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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

---Word from PS Publishing:

Welcome to the July 2007
E-Bulletin from PS Publishing

Hi everyone!

We've got some particularly exciting news to tell you about in this e-bulletin, not least of which is the launch of our new blog! This is, of course, all part of major re-vamp of the PS website... coming very soon indeed. I've seen various pages as Ariel has been putting the whole thing together and it looks great. Okay, just a quick one then before I hand you over to Ariel to tell you about the blog.

The Colorado Kid has Shipped!

The wait is over! Yes, copies of Stephen King's The Colorado Kid -- in all editions -- have been winging their way around the world to all of our very patient customers, many of whom have been waiting for more than a whole year. The end result is, I think, remarkable and early reactions suggest that PS folks hold the books (particularly the traycased edition) in similarly high regard. All credit must go to our printers, Biddles for pulling out all the stops.

You can see them all in the picture below -- please note that the slipcased and traycased editions are sold out. We have a few copies left of the artist-signed edition and a few of the three-book slipcased sets. But they're not going to last forever so place an order as soon as you can so as to avoid disappointment.

Postscripts Subscribers' Bonus Chapbook 2007

Here in England, particularly on the east coast (the sea is at the end of our street . . . sometimes a little nearer than we'd ideally like!), the summer so far has been a washout. And already we drift towards Christmas.

This year, our Postscripts chapbook (which will be sent out, completely free, to everyone who holds a current and fully paid-up Postscripts subscription at the end of the year) will be a special edition of Joe Hill's 'Saved' from the special slipcased edition of his groundbreaking collection 20th Century Ghosts.

Joe felt that he'd like to do something for all the fans who weren't able to get a hold of the slipcased edition containing the extra story - and please note that 'Saved' will not be appearing in the trade editions of the book put out in the UK and the USA.

The chapbook will be published in two states as usual: a signed hardcover, which will be sent out to all Postscripts hardcover subscribers, and an unsigned paperback sent out to all our paperback subscribers.

Right then, that's all from me. Ariel, on with the show!


Cheers Pete, and a warm 'hello' to all our e-bulletin subscribers. I'll be brief: as Pete says, we've just launched the first phase of our long-mooted website re-design - the PS Publishing News Room.

It's a blog-based section of the site (running on Wordpress, for those in the audience who like to know these things) which means that in future all our future updates and news items will be available via your favourite RSS reader (you can subscribe to the feed via the orange icon on the site, or point your reader at as well as on the site itself.

The plan is to update the News Room as and when we have anything interesting to tell you about - new book acquisitions, brand new cover art, interviews with our authors, links to stories of interest elsewhere on the Web, award nominations and (hopefully!) award wins... you name it . There's already a couple of months' worth of posts on there if you'd like to see what we've been up to recently (there's been so much going on at PS in the last few weeks that we thought we'd better post it as it happened).

And of course, we'd definitely welcome your feedback, comments and suggestions. Either leave a comment against a particular news item, or get in touch via the contact page of the main website. We promise to read every email and will respond as seems best. The rather gorgeous artwork at the top of the page is by the one and only Les Edwards, by the way. Or possibly Edward Miller (it gets hard to tell them apart, sometimes...)

Right, that's all from me. And hey, how come you're still reading this e-bulletin, anyhow? Shouldn't you be over at the PS News Room by now? ;)

Ariel, PS Webguy

---if I can ever get my PS business straight! The above at least gives you a chance to link over to them direct if you wish--and possibly let me know what I can try to get for you...

Blog Archive

Chris Drumm Books notes

Locus Online Blinks

Used books, out-of-print books, rare books at Biblio