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Re: Going out of business sale
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Yes, I started this little side business before I had children. Now, I have twin daughters that are approaching 4 years old, and a 1 year old son. Most of the time, my wife and I just treading water, let alone running side businesses. I've completely neglected my site for quite some time now, and I just feel that it's not worth it unless I put the time and energy into it to make it nice. I'll always be a fan and collector, but the little spare time I have now, I'd rather put toward other hobbies.

As far as profitability goes.... I've certainly had a few good sales, but overall, it really was more about having fun. It's tough to make a good profit after all the fees, shipping costs, etc. You've got to be on top of things all the time to find the best deals, and to gauge where the market is for pricing. Most of the time when I've made a sale, it's usually been at some negotiated discount price too.

Now, I'm just trying to reduce the amount of cash I still have tied up in books. I'll keep a few items for myself, but my personal collection will be modest.

-Steve

Posted on: 6/24 12:57:52


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Hello, everyone. It's been a while since I've visited or posted here, but I wanted to give a heads up that I am closing down my website, "Telperion Books," at the end of this summer, and I am trying to pare down my inventory. I'm offering a 35% discount on everything in my store until the end of August to help facilitate this. I just simply do not have the time to properly maintain the site and inventory. Instead of allowing it to limp along indefinitely, I've decided to close it down.

I have many things that are not yet listed on my site, but I am going to make a real effort to get them up as soon as possible. If there is something in particular that you may be looking for, get in touch. I've got a few of the more recent deluxe Tolkien editions, and a nice 1st UK Voyager set of books 1 through 4 of G.R.R.Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire," series, just to name a couple.

Thanks for reading this, and for all the past support. I had a lot of fun running my site, but it's become more burden than hobby, so it's time.

Best regards,

-Steve

http://www.telperionbooks.com/

Posted on: 6/24 10:13:31


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Greetings, All. I just wanted to drop a quick note here to let people know that for the next couple months leading into the Holidays, everything in my store will be 30% off. Please take a look, and feel free to get in touch with any questions/comments. I've got a few nice Tolkien items on hand right now, as well as some general sci-fi and fantasy titles. I'm really trying to reduce my inventory and slow things down to focus on my family. I love collecting and working with other collectors, but the website requires more attention than I've been able to afford lately.

Thanks,

-Steve

http://www.telperionbooks.com/

Posted on: 2013/9/23 9:58


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I've got to agree with Stu on this. Personally, I don't find it appealing. However, this design really looks like a conscious push by the publishers to draw young children to the book on the store shelves. It reminds me of many of the other modern children's covers out there. The classic Tolkien drawn Hobbit cover might not be "keeping up with the times" in the children's section at Barnes and Noble anymore. My kids are only 3 (obviously not the target audience), but I guarantee they would grab this one off the shelf before the classic cover.

Looks like a touch of Pauline Baynes influence too, now that I think of it. - Just a touch.

Posted on: 2013/6/1 21:55


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One of the strangest ebay auctions I've seen. I am really baffled at this one. High bids too! I read the entire listing out of pure bewilderment, then, to my horror, looked at the item location - it's the town I grew-up in!

Posted on: 2013/4/17 16:28



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