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.
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
---Order finally sent to Night Shade is being processed with just the ltd. of FOURTH CIRCLE by Zoran Zivkovic being among the recent-release and upcoming books I will not be able to get. Seems I would have gotten it, but the shipping clerk lossed half the run, possibly sending them to distributors as trade edn copies. Here are the books I ordered with publisher’s acknowledgement:
> ANCIENT TRACK / Lovecraft 20.00
The trade paper is sold out.
> BANQUET OF THE LORDS OF NIGHT /Liz Williams 45.00
> BOATS OF THE "GLEN CARRIG" / Hodgson 35.00
> COLLECTED JORKENS vol. 1 / Dunsany 35.00
No problem, both of these are in-stock.
> COLLECTED JORKENS vols. 2+ (if not already in your system)
> EMPRESS OF MARS / Baker 35.00
No problem, in stock.
> FOURTH CIRCLE / Zivkovic 45.00
> GHOSTS OF YESTERDAY / Cady (ltd.) 45.00
Both of these are sold out. We've only got trades left. (I added trades to the order).
> GIANTS FROM ETERNITY / Wellman
> LETTERS FROM NEW YORK / Lovecraft 40.00
> RED WORLD OF POLARIS / Smith 35.00
> SIN'S DOORWAY / Wellman 35.00
> STORMWATCHER / Joyce 40.00
No problem, these are in-stock.
> STRANGERS ON THE HEIGHTS / Wellman
> THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD POCKET GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC & DISCREDITED
> DISEASES / VanderMeer 24.00
No problem, in stock.
> VIATOR / Shepard 45.00
> also: I should be down for Hodgson vol. 3+ already
Yep, got you down.
---Also I should have a standing order for trade editions of anything they put out. Limiteds will be available either by special order or by hit or miss. Jason at Night Shade did apprise me of a couple new titles that looked to be imminent sellouts which I neglected to put in my order, and I told him to go ahead and add them too. Any other Night Shade books I could certainly put in for. Others not in the present order that are still NYP I should have in their system still, if I ordered them earlier.
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