If you want to become a better comic book collector, you need to hone your skills! There are so many different aspects of comic book collecting and investing, and by identifying and improving on all aspects, anyone can become a well-rounded and more savvy comic book collector.
It goes without saying that in order to be a good comic book collector, you should be reading comic books and joining online comic book groups to stay up-to-date with how the market is moving. But beyond those basics, here are four books you should read to become a better comic book collector:
Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
Buying and selling comic books involves a great deal of negotiating no matter how or where you sell them. Understanding the dynamics of a negotiation and ultimately “getting to a yes” should be the ultimate goal, and this best seller by Roger Fisher is a required read for all serious comic book collectors.
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss & Tahl Raz
Another best seller when it comes to negotiating, this must-read by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz can make any comic book collector better at their craft. Ignore the brash title – this book will certainly give you the tools necessary to negotiate a transaction without drawing too hard of a line in the sand which can sink and good deal.
Investing for Kids: How to Save, Invest and Grow Money by Dylin Redling & Allison Tom
If you have a young one at home that’s interested in comic books, this can help them understand the financial side of investing, which you can never be too young to learn about. While not specifically about investing in comic books, this book is designed to be read for kids ages 8-12 and can give them a great foundational understanding of investing.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill & Arthur Pell
This book was written in 1937 and is still relevant to this day. It’s one of the most famous business books of all time. While again this book isn’t specifically about comic book investing, it can ground your mind into an investor’s mindset when it comes to the intersection of comic books and building wealth.