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, May 29, 2003
---Letter from me accompanying shipment of a Perley Poore Sheehan bibliography (which has been a pretty good seller), in response to an inquiry:
“Thanks for the order. As for books from Battered Silicon (KING OF THE PULPS), I haven’t been able to get their publications lately--mainly because I can’t meet their ordering guidelines for number of copies of individual titles I need to get at a time. Other publishers allow me to get assorted titles if they want me to buy ten books for the bookseller discount. I think Mike Chomko might be your person:
Michael P. Chomko
2217 W Fairview St
Allentown PA 18104-6542
---I am drawing a blank here, but I pass along this email I received:
I think you already know who I am. But if you don't remember me, I am Carlton Mellick III author of the surreal-horror/bizarre-fantasy novels Razor Wire Pubic Hair, Satan Burger, The Baby Jesus Butt Plug, and Electric Jesus Corpse. I'm also going to be in the next Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
Anyway, I'm hoping we could swap links. My website is at www.avantpunk.com ... let me know yours and I'll link to it asap.
Well, good luck with everything and take care,
--Carlton Mellick III
author of the surreal and bizarre
---Herewith unilateral link to there or mention of there but I will forego link from there to here.
---Another individualized response pasted here to maybe make my hard work go farther:
“I forgot to reply to your question about magazines. I don't think I have too many of those listed in my catalog at the moment. Except maybe:
LOCUS #409, 2/95, (1994: The year in SF) • ---# 421, 2/96, (1995: The year in SF) • --#423, 4/96, (Baxter & Holdstock interviews; H.L. Gold memorials), vg-f ea., $2
EXTRAPOLATION, win/83, (on Vance, Russ, Herbert, Clarke, Wells), vg 3.00
THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION #17, 1/90 (Pohl on Twain) • ---#18, 2/90 • ---#25, 9/90, (on Farmer & Ballard; Tony Daniel), vg each, 2.00
SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW, sum/91, (Special Fiction Section; Clancy editorial), vg $4
also, this, which you don't ask about:
SCIENCE-FICTION STUDIES #20 to #52, 3/80 to 11/90, (an entire decade of what is generally regarded as the most important academic journal in the SF field; critical analyses, book reviews), the entire 33-issue run, as new the set, 137.50
---#52 (1990), #59 (1993), #61 to #66 (1994-5), 8 issues, f as a set, 35.00
and this, SF-REVIEW related:
Geis, Richard RICHARD E. GEIS: A PERSONAL JOURNAL #1 to #13, self ('78-9), (xeroxed sheets; ravings & rants by noted fan & pornographer), vg the set, $25”
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