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Newsletter NewsletterNo.1 No.1 2012 2012


Minds I Books Newsletter January 2012

Contents So what’s new? ................................................................................................................................................ 3 “Not another bookstore!” ................................................................................................................................. 5 Getting that book ............................................................................................................................................. 6 More about Mind’s I ......................................................................................................................................... 6 Delivery ............................................................................................................................................................ 7 Contact Details: ................................................................................................................................................ 9 Current Titles ...................................................................................................................................................10 Have a cerebral year!!!! ...................................................................................................................................15

‘We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap’ Kurt Vonnegut From BrainyQuotes

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So what’s new?

‘Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.’ Kurt Vonnegut From BrainyQuotes

An interesting list of books compiled by Ed Grabianowski on Howstuffworks.com: The 21 Best Selling Books of all time

And here’s the opinionated blog of Rick Gekoski. Called ‘Finger on the page’, you can check it out on the in the Guardian’s Book page.

‘Finger on the page’

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Best Selling Authors of all time from Wikipedia

Best Selling Authors of all time from Wikipedia cont.……

Author

Author

Min. estimated sales

Frédéric Dard

200 million

[49]

Detective, San Antonio

Plays and poetry

Stan and Jan Berenstain 200 million

[51]

Berenstain Bears

Detectives, Marple,

John Grisham

[53]

Legal thriller

Min. estimated sales

William Shakespeare

2 billion

Agatha Christie Poirot

2 billion

Barbara Cartland

500 million

Harold Robbins

750 million

[3]

Genre or title

[4]

Romance

[6]

Adventure

100 million

Genre or title

Zane Grey

Western

Irving Wallace

Suspense [57]

The Lord of the Rings,

Detectives, Maigret

J. R. R. Tolkien 200 million The Hobbit, classical fantasy

[10]

Suspense

Jeffrey Archer

120 million

[59]

Crime thriller

[12]

Children's literature,

Karl May

100 million

[61]

Western, Adventure

[63]

Detective, Mike

Romance

Mickey Spillane Hammer

100 million

[14]

[16]

Children's literature

100 million

[65]

[18]

C. S. Lewis Narnia,

Adolescent adventures

The Chronicles of Fantasy and popular Theology

[20]

Harry Potter

Kyotaro Nishimura

Mystery

historical fiction,

Charles Dickens

Literature

[8]

Georges Simenon

500 million

Sidney Sheldon

370 million

Enid Blyton Noddy

300 million

Danielle Steel

500 million

Dr. Seuss

100 million

Gilbert Patten

125 million

J. K. Rowling

350 million

Leo Tolstoy philosophy,

Ann M. Martin

172 million

[69]

The Baby-sitters Club

Anna Karenina, War Ryōtarō Shiba

and Peace Romance

Arthur Hailey

[25]

Dime novels

Gérard de Villiers

Goosebumps series

Beatrix Potter

100 million

[75]

Peter Rabbit

Michael Crichton

150 million

[77]

Techno Thriller

Richard Scarry books

100 million

[79]

Illustrated children's

James Patterson

100 million

[81]

Thriller

Clive Cussler

40 million

250 million

Horatio Alger, Jr.

200 million 100 million

[27]

, Fear Street

series, Horror, Comedy

Corín Tellado

400 million

Dean Koontz

325 million

Stephen King

[29]

Romance

[31]

Thriller

[33]

300 million

150 million

Thriller Detectives, SAS

Horror, Fantasy [83]

Adventure, Dirk Pitt

[35]

Western

[37]

Mystery, Perry Mason

Alistair McLean Wartime stories

[39]

Wuxia

Astrid Lindgren

100 million

Mystery

Debbie Macomber

60 million

[42]

Romance

Dan Brown

Thriller

[44]

Romance

Fiji Yoshikawa

Mustachio

Louis L'Amour

230 million

Erle Stanley Gardner

100 million

Jin Yong

100 million

Jirō Akagawa Janet Dailey

300 million

Nora Roberts

145 million

Edgar Wallace Robert Ludlum

[72]

[23]

Jackie Collins

R. L. Stine

Historical

Adventure, Thriller

[86]

[88]

Children's literature Romance

Detective [47]

110 million

Espionage

Catherine Cookson

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100 million

[92]

Romance


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Best Selling Authors of all time from Wikipedia cont.…… Author

“Not another bookstore!”

