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I have told many of my fellow club members about the Book Collector program I use to keep track of my library on my desktop.  They are having a sale that makes it very affordable.  I have no vested interest and I will not get a cent or anything if you sign up - I just wanted to let you know that if you had ever heard and thought about this program at all now would be a good time to get it.  A free download that lets you manage up to 100 books is also available and I used it to see if I liked it before buying the program several years ago.

I have the Book Collector pro version but I think the std will work for many people.  I am able to track the original purchase price of the book, if it's autographed, all the data on it - pages, volume, etc.  I purchased this originally when Mary threatened me with haunting me forever if I died w/o leaving her a list of the books and their worth if she needed to dispose of the collection.  It has saved me from purchasing additional copies of books I already had...something I know many of us have done.

Just wanted to let you know about the bargain.
  The link to the web site is http://www.collectorz.com/book/


The link to the sale is https://www.collectorz.com/shop/sale.php?book50pro=1&inf_contact_key=1d5eb42f913e91f755c3a625085ea212f5cf974ea323afd529e10d36025a9ea8


My apologies if this is posted to the wrong section but it's offered for information and I have no connection except as a very pleased user.



Kurt Van Dahm






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I have been using it for about 2 years now and love it - each update adds a bit more functionality.  Easy to enter data, easy to search, just need to keep it hidden from the spouse so she doesn't know how much I have invested in books :rolleyes:


I also added a couple of custom types so that I can track my downloaded (PDF) files using the program.  MUCH easier than the spreadsheets I started out with!


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In the 90's I created a similar program in MS Access with a SQL database attached. Does pretty much the same thing. I spent around 2 years putting this together. Works well but after looking at this book collector program I think I am going to switch. I hope I can import all my data from Access to the Book Collector app.


In addition it is from a Dutch company and I always like to support my fellow countrymen.



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