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Supplementing your stock with some remainders.

Do you add a few remaindered books to your inventory? Remaindered books are simply publisher’s overstock or book returns. They are often purchased by third party wholesalers who then turn around and sell them to stores like mine (and maybe yours). If you have a general trade store selling a[Read More…]

by July 24, 2007 Inventory Management

Publisher's embargoes are only about $$$ right Harry?

It’s cool how blogs enable good content to spread viraly. I don’t often read the L.A.Times and probably wouldn’t have seen this article if it weren’t for a superb blog called QuillBlog from Quill and Quire magazine. Here it’s necessary to distinguish between the newspaper critics and the cyber crooks,[Read More…]

by July 24, 2007 News & Opinions
How much do you read about book selling?

How much do you read about book selling?

It’s always been my understanding that to understand any business thoroughly you must not only participate in it but read anything and everything you can get your hands on. From close to our first day in business we signed up for BookThink’s free weekly newsletter. It’s been and continues to[Read More…]

by July 23, 2007 Tools
Do you take advantage of free advertising?

Do you take advantage of free advertising?

Free classified sites as well as social networking site are becoming more and more popular, actually they are the most popular thing going on the web today. Can your business take advantage of these? All of your advertising expenditures need to be a carefully considered balance between cost and benefit.[Read More…]

by July 22, 2007 Miscellaneous

Do you support your local independant shop?

I came across this post from Larry Portzline over at THE BOOKSTORE TOURISM BLOG. I thought the sentiment was so well expressed and I couldn’t agree more strongly so here it is: I had a pleasant email exchange with a visitor to my blog a couple of days ago about[Read More…]

by July 21, 2007 News & Opinions
Where can I get more information on fine books and first editions?

Where can I get more information on fine books and first editions?

We will try and bring you a steady stream of resources related to books and book selling. Some of the things we’ll mention may seem obvious to the seasoned seller but we want to help those just getting started as well. Fine Books & Collections magazine should be on the[Read More…]

by July 21, 2007 Books & Mags

What are the hottest sites for online book selling?

As an online seller you should be selling anywhere and everywhere that a buyer might be browsing. There are many buyers that frequent eBay daily that have never heard of Abe.com. There are also buyers that simply search Google for a particular title or happened on a favorite co-op site[Read More…]

by July 20, 2007 Miscellaneous
Is the heyday of online bookselling well in the past or is this just the beginning?

Is the heyday of online bookselling well in the past or is this just the beginning?

We have a guest today giving us his take on the future of online sales. Guy Weller, of the World Book Market This is in response to the statement – ‘the reason sales are diminishing has mostly to do with the fact that the number of bookdealers and books online[Read More…]

by July 19, 2007 News & Opinions