Book Scans are Getting Expensive
J B Krygier
jbkrygier at owu.edu
Tue Jul 26 17:43:55 EDT 2005
On Jul 26, 2005, at 2:12 PM, readingstore at thebookscene.com wrote:
> 1. My books are warehoused. So Monday I get request for scan. If
> email shows it was mailed to 5 gazillion dealers, I will delete the
> email. If not, I add it to books to be picked for shipping. If there is
> no overriding necessity, Tuesday noonish I get books from warehouse.
> rush to get books to Post Office by 5:00 pm. If workable I will send
> scan that evening. If not, in early morning. If purchase seems likely,
> I will keep it on a shelf, if not assign it to a box for warehouse.
> Hopefully, when someone actually purchases the book 2 months later, it
> is still on the shelf !
Egad, it is as if selling books is a business!
This does make clear that many of us are envisioning on-line booksellers
sitting in a "real" store with all the books at their fingertips, and
this is probably only a minority of sellers anymore.
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