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.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Here is my 6/26/03 email update with links substituded for pastes of book descriptions from publishers’ websites. I am running way behind in putting out my listings, so lots of these books heve been here for months. Indeed, I am overdue to send another order to Trafalgar Square (see below), but that is the case with a whole host of publishers now.

---A batch of books from UK-book distributor Trafalgar Square, which represents an impressive array of imprints, including HarperCollins UK, Random House UK, Time Warner UK, Transworld (Bantam Doubleday Corgi etc.) UK, Orion, Macmillan UK (Pan etc.), etc. etc. I assume these only include titles where there is no USA edition available, but this looks like it is going to be a nice place to look for books I have hitherto been unable to obtain. Discount on these is 30% for members of the discount plan. For starters:
Grubb, Davis THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, Prion/Film Ink, 3rd('01), (movie tie), new 13.00

Holt, Tom THE FIRST TOM HOLT OMNIBUS: Flying Dutch and Faust Among Equals, Orbit, 2nd('02), (two hilarious comic fantasies in one volume; 570 pp), new 13.95
---THE SECOND TOM HOLT OMNIBUS: My Hero and Who's Afraid of Beowulf?, Orbit '02, (two hilarious comic fantasies in one volume, again; 566 pp), new 13.95

Noon, Jeff AUTOMATED ALICE, Black Swan, 2nd, (wild psychedelic vision), new $13
---NYMPHOMATION, Black Swan '00, (exquisitely grimy fable), new 13.00
---PIXEL JUICE, Black Swan,2nd, (50 stories; wholly new kind of storytelling), new $13
---I can’t find Black Swan on the internet to add links to that publisher.

---The rest are mass-market pbs and will be listed in next new-arrival batch. There were a great many Terry Pratchett titles available, as well as multiple titles by Robert Rankin, Stephen Lawhead, Chris Bunch (Sten series), and Julia Gray, if those authors are of interest to anyone out there. I stopped short of getting the books from these authors. Pratchett sells well for me, but I was not up to figuring out which titles would be best to get.

---A couple stragglers from PGW (North Atlantic, , Underwood, Carroll & Graf, etc.):
Fenner, Cathy & Arnie Fenner (eds) SPECTRUM 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Underwood '02, (art), {hc in dj available @ $35}, new 27.00
---Always an extremely impressive and well-wrought compilation.

Shepard, Lucius VALENTINE, 4 Walls 8 Windows '02, (a piece of miniaturist eroticism; 181 pages), new 11.95

---Back in stock:
Maupassant, Guy de THE DARK SIDE: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Carroll & Graf, 2nd('97), (new translations; Ramsey Campbell foreword), new 10.95
---Couldn’t find a link to this title on publisher’s website

Sturgeon, Theodore BRIGHT SEGMENT Volume VIII: The Complete Stories of…, North Atlantic '02, 1st, (written in the years 1953-55; Foreword by William Tenn), new in dj 35.00

Willeford, Charles THE WOMAN CHASER, Four Walls Eight Windows/No Exit, 10/01, new 12.95

---I am still getting the Cemetery Dance magazine but still not their new-release books any more (due to unfriendly bookseller terms, etc., etc.). The latest issues:
CEMETERY DANCE #41, (Phil Rickman, Steve Vance, Brian A. Hopkins, Christopher Nolan) • ---#42, (Nancy A. Collins, Charles L. Grant, Piccirilli, Tessier) • ---#43, '03, (Campbell, Cave, Gorman, Joyce, Raisor, new each, 5.00

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