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How to Access Book Information via ISBN: Book Databases Overview

All about books, Book arbitrage By May 18, 2022 Tags: , , No Comments

If you need to pull up book data for millions of books (e.g., from the standard information book title, author, and cover art to less conventional data such as book reviews and price info), where can you get it? By accessing a book database, obviously. In this article, we’ll review and analyze the most popular book databases (both paid and free) with relatively open APIs that can help you retrieve book information by ISBN.

Retail and Book Arbitrage Explained

Book arbitrage, Personal finance By February 24, 2022 Tags: , , , No Comments

We’ve already covered the topic of book scouting in detail in our blog and mentioned book arbitrage briefly in one of the articles. Today, we’re going to talk about the entire field of retail arbitrage in general and book arbitrage in particular. Let’s take a closer look at how it works.

The Definitive Guide to Book Scouting

Book arbitrage, Personal finance By January 13, 2022 Tags: , , , No Comments

You’ve definitely heard about sport scouts who are attending junior sport events in hopes of finding a rising basketball or baseball star. You may have heard about talent scouts working for record labels and helping new talents shine. Art galleries have their scouts as well. Similar to art agents, they help match artists and collectors. But book scouting is a wholly different thing.

What’s Cookin’? Selling an Expensive Cookbook Can Heat Up Some Cash

Book arbitrage By November 11, 2020 No Comments

It’s the time of year for a lot of holiday cooking and baking. As you dust off an old cookbook and consider letting it go to make extra space, you might want to first check BookScouter.com to see the current value. If it’s really old, you may want to have it appraised by an antique book dealer.

You might decide to hold on to your vintage cookbooks and then pass them down to a family member. Perhaps you come across a rare find — a really expensive cookbook — and decide to sell it. Or you might decide that a vintage cookbook would make a thoughtful gift for a cook or collector you know. 

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