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, January 25, 2006

01/25/06 WED:
---Email rec’d:
Announcement: Early 2006 Book Release

I am starting up a brand-new publishing outfit called 'The Spectre Library," specializing in reprints of rare literature, in limited edition jacketed hardcovers. TSL's first book release is slated for release early 2006. If you are interested in stocking any copies of TSL's first publication, please reply soonest. The bare bones of the first publication are below. This story was featured as an eleven-part serial in Weird Tales 1926-27, and will be featured for the first time with the missing 12 th installment…

Cordially, Morgan Wallace, of 'The Spectre Library'

Title: The Surgeon of Souls
Author: Victor Rousseau
Publisher: The Spectre Library
Introduction By: Mike Ashley
Price: $40.00
Limitation: 200
Format: Smythe-sewn Hardcover / Dustjacket, short-run printing, not printed by LSI
Cover Art: R.W.S.

Reprinting Victor Rousseau's strange tales from Weird Tales, this edition now features the never-before-read missing 12th installment, a sure-must for WT enthusiasts !!!

Book Description:

He was an expert hypnotist and received delicate cases from all parts of the country; lost and multiple personality, amnesia, agraphia, aboulia, all the odds and ends of neurouses that had been give up in despair by the "regulars." He was at that time professor of nervous diseases at the hospital. Ivan Brodsky, he called himself, and it was said that he was a cross between two races whose blend of shrewdness and mysticism was probably accountable for the production of so remarkable a personality as his own.

Dr. Ivan Brodsky -- The Surgeon of Souls

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