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.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

books added to biblio listings

As well as to my own catalog listings, these older pre-ISBN paperbacks have also been added to my biblio listings, where my covershot images have also been uploaded to accompany the descriptions:
  • Ace Double D-517 Simak, Clifford / Chandler, A. Bertram THE TROUBLE WITH TYCHO / BRING BACK YESTERDAY, ('61), (PBOs), vg+ (small price sticker) 4.00
  • Ace Double F-117 Chandler, A. Bertram / Bradley, Marion Zimmer RENDEZVOUS ON A LOST WORLD / THE DOOR THROUGH SPACE, ('61), (PBOs; Prisoners of a Cybernetic Paradise / Beware of the 4-D demons), vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
  • Ace Double F-123 Silverberg, Robert / Brackett, Leigh COLLISION COURSE / THE NEMESIS FROM TERRA, ('61), (PBOs), g $2; vg (small price sticker) $3; vg+ 5.00
  • Ace Double F-133 Chandler, A Bertram / Brunner, John THE RIM OF SPACE / SECRET AGENT OF TERRA, ('62), (the Brunner half is a PBO; blurb: Vultures from the A-Power orbit), g-vg $3; vg (small price label) $4; vg-f 5.00
  • Ace Double F-153 Bradley, Marion Zimmer THE SWORD OF ALDONES / THE PLANET SAVERS, ('62), (PBOs; Darkover), g-vg 3.50
  • Ace Double F-187 Brackett, Leigh / Wallis, G. McDonald ALPHA CENTAURI OR DIE! / LEGEND OF LOST EARTH, ('63), (PBOs; Robot alert - stop that starship! / Only traitors talk of Terra), vg+ 5.00
  • Ace Double F-215 Brunner, John /Roberts, Jane LISTEN! THE STARS! / THE REBELLERS, ('63), (PBOs; Tune in on eternity - and disappear / The Population Explosion conspiracy), g-vg (small price label) $3; vg 4.00
  • Ace Double F-242 Brunner, John CASTAWAYS WORLD / THE RITES OF OHE, ('63), (PBOs), vg+ (small price label) 4.00
  • Ace Double G-592 Brunner, John / Rackham, John A PLANET OF YOUR OWN / THE BEASTS OF KOHL, ('66), (PBOs), vg+ 4.00
  • Ace Double M-141 Vance, Jack THE MANY WORLDS OF MAGNUS RIDOLPH / THE BRAINS OF EARTH, ('66), (PBOs), vg+ (small price sticker) $7; vg+ 8.00
  • Ace F-320 Woodcott, Keith (=John Brunner) THE MARTIAN SPHINX, ('65), (PBO; Was it a message from Mars or an interplanetary trap?), vg (small price sticker) $3; vg-f 4.00
  • Ace G-664 Brunner, John BORN UNDER MARS, ('67), (PBO; The two branches of humanity converged on the Red Planet), g-vg (small price sticker) $2; vg 3.00
  • Ace G-669 Brackett, Leigh THE COMING OF THE TERRANS, ('67), (PBO; Could Earthmen stand against the forgotten sicnece of the Red Planet?), vg+ (small price sticker) $4; vg-f 5.00
  • Ace G-688 Vance, Jack CITY OF THE CHASCH, ('68), (PBO; Planet of Adventure #1), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
  • Ace S- 90 Williams, Robert Moore THE CHAOS FIGHTERS, ('55), (PBO; People were disappearing into space!; For Sale -- Homo Sapiens!), fr-g $2; g $3; vg (small price label) 4.00
  • Ballantine U6035 Brunner, John THE SQUARES OF THE CITY, 12/65, (PBO; sociological SF), g-vg $2; vg 3.00
  • Berkley F1003 Vance, Jack THE KILLING MACHINE, 11/64, (PBO; Demon Princes #2), vg 4.00
  • Dell 0441 Vance, Jack THE ANOME, 3/73, (Durdane #1), vg (small price sticker) $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 4.50
  • Lancer 72-761 Williamson, Jack THE REIGN OF WIZARDRY, '64, (PBO; The magic of the dark one enslaved the world...Theseus alone stood against it; A classic of the Unknown; orig: 1940), vg $3; vg+ (price sticker) $4; vg-f 5.00
  • Lancer 72-809 Williams, Robert Moore ZANTHAR AT MOON'S MADNESS, '68, (PBO; Zanthar #2; Men vanished when the mutant maidens attacked - but only Zanthar knew that the entire universe was in peril!), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
  • Lancer 73-644 Williams, Robert Moore VIGILANTE--21st CENTURY, '67, (orig; Super-scientific weapons gave organized criminals an advantage the law couldn't match -- until one brave man fought back), vg 2.00
  • Paperback Library 52-811 Vale, Rena BEYOND THE SEALED WORLD, 6/65, (PBO; A remarkable novel of concurrent worlds struggling for survival - and conquest! - in some future time), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
  • Paperback Library 63-479 Vale, Rena THE DAY AFTER DOOMSDAY, 11/70, (PBO; A Fantasy of Time Travel; What mysterious power chose this strange group of people to rebuild the shattered world?), vg+ 3.00
---I haven't figured out how to keep the covershots from being up-ended by the upload to biblio, but I'm pleased with their zoom feature.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

