Book Finds

How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books
Author: Ian C. Ellis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399532382
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 319
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A thorough, insider's guide to book collecting explains how to find used and rare books, offering tips on buying and selling books on the Internet, identifying first editions and reader's copies, finding valuable books, and more, and provides a detailed index of more than one thousand of the most collectible books today. Original.

Used and Rare

Travels in the Book World
Author: Lawrence Goldstone,Nancy Goldstone
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312207492
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 192
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Journey into the world of book collecting with the Goldstones-rediscover the joy of reading, laugh, and fall in love with books all over again. The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us. We had always valued the history, the world of ideas contained between the covers of a book or, as in the case of The Night Visitor, some special personal significance. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone's Used and Rare provides a delightful love letter to book lovers everywhere.

How to Buy Rare Books

A Practical Guide to the Antiquarian Book Market
Author: William Rees Mogg
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 159
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Explains how to start a book collection, describes the qualities which make antique books valuable, and discusses book printing, binding, and storage

Selling Used Books Online

The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's Marketplace and Other Online Sites
Author: Stephen Windwalker
Publisher: Harvard Perspectives Press
ISBN: 9780971577831
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 173
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How to Sell Books on Amazon: The Stay-At-Home Mom's Secret Guide to Selling Used Books on Amazon


Author: Christine E. Miller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780578024141
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 156
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This delightful, easy to follow, step-by-step guide to selling books on Amazon is written by a five-star seller, who gives away some of the biggest money making secrets to selling books online today. Although the guide is designed with the stay-at-home mom in mind, it is appropriate for anyone who wants to make a few-hundred extra dollars a week, or the model can be blown-up for those interested in starting a profitable fulltime business.

Rare Books Uncovered

True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places
Author: Rebecca Rego Barry
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0760361584
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 264
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Precious old books found in unlikely places, from the family that avoided foreclosure through a book in their attic to a copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle in a local fundraiser.

Rare Finds

A Guide to Book Collecting
Author: David Bauman,Natalie Bauman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615153162
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 106
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Rare Finds is a friendly, wide-ranging introduction to the world of rare book collecting. It is intended for those with a budding interest in this exciting field rather than simply professional booksellers and librarians. The guide contains an easy-to-use Glossary as well as sections devoted to Frequently Asked Questions, Book Production, and Format. Lavishly illustrated, it includes chapters on all major collecting areas.

ABC for Book Collectors


Author: John Carter,Nicolas Barker
Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library
ISBN: 9781584561125
Category: Reference
Page: 232
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John Carter's classic ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable and informative reference work on book terminology. Here, in over 490 alphabetical entries, ranging in length from a single line to several pages, may be found the definition and analysis of the technical terms of book collecting and bibliography, interspersed with insightful comments on such subjects as auctions, condition, facsimiles, fakes, points, rarity, organizations, etc. -- Book Jacket.

Among the Gently Mad

Strategies and Perspectives for the Book Hunter in the 21st Century
Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805074413
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 250
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Offers a field guide to modern book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first or book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

How to Start and Run a Used Bookstore


Author: Stephanie Chandler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411678044
Category:
Page: 117
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If you have ever considered opening a used bookstore, here is your chance to learn from someone who knows first-hand what it takes. Author Stephanie Chandler is the owner of Book Lovers Bookstore in Sacramento, CA. Features in this workbook include: *Worksheets: Budget planning, evaluating competition, forecasting, and more. *Business Basics: What you need to get started. *Inventory: Twelve sources for acquiring used books. *Suppliers: Library supplies, printed goods, retail supplies and more. *Shop Setup: Store layout, book categories, bookseller software and tools. *Operations Procedures: Trade policies, overstock, and a sample operations manual. *Marketing: Low-cost and no-cost tactics for maximizing exposure. *Website: Steps for setting up a website and selling books online. *Resources: Dozens of useful website links. *Business Plan: Sample business plan (actual plan used for Book Lovers Bookstore).

Collected Books

The Guide to Identification and Values
Author: Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1883060141
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 817
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An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).

Complete Guide to Starting a Used Bookstore

Old Books Into Gold
Author: Dale L. Gilbert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780936894287
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 199
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Selling Used Books Online

The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's Marketplace and Other Online Sites
Author: Stephen Windwalker
Publisher: Harvard Perspectives Press
ISBN: 9780971577831
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 173
View: 7779
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Internet Bookselling Made Easy! How to Earn a Living Selling Used Books Online


Author: Joe Waynick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983129608
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 255
View: 2346
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"With low start-up costs and unlimited earning potential, selling books online has proven to be one of the best business opportunities around. This book is a complete, no-nonsense guide to every aspect of the business! In clear and straightforward language, successful bookseller Joe Waynick walks you through every step in starting and running a flourishing Internet bookselling operation. Along the way, he offers his hard-won insights and steers you away from common beginner's mistakes."--Page [4] of cover.

