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Internet Bookselling News & Views, Issue #005 - Having a Positive Mental Attitude
October 21, 2012

October 21, 2012

Hello Again!

I've never met a book sale I didn't like.

This week of book scouting was positively terrific. For one thing, it was half price day at one of my favorite thrift chains.

Half price! I mean on everything.

I was already pulling $50.00 and $70.00 books out of that place and paying $3.00 - $4.00 for them. Yesterday, I was able to do the same thing for only $1.50 - $2.00 each.

Is this a great business or what?

The reason I mention this is because I want to stress the importance of maintaining a positive mental attitude. You see, I really didn’t feel like scouting that day. I rolled out of bed and the thought of driving around town just wasn't very appealing.

But I was determined to maintain my disciplined schedule and I psyched myself out to do it anyway -- and it was one of the best scouting days in months. Everything seemed to go "just right."

I guess it really is true that when you least expect it, you enjoy your greatest successes. That's how this week of scouting felt to me.

I hope your week was great too.

Good hunting.


Oct 15, 2012
Sell Books for Cash Part-Time or Full-Time

I'm often asked if it's possible to sell books for cash part-time on the Internet. Well, lets see…

To read the full blog post click here: Sell Books for Cash

Oct 17, 2012
How to Sell on e-Bay

Learning how to sell on e-Bay is a great way to earn extra money. This is especially true when you're selling items you no longer use or want. As an added bonus, you get to free up space in your…

To read the full blog post click here: Sell on e-Bay

Oct 17, 2012
How Comic Book Price Guides Can Help Booksellers

Comic book price guides are essential whether you're selling old comic books or just trying to determine the value of some you may be interested in purchasing. The first price guide was published…

To read the full blog post click here: Comic Books

Oct 18, 2012
A Reader Writes: "Great advice - thank you!"

Very illuminating - thank you. I'm a complete novice to selling on Amazon, and (as a buyer), had always wondered how come there were…

To read the full blog post click here: Great Advice

Oct 18, 2012
Use a Shrink Wrap Tube to Professionally Ship Multiple Books

It’s common for most book sellers to use a shrink wrap tube for packaging when they sell a combo pack or multiple volumes of books in a packaged set. How you package the book set should be…

To read the full blog post click here: Using a Shrink Wrap Tube

Oct 19, 2012
How to Sell Comic Books for Fun & Profit

For a variety of reasons, you may find yourself in the market to sell comic books. Perhaps you've run across a rare comic book collection while you were out scouting, or you may have more comic…

To read the full blog post click here: More Comic Books

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Why Amazon's Whispercast matters
That's why Amazon's Whispercast announcement this week, detailing a solution for managing a fleet of Kindles, matters. Amazon Kindle VP David Limp described the new technology: "Whispercast [is] a free, scalable solution for school and business ...

Read the full story here: Whispercast

Phone Booth Libraries
At first, the concept of shelves of books as teeny libraries in New York City phone booths seemed laughable. I mean, we're talking about NYC, where men relieve themselves openly on buildings, trashcans, and phone booths...

Read the full story here: Tiny Libraries

One Bookseller's Fascinating Found Recipes
Those of us who spend a lot of time rifling around old books are always finding unexpected treasures in the pages -- handwritten shopping lists, photographs, candy wrappers, receipts. What about recipes?

Read the full story here: Hidden Recipes


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