Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of handsel.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • When grass-roots dealers love a book, they go right into what they call their "handselling" mode.

    The Booksellers' Art Of Persuasion

  • 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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843

  • 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.

    I can't quite put my finger on it.

  • 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."

    Alex Green: The Right (and Old School) Way to Sell A Book

  • 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.

    Alex Green: The Right (and Old School) Way to Sell A Book

  • 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.

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  • 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.”

    Dawn

  • And in general, the existence of independents, with their handselling and appeal to big readers, allows more kinds of good books to flourish.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • There are countless stories of unknown writers enjoying success set afire by the passionate handselling of an independent bookseller.

    Praveen Madan: Why All the Fuss About "Independent" Bookstores?

  • 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.

    John Mesjak: Overshadowed But Still Awesome: Indie Booksellers Shine A Light On Four Great Reads

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