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, August 1, 2005

08/01/05 MON:
---A couple magazines here today:
CEMETERY DANCE #52, '05, (Laymon, Piccirilli, Carol Serling, Harry Shannon, Tamara Thorne, etc.), new 5.00

INTERZONE #199, 8/05, (slick UK magazine; Charles Stross, Neal Asher, etc.), new $6
---I have sent my order in to PS Publishing for the following, but if anyone who hasn’t already asked me to get any wants some, let me know:

We've got the new issue (# 4) of POSTSCRIPTS magazine coming up (150 hardcovers at £50/$80 and regular digest-sized paperback at £6/$10); plus SANITY AND THE LADY by Brian Aldiss (500 regular hardcovers at £25/$45 and 200 slipcased hardcovers at £60/$90) and THE PERIODIC TABLE OF SCIENCE FICTION by Michael Swanwick (500 regular hardcovers at £25/$45 and 200 slipcased hardcovers at £60/$90). PLEASE NOTE NEW LOWER PRICES ON OUR REGULAR TRADE HARDCOVERS. Let me know how many copies you'd like of each title.

The same goes for our other recent titles, TWOC by Graham Joyce (500 hardcovers at £35/$50 and 200 slipcases at £60/$90) and THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF JULES VERNE by Eric Brown (500 paperbacks at £10/$18 and 300 hardcovers at £25/$45).
---Working on August update of Catalog Data for burning on CD, adding to New Arrivals intro a bit about my continuing fetish with taking digital covershots of books dredged up from the cellar--a project that has metastasized in to something larger than my ability to control it. Here is what I came up with:
And be sure to check out the JPEG covershots of catalogued (or being-catalogued) books in the images folder on this disc. Additional covershots of books not yet catalogued, or catalogued earlier and taken out of Catalog Data to make room for newer images, are available on the CD-Rs for Covershots 1, 2 & 3 (in progress). All of this will soon be available on a single DVD-R. If you are interested in receiving it, let me know.
Also on this disc is a directory of jpeg images, listing merely article-less book titles. This directory is in tab-separated text format sorted both by title and by place to be found. You could easily export this to a database of your own: there are merely three fields (folder, title & disc). If I ever can finally get all the books at least with their covershots, I hope I can go back and list them more properly. Until then, if you see something you want and can't find a catalog listing for it, let me know and I will get it out and send you a quote.

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