The Handbook of Alternative Assets

Making money from art, rare books, coins and banknotes, forestry, gold and precious metals, stamps, wine and other alternative assets
Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 085719111X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 289
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How to invest money in secure, high-return assets Alternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they sought there have perished in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As an antidote to this, experienced investment writer Peter Temple here introduces those tangible, and often portable, assets whose returns are impressive but whose value is not so subject to unsustainable bubbles or precipitous collapse. Including everything from fine wine and rare books to stamps, art and diamonds, these alternative assets can serve as a store of value in the good years as well as in troubled times. Often with restricted supply they offer real security of value. And, though their value is concentrated in capital growth, their liquidity is often impressive; and their aesthetic appeal enduring. A detailed overview of each sector is presented, including: - the size and shape of the market, and its key historical and modern trends - collecting areas and portfolio strategies for investors of all sizes - the degree of volatility or cyclicality in the market, as well as its liquidity - the long-term returns that can reasonably be expected based on the past - whether or not there are tax advantages available - how best to buy and sell, and through whom. The book also provides extensive directory resources for where to go for more information - and where to start investing - with each tangible investment area. This comprehensive and authoritative book shows investors and their advisors how they can use tangible assets as a means of diversifying a portfolio and securing wealth for the long term. It is an essential handbook for anyone interested in making rare, valuable and often beautiful possessions a part of their investment strategy.

The Official Price Guide to Collecting Books


Author: Marie Tedford,Pat Goudey
Publisher: House of Collectibles
ISBN: 0375722939
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 309
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The antiquarian's reference to old books features thousands of listings, including hundreds of new titles, a new Internet buying guide, a complete glossary of book-collecting terms, research resources, information on dealers, and advice on buying, selling, and maintaining fragile acquisitions. Original.

How to win friends & influence people


Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9352613937
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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eBay Hacks

Tips & Tools for Bidding, Buying, and Selling
Author: David A. Karp
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596553210
Category: Computers
Page: 464
View: 8061
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Whatever you call it--an online auction house, the world's largest flea market, or a vast social experiment--no metaphor completely describes the huge trading community that is eBay. Underneath it all, eBay is also a computer program and a complex socio-economic system, requiring experience, finesse, and the right tools to master. eBay Hacks, 2nd Edition has been completely revised and updated to make use of an array of new tools and features, as well as to reflect the changes in the eBay API, eBay's policies, and general practices of its increasingly sophisticated users. In all, the new edition of eBay Hacks sports 30 brand-new hacks plus dozens of hacks that have been expanded, deepened, or otherwise completely rewritten. eBay Hacks shows you how to become a more efficient buyer and seller with clever tricks and shortcuts that will surprise even the most experienced eBayers. The book's wide range of topics covers all aspects of using eBay, such as advanced searching techniques, sniping tools, selling strategies, photography tips, and even research techniques for PowerSellers. But eBay Hacks doesn't just cover the basics; you willl learn how to write scripts to automate tedious tasks, take better photos, and tap into the eBay API to develop your own custom tools. Unlike any other book, eBay Hacks, 2nd Edition also provides insight into the social aspects of the eBay community, with diplomatic tools to help to get what you want with the least hassle and risk of negative feedback. This bestseller supplies you with the tools you need to master eBay, whether as a buyer or seller, casual surfer or serious collector, novice or seasoned expert. With this guide, you will become a savvy power user who trades smarter and safer, makes more money, enjoys successes, and has fun doing it.

Rare Books and Special Collections


Author: Sidney E. Berger
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555709648
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 537
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From cuneiform, coins, and codices to prints, drawings, photographs, and maps, departments of rare books and special collections are the premier repositories of significant printed and manuscript works and artifacts. Entrusted with the responsibility of preserving the records of history and culture, these institutions enable access to millions of source materials. Berger, a veteran of rare book and special collections, offers a landmark examination of this field, aimed at practitioners in the library field, instructors teaching courses on the subject, booksellers, private collectors, historians, bibliophiles, and others involved in rare and unique materials. Showing readers everything they need to know about rare books and special collections, this wide-ranging book offers coverage of such key topics as: the profession's history and its relevance in the face of an increasingly digital world; archives' relationship to the special collections department and their role in the wider institution; collection development, cataloging, processing, physical layout, and other operational functions, with coverage of acquisition sources and methods; what everyone needs to know about the physical materials in their care, including preservation, conservation, and restoration, storage, handling, and security; reference and outreach services, including a look at exhibitions and tours; fundraising and financial management; legal and ethical issues; forgeries, fakes, and facsimiles; bibliography and its impact on the rare book world, including a look at booksellers, donors, and auctions; the present state of books in our digital environment; the vocabulary of the trade. Rare Books and Special Collections presents a meticulous and systematic understanding of this growing field.