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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

12/22/04 WED:
---Here today from TTA:
THE THIRD ALTERNATIVE #40, win/04, (tenth anniversary issue; Steve Mohn, Paul Meloy, Melanie Fazi, David J. Schwartz, Eugie Foster, Bryan Talbot, Vandana Singh; Stephen Volk on horror films; The Dodo; Japan’s Dark Lanterns; reviews), new 7.00

---Looks like the bulk of what I have been waiting on from Wildside has now arrived. Only Adventure Stories #1 is still outstanding on the invoice--and already I have a few things for another order. Here today, some hardbacks (mostly of editions I also have in trade paperback):
Park, Paul THREE MARYS, Cosmos ('03), (luminous retelling of life of Christ), {trade pb still available @ $15}, new in dj 29.95

Sladek, John MAPS: The Uncollected…, Cosmos '03, (presents a brilliant overview of author's talents; David Langford [ed]), {trade pb still available @ 17.95}, new in dj 29.95

Smith, Clark Ashton THE DOUBLE SHADOW and Other Fantasies, Wildside ('03), (stories; fascinating introduction and showcase to author’s decadently jeweled prose; 108 pages), new in dj 29.95

Turner, Alice K. & Michael Andre-Driussi SNAKE'S HANDS: The Fiction of John Crowley, Cosmos/Wildside ('03), ( much expanded; 405 pp), {trade pb still available @ 19.99}, new in dj 49.95

---Catalogued a couple Ace Doubles (both appearing to be all originals):
F-123a/b Silverberg/Brackett COLLISION COURSE/NEMESIS FROM TERRA, ('61), g 2.50
F-143a/b McNight, Bob/Fox, Clayton A STONE AROUND HER NECK/END OF A BIG WHEEL, ('62), (mystery; To Know Her Was To Know Fear/In This Union There Was - Death), g 3.00

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