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, April 27, 2007

04/27/07 FRI:
---Word from Hippocampus:
Dear Bookseller,

Yes! We do have several new releases.

Our most recent release, the novel SHADOW COAST, by Philip Haldeman received a favorable "starred review" in the April 23, 2007 edition of PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY. This novel is our most mainstream release to date and should be of interest to many customers beyond the usual Hippocampus target audience of diehard Lovecraftians. The novel features a mysterious plot with supernatural overtones, and excellent writing that brings to mind the best of Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood. Retail on this is $15.00.

Then there are the two new hardcover editions: Lovecraft's COLLECTED ESSAYS, Volume 5 and Clark Ashton Smith's COMPLETE POETRY AND TRANSLATIONS, Volume 3, both due by the first weekend in May. The Lovecraft hardcover retails for $40.00 and the Smith for $50.00.

About the same time we will release a book in our Lovecraft's Library which contains two complete novels EXCHANGE OF SOULS and LAZARUS which were an early influence on Lovecraft. The book is laid out like the old "Ace Double" sci-fi paperbacks, where after you read one novel, you turn the book over to read the other one. It's a cool, retro idea which we may do more of, if it meets with good response. Retail price is $15.00.

Also, the first issue of our new horror reviews journal DEAD RECKONINGS will be out in about three weeks. It's edited by ST Joshi and Jack Haringa. This publication is bound like one of our regular paperback books, runs 100 pages and retails for $7.50.

Please advise quantities desired, and thanks as always for your interest in Hippocampus Press.

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