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.

Monday, August 7, 2006

08/07/06 MON:
---Received Earthling Newsletter 08/07/06:
Jeff Strand's new novel PRESSURE was published last week and has started shipping! Yes, this is the novel that has been getting the tremendous amount of advance buzz, the latest being from Insidious Reflections Magazine: 'An outstanding novel of nail-biting tension. 5 out of 5 stars. Strand's debut in the genre of suspense is about as top notch as it gets.' There has already been interest from Hollywood, and you will read many more wonderful things about this book on message boards and in reviews over the next several months as word continues to spread. The signed numbered and lettered editions are almost gone, but there are plenty of unsigned trade hardcovers. And a SPECIAL OFFER only for current Earthling Newsletter subscribers: if you buy a copy of the trade hardcover and don't feel it's a helluva good read, you may send it back to me for a full refund. How's that for fair?
Glen Hirshberg's AMERICAN MORONS will be going to the printer this week, and the finishing touches are being put on THE UNBLEMISHED by Conrad Williams. I'll be starting preorders for three titles in our next newsletter, including two titles that are not yet announced.
That's it for now. I hope everyone enjoys PRESSURE!
Thanks and all best,
Paul Miller, Earthling Publications

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