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.
Friday, May 16, 2003
CEMETERY DANCE #43, '03, (Ramsey Campbell, Hugh B. Cave, Ed Gorman, Graham Joyce, Gary Raisor, new 5.00
VanderMeer, Jeff VENISS UNDERGROUND, Night Shade ('03), 1st edn thus, one of 750 SIGNED copies, (adds afterword and new story), new in dj 40.00
---I still have the Prime Press trade pb for $15.
---Books from White Wolf here, after long-delayed order. It could be they have gone over completely to gaming books, but a few of their earlier books were still available. I don’t think I can set up links to the individual titles but further descriptions are easy enough to find from the White Wolf website:
Collins, Nancy A. DARKEST HEART: A Sonja Blue Novel, White Wolf, 9/02, 1st edn, new 11.99
Moorcock, Michael CORUM: The Prince With the Silver Hand, White Wolf, 2/99, 1st hc edn, (Eternal Champion #12; 3-in-1 edn; collects The Bull and the Spear, The Oak and the Ram & The Sword And the Stallion), new in dj 24.99
---EARL AUBEC and Other Stories, White Wolf, 11/99, 1st hc edn, (Eternal Champion #14; 590 pages), new in dj 24.99
---And back in stock:
Collins, Nancy A. A DOZEN BLACK ROSES, White Wolf ('96), (hip vampire), new 11.99
Gunn, James (ed) THE ROAD TO SCIENCE FICTION Volume 6: AROUND THE WORLD, Borealis, 5/98, 1st, (exploeres the SF written in 16 countries), new 14.99
---There were also a bunch of White Wolf paperbacks which I have not catalogued yet. They are mostly series novels (Clan, Vampire, Dark Ages, Predator & Prey) special ordered for customers or replacing sold out titles.
---A batch has arrived from Greenwood. These excessively-priced editions intended for the library market I can give a 20% discount, if that puts them closer within reach of the average person. I had to order at least ten books to get the discount, so it might be a while before I can try for another batch:
Ashley, Mike ALGERNON BLACKWOOD: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood '87, 1st, (Ramsey Campbell foreword), new no dj as issued 74.95
Clareson, Thomas D. SOME KIND OF PARADISE: The Emergence of American Science Fiction, Greenwood '85, 1st, (history of American SF), new in dj $68
Collings, Michael R. IN THE IMAGE OF GOD: Theme, Characterization, and Landscape In the Fiction of Orson Scott Card, Greenwood '90, 1st, (bibliography, list of works cited; index), new no dj as issued 64.95
Pierce, John J. WHEN WORLD VIEWS COLLIDE: A Study in Imagination and Evolution, Greenwood '89, 1st, (del Rey foreword), new no dj as issued 69.95
---And back in stock:
McCarthy, Patrick A., Charles Elkins & Martin Harry Greenberg (eds) THE LEGACY OF OLAF STAPLEDON: Critical Essays and An Unpublished Manuscript, Greenwood '89, 1st, new no dj as issued 54.95
Roberson, William H. & Robert L. Battenfeld WALTER M. MILLER, Jr.: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood '92, 1st, (glossaries), new no dj as issued 54.95
Shreffler, Philip A. THE H.P. LOVECRAFT COMPANION, Greenwood, 3rd, (offers a roadmap through Lovecraft's nightmare), new no dj as issued 62.95
---I also received a slightly damaged copy of:
Joshi, S.T. LORD DUNSANY: Master of the Anglo-Irish Imagination, Greenwood '95, 1st, (includes bibliography, index), new no dj as issued 69.95
which I guess I will send back. Also, this:
Joshi, S.T. & David E. Schultz AN H.P. LOVECRAFT ENCYCLOPEDIA, Greenwood '01, 1st, (exhaustive guide; essential), new no dj as issued 79.95
but the copies I have now are already spoken for. I will re-order again next time, whenever than may be.
---I am finally readying an order to send to Wildside, since one of the customers for the LOVECRAFT ENCYCLOPEDIA also wanted a couple books from Wildside. Later: word that the Wildside order is being processed, so maybe it will not be so long. Again, mainly books for special orderers and replacing sold-out stock. If I were to delve over their inventory a bit, I am sure the order could have been several times larger.
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