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, April 5, 2005

04/05/05 TUE:
---Emal rec’d:
My sister was given a box of books that had been sitting for years.
It appeared that they hadn't been disturbed in years.
Among the paperbacks were the following:

Hell's Angels Hunter S. Thompson 1st ed
The Other Side of Time Keith Laumer 1st
Sos the Rope Piers Anthony 1st
The Zap Gun PKD 1st
Now Wait for Last Year PKD 1st
The Blue World Jack Vance 1st

All very good.

Do any of these interest you? I also need to get rid of a few books of my own.
I have duplicates of several Powers, Wolfe, Crowley and others. Some of
which are "highly collectible." Like a Subterranean Declare, and UK firsts of
Earthquake Weather, The Anubis Gates (Chatto and Windus pb) and many
---My reply:
Looks like some good books. I’ll run them in my blog and see if anyone reacts. I do have consignment information (contained on my catalog data CD-R in the new arrivals etc file), if you want to go the route. But I am still way way way behind in getting the used books catalogued that I have already been sent. Lately I’ve been making positive moves to redress the imbalance that had been occurring between keeping up with new books coming in and adding used books to my listings. The pendulum seems to be swinging more toward the used books. Plus my having other places to do the cataloguing than my perennially way overcluttered cellar office and the novelty-effect of being able to make JPEG snapshots of book covers is inducing me to take on more of those used books that have been in hiding.
---Note to Stephen King bibliographers: article in New York Times Baseball Preview 2005 (Sunday, Apr 3) “It’s Weird But True. The Gloom Is Gone In Mudville”. Inspiring quote: “To quote the immortal Jacqueline Susann, once is not enough.”

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