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, May 3, 2004

04/26/04 MON:
---Rec’d a catalog a couple days ago from Five Star, a division of Gale, which seems to be publishing some interesting SF titles. I had a few in my order file and was planning to get an order out eventually, but I haven’t always had the best luck with Gale--a library-oriented publisher with expensive books and short discounts. Now it looks like I might fare a bit better with Five Star. I couldn’t find the titles that were in my order file in their catalog, but there were some others that looked promising. I will save their forthcoming titles for another order, so as not to have them be trickling in by ones and twos. Here is what I am trying for now: ARISTOTLE AND THE GUN / de Camp, DEUS X AND OTHER STORIES / Spinrad, IMMERSION AND OTHER SHORT NOVELS / Benford, UNCANNY TALES / Sheckley, GOD IS AN IRON / Spider Robinson, RETRIEVAL ARTIST / Rusch, STAR SONG / Zahn.

---Speaking of orders, I still haven’t rec’d the one I sent to Warner a while ago. Maybe I will have to initiate inquiries.

---Email sent:
Things are starting dry out here. Looks like I will have to haul out the lawnmower later today.
To answer your question about Poul Anderson's GOING FOR INFINITY (first published in 2002), quoting from the dj copy: it is "both a celebration and a memoir of Anderson's distinguished sixty-year career in sf & fantasy. Along with several Hugo and Nebula Award-winning stories, Anderson also shares autobiographical musings and fond memories as he looks back at a lifetime spent crafting many of sf's most memorable adventures." (416 pages)
I don't believe I did try for:
> Daniel Rothman's Yes, Philip, Androids Dream Electric Sheep is for a modified
> clarinet that is played and sounds idiomatically but is also a computer
> interface. In this work, tuned clarinet multiphonics are filtered and used
> in a feedback situation. The CD is available through, an online
> music resource for new music. If this is not the information you need,
> please don't hesitate to write back. Can you tell us where you found out
> about this CD?
> Los Angeles River Records
unless it was when you first asked and I did not receive a reply. At any rate, it looks like maybe I could get it through Are there any others from this outfit you might be after?
I have added your new orders to my order file. I hope I can get a few of them sent out soon. Thanks!


---Disc Log:
- Lou Reed THE RAVEN (Xgau: B Plus)
- Johannes Regis TWO MASSES
- my CD COMP 24 (free for the asking - if you want to hear it too)

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