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, March 1, 2004

03/01/04 MON:
---Here today from Meisha Merlin:
Lee, Sharon & Steve Miller BALANCE OF TRADE, Meisha Merlin, 2/04, 1st edn, (A Liaden Universe® Novel; admirable addition to series), new in dj 25.00
---the copy I have for sale now is signed by the authors, but subsequent copies I may get it will probably not be.

---Some used books I have managed to catalog:
Geary, Rick THE BEAST OF CHICAGO, NBM/Comics Lit '03, 1st, (true crime), vg-f in dj 10.00
Quinn, Seabury ROADS, Arkham House '48, 1st unrevised edn, p-fr in price-clipped dj (waterdamaged: not very sightly but okay for reading or viewing the Virgil Finlay illustrations) 10.00
Vance, Jack THE LYONESSE TRILOGY, SFBC, nd, vg-f in djs, 3 separate volumes the set $19

book club:
Aldiss EARTHWORKS • ---CRYPTOZOIC! ($3 each)

misc. softcovers:
Aldiss, Brian W. THE HELLICONIA TRILOGY, Berkley, 11/83-5/86, vg-f the three, $25
Anderson, Poul & Mildred Downey Broxon THE DEMON OF SCATTERY, Ace, 12/79, g-vg $5; f $8
Cherryh, C.J. CYTEEN, Warner Aspect, 3rd, (complete in one volume), f $10
Delany, Samuel R. WAGNER/ARTAUD: A Play of 19th and 20th Century Critical Fictions, Ansatz, 4/88, 1st, (belles-lettres/semiotics; 78 pages), booklet, vg-f 15.00
Drucker, Mort FAMILIAR FACES: The Art of…, Stabur ('88), sample copy, vg-f 10.00
Heinlein, Robert A."The only 5 Heinlein short stories never anthologized", loose photocopied sheets (from original magazine appearances), f $5
MOON MULLINS #9, SPEC, 3/03, 1st edn, (7/2 through 12/31/27; comic), vg-f 9.00
Pope, Dudley RAMAGE, McBooks, 3rd, (Lord Ramage #1; historical fiction), f 8.50
STAR WARS SCRAPBOOK, nd, 8 small pieces of art reproduction, ephemera, f 5.00
VERTEX, vol. 3 nos. 3 & 4, '75, (newsprint tabloid version; I’m sure these are hard to find in this condition), vg+ the pair, 15.00

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