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.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

more books from book sale

Made it back to the local Big Book Sale today and picked up another load. Here are the basic titles of the hcs and tpbs:
and other stories • any old iron • the association • at all costs • bad business • baudolino • bear went over the mountain • beneath the gated sky • blind voices • blonde • blood games • byrne • cain x 3 • chernobyl • chimera • christmas out west • cold service • cold six thousand • the collector • cosm • dangerous women • devil's waltz / bad love • duluth • earth abides • fault lines • fear • fierce invalids home from hot climates • foe • fortune's stroke • from the realm of morpheus • gathering of old men • giovanni's gift • gods arrive • gulag archipelago 3 • health and happiness • high road • hopeful monsters • in the heart of the country • infante's inferno • lapham rising • light of day • mageborn traitor • midaq alley / the thief and the dogs / miramar • mindstar rising • mission song • the native • the negative • new dimensions 3 • night & fear • on record • pilgermann • the plagiarist • poet's choice • rabbit at rest • rule of four • rumors of spring • secret book of paradys i & ii • seven sisters • sheep look up • signposts in a strange land • slaves of sleep & the masters of sleep • sound effects • the sparrow • spellbinder • stars & stripes triumphant • stone diaries • strange gifts • sweet anarchy • three adventure novels of h. rider haggard • three men in a boat • time's arrow • transgressions • war of honor • we were the mulvaneys • white queen • wickford point • winds twelve quarters • the woods • world of aldous huxley
And here are the basic titles of the mmpbs:
the annunciate • bellwether • captive universe • circle of light 1 • circle of light 2 • city 2000 a.d. • compleat enchanter • cornelius chronicles 2 • cornelius chronicles 3 • fine and private place • gateway • hellstrom's hive • homunculus • iron dream • long afternoon of earth • the syndic • tor double 7

Thursday, March 27, 2008

big book sale picks

Made it to the local Big Book Sale today and brought home these titles:
2018 a.d. or the king kong blues • ace double 89250 • beast that shouted love at the heart of the world • best of henry kuttner • beyond the fields we know • blue star • broken sword • camp concentration • children of llyr • city • day million • dead astronaut • deryni checkmate • double pheonix • dream master • dream-quest of unknown kadath • evenor • excalibur • fuzzy papers • hyperborea • in the problem pit • kai lung's golden hours • last unicorn • lilith • little, big • lud-in-the-mist • men inside • merlin's ring • not-men • notions: unlimited • phantastes • playboy book of science fiction and fantasy • poseidonis • prince of annwyn • red alert • rest must die • sf12 • song of rhiannon • star trek fotonovel 3 • sturgeon is alive and well... • sundering flood • swords against death • swords of lankhmar • too many magicians • well at the world's end • west of the sun • witch tree • wonderful world of robert sheckley • world's desire •

admiral hornblower in the west indies • all the little live things • american appetites • american energies • because it is bitter and because it is my heart • books of blood • books of charles fort • the bottoms • british literature: beowulf to sheridan • cannery row • canopus in argos 1 • canopus in argos 2 • canopus in argos 3 • canopus in argos 4 • canopus in argos 5 • carol shields collected stories • cat crimes ii • cat crimes iii • cat's eye • claudius the god • collected fictions (borges) • complete original illustrated sherlock holmes • complete plays of henry james • complete poems of emily dickinson • complete short stories of ernest hemingway • complete short stories of w. somerset maugham • crime and crime again • crossing to safety • danger • devils of loudun • do nothin' till you hear from me • doris lessing reader • doris lessing stories • doris lessing stories tpb • emerald ice • english literature in the sixteenth century • fima • first circle • forty days of musa dagh • generation of vipers • george orwell omnibus • good terrorist • grimm's grimmest • him with his foot in his mouth • historian • how to be good • i, claudius • ian fleming omnibus • ides of the march • idiots first • in for a penny • is 5 • john fante reader • karl jaspers: three essays • king of the fields • kobe hotel • lady oracle • late george apley • london after midnight • love & fame • magic for beginners • magic valley travellers • man of letters • man who made friends with himself • the march • masterpieces of mystery and suspense • mauriac reader • memoirs of a survivor • merlin trilogy • more than complete hitchhiker's guide • my heart laid bare • native son • nebraska • nervous people • nightmare reader • nothing but wodehouse • novels of dashiell hammett • omnibus of science fiction • on human nature • on the river styx • one half of robertson davies • oxford book of english detective stories • palace walk • perfume • play parade • plexus • portable graham greene • rare & endangered species • redward edward papers • rl's dream • rust and bone • sagas of icelanders • satanic verses • satanic verses tpb • selected writings of ralph waldo emerson • seven famous novels by h.g. wells • seven plays by bertolt brecht • small personal voice • small vices • sphinx • summer before the dark • tales of yesteryear • theory of everything • thin air • tomcat in love • too far afield • underworld • valley of fear • we are not in this together • world of apples

I will try to get these cataloged, if only to list them on or amazon. Any interest in any of them and I would be glad to forward you the jpeg and come up with some kind of quote and catalog description.

