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.

Thursday, March 13, 2003

---I have received an order for Bill Warren’s epic fantastic-film guide KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES. I was sold out, so I have to put together another order to McFarland. Here are a few titles that I may be ordering: They Fought in the Creature Features: Interviews with 23 Classic Horror, Science Fiction and Serial Stars by Tom Weaver, Poverty Row HORRORS!: Monogram, PRC and Republic Horror Films of the Forties by Tom Weaver, I Was a Monster Movie Maker: Conversations with 22 SF and Horror Filmmakers by Tom Weaver, Science Fiction Confidential: Interviews with 23 Monster Stars and Filmmakers by Tom Weaver, It Came from Weaver Five: Interviews with 20 Zany, Glib and Earnest Moviemakers in the SF and Horror Traditions of the Thirties, Forties, Fifties and Sixties by Tom Weaver, Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks: Conversations with 24 Actors, Writers, Producers and Directors from the Golden Age by Tom Weaver, Horror Films of the 1970s, The Modern Weird Tale by S.T. Joshi, “Movies Were Always Magical”, and Double Feature Creature Attack . Browsing by subject and choosing SF & F books, I find a bewildering 100+ titles. A lot of them are pretty specialized and can be mighty pricey, but the academic commitment of this publisher is phenomenal. Their overall output in all categories of movies/TV would be staggering to behold, I am sure. Another genre they seem to specialize in is baseball books.

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