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Internet Bookselling News & Views, Issue #14 - Finally Settled In!
July 13, 2013

July 14, 2013

Hello Again!

It's been awhile since I've published a newsletter due to my relocation to Las Vegas. Now that the move is complete I'm ready to share a whole new group of bookselling ideas and tips with you.

Not only that, but some of my readers are offering up a few really outstanding tips, tricks, and techniques that will add huge dollars to your bottom line. For instance, Paul Steven's June 30th tips to another reader where so thorough and extensive that I had to create three separate web pages to include them all.

Also, Joanne's "The Book Whisperer" June 17th question about inventory turnover gave us an opportunity to discuss sales ranks and average cost per book that may shine a bright light on the subject for some new sellers.

Finally, Heidi's June 21st question about the cost of PDAs raised a few burining issues in the minds of many sellers trying to get into the bookselling business.

Good hunting.


Jan 21, 2013
Combat Work Boredom And Make Your Job Exciting Again!

What can you do about work boredom? Maybe you've been doing the same thing day-in and day-out for months and can't bring yourself to even face your job anymore.

To read the full blog post click here: Work Boredom

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Apr 09, 2013
Used Textbooks? What About New Textbooks?

Hi, I think students selling used textbooks to each other is a great ideal. If a student purchase a book from the bookstore and sell it back to the bookstore they get just pennies on the dollar. I have kids in college and I am trying to find where we can get used textbooks to sell on our site.

To read the full blog post click here: Used Textbooks

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Jun 17, 2013
Joe, this is a great article I'm so glad I bought your book! Joanne

I have read so many articles on online bookselling. I've made profits but in my area there are so many sellers with scanners it is hard to stay on top. I have recently lowered my prices to stimulate sales. I'm reading all your articles on online selling.

To read the full blog post click here: Pricing Strategies

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Jun 21, 2013
Dell Axim

Hi. Wow. Very informative article. I am in possession of a Dell Axim X51v. Debating about actually purchasing it. Would love to get into business of selling…

To read the full blog post click here: Buying a PDA

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Jul 01, 2013
Book Selling Business: Rural Scouting Ideas

Recently, a book selling business owner named Carol asked on my bookseller's forum how she could find more inventory in rural areas. It seems that where she lives there aren't very many public libraries, third stores, or any of the other traditional scouting locations…

To read the full blog post click here: Rural Scouting Ideas

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Jul 04, 2013
Questions About Dell Axim Performance...

I unexpectedly was provided with the financial wherewithal today to buy a bar code scanner, an up-to-date cell phone (I have a very archaic one), your book, and more books to sell online. I clicked on your link to for the Dell Axim x51 scanner and was quite put off by what I saw.

To read the full blog post click here: Axim Performance


Amazon Seen Gaining Advantage With Apple's E-Book Defeat
“Amazon emerges as the winner from all of the activity related to e-book pricing,” said Tom Forte, an analyst at Telsey Advisory Group in New York. “The company seems to be free to price the way it wants to, which, by Amazon's standards, is ...

Read the full story here: Amazon Wins Big

Is Amazon Raising Book Prices On the Sly? | Money Talks News
When a book stops selling well, we usually expect it to be moved from the shelf to a clearance table. Several writers and publishers say the opposite is happening on Amazon. The New York Times says: Bruce Joshua Miller, president of Miller ...

Read the full story here: Raising Amazon Book Prices

Good For Them! But Is It a Sound Business Move?
Publisher's Weekly covered the announcement by Barnes and Noble, that they will not carry anything published by Amazon in their brick and mortar stores. The fact that I am championing B&N is not lost on me. Me, who ten years ago likened B&N to the 'Evil Empire', like the Soviet Union.

Read the full story here: Amazon vs. BN

Independent Booksellers Week Debate in London puts onus on ...
The promised Independent Booksellers Week Debate “The Perfect Storm: Why Bookshops are in the frontline in the battle for the High Street,” held as part of the UK Independent Booksellers Week, took place midweek at London's South Bank ...

Read the full story here: Independent Booksellers

Why Book Publishing Isn't Dead... Yet
All online book selling means we can reach our market in a great many places in a way that we were not able to. Before you're even talking about e-books, ...

Read the full story here: Books: Alive and Kicking!

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Joe Waynick
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