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, January 23, 2008

books from Daedalus

Actually picked up a few books to go along with music CDs here from Daedalus recently, and I actually have them cataloged too:
  • Barrett, Andrea SERVANTS OF THE MAP, Norton, 2nd, (beautiful stories about the wonder and work of science), as new in dj 3.00
  • Clarke, Susanna JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL, Bloomsbury '04, 1st US edn, (combines the dark mythology of fantasy with the delicious social comedy of Jane Austen into a masterpiece of the genre that rivals Tolkien; 782 pages), as new in dj 6.00
  • Forster, E.M. THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS and Other Stories, snowbooks, nd, ("A Collector's Edition -- Includes the First Short Story E.M. Forster Ever Wrote"), as new in dj 5.00
  • Ghosh, Amitav THE HUNGRY TIDE, Houghton Mifflin, 2nd, (a very contemporary story of adventure and unlikely love, identity and history, set in one of the most fascinating regions on the earth--the immense labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans--off the easternmost coast of India, in the Bay of Bengal; a prophetic novel of remarkable insight, beauty, and humanity), as new in dj 5.00
  • Lethem, Jonathan AS SHE CLIMBED ACROSS THE TABLE, Faber and Faber '01, 1st UK, (anthropologist loses particle physicist to black hole; a fluent, fascinating, and enjoyable read), as new 4.00
  • Lethem, Jonathan MEN AND CARTOONS: Stories, Doubleday, 2nd, (sparkling with off-beat humor and subtle insights), as new in dj 5.00
  • Lethem, Jonathan THE WALL OF THE SKY, THE WALL OF THE EYE, Faber and Faber '02, 1st UK, (stories that blur the boundaries of sci-fi, mystery, and thriller; each tale features author's characteristic deadpan wit and unflinchingly macabre vision of life; can and should be enjoyed by mainstream fiction readers as well as SF fans), as new 4.00
  • Lethem, Jonathan & Carter Scholz KAFKA AMERICANA, Norton '01, 1st pb, (first published by Subterranean; takes Modernism's presiding genius for a literary joyride; portrays an absurd, ominous world that K might have invented but could never have survived), as new 3.00

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