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, January 14, 2006

01/14/06 SAT:
---Here now from VHPS (including back-in-stock items):
Anderson, Poul GOING FOR INFINITY, Tor, 5/05 (sic), (stories; 416 pages), new 14.95

Brust, Steven TO REIGN IN HELL, Orb, 8th, (classic of modern fantasy; Zelazny intro), new 14.95

Chiang, Ted STORIES OF YOUR LIFE and Others, Orb, 2nd, (essential SF; multiple-award winning stories), {hc in dj still available @ 24.95}, new 14.95

Datlow, Ellen, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (eds) THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR: Eighteenth Annual Collection, St. Martin's Griffin, 8/05, 1st edn, (over 250,000 words of the finest fantasy and horror), {hc in dj available @ $35}, new 19.95

Dozois, Gardner (ed) THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Twenty-Second Annual Collection, St. Martin's Griffin, 7/05, 1st edn, (more than 300,000 words of fantastic fiction), {hc in dj available @ $35}, new 19.95

Hughes, Matthew BLACK BRILLION, Tor, 11/04, 1st edn, (A Novel of the Archonate), new in dj 23.95

Lumley, Brian BENEATH THE MOORS and Darker Places, Tor, 3/04, (includes a complete short novel!), new 14.95

Rucker, Rudy AS ABOVE, SO BELOW, Forge, 11/03, (A Novel of Peter Bruegel), new 14.95

Sawyer, Robert J. HOMINIDS, Tor, 5/02, 1st edn, (Neanderthal Parallax #1), new in dj 25.95

Vance, Jack LURULU, Tor, 12/04, 1st edn, (sequel to Ports of Call), new in dj 22.95

Wolfe, Gene ENDANGERED SPECIES, Orb, 9/04, (stories; an embarrassment of literary riches), new 16.95
---STARWATER STRAINS: New Science Fiction Stories, Tor, 8/05, 1st edn, new in dj 25.95
---THE WIZARD, Tor, 11/04, 1st edn, (Wizard Knight #2), new in dj 25.95
---As always, 30% discount on these. Remember no need to be in discount plan for foreseeable future, as long as I still don’t have the overhead expense of sending out paper catalogs.

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