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.

Monday, April 21, 2008

new arrivals from Ash-Tree

Here today:
Jerome, Jerome K. CITY OF THE SEA and Other Ghost Stories, Ash-Tree, 3/08, 1st, one of 400 copies, (marks the first occasion on which all of Jerome K. Jerome's 'ghost' stories have been collected in one volume; Edited, with an introduction by Jessica Amanda Salmonson), new in dj 49.00
Also, last week a couple titles came in that I didn't get a chance to catalog immediately:
Ingulphus (Arthur Gray, Master of Jesus College) TEDIOUS BRIEF TALES OF GRANTA AND GRAMARYE, Ash-Tree, 2/08, one of 400 copies, (first published in 1919; includes all of the illustrations by E. Joyce Shillington Scales from the original edition, and also presents additional material, including two fascinating papers presented by Arthur Gray to the Cambridge Antiquarian Society; Rosemary Pardoe & Mark Valentine intro), new in dj 47.00

Taylor, John Alfred HELL IS MURKY: Twenty Strange Tales, Ash-Tree, 1/08, 1st, one of 400 copies, (four of the stories see their first publication here; set in locations as far apart as the Los Angeles freeway system and the Scottish Higlands; author's first collection), new in dj 49.00
(discount: 20%)

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