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.

Monday, March 10, 2003


CDs played today:
- Handel CONCERTI GROSSI Op. 6: Discs 2 & 3 (of 3) - Amy is upstairs so I have to be nice with what I play on the stereo.
- Pixies PIXIES (SpinArt) (Xgau: A-minus)
- Cassius AU REVE promo (freebie disc from distributor)

---Never got that stack on my desk worked down yesterday. I am trying to avoid the situation I always find myself in, where the layers of paper on my desk becomes formidable. Things that should be getting immediate attention get buried under things I would like to give attention to when the opportunity presents itself, whenever that may be.
---Highest stack in front of me at the moment: Golden Gryphon books, yielding:
Waldrop, Howard CUSTER'S LAST JUMP and Other Collaborations, Golden Gryphon #24, '03, 1st edn, (with riotously funny and libelous story notes), new in dj 24.95

---Back in stock:
Baker, Kage BLACK PROJECTS, WHITE KNIGHTS, Golden Gryphon '02, 1st edn, (brings together the early Company stories for first time), new in dj 24.95

Duncan, Andy BELUTHAHATCHIE and Other Stories, Golden Gryphon '00, 1st edn, (two originals; Bishop foreword; Kessel afterword), new in dj 23.95

Kelly, James Patrick STRANGE BUT NOT A STRANGER, Golden Gryphon '02, 1st edn, (stories, including one original; intro by Connie Willis), new in dj 25.95

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn STORIES FOR AN ENCHANTED AFTERNOON, Golden Gryphon '01, 1st edn, (author's first collection; Kevin J. Anderson foreword), new in dj 24.95

Watson, Ian THE GREAT ESCAPE, Golden Gryphon '02, 1st edn, (stories), new in dj 23.95
---one of the copies has a creased dj. Anyone wanting it can have it for $14.

Zebrowski, George SWIFT THOUGHTS, Golden Gryphon '02, 1st trade edn (Easton Press is doing a signed/leather edn), (stories; Benford intro), new in dj 24.95

---This is supposed to be the weekend, finally, for Catalog 145 preparation, but surveying the amount of material I still need to deal with, I am strongly considering another week of delay. I know how everything comes to a standstill when I work on a catalog. I don’t know--maybe if I can get on top of things a little bit prior to sending out the next catalog, I may have a chance to not allow myself to be in such a fine mess in the future.

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