It seems that once something gets "big" there are a zillion experts out there to help you through the maze. One of my favorite Web sites,
www.wikipedia.com, is full of information on almost every topic. I can "mostly" rely on their information, because they generally require citations (references to other sources which document both influence and authority). When a wiki (an online resource that allows users to add and edit content) is properly moderated, it can be highly useful. As a matter of fact, there's an entry in the Wikipedia that was posted about me (see Figure 4-1), interestingly; people are constantly updating and changing it — it looks good to me!
Figure 4-1. I looked up, and there I was. . . .
The book you are reading is also "moderated" in a similar way. All my books, although I am an eBay seller, eBay University Lead Instructor, e-commerce consultant, and active in many sellers' groups, are doublechecked by one of the smartest eBay experts I know, Patti Louise Ruby.
I never want my readers to get the wrong message from my recommendations, but that's not necessarily the case in 99 percent of what you see and hear on the Web today. Many people's advice has an underlying tone of trying to sell you something.
The eBay world is no exception. At last count, there were over 120 books in print giving you the word