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Synonyms for handsel

something bestowed freely

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Buyers recommend titles for display as well as ideas for handselling.
The winning titles were chosen by independent booksellers nationwide as the titles they most enjoyed handselling over the past year.
This book grew from bookseller-to-bookseller by word-of-mouth as the publisher mailed out copies urging it be read, until sales exceeded 100,000 copies, making it one of Book Sense's first big handselling bestsellers.
There have been a number of success stories over the years attributed to the handselling of independent booksellers, most recently 'Cold Mountain' and 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,' and with the Book Sense 76 list, I expect many more success stories.