AE Monthly Articles - September - 2006 Issue

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AE Introduces a Listing Service [without the standard charges]

By Bruce McKinney
Today on AE you'll find a new listing site for books, manuscripts and ephemera. We call it Books for Sale. It's a fresh effort to increase sales and lower costs for buyers and sellers of printed materials. In its conception it is simple: provide a neutral place for buyers and sellers to find each other. Create no barriers, build no walls, charge no commissions, broaden searches to help buyers find interesting materials and encourage book buyers to look past the listings they see to the bookseller they often ignore. Typically eighty-five percent of seller inventorie...

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Alibris Returns Returns To Their Sellers (And Opens Up Direct Contact)

By Michael Stillman

The world's second largest used/old bookselling site recently announced some major changes in the way they do business. It is something of a two-pronged transformation. The m...

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Retirement is a Four Letter Word

By Bruce McKinney

On turning 60 -- Sixty I'm told is kind of old but I beg to differ. From where I sit, and yes I sit, this feels like the catbird seat and I'm the cat, not the bird. What mat...

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University of California Library Joins Google Book Search

By Michael Stillman

Search engine giant Google scored a major coup last month in its controversial effort to digitize the world's books when the University of California Library signed on to th...

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Thinking About a Website? This Might Be the Time.


By Renée Magriel Roberts

Our internet-based company, Rose's Books, has been going without its own website. I know what you're thinking: the shoemaker's kids have no shoes; the plumber's ...

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A New "Phishing" Expedition No One Should Believe

By Michael Stillman

We have occasionally written about "phishing" expeditions, those ubiquitous emails we all get trying to con valuable information from us. From the legendary Nigerian scam, w...

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Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair September 16th

By Bruce McKinney

As he has for thirteen years Bill Ewald of Argus Books is again hosting the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair. This year sixty exhibitors are expected for the one day event whi...

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Biblio Reopens Its Rare Book Room

By Michael Stillman

Biblio.com recently announced the reopening of its Rare Book Room. This is a nice feature for those whose interest is collectible books. The listing sites do a great job of ...

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Dawson Ephemera Auction September 29th

By Bruce McKinney

Glen Dawson, the consummate bookman and bibliophile, has sent Part II of his collection of early Californiana and Los Angeles ephemera to

auction to be parsed, savored and...

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<i>The Fate of Their Country</i>. A Look Forward and Back

By Michael Stillman

The Civil War may be the most avidly collected period of American history. The twists and turns of this horrible, internecine conflict remain the subject of discussion and d...

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Bookseller Catalogues Reviewed In Section Two

This month we have seven catalogue reviews in AE Monthly's Section Two. Extensive, though diverse collections of books will be found in catalogues from Martayan Lan and Bauman Rare Books. Just abou...

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