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, February 17, 2004

02/17/04 TUE:
---Here today from Darkside Press:
Cartmill, Cleve PRELUDE TO ARMAGEDDON: The Collected Fantastic Fiction of…, Vol. 1, Darkside '03, one of 510 numbered copies, (Pelan intro), new in dj 40.00

---Here today from Gryphon:
Fearn, John Russell WORLD OUT OF STEP, Gryphon, 10/03, 1st edn, (Golden Amazon #16), new $15
---THE SHADOW PEOPLE, Gryphon, 10/03, 1st, (Golden Amazon #17), new $15

HARDBOILED #31, 1004, (Spillane, Hoch, Dolphin, Petyo, Cann, etc.; 108 pages), new 10.00

Spillane, Mickey PRIMAL SPILLANE: Early Stories 1941-1942, Gryphon, 12/03, 1st edn, (Max Allan Collins & Lynn F. Myers, Jr. [eds & intro]), new 20.00

---Also I heard from Prime Books:

Deep discounts for anything ordered this month and prepaid from Prime Books.


---I have not been apprised how deep, but anyone buying Prime Books right now, I will order them or order replacements for my extant copies at the deep-discount rate and pass along my savings. Regular member discount on Prime Books is 20%. I would think this time it would be at least 30%. Even if you are not a member, I will pass this along to you now to see if I can get something of another order in. Trouble is, I had a rather major stocking-up already not long ago.

---Disc Log:
- my CD COMP #15 - a bit more jazz than usual
- Youssou N’Dour & EtoilĂ© de Dakar THE ROUGH GUIDE TO YOUSSOU N’DOUR & ETIOLE DE DAKAR (Xgau: A Plus)
- Billie Holiday + Lester Young A MUSICAL ROMANCE (Xgau: A Plus)
- Cassandra Wilson BELLY OF THE SUN

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