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.

Monday, February 21, 2005

02/21/05 MON:
---I am happy to say that I finally figured out I was using the wrong email address to contact Midnight House, and they were not receiving the couple of messages I sent regarding my order for Horrible Imaginings. Ordinarily I have a standing order for a small number of copies of their titles; but for the Fritz Leiber books, which tend to sell better, I order more. My augmented order never reached them, but now I get word that the number I want will be shipping after all. So, those of you depending on me, we should be able to set our minds at ease now.

---Word from Night Shade:
Hi all, bunch of news for you, so let's get started.

In a pretty amazing turn of events, Night Shade has acquired the US rights to Iain M. Banks' new science fiction novel, The Algebraist. Frankly, this isn't the kind of project that often gets handed to a small press, so we're pretty excited about it. Due out in September in two editions, a $24.95 trade hardcover and a $49 signed/limited leatherbound edition. This is a 500+ page novel, so $24.95 is quite a bargain!

In August, we'll be releasing a new novel from Lucius Shepard, Trujillo. For those that are going to ask, no, this isn't the same as the collection released by PS Publishing last year (although we highly recommend that volume). This is just the novel, although "just" isn't the word we'd use for this novel. Pure Lucius, doing what he does best.

A couple of updates for you as well.

The Collected Jorkens vol. 3 is at the printer, and due to ship in the next few weeks.

Letters from New York : The Lovecraft Letters vol. 2 is also at the printer, and should ship early in March.

We've just delivered The Boar to the printer, and it should be out in mid-to-late March, along with Dead in the West. Nothing like a Lansdale double-feature to get you going. If all goes well, we should have copies of both books at the World Horror Convention in April, where Joe is a guest of honor.

Regarding our favorite subject, Wellman slipcases. We're just waiting on the binder to give us a quote, and then we're off to the races. If all goes well, we should also be getting the other Wellman slipcases as well, for the Giants from Eternity/Strangers on the Heights limited edition. Once we get those all taken care of, we'll move on to the Jorkens slipcases.

That's about it for now, although we should have some exciting news coming soon.

Jason Williams
Night Shade Books

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