Min. estimated sales Genre or title

Norman Bridwell Dog

[94]

100 million

[96]

Paulo Coelho Alchemist

92 million

Roald Dahl

100 million

Evan Hunter

100 million

Andrew Neiderman Devil's Advocate

100 million

Roger Hargreaves Mr. Men

100 million

Anne Rice

75 million

Robin Cook

100 million

Compliments of the season to you and yours . Clifford the Big Red

Literature, The

[98]

Children's literature

[100]

Detective (Ed McBain)

[102]

V. C. Andrews, The

[104]

Children's literature,

[106]

[108]

Thriller, vampires Medical Thriller

[110]

African Adventure

[112]

Literature

Wilbur Smith

80 million

Erskine Caldwell

80 million

Eleanor Hibbert suspense

100 million

[114]

Romance, historical,

Lewis Carroll nonsense literature

Alice in Wonderland,

Xueqin Cao Chamber

Dream of the Red

[119]

James Bond

[121]

Literature

[123]

Nero Wolfe

[125]

Angélique

Ian Fleming

100 million

Hermann Hesse

100 million

Rex Stout

100 million

Anne Golon

100 million

Ken Follett Thriller

90 million

[127]

Frank G. Slaughter Edgar Rice Burroughs Pellucidar,

[130]

We have also witnessed a deepening recession worldwide that doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Why then would anyone start up yet another bookstore in this chilly monetary climate not being a sure bet as a business in the best of times In the same way as people have expressed dissatisfaction with the old ways of doing things, and come onto the streets to protest, Mind’s I also wishes to change the way things have been done in the past. We are annoyed that reading is an alien pastime to many in this country and that those that do wish to read are often cash-strapped and unable to obtain books at affordable prices. We are annoyed that public libraries are not adequately subsidized by the government.

Spy Thriller, Historical

Medical 100 million

In many ways the last year has been a truly historic one where globally ordinary people made their discontent with various institutions both economic and political, heard. And why not? In so many ways the old traditions and certainties seemed to have failed, exposed as grossly inadequate to tackle present day challenges.

Tarzan, Barsoom,

We are annoyed that Tertiary Institutes have a monopoly on setting textbooks that are overpriced and constantly being reprinted as new editions which have to be bought anew each year – a great financial burden to many students

other science fantasy

We are annoyed at all the factors that historically have made books expensive in this country, and those that monopolise the market.

John Creasey

Crime thriller

James Michener

Historical

Yasuo Uchida

Mystery

Seiichi Morimura

Mystery

Mary Higgins Clark

Thriller

Stephenie Meyer

The Twilight Saga The Host, Romance

Despite dire predictions - including the end of the world itself - Minds_I has been launched as an act of faith by out-of-work (yet optimistic) individuals, who don’t subscribe to myths – Mayan or other – and who

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try to stay in step with current advancing age.

January 2012

times despite

We do so by finding new ways to do business, ways that benefit ordinary people and the environment. For one thing, we want to spread a culture of reading far and wide by contributing books to those that don’t have access to them: youngsters who study at cash strapped schools and in environments that do not have libraries. We also want to help local public libraries that have had funding reduced or withdrawn but who service large populations. We want to do that by donating a portion of every book sold to a fund that will then be used to buy books.

3. We reply confirming the availability and price of the book 4. You give us the go-ahead and we send you the book 5. If you live in one of the suburbs listed, we will deliver to your door otherwise we send you the book via the post office. We track the parcel and you know when it has arrived. Payment 6. You pay us COD or deposit the money into the Minds_I account. 7. Books are sent only when you send us proof of payment by fax or email Delivery

By selling used books we also recycle books rather than having people buy new ones and thus also reducing the need to reprint popular books. In addition and to further this aim, we also intend at a later stage to exchange books of equal popularity and condition. There are many more reasons why Minds_I is a refreshing and affordable alternative which time and forthcoming newsletters will reveal, but at this juncture we wish you all a prosperous and fortuitous New Year and hope that you will finds Minds_I a refreshing and affordable way to satisfy your noble cravings for the written word and that in so doing we in turn will grow from strength to strength benefitting all the while not only yourselves but others.

