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, January 19, 2004

01/19/04 MON:
---The post office is closed today and I will be out of town tomorrow (driving for twelve hours roundtrip taking Neil back to the Univ of Illinois after the Iowa caucuses, leaving at 5AM).

---Books here today from Random House:
Burroughs, Edgar Rice A PRINCESS OF MARS, Modern Library '03, (Ray Bradbury intro), new 8.95

Chabon, Michael (ed) McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of THRILLING TALES, Vintage, 2/03, (original stories by King, Ellison, Crichton, etc.), new 13.95

Crowley, John DÆMONOMANIA, Bantam, 7/01, {hc in dj still avail. @ 24.95}, new 13.95

Delany, Samuel R. AYE, AND GOMORRAH and Other Stories, Vintage, 4/03, new 14.00

Eggers, Dave YOU SHALL KNOW OUR VELOCITY!, Vintage, 7/03, new 14.00

Shirley, John CRAWLERS, Del Rey, 11/03, 1st edn, (horror novel), new 14.95

Spinrad, Norman THE DRUID KING, Knopf '03, 1st edn, (Vercingetorix; historical fantasy), new in dj 24.95

---Back in stock:
Brin, David, Ph. D. & Kevin Lenagh CONTACTING ALIENS: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe, Spectra, 7/02, 1st, (essential companion to celebrated series), new 14.95

Dick, Philip K. GALACTIC POT-HEALER, Vintage, 6th, new 12.00

Keyes, J. Gregory THE SHADOWS OF GOD, Del Rey, 2nd, (Age of Unreason #4), new 15.00

Vachss, Andrew THE GETAWAY MAN, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2nd, new 11.00

---Disc Log:
- Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt GOD BLESS JUG AND SONNY (Xgau: A Minus)
- King Sunny Ade SYNCHRO SERIES (Xgau: B Plus)

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