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, February 3, 2006

02/03/06 FRI:
---From Hippocampus:
Dear Bookseller,
Hippocampus Press have released our first three titles of the year, in paperback. These paperbacks are ready for immediate shipment, although the Limited Cloth editions will not appear for six more weeks. Full blurbs are below. Please advise quantities desired. Thanks!

Derrick Hussey

Hippocampus Press

Limited Cloth: ISBN 0974878979: $40.00 (forthcoming)
Paper: ISBN 0974878987: $20.00

A self-proclaimed "mechanistic materialist," Lovecraft took an unremittingly scientific view of reality. This perspective informed the whole of his literary output, but is nowhere so clearly seen as in this assemblage of his writings on science. Beginning with the scientific journals, treatises and astronomy columns of his early years, and continuing throughout his life, these writings illuminate Lovecraft's thought in a unique, and until now, largely unappreciated way. As a bonus, almost two-dozen of HPL's hand lettered star maps are reproduced. **Please note that while the paperback of COLLECTED ESSAYS 3 is immediately available, the Limited Cloth hardcover edition of this title will not be ready for about six more weeks.**

Limited Cloth: ISBN 0976159201: $40.00 (forthcoming)
Paper: ISBN 097615921X: $20.00

Far from being a recluse, H. P. Lovecraft traveled widely -- ranging as far north as Quebec, as far south as Florida and Louisiana, and as far west as Ohio. He wrote interestingly and at length about these expeditions. Collected here are all HPL's formal travelogues, including "Vermont-A First Impression" (1927), "Observations on Several Parts of America" (1928), "Travels in the Provinces of America" (1929), and "An Account of a Visit to Charleston" (1930). Also included is "A Description of the Town of Quebeck, in New France, Lately Added to His Britannick Majesty's Dominions," which, at 75,000 words, was Lovecraft's longest work. As a bonus, all of Lovecraft's hand-drawn maps and illustrations of the regions he visited are reproduced. **Please note that while the paperback of COLLECTED ESSAYS 4 is immediately available, the Limited Cloth hardcover edition of this title will not be ready for about six more weeks.**

by Robert H. Waugh
Paper: ISBN 0976159279: $20.00

During the past two decades, Robert H. Waugh has established himself as a leading scholar on H. P. Lovecraft. Bringing to the study of Lovecraft a remarkable breadth of knowledge in literature, aesthetics, history, and philosophy, Waugh has approached his subject with sensitivity and nuance. In this volume of his collected essays on Lovecraft, the reader will learn of the importance of documents in Lovecraft’s work; his provocative similarities to the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi; and his fascination with underground horror, as exemplified in At the Mountains of Madness and other tales. In a trilogy of substantial essays, Waugh looks at Lovecraft’s seminal story “The Outsider” from a variety of critical perspectives.

A concluding article probes the controverted issue of religion in Lovecraft’s life, thought, and writings. In all, the essays demonstrate that Lovecraft’s multifaceted work is a virtually inexhaustible treasure-trove for the scholar and analyst.
---I am sending an email re-affirming my standing order for these.

---Have had order ready for Wesleyan Univ Press but their fax is not hooked up or something. I need to make a copy and drop it in the mail, I guess.

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