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.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

02/08/05 TUE:
---I am working on an order to send to HarperCollins now. Also I emailed Midnight House again wondering about my copies of Horrible Imaginings by Fritz Leiber. I see that DreamHaven lists it with their books in hand in their February catalog. I don't know when it may have actually shipped, but I am starting to wonder.

---Trying to be more sedulous, I have a few more used books catalogued:
Dick, Philip K. THE DIVINE INVASION, Timescape '81, 1st, vg-f in dj 45.00
Dick, Philip K. THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTY ARCHER, Timescape ('82), 1st, vg+/dj $45
Eddison, E.R. STYRBIORN THE STRONG, Boni '26, 1st (US), g-vg (pretty good) $75
Lafferty, R.A. LAFFERTY IN ORBIT, Broken Mirrors '91, 1st edn, vg-f in dj 15.00
Silverberg, Robert UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY, Scribners ('73), 1st, (stories), vg+ in dj 35.00
Tolkien, J.R.R. THE HOBBIT, Houghton Mifflin, 28th, (illus by author), vg+ in dj with $4.95 price $20
Walton, Evangeline THE VIRGIN AND THE SWINE: The Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, Willett Clark '36, 1st, (author's first book), vg 25.00
Walton, Evangeline WITCH HOUSE, Arkham House '45, vg (no dj) 45.00

book club ($3 each):

misc. softcovers:
AMAZING STORIES, 6/76, (Big All New All Star issue; Asimov, Leiber, Del Rey, Malzberg, Ellison, Ted White, Benford, Dann, Young, Neville; more), vg-f 3.50
ANALOG, 5/79, (Card novelette; Delany on SF and literature), vg 1.00
ANALOG, 6/62, (The Weather Man by Theodore Thomas; more), vg 2.00
Auster, Paul IN THE COUNTRY OF LAST THINGS, Penguin Contemporary American Fiction '88, (one of the better modern attempts at describing hell), vg+ 12.00
Banks, Iain CANAL DREAMS, Abacus, 10th('94), vg-f 12.00
Banks, Iain ESPEDAIR STREET, Futura '88, (funniest, truest rock biopic yet), vg-f 10.00
Banks, Iain WALKING ON GLASS, Futura '88, (inexorably powerful feast of horrors, variously spiced with incest, conspiracy, and cheerful desriptions of torture...fine writing), vg-f 10.00
Bishop, Michael COUNT GEIGER'S BLUES, Orb, 6/94, (darkly comic tale of low culture--and high adventure), vg-f 8.50
Dick, Philip K.FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID, Vintage, 3rd, vg-f $8
Ellison, Harlan THE ESSENTIAL ELLISON: A 35-Year Retrospective, Morpheus, 5th(3/96), (1022 pages), f 20.00
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, 1/73 to 7/77, 53 of 55 issues (missing 3/75 & 1/77), (includes Pohl, Silverberg, Knight & Ellison special issues; 25th Anniversary and other Oct anniversary issues; as well as a great deal else), vg+ or better the set, 125.00
Lafferty, R.A. various stories, five magazines with stories by Lafferty: Galaxy 12/62 & 11/73, F&SF 12/71, Fantastic 8/75 & Amazing/Fantastic 9/83, mostly vg+ as a set, 15.00
Lovecraft, H.P. SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LETERATURE, Dover ('73), (unabridged and corrected republicatin of 1945 edition; new intro by E.F. Bleiler), vg+ 6.50
Moorcock, Michael GLORIANA or The Unfulfill'd Queen: Being a Romance, Avon, 4/79, f 8.50
Moorcock, Michael THE DANCERS AT THE END OF TIME, Millennium '93, (Eternal Champion #7; collects An Alien Heat, The Hollow Lands & The End of All Songs; 538 pages), vg-f 20.00
WEIRD TALES #290, spr/88, (Special Gene Wolfe Issue; others), vg+ 6.50

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