This month there are nine eCatalogues from AE Members. If you are at least a research member you can post catalogues as you issue them and we are more and more closely linking them to AE Monthly. We are already providing a link to this section on AE Monthly pages. This month, for the first time, they are included as section III of the monthly email. The field needs this option because the economics of bookselling are rapidly shifting. Catalogues are costly to produce and mail and require that material be set aside for inclusion. The new electronic catalogues can be composed easily, an overleaf inserted to explain the focus, and links to the catalogue sent to prospects all in the same day if not in fact in just an hour. These catalogues also have no incremental cost.
Their chief downside is that they arrive by email and can be easily dismissed because they arrive looking like every other message. We are working to resolve both this issue and to provide a very appealing and easy to use format.
In the meantime we thank those members that are preparing eCatalogues and bringing them to our attention. To our readers we suggest you consider trying this format. It’s in its infancy but grows more robust.
Section III of AE Monthly this month includes nine catalogues posted over the past 45 days:
Douglas Stewart: Off the Wall: Australian Posters
Stuart Lutz: Stuart Lutz Historical Documents – Monthly Newsletter
Laurens Hesselink: Recent Additions [August]
David Lilburne: Cook’s Last Voyage – The artistic vision of John Weber’s Prints
Jonathan Potter: Our Printed Catalogue – on the web
Fran Durako: Recent Arrivals
Laurens Hesselink: Recent Additions [July]
Ken Huddleston: Kenston Rare Books - Summer Catalogue