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This study for bookdealers, or beginners, gives the practical details of the trade. It is aimed at four main groups: those wanting to start in business; those who would like to convert a book-collecting hobby into a full- or part-time enterprise; those recently made redundant or retired early who would like to put their nest-egg to profitable use; and existing bookdealers who would like to know more about using the Internet profitably, training staff or expanding their businesses. Topics in Part 1 include the various options available, where to obtain stock, pricing and pricing policy, how to publicize yourself and your business, trade organizations, publications and reference works, and simple repairs. Part 2 provides detailed guidance on business planning for both starting and running a small business with the emphasis on cash-flow and profit, and how to present a case for finance to a bank manager. Part 3 gives an introduction to the Internet, covering e-mail, designing, using and publicizing your own website, the importance of on-line book databases in bookdealing on the world wide web, and where to learn about the Internet. An appendix gives many sources of further information and help, such as business shops and enterprise agencies.
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Book Description Baldwin's Books, Witham, Baldwin's Books, 1999., 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. HARDBACK, red cloth with gilt lettering on spine pictorial dust jacket, frontispiece, pages: x, 214, plates 5. New. A useful work for anyone thinking of starting bookdealing or planning for a small business. One reviewer wrote "In this wonderful book, Stuart Baldwin manages to blend a barrowful of good business sense and straightforward practical advice with the enthusiasm and humour of someone who has achieved the holy grail of making his hobby his business". The author will be happy to sign or dedicate copies on request. Seller Inventory # 4791