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.

Friday, January 16, 2004

01/15/04 THU:
---Word from Gauntlet:

Gauntlet Press is now accepting orders for Ray Bradbury's IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, edited by Donn Albright. The book (455 pages in an oversized 8 x 11 format) contains four screen treatments of the 3-D cult classic written by Bradbury. While another writer was brought in to finish the script, Bradbury received script credit and for the most part the film followed his final screen treatment. Cover art is a Bradbury oil painting. Besides the screen treatments there are many other items making this a unique package, including previously unpublished short stories. For complete details and a peek at the cover art go to the Gauntlet Press website at Note: There will be no other version of this book other than the Gauntlet signed limited.

The book comes in two states:

750 copy numbered edition (signed by Bradbury). The cover price is $125.

52 copy lettered edition: Besides an elegant traycase the lettered edition contains additional material, including a partial script from "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms," which Bradbury never finished. In each book there is a signed print of the Bradbury oil painting. Signed by Bradbury. $500.

We expect to ship the book in April. Please provide numbers as soon as possible. You can adjust those numbers as the publication date nears.”

---Discount I can give on the $125 edition would be 20% to members of discount plan, if pre-ordered. The usual discount I give on Gauntlet Books is 10%. That $500 edition would be no discount, but I could throw in free shipping if the full amount were to be prepaid.

---Looking for info on Ghost Story Press, found this at The Haunted Bibliophile, which looks like it has some good information about the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, Newcastle Fantasy, Ash-Tree, Ghost Story Press, and more. But alas, I could find no direct link to GSP itself to find out about a book someone is asking me if I ever got ("They Might Be Ghosts" by David Rowlands).

---My postmaster informs me I will have to pay the one-time imprint fee again if I don't use my bulk-mail permit at all for two years. So--I take that as an incentive to get another print catalog out this year. Since the fees are yearly, I better get started now, while it is still January. After taking more than a year off, I am kind of looking forward to doing it again.

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