AE Monthly Articles - May - 2006 Issue

Pict.a

eBay Offers Trap Door on the Book Market

By Bruce McKinney

A Needed Way Out

A generation of book owners is looking past weak offers from dealers and limited opportunities selling

via traditional auctions, marketing their books, manuscripts and ephemera lot by lot on eBay. The

results are inconsistent but encouraging both for sellers and buyers. For sellers it's the chance to

control their own destiny, converting market observations into listings, transactions and private

client lists. In short order sellers on eBay achieve a working competence to match their commitment to

the endeavor. The selling is...

Pict.c.

The More Things Change the More They Remain the Same

By Bruce McKinney

From the first book listings posted on line ten years ago dealers have been anxious that they were,

like Alice in Wonderland, going into a hole with an unknown destination...

Bush

Abebooks Begins International Advertising Campaign

By Michazel Stillman

As Abebooks promised at its recent Bookseller's Summit, they will begin a substantial international advertising campaign this month. The theme is "If you can't find it here,...

Dickens

Identifying First Editions: The Fascination of Points of Issue

By Renée Magriel Roberts

Seeking a first edition is an ongoing preoccupation of any bookseller. We all know that the difference between a first edition and a second printing just after the...

Bom

$1 Million of Stolen Books Recovered

by Michael Stillman

Mormon books are among the most collectible religious texts in the world. If you don't believe it, this point was reinforced by the ultimate of tests recently -- thieves bre...

Biblion

Biblio and Biblion Form Alliance

By Michael Stillman

Biblio.com has announced it will be working with British online bookseller Biblion to redevelop the latter's current selling strategy. Biblio is the third largest used book ...

Playing

The Authorities at UCLA say BOOK 'EM

By Bruce McKinney

When you think of UCLA you will think of many things but its unlikely rare books is one of them. Well, prepare to adjust your thinking. On the campus of UCLA in Westwood the...

Ffolio

A Shakespeare First Folio Comes Up For Sale

By Michael Stillman

It is a cultural icon and almost certainly the most notable literary work ever published. In fact, it may well be the second most collectible book in the world, second only t...

Franklinpress

38th Congress of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers


Saturday September 9th, 2006 - Thursday September 14th, 2006
The 38th Congress of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers will hold their bi-annual meeting in Philadelphia September ...

Knotty

Interesting Auction Coming UP

By Bruce McKinney

Part I of the Rare and Historic Book Collection of the Springfield Museums of Springfield,

Massachusetts is up for auction on May 27th at Knotty Pine Auction Service in Ne...

Cates

Reviews: 17 New Catalogues for May

By Michael Stillman

This month we review 17 new booksellers' catalogues. They come from all over the world - Shapero in the UK, Ewens in Canada, Thomas-Scheler in France, Libreria de Antano in A...

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