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.

Friday, December 8, 2006

12/08/06 FRI:
---Word from Gauntlet:
Gauntlet Press will release in trade paperback a forthcoming RAY BRADBURY title THE DRAGON WHO ATE HIS TAIL. This chapbook will be given to customers who purchase MATCH TO FLAME: The Fictional Path to Fahrenheit 451, available in the Spring. The trade paperback, however, will be available in November. Unlike the chapbooks we normally offer, this is a 6 x 9 trade paperback, perfect bound with a full-color cover. It will be available in January with a cover price of $14.95. The 72-page book contains:

The previously unpublished short story, "The Dragon Who Ate His Tail" "…To the Future", which appeared just once in Collier's in 1950, and has never appeared in a Bradbury collection

Screenplay pages from "Fox and The Forest" (Bradbury's original title for "To The
Future" "Sometime Before Dawn" (an earlier version than the one that appeared in "Cat's Pajamas"): Typeset "Sometime Before Dawn": Facsimile Original Bradbury drawings appear throughout the book

There will be just 1000 copies printed, with 750 earmarked for those who purchase MATCH TO FLAME.

If you're interested in THE DRAGON WHO ATE HIS TAIL... Let us know how many copies you want
---I certainly ought to get an order out to Gauntlet, but first...

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