Items are entered in the Book Uploader. After initial entry, items can be reviewed under Uploaded Items. Use the Preview button under Uploaded Items to see how all of your information will be presented..
Headline. This will appear at the top of your item. It should describe why the item is of interest. It MIGHT be the title but it is more likely that information beyond just the title will help to sell it. This is most like the title for an item on eBay. If an item is signed, say so. Mention topics, scarcity, subject, condition -- whatever makes your item special.
Type of Item. Much of our product consists of books. But many other types of items are also offered and visitors will be able to search for the specific type of material that interests them.
Currency. IOBA sellers come from various countries and price their material in different currencies. Select the currency you want to use using more than one currency. Enter the currency you want the item to be priced in.
REFERENCE YEAR or SEARCH YEAR. Publication year has a number of variations in use. We sometimes leave the field blank; we use parentheses or brackets to denote copyright years or estimate. We also sometimes enter more than one year, or ca for circa. We will display this information as you enter it. But we want to provide visitors with a way to search by year. Please enter the year that you would want used when searching for the item. The entry here will not be shown in the item display but it will be used when searching for items within a range of years.
DESCRIPTION. The description should include what you want to provide about 1) what makes the item interesting, including research about the item, evidence of scarcity and so on, 2) a physical description of the item, and 3) a condition grade and any notes you want to provide about defects and the like.
SIGNED.Select Yes for items that are signed or inscribed.
CATEGORIES, We had a team develop a set of categories for this fair. We do not doubt there will be some that want more or different categories. Please post these suggestions in the proper place in this forum. We will post the list of categories here so that they can be downloaded and examined outside of the fair website.
IMAGES. For this edition of the fair we will support up to four images for each item. The first, or Primary image, will generally appear where only one image is shown. All images will be available when looking at the item listing page.
URL TO ITEM SALES PAGE. For our first fair we generally required links to your item on an another website. This can still be done if you wish, but it is not required. If you do offer a link to your item elsewhere, you might choose to abbreviate the item text on the fair site and you certainly could provide as many images as your own website allows.