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, April 11, 2006

04/11/06 TUE:
---Word from Golden Gryphon:
Greetings from the Gryphon:


George Zebrowski’s first collection of horror stories includes the title novella
written especially for this volume. Gathered from his entire career, these nineteen
tales divide into Personal, Political, and Metaphysical terrors—to scare you
individually, societally, and when you ask “What’s it all about?”
“Part of the beauty of this book,” writes Howard Waldrop in his introduction,
“is that Zebrowski can write about people who are not like him (or you and me).
Many are not as intelligent, nice, thoughtful, or as sensitive as their author. What is
really hard is writing about someone just a little less, or a little more intelligent,
sensitive, caring, etc. than you. His deft use of character is such that you forget that
most horror stories just fill time before the protagonist is eaten or impaled or gets
their comeuppance somehow.” Zebrowski pulls horrifying situations out of the flaws
in his people, not from ancient evils or from the cliché of inexplicable serial killers.
“Zebrowski is writing a new kind of horror story,” Waldrop concludes, “—as new as
Fritz Leiber’s ‘Smoke Ghost’ was in its time,” in the legendary magazine Unknown
George Zebrowski’s forty books include novels, short fiction collections, a
book of essays, and various anthologies. He has been a finalist for the Theodore
Sturgeon Award and a multiple Nebula Award nominee. Stranger Suns was a New
York Times Notable Book in its year, and Brute Orbits, an uncompromising novel
about future prisons, was honored with the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for
Best Novel of its year. His classic Macrolife, praised by Arthur C. Clarke and many
others, has been reissued in a 25th Anniversary edition by Pyr Books, with an
introduction by Ian Watson.

No ax murderers, no little girls spitting pea soup, no werewolves--this is horror of the
psychological and philosophical nature, perfect for libraries.

Black Pockets and Other Dark Thoughts, by George Zebrowski
Cover art by Bob Eggleton
ISBN 1-930846-40-1 / $24.95 (Trade hardcover)
275 pages
Golden Gryphon Press
---I have an order sent out now for the above-announced book, and the previous couple GG titles I have fallen behind in getting--as well as titles from other publishers also distributed by Independent Press Group.

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