Yours, Maxwell the Cat

8. At this time we deliver either by hand locally or counter to counter using the South African Postal Service. The parcel is registered and insured but you only pay a flat R10.00 fee for the service. The item can be tracked 9. The book should take about 5-7 days to reach you. If for some reason your book is misplaced you will of course be immediately reimbursed. 10. If your book is damaged in transition, we will try to replace it at no cost to you. Otherwise send it back to us and we will reimburse you for the original price as well as the cost for ordinary postage. Returns 11. If you are in any way dissatisfied with your book, please send it back in the original packaging (if possible) and, if it is in the same condition we sent it to you we will reimburse you fully

More about Mind’s I Welcome to a lush new world of wonderful, quality books. Welcome to Minds_i Books.

Getting that book Request titles 1. Request the catalogue by email or go to our website to find the books you want 2. Send an email or SMS giving the book number and your street or postal address.

Minds_i is more than a repository of good books and titles , it is an expression of the desire to make books available to all, to stimulate literacy and a culture of reading while conserving the printed word and reducing the need to reprint books.

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We do this by selling well preserved used books at very reasonable prices. Prices that consistently beat the lowest prices in the market - and then get them to you as quickly and as painlessly as possible Just because we are in a recession doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of a good read. As our stock builds up we will let you know when we start paying you up to 40% on returns on selected titles and on books that you return in ‘good nick’. This keeps books in circulation for longer and reduces the need for endless reprinting For every book you buy we pay 1.5% into a fund to buy books for cash-strapped public and school libraries. We also intend partnering with charities to sell books on their behalf so that they get a better prices than they would if they sold their books from thrift shops or at markets. We are always available to search for that elusive book that you simply must have. And if you choose to be on our mailing list, we will keep you informed about new acquisitions, while keeping a lookout for books in the areas you tell us you are interested in. At various times we may also suggest books that are particularly interesting or popular with reviews by those who have already read the books

“We

try to help you as

expeditiously as is possible, finding those elusive titles and striving to provide you with a reliable and efficient

Grading New Self Explanatory As New Second Hand but you wouldn’t know the difference Excellent One, two or three of the following Very light creases or marks on the cover. Pages lightly scuffed and minor marks or fraying of the jacket V Good One, at most two of the following: 1. Minor creases or marks on the cover/spine 2. A few pages may be lightly scuffed or have signs of having being earmarked. 3. slight discoloration of pages due to ‘aging’. 4. Previous owners name on title page or a few marks on other pages, 5. Minor fraying of jacket Binding tight Good Still neat looking Three or four of the following: 1. Minor creases or marks on the cover/spine 2. More pages scuffed or have signs of having being earmarked. 3. Discoloration of pages due to ‘aging’. Light stains. 4. Previous owners name on title page more marks on other pages 5. Greater fraying of jacket, maybe a small tear but slight increase in condition1,2 more severe condition Fair A ‘well read book’ Poor V Poor

service and a wide variety of literature for all ages and tastes” Maxwell

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Minds I Books Newsletter ‘True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country’

Kurt Vonnegut From BrainyQuotes

January 2012

De liv er y

At present, Minds_i exists solely in the ‘cloud’ and in your mind. At present we deliver free of charge to Central and Eastern Johannesburg and deliver to these areas within two days Anywhere else in South Africa you will need to pay a

flat R10.00 fee on each book unless otherwise stated, to have it delivered via the Post Office. Delivery takes up to a week depending on how the South African Post Office feels at the time and the parcel is insured and tracked. Pick it up at a Post Office counter near you. Anywhere else in South Africa you will need to pay a flat R10.00 fee on each book unless otherwise stated. Delivery takes up to 1 week depending on how the South African Post Office feels at the time and the parcel is insured and tracked. Pick it up at a Post Office counter near you.

Please Note! We are a small yet growing concern that is running in effect a ‘mail order’ business and therefore we need to resort to the Post Office to keep our prices low (we only ask our clients for a flat delivery fee of R10.00 per book ). Soon we will have our own website and this will make the whole ordering process a lot less painful. In addition we hope to offer a range of delivery options including expedited delivery. So please bear with us as we work at making this a great resource for you

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We deliver free of charge to the following suburbs: Berea

Cyrildene

Linksfield

Parktown

Bertrams

Hillbrow

Marshalltown

Sydenham

Bez Valley

Houghton

Norwood

Sandringham

Braamfontein

Jeppestown

Observatory

Troyville

Bruma

Kensington

Orange Grove

Contact Details:

Peter:

Cell: 0845253872 Email: federlp@yahoo.co.uk

Machik: Cell: Email: the _owl@mail.com

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Current Stock ‘Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armour and attacked a hot fudge sundae’. Current Stock Kurt Vonnegut Read more at: Brainyquote.com

