Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Yay Steve

I was pleased to notice that Steve Weber now has a monthly column about selling books on Amazon for BookThink's free weekly newsletter.

Steve also has a book, The Home-based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, Ebay or Your Own Web Site. If you're new to online bookselling, Amazon is the best way to get started because it's efficient and not labor intensive. And to learn about selling on Amazon, Steve's book is the best resource. You can view the index and table of contents on Amazon and read sample chapters on his website. I especially like the cover. Look how neat that Ikea type work station is:

There are no books anywhere, there is no clutter, and there are no cookie crumbs on the shiny white floor. Contrast it with my work area:

I have an Ikea work station that theoretically could be sleek and shiny but, oops, there are stacks and crates of books. And, yes, those are cookie crumbs on the floor, deposited by our two-year-old daughter. I could have swept them away before the photo shoot but, well, this is a home-based bookstore and this is a blog about the experience of bookselling and those cookie crumbs faithfully represent that mission.

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Blogger Steve Weber said...

Actually that's a very sanitized version of what my workspace looks like. On the best of days, it's really a bunch of dried bits of coffee, crumbs and torn paper. ;-}

4:46 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Congratulations to Steve (and hey, look, he commented right before me, how cool is that?)

Laughing at the IKEA workspace complete with cookie crumbs. My scrapbooking table resembles that.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Driftless Books and Music said...

just posted a pict of my desk...no ikea here...

the floor is usually covered with chainsaw dust and


11:35 AM  

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