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Internet Bookselling News & Views, Issue #10 - Uncorrected Proofs
November 26, 2012

November 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did.

A few days ago, one of my readers eMailed me and said that she had bought a book while out scouting that turned out to be an "Uncorrected Proof Copy."

She asked if it was okay to list the book on Amazon and sell it. Sadly, I had to tell her "no." Amazon won't allow booksellers to list an "Uncorrected Proof" or "Advance Reading Copy."

However, is IS okay to sell them on some of the other marketplaces as long as the book is already in publication. Otherwise, she'll have to wait until the publication date.

Sooner or later, you'll run into this same problem. In the heat of a popular book sale, it's easy to buy a banned book. Therefore, I wrote an article that tells you what to do when you make that mistake.

The article is listed below under the title, "Uncorrected Proof Copy & Advance Reading Copies: Information Booksellers Should Know."

Good hunting.


Nov 22, 2012
Is Fulfillment By Amazon Profitable?

If you're thinking about fulfillment by Amazon you might want to use an FBA profit calculator before taking the plunge. That's because one of the most confusing decisions booksellers have to make…

To read the full blog post click here: Profit From FBA

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Nov 24, 2012
Is eBay Sniping Fair to Booksellers?

eBay sniping is when you place a last minute bid at the end of an auction so that competing bidders don't have enough time to outbid you. In other words, with only seconds to spare, you place…

To read the full blog post click here: eBay Sniping

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Nov 25, 2012
Uncorrected Proof Copy & Advance Reading Copies: Information Booksellers Should Know

Have you ever found an Uncorrected Proof Copy or several Advance Reading Copies of books among your newly purchased inventory after a day of book scouting? Of course you have. And if you haven't…

To read the full blog post click here: Uncorrected Proofs


Turkey, stuffing and online shopping: leads the way
As we noted last week, founder Jeff Bezos was everywhere leading up to this holiday season, appearing on Charlie Rose; The Today Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here's a look at the traffic on turkey day to the top 5 retailers.

Read the full story here: Top 5 Internet Sites

Opinion: Amazon's Trade-In Program Borders On Being A Scam
As merchants celebrate what they hope will be a huge Black Friday, I'm about to offer some unfriendly holiday cheer to one of the most popular retailers on the planet. Amazon is running what appears to be a scam of sorts with their hugely popular ...

Read the full story here: Is Amazon Scamming Customers?

These 8 States Will Tax Your Amazon Purchases
But Amazon's renowned ability to offer the lowest prices faces a new wrinkle: new sales tax rules regulating online merchants. Right now, Amazon has to collect sales tax in eight states, including large markets like New York and California. Will this ...

Read the full story here: Amazon Sales Tax

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Joe Waynick
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