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.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

---Word from Haffner Press:

Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer—Jack Williamson

Edited by Stephen Haffner & Richard A. Hauptmann

A literary and visual feast, this 8.5" x 11" 603 page hardcover celebrates the first seventy-five years of Jack Williamson’s career in Science Fiction. From “The Metal Man” in 1928 to his recent Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella “The Ultimate Earth,” inside are some of the best of Williamson’s stories, including excerpts of such classic novels as The Legion of Space, Golden Blood and The Legion of Time. Also included are several never-before-published gems such as a vintage 1930s tale “The Crystal Castle,” a collaboration with long-time friend Edmond Hamilton, and a story originally commissioned for Last Dangerous Visions, “Previews of Hell.”

Sidebars with essays, correspondence, and articles are decorated with over 300 book and magazine covers and interior illustrations. A full-color 32-page section features an illustrated timeline of the author’s career, and reprints a complete story arc from Jack Williamson and Lee Elias’ 1950s Sunday comic strip, Beyond Mars. Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer also features a foreword by award-winning author Connie Willis and an introduction by a fellow pioneer, Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

The 1000-copy trade edition sells for $50 each.

A 75-copy slipcased edition signed by Williamson, Willis, Clarke and the editors is available.

A 26-copy lettered, full-color, leather-bound edition is in preparation--please inquire for details.


Limited Editions:

Due to high demand, allocations are being made on the limited edition of Seventy-Five. Please inquire

We will be updating in the next few days with images and sample pages.


STARK AND THE STAR KINGS will be the next release from Haffner Press and everything needed to produce the book is on hand. Once we're past the launch on Williamson's SEVENTY-FIVE, we'll send STARK AND THE STAR KINGS to the printer. Apologies for the wait--we hope it's worth it.


That's it for now. Please contact us anytime if you have any questions or need additional information.


Stephen Haffner
Big Poobah

---Word from Borderlands Press:

In the Night Room

Peter Straub

Pub Date: December 2004


signed, numbered and limited to 350 copies.

Reserve your copy today.


Lettered edition (sold out)

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