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.

Saturday, August 6, 2005

08/06/05 SAT:
---Word from Haffner:




This long-promised book has been completed and available for delivery.

A collection of the classic adventures of Edmond Hamilton and Leigh
Brackett's signature characters, together for the first time. And with
good reason--the final story of this collection (which has remained
unpublished for nearly 30 years) brings the far-future heroes of
Hamilton's THE STAR KINGS into an alliance with Brackett's stellar
adventurer Eric John Stark. Here's a preview:

"Those ships," said Aarl, "those very powerful ships that
travel with such speed, are the ships of the Star Kings."

That name, heard for the first time, rang in Stark's mind like
the strident call of a bugle.

"The Star Kings?"

"The men who rule that future universe, each in his own
kingdom, principality, or barony."

"Ha," said Stark, and looked again. "That is right and
fitting. The starlands are too bright for grubby clerks, and
bureaucrats in rumpled suits each trying to be more common
than the next.

"Yes. Let there be Star Kings."


The Star Kings
Queen of the Martian Catacombs
Enchantress of Venus
Black Amazon of Mars
Return to the Stars
Stark and the Star Kings

Best-selling author John Jakes provides an informative introduction,
and the dustjacket & >six<>

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