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Internet Bookselling News & Views, Issue #12 - Happy New Year!
January 06, 2013

January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!

The year 2013 is finally upon us and booksellers the world over are nervous.

With the U.S. facing a debt crisis, a sluggish economy, and possible more military intervention in the middle east, booksellers and business people of all persuasions are hunkering down for another tough year.

Yet there are still bright spots in an otherwise difficult economic climate. Last week the labor department reported that 155,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. in December. That's more spending power for American consumers. Hopefully, some of that will be spent on books.

Nevertheless, the publishing industry is holding its own. By pushing for greater efficiencies as evidenced in this week's guest post article Advantages of Employee Monitoring Software, and maximizing unique buying opportunities such as the one profiled in my article on the upcoming VNSA mega book sale, The Ultimate Discount Book Sale Is VNSA, booksellers are getting accustomed to working through the challenges of the marketplace.

I'm going to spend a lot of time this year writing about new ways for booksellers to find profitable books, DVDs, CDs, and even VHS for resale on the various marketplace venues.

In addition, I'm going to start covering UPC code buying opportunities for toys, games, tools, apparel, and just about everything else under the sun that can be sold for a profit.

As difficult as times may seem, there's always opportunity right around the corner. All we have to do is find it.

Good hunting.


Jan 04, 2013
Advantages of Employee Monitoring Software

Employee monitoring software is one of the best small business management strategies to use if you want to increase the productivity of workers. To do that you should use innovative tools which…

To read the full blog post click here: How to Monitor Employees

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Jan 05, 2013
The Ultimate Discount Book Sale Is VNSA

The discount book sale hosted by the Volunteer Non-profit Service Association (VNSA) sale is almost here and no doubt book sellers from all over the country will descend upon…

To read the full blog post click here: VNSA 2013


Awesome Song Promotes Local Bookstores, Not Amazon
This awesome video by booksellers Molly and Colin of a Ricky Nelson and Lorrie Collins song comes from Common Good Books, the bookstore founded by Garrison Keillor in St Paul, Minnesota. Click above to watch the video. It should be played at hourly ...

See the video here: Hilarious Song!

Amazon gives students $50 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 discount
Amazon is making a sweet deal to any students who haven't gone back to school yet but still have some holiday gift cash to burn. As long as you have an Amazon Student account, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is available to you at a $50 discount. The Kindle ...

Read the full story here: Amazon Cuts Kindle Fire Price

Are Online Reviews of Books By Customers Fair?
I was starting to research an article about Valentine Day mysteries, and began with looking up a title by Dorothy Cannell. I've sold the lovely Ms. Cannell's books, and always had the impression her work was enjoyed by most.

Read the full story here: Do Customers Have Rights?

Independent Booksellers In The UK Are Blasting Amazon For Not ...
A new high-street campaign from the Booksellers Association refers, tongue in cheek, to MPs' quizzing last week of executives from Amazon, Starbucks and Google over their tax affairs. The companies were accused of diverting hundreds of ...

Read the full story here: UK Booksellers Blast Amazon

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Joe Waynick
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