Monday, March 24, 2008

another new one from Stark House

Here today:
Lambert, Mercedes DOGTOWN / SOULTOWN: Two Mysteries, Stark House Noir Classics, 3/08, 1st thus, (the first two novels in the Whitney Logan trilogy; rough, tough, and likable, set in gritty L.A.; Ken Bruen intro), new 14.95
(20% discount as usual)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

new arrival from Tartarus

We made it back all safe and sound from vacation visiting son Neil and my parents in California. I have set all my online selling sites back to 'returned from vacation' -- hopefully I can reset my brain similarly. While away only one book shipment arrived:
Saki SREDNI VASHTAR: Sardonic Tales, Tartarus '08, one of 300 copies, (brings together all of the sharpest, darkest, weird and macabre tales of Edwardian satirist H.H. Munro; Mark Valentine intro), new in dj 60.00
(15% discount)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

new issue of Cemetery Dance

Just when I was beginning to wonder if I still had a standing order, this arrives:
CEMETERY DANCE #58, '08, (Charles L. Grant Tribute Issue; Gerard Houarner, Stephen Graham Jones, T.E.D. Klein, David Morrell, etc.), new 5.00

Monday, March 10, 2008

a few from sfbc

A few books from the Science Fiction Book Club arrived today:
  • Dann, Jack & Gardner Dozois (eds) ESCAPE FROM EARTH: New Adventures In Space, SFBC, 8/06, (if you've been lamenting the death of the juvenile, dust off a place on your bookshelf), new in dj 14.99
  • Hartwell, David G. & Kathryn Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST SF 12, SFBC ('07), new in dj 12.99
  • Holdstock, Robert MYTHAGO WOOD, SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection, 6/06, new in dj (but slightly bumped) 10.99
  • Powers, Tim THE ANUBIS GATES, SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection, 4/06, as new but bumped (as per usual) 15.00
  • Stephenson, Neal SNOW CRASH, SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection, 2/07, new in dj 12.99
  • Willis, Connie DOOMSDAY BOOK, SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection #37, 8/07, (559 pages), as new but bumped as per usual 15.00

Friday, March 7, 2008

another tangent

Once more couldn't help myself and ordered up all the CDs from Tomato that Daedalus Wholesale had on offer, plus a few other odds and ends. Here are the Tomatoes:
Armstrong, Louis BUTTER AND EGGMAN CD Tomato 2002
Armstrong, Louis C'EST SI BON CD Tomato 2002
Bloomfield, Mike WEE WEE HOURS CD Tomato 2005
Cotton, James 3 HARP BOOGIE CD Tomato 1993
Crudup, Arthur "Big Boy" ROCK ME MAMA CD Tomato 2002
Grappelli, Stephane VIOLIN JAZZ MASTER CD Tomato 2005
Hooker, John Lee ALONE: Volume One CD Tomato 2003
Hooker, John Lee ALONE: Volume Two CD Tomato 2003
Hooker, John Lee BEST OF JOHN LEE HOOKER, THE… CD Tomato 2003
Hooker, John Lee EARLY YEARS: Volume One CD Tomato 2003
Hooker, John Lee EARLY YEARS: Volume Two CD Tomato 2003
Hopkins, Lightnin' IN THE KEY OF LIGHTNIN' CD Tomato 2002
Howlin' Wolf CHICAGO BLUE CD Tomato 2002
King, Albert LIVE '69 CD Tomato 2003
King, Earl NEW ORLEANS BLUES CD Tomato 2005
Louisiana Red LIVE AT MONTREUX CD Tomato 2003
Monroe, Bill & His Blue Grass Boys NINE POUND HAMMER CD Tomato 2005
Terry, Sonny & Brownie McGhee BUT NOT TOGETHER CD Tomato 2003
Terry, Sonny & Brownie McGhee SUN'S GONNA SHINE CD Tomato 2003
Walter, Little / Otis Rush BLUES MASTERS CD Tomato 1994
Waters, Muddy & Otis Spann COLLABORATION CD Tomato 1995
Watson, Doc & Merle THEN AND NOW CD Tomato 2003
Willie, Boxcar TOMATO COLLECTION, THE… CD Tomato 2005
Wills, Bob & the Texas Playboys RADIO DAYS CD Tomato 2005
---Anyone wanting any of these, I can offer them at $5 each (the 2CDs for $10). Tomato being a roots music label ought to be Turnip or Rhutabaga, but these look like some great stuff.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

problem with my AOL email

I don't know why, but my AOL mail won't load. For a while I could see the list of email that has come in, with sender and subject information, but I couldn't open any -- or delete any either. Now all I can see is that I have eleven new messages (at present). It was acting up yesterday and I did get to the mail a couple times, but now I can't get anything. It just goes on saying it is loading, ad infinitum.
---Anyone sending me email now, please use my cdrummbks at address. Thanks! (I have also changed my address for receiving Paypal funds to that address too.)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

new title from Stark House

Here today:
Brewer, Gil A DEVIL FOR O'SHAUGNESSY / THE THREE-WAY SPLIT, Stark House Noir Classics, 1/08, (An all new novel, never before in print, together with one of his classic noirs from 1960 plus three rare short stories), new 14.95

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