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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

word from hippocampus

Dear Bookseller,
With just two weeks away, now is your chance to stock up on Hippocampus Press book for World Fantasy Convention. Several new titles are available, including the very first issue of our all-new journal THE LOVECRAFT ANNUAL. Please advise quantities desired.
Best wishes,
Derrick Hussey, Hippocampus Press
THE LOVECRAFT ANNUAL: New Scholarship on H. P. Lovecraft
Edited by S. T. Joshi
No. 1 (October 2007): 160 pages: $15.00

A Review Magazine for the Horror Field
Edited by S. T. Joshi and Jack Madison Haringa
No. 1 (Spring 2007): 100 pp
Single Issue Price: $7.50
WARNINGS TO THE CURIOUS: A Sheaf of Criticism on M. R. James
Edited by S. T. Joshi and Rosemary Pardoe
ISBN-13: 978-0-9771734-8-8
July 2007: 340 pp: $20.00
British writer Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) is the most
influential author of ghost stories in literary history, but his work
has not received the attention it deserves. Warnings to the Curious,
the first volume on James to be devoted entirely to his ghostly
fiction, features a wealth of material old and new about the
scholarly author and his supernatural writing. Please visit our
website for the table of contents.
LAIR OF THE DREAMER: A Cthulhu Mythos Omnibus
By Franklyn Searight
With an Introduction by Robert M. Price, and Illustrations by Robert H. Knox
ISBN-13: 978-0-9793806-0-0
July 2007: 306 pp: $20.00
Frank Searight is the son of Richard F. Searight, Weird Tales author
and correspondent of H. P. Lovecraft. The elder Searight invented the
evocative Eltdown Shards for use in stories like his “The Sealed
Casket” and “The Warder of Knowledge.” Lovecraft borrowed the book
title and employed it in his own stories. And though the elder Searight made no great
effort to carry on the Mythos tradition of Lovecraft, the younger
Searight does. Many enthusiasts of the Cthulhu Mythos have been
delighted to discover a story of Frank’s included in a magazine or an
anthology here and there since the mid-seventies. Thus it is a great
treat and a privilege for us to be able to draw all his Innsmouth
Stories together, along with an unpublished Mythos novel, LAIR OPF
THE DREAMER, for a long-overdue single-author collection. Also
included here is their father-son posthumous collaboration, “The
Mists of Death.”
W. PAUL COOK: The Wandering Life of a Yankee Printer (With Selected
Edited By Sean Donnelly
ISBN-13: 978-0-9771734-6-4
August 2007: pp: $15.00
W. Paul Cook is remembered most often as a friend of H. P. Lovecraft;
and so he has lingered posthumously in the shadow of his famous
friend. He labored with love for half a century as a printer,
publisher, editor, and author; the pleasure of the work itself was
often the only reward for his labors. The purpose of this book is to
place Cook in his own light; to illuminate his own talents as a
writer of fiction, essays, and poetry; as a publisher and printer;
and as a sincere exponent of amateur journalism. We will re-open the
door, as best we can, to understand and appreciate the life of a
modest man who styled himself an ordinary printer, but whom friends
called “the Colossus of the North” and a “sterling patron of weird

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