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.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

02/24/05 THU:
---Here are a few nominally-used but basically new books I have just catalogued:
Brown, Fredric FROM THESE ASHES: The Complete Short SF of…, NESFA, 2/01, 1st edn, (Barry N. Malzberg introduction; 693 pages), vg-f in dj 30.00
Verne, Jules TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, THE COMPLETE..., Visions/Indiana '91, 1st thus, (new translation with intro & notes by Emanuel J. Mickel), f in dj $27
Wolfe, Gene THE BOOK OF THE SHORT SUN, SFBC, 3/01, 1st thus, (3-in-1; collects On Blue's Waters, In Green's Jungles & Return to the Whorl), vg-f in dj 12.50
misc. softcovers:
Anderson, Kevin J. HORIZON STORMS, Simon & Schuster '04, 1st UK, (Saga of Seven Suns #3; titanic war between the elemental alien hydrogues and faeros continutes to sweep across the Spiral Arm; 659-page doorstop), f 8.00
Baird, Alison THE EMPIRE OF THE STARS, Aspect, 11/04, 1st, (Dragon Throne #2; crisp and lucid fantasy), f 5.00
Delany, Samuel R. STARS IN MY POCKET LIKE GRAINS OF SAND, Wesleyan ('04), (20th Anniversary Edition; foreword by Carl Freedman), publicity release laid in, f 20.00
Howard, Madeline THE HIDDEN STARS, Eos '04, 1st edn, (Rune of Unmaking #1; a marvelous fantasy author’s debut novel; high epic fantasy), publicity release laid in, f $7
Nicholls, Stan THE COVENANT RISING, Eos '05, 1st US edn, (The Dreamtime #1; powerful epic fantasy filled with spectacular magic, adventure, and political intrigue), publicity release laid in, f 7.00
Swainston, Steph THE YEAR OF OUR WAR, Eos '05, 1st US edn, (author’s debut; fantasy that breaks out of the elvish straitjacket and takes over the asylum), PR release laid in, f 8.00
Wilson, Robert Charles THE PERSEIDS and Other Stories, Tor, 7/01, (author’s first story collection), remainder mark, vg-f 4.50
Warner Aspect 61155 Benford, Gregory GREAT SKY RIVER, 8/04. (Galactic Center #3), vg-f 4.00
Spectra 58658 Budz, Mark CLADE, 12/03, (orig; bioengineered tomorrow that may come startlingly true), f 4.00
Warner Aspect 61429 Buettner, Robert ORPHANAGE, 11/04, (orig; military SF), f 4.00
Del Rey 61333 Eddings, David & Leigh Eddings THE ELDER GODS, 10/04, (The Dreamers #1), f 3.00
HarperTorch 57297 Harrison, Kim THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNDEAD, 2/05, (orig; witch bounty-hunter Rachel Morgan), f 4.00
Spectra 58379 Kenyon, Kay THE BRAIDED WORLD, 2/03, (orig; the most disturbing aliens are in humanity's image...), vg-f 3.50
Orbit pb 224 MacLeod, Ken NEWTON'S WAKE, '05, (A Space Opera), f 6.00
Warner Aspect 61342 McArthur, Maxine LESS THAN HUMAN, 10/04, (orig; gripping thriller of identity, artificial intelligence, and murder in a near-future Japan), f 3.50
Orbit pb 168 Moon, Elizabeth TRADING IN DANGER, '03, 1st UK, (Vatta's War #1), f 6.00
Gollancz 07584 Morgan, Richard MARKET FORCES, '04, (orig; fast-forward thriller), vg-f 6.00
Orbit pb 125 Reed, Robert SISTER ALICE, '03, 1st UK, (far-future epic of god-like humans and their colossal blunders), f 6.00
Spectra 58499 Williams, Liz NINE LAYERS OF SKY, 9/03, (orig; profound and provocative look at human nature), f 4.00

---Experimented with making digital photos of the covers of the above books. I have scheduled myself to update the CDR of catalog data on the first of the month, so by Tuesday I hope to have a folder with JPEGs of these images (and perhaps others) to include with updated burnstuff.

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