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.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

---Word from PS:
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Welcome to the September 2007
E-Bulletin from PS Publishing

In this month's e-bulletin:

  • A warm welcome from our publisher, Pete Crowther
  • News of or major schedule update
  • Introducing our new PS Showcase short fiction mini-collections
  • A round-up of recent news from the PS Publishing News Room

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A warm welcome from Pete Crowther

Hi everyone!

Another Monday morning and, just as the leaves are starting to fall from the trees, it looks as though Summer has finally come to the Yorkshire coast. But there's definitely a sense of autumn in the air, not least with the fact that in less than two weeks we'll be enjoying another FantasyCon, a regular late September feature on our calendar.

We always look forward to FantasyCon but this time we're even more excited than usual because I'll be handling the Master of Ceremonies duties. We're busy working to get Gary Fry's mini-collection - and the first title in our new PS Showcase series, hi-lighting newer authors whom we consider to be worthy of wider attention (see-below for more info) - ready for a launch on the Saturday night. And, of course, PS and some of its titles are up for the highly coveted British Fantasy Society Awards so we'll be keeping our fingers crossed.

See you at the con!

Major schedule update

We've just updated our current website with all the forthcoming titles that we hope to publish before the end of 2008. We've added 32 new titles to the 20-odd that we'd previously announced, so now there are over four dozen brand new books by some of the top names - and up-and-coming new talents - in genre fiction for your to look forward to and be tempted by.

Coming Soon! 'The City Beyond Play' by Philip José Farmer & Danny AdamsThe full list of additions is available over at the PS Publishing News Room, or you could just head straight on over to the forthcoming titles page of the website and have a browse through the new titles there.

Introducing our new PS Showcase mini-collections

'PS Showcase #1: Sanity and Other Delusions' by Gary FryThis month, September 2007, sees a brand new PS initiative hit the racks: PS Showcase.

The idea is to put out a series of mini story-collections - priced as per our novellas at £10 / $20 approx. for the hardcover and £25 / $50 approx. for the signed, jacketed hardcover - from writers whom we believe are deserving of more attention.

The first volume in the series is by Gary Fry and we're aiming to have his Sanity and Other Delusions available for a launch at FantasyCon.

See the PS Publishing News Room for more information from Pete on the PS Showcase concept.

PS Publishing News-Room round-up

Here's a selection of recent news items from the PS Publishing News Room.

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