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.

Friday, January 20, 2006

01/20/06 FRI:
---Email from Gauntlet:
Solicitation for Richard Matheson's THE LINK

Gauntlet Press is now taking orders for a signed limited edition of Richard Matheson's THE LINK, which is expected to ship in late-April.

The Link began as a 557-page outline Richard Matheson wrote for a proposed 20-hour ABC-TV mini-series in the 1970's. Television executives asked him to shorten the series into 7 hours. Later, after Matheson had written three hours of the miniseries the two parted company. Matheson's vision could not be condensed without destroying the essence of the plot and characters. This is that original outline, in narrative form (it reads like a novel), appearing here in publication for the first time. There will be no other version of THE LINK published.

The story follows Robert Allright as he explores his own demons, as he struggles to decipher his father's dying wish to explore an archeological dig in Arizona. His only clue is a mystifying crystal that his father believes is the key to a great discovery.

THE LINK will appear in two forms:

The numbered edition, signed by Matheson, is $50 (the cover price is $55).

The lettered edition, signed by Matheson, will have one of the pages from The Link signed by Matheson, and each book will have a different page to add to its uniqueness. The lettered edition will also contain a portion of the teleplay Matheson wrote for ABC-TV. The cover price is $150.

If interested let us know how many of each version you want to order.

Lamont Ingram
Gauntlet Dealer Rep

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