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, January 4, 2008

Daedalus Books

Here are most of the mostly book items that have come in from Daedalus (over the past few weeks -- finally getting them out from underfoot):
  • Calasso, Roberto K., Knopf, 2nd(12/05), (reminds us now of the indispensable existence of Kafka, reporter of the numinous experience; fourth part in a work in progress), as new but with some sort of burn mark at fold of endpapers (not affecting pages or outside appearance of books) in dj 5.00
  • Cunningham, Michael SPECIMEN DAYS, FSG '05, 1st edn, (evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth; genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city, and a meditation on the direction and meaning of America's destiny), as new in dj 5.00
  • Dorsey, Candas Jane A PARADIGM OF EARTH, Tor, 1st trade pb edn, 11/02, (literary SF parable about a woman and her offbeat household), as new 1.50
  • Gorman, Ed DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEAD and Other Tales packaged with GENERAL MURDERS by Loren D. Estleman, Request Audio ('06), (unabridged stories; more than 6 hours of listening), CDs, as new (shrinkwrapped) 8.00
  • Irvine, Alexander C. A SCATTERING OF JADES, Book Club, nd, (facsimile of Tor edition; one wild ride), as new in dj 2.00
  • Lethem, Jonathan AMNESIA MOON, Faber and Faber '02, 1st UK, (road trip through a post-apocalyptic USA), as new 4.00
  • Malanga, Gerard NO RESPECT: New & Selected Poems 1964-2000, Black Sparrow '01, (This monumental retrospective volume includes all the major highlights of author's previously published work, plus many new or rediscovered poems appearing here in book form for the first time; Malanga was an Andy Warhol associate), as new 4.00
  • Morrell, David TALES FROM NIGHTSCAPE (Front Man, Nothing Will Hurt You, & Resurrection) packaged with FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN and Other Stories by Sharyn McCrumb, Request Audio ('06), (unabridged stories; TT: 5 hrs 58 min), CDs, as new (shrinkwrapped) 5.00
  • Pratt, Fletcher THE WELL OF THE UNICORN, Gollancz '01, (Fantasy Masterwork #23; a determined and conscientious attempt to bring a new gravitas to sword and sorcery), as new 4.00
  • Rudnicki, Stefan (ed) IMAGININGS: An Anthology of Visionary Literature, Volume One, Frog '04, 1st, (After the Myths Went Home; navigates a long literary history of high imagination), Harlan Ellison intro), as new 4.00
  • Shiner, Lewis MISSING PERSONS: Three Tales of Extreme Suspense packaged with NOT SAFE AFTER DARK and Other Stories by Peter Robinson, Request Audio ('06), (unabridged stories; 5 hr, 32 min), CDs, as new (shrinkwrapped) 8.00
---Additionally there are a whole slew of terrific Proper Box 4-CD sets here at incredibly low prices (mostly $17.50). For more info or a list see elsewhere in this blog, or email me.

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