Current Titles

Categories:

FICTION ...............................................................................................................................................................11 Action/Adventure ............................................................................................................................................11 Crime...............................................................................................................................................................11 Drama .............................................................................................................................................................11 Fantasy ............................................................................................................................................................11 Historical Novel ...............................................................................................................................................11 Humour ...........................................................................................................................................................12 Science Fiction .................................................................................................................................................12 Suspense .........................................................................................................................................................12 Thriller .............................................................................................................................................................12 Other ...............................................................................................................................................................12 Non-Fiction .........................................................................................................................................................13 Animal Behaviour ............................................................................................................................................13 Antiques and Collectibles .................................................................................................................................13 Biography ........................................................................................................................................................13 Political............................................................................................................................................................13 Instructional ......................................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Memoirs ..........................................................................................................................................................14 Philosophy .......................................................................................................................................................14 Popular Science ...............................................................................................................................................14 Psychology.......................................................................................................................................................14 Reference ........................................................................................................................................................14 Travel ..............................................................................................................................................................14 Wildlife ............................................................................................................................................................15

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Current Stock

FICTION

Action/Adventure 63 64

Wilbur Smith Wilbur Smith

The Leopard Hunts in Darkness Elephant Song

Hardcover hardcover

R 50.00 R 50.00

V Good V Good

The Trial Northanger Abbey

Paperback Paperback

R 60.00 R 50.00

V Good Excellent

The Forgotten Keep me Close Three Complete Novels Revelation Asta's Book Grievous Sin

Paperback Paperback Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover

R 48.00 R 45.00 R 30.00 R 30.00 R 50.00 R 50.00

V Good Fair V Good Excellent V Good V Good

Classic Literature 66 129

Franz Kafka Jane Austen

Crime 49 50 58 94 95 128

Faye Kellerman Clare Francis Elmore Leonard C.J Samson Barbara Vine Faye Kellerman

Drama 24 25 57 61 84 85

Yukio Mishima Fair Anne Michaels Sebastian Faulks Michael Ondaatjie Arturo-Perez-Reverte Paul Golding

The sailor who fell from grace with the sea

Paperback R 30.00

Fugitive pieces On Green Dolphin Street Anil's Ghost The Queen of the South The Abomination

Paperback Hardcover Hardcover Paperback

R 42.00 R 50.00 R 60.00 R 100.00 R 100.00

V Good V Good V Good V Good V Good

Life of Pi: a novel Duncton Wood.

Paperback Paperback

R 64.13 R 23.00

As New Good

Catch 22 The true history of paradise Simon & The Oaks Morgan's Run

Paperback Paperback Hardcover Hardcover

R 35.00 R 60.00 R 50.00 R 20.00

Good V Good V Good V Good

Fantasy 15 32

Yann Martel William Horwood

Historical Novel 56 68 87 59

Joseph Heller Margaret Xezar-Thompson Marianne Fredriksson Colleen McCullough

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Current Stock 111 135 22

Charles Frazier David Guterson Andrew Brown

Cold Mountain Snow falling on cedars Inyenzi: a story of love and genocide

Paperback Hardcover Paperback

R 50.00 R 50.00 R 36.00

Excellent As New V Good

Talk to the hand

Hardcover

R 51.00

Good

Fallen Dragon

Paperback

R 50.00

V Good

Twisted

Hardcover

R 35.00

Excellent

Paperback

R 42.84

Excellent

Paperback Paperback Hardback Paperback Paperback Hardcover Paperback Paperback Paperback Paperback Hardcover Hardcover Paperback Hardcover Hardcover Paperback

R 54.00 R 39.27 R 41.77 R 47.74 R 60.00 R 23.00 R 56.00 R 41.00 R 50.00 R 50.00 R 50.00 R 50.00 R 50.00 R 40.00 R 25.00 R 49.00

As New V Good Excellent V Good V Good Good V Good Good V Good V Good V Good V Good V Good Excellent Fair Good

Hardcover Hardcover

R 50.00 R 60.00

V Good Fair

Humour 11

Lynne Truss

Science Fiction 62

Peter F. Hamilton

Suspense 2

Jonathan Kellerman

Thriller 1 3 6 6 7 8 31 34 38 96 97 112 113 127 75 33 51

Jack Higgins Without mercy Stieg Larsson; Reg Keeland The girl with the dragon tattoo Thomas Harris Hannibal Thomas Harris Hannibal Robert Harris The ghost Robert Harris Imperium William Goldman Marathon man Robin Cook Vector Dan Brown The Da Vinci code Louise Welsh The bullet trick Simon Kernick The Murder Exchange Robert Ludlum The Aquitaine Progression Robert Ludlum The Bourne Supremacy John Le Carre A Most wanted man Jonathan Raban Old Glory Peter Benchley Jaws Ken Follett Hornet Flight

