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.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

03/12/05 SAT:
---Word from Night Shade:
Hi all,

Couple of quick things. First off, we have moved both the main office and the warehouse. The warehouse will be run out of Portland with the main office from now on, instead of in Michigan, where it had been. We're waiting on the inventory to arrive in the next few days, and we'll get cracking catching up orders as soon as it gets here.

In other fine news, we're finally ready to go with the slipcase for the five volume Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman. We will be soliciting orders until March 17th, at which point we'll give the numbers to the binder and he'll start cranking them out. If you do not get us your prepaid order by March 17th, there will be no second chances. Dealers, please contact us if you're interested. Wellman subscribers will be receiving slipcases as part of their subscription. These are available for order on the website.

We should have a couple of very nice announcements for you in the next week or so, but in the meantime, here's a quick update on various titles:

Letters from New York - At the printer
Jorkens vol. 3 - At the printer
Dead in the West - At the printer
The Boar - At the printer
Hodgson vol. 3 - Final round of proofing, should be at the printer in a couple of weeks
Hodgson vol. 4 - Final round of proofing, should be at the printer in a couple of weeks

That's it for now,

Jason Williams
Night Shade Books
---Anyone not already on my list for the Wellman slipcase, let me know if you want to get it through me. I do not know what my price is going to be, but I had thought to just send them along at my cost, hopefully along with a book shipment.

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