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, April 20, 2006

04/20/06 THU:
---Here today from Independent Press Group (Golden Gryphon, Tachyon--and Aio):
Ford, Jeffrey THE EMPIRE OF ICE CREAM, Golden Gryphon '06, 1st edn, (author's second short story collection; a neopolitan blend of the fantastic, the mythical, and the surreal; Jonathan Carroll intro), new in dj 24.95

Fowler, Karen Joy, Pat Murpy, Debbie Notkin & Jeffrey D. Smith (eds) THE JAMES TIPTREE AWARD ANTHOLOGY 2, Tachyon '06, 1st edn, (stories for men, women, and the rest of us; honors stories that expore and expand our notion of gender; Le Guin, Lethem, Haldeman, etc.), new 14.95

Neuce, Jus NOCTURNE, Aio ('05), (Bang!…a sudden act of violence shocks a planet; subtle speculation), new 14.00

Kelly, James Patrick BURN, Tachyon '05, 1st edn, (great stuff; a powerful cocktail of the strange and the hauntingly familiar; 178 pages), new in dj 19.95

Shepard, Lucius THE GOLDEN, Golden Gryphon '06, 1st softcover edn, (multiflavoured feast of rich emotions), new 14.95

Zebrowski, George BLACK POCKETS and Other Dark Thoughts, Golden Gryphon '06, 1st trade edn (Easton Press is doing a signed/leather edn), (author's first collection of horror stories; Howard Waldrop intro), new in dj 24.95
---Back in stock:
Reed, Robert THE DRAGONS OF SPRINGPLACE, Golden Gryphon '99, 1st edn, (stories; midcareer retrospective of author's finest achievements), new in dj 23.95

Tiptree, James, Jr. HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOREVER, Tachyon '04, 1st edn thus, (stories; updated edn contains revisions from author’s notes), new 15.95
---The Zebrowski and Ford are GG titles #45 and #44 respectively, if you are keeping track (or collecting). Of course, they look to be excellent reading--as do all Golden Gryphon titles. There were also some copies of Bisson’s NUMBERS DON’T LIE from Tachyon in my invoice, but not in the box. I don’t think I ever even got the regular published edition of that--just the special preview edition. Guess I still don’t have it now. Well, maybe next time, I guess.

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