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.

Sunday, February 5, 2006

02/05/06 SUN:
---Batch of used books catalogued:
Ashley, Mike ALGERNON BLACKWOOD: An Extraordinary Life, Carroll & Graf '01, 1st US edn, (full biography; notes, bibliography, index), remainder mark, f in dj 15.00
Berlitz, Charles WITHOUT A TRACE, Doubleday '77, 1st edn, (new look at the celebrated “Triangle” by author of The Bermuda Triangle; filled with abundance of evidence and information never before available), remainder speckling, vg+ in dj $7
Clement, Hal NOISE, Tor, 9/03, 1st edn, (planetary adventure), f in dj 12.00
Gogol, Nikolai THE DIARY OF A MADMAN and Other Stories, Amereon House, nd, (“to aid catalogers and collectors, this title is printed in an edition limited to 80 copies”), f (no dj: as issued?) 15.00
Kaye, Marvin (ed) MASTERPIECES OF TERROR AND THE UNKNOWN, St. Martin's '94, 1st, (treasury of bizarre tales old and new; 573 pages), f in dj 12.00
Lumley, Brian BENEATH THE MOORS and Darker Places, Tor, 2/02, 1st edn, f in dj $15
Matheson, Richard DUEL, Tor, 1/03, 1st edn (hc variant), (terror stories), f in dj 18.00
Salmonson, Jessica Amanda 21 EPIC NOVELS, Tabula Rasa '95, #22 of 300 INITIALED copies, extremely small book (measuring 2”x3” only), f no dj (as issued?) 20.00
Vande Velde, Vivian TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM and the SISTERS WEIRD, Jane Yolen/Harcourt Brace '95, 1st edn, (fractured fairy tales), f in dj 10.00
misc. softcovers:
Baxt, George SCHEME AND VARIATIONS: A Christmas Story, Mysterious Bookshop '94, (22-page Holiday Gift booklet), vg-f 5.00
Blackwood, Algernon THE LOST VALLEY, Stark House, 7/03, (ten tales of magic & mystery; Simon Clark intro), f $10
Bradbury, Ray A GRAVEYARD FOR LUNATICS, Bantam, 1/92, (nostalgic magnum opus; draws on author’s intimate, firsthand experience of Hollywood in the 1950s to create an unforgettable novel of the wonder, mystery, and magic that have become the Bradbury trademark), vg-f 6.00
Bradbury, Ray DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS, Bantam, 1/92, (detective novel that only Ray Bradbury could conceive), vg-+ 6.00
Bramah, Ernest THE WALLET OF KAI LUNG, Wildside Fantasy Classic ('01), vg-f $14
Brown, Eric THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF JULES VERNE, PS, 5/05, 1st edn (pb variant), one of 800 SIGNED copies, (Ian Watson intro; 137 pages), vg-f $15
Brunvand, Jan Harold THE TRUTH NEVER STANDS IN THE WAY OF A GOOD STORY!, Illinois '01, 1st pb, (in-depth exploration of urban legends; with a chapter on the Heroic Hacker by Erik Brunvand), f 12.00
Campbell, Ramsey TWILIGHT TALES FROM MERSEYSIDE read by the author, Necronomicon Audio ('95), (running time: 1hr. 30 min.), cassette, probably f $8
Carter, R.J. (ed) ALICE'S JOURNEY BEYOND THE MOON, Telos '04, 1st, (truly extraordinary tale; presented as a lost Lewis Carroll manuscript, complete with annotations & illustrations), f 8.00
de Camp, L. Sprague & Fletcher Pratt THE COMPLEAT ENCHANTER, Millennium '00, (The Magical Misadventrures of Harold Shea; 533 pages), f 12.00
Dick, Philip K. COUNTER-CLOCK WORLD, Vintage, 11/02, (theologically probing SF), f 8.00
Dick, Philip K.EYE IN THE SKY, Vintage, 6/03, f 8.00
Estleman, Loren D. SHERLOCK HOLMES vs. DRACULA by John H. Watson, M.D. as Edited by..., iBooks, 10/00, (or, The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count), f $8
