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, November 18, 2003

11/18/03 TUE:
---Excellent shipment here today from Small Beer and Old Earth:
Clute, John SCORES: Reviews 1993-2003, Beccon '03, 1st edn, (428 pages; index), new $27

Davidson, Avram LIMEKILLER, Old Earth ('03), 1st, (the Jack Limekiller stories; Shepard & Beagle intros), new in dj $30

Emshwiller, Carol THE MOUNT, Small Beer, 2nd, (allegorical novel; alien invasion), new 16.00
---REPORT TO THE MEN'S CLUB, Small Beer ('02), 1st edn, (stories), new 16.00

Gorodischer, Angélica KALPA IMPERIAL: The Greatest Empire That Never Was, Small Beer ('03), 1st edn, (translated by Ursula K. Le Guin), new 16.00

Link, Kelly (ed) TRAMPOLINE: An Anthology, Small Beer ('03), 1st edn, (OA), new 17.00

---Back in stock:
Smith, Edward E., Ph.D. CHILDREN OF THE LENS, Old Earth, 2nd('01), new 15.00
---GALACTIC PATROL, Old Earth, 2nd('01), (in Lensmen series), new 15.00
---GRAY LENSMAN, Old Earth, 4th('02), (Lensman #4; Clute foreword), new 15.00
---SECOND STAGE LENSMEN, Old Earth, 2nd('01), (#5; Clute foreword), new 15.00

Steele, Allen ALL-AMERICAN ALIEN BOY, Old Earth ('96), (stories), new 15.00
---RUDE ASTRONAUTS, Old Earth '93, 1st US pb, (stories), new 15.00

Vukcevich, Ray MEET ME IN THE MOON ROOM: Stories, Small Beer '01, 1st edn, (weird, wonderful; by turns whimsical and unsettling; unique), new 16.00

---Disc Log:
- Madonna AMERICAN LIFE (Xgau: HM**)
- my CD COMP 4 - now starting to wear out its welcome a little bit, except a few ever-pleasers

---It was starting to get to be a bit of a thankless chore logging onto my information at to see if my book uploads had become listed, always finding a blank. But now there are listings! I guess I can proceed--gradually--to continue with the remaining 13-or-14-thousand-plus that could eventually go up. For now I just have Mic- to Mye- in the alphabet (and the rest of the M's in publishers for paperbacks) uploaded, but if it is working out I look forward to putting up more. Hopefully I won't become obsessed by the project. There are already too many things off by the wayside that should be being taken care of.

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