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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

03/09/05 WED:
--A few more from Wildside here today (along with word that another box is on the way):
Howard, Robert E. GRAVEYARD RATS and Others, Wildside ('03), (hardboiled 30s pulp detective stories; Don Herron introduction), new 16.95
---WATERFRONT FISTS and Others, Wildside ('03), 1st edn, (The Collected Fight Stories; Mark Finn introduction; Paul Herman [ed]), new 19.95
---Back in stock (but trade pb edition this time):
Szumskyj, Ben J.S. & S.T. Joshi (eds) FRITZ LEIBER AND H.P. LOVECRAFT: Writers of the Dark, Wildside '03, (presents Lovecraft’s letters to Leiber, an impressive selection of Leiber’s Lovecraft-inspired fiction, and a selection of Leiber’s fine essays on H.P. Lovecraft and Matters Lovecraftian; Szumskyj intro; Joshi afterword), new 19.95
---Cataloguing another batch of used books. Here is what I come up with:
Aldiss, Brian W. BILLION YEAR SPREE: The True History of Science Fiction, Doubleday '73, (detailed and thoroghly entertaining look), vg-f in dj 45.00
Banks, Iain M.FEERSUM ENDJINN, Orbit, 2nd('94), (imaginative tour de force), vg-f in dj 20.00
Nicholls, Peter (ed) THE SCIENCE FICTION ENCYCLOPEDIA, Doubleday '79, 1st edn, (first incarnation of landmark volume; 672 pp; illustrated), vg+ in dj 30.00
misc. softcovers:
Clute, John LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE: Essays & Reviews, Serconia '95, 1st edn, (deals with '87-92 period; 465 pages), vg-f 10.00
CRANK!, issues 1, 2 & 3 as a set, Broken Mirrors, ‘93-4, (Attanasio, Blumlein, Gwyneth Jones, Lethem, Kilworth; Wolfe, Bunch, Emshwiller, Lethem; Aldiss, Le Guin, Katherine MacLean, Lethem), f all three, 15.00
Dozois, Gardner (ed) THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Fourteenth Annual Collection, St. Martin's Griffin, 3rd, vg-f $10
Dozois, Gardner (ed) THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Sixteenth Annual Collection, St. Martin's Griffin, 6/99, 1st edn,{ vg-f $10
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, 6/71, (Niven, Richard Wilson, Delany, Sallis, more), vg+ 1.50
Le Guin, Ursula K. THE LANGUAGE OF THE NIGHT: Essays on Fantasy & SF, HarperPerennial '93, 1st thus, (a new edition revised by the author; includes Bibliographic Checklist by L.W. Currey), f 10.00
RE/SEARCH #8/9: J.G. Ballard, Re/Search #8/9, 4th(10/89), (the definitive Ballard guide to date; interviews, fiction, non-fiction, bibliography and more...), f 10.00
RIVERSIDE QUARTERLY #25, 3/80, (SF-criticism fanzine; includes sections on Contemporary SF in America [HERE-NOW]; Current European Views of SF [THERE-NOW]; American SF in the Thirties [HERE-THEN] & Reviews & Columns (HERE-THERE & EVERYWHEN]; Leland Shapiro [ed]), f $4

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