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.

Monday, April 18, 2005

04/18/05 MON:
---Received two separate emails today alerting me to two big-rag HPL-related book reviews. One, entitled Horror, he wrote is a review by Stephen King--or more precisely an extract from his introduction--of H.P. Lovecraft Against the World, Against Life Michel Houellebecq Translated from the French by Dorna Khazeni (Believer Books: 150 pp., $18). It appeared in yesterday’s LA Times. The other, appearing in yesterday’s NY Times Book Review, is a review of Tales, edited by Peter Straub, Lovecraft’s entry into the estimable Library of America.

---Springtime is springing up around here, as usual making it hard for me to stick to business, especially down in the cellar, even with the best stereo sound down there. (Cranking up two fans and two dehumidifiers today.)

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