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, March 29, 2007

03/29/07 THU:
---Here today:
SPACE AND TIME #100, spr/07, (the magazine of fantasy, horror, and science-fiction; P.D. Cacek, Jeffrey Ford, A.R. Morlan, Lee Thomas, Mary San Giovanni, Douglas Empringham, and more!), new 8.00

Thursday, March 22, 2007

03/22/07 THU:
---Word from Bruce Boston:
Hi, Chris,
My novel The Guardener's Tale will be released by Sam's Dot Publishing in early April. Cover image, details, and blurbs from Di Filippo, Turzillo, and O'Neill can be found at

Hope all goes well.
Bruce Boston
---Anyone want any copies through me?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

03/21/07 WED:
---Word from Borderlands:
Available May 2007

This volume represents the first time these stories have been collected.

"Little Red’s Tango" — "Lapland, or Film Noir" — "Donald, Duck!" —
"The Geezers" — "Mr. Aickman’s Air Rifle"

from the author's note:
I wrote three of these stories in response to requests by editors, the remaining two for the specifically mystery-themed anthologies produced by the Adams Round Table, of which I was until recently a member. What unites them is an ongoing engagement with the nature of genre literature.

Signed by Peter Straub
Numbered by Borderlands Press

Limited to 350 copies
26 Lettered copies
---Anyone want me to get them this?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

03/15/07 THU:
---Here today from Penguin USA:
Asaro, Catherine (ed) IRRESISTIBLE FORCES, NAL, 4th, (OA; six of today’s most popular authors join talents in this unique anthology that shows love can conquer all...even the boundaries of time and space), new 14.00

Brust, Steven THE BOOK OF TALTOS, Ace, 9th, (2-in-1 edition; contains the complete text of Taltos and Phoenix), new 15.00

Datlow, Ellen & Terri Windling (eds) THE FAERY REEL: Tales from the Twilight Realm, Firebird '06, (OA; companion to The Green Man; stories and poems by some of today’s finest writers that draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature; World Fantasy Award finalist; Vess illus; 528 pages), new 9.99

Hamilton, Laurell K. THE LAUGHING CORPSE, Berkley, 8/05, (An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Novel), new 13.00

Kaye, Marvin (ed) THE FAIR FOLK, Ace, 2/07, (Six Tales of the Fey; WFA winner), new 15.00

Lee, Tanith WOLF QUEEN, Firebird, 4th, (The Claidi Journals #3), new 6.99

McKillip, Patricia A. THE HARROWING OF DRAGON, Ace, 11/06, (25 years of author’s best short fiction; rich with magic and monsters, heroes and fools, written in author’s characteristic elegant prose), new 14.00
---OD MAGIC, Ace, 2nd, (charming fantasy tale; an otherworldly delight; a young gardener tends the gournds at a school for wizards--and grows a new awareness of a powerful gift), new 14.00

MacLeod, Ian R. THE HOUSE OF STORMS, Ace, 8/06, (monumental fantasy; delivers deep human truths in a setting of impressive strangeness), new 14.00

Stross, Charles THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES, Ace, 3rd, (includes the Hugo Award winning The Concrete Jungle; Ken MacLeod intro), new 14.00

Monday, March 5, 2007

03/05/07 MON:
---Listed the books covershot on Saturday that had ISBNs (post-mid-70s) on, at least the ones they had in their system.

---Word from Tartarus:
Dear Chris,

We are down to our last few copies of the following books:

The Attempted Rescue by Robert Aickman
Black Spirits and White by Ralph Adams Cram
A Walberswick Goodnight Story by Louis de Bernieres

If you would like any copies of the above please let me know. As usual, I will be selling them on a first come first served basis.

All best wishes,


Sunday, March 4, 2007

03/04/07 SUN:
---Word from Millipede:
We now have plenty of the cloth bound edition of
Frankenstein available for $225 postpaid. It features the
wood engravings of Lynd Ward -- so immaculately reproduced
that the Ward estate was moved enough to say that they
looked better than the originals!

We are running low on the 22-copy leather edition, which is
signed by Patrick McGrath. We have about 9 copies remaining
of this edition. The leather edition comes with 10 x 14
Ward prints in their own folder and is housed in a

Also, we have several copies of the cloth edition of
Algernon Blackwood, the first in the Masters of the Weird
Tale series, available for $250 postpaid. This book is 992
pages and features color photographs by Clarence John
Laughlin. It is housed in an attractive slipcase.

The leather edition, available for $1,000, comes with
Laughlin prints on a special heavy paper, 10 x 14 in size,
in their own folder, inside a large traycase.

Chimera 2, available for $225, is a build-to-order item,
where you pick the artwork for the slipcase. It features
color artwork by Don Brautigam (The Stand, Night Shift,
several Dean Koontz and Stephen King covers); Don Punchatz
(Harlan Ellison works, among many others); John Bonath; and
Han Nguyen. It also features film essays, philosophy
essays, fiction, and more. The leather edition is signed by
Brautigam, Punchatz, Nguyen, Bonath, Ramsey Campbell, and
many others, and comes with extra 10 x 14 prints and is
enclosed in a traycase. It is $1,250 postpaid.

Thank you for your time. Pictures of each book as well as
spreads are attached as a PDF file. Enjoy.

Best Regards,

Jerad Walters
Centipede Press

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