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.

Friday, January 7, 2005

01/07/05 FRI:
---Here today from Wheatland Press:
Lake, Jay AMERICAN SORROWS, Wheatland ('04), (stories by 2004 J.W. Campbell Award winner for Best New Writer; includes Hugo-nominated novelette; Van Pelt intro), new 16.95

Moles, David & Jay Lake (eds) ALL-STAR ZEPPELIN ADVENTURE STORIES, Wheatland ('04), (19 all-new stories & one reprint from Forrest Aguire, David Brin, Richard Lupoff, Leslie What and many more; plus Howard Waldrop’s classic “You Could Go Home Again”; 380 pages), new 19.95

Oltion, Jerry PARADISE PASSED, Wheatland ('04), (SF novel with optimistic vision of mankind’s potentials and future), new 19.95
---TWENTY QUESTIONS, Wheatland ('03), (collects twenty of author’s finest stories from the past decade), new 19.95

POLYPHONY #4, ('04), (24 literary stories with a genre sensibility from a mix of established and new writers; 416 pages), new 17.95

Rogers, Bruce Holland THIRTEEN WAYS TO WATER and Other Stories, Wheatland ('04), (fantasy stories; by turns funny and poignant; title story won 1998 Nebula Award), new 16.00

Smario, tom KNUCKLE SANDWICHES, Wheatland ('04), (poems; each poem constitutes a bubble colored by the blood and science and irrationality of the fight game, whose air is steeped with the raw pungency of moments and events, according to Lucius Shepard, who writes the introduction), new 14.95

---And back in stock:
Waldrop, Howard DREAM FACTORIES AND RADIO PICTURES, Wheatland ('03), (collection of most of Waldrop's film and television stories; it originally appeared as an eBook from Electric Story in 2001, but this is the first print edition), new 19.95
---These are all POD (print-on-demand) editions, so the normal concept of first edition or reprint wouldn’t seem to apply. If it enables them to put out a whole host of titles, which I still don’t seem to have caught up with, without going under, then that is wonderful. Their books are certainly well-produced, perfect-bound trade paperback editions. Add to that their in with the likes of Howard Waldrop and Lucius Shepard (upcoming title from him), it is easy to see why Wheatland was a 2004 World Fantasy Award nominee. (Tartarus Press was the winner.)
---Discount on Wheatland Press to MDP: 20%.

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