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June 21, 2017
by Caleb Roth
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The Future of “Popular Textbooks”

The interwebs are going crazy this week in the bookselling world.  If you’re in at least one Facebook group, you know what I’m talking about. Last month it was CDs. Last week it was Nike. This week, it’s textbooks. Is … Continue reading

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January 30, 2017
by Caleb Roth
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The Book Market Monitor – 2017 Edition

**last updated June 29, 2017 – check back later for future updates** February update:  The overall supply of used books dropped dramatically in February as existing sellers shed nearly a third of their existing inventory and some sellers quit altogether.   For used … Continue reading

one size does not fit all

September 22, 2015
by Caleb Roth
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Used Books: A business model for every lifestyle

You’re probably familiar with the phrase “Different strokes for different folks”.  I’d like to propose a slight tweak to this popular saying to make it relevant for booksellers:  “Different wages for different pages”.  Now before you start rolling your eyes … Continue reading

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September 4, 2015
by Caleb Roth
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Sales Rank Part 2: Implementing an Intelligent Book Scouting Strategy

(If you missed last week’s post where I explained how to interpret a book’s sales rank on Amazon, you may want to read that post first before jumping into this one.) Now that you understand the basics about a book’s sales … Continue reading