- v. present participle of handsel.
“When grass-roots dealers love a book, they go right into what they call their "handselling" mode.”
“Clontarf meeting was selected for the _coup d'essai_ of Government; in its new character for "handselling" the new system of rigour, this Clontarf assembly having fallen out just about six weeks from the Royal speech.”
“And for the same reason, when you are handselling the Oxenbury board books point out the one that says, "Wave to Daddy, Wave to Mum," just in case.”
“This summer, Papernick has gone as old school as your great-aunt Gidl, getting out the cart and doing something booksellers wish all authors could do -- handselling copies of his fabulous new collection of short stories, "There is No Other," one copy at a time at local markets with the slogan, "Bringing Market-Fresh Fiction Directly to the People.”
“This summer, Jonathan Papernick has gone as old school as your great-aunt Gidl, getting out the cart and handselling copies of his fabulous new collection of short stories.”
“From a handselling point of view, I have the luxury of overriding the cover art and encouraging buyers to get to the people inside, and that's where your voice has to be clear and powerful.”
“Regarding books returned because a customer was displeased with it, Teicher said he thought some independent booksellers would be receptive to accepting such a return if they had recommended the book to the customer, though he noted, “I believe there was not a lot of handselling going on Friday night.””
“And in general, the existence of independents, with their handselling and appeal to big readers, allows more kinds of good books to flourish.”
“There are countless stories of unknown writers enjoying success set afire by the passionate handselling of an independent bookseller.”
“If I may close with a pick of my own, I have to follow through on a vow that I made recently: to shout from the rooftops (virtually speaking, as I'm terrified of my steeply-pitched roofline) about a hugely readable, emotionally wrenching YA science fiction novel that came out in paperback this summer - it's my favorite handselling pick this fall from any of the publishers that I represent.”
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