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, August 2, 2005

08/02/05 TUE:
---Word from Hippocampus:
Dear Bookseller,

The long-delayed TALES OUT OF DUNWICH is coming soon ($20.00 retail). We are also launching a paperback version of Dunsany's last novel, THE PLEASURES OF A FUTUROSCOPE, priced at $15.00 retail. Full blurbs are below.

Edited by Robert M. Price
August 2005: ISBN 097487899: Paperback: $20.00

H. P. Lovecraft's fictional locale of Dunwich has proved to be among the most enduring and popular of his creations, alongside witch-haunted Arkham and even Great Cthulhu himself. This anthology provides ample testimony of the richness of Lovecraft’s creation and its ability to inspire such legendary authors as Jack Williamson, Stanley C. Sargent, Brian McNaughton, Richard A. Lupoff, Don D'Ammassa, Nancy A. Collins, Gerard E. Giannattasio, Eddy C. Bertin, and Bob Price. Not just modern retellings of the classic tale, the stories explore much new ground, while retaining the mind-blasting spirit of the original. Also included is the complete 1924 novel by Harper Williams, The Thing in the Woods, which directly inspired Lovecraft's original trip to the terror town of Dunwich.


Praise for...


By Lord Dunsany: Edited by S. T. Joshi: 200 pages: $15.00

"When a master fabulist like Dunsany reflects on time, he is hypnotic. When he evokes the old practices of England, his love of them, and of England, ring out. And when a mind like this reflects on the nature of man, it is worth reading -- and absorbing, to boot. Pick it up!"
-- Strange Horizons

This exciting and philosophically profound novel, Lord Dunsany’s last major work, reveals an awful fate for humanity: a nuclear holocaust has destroyed nearly all human life on the planet. The narrator, obsessively looking through the futuroscope, focuses upon the plight of a single family in their struggles to survive and fend off the many enemies, both animal and human, that surround them. When one of their number is kidnapped by a band of gypsies, we can only wonder at her fate in this brave new world of the distant future.

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