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.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

02/01/07 THU:
---Another box of used books catalogued. Hardcovers:
de Camp, L. Sprague & Fletcher Pratt LAND OF UNREASON, Thorndike Large Print ('02), (one of the brilliant stories that made Unknown the outstanding fantasy magazine of its time, this is a classic novel of enchantment and eerie destiny), vg-f (pictorial boards) 7.50
Del Rey, Lester, Cecile Matschat & Carl Carmer (eds) THE YEAR AFTER TOMORROW: An Anthology of Science Fiction Stories, Winston ('54), 1st edn, ex-libr else g-vg in plastic-protected dj (frayed but all there) with Mel Hunter art 20.00
Kaye, Marvin (ed) FORBIDDEN PLANETS, SFBC, 5/06, 1st, (OA; all-new SFBC Creation; novellas & stories that go to worlds we wouldn’t want to set foot on, while stirring up our innate desire to challenge the status quo; Alan Dean Foster, Allen Steele, Nancy Kress, Robert Reed, Jack McDevitt, Julie Czerneda), f in dj 10.00
Wilhelm, Kate STORYTELLER: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, Small Beer ('05), (wonderful memoir cum writers' guide), f in dj $20
Wolfe, Gene THE BOOK OF THE SHORT SUN, SFBC, 3/01, 1st thus, (3-in-1 edition; collects On Blue’s Waters, In Green’s Jungles & Return to the Whorl; 752 pages), vg-f in dj 15.00
book club ($5 each):
misc. softcovers:
Bedford, K.A. ECLIPSE, Edge, 9/05, 1st edn, (taut psychological thriller set in the claustrophobic confines of a starship where nothing is as terrifyingly alien as humanity itself), f 8.00
Lake, Jay ROCKET SCIENCE, Fairwood, 8/05, 1st, publicity release laid in, vg-f 10.00
McIntosh, Fiona BRIDGE OF SOULS, Eos '06, 1st US edn, (The Quickening #3; extraordinary conclusion to the epic fantasy of loyalty, love, and evil from one of fantasy’s fastest-rising stars), publicity release laid in, vg $6
THE NIGHT STALKER, MCA Home Video ('87), (two tales of terror: The Ripper & The Vampire; stars Darren McGavin; from 1974), Beta Hi-Fi cassette, vg (?) 5.00
Reynolds, Alastair PUSHING ICE, Gollancz '05, 1st (pb variant), (deep space adventure story with a scope as big as the Galaxy itself; 458 pages), review letter laid in, vg-f 12.00
Van Vogt, A.E. THE EMPIRE OF ISHER, Orb, 7/00, 1st thus, (includes The Weapon Makers and The Weapon Shops of Isher), f 10.00
---Performed update of catalog data for CD-R burning to include with shipments going out.

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