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, October 16, 2007

necro again

Just as I was thinking to delete the last posting from Necro Publications (due to lack of interest from my particular clientele, and frankly, myself as well), along comes another. I'm sure I won't order this unless someone comes along and indicates they want me to get it, but here it is for the heck of it:

[Trade Paperback]
Unlimited Trade Paperback
ISBN: 1-889186-73-2

52 copies. Signed & numbered


"Adrienne Jones is my pick for “young writer most likely to make it big.” She consistently tells good stories in well crafted ways. Gypsies Stole My Tequila is one of her best. It’s perfectly crafted, wryly funny, and bang-on relevant. If you don’t already know Adrienne’s work, this is a great place to start. If you have read her before, curl up, settle back and experience the pleasure yet again.”

—Gary K. Wolf
Creator of Roger Rabbit

Adrienne Jones is wonderful new voice in humorous speculative fiction. This time out the author of the critically acclaimed The Hoax, offers up a often hilarious, yet always poignant look at coming to terms with growing older. Under Jones’ masterful storytelling, Joe Blood jumps off the page as he struggles against the demons of his own past, while confronting the stubbornness and arrogance of youth in the form of an unfocused, wanna-be rock band. Oh yeah, plus some punk gypsies and meat market full of animal costumed employees. This is a story that simply comes more and more to life with each turn of the page.

Like most people on the cusp of turning 40, former punk rock star Joe Blood is wrestling with the demons of his past. Unfortunately, one of them is living in his wall.

Determined to hold him to a suicide pact made twenty years before, Joe's Time Demon starts the countdown on the last weeks of his life, calling for death on his 40th birthday. Washed up and defeated, the downtrodden has-been is willing to accept this fate. Until a final test presents itself, challenging Joe Blood to save his own life by becoming the one thing he despises…himself.

“Adrienne Jones captures the magic of the up and coming, along with the down and out to beautifully blend them into one man's search for meaning. A captivating struggle of rock ‘n` roll, insanity and the hazards of drugs all in one, follow Joe Blood as he finds his way out of thirty something. Dare WE rock on?”

—Dan Mullins,
My Dying Bride

“Adrienne Jones is as pointed as the devil's pitchfork, and Gypsies Stole My Tequila proves that the heart of rock and roll is still bleeding. One of the funniest writers alive.”

—Scott Nicholson,
author of They Hunger

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