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, November 17, 2008

used and "as new" books cataloged

Here are the latest books added to the catalog. It feels funny adding non-fantastical books to the inventory, but I'm doing it anyway:
  • Shirer, William L. THE NIGHTMARE YEARS, 1930-1940: A Memoir of a Life and the Times, Little Brown '84, 1st edn?, (20th Century Journey vol. 2; includes indexes; 654 pages), ex-libr else vg in dj 5.00