hi chris---My reply:
thanks for the shipment.
by chance i found your entry for the new MATTHEW HUGHES novel @amazon.com.
if you still have it -hc at 7$ something-
please send it.
You saw my listing for BLACK BRILLION at amazon.com? Maybe that is the drummbooks that does business on Amazon that is not me. I only list books on half.com and biblio.com so far right now. Another time, someone else thought Amazon’s drummbooks vendor was me too. They wanted some self-improvement book in quantity. I tracked down the drummbooks@amazon email address and forwarded the request, but I did not get any reply. At that time it seemed this drummbooks dealt with a different sort of book than me. But now I don’t know. I tracked down their listing on amazon and saw their seller profile (very impressive, considering there are always inveterate complainers out there, no matter what it is always something). Maybe I didn’t look hard enough, but I don’t see how to check a certain seller’s stock, to maybe buy more than one book and get a better per-book rate for shipping. If there’s a bunch of shipping cost tacked onto the low price for Black Brillion, then maybe it wouldn’t be such a bargain as it seems.
As it happens, I do have the book:
Hughes, Matthew BLACK BRILLION, Tor, 11/04, 1st edn, (Archonate), new / dj 23.95
but not at $7. I can give my normal 30% discount, but that is about as low as I can go.
I thought when I started out that Chris Drumm (or even Drummbooks) was an unusual enough name that I wouldn’t have to register it and trademark it or have a search to see if the name was already taken--but with the Internet I guess names are more likely to be confused and overlapped with each other. I think that Drumm is actually a pretty common surname in Germany, more so than over here. And as far as I know I am not of any German extraction anyway--although I don’t really know what I am. (All I know is that maybe forty years ago my grandmother tried to trace us back to the Mayflower so she could join the extremely right-wing D.A.R.--Daughters of the American Revolution, but I think word was that the geneological information she procured was actually bogus.)