Other 65 80

Karel Schoeman Jim Corbett

Na die Geliefde Land Jim Corbett Omnibus

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Current Stock

NON-FICTION

Animal Behaviour 70

Sue Savage-Rambaugh and Roger Lewin Kanzi - the ape at the brink of the human mind

Hardcover

R 25.00

Excellent

Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover Hardcover

R 50.00 R 30.00 R 30.00 R 150.00 R 50.00

V Good V Good V Good Good V Good

Paperback Paperback

R 46.00 R 60.00

V Good V Good

Hardcover Paperback Paperback

R 79.00 R 30.00 R 60.00

As New Poor Good

Hardcover

R 40.00

Excellent

Paperback Paperback Paperback Paperback Paperback Hardcover

R 60.00 R 41.00 R 44.00 R 33.00 R 50.00 R 30.00

V Good Fair Fair V Good Good V Good

Paperback

R 50.00

As New

Hardcover Paperback

R 50.00 R 50.00

V Good Excellent

Paperback

R 50.00

V Good

Antiques and Collectibles 83 88 89 90 91

Denis Godfrey Giovanni Mariacher Massimo Carra Franco Monti Alberto Cesase Ambesi

Antiques and Bygones Glass Ivories of the West Precolumbian Terracottas Oceanic Art

Biography 19 23 27 52 77

Sebag Montefiore Young Stalin Sylvia Nasar A beautiful mind Simon Winchester The man who loved China Peter Ackroyd T.S. Eliot Peter Schickele Biography of Bach

Political 60

Joseph Lelyveld

Move Your Shadow

History 8 39 46 48 54 74

Gavin Menzies 1421 : the year China discovered America Basil Davidson Africa in history : themes and outlines Ken Follett A Place called Freedom Graham Hancock Fingerprints of the Gods Dava Sobel To Father Arthur Fitzgerald Royal Thoroughbreds

How-to 29 69 73 81

Philip Ramsden Finance for non-financial managers AJ Venter South Africa's Second Underwater Handbook Keith Kirsten Garden Plants and Flowers Harold Oldroyd Collecting, Preserving and Studying Insects

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Current Stock

How-to 10

Mike Gerrard; Donna Dailey Paris

Paperback

R 28.92

Excellent

Hardcover

R 40.00

As New

Paperback Paperback Paperback

R 26.78 R 30.00 R 44.63

Fair V Good Good

Paperback

R 50.00

Good

Paperback Paperback Paperback

R 40.00 R 50.00 R 45.00

Fair Excellent As New

Paperback

R 45.00

As New

Paperback Paperback

R 48.20 R 48.00

Excellent Excellent

Hardcover

R 20.00

V Good

Pukuntzu Woordeboek. N.Sotho - Afrikans Hardcover Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Hardcover

R 50.00 R 50.00

V Good V Good

Paperback

R 60.00

Good

Paperback

R 40.00

V Good

Memoirs 4 5 12 13 16 17 82 30

Frank McCourt 'Tis, a memoir Jon Krakauer Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster Jim Carroll The basketball diaries. Joe Simpson Touching the void Joanne Fedler; J Holliman When hungry, eat Sally Brampton Shoot the damn dog : a memoir of depression Jon Krakauer Into thin air Richard Branson Screw it, let's do it : lessons in life

Philosophy 72

Alain De Botton

The Architecture of Happiness

Popular Science 26 18

Philip Ball Critical mass : how one thing leads to another Ben Goldacre Bad science

Psychology 21

Philip Zimbardo The Lucifer effect : how good people turn evil

Reference 71 78

Kriel and Van Wyk n/a

Travel 35 37

Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, pray, love Pete McCarthy McCarthy's Bar: a journey of discovery in Ireland

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Current Stock

Wildlife 9 45

Bookey Peek Wild honey: more stories from an African wildlife sanctuary Bookey Peek All the way home

Paperback Paperback

R 65.00 R 39.00

‘I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation’. George Bernard Shaw

Read more at: Brainyquote.com

Have a cerebral year!!!!

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Excellent V Good


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