I know some of these bookselling tips are coming here and there. I think I’ve been doing this so long that I don’t think about what I’m doing…I just do it. Kinda like tying your shoe.
But this weekend I thought “Oh…that’s something to share that is helpful”. So here’s another bookselling morsel that I just remembered.
These dates changed the way book publishers did business. Book markets were opened and grew bigger with the internet and then with the selling sites. Thus…most of time, more copies of each book were published.
So…what does this mean? Basically…and this is just a rule of thumb…not a hard and fast guarantee….if you find an interesting, good book with a unique subject that was published before 1995..you have a better chance of it being worth something as it may have not been “mass produced” for the internet. That’s not to say it didn’t go through more printings later….but again..those first printings sometimes have more value.
And that’s not to say that books published after 1995 are not valuable… I’ve had several that have had only one printing, thus limiting its availability and increasing its value.
So….when I see a “newer” looking book…I check the copyright date. If it passes all the other “checkpoints” I have…then I get it.
Just another tool for bookselling….. 🙂
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