibliology, and other smaller book databases

If the following comments sound pessimistic, they are not intended to be. The book trade will survive the present difficulties but I believe a certain measure of realism is in order. Some three years ago there were about half a…

secondhandbooks.org: buy and sell books online for FREE!

secondhandbooks.org is a new site created by UK web developer Tom Chadwin to allow non-book dealers to buy and sell second-hand and antiquarian books online. “I have always loved second-hand books,” says Tom Chadwin, “and long ago, I registered the…

Global Book Mart Relaunch

By: Lisa & Leon Martin Global Book Mart, http://www.gbmbooks.com, is pleased to announce the re-launching of our database. GBM is now accepting dealers to upload inventory. We are not charging listing fees at this time. There is a one-time set-up fee…

BiblioDirect Update

URL: http://www.bibliodirect.com Nothing much to report, really; no hype, no adjectives, just a consistent steady growth. At present we have two million books listed on BiblioDirect, from 350 dealers in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, South Africa, New Zealand…

Reincarnation: Bookquarters to WantedBooks.com

URL: http://www.wantedbooks.com/ When A. R. (Randy) Backer and James Bryant (Backer-Bryant Academic Library Services) approached web developer, Patty Johnson, about their idea for a new web site in early 2002, they knew they had a new concept for online book databases.…