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, July 18, 2007

---Word from Night Shade about their present doings:
We've just added a whole bunch of new forthcoming titles to the site, including new novels from Greg Egan and Walter Jon Williams, the new Detective Inspector Chen novel from Liz Williams, the fourth and fifth Clark Ashton Smith volumes, and a post-apocalyptic anthology called Wastelands that will include stories from Stephen King, Jonathan Lethem, George R.R. Martin, Orson Scott Card, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, Octavia Butler, and a whole lot more.
In addition, for those that keep asking, we're reprinting a bunch of classics. Volume one of the Clark Ashton Smith series is sold out, but will be reprinted in September. Volume one of the Hodgson series will be reprinted in January, and volume two will be reprinted in May.

New releases
The Imago SequenceAnd we've got three new titles for you this month, and all three rock, as usual.

Laird Barron's collection, The Imago Sequence, is finally here, and we couldn't be happier. This guy is a modern day horror god. The limited has a story not present in the trade, and unlikely to be reprinted anywhere else. Get some.

Richard Kadrey's new novel Butcher Bird is... well, think Butcher BirdChina Mieville meets Italo Calvino meets John Milton. With some quest fantasy thrown in. And tattoo artists. And a lost Orson Welles movie. It's weird, and unbelievably cool. Publishers Weekly thinks it will appeal to Buffy and Angel fans. Which sounds bizarre to me, but I'm a Buffy fan (less so with the Angel), and I love Butcher Bird, so maybe they're onto something.

And last, but certainly not least, we've got some Walter Jon Williams goodness for you. We've just reissued his classic sfVoice of the Whirlwind novel, Voice of the Whirlwind. A quasi-sequel set in the world of Hardwired, this is essential reading for anyone who loved Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon. Trust us on this one.

That's pretty much all we've got for you today, we're keeping it simple. Buy a lot of books, we need to make space. Oh, yeah, and there was that new clutch we had to put in the Night Shademobile.

We'll be down at SDCC next week, so hopefully we'll run into some of you there, although we don't have a booth, so we'll probably literally run into you.
Jason Williams
---Hard for me to keep up with Night Shade's production schedule.

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