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Keywords and Titles on eBay

The title is your only advertisement that does not cost extra. eBay will charge for every thing else cutting into your profit. The “Completed Search” is an essential tool. Research how the successful seller sold their copy of what you are planning to sell. Many times I add keywords into

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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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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 page

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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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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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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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Ladybird Books – Vintage Readers

Wikipedia —> With the demise of the traditional Ladybird publishing format has come an increased interest in collecting, often by adults who were children when Ladybird was in its heyday in the 1960s and early 1970s. A great many second-hand Ladybird books are available and it can be an inexpensive

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Dick and Jane Reading Primers

We make great money off the old Dick and Jane books. Here is another sleeper series of books which most sellers will pass by.           . Dick and Jane readers continue to be great sellers. However, the Fun with Dick and Jane (mid 1940s) and the

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Charlot Byj Vintage Books

Known for her greeting card artwork Charlot Byj (pronounced BUY) illustrated adorable winter scenery pictures of children in the 1940s. Her most memorable creatures were red headed children. These children became her trademark. The best known are Raggy Shabby O’Hair, his sister Raggy Muffin, and their mother, M’Lady O’Hair. These

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The Uncle Wiggily Book

We have sold many books written by Howard Garis. He is known for his Uncle Wiggily series. If you run a search you will see that many of the books are not worth a whole lot but many are worth a pretty penny. I have seen auctions sell for over

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