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, January 13, 2005

01/13/05 THU:
---Here today from Small Beer:
LADY CHURCHILL'S ROSEBUD WRISTLET #15, 1/05, Small Beer, (Bruce McAllister, others; “This time apologies for the US election which froze the zine solid. Much chipping and melting has led to the appearance of this in your hands. May the president be similarly chipped away...This issue suitable for vegetarians but produced in a facility where nuts, etc. are processed”; Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, Jedediah Berry [eds]; 64 pp), new 5.00
---And from Publishers Group West:
Calder, Richard THE TWIST, Four Walls Eight Windows, 12/03, 1st (US), (a weird mix of Wild West and science fiction pulp tales), new 12.95

Crowther, Peter (ed) CITIES, Four Walls Eight Windows, 4/04, 1st US, (collects four novellas from PS Publications: by Miéville, Moorcock, Di Filippo & Ryman), new 17.00

Di Filippo, Paul NEUTRINO DRAG: Stories, Four Walls Eight Windows, 4/04, 1st US, (a smorgasbord of sexy, unpredictable, funky tales), new 15.95

Fenner, Cathy & Arnie Fenner (eds) SPECTRUM 10: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art, Underwood '03, 1st, {hc in dj available @ $35}, new 27.00
---What would an order to PGW be without a screw-up on my part? Looks like I have a good stock in now of last year’s Spectrum, which I guess my dilatory ways prevented me from getting until now--but I still have yet to order this year’s, it seems.

Gorman, Ed BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, Carroll & Graf '04, 1st, (A Sam McCain Mystery; sixth in delightful series), new in dj 24.00

Hirshberg, Glen THE TWO SAMS: Ghost Stories, Carroll & Graf '04, (An International Horror Guild Award Winner; Introduction by Ramsey Campbell), new 14.00

Jones, Stephen (ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 14, Carroll & Graf '03, 1st US, (bumper showcase devoted exclusively to excellence in macabre fiction; also contains comprehensive overview of the year, lists of useful contact addresses and a fascinating necrology), new 11.95
---(ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 15, Carroll & Graf '04, 1st US, (essential volume that should be required reading for every fan of dark fiction), new 12.95

Moorcock, Michael (ed) NEW WORLDS: An Anthology, Thunder's Mouth '04, 1st, (a must-have chance to read the original trailblazers who reshaped the genre), new 18.95

Van Gelder, Gordon (ed) IN LANDS THAT NEVER WERE: Tales of Sword and Sorcery From F&SF, Thunder's Mouth, 9/04, 1st, new 15.95

Wilson, Gahan THE BEST OF GAHAN WILSON, Underwood, 10/04, 1st, (cartoons; frightfully funny color collection of author’s best work), new 15.00
---Back in stock:
Frazetta, Frank ICON, Underwood, 10/03, (art book; revised & updated retrospective), new 29.95
---LEGACY: Selected Paintings & Drawings, Underwood, 9/99, 1st trade edn, (breathtaking celebration of the masterful art of a true original; exciting companion to Icon; oversize), new in dj 35.00
---Still available: another of preceding, 8/99, the deluxe limited hc edn, BOXED, new in dj 125.00
---TESTAMENT: The Life & Art of…, Underwood, 10/01, 1st trade edn, new in dj $35

Jones Stephen (ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF DRACULA: Vampire Tales for the New Millennium, Carroll & Graf '97, new 10.95
---(ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRES, Carroll & Graf '04, revised, new 10.95

Pringle, David SCIENCE FICTION: The 100 Best Novels, Carroll & Graf '97, 2nd Edn, (An English-Language Selection 1949-1984; Moorcock foreword), new 10.95

Sturgeon, Theodore AND NOW THE NEWS…: Volume IX: The Complete Stories of…, North Atlantic '03, 1st, (Foreword by David G. Hartwell), new in dj 35.00
---No new Sturgeon story collection volume here yet. Perhaps news on status will be on invoice when it arrives separately in the mail.

---Re-affirmed my orders with Night Shade (notably right now for State of the Art by Iain Banks). Also got this word about the almost-forgotten slipcases for the Wellman set:
Hi Chris,
As to the Wellman slipcases, I'm just waiting for the guy to get back to
me with the cost. I've sent him the books, so it should be fairly soon.

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