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 28, 2005

01/28/05 FRI:
---All week long I have had the pleasure (but my wife’s displeasure) to have these SF magazine collections lying around the house, defying me to get them catalogued. I wish I had a digital camera to snap a few pictures--maybe post them on the .mac webpage I might be able to get started one of these days. Info about contents of specific issues can be found at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Here is the cataloguing I came up with:
ANALOG magazine, 8/60 to 12/78, all 221 isssues, including the 25 bedsheet-size issues, mostly vg or better with a few not terrible exceptions, a heroic collection the set, 600.00
---1/84 to 2/94, collection of125 issues (missing 4/86, 4 & 6/88, 12/92, 1/93, 6/93 & 1/94), (lots of hard-core SF), vg or better (with subscription labels) as a set, 125.00

ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, 1, 5, 10, 11 & mid-12/87, 1/88 to 9/92, collection of 66 issues, vg or better the set, $100
---11/92 (Special Isaac Asimov Tribute Issue; double issue), vg+ (subscripton label) 2.50

ASTOUNDING, 3/50 & 7/50 (missing back covers), 2/51, 3/51, 5/51, 12/51 to 1/53, 3/53 to 7/60, collection of 108 issues, (all the editorials, book reviews, stories and serials), some with loose covers others in pretty good shape, as a set the lot, 225.00

FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, sum/50, 10/51, 12/51, 4 to 8/52, 10/52 to 3/53, 5/53, 7/53, 9/53, 10/53, 12/53, 2 to 5/54, 7/54, 10/54 to 4/55, 7/55 to 7/57, set of 54 fifties issues, g or better $175
---7/63 to 12/67, all but one of 55 issues (missing 5/64), vg or better the set, 125.00
---1/69 to 8/92, run of 282 issues (missing only 5/91), (a veritable treasure trove of quality SF & F, including all special-author and all-star anniversary issues), vg or better (later issues have subscription labels) as a set, 500.00

GALAXY magazine, 10/52, 2/56, 2/62, 10/65, 3/70, g-vg or better each, 2.50
---7/74, 9/74, 10/74, 12/74, 9/75, 9/76, 11/76, 7/77, 10/77, g or better each, 1.25
---6/56 to 2/75, run of 150 straight issues of The Best In Pertinent Science Fiction, mostly vg or better with a very few having detached covers as a set, 375.00

IF, WORLDS OF… , 10/57, 8 & 10/58, 9/59, 1/60 to 1/61, 5/61 to 1/65, 4/65 to 10/72 & 2/74, collection of 111 issues, (voted world's best SF magazine three years in a row), g-vg or better (most are much better) as a set, 275.00

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