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, November 8, 2006

11/08/06 WED:
---Word from Golden Gryphon:
Greetings from the Gryphon:

THE JENNIFER MORGUE, by Charles Stross, is now available!

When he's not trying to save the world from unearthly horrors, Bob
Howard-an agent for the British supersecret organization known as The
Laundry-has time sheets to complete and field liaison meetings to attend. In The
Jennifer Morgue, Lovecraft meets Ian Fleming in this new "Bob Howard" adventure
from Charles Stross, author of the 2005 Hugo Award-winning novella "The Concrete
In 1975, the CIA made an ill-fated attempt to raise a sunken Soviet ballistic
missile submarine from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The team salvaged a
device, codenamed "Gravedust," that permitted communication with the dead-the
very long dead. Enter Ellis Billington, glamorous software billionaire, who has
acquired Gravedust by devious means. Billington plans to raise an eldritch horror,
codenamed "Jennifer Morgue," from the vast deeps, and communicate with this
dead warrior for the purpose of ruling the world. Bob Howard, horribly miscast in the
"Bond, James Bond" role, must inveigle his way aboard Billington's yacht, figure out
what the villain is up to, and stop him.
In addition to the novel-length The Jennifer Morgue, this volume also
includes an added bonus story, "Pimpf," featuring agent Bob Howard in the world of
virtual gaming, along with a thought-provoking Afterword entitled "The Golden Age
of Spying."

Golden Gryphon Press
---I do have a pre-order in on this, hopefully for enough copies to instigate an automatic shipment.

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