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, June 1, 2006

06/01/06 THU:
---Finally managed to get a couple batches of used (and nominally used) books catalogued. Hardcovers:
Baker, Karle Wilson THE GARDEN OF THE PLYNCK, Yale University Press ('20), (1st), (juvenile fantasy; illustrated by Florence Minard), g-vg no dj (decorative boards) 75.00
---copies of the above (and in similar condition), listed on ABE by other booksellers, going for $120-150

Butcher, Jim DEAD BEAT, Roc, 4th, (Dresden Files novel; kick-ass adventure and supernatural fireworks), vg-f in dj 8.00

Dann, Jack THE FICTION FACTORY, Golden Gryphon '05, 1st edn, (stories; collaborations), f in dj 16.00

Freas, Frank Kelly AS HE SEES IT, Paper Tiger '00, 1st, (art book; first full-scale retrospective of the work of highly respected artist, accompanied by an invaluable guide to how he works), vg-f in dj 18.00

Heard, H.F. DOPPELGANGERS: An Episode of the Fourth, The Psychological, Revolution, 1997, Vanguard ('47), (story of the world’s evil and regeneration), vg in g price-clipped dj 35.00

Launius, Roger D. & Bertram Ulrich NASA & THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE, Stewart Tabori & Chang '98. 1st, (with works from the NASA art collection; foreword by Sen. John Glenn), oversize, vg-f in dj 8.50

Lewis, C.S. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, Book Club, all seven volumes, vg+ in djs the set, $20

Millhauser, Steven FROM THE REALM OF MORPHEUS, Morrow, 2nd, (epic tour that includes the lost kingdom of Atlantis, a library containing the conclusions of all the books that were never finished as well as all the books mentioned in other books but never actually written, mirrors with memories, mermaids, giants, and a man who sprang to life out of a mediocre painting; check it out), vg in g-vg dj $6

Moore, Ward GREENER THAN YOU THINK, Crown Classics of Modern Science Fiction #10, ('84), 1st edn thus, (reprints original uncut 1947 Gollancz edition; as unsettlingly awesome as it is entertaining; Zebrowski intro; Asimov foreword), vg-f in dj 8.50

Norbu, Jamyang SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Missing Years, Bloomsbury, nd, 1st US edn, (The Adventures of the Great Detective in India and Tibet; exciting, often richly humorous detective story; a mystical, witty page-turner that is truly a feat of the imagination; first published in India in 1999; author is one of Tibet’s foremost writers at work today), vg+ in dj $10

Pronzini, Bill SHACKLES, St. Martin's '88, 1st edn, ("Nameless Detective" novel), vg+ in dj 12.00

Riccardi, Ted THE ORIENTAL CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Random House '03, 1st edn, (Nine adventures from the lost years), vg-f in dj 9.00

Schmidt, Stalnley & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) UNKNOWN WORLDS: Tales From Beyond, Galahad '88, (A Collection of Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories from the Annals of Unknown Worlds Magazine; 517 pages), vg-f in dj with one very small closed tear on back panel 12.00

Silverberg, Robert TIME OF THE GREAT FREEZE, Holt Rinehart & Winston ('64), 1st edn, (young-adult SF), ex-libr else vg in g dj 6.00

Stirling, S.M.THE PROTECTOR'S WAR, Roc, 2nd, (sequel to Dies the Fire; the Change rendered technology inoperable around the world; 486 pages), f in dj 8.50

Vande Velde, Vivian THREE GOOD DEEDS, Harcourt '05, 1st edn, (YA fantasy novel; Howard’s turned from poultry--he’d do anything to become a human again and show that old witch a thing or two), f in dj 6.00

Vidal, Gore MESSIAH, Gregg, 5/80, 1st thus, (photo-reprint of 1979 Ballantine books edition; adds Elizabeth A. Lynn intro; bibliographical references), vg-f no dj (as issued) $18

Waugh, Coulton THE COMICS, University Press of Mississippi '91, 1st, (trailblazing survey; insights into the aesthetics of one of popular culture’s favorite art forms; M. Thomas Inge intro), vg-f in dj 25.00
---Misc. Softcovers:
Anderson, Douglas A. (ed) H.P. LOVECRAFT'S FAVORITE WEIRD TALES, Cold Spring ('05), (Discover the Roots of Modern Horror!), f 10.00

Childress, David Hatcher EXTRATERRESTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY, Adventures Unlimited, 2nd, (Revised Edition; in Lost Science Series; incredible proof that we are not alone in the solar system; large-format photos with maps, bibliography, and more!), f 14.00

Cox, Stephen THE MUNCHKINS OF OZ, Cumberland House '02, 1st, (Third Edition, Revised & Updated; offers fresh perspective on filming of The Wizard of Oz), remainder mark, f 9.50

Frazetta, Frank THE FANTASTIC ART OF FRANK FRAZETTA, Bantam, 11th(10/82), (art; Betty Ballantine intro), f 10.00

Gerrold, David CHILD OF EARTH, BenBella ('05), 1st, (Sea of Grass Trilogy #1; takes readers to another world; fit for all ages), publicity release laid in, f 10.00

ILLUSTRATION #12, 12/04, (slick, color; R.G. Harris, Harry Anderson, Bill Campbell), f 8.00

Lovesey, Peter THE SEDGEMOOR STRANGLER and Other Stories of Crime, Crippen & Landru '01, 1st edn, (extraordinary collectoin of sixteen extraordinary stories; includes complete checklist of author's crime writing), vg-f 8.50

Morgan, Richard K. MARKET FORCES, Ballantine, 3/05, 1st edn, (turbocharged thriller set in a world where killers are stars, media is mass entertainment, and freedom is a dangerous proposition; by winner of PKD Award), vg-f 10.00

Morgan, Richard WOKEN FURIES, Gollancz '05, 1st (export trade pb variant), (SF thriller; 436 pages), f 12.00

Nicholls, Stan THE RIGHTEOUS BLADE, Eos '06, 1st US edn, (The Dreamtine #2; suitably complex and nicely written fantasy series), publicity release laid in, f 6.00

Price, Robert M. (ed) THE DUNWICH CYCLE: Where the Old Gods Wait, Chaosium, 11/95, 1st edn, (Call of Cthulhu® fiction; Cthulhu Mythos Horror Stories), f 12.00

Reaves, Michael & John Pelan (eds) SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET: New Tales of Terror!, Del Rey, 3/05, (Sherlock Holmes enters the nightmare world of H.P. Lovecraft; includes Hugo Award winning story by Neil Gaiman), vg-f 10.00

Roberts, Lora THE AFFAIR OF THE INCOGNITO TENANT: A Mystery with Sherlock Holmes, Perseverance '04, 1st, (appealing and refreshing; cozy mystery), f $7

Royo, Luis WOMEN, Norma Editorial, 2nd edn(6/95), (art book), f 10.00

Swainston, Steph NO PRESENT LIKE TIME, Eos '06, 1st US edn, (fantasy; second volume of an acclaimed trilogy by one of the best British authors writing), PR, f $8

Tiedemann, Mark W. REMAINS, BenBella ('05), 1st, PR laid in, (espionage, mystery, SF blend; set in the not too distant future), vg-f 9.00

Wilson, Gahan NUTS, Marek ('79), (comic strips mostly from National Lampoon), vg+ 18.00

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