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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

01/31/06 TUE:
---Email from Gauntlet:

At the printer now, for release in April is AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY: THE COMPLETE TWILIGHT ZONE SCRIPTS VOL. 3.

AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY offers a unique and definitive look at Rod Serling's landmark Twilight Zone teleplays. The classic scripts are reprinted directly from Serling's personal collection, currently housed in the Special Collections Archive at Ithaca College. As editor, Albarella is working closely with Carol Serling to bring out material that has never before been made available to the public.

The scripts appear in their original format, in an oversized 8 Ũ x 11 book and are not typeset or altered in any way. In some cases this includes Rod's handwritten changes or notations. The Ithaca material also includes many revisions and earlier script drafts that differ, to varying degrees, from the final shooting scripts. We include these variant details where appropriate to document the creative process and track the evolution of the stories.

The Table of Contents for Volume 3 is as follows:

1) "One for the Angels"
2) "Time Enough at Last"
3) "The Four of Us are Dying"
4) "Twenty-Two"
5) "Death's Head Revisited"
6) "The Changing of the Guard"
7) "On Thursday we Leave for Home" -- An hour-long script.
8) "A Kind of Stopwatch" -- Two complete versions of this script are included with the book -- the final shooting script and an earlier, alternate version featuring major alterations in plot and dialogue.
9) "The Long Morrow"

The 500 copy numbered edition, signed by Carol Serling sells for $66.
The 52 copy lettered is signed by Carol Serling, Geroge Clayton Johnson and Earl Hammer. $200

If interested, please tell us how many copies of each book you desire.

Lamont Ingram
Gauntlet Press Dealer Rep
---Still haven’t sent Gauntlet any orders in a long while, but I have had some interest in their books. Hard to figure out the discounts and variation in pricing between their list price and their website price, especially when I don’t respond to their initial-offering email.

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