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Getting more $$ from your Book Sale -or- Is this Old Book valuable?

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Presented by Michael Sauers & Cecelia Lawrence at the Nebraska Library Association Conference on 16 October 2015.

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Getting more $$ from your Book Sale -or- Is this Old Book valuable?

  1. 1. Getting more $$ from your Book Sale OR Is this Old Book valuable? Presented by Cecelia Lawrence and Michael Sauers Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference, October 16, 2015
  2. 2. NLA/NEMA2015 Evaluation Criteria Scarcity Importance Author Edition Condition Age Aesthetics Association
  3. 3. NLA/NEMA2015 Scarcity
  4. 4. NLA/NEMA2015 Importance
  5. 5. NLA/NEMA2015 Author
  6. 6. NLA/NEMA2015 Edition
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  9. 9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 NLA/NEMA2015 Printing
  10. 10. 75 76 77 78 79 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 (Fourth Printing, 1975) NLA/NEMA2015 Printing
  11. 11. First edition 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (First edition – Third Printing) NLA/NEMA2015 Printing
  12. 12. NLA/NEMA2015 Some of Michael’s Favorite “Confusing” Examples
  13. 13. Limited Editions
  14. 14. For more info on Edition vs. Printing Editions and Printings, How to Tell the Difference: a guide for book collectors by Michael Sauers http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/writing/editions/
  15. 15. NLA/NEMA2015 ConditionCondition!
  16. 16. NLA/NEMA2015
  17. 17. NLA/NEMA2015 Condition Grades As New Fine (F or FN) Very Good (VG) Good (G) Fair Poor Binding Copy Reading Copy
  18. 18. Condition Descriptors Here are some examples of common terms when it comes to describing a books condition and what they mean… NLA/NEMA2015
  19. 19. Flocking NLA/NEMA2015
  20. 20. Moldy NLA/NEMA2015
  21. 21. Ex-Library NLA/NEMA2015
  22. 22. Spine Creasing NLA/NEMA2015
  23. 23. Chipping NLA/NEMA2015
  24. 24. Spine Lean/Curving NLA/NEMA2015
  25. 25. Bargain/Remainder Marked NLA/NEMA2015
  26. 26. Price Clipped NLA/NEMA2015 Hanging On photos courtesy of Randy Wiggins
  27. 27. More Condition Descriptors Other terms used in Conjunction with the Grading Scale Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Bowed Dampstained Darkening or Fading Edgeworn Loose Made-up Copy (Uncorrected) Proof Re-backed Re-cased Re-jointed Shaken Shelf Wear Sunned Stripped Tight Trimmed Unopened Working copy Worming or Wormholes NLA/NEMA2015
  28. 28. NLA/NEMA2015 Age
  29. 29. NLA/NEMA2015 Aesthetics
  30. 30. NLA/NEMA2015 Autographs & Associations
  31. 31. Remarques
  32. 32. Edition Aesthetics Age Author Importance Scarcity Condition Association NLA/NEMA2015 Tying it all together…
  33. 33. Print Resources
  34. 34. NLA/NEMA2015 Online Resources Editions & Printings: How to Tell the Difference http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/writing/editions/ ABEBooks.com Alibris.com
  35. 35. NLA/NEMA2015 What if the book doesn’t sell?
  36. 36. NLA/NEMA2015 You can lower the asking price and try to sell the item at your next sale. Set up an Sellers account online with Abe Books or ebay and sell it yourself. Utilize a service like BetterWorld Books…
  37. 37. NLA/NEMA2015
  38. 38. NLA/NEMA2015 AnyQuestions? We’renotkidding… https://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/4496110114
  39. 39. Getting more $$ from your Book Sale OR Is this Old Book valuable? By Cecelia Lawrence and Michael Sauers THANK YOU FOR COMING!! NLA/NEMA2015

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