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, December 12, 2005

12/12/05 MON:
---Great to see a new Roger Lasley guitar CD. Not that you wouldn’t be better off getting it from CD Baby, but Roger sent me a few to list anyway:
Lasley, Roger ADOBE, RL ('05), (more great acoustic guitar--this time with a new guitar?; Roger made it onto the top artists folk radio playlist [at least] three months in a row), CD, new 15.00
---A batch of used--some nominally--books catalogued:
Bleiler, Everett F. & T.E. Dikty (eds) SCIENCE FICTION OMNIBUS: The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949, 1950, Garden City ('52), vg (no dj) 10.00
Caldwell, Ian & Dustin Thomason THE RULE OF FOUR, Dial, 20th, INSCRIBED (to Susan), (perfect blend of suspense and a sensitive coming-of-age story; mysterious coded manuscript; authors' debut), vg-f in dj with 2" tear internally repaired 10.00
Harding, Lee THE FALLEN SPACEMAN, Harper & Row '80, 1st US edn, (juvenile for ages 8-12; Schoenherrs illus), vg+ in dj $15
Harrison, Harry WARRIORS OF THE WAY, SFBC, nd, (2-in-1 edn; collects Hammers and the Cross & One King's Way; Vikings conquer England and forge a new society based on their pagan gods; 794 pages), vg-f in dj 10.00
Knight, Damon (ed) NEBULA AWARD STORIES 1965, Doubleday '66, 1st edn, (four award winning stories and four distinguished runner-ups), ex-libr else g in glued-down dj (excellent reading copy) $4
Knight, Damon (ed) ORBIT 2, Putnam's ('67), (1st), (10 Great Stories in Print for the First Time), ex-libr else g in glued-down dj 5.00
Le Guin, Ursula K. THREE HAINISH NOVELS, SFBC, nd, (collects Rocannon's World, Planet of Exile & City of Illusion), g-vg in dj 6.00
Moorcock, Michael THE ELRIC SAGA Part IV, SFBC, 8/05, (3-in-1 edn; collects The Dreamthief's Daughter, The Skrayling Tree & The White Wolf's Son; 857 pages), f in vg+ dj 12.00
Saturday Evening Post (editors) THE POST READER OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, Doubleday '64, 1st edn, vg (no dj) 6.00
Wolfe, Tom A MAN IN FULL, FSG '98, 1st trade edn, (outstanding novel), vg-f in dj $10
book club ($5 each):
• Harrison KING AND EMPEROR (Hammer & the Cross #3)
book club ($3 each):
• Asimov NIGHTFALL & Other Stories
misc. softcovers:
Dann, Jack THE MEMORY CATHEDRAL: A Secret History of Leonardo da Vinci, Bantam, 5th, (masterpiece of historical fantasy), f 8.00
Isaak, Elaine THE SINGER'S CROWN, Eos '05, 1st edn, (riveting fantasy in the tradition of Mercedes Lackey), PR laid in, f 6.00
Zebrowski, George (ed) SYNERGY SF: New Science Fiction, Five Star, pre-9/04, ADVANCE READING COPY, SIGNED by editor, (return of acclaimed original anthology), f 12.00
---And I almost forgot:
3 BLONDES IN HIS LIFE, Sinister Cinema, (orig: 1960; Maltin: **: "occasionally tangy"), DVD-R 5.00
---This looks like it might be worth a look, but Netflix keeps me so busy keeping up with what they send--with distribution facility in Des Moines now and the class-action lawsuit to make them stop dragging their feet sending out DVDs to customers with quick turnarounds, it is just about a movie every night, even with only their three-at-a-time plan. But now I am getting to see everything I read about in the NY Times and Village Voice and elsewhere--unlike when I had a ten mile drive to the nearest Blockbuster (with woeful selection) and no cable TV. Still no cable, so Netflix makes eminent good sense to me--except it does limit my workday sometimes. Plus it would be better to spend the evening curled up with a book sometimes too.

---Word from Earthling:
Hi Chris,

Can I hook you up with some copies of SONG OF KALI:
20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, slipcased and signed by Dan
Simmons? $75 each retail.

More info below:

They're beautiful books... and one of the scariest
novels ever written... something you've GOT to have
for your store ;)

Looking forward to hearing from you. I hope all's


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