new arrival from Spectre Library

Here today:
Rousseau, Victor THE DEVIL CHAIR, Spectre Library '08, one of 200 numbered copies, (A Chronicle of the Strange Adventures of John Haynes and His Gyroscope Vehicle; hitherto unreprinted series first published in 1914 in various newspapers; Mike Ashley intro), new in dj 40.00
(discount: 20%)

Monday, August 4, 2008

newly cataloged books listed

Sure enough, I've been an abject failure in my plan to add newly cataloged books to this blog more or less as they get written. From various piles underfoot that past several days I have managed to list a few. These:
  • Lumley, Brian BEST MYTHOS TALES: Volumes One and Two (THE TAINT and Other Novellas & HAGGOPIAN and Other Stories), Subterranean '07-8, 1st edns, SIGNED "Deluxe Hardcover Edition", (previously uncollected), the pair, as a set, as new in djs 65.00
  • Berkley F905 Vance, Jack THE STAR KING, 4/64, (PBO; Demon Princes #1), g-vg $3; vg 4.00
  • Ace Double M-125a/b Vance, Jack MONSTERS IN ORBIT / THE WORLD BETWEEN and Other Stories, ('65), (origs), vg+ 7.50
  • Lancer 73094 Williams, Robert Moore ZANTHAR OF THE MANY WORLDS, '67, (orig; brilliant electronics translated to another world by strange, subatomic energy vortex, where it's do...or die!; first book in Zanthar series), vg 3.00
  • Ace pb 84600 Carr, Terry (ed) UNIVERSE 1, ('71), (orig; never-before-published science fiction stories; first-rate), vg+ (price label) 4.00
  • Ace Double M-115 Brunner, John THE REPAIRMEN OF CYCLOPS/ENIGMA FROM TANTALUS, ('65), (origs), vg+ 4.50
  • Pinnacle 00010 Britain, Dan THE GODMAKERS, ('70), (orig; will make you squirm; whether you believe or don't believe in Survival of the Spriit - ESP - Telepathy - this book is a MUST READ!), vg+ 2.00
  • Cheever, John THE STORIES OF JOHN CHEEVER, Book Club, nd, (694 pages), trade pb, vg 3.00
  • Oates, Joyce Carol (ed) AMERICAN GOTHIC TALES, Book Club ('96), (the definitive collection of chilling American fiction; Hawthorne, Poe, Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Bradbury, Anne Rice, Straub, King, and 38 others; 548 pages), vg+ in dj 3.00
  • Simenon, Georges THE MURDERER, Thorndike Large Print, nd, (psychological novel), ex-libr else vg (pictorial boards) 4.00
  • Mazzeo, Henry (ed) HAUNTINGS: Tales of the Supernatural, Book Club, ('68), (none of these stories is a spoof, but a comic undercurrent accompanies the chills in some; Derleth, Lovecraft, Bloch, Wellman, etc.; Gorey illus), vg in dj 3.00
  • Mailer, Norman THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, Owl/Holt, 4th, (great WWII novel; the debut of a prodigal and brilliant American talent), fr-g (reading copy) 4.00
  • Spectra 58903 Ryan, C.J. BURDENS OF EMPIRE, 9/07, (orig; final book in gorgeous and sexy Gloria VanDeen series), publicity release laid in, f 3.00
  • Spectra 58905 Bear, Elizabeth UNDERTOW, 2nd, (The tide is turning...; hard-edged, gritty, and wonderfully inventive military sf story that deals with international politics in a world greatly altered by global warming), publicity release laid in, f5.00
  • DAW 1355 Cherryh, C.J. PRETENDER, 2/07, (The exciting sequel to Destroyer; in Foreigner series), f 5.00
  • Tor UK 41160 Asher, Neal THE VOYAGE OF THE SABLE KEECH, '06, (PBO; ancient hive mind, ennui of immortality, nanochanger resurrection, Spatterjay virus, etc.), f 12.00
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