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, March 22, 2005

03/22/05 TUE:
---Finished cataloguing a collection of used books. A lot of them seem under-priced, given the price of new books these days and the fact that these are in very nice condition with timeless contents; but when I listed many of them on I had to price them that way to be competitive. Certainly those “instant remainder” type books that many of them are cannot command high prices, but for what they contain they are certainly bargains. To get a look at them check out my CD-R with images of books being catalogued now as well as ones that have been catalogued recently (since I deployed the camera). The quality of these pictures, I think, is pretty good. At least they look good on my computer screen. Ask me to send you one if you are not already getting one in as an add-in to a package.
---Anyway here they are:
Barnes, Arthur K. INTERPLANETARY HUNTER, Gnome ('56), 1st edn, g in dj 12.00
Betancourt, John Gregory & Robert Weinberg (eds) WEIRD TALES: Seven Decades of Terror, Barnes & Noble '97, 1st, SIGNED by Betancourt, vg-f in dj $10
Bloch, Robert ONCE AROUND THE BLOCH: An Unauthorized Autobiography, Tor, 6/93, 1st, printed sheet signed by author laid in, (a Bloch-buster!), vg-f in dj 25.00
Dziemianowicz, Stefan R., Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, Gramercy '91, 1st, printed sheetsigned by editors laid in, (30 Great Tales of Fantasy and Horror from the Classic Pulp Magazines Famous Fantastic Mysteries & Fantastic Novels; 449 pages), vg+ in dj $15
Dziemianowicz, Stefan R., Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) NURSERY CRIMES: 30 Classic Tales of Horror, Barnes & Noble '93, 1st, (centered around children and Evil, some set in schools; 560 pp), vg-f in dj 10.00
Dziemianowicz, Stefan R., Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) WEIRD TALES: 32 Unearthed Terrors, Bonanza '88, 1st, sheet by all three editors laid in, vg+ in dj $10
Haining, Peter (ed) THE VAMPIRE OMNIBUS, Chartwell, nd, (earliest & rarest vampire tales, stories on which many of the great horror films of the genre are based, and a wide-ranging selection of contributions by some of the great modern masters of horror; 497 pages), vg-f in dj 12.00
Harrison, Harry & Brian W. Aldiss (eds) THE ASTOUNDING-ANALOG READER Volumes One & Two, Doubleday ('73), (vol. 2 is 1st edn but both are publisher’s edns; 988 pages total), vg in dj, the pair 25.00
Harrison, Harry (ed) ASTOUNDING: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology, Random House '73, 1st edn, (original stories; Asimov intro), vg+ in dj 15.00
Hartwell, David G. (ed) THE WORLD TREASURY OF SCIENCE FICTION, BOMC, ('89), (wide-ranging collection; 1083 pages), vg-f in dj 9.00
Janifer, Laurence M. (ed) MASTERS' CHOICE, Simon & Schuster ('66), 1st, (The Best Science Fiction Stories of All Time--Chosen by the Masters of Science Fiction), g-vg in dj 8.00
Ketterer, David IMPRISONED IN A TESSERACT: The Life and Work of James Blish, Kent State University Press ('87), (bibliography), vg-f in dj 25.00
Knight, Damon (ed) WESTERNS OF THE 40's, Bobbs-Merrill ('77), 1st, (Classics From the Great Pulpsvg in fr dj (small tears and price-clipped) 15.00
McDonald, T. Liam, Stefan Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) SEA-CURSED: Thirty Terrifying Tales of the Deep, Barnes & Noble '94, 1st, (classic stories; 545 pages), vg in g dj 10.00
Pohl, Frederik (ed) STAR SCIENCE FICTION, Ballantine ('53), (1st), (OA), g (no dj) 15.00
Price, Robert M. (ed) TALES OF THE LOVECRAFT MYTHOS, Fedogan & Bremer '92, 1st edn, (vintage cross-section of Lovecraft stories from the pulp era), vg-f in dj $20
Shippey, Tom (ed) THE OXFORD BOOK OF FANTASY STORIES, Oxford '94, 1st, (31 of the best fantasy stories from the end of the 19th century up to the present day; 499 pages), vg in dj 15.00
Shippey, Tom (ed) THE OXFORD BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, Oxford '92, (charts development of SF in 20th century; 587 pages), vg in dj 15.00
Silverberg, Robert & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE FANTASY HALL OF FAME, Arbor House '83, 1st, (all-time greatest selected by members of World Fantasy Convention; 431 pages), vg-f in dj 12.00
Silverberg, Robert & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE TIME TRAVELERS: A Science Fiction Quartet, Donald I. Fine '85, 1st, (Asimov, Leinster, Wyndham, Kuttner/Moore), vg-f in dj 10.00
Weinberg, Robert, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) RIVALS OF WEIRD TALES: 30 Great Fantasy & Horror Stories From the Weird Fiction Pulps, Bonanza '90, sheet by all three editors laid in, f/dj $15
misc. softcovers:
Ackerman, Forrest J (ed) ACKERMANTHOLOGY!: 65 Astonishing, Rediscovered Sci-Fi Shorts, General ('97), 1st, (cosmic, comic, sexy, surprising, memorable; John Landis foreword), f 10.00
Ashley, Mike (ed) THE HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE Vol 3: 1946-1955, Contemporary Books '77, (comprehensive intro; invaluable appendices), vg-f 15.00
Asimov, Isaac , Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VINTAGE SCIENCE FICTION, Carroll & Graf '90, (short novels of the 1950s), vg 5.00
Asimov, Isaac, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GOLDEN AGE SCIENCE FICTION: Short Novels of the 1940s, Carroll & Graf '89, 1st US, vg+ 8.00
Asimov, Isaac, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF NEW WORLD SCIENCE FICTION, Carroll & Graf '91, (short novels of the 1960s), vg-f $8
Boyer, Robert H. & Kenneth J. Zahorski (eds) DARK IMAGININGS: A Collection of Gothic Fantasies, Delta, 4/78, 1st, (James Cagle illus), vg-f 8.00
Brand, Max THE SMOKING LAND, Capra '80, (A Novel of Super-Science and Amazing Adventure; photo-reproduced from 1937 Argosy), vg-f 15.00
Carr, Nick THE OTHER DETECTIVE PULP HEROES, Tattered Pages, 7/92, (study of 40 of the pulp detectives), f 5.00
Coblentz, Stanton A. ADVENTURES OF A FREELANCER: The Literary Exploits and Autobiography of…(with Dr. Jeffrey M. Eliot), Borgo Bioviews #2, '93, 1st edn, f $12
Dinan, John A. THE PULP WESTERN: A Popular History of the Western Fiction Magazine in America, Borgo, 8/83, 1st edn, vg-f 10.00
Endore, Guy THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS, Citadel Underground '92, (new Bloch intro), vg-f 12.00
FAMOUS FANTASTIC CLASSICS #1, Fax Collector's Editions ('74), (The Snow Girl by Ray Cummings, more; photo-reprint), vg- f 15.00
FAMOUS FANTASTIC CLASSICS #2, Fax Collector's Editions, (Ralph Milne Farley's The Radio Flyers; more), as new (shrinkwrapped) 12.00
HOT PULP!: A Steamy Sampler of Spicy Stories, Eclipse ('92), (facsimile reprints from the pages of rare 1930s magazines, with a luscious full-color portfolio of classic spicy cover art), vg-f 20.00
SCREAM FACTORY, collection of ten issues, #8 to #12, #16 to #19 and Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary special issue, (magazine of horrors past, present and future), vg-f 50.00

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