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Internet Bookselling News & Views, Issue #15 - The Busy Season Is Upon Us!
August 04, 2013

August 3, 2013


The slow summer season is coming to an end and the busy holiday season is fast approaching. Before you know it Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be upon us and many will enjoy their busiest time of year ever—are you ready?

Have you begun ordering your seasonal merchandise from distributors and manufacturers? Have you pulled your seasonal merchandise out of mothballs and gotten it listed online? If not, now is the time to do it.

Always take into account the lag time between a customer ordering a product and how long it takes to reach its intended destination. Make sure your products are available in time for holiday deadlines.

And if you’re using FBA, give yourself an extra two weeks to give the Amazon folks time to receive and activate your stock.

Most sellers make the majority of their money between September 1st and January 31st. You’ll want to take maximum advantage of this prime selling season!

Good hunting.


Jul 19, 2013
Alternative Methods to Remove Odors From Books

In the previous article I discussed why baking soda was my favorite way to remove odors from inventory I purchase. It's one sure way to increase the value of old books when you accidentally find yourself with a problem…

To read the full blog post click here: Smelly Books

Jul 21, 2013
The Best Way to Sell Books Is to Raise Prices!

I'm frequently asked what is the best way to sell books on the Internet. Well, today I sold a copy of…

To read the full blog post click here: Best Way to Sell Books Online

Aug 1, 2013
Can I Still Make Money Selling Used Books Online?

A reader recently asked me if he could still make money selling used books because he was concerned about whether the business model was still profitable.

To read the full blog post click here: Make Money Selling Used Books


ABA Criticizes President’s Choice of Venue for Jobs Speech
On the heels of press reports that Amazon has drastically lowered the price on many hardcover titles, on Monday, July 29, the Board of Directors of the American Booksellers Association and CEO Oren Teicher criticized President Obama’s decision to hold his jobs speech this week at an Amazon facility in Tennessee.

Read the full story here: President Obama Criticized by ABA

Apple's proposed punishment: Amazon gets its iPad bookstore back
After a federal court ruled last month that Apple conspired to raise the prices of e-books, the U.S. Department of Justice came up with an interesting punishment: Apple should let Amazon and Barnes & Noble sell e-books on the iPad again.

Read the full story here: Apple Forced to Open iPad Floodgates?

How to Get Amazon Prime for FREE!
Amazon Prime gets you FREE two day shipping on almost everything that Amazon sells with NO minimum– and THAT, my dear friends, is WAY fabuLESS– especially when you can get that privilege for FREE (or darn near close!)

Read the full story here: FREE Amazon Prime

Book Scouting in ... England, Scotland, Ireland
I wish I were the kind of traveler who blogs fluently, breezily, in the moment, from foreign sidewalk cafés and park benches. Instead, I am one who, two weeks after she’s returned home, remembers that she intended to blog about her June book-scouting tour, and not just post the occasional photo to Facebook. Here are some belated highlights...

Read the full story here: European Book Scouting

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. Well, if you were to go by reviews up on amazon, you’d think she’d written the worst claptrap ever...

Read the full story here: Customer Book Reviews

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Joe Waynick
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