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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

11/09/04 TUE:
---Here today from Tartarus: THE GOLEM by Gustav Meyrink ($55).
---Also, word from them about future plans:
Dear Chris,

You might like to know that a reprint of our World Fantasy Award winning anthology Strange Tales, edited by Rosalie Parker, will be available on the 19th November. It is essentially the same as the first printing, but we have taken the opportunity to mention the World Fantasy Award in big gold letters on the dust jacket.

Our next new book, Black Spirits and White by Ralph Adams Cram will be published on the 30th November. It is a collection of 1890s ghost stories, which also includes the author's only two other known pieces of fiction.

This will be followed in December by our big Christmas book, The Suicide Club and Other Dark Adventures by Robert Louis Stevenson. With an introduction by Mark Valentine, it is all of the essential Stevenson in a volume similar to our two recent Machen reprints, Ritual and Tales of Horror.

I hope that these will appeal to your customers!

All the best


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