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.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

07/30/06 SUN:
---Getting an order ready to send to HarperCollins. Am still waiting for PGW--another order to a larger publisher/distributor. It is always fun to get these books, but it can become a little tedious compiling the orders and dealing with mishaps. Anyway, I’m trying not to stop doing them completely. But as well, I don’t want to get carried away sending them out.
---Leaving tomorrow for a few days, so won’t be too in touch. But what else is new? Things still laying around here for me to do that I should have done before leaving will have to wait for me to get back, hopefully with renewed energy and a revitalized sense of purpose.
---Even though enough material has probably trickled in since last time, a blogmail hasn’t been sent in too long now. But I don’t want to send one now, because I will have to hold off on responding to any garnered emails until my return.

Friday, July 28, 2006

07/28/06 FRI:
---Here today from PS Publishing:
Aylett, Steve FAIN THE SORCERER, PS, 6/06, one of 800 (total) SIGNED copies, (short comic fantasy novel; Alan Moore intro), new 18.00

Bowes, Richard STREETCAR DREAMS and Other Midnight Fancies, PS, 4/06, 1st edn, one of 700 (total) SIGNED copies, (author’s ‘stand alones’: stories that didn’t get incorporated into novels; Jeffrey Ford intro), new in dj 45.00

Watson, Ian THE BUTTERFLIES OF MEMORY, PS, 6/06, 1st edn, one of 700 (total) SIGNED copies, (stories, with specially written new prefaces; Paul McAuley intro; 438 pages), new in dj 45.00
---Deluxe slipcased hardcovers of the two hcs above are also available @ $90 and a hc of the trade pb for $45, by special request. It looks like I didn’t order enough copies to be able to have them for listing here now.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

07/26/06 WED:
---Here today from CD Publications:
CEMETERY DANCE #55, '06, (Ed Gorman, Tim Lebbon, Thomas F. Monteleone, Tony Richards, etc.), new 5.00

Monday, July 24, 2006

07/24/06 MON:
---Here today from TTA:
INTERZONE #205, 8/06, (Britain’s longest-running science fiction magazine; stories, films, books, news, interviews, art; Steven Erikson, Sean McMullen, Rudy Rucker, Terry Bisson, Steve Erickson, Paul di Filippo, etc.), new 7.00

Monday, July 17, 2006

07/17/06 MON:
---Word from Necro:
It sold out a year ago after numerous glowing reviews and is now avaiable again in a SIGNED unlimited trade paperback.
"...if you dig weird war stories, zombies, vampires, werewolves, and sheer balls-to-the-wall horror/adventure, then this is a book YOU MUST NOT MISS. It's not for everyone. This is literary red meat, rather than literary bean sprouts; a heady mix of Edward Lee, Skipp & Spector, and Garth Ennis, a novel that combines black humor, crisp prose, buckets of gore, and has at its center, a very human heart.

" Highly recommended.

" I absolutely LOVED it!"
--Brian Keene reviewing for HELLNOTES
Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE RISING and TERMINAL


Edward Lee
[Signed Trade Paperback]
Unlimited edition. Signed

Edward Lee
[Signed Trade Paperback]
Unlimited edition. Signed

Edward Lee
[Signed Trade Paperback]
Unlimited edition. Signed

Edward Lee
[Signed Trade Paperback]
Unlimited edition. Signed
Necro Publications and Bedlam Press

Sunday, July 9, 2006

07/09/06 SUN:
---Have been listing quite of few $1 paperbacks on The competing price from other sellers for most of them is 75¢, but buying any individually for that price would probably add two or three dollars in postage--apparently how these sellers make their money. You can buy these from me through Half, or from me direct, with probably less in postage costs. I can download an “Inventory Snapshot” and forward it, if desired. Also, these books--and others I couldn’t list because they don’t have ISBNs or the ISBNs they have are not in the database--can be seen in the Covershots 7 folder on my Covershots DVD-R or individually on CD-R, also by request. Eventually I hope to have them catalogued in my normal fashion, but for now there are still other books I need to deal with first.

Thursday, July 6, 2006

07/06/06 THU:
---Performed monthly update of catalog data for burning on CD-Rs.

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Monday, July 3, 2006

07/03/06 MON:
---Here today from Small Beer:
LADY CHURCHILL'S ROSEBUD WRISTLET 18, 6/06, Small Beer, (The Ethereal Issue; ever lively zine from Gavin Grant, Kelly Link and company; contains fifteen pieces of fiction, four nonfiction not including “Article Withdrawn” by “Name Withheld”, and five poems; 64 crammed pages), new 5.00

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