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Topic: How best to post?

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Subject: How best to post?
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 9:58 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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I have ended up with a lot of biographye/memoirs (two stacks nearly waist high from the floor--and probably another bunch unstacked).

I'd like to box them up and send them out in batches, but I don't know how biography readers read to know how best to do so.  So I'm asking!

Do you read biographies in general, or only one type?  For example, do you read only historical biographies, or biographies of singers, or biographies of authors, or is any biography of possible interest?

IE, do I need to sort them by type of person, or should I just see what fits in a box? :)

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Date Posted: 8/26/2008 3:49 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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I read a varied selection. Could be a star bio, historical figure, just some schmoe who wrote about their life. Basically, anything that sounds of any interest.

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 12:45 PM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2005
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I agree with Charlie-although I do tend to lean more towards historical figures.  But if it's about someone from any time that I have an interest in, I will read it.  Maybe you could post them and offer a 2 or 3 for 1?  Then people could make their own choices.  Just a thought...or you could become a Boxer...?

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 12:58 PM ET
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I've got no problem becoming a boxer; the only reason I am not is because I couldn't ever find enough books on anyone else's shelf to make it worthwhile.   The genres I'm interested in rarely last long enough to make it to a boxer's shelf.

I probalby won't post these to my shelf directly--the current ones I'm dealing with are all hardbacks and too heavy to ship for one credit each let alone at a 2:1 or 3:1 rate.  Which is why I want to box them up and offer them in large lots--then I can offer a deal and not pay out the nose for shipping.

When I find the paperback box I might post to my shelf and offer a pick-your-own-deal because it's not a big deal if one is straight up requested since they are under a pound each, even if I'd rather send them out in lots.

Thank you for the opinions. It gives me a bit of insight.  I still have a few more boxes to go through, but I should get to these sometime soonish--where "soonish" is defined as "no more houseguests and work calms down to minor crises not major ones."  :)

Date Posted: 1/11/2009 9:08 PM ET
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Well,  I finally found the paperbacks and posted them.   I guess "soonish" wasn't so soon!

If you are interested, take a look--there are over 30 of them.  I am willing to deal, but it has to involve at least 2 credits.