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, 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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