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.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

03/30/06 THU:
---Word from PS Publishing:
Hi there
We're about to take delivery of several new titles so now's the time to make sure your orders are up to date. If you have already let us know what you require, then you need do nothing more. If you haven't or you need to revise your order in any way (but preferably upwards!) then please do drop us a line asap.
Here's what's coming:

CINEMA MACABRE edited by Mark Morris -- trade hardcover @ £25/$45; slipcased hardcover @ £75/$150

STREAKING by Brian Stableford -- trade hardcover @ £25/$45; slipcased hardcover @ £60/$90

BABYLON by Richard Calder -- trade hardcover @ £25/$45; slipcased hardcover @ £60/$90

FINE CUTS by Dennis Etchison -- trade hardcover @ £25/$45; slipcased hardcover @ £60/$90

IMPOSSIBLE STORIES by Zoran Zivkovic -- trade hardcover @ £25/$45; slipcased hardcover @ £60/$90

THE FACE OF TWILIGHT by Mark Samuels -- trade paperback @ £10/$18; hardcover @ £25/$45

POSTSCRIPTS # 6 -- unsigned paperback @ £6/$10; signed hardcover @ £25/$45

NIGHT OF KNIVES by Ian Cameron Esslemont -- unsigned trade paperback @ £15/$25

. . . and for all those who have POSTSCRIPTS subscriptions, CHRISTMAS INN by Gene Wolfe.

Free signed hardcover copies of CHRISTMAS INN will go to all hardcover subscribers to the magazine and free unsigned paperbacks will go to all paperback subscribers. A small quantity of signed hardcovers will also be available for sale to non-subscribers and dealers: the retail price is £20/$35.

Best wishes

Pete Crowther
---A dark and stormy day today, kept me too glued to the weather reports to get much done. Still having trouble even beginning to try to handle the pile of things to do that has built up even higher than ever, but that has to come to a change--tomorrow!

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