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 21, 2005

01/21/05 FRI:
---Word from Small Beer:
Dear Lovely Booksellers,

This June, if everything goes right, we'll be publishing our first two
limited editions -- here's the link and the info is also pasted in below:

These books will not have ISBNs and will not be available through any

We've started taking orders on our website and will be advertising them a
little over spring. Any comments or recommendations are welcome of course!


Gavin Grant

Small Beer Press

Small Beer Press limited editions


signed by the author
signed by the artist
printed on beautiful paper
bound in the finest cloths
decorated endpapers
numbered and limited

+ + +

may feature introductions
may be accompanied by a small assortment of interesting things
may be slipcased


prepaid orders will be taken and expressions of interest
noted on a first-come first-served basis


Debut Title

June 2005
Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners
illustrated by Shelley Jackson
edition of 111

Magic for Beginners is the highly anticipated second collection by Kelly
Link, the author of the cult favorite collection Stranger Things Happen. As
the title suggests, this is an engaging, funny, and magical selection of
stories about haunted convenience stores, husbands and wives, rabbits,
zombies, weekly apocalyptic poker parties, witches, superheroes, marriages,
and cannons, and includes several stories original to the collection.
Stories from Magic for Beginners have previously been published in
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, Conjunctions, and The Dark.



June 2005

Maureen McHugh
Mothers and Other Monsters
edition of 100

Maureen McHugh is the author of four acclaimed novels. Her genre-expanding
short fiction has won the Hugo and Locus Awards and has frequently been
included in Best of the Year anthologies. Since 1988 she has attracted a
broad readership in publications such as Asimov's, Scifiction, Starlight,
The Year's Best Science Fiction, and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
Now, in her long-awaited first collection, McHugh's subtle talents
illuminate the relationship between parents and children from angles that
everyone -- mother or father, daughter or son -- can relate to. These are
beautiful stories about the ways in which social and technological shifts
impact family dynamics.

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