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, June 18, 2003
---Back in stock:
Shirley, John …AND THE ANGEL WITH THE TELEVISION EYES, Night Shade ('01), 1st edn, (on, above, and below the streets of Manhattan), one of 150 SIGNED copies with added chapbook, BOXED, new in dj 55.00
---The $27 trade edition is still here too. I notice at the website this ltd. edn is listed as sold out, so this might be a last chance opportunity.
---A few more from Wildside here now:
Bond, Nelson THAT WORLDS MAY LIVE, Wildside, 4/02, (long-lost novel from the Golden Age of SF), new 15.00
Brackett, Leigh THE TIGER AMONG US, Wildside, 7/01, (a novel of unrelenting suspense), new 15.95
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth AT CHRIGHTON ABBEY and Other Horror Stories, Wildside Fantasy Classics ('02), (excellent introduction to author's work), new 12.99
Connors, Scott (ed) A CENTURY LESS A DREAM: Selected Criticism on H.P. Lovecraft, Wildside '02, 1st edn, (articles reprinted from Necronomicon Press & Cryptic Publications), new no dj as issued 49.95
Emerson, Willis George THE SMOKY GOD Or The Voyage To the Inner World, Wildside, nd, (orig: 1908), new 12.95
Onions, Oliver THE BECKONING FAIR ONE, Wildside, nd, (perhaps the greatest ghost story in the English language), new 13.95
Wharton, Edith TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS, Wildside ('02), new 15.95
---And back in stock:
Park, Paul IF LIONS COULD SPEAK & Other Stories, Cosmos/Wildside ('02), new 15.00
---Received this email:
“With your lengthy silences, I was beginning to get worried
that you might be having health and/or financial difficulties, and
thusly I felt reluctant to bug you too much. Hope things are okay now
and that you are in a position to resume being bugged with various new
orders and queries.”
---I don’t wish to give the impression I am indisposed healthwise or financially, although it would be foolish to deny these are ever considerations. My ability to keep up with emails, orders, book shipments, invoices, book shelving, excess clutter, urge for leisure time, sleep needs, etc. etc. is declining with age and with a precipitousness that could be alarming--but if I let myself get too worked up about my workload, I might be in even worse shape than I am now. All I can say is: Do bug me! My response might be irritatingly slow, but I try to at least keep track of things enough so that a response will be forthcoming in due course. I am always trying to get myself to sit down and get to work. When I do I am quite happy to do so. It is sometimes a question of too many distractions. Being a sole operator, when I stop working, nothing gets done. I will keep working on it and try to write about it less.
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