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, May 23, 2005

05/23/05 MON:
---Here today from TTA:
INTERZONE #198, 5-6/05, (latest issue of slick UK magazine with brand new fiction, reviews, interviews, art, etc.), new 6.00
---Described by publisher:
Interzone 198 (May/June) has now been mailed out. This has more great front
cover art by Kenn Brown, with illustrations by John G. Williams, Chris Nurse,
Douglas Sirois, Glitchwerk, Stefan Olsen; fantastic new stories by Chris
Beckett, Dominic Green, Matthew Hughes, Christopher East, John Aegard, with Steve
Aylett on a highlight in the incredible career of cult author Jeff Lint; Rick
Kleffel interviews Kazuo Ishiguro; lots of book reviews including the return of
John Clute with a new regular column; Nick Lowe on films; Dave Langford's
Ansible Link; Mike O'Driscoll's comment column Night's Plutonian Shore, this time
on The Review Wars; and much more.
---From Tartarus:
WORMWOOD #4, spr/05, Tartarus, (Literature of the fantastic, supernatural and decadent; on Oates, Kubin, Margaret Irwin, Shiel, etc.), new 15.00
---And Golden Gryphon was kind enough to send a small supply of the freebies they add to direct purchasers of their books, so I can offer the same (to at least a few):
1. An audio CD of James Patrick Kelly narrating his Hugo-nominated story,
"Bernardo's House." I give this away with any Kelly book.
2. "A Backwards Glance," a 20-page booklet of John Kessel interviewing Gregory
Frost. The first 75 were signed by Frost and the artist Jason Van Hollander (I'm
almost out of the signed booklets, but I have plenty of unsigned). I give this away
with the Frost collection, ATTACK OF THE JAZZ GIANTS.
3. Bookplates for BUDAYEEN NIGHTS, signed by Barbara Hambly.
---I pulled one of the Frost booklets out of its envelope and it is of the unsigned variety, as I expect they all might be. If you want the signed, better check with Golden Gryphon themselves right away.

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