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.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

10/27/05 THU:
---Email from Gauntlet (where I have not totally given up on ordering, although it may seem otherwise):

Volume 3 of Richard Matheson: Collected Stories is now at the printer and is expected to be released in early-December by Gauntlet Press. Edited by Stanley Wiater, Volume 3 contains arguably some of Matheson's most famous stories ("Duel" and "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet") along with rarities almost impossible to find in an affordable $16.95 trade paperback. Wiater has provided comments by Matheson after each story. Appreciations include those by Stephen King, Dennis Etchison and Harlan Ellison. The Table of Contents is as follows:

Big Surprise
The Creeping Terror
No Such Thing As a Vampire
From Harlan Ellison
Day of Reckoning
First Anniversary
From Shadowed Places
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
Finger Prints
The Likeness of Julie
Deus Ex Machina
Girl of My Dreams
The Jazz Machine
From Stephen King
Shock Wave
'Tis the Season To Be Jelly
A Drink of Water
Button, Button
From Dennis Etchison
By Appointment Only
Finishing Touches
'Til Death Do Us Part
The Near Departed
Buried Talents
From Richard Christian Matheson

$16.95 trade paperback

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