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.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

---Email rec'd:
Hi Chris

My name is James Beach and I publish Dark Discoveries magazine. I have been
doing it for about 4 years now and I recently put out issue #10. (The
website is: if you want to see a few examples of
issues we have done). I bought a couple of things from you a number of years
ago, but I wasn't aware you were still around honestly or I would have
dropped you a line sooner. Patrick, who does Talebones is a friend and had
mentioned you have carried some of his publications so I thought I might
drop you a line as well.

I didn't remember if you carried magazines in your catalogue or not, but if
you do and are interested in carrying Dark Discoveries please let me know. I
give the standard 40% discount off the cover price ($5.99). I still have a
number of the back issues in stock as well.

I'm also publishing a book next month, which features the debut story
collection of a regular for DD, Bill Gauthier. It's going to be a signed,
numbered trade paperback that features cover art and book design by Alan M.
Clark and an introduction by Thomas F. Monteleone. I'm just doing 250 copies
of it and already 170 have been reserved now so I don't think it will last
for long. The signature sheets are done and it should be going to press in
the next week or two. Please let me know if you wish any copies of this as
well. The cover price will be $13.99. All I'm doing at this point is putting people
down for reserve and not charging any money until it comes out.

Thanks - James

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