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Book Finds : How to Find, Buy, and Sell Used and Rare Books (Updated 3rd Edition)
Book Finds How to Find Buy and Sell Used and Rare Books - Updated 3rd Edition Author:Ian C. Ellis An updated edition of the essential insider's resource. — An insider's guide to the used and rare book market, Book Finds tells you all you need to know about: first editions and reader's copies; auctions and catalogs; how to recognize valuable books and sell them for the highest possible price; updated tips on online ... more »buying and selling; what's going up in value and what's going down; avoiding costly mistakes that many beginners make; what bookstore buyers look for; and the secrets of professional book scouts. It also includes newly revised chapters on buying and selling books on the Internet and book trading.
Ch. 1. Getting Started Ch. 2. The Book Ch. 3. Edition, Condition, and Scarcity Ch. 4. Book Scouting Ch. 5. The Art of Book Trading Ch. 6. Spotting Trends and Picking Authors Ch. 7. Brave New World : Books and the Internet Ch. 8. Auctions and Dealer Catalogs Ch. 9. Signed Editions, Autographs, and Ephemera Ch. 10. Book Repair, Restoration, Cleaning, and Care Ch. 11. The Business of Dealing Ch. 12. Reference Sources Ch. 13. The Changing World of Books Ch. 14. 1,001 (Give or Take a Few) Collectible -- and Findable -- Books Appendix Identifying First Editions.« less
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This is a very informational book. I read the first edition, and skipped the 2nd, and read the 3rd. Internet made the life of the used-book shops really hard, and not many shops still exist today. So the information on book trading is useful to those living in big cities only. I like to see more coverage on internet book trades. But still, a very good book to read.
A decent first book on book collecting, written not only for the collector, but also those looking to get into the selling and trading sectors as well. Good basic info on publishing and distribution processes, first editions, condition factors, helpful publications and reference resources. Habitual readers will benefit by learning fun and profitable ways to acquire and dispose of "inventory"--maybe even making a few good deals along the way.