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 29, 2005

08/29/05 MON:
---Here today from PS Publishing:
Aldiss, Brian W. SANITY AND THE LADY, PS, 8/05, 1st, one of 700 SIGNED copies, (SF novel salted with philosophical undertones, both comical and chilling; Ian R. MacLeod intro; 218 pages), new in dj 45.00

Bishop, Michael A REVERIE FOR MISTER RAY: Reflections on Life, Death and Speculative Fiction, PS, 4/05, 1st, one of 700 SIGNED copies, (astonishing compendium ranges far and wide with unflinching often self-critical honesty; VanderMeer intro; edited and with preface by Michael H. Hutchins; 611 pp), new in dj 50.00

Brown, Eric THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF JULES VERNE, PS, 5/05, 1st, one of 800 SIGNED copies, (sprightly novella; Ian Watson intro; 137 pages), new $18

Joyce, Graham TWOC, PS, 5/05, 1st, one of 700 SIGNED copies, (sometimes hilarious, sometimes tender, a fast-paced blending of supernatural fantasy and gritty psychological thriller by an award-winning author; Rob Grant intro; 205 pages), new in dj 50.00

Swanwick, Michael THE PERIODIC TABLE OF SCIENCE FICTION, PS, 8/05, 1st, one of 700 SIGNED copies, (118 short-short stories originally published on Sci Fiction website; new afterword by author; intro by Theodore W. Gray), new in dj 45.00
---another copy of the preceding, one of 200 SIGNED copies, BOXED, new in dj $90
---Back in stock:
Hodgson, William Hope THE WANDERING SOUL: Glimpses of a Life, PS/Tartarus '05, 1st edn, one of 500 numbered copies, (A Compendium of Rare and Unpublished Works; Compiled and Introduced by Jane Frank; 384 pages), new in dj 50.00
---There are also $90 boxed limited editions of most of the above (comprising 200 of the typically 700 numbered printrun). I have special ordered a few of these but did not get extras to catalog at this point. Anyone wanting any, beyond who I have already heard from, let me know and I will tack them on to my next order. Also, I have not stocked these (or any other UK title I get) in great depth, so I might not have these actual copies for long. But I do hope to be able to re-order as demand dictates.
---Discount is 20% on hardcovers and 15% for trade paperbacks. Only the Eric Brown title is a softcover in the current batch.

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