Featured Find: The Cartoon Network 20th Birthday Book

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At Comic Con, 2012, Cartoon Network celebrated it’s 20th birthday. As part of that celebration, 75 painters, sculptors, and other artists were asked to create a piece in their own style inspired by the networks stable of cartoon characters. The result was a show at the Jett Gallery in San Diego, as well as the Cartoon Network 20th Birthday Book, a handsome hardcover representation of the artist’s work published by Mark Murphy of Murphy Design.  Continue reading Featured Find: The Cartoon Network 20th Birthday Book

My Bookscouter Scanner (and why I chose the Socket Mobile 8CI).

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It’s no secret that I love BookScouter for helping me find valuable books on my shopping trips, but what I didn’t love was the extra time it was taking for me to capture barcode information with my smartphone. My competition, using a scanner and a PDA loaded with the Amazon database, was sweeping entire shelves in the time it was taking me to get results on a single title. While I loved that I was finding dozens of profitable books that the Amazon scanners were overlooking, I wanted desperately to speed up the process. Then I made the single best innovation I’ve made since starting my book business a year ago.

Continue reading My Bookscouter Scanner (and why I chose the Socket Mobile 8CI).