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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

09/27/06 WED:
---Here are the few mmpbs that arrived Friday from HarperCollins:
Avon Eos 06453 Hartwell, David G. & Kathryn Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST SF 8, 2nd, (2002 stories; a collection of luminous visions that shines more brightly than a newborn sun), new 7.99
Avon Eos 57561 Hartwell, David G. & Kathryn Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST SF 10, 2nd, (2004 stories), new 7.99
Avon Eos 87341 Hartwell, David G. & Kathryn Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST SF 11, 6/06, (2005 stories), new 7.99
Avon Eos 74715 Nix, Garth ACROSS THE WALL: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories, nd (1st Eos pb edn), (novella set in world of trilogy), new 7.99
Avon Eos 57474 Bujold, Lois McMaster THE HALLOWED HUNT, 6/06, (a magnificent epic tale of devotion, possession, obsession, and strange destiny), new 7.99
Avon Eos 81793 Simmons, Dan OLYMPOS, 8/06, (extraordinary and magnificent epic conclusion to Ilium), new 7.99
Avon Eos 54172 Traviss, Karen THE WORLD BEFORE, 11/05, (orig; sequel to City of Pearl and Crossing the Line), new 7.50

Friday, September 22, 2006

09/22/06 FRI:
---A few here today from HarperCollins (all 30% discount). I checked the Locus Recommended 2005 list to add a few, but not too many from this publishing hydra, possibly thankfully:
Bujold, Lois McMaster THE CURSE OF CHALION, Eos '06, (first published in 2000; nicely detailed and wittily accented fantasy), new 13.95

Crowley, John LORD BYRON 'S NOVEL: The Evening Land, Morrow, 2nd('05), (imagines the novel the great, haunted, and enigmatic Romantic poet Lord Byron never penned...but very well might have), new in dj 25.95

Ford, Jeffrey THE GIRL IN THE GLASS, Harper, 3rd('06), (Edgar Allan Poe Award winner for best paperback original; at once a hypnotically compelling mystery and a stunningly evocative portrait of Depression-era New York; a masterly literary achievement from a writer of exemplary vision and skill), new 13.95

Hardinge, Frances FLY BY NIGHT, HarperCollins '06, 1st US edn, (imagine a world in which all books have been BANNED!; astonishingly original, a grand feat of the imagination from a masterful new storyteller), new in dj 16.99

Lanagan, Margo BLACK JUICE, Eos, 2nd, (stories; Printz Award winner), new in dj 15.99

Morrow, James THE LAST WITCHFINDER, Morrow, 3rd('06), (novel of history, adventure, science, sex, satire, absurdity, and philosophy; abrim with picaresque adventures), new in dj 25.95

Pratchett, Terry THUD!, HarperCollins '05, 1st edn, (A Novel of Discworld®), new in dj 24.95
---Back in stock:
Pratchett, Terry MONSTROUS REGIMENT, HarperCollins '03, 1st edn, (Discworld), new in dj 24.95
---The mass-market paperbacks I will catalog shortly.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

09/21/06 THU:
---Here today from Independent Press Group:
Bailey, Dale & Jack Slay, Jr. SLEEPING POLICEMEN, Golden Gryphon '06, 1st edn, (dark-fantasy thriller; gut-wrenching horror), new in dj 24.95
---Golden Gryphon book #46.

Brown, Eric THRESHOLD SHIFT, Golden Gryphon '06, 1st edn, (accomplished and affecting stories set in author’s K├ęthani universe; SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility; foreword by Stephen Baxter), new in dj 24.95
---Golden Gryphon book #47.

Kelly, James Patrick & John Kessel (eds) FEELING VERY STRANGE: The Slipstream Anthology, Tachyon '06, 1st edn, (ambitious stories of visionary strangeness that defy the conventions of science fiction), new 14.95

Lansdale, Joe MAD DOG SUMMER and Other Stories, Golden Gryphon '06, 1st pb edn, (first published in a hc ltd edn by Subterranean in 2004), new 14.95
---Not in shipment, but maybe backordered is the new one from Tachyon by Peter S. Beagle. The ltd hc I had earlier is out of stock. Maybe I should try to see if I could get more of those, and see if the trade pb edn is still to be had.

Friday, September 15, 2006

09/15/06 FRI:
---Finally got ‘round to faxing orders to HarperCollins and Independent Press Group (Golden Gryphon, Tachyon).

---Fifty-seven years old today.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

09/14/06 THU:
---Caught the big Planned Parenthood Book Sale opening day. Not much to brag about finding but found some things that looked interesting--to me anyway. As always much more than I could ever get to read, but wish I could. I’ll be throwing some of the up on half.com--the ones with ISBNs (mid-70s on). Also, will put their covershots in a folder in Covershots 8 (in progress).

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

09/13/06 WED:
---Another one here today from Stark House:
Millar, Margaret AN AIR THAT KILLS / DO EVIL IN RETURN, Stark House Mystery Classics, 8/06, 1st thus, (two mysteries, both representative of author's well-regarded work of the 1950s; new intro by Tom Nolan), new 19.95

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

09/05/06 TUE:
---Here today:
TALEBONES: Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy #33, sum/06, (Van Pelt, Mark Rich, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, D'Ammassa; more), new 7.00

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