Up and Running!

I have essentially pulled all but a few titles from my little spot in the Amazon warehouse and I am still adding listings to my online store. It feels good to have an independent online presence. According to the various seller forums, I don’t think I could have timed it better. There are so manyContinue reading “Up and Running!”

A Little Bookstore

Kurt’s Books is on the way. Inventory is arriving daily and the website is being tweaked and prepared for launch. It will have a slightly better selection than the quaint little library seen here on the left, and it will improve, with your feedback, of course, over time. Keep an eye out for it. Kurt’sContinue reading “A Little Bookstore”

Scanning and Texting. Texting and Scanning.

I was at a local bookstore this past weekend, scouting books with my BlueTooth scanner, and my wife sent me a text to remind me of the incoming rain storms. I went to text her back to let her know I’d be heading back soon, and I couldn’t get the virtual keyboard to come upContinue reading “Scanning and Texting. Texting and Scanning.”

I got yelled at…twice.

Yes, I knew running around in public with a Bluetooth scanner scanning used retail books would eventually get me in trouble, but it just happens when you least expect it, and by the most unusual suspects. Alright. The first time was last week. I was going to a library sale, not the regular sale, butContinue reading “I got yelled at…twice.”

Humble Beginnings

If you’re familiar with Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuk, Head of VaynerMedia), then you have probably seen one of his numerous social media productions called Trash Talk. It’s a series of videos about Gary running around town on a Saturday morning and checking out garage sales. Now, if you know anything about Gary, you know he’sContinue reading “Humble Beginnings”

Finding Books for Retail

It’s been about eight months since Baker & Taylor announced they would no longer be providing wholesale distribution of books to retailers. Ingram Books is the only remaining major wholesale book distributor. Yesterday, I received an email inviting me to The Bookshop. I haven’t thoroughly checked it out, but it’s apparently a new wholesale bookContinue reading “Finding Books for Retail”

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