I’ve teased. I’ve whined. I’ve been talking about the follow-up to my eBay consignment book, The Trading Assistant’s Assistant, for such a long time now that I can hardly believe the day has finally come when I can reveal the result of all that work.
When eBay cancelled the TA program, I knew the book formerly known as The Trading Assistant’s Assistant (Second Edition) was going to need a complete overhaul, starting with the title. I’d already rewritten the book once and it’d been a little over a year of rewrites on this time alone (Long story short, eBay kept changing things before I could get my new edition out resulting in my having to keep writing the book over and over. Short story long, see here). I started out trying to just remove mentions of eBay’s program and ended up writing the entire book over again from scratch. The work consumed my already busy life. I spent most of the process furious at eBay for putting me in this position and forcing me to rewrite the whole thing yet again.
I realize now, however, that the end of the TA program was a good thing for my consignment business… and especially for this book. It’s better, not just for having been rewritten an extra time, but also because now it’s about selling for others on consignment across multiple channels instead of just on eBay. It appeals to a much wider audience and, most importantly, it’s as close to future proof as I could make it so it will never become obsolete and need to be rewritten again. (I hope.)
I can’t tell you what an understatement it is to say I worked hard on this (especially since I had to write this book THREE FREAKING TIMES, thanks a lot for that, eBay) but I think it came out really well and I’m incredibly excited for you to read it. Which you’ll be able to do before the end of the year.
Stay tuned for the official release date and information on how to pre-order in the next few weeks. In the meantime, what do you think of the new title?