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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

---Received solicitation from Gothic Press for ROBERT AICKMAN: An Introduction by Gary William Crawford. Here is a paste of the text of the description from their catalog:
“ROBERT AICKMAN: AN INTRODUCTION, Gary William Crawford. Robert Aickman was one of the most important writers of ghost stories in the last century.  His personal, deeply felt ghost stories were consummately poetic.  Very much feeling a sense of twentieth century Angst, he wrote subtle, disorienting spiritual journeys.  This book is an overview of his life and works. 80 pages. $20.00”

---Books from Tartarus have arrived. New ones:
Onions, Oliver GHOST STORIES, Tartarus, 2nd('03), (Rosalie Parker intro; 459 pages), new in dj 55.00
Valentine, Mark MASQUES AND CANDLES: More Tales of The Connoisseur, Tartarus '03, 1st, SIGNED, (the sleuth of the singular), new in dj 45.00

---And these back in stock:
Barker, Nugent WRITTEN WITH MY LEFT HAND, Tartarus '02, new in dj 45.00

Hughes, Rhys STORIES FROM A LOST ANTHOLOGY, Tartarus '02, 1st, new in dj 45.00

Lorrain, Jean NIGHTMARES OF AN ETHER-DRINKER, Tartarus '02, new in dj 45.00

Sarban THE SACRIFICE and Other Stories, Tartarus '02, one of 350 copies, (four novella-length stories, two of which appear here for the first time), new in dj 45.00

---Music played:
- CYBEROCTAVE sampler (freebie CD) - wouldn’t play on my CD player (maybe it is a DVD, I will have to try upstairs--turns out it was cracked)
- Fred Eaglesmith RALPH’S LAST SHOW (2 CD) (Xgau: A Minus)

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