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, February 4, 2005

02/04/05 FRI:
---Here today from PGW:
Sturgeon, Theodore THE MAN WHO LOST THE SEA: Volume X: The Complete Stories of…, North Atlantic '05, 1st, (years 1957 to 1960; Jonathan Lethem foreword), new in dj 35.00

---Word from Night Shade:
Hi all,

We're just beginning to ship out preorders on our two new Manly Wade Wellman titles.

Strangers on the Heights (also known as Beasts From Beyond) is all about weird cult activity, and our hero's intention to stop it. As a bonus, included is the novella "Nuisance Value," (also published as The Dark Destroyers).

Giants from Eternity is about a nasty alien goo that tries to invade the earth, and what scientists do to stop it. The bonus novella here is "The Timeless Tomorrow"

In other news, we've FINALLY received the limited edition of Leviathan 4, signed by all the contributors, and are busily shipping out those preorders as well. Not many left, so if you want one you should order now.

Look to see H.P. Lovecraft's Letters from New York, The Collected Jorkens vol. 3, The Boar and Dead in the West to be released in the next couple of months. Beyond that, look for the third Hodgson volume, The Ghost Pirates, as well as books from Terry Lamsley, Steven Erikson and more.

Regarding slipcases. Yes, we are working on them. The binder has the five volume Wellman set, and is supposed to be working on those cases. As soon as he gets done with those, he'll be working on the slipcase for the limited edition of Strangers on the Heights/Giants from Eternity. Most likely after that, it'll be the Jorkens cases. Sorry for the delay.

A quick word on timeframes. Like any other small press, we try to get books out as close to on-time as possible. Frequently we're affected by things that are simply beyond our control. For example, our largest single customer is Baker & Taylor, a large book wholesaler. And they have some issues with paying on time. But they are such a large part of our revenue that if we don't get a check, it's the difference between shipping a book now and shipping it a month from now.

So please bear with us. We will get out all the books, sooner or later. Hopefully sooner.

Jason Williams
Night Shade Books

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