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Can we think our way to a better world?

Do you know what a meme is? As I write this the word itself is underlined in red. My PC doesn’t know what a meme is. Late last year I read a book by Richard Dawkins so ya, I happen to know what it is. Isn’t that exactly why we[Read More…]

by July 31, 2007 News & Opinions
Did I lose money on that sale?

Did I lose money on that sale?

There are so many fees added up against the revenue brought in from eBay book sales that selling inexpensive stuff is really quite a chore for the dough, not much bang for the buck. The real problem is that the fees are only a little here and a little there[Read More…]

by July 31, 2007 Tools

Book Collector murdered, no leads

Just came across this while surfing. We’ll try and keep you up to date. This is from PhiloBiblos, a great book blog. Rolland Lee Comstock, 70, a Missouri bibliophile known to travel far and wide in order to get his books signed and for his ability to spot emerging authors[Read More…]

by July 29, 2007 News & Opinions
Staying in touch with your customers via a spiffy newsletter.

Staying in touch with your customers via a spiffy newsletter.

Do you have a mailing list? Do you use it effectively? Some sellers use only their email application to send out a short announcement here and there while others use a full blown web based service but pay too much for it. iContact falls in between. It is a paid[Read More…]

by July 26, 2007 Marketing Ideas

Links – rare books, lots of books and where to find books

Here are three links for your enjoyment. The first one I just came across this morning and thought the content was fabulous. It is simply a rare book guide from a dealer’s perspective. About a new book every few days from the folks at Any Amount of Books/ London. The[Read More…]

by July 25, 2007 Miscellaneous
Bullet Tip –> Firefox

Bullet Tip –> Firefox

Keeping identical browser bookmarks at home and at work. One way to help keep organized is by having the exact same bookmarks at work and at home. With the Firefox browser this is easy. If you’re not using Firefox you can download it easily with Google Pack (just click the[Read More…]

by July 25, 2007 Miscellaneous

A quick glimpse into a Letterpress shop, old time quality in a modern age.

Another feature we will try to bring regularly is some of the more interesting book related videos. I came across this one after a quick visit to The Bytown Bookshop (Ottawa) blog. It is a short documentary on a Letterpress printshop.

by July 24, 2007 Videos
Bullet Tip –> eBay

Bullet Tip –> eBay

I often browse books on eBay just to see what’s selling. Unfortunately for the sellers there’s often lots that doesn’t sell. In order to get a nice view of the popular stuff, once browsing one of the book categories go down to the search options on the left hand side,[Read More…]

by July 24, 2007 Miscellaneous