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.

Friday, July 23, 2004

07/23/04 FRI:
---Word from Tartarus:
Dear Chris,

We will be sending out copies of Ritual and Other Stories by Arthur Machen next week, but rather than simply shipping your standing order I though I'd better check that you will still want your copies of this title? It is a new edition (the third), and with slightly altered contents, but many of your customers may have one of the previous editions. If you would like to let me know how many copies you'd like I'll get them in the post as soon as possible.

On another note, we have been slightly embarassed, once again, by books going out of print without any warning. The White Hands by Mark Samuels is out of print, although a reprint is anticipated (more details in a week or so). Strange Tales from Tartarus by Various Authors has also just gone out of print, but there are no plans to reprint it as yet.

All best wishes,

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Limb By Limb 3:17 Cutty Ranks DanceHall 101 Vol.1 Reggae 2000
Webb City 3:42 Wilson, Matt Arts & Crafts Jazz
The Rising 4:50 Bruce Springsteen The Rising Rock 2002
teilmenge 11 16:11 Asmus Tietchens B-Menge Electronic
Borneo 2:10 Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band Acoustic Swing & Jug Folk
Sleepless Night 2:33 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Milk And Honey Rock 1983
Out Front 4:02 Jason Moran Black Stars Jazz
A Film for the Future 3:28 Idlewild Hope is Important Alternative & Punk 1998
Always 8:04 Leonard Cohen The Future Rock 1992
All I Want 3:34 Joni Mitchell Blue Folk 1971
Subconscious Lee 6:16 Lee Konitz Parallels Jazz 2001
Keys To Your Love 4:12 The Rolling Stones Forty licks (Disc 2) Rock 2002
I'm Into Something Good 3:23 Marianne Faithfull Kissin Time Alternative & Punk 2002

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