Fireside Books Partners With eBay to Publish Collecting Guide

Posted on June 30, 1999

Simon & Schuster's Trade Paperback group has announced that the Fireside Books imprint will publish The Official eBay Guide to Buying, Selling, and Collecting Just About Anything, by Laura Fisher Kaiser and Michael Kaiser. The book will feature an introduction by Pierre Omidyar, founder and chairman of eBay. The first printing of 100,000 copies will be available in November for a suggested retail price of $13.

"As we all know, collecting is hot!" said Mark Gompertz, Vice President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster's Trade Paperback group. "The person to person business - pioneered by eBay - has given us this outstanding opportunity to couple Fireside's premier reputation for publishing quality paperbacks with a company whose brand name will immediately tell book buyers - this is the best book and only book I should own on collecting!"

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