Join our book collecting membership site

 

The price is just $27.95 per year!  Click here now: Subscribe Now!  

 

For this you get:

Our list of 800+ rated books

I use a rating system to help identify tomorrow’s valuable books.  The rating system is based on 11 variables that through experience seem to affect a book’s value.

Here are a few collectible books the rating system has helped me discover:

  • The Name of the Wind
  • The Windup Girl
  • The Help
  • Sweeping Up Glass
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Most collectors understand how valuable these books are now but few knew about them when they were first released.

We rate and list 12-15 books each month for our members.  Our focus is on hypermodern (recently published) books.

Collectible Book Posts

For books with ratings of over 45 (potential value is $45) , I perform additional research to help determine their collectible potential.  I research 4 – 8 books a month.

At the beginning of each month, I select the best book of the month and declare it the Collectible Book of the Month.

 

Awards Information

An award can increase the value of a book … and will usually have a positive impact on the value of an author’s earlier books.

We track the major awards.  We write posts when the shortlists and awards are announced.    We also have lists of award winners dating back to 1975.

Book Collecting Forum

 

We recently added a Forum so members could ask questions and tell each other about themselves.  I also use this to give brief updates on rated books and special topics.

Book Selling Information

 

Another reason you will want to join the site is for information on book selling.  A few members have written posts on how they sell books.  I have written posts reviewing the different marketplaces that are available.  I will be documenting my book selling as I start-up my new venture.

Other Book Topics

I have written posts on other topics such as author’s book signings, book reviews and book festivals.  I am also researching and writing about the impact of E-books on bookstores and book collecting.

Cost of the Membership Site

The cost of a membership again is:

$27.95 per year

Note:  I no longer have a 30-day preview.  In place of the preview I will be making earlier posts public. Anyone can see them.  I will also be adding public information on book collecting and other topics.

To Sign-up

Click on Subscribe .  The payments will be conducted through PayPal.  If you have a PayPal account it will be easy to sign up.  I will not see your credit card information.

If you do not have a PayPal account and do not want to get one, you can pay by money order or personal check. Please e-mail me at rem@collecting-books.com for details.

After you pay you will be e-mailed a password that will allow you into the site

Is the Membership Price Reasonable?

When I started collecting books in 1998 I subscribed to Bookline for $75 a year.  There were twelve issues a year.  The newsletter only focused on mystery books.  You had to subscribe to another $75 per year newsletter to have access to information on literary fiction.

Fiction Prediction covers mysteries, literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers and young adult fiction. Even some biographies and non-fiction.  We don’t want to miss any book that may become valuable in a few months or years.

Thanks again for visiting.  The email for this site is rem@collecting-books.com if you have questions.

Bob

3 Comments on Discovering Tomorrow’s Collectible Books Today

  1. Linda Ward says:

    I am now interested in adding to my collection although I briefly look through a book and decide I want it but I find it hard to read because of not having quiet time or I am too busy. What are these new books about? Mark Twain and Jaimy Gordon?

    • Bob Morse says:

      Linda-
      The books were The Autobiography of Mark Twain – the first edition is now an expensive book. The Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon was the National Book Award winner. I wrote posts on these books last fall.

  2. Jamie says:

    I am new and haven’t really collected any books, but I did meet Clive Cussler and he gave and signed a book to me and for me and at the time I was a big Cussler fan. I’m really interested in starting my own collection and came across this webpage and wanted a little more about it. Do you have a lot of members? Do you have a certain place you order your books from? I did try to sign up but apparently Paypal is having trouble tonight, maybe due to time change. Anyways looking forward to hearing more from y’all. Thanks. Oh I do have a good bit of paperbacks that my wife doesn’t think needs to be where everyone can see it, I think a box in the attic is preferable lol or by the road. But I usually only keep the ones I would read again. I also have a nook that I now do alot of my reading on because of my work its just easier and faster to use it, but there’s nothing like holding a real book in your hands and the smell is one of a kind.

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