Saturday, January 29, 2011

Selling children's books online

For a while, I have contemplated having my own website in addition to selling on Amazon and eBay. I have registered my domain name as Another Look, so have changed my blog name to match. Now I am working on designing the web page and this may take a while as I am just learning. I am also learning Microsoft Access where I will be entering all books in a database. So far I have been using Microsoft Excel, but this Access will serve me better. It is not a user friendly program and I am teaching myself with a book (from a used book sale of course).  To start off, I think my niche will be vintage children's books, because that is what I love most. The illustrations in some of my books are fantastic and I think that is what I love most about them. I am praying about this new endeavor and for the Lords guidance as I proceed.    

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Just finished reading this to my young son. It was written in 1947 and is set in a charming era; however, the story itself did not appeal to me. The woman lives in an upside down house and is popular with the neighborhood children. Most of the chapters revolve around a child with a behavior problem that his or her mother just cannot seem to deal with. After soliciting advice from other mothers without success, they each end up calling Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, who comes up with the cure for their child. Some were ridiculously silly, like the radish cure, for the child who would not take a bath. The mother is told to let the child go without a bath until so much dirt has accumulated on her skin that radishes can be planted on her. My son thought this was dumb. But most of the others were funny and my son found them to be entertaining. The children's rude or unbecoming behavior did lead to some discussions about proper behavior with my son.  Easy to read and mildly engaging for only young children. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sellings used books online

I have been selling used books online for many years. I go to used book sales and thrift stores regularly and this is how I also acquire much of my and my children's reading materials. I tried finding out if someone had written an e-book on how to sell books online and I found this one that looks interesting. I have not ordered it yet, but here is the link.

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to learn how to sell books online