---Finally am working on orders to VHPS (St. Martin's, Tor, FSG, Holt, etc.) and Simon & Schuster (Pocket, iBooks, Scribners, et al.)
---Starting to get books from Wildside. Looks like about half the invoice so far--others no doubt coming from POD-central. So far today:
High, Philip E. THE BUTTERFLY PLANET, Cosmos ('00), new 15.00
Langford, David UP THROUGH AN EMPTY HOUSE OF STAIRS: Reviews and Essays 1980-2002, Cosmos ('03), (mixes serious critical insight with inimitable wit), new 21.95
Ligotti, Thomas THE THOMAS LIGOTTI READER: Essays and Explorations, Wildside ('03), (includes two interviews & Ligotti essay, up-to-date bibliography), new 19.95
LOVECRAFT'S MAGAZINE OF HORROR, H.P...., #1, sum/04, Wildside, (films of HPL, Ramsey Campbell interview, T. Lee, H. Phillips, T. Pratt, M. Jasper, D. Schweitzer), new 5.99
---#1.5, fall/04, (Niswander, C.S. Gardner, C.C. Finlay, 36 pages), new 2.95
Park, Paul THREE MARYS, Cosmos ('03), (luminous retelling of life of Christ, as witnessed by the women who knew him best), new 15.00
Pollotta, Nick & James Clay THAT DARN SQUID GOD, Wildside '04, 1st, autographed by Pollotta, (fantasy; rewrites literary history; heavily laced with their trademark off-the-wall humor sprinkled with a light dusting of parody), new 15.95
---Don’t believe I ordered this: wonder what book I did order it replaces; not that I wouldn’t have ordered it--but there is just such a bewildering an array of Wildside titles.
Resnick, Mike ONCE A FAN…: The Selected Fannish Writings of…, Wildside ('02), new 17.50
---RESNICK AT LARGE, Wildside ('03), (speaks his mind on everything), new 19.95
Rodgers, Alan BONE MUSIC, Wildside, 2nd edn, new 16.95
Steele, Curtis OPERATOR #5: The Army of the Dead, Wildside, nd, (America’s Secret Service Ace; orig: 3/35), new 12.95
Stross, Charles TOAST, Cosmos ('04), (new edn; wildly original stories), new 17.95
Watt-Evans, Lawrence THE BLOOD OF A DRAGON: A Legend of Ethshar, Wildside ('01), 2nd Edn, (orig: Del Rey, 1991; adds Portrait of a Hero), new 15.95
---Need to get my order out to Publishers Group West (Carroll & Graf, North Atlantic, Four Walls Eight Windows, Underwood, et al.) any day now. I see that Amazon gives Jan 5 as the release date for Sturgeon’s Vol. 10 of his Collected Stories--always a pretty good seller for me.
---Tried to grip something slippery this morning, performing an update of Catalog file to be able to burn onto CDRs. I need to get the process worked out, because it is too unnerving the way I am doing it now: file names get changed or get named wrong or get saved in the wrong place--you have to really be paying attention. I tried saving one file (Misc Softcovers) as a Windows Word document, and that seemed to go well. Anyone wanting to test it--it will be on the disc. Or you could have me send it as an attached file.
---As usual, Michael Moore’s latest message seems to be right on the money.