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, December 9, 2004

12/09/04 THU:
---A few used books catalogued today:
Baum, L. Frank DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ, Reilly & Lee, nd (c. 40s), front foldown panel of dj with $2.50 price laid in, fr-g (pict. boards) $30
Baum, L. Frank OZMA OF OZ, Reilly & Lee, nd (c. 40s), blue cloth, fr-g (pictorial boards) 35.00
Baum, L. Frank THE ROAD TO OZ, Reilly & Lee, nd (c. 40s), blue cloth, fr-g (pictorial boards) 35.00
---Saw a similar copy in similar conditon listed for $95 on the web; possibly these Reilly & Lee L. Frank Baum books are worth a good deal more than what I am asking; they are not in real good condition, but they are hanging in there and have a good deal of patina; I think I would go for these over similar-priced new facsimile reprints (which I also have a few of still in stock)
Baum, L. Frank THE WIZARD OF OZ, Bobbs-Merrill ('44), fr-g in p dj (in tatters but illo intact) 10.00
Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee CRADLE, Warner, 8/88, (a novel), vg in dj $8
Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: ODYSSEY THREE, Del Rey, 1/88, 1st edn, vg in dj $10
Di Fate, Vincent & Ian Summers DI FATE'S CATALOG OF SCIENCE FICTION HARDWARE, Workman, 10/80, 1st, (visual survey of the mechanical marvels of the future), vg-f in dj 18.00
Froud, Brian & Alan Lee FAERIES, Book Club, nd, (art feast to revel in), vg+ in dj 6.00
Healy, Raymond J. & J. Francis McComas (eds) ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE, Random House, ('46), (landmark anthology), g-vg $10
O'Connor,Philip F. DEFENDING CIVILIZATION, Weidenfeld & Nicolson '88, 1st edn, (novel laced with a comic, philosophical sadness; nebbishness under pressure, male bonding, peacetime army), vg-f in dj 15.00
---might be interesting to read in light of current events
Pohl, Frederik THE GATEWAY TRIP: Tales and Vignettes of the Heechee, Del Rey, 11/90, 1st edn, (illustrated by Frank Kelly Freas), vg+ in dj $10

book club ($3 each):
• Asimov FOUNDATION'S EDGE • Heinlein JOB: A Comedy of Justice • Pohl BEYOND THE BLUE EVENT HORIZON • ---GATEWAY

misc. softcovers:
ANALOG magazine, 2/70, (Birthright by Poul Anderson; pt 4 of Harry Harrison serial), fr-g 1.00

---Heard from USPS that a shipment from Wildside is in transit. Caught them in one of their quicker moments, I guess.

12/09/04 THU:
---Word from Overlook Connection:
Overlook Connection Press New Title Annoucements
New Titles Now Shipping! Stephen King on Jack Ketchum in Ent. Weekly
Hello Everyone!
Exciting news here recently at OCP. Stephen King annouced in the Nov. 19th issue of Ent. Weekly that "Jack Ketchum is probably the scariest guy in America." He mentioned our edition of OFF SEASON by Ketchum... cannibalism in Maine.. around Thanksgiving of course ;-). With that in mind, we've got some special signed plates for the trade paperback release (read more below). Please keep in mind our next newsletter to you will annouce OFFSPRING, the sequel to Off Season, coming in limited edition in April 2005. We'll have an annoucement with complete details later this month. The list price is $45.00 if you'd like to promote it early to your customers.
More books shipping below. So take a look and let us know what we can help you with.

Happy Holidays!

Dave Hinchberger
Publisher, OCP
See More about Off Season and Offspring by going to the Offseason Web Site Off Season - Special Signed Plates with each copy you order - First Come, First Served
The trade paperback edition is $21.95 and we'll give you a special signed plate by the author, with the cover reproduced in full color. It fits nicely inside the title page. We have a limited number, so take us up on this offfer before the Free Signed Plates are gone.

This is a perfect oppurtunity to start promoting OFFSPRING, the sequel to Off Season, when you offer Off Season to your customers. List price is $45.00.
The Silence Between the Screams by Lucy Taylor - See the Web Site here! The Silence Between The Screams by Lucy Taylor is Shipping !
Lucy Taylor's new collection, THE SILENCE BETWEEN THE SCREAMS, is now shipping. If you have already placed an order, the books have just shipped. $39.95

The signed limited, A Hairy Chest, A Big Dick, and a Harley is still in pre-production, but should be available to ship right after Christmas. It's 44.95 and features original cover art, interior art for each story, and signed by the author.
See More about the Bighead by Edward Lee at the Bighead Web Site The Bighead - Signed Limited Edition with Original Frontispiece Color Art !! Now Shipping!
The Bighead, Signed and Illustrated by Erik Wilson, features original frontispiece color art "only" available in this limited edition. And ONLY available thru OCP and YOU - the Specialty Bookstore. It cannot be bought thru any major chains... this is yours and yours alone! We have a list of specialty bookstores on our site that carry our products. If you are not on our web site yet, please let me know and I'll make sure you're added.

Now Available and Shipping $44.95 - Let us know if you need any more for your orders.
Visit The Overlook Connection Press Website HERE! Visit Our Website For Cover Art and Text for Your Web Site !
You are welcome to use any information from our website to promote our titles. If you need something special, please let us know.

Thank you all for a wonderful year, and please let us know if we can be of further asisstance.

All our best from Overlook Connection Press
Overlook Connection Press

---Anyone wanting any of these, let me know. I don’t get as much call for the hardcore contemporary horror these days. Other places, specializing in this material seem to be going like gangbusters, and I used to sell it a good bit, when I utilized my full mailing list more efficaciously; but the way things have been going lately, I am somewhat loth to lay in new books that I don’t feel I have a ready market for with my present clientele.
---Discount on Overlook (and many others) would be 20% for members of discount plan, who include anybody that has become a member in the past two or three years, even if their membership has nominally expired. I routinely give one or two year free renewals (whatever it takes) to people who have not ordered in a while, and two month extensions with every order sent to people who have been regulars and whose membership is still not expired. What it amounts to is virtually lifetime memberships being offered rather than ones that have to be renewed yearly. The ongoing membership fee was intended as a way to cover the overhead of sending out catalogs, so the thin profit margin after giving discounts would still hold up. Now that my expenses are way down I don’t feel so justified in charging the fee. (But how will I pay for a new computer?)

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