Selling Books Online

One of the Christmas books available on a Pinterest board

Pinning Books

I suppose this is a good tool for online sellers. After all, even the bookshopblog has a spot where you can ‘pin’ what you see. ABE sent another one of their cool little articles, and I thought I’d be seeing a nice ditty on holiday books, the why, wherefores, etc.[Read More…]

When Shipping Costs, Cost a Sale

When Shipping Costs, Cost a Sale

I hate paying for shipping. For anything. Psychologically, the seller would be better off charging the shipping within the price, and give ‘free’ shipping, rather than add it on–for me, anyway. I’ve desired a certain Oxalis plant for years. The only online store that sells the bulbs charges so much[Read More…]

Shipping Large Boxes of Books Revisited

Shipping Large Boxes of Books Revisited

This is the second part of my “Shipping Large Boxes of Books” In the first part of this I related the story of shipping a large set of “The Encyclopaedia Britannica” to a customer at a US Embassy. Early in October I got another order for a set of “The Encyclopaedia[Read More…]

by October 29, 2012 Selling Books Online
“Salvaging” Prints From Books

“Salvaging” Prints From Books

Lately, on etsy I’ve noticed a ridiculous amount of sellers of vintage materials claiming they are ‘salvaging” the beautiful plates from children’s and illustrated books and magazines. And I know that many pieces are in terrible condition, books falling apart, missing pages, written on, cracked boards, colored in black and[Read More…]

by October 20, 2012 Book Collecting, Selling Books Online
(similar to the books sold)

Shipping Large Boxes of Books

Shipping Large sets of books – Protecting your self, your books and your customer A few years ago I got an order for a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica 1910 / 1911 edition. This was a nice set of books. An employee and I wrapped the books two at a time in[Read More…]

by October 1, 2012 Selling Books Online, Work Smarter
Selling books on Amazon Part 2

Selling books on Amazon Part 2

More Smooth Sailing on the Big River This is the second part of my article concerning selling books on Amazon. I make several assumptions with these articles – I assume your are an individual or represent a small company and I assume that you have little familiarity with selling books[Read More…]

by September 6, 2012 Selling Books Online
Warehouse in  Lower Macungie Township  in PA--the hot as hell warehouse inspected by OSHA.

Amazon Warehouse, Up Close

Reading the interesting post of John Pollard, my memory kicked in, and reminded me of my up close and almost personal view of a real live Amazon warehouse, full of books to be pulled, and boxed and shipped to the various customers around the world. I happened upon it, as[Read More…]

Smooth Sailing on the big River or Selling books on Amazon

Smooth Sailing on the big River or Selling books on Amazon

Smooth Sailing on the big River or Selling books on Amazon   I am often surprised hearing from other booksellers who sell on the Internet and do not sell on Amazon. Selling books on Amazon can be a daunting task, but my own experience shows that it can be worthwhile.[Read More…]

by August 24, 2012 Selling Books Online