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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

09/14/05 WED:
---Here today from Small Beer:
LADY CHURCHILL'S ROSEBUD WRISTLET #16, 7/05, Small Beer, (quintessential pomo SF journal; Kessel, Le Guin, etc.), new 5.00

Mitchison, Naomi TRAVEL LIGHT, Peapod Classics/Small Beer ('05), 1st thus, (rediscovered classic originally published in 1952; captivating fairy tale for young adults; new intro), new 12.00
---Here today from Tachyon:
Bisson, Terry NUMBERS DON'T LIE, Tachyon '05, Special Preview Edition, one of 26 SIGNED & lettered copies, (three tales of Wilson Wu and his “Watson,” Irving, originally published in Asimov’s; collected previously in e-Book format by ElectricStory), new 25.00
---I am still waiting for copies of the regular Tachyon books to arrive, but this one doesn’t even look to be the same title as the one actually published. This title is probably incorporated into the larger finished product. If so, this edition would probably be of interest only to collectors. But as a 26-copy edition of a book that was never published I’m sure it is collectible.

---Back in stock:
Powers, Tim STRANGE ITINERARIES, Tachyon '05, 1st edn, one of 100 SIGNED Special Preview Edition copies, (comprehensive short fiction collection), new 25.00

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