Money in Brewing Books

Money in Brewing Books

BREWING flashpoint is hot. Check these keywords: Belgium beer, brewmaster, microbrew, craft brewer, malt, hops 90 day stats beer has 5000 listings in books whereas brewing has 1000 listings. I’d use both in my title. Title: BREWING Author: Michael Lewis, Tom Young Paperback: 408 pages Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (October

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Vintage Catalogs for Resale

Vintage Catalogs for Resale

Catalogs are the name of the game! Yard sailing is the perfect place to be looking for these gems. Do you remember our first yard sailing training point? Always ask! Here’s a great question to drop at all your buying places, “Do you have more books, catalogs, ….. inside or somewhere else that

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Keyword Research for Ebay Sellers

I received a question about listing on eBay.  I thought I would give the question more thought and answer it here. How do you know which keywords work well when listing on eBay? Going Deeper with Keyword Research The first response is to always look at your completed items and

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Thingamu …..What?? Collectible Book Alert

Some things just are learned as you go along in your trade. This particular series has several books worth about $30.  Click here to see the Thingamujig completed sales on eBay There are several titles in this particular series:  Dos and Don’ts Book of Manners   Health and Safety Christmas 

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Knowledge vs. Technology in Book Selling

What is Your Razor Edge Business Strategy? Today I have some advice for the bookseller but it translates loosely across many seller categories. I talk about book selling because that’s what I happen to have my experience in. To get something out of the article as an online seller just

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How Can I Hire the Kids to Help Sell Books?

What about the Kids Jobs with the Online Business? Can I Hire my Kids to Help? A frequent question I am asked is what jobs can we do with the kids. I admit kids jobs are not always the easiest to find even if you are there to help them

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How to Tell if Your Book is Valuable

Did you find that $25,000 book? Is that book you found in your grandfather’s attic valuable? How will you know? HINT: Old does not equal valuable. Now you should have a pile of books to research. Remember research in the front end will save you both time and money and

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Where the Wild Things Are – First Edition Points

Maurice Sendak died May 2011.  The latest sale of a true first edition of Where the Wild Things Are was on Abebooks.com sold for $25,000. This is the third highest sale for Abebooks ever.   First edition points: 1) Harper & Row, 1963 2) the LOC number on book’s title

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To Kill A Mockingbird – First Edition Points

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee  Only 5000 copies of the first edition. It has a blurb about Truman Capote on the inside book jacket flap. He is the photographer of Harper lee the author. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It

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Planning Your New Year

Planning Your New Year

Best wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year. So did your year go well? I sure hope so. It can always be better, though, no? I have an old article on how to change your thinking to make your goals become reality. Successful Mind Strategies is the name of

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Russell and Lillian Hoban

 A hint to booksellers around the holidays is to overprice vintage children’s books rather than under price. Books tend to sell for more during the holidays. This is true also for the classic Christmas books. Ordinarily these books don’t sell for as much as I have recently sold them for

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How to Store Your Collectible Books

Care, Handling and Storage of Books Damage to a book is cumulative. The repeated incorrect handling and storage of a book can quickly transform a new book into a worn or even an unusable one. Proper handling and storage in a stable, cool, clean, non-humid environment, can prolong its life.

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Edmund Dulac

Edmund Dulac 1882-1953 Writing descriptions for these books is not as cumbersome as one might think. The key is to list on eBay and take excellent pictures of the illustrations. You want to place at least four or five in the listings. This illustrator has been reprinted numerous times in

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