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, March 29, 2006

03/29/06 WED:
---Catalogued today (from NESFA Press):
MacLeod, Ken GIANT LIZARDS FROM ANOTHER STAR, NESFA, 2/06, 1st edn, (collects the well known novellas as well as shorter pieces, including short stories, poems, convention reports, essays, articles on science fiction and science fact, and squibs, many published in small magazines and generally available for the first time here), new in dj 25.00
---another copy of the preceding, one of 200 SIGNED copies, BOXED, new in dj $40
---Back in stock:
Merril, Judith HOMECALLING and Other Stories, NESFA, 1/05, 1st edn, (the complete solo short SF of Judith Merril; 559 pages), new in dj $29

Sheckley, Robert THE MASQUE OF MANANA, NESFA, 8/05, 1st edn, (41 pieces of selected short fiction; David Hartwell intro; 569 pages), new in dj 29.00

Speer, Jack FANCESTRAL VOICES, NESFA, 9/04, 1st edn, (fan history by one of the pioneer historians of fandom, and the first to stress its subcultural aspects), new 17.00

Weston, Peter WITH STARS IN MY EYES: My Adventures in British Fandom, NESFA, 9/04, 1st ed, (GoH book), new no dj as issued (decorative cloth) 23.00
---Also catalogued today:
NOT ONE OF US #35, 4/06, (this issue’s authors and artists lure us to the threshold, past boundaries to “the other side of pain”; Sonya Taaffe, Patricia Russo, others), new 4.50
---Word from Night Shade:
Hey all,

Got a bunch of news for you today, so let us begin!

We've just announced some of our fall titles. Among others, we have:

Zima Blue and Other Stories. A collection by Alastair Reynolds, with an introduction by Paul McCauley. Includes an original story. The limited edition will be signed by Reynolds, with a bonus story, "Digital to Analogue".

Trial of Flowers, a fantasy novel from Jay Lake. Firmly in the vein of Perdido Street Station, The Etched City, and City of Saints and Madmen.

We're also doing a reprint of Walter Jon Williams' wonderful novel, Hardwired. Williams does his cyberpunk riff on Zelazny's Damnation Alley.

Originally published in 1990, Sung in Blood is an impossible (and impossbily expensive) to find novel from Glen Cook. A high fantasy version of Fu Manchu meets Doc Savage. Limited edition details to follow.

We're also rereleasing Kage Baker's excellent collection, Mother Aegypt, in trade paperback this October.

There's a couple other projects pending, and we'll be announcing those shortly.

In other news, we've had a few new releases lately. We've shipped out all the preorders on The Complete Hammer's Slammers vol. 1 a few weeks back, and the limited is almost sold out.

En route from the printer are the trade paperbacks of Charles Saunders' African heroic fantasy novel, Imaro, as well as M. John Harrison's seminal weird novel, The Course of the Heart. We should have them in-hand shortly, and we'll have preorders sent out shortly.

A quick status on other titles:

Maul, by Tricia Sullivan and Snake Moon, by Ray Manzarek are at the printer now. Lurker in the Lobby, our forthcoming guide to Lovecraftian cinema, should be at the printer this week.

We're making very good progress on the first Clark Ashton Smith volume, and will be posting the table of contents shortly.

Perdido Street Station is still pending the receipt of China's artwork, but we're hoping to have it soon.

That's about it for now, so until next month,

Jason Williams
Night Shade Books
---Listed most of the books with ISBNs picked up at book sale on Sunday on It wasn’t my intention to put them right up for sale, but it is such an easy process I thought I might just go ahead. Some of them I picked up because they seemed like good deals, but mostly it was because they were books I would like to read myself. I will honor these prices for direct sales as well as through half. Their covershots will be showing up in the 3-26 and 3-27-06 folders on Covershots 7 CD-R (or DVD-R “gigalog”).

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