Gerrold, David THE MAN WHO FOLDED HIMSELF, BenBella, 7/03, (revised, 21st Century Edition; Sawyer intro), vg-f 8.00
Gores, Joe HAMMETT, Crime Masterworks '02, (tough, wry, brilliant book in the great tradition of Hammett himself; orig published in 1975), vg-f 12.00
Haldeman, Joe WORLDS, Gollancz Collectors' Edition, (incredibly detailed future world). vg-f 12.00
Harms, Daniel & John Wisdom Gonce III THE NECRONOMICON FILES: The Truth Behind the Legend, Weiser '03, Revised & Expanded Edn, vg-f 16.00
Jones, Stephen (ed) SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH, Del Rey, 9/01, (macabre stories inspired by the most famous tale from the Master of Horror, H. P. Lovecraft; British writers), vg-f 8.00
Joshi, S.T. LOVECRAFT'S LIBRARY: A Catalogue, Revised & Enlarged, Hippocampus ('02), 2nd edn, (comprehensive info on nearly 1000 books), f $12
Lovecraft, H.P. AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS, Necronomicon, 10/92, 1st, (Joshi [ed]; 38 pages), f $8
Lovecraft, H.P.FUNGI FROM YUGGOTH: A Sonnet Cycle, Fedogan & Bremer ('87), (read by John Arthur; music by Mike Olson), cassette tape, probably fine 8.00
Lovisi, Gary SOUVENIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Collected Articles on the Canon and the Pastiches, Gryphon, 12/02, 1st edn, (articles that run the gamut of Holmes collectables in book form), f 10.00
Merritt, A. THE METAL MONSTER, Hippocampus ('02), 1st edn thus, (reprints for the first time the tale as it was originally published in Argosy in 1920, restoring close to 10,000 words of text the author cut for later reprinting; Dziemianowicz intro; in Lovecraft's Library series), vg-f $8; new 15.00
Murphy, Kevin A YEAR AT THE MOVIES: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey, HarperEntertainment, 3rd('02), (by Mystery Science Theater 3000's Tom Servo), vg-f 8.00
Ovason, David THE SECRET ARCHITECTURE OF OUR NATION'S CAPITAL: The Masons and the Building of Washington D.C., Perennial '02, (fascinating divagations), vg-f 10.00
Ovason, David THE SECRET SYMBOLS OF THE DOLLAR BILL, Perennial Currents '05, (a closer look at the hidden magic and meaning of the money you use every day), remainder mark 4.00
PAPERBACK PARADE #59, 4/03, (Ann Bannon, Jim Thompson, Mexican vintage pbs, Peff; News; Letters; Ads; More!) • ---#60, 10/03, (Goodis, Casebeer & Popp, Day Keene, Ward Lock), f each, 6.00
Price, Robert M. (ed) THE NECRONOMICON: Second Edition, Chaosium, 10/02, (Expanded & Revised; Selected Stories and Essays Concerning the Blasphemous Tome of the Mad Arab; Call of Cthulhu Fiction; 543 pages), f 16.00
Rozan, S.J. THE GIFT OF THE MAGI: A Christmas Story, Mysterious Bookshop '00, (19-page complimentary Holiday Gift booklet), vg-f 5.00
Server, Lee ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PULP FICTION WRITERS, Checkmark '02, 1st (pb variant), (essential guide to more than 200 pulp pioneers and mass-market masters; illustrated), vg-f 18.00
Silverberg, Robert SON OF MAN, Gollancz Collectors' Edition '03, (intense and profound speculation), vg-f 12.00
Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky THE UGLY SWAN, Collier '80, (witty, economical, and provocative SF), vg+ 6.00
Vance, Jack THE BLUE WORLD, Gollancz Collectors' Edition '03, (King Kragen), vg-f 12.00
Verne, Jules THE CHASE OF THE GOLDEN METEOR, Bison '98, (unabridged edition offset from the original 1909 Grant Richards edn; Gregory A. Benford intro), f 10.00

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