After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.

These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.

Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.

I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.

Wednesday, March 12, 2003


CDs played today:
- Richard Pryor ...AND IT’S DEEP, TOO!: Disc 7
- Steinski NOTHING TO FEAR (Xgau: A minus)

---Trying to get the new cataloguings finished. It occurs to me that if I have to perform jury duty on Monday, then the likelihood that I will be able to deliver Cataog 145 to my printer then is measurably diminished. Things keep mounding up faster than I can handle them anyway, so we shall see when the catalog ever gets issued. I wonder that things didn’t come to this sort of a head sooner. A thought that did occur is that maybe I should extend peoples’ discount-membership by two or three months if they order from the catalog when it finally does come out. I hate to think yearly membershps are running their course while I am not presenting them with possiblities for things to save money on, getting the most from their memberships. I do not want to rip off anybody.

---Received solicitation from Borderlands Press (website currently under construction) for Thomas F. Monteleone’s THE MOTHERS AND FATHERS ITALIAN ASSOCIATION and John Maclay’s A LITTLE RED BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES. Last time I tried to order from Borderlands my order was ignored. I was told, when I finally called and got TFM’s wife or assistant, it was because I refused to give Moneteleone a discount on books at my dealer table at a convention. That I was not even in attendance at that convention, and the few conventions I did go to where I noticed TFM a couple times, I know he never bought books at my table or even stopped at it. What’s more, I am sure I would have given him my “in the business” quasi-wholesale terms, as I know I am wont to do. But instead he probably bears me some sort of grudge, if he bears me anything at all. Maybe it is from when my face got switched with book dealer Robert Gavora in SF CHRONICLE. A photo of him was identified as me. That was a long time ago, but memories are long “in the genre”. Anyway, if someone wants either of these BP books, I will try to get them. Otherwise... although I confess his column is the first thing I turn to in Cemetery Dance. Fun to read but often very wrong-headed, by my recollection.

---Sent out an email update containing information about books from Dark Regions that I carry. It was a bit too long but it seemed to go out okay. Should I reprint it here? I don’t know.

---Here are the NESFA books I have now catalogued::
Brin, David TOMORROW HAPPENS, NESFA, 2/03, 1st edn, (Boskone GoH book), new in dj 25.00

Bujold, Lois McMaster THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE, NESFA ('01), newly edited hc edn, new in dj $25

Campbell, John W., Jr. A NEW DAWN: The Complete Don A. Stuart Stories, NESFA, 2/03, 1st edn, (Malzberg intro; includes two essays written as by Stuart, never before published in book form; 462 pp), new/ dj $26

Gaiman, Neil ADVENTURES IN THE DREAM TRADE, NESFA, 8/02, (shows other sides of the writer), new 16.00

Harness, Charles L. CYBELE, WITH BLUEBONNETS, NESFA, 7/02, 1st edn, (autobiographical novel; Zebrowski intro; 157 pages), new in dj 21.00

Van Vogt, A.E.TRANSFINITE: The Essential…, NESFA, 4/03, 1st edn, (573 pages), new in dj $29

---Back in stock from NESFA:
Bergeron, Richard WARHOON 28, ('78), (600-page, mimeographed fanzine collecting the writings of legendary fan writer, Walt Willis), as new no dj 30.00

Bujold, Lois McMaster DREAMWEAVER'S DILEMMA, NESFA, 4th(4/02), (stories & essays; reprint of limited hardcover edition published 2/96), new 12.00
---SHARDS OF HONOR, NESFA ('00), 1st hc edn, (Verkosigan #1), new in dj 22.00

Brown, Fredric MARTIANS AND MADNESS: The Complete SF Novels of…, NESFA, 9/02, 1st edn, (five novels plus two novelets; Tenn intro; 633 pages), new in dj 29.00

Harness, Charles L. AN ORNAMENT TO HIS PROFESSION, NESFA, 1st edn or 2nd(2/99), (title story, The Rose & 15 additional works; intros; bibliography), new in dj 25.00
---an unshrinkwrapped copy is a first edition; shrinkwrapped ones are probably seconds.

Russell, Eric Frank MAJOR INGREDIENTS: The Selected Short Stories of…, NESFA, 9/00, 1st edn, (Chalker intro; Resnick afterword; 701 pages), new in dj 29.00

Silverberg, Robert & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) ROBERT SILVERBERG PRESENTS THE GREAT SF STORIES (1964), NESFA, 12/01, 1st edn, new in dj 25.00

---And from Gauntlet:
Matheson, Richard COME FYGURES COME SHADOWES, Gauntlet '03, 1st, one of 500 SIGNED copies, (beginning of abandoned novel; 144 pages), new in dj 50.00

---A couple from Night Shade (the limited edtions of books I still have the regular editons in stock, except Gods In Darkness may be sold out now):
Hodge, Brian LIES & UGLINESS, Night Shade ('02), 1st edn, one of 150 SIGNED copies with music CD laid in, (far-reaching spectacularly unflinching stories), {trade pb @ $15 and trade hc @ $27 still available}, BOXED, new in dj 55.00

Wagner, Karl Edward GODS IN DARKNESS: The Complete Novels of Kane, Night Shade ('02), 1st edn, one of 150 copies SIGNED by artist Ken Kelly, (3-in-1 edn; collected in hc for the first time; 520 pages), BOXED, {trade hc still available @ $35}, new in dj 75.00

---From Bard College (one that I have had here for quite some time but didn’t get around to cataloguing):
CONJUNCTIONS: 39 (The New Wave Fabulists), Bard ('02), (Straub [guest editor]), new 15.00

---Likewise here for a while:
TALEBONES #25, fall/02, (Alan Deniro; James P. Hogan interview), new 6.00

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