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.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

09/30/04 THU:
---Word from Wildside:
Available after 10/5/2004.

THE SPIDER STRAIN (And Other Tales from the Pulps)
by Johnston McCulley
Trade paperback, $15.95

In "The Spider Strain," the supervillain's right-hand man, John Warwick,
must steal a priceless necklace. This is his last assignment, for if he can
finally satisfy the Spider, he will free himself from the criminal forever.
With a rival gang after the necklace and the Spider's fate hanging in the
balance, this may be Warwick's most dangerous assignment yet. A beautiful
woman, a decades-old secret, and thieves running rampant at a high society
party make for a brisk caper-story . . . and the culmination of the
long-running Spider series! This volume also features a fine selection of
other mystery tales from the pulps by Johnston McCulley, who remains most
famous as the creator of Zorro.

Currently at printer. Available after 10/10/2004.

Pulp Classics: Tales of Magic and Mystery
Series Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Trade paperback, $19.95

Tales of Magic and Mystery, which published five issues between December
1927 and April 1928 under the (anonymous) editorship of Walter B. Gibson,
remains one of the rarest and most sought after of the early fantasy pulp
magazines. The third issue, featuring an uncredited cover believed to be by
Earle Bergey according to Peter Haining’s excellent reference book Monthly
Terrors, also features contributions from Arthur Neale, Archie Binns,
Howard Thurston, Carl M. Rosenquist, Ludwig Haupt, Walter B. Gibson, and
Peter Chance.

NOTE: Due to the short length of this magazine, the editor has added three
additional stories from other pulp magazines: “The Red Witch,” by Farnham
Bishop & Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur; “For Wounding — Retaliation,” by Nictzin
Dyalhis; and “Blood Ritual,” by Theodore Roscoe.

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