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, September 7, 2007

---Word from Ash-Tree:
We are pleased to attach information on the new Ash-Tree Press title, Francis Brett Young's COLD HARBOUR. Praised by both H. P. Lovecraft and E. F. Bleiler this highly atmospheric macabre novel is guaranteed to provide a chill on the cold autumn evenings which are almost upon us.
Francis Brett Young (1884–1954) is one of Britain's underrated and neglected regional novelists, and, in his introduction to this new edition, John Howard discusses Young's life and the themes that dominate his novels. We're sure this is one you will enjoy.
We have a busy few months ahead. Currently at print is PASSING OF A GOD AND OTHER STORIES, the first of a three volume series which will collect all of the known short fiction of Henry S. Whitehead.
Almost ready for press is EXOTIC GOTHIC: FORBIDDEN TALES FROM OUR GOTHIC WORLD edited by Danel Olson of North Harris College, Houston, Texas. Danel teaches a course on Horror, Ghost, and Gothic Fiction, and, finding himself in need of suitable texts, decided to approach a number of authors whose stories would provide what he needed. So in this new collection, you'll find stories of the Gothic from well-known names: Nicholas Royle, Thomas Tessier, Terry Dowling, Peter Crowther, Neil Gaiman, Thomas Ligotti, Steve Rasnic Tem, Brian Hodge, Nancy A. Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, and Barbara Roden amongst others. Twenty-three chilling pieces (Early November).
In final proofing stages is the stunning new collection by Reggie Oliver, his first with Ash-Tree Press, entitled MASQUES OF SATAN: Twelve Tales and a Novella. The reptuation that Reggie has acquired is sure to make this collection much sought after. Make sure we have your reservation well in advance of publication (late November).
And to round off our plans for 2007, we shall be reprinting J. S. Leatherbarrow's A NATURAL BODY AND A SPIRITUAL BODY, adding one fugitive tale to the original collection.
All best wishes,
Christopher and Barbara

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