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, August 18, 2004

08/18/04 WED:
---Thunderstorms in morning got me off to a bad start from which I never recovered, even enough to check my email for the day.

---Word from Collectors Press:
Greetings from Collectors Press! We are excited to announce the release of
our newest book--Worlds of Tomorrow: The Amazing Universe of Science Fiction

Lifetime science fiction collector, fan, and B-Movie icon Forrest Ackerman
and award-winning writer Brad Linaweaver partner their unique insight and
mutual admiration for each other in an engaging and meaningful conversation
about the history of science fiction art. More than 270 beautifully
displayed science fiction covers come back to life in text and chapters
grouped by theme

The book is releasing in partnership with Paramount Pictures' Sky Captain
and the Worlds of Tomorrow--in theaters September 17. Worlds of Tomorrow
and Sky Captain recently debuted together at Comic Con in San Diego, the
world's largest comics and popular art Exhibit Hall. With Forrest on hand,
it was no surprise that the booth was overwhelmed with excited sci-fi fans
interested in both him and his book. The event turned out to be a great
starting point for Worlds of Tomorrow, and we see a great future in store
for it.

With all the excitement building around Worlds of Tomorrow, we hope you will
consider the possibility of carrying it. Please let me know if you would
like a copy or any additional information.


Kelsea Michael
Publicity Assistant
Collectors Press Inc.

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