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, January 31, 2007

01/31/07 WED:
---Long time no blogmail. There never seemed an ample enough entry to precipitate a sending, plus of course the distractions I have been allowing myself to succumb to.

---A box of books catalogued. Hardcovers:
Anderson, Kevin J.(ed) WAR OF THE WORLDS: Global Dispatches, Spectra. 6/96, 1st,(The Martian invasion of Earth as if witnessed by Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, Albert Einstein, Rudyard Kipling, Teddy Roosevelt and many other notables worldwide; original stories), vg-f in dj 8.00
Cady, Jack GHOSTS OF YESTERDAY, Night Shade ('03), 1st edn, SIGNED label laid in, (stories), g-vg in dj (some mildewing inside dust jacket) 15.00
Cady, Jack THE THE WELL, Arbor House ('80), 1st, (palpable evil harbored for generations), vg in dj 15.00
Davidson, Avram THE INVESTIGATIONS OF AVRAM DAVIDSON: Collected Mysteries, St. Martin's, 2/99, 1st edn, (unparalleled crime stories collected here for the first time; Grania Davis & Richard A. Lupoff [eds]), vg-f in dj 20.00
Hoffmann, E.T.A. THE BEST TALES OF HOFFMANN, Dover ('67), (one of Horror: 100 Best Books; E.F. Bleiler [ed]), vg in Peter Smith binding 15.00
Onions, Oliver WIDDERSHINS, Arno '78, (facsimile reprint; in Supernatural & Occult Fiction series edited by R.l Reginald), vg no dj (as issued) $26
Purtill, Richard MURDERCON, Doubleday '82, 1st edn, (murder and mayhem at a science fiction convention), vg-f in dj 25.00
Sarban RINGSTONES and Other Curious Tales, Arno '76, (photo-reprint of 1951 Peter Davies edition; in R. Reginald’s Supernatural & Occult Fiction series), vg 25.00
Scott, Justin TREASURE ISLAND, St. Martin's, 12/94, 1st edn, SIGNED, (celebrates the centennial of Robert Louis Stevensn’s death), vg-f in dj $8
Simak, Clifford D. OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN, Putnam '74, (1st), vg+ in dj 15.00
Simak, Clifford D. PROJECT POPE, Del Rey, 3/81, 1st edn, vg in dj 10.00
Simak, Clifford D. THE VISITORS, Del Rey, 1/80, 1st edn, (alien contact SF), vg in dj 15.00
Sloane, William THE EDGE OF RUNNING WATER, Farrar & Rinehart ('39), 1st (publisher’s monogram on copyright page), g (a very decent copy, but no dust jacket) 15.00
Starrett, Vincent THE ESCAPE OF ALICE and Other Fantasies, Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 12/95, 1st, (Volume Seven in the Vincent Starrett Memorial Library Series; Peter Ruber [ed & intro]), vg+ in dj 25.00
Stern, Philip Van Doren (ed) THE MOONLIGHT TRAVELER: Great Tales of Fantasy and Imagination, Doubleday '43, 1st edn, vg (manufactured under wartime conditions, but a nice copy no less; sans dust jacket) 18.00
Sturgeon, Theodore A TOUCH OF STRANGE, Doubleday '58, 1st edn, g in price-clipped dj (not too bad a copy but shows signs of having been under a thick layer of dust) 15.00
misc. softcovers:
Childress, David Hatcher & Richard Shaver LOST CONTINENTS & THE HOLLOW EARTH: I Remember Lemuria & The Shaver Mystery, Adventures Unlimited, 1/99, 1st, (thorough examination of the early hollow earth stories of Richard Shaver; reprints Shaver’s rare 1948 book I Remember Lemuria in its entirety; packed with illustrations from Ray Palmer’s Amazing Stories issues of the 1940s; a rollicking ride to a world where science-fiction collides head-on with science-fact), f 14.00
Harmon, Jim THE GREAT RADIO HEROES: Revised and Expanded Edition, McFarland ('01), (now illustrated; robust reminiscence takes you back to the heyday of radop drama; Frank Bresee & Richard A. Lupoff forewords), vg-f $16
Salonia, John THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE THING, Scarlet Succubus ('02), 1st, (wildly uninhibited comic thriller chock full of preposterous ingredients; plenty to enjoy in the farce side of science fiction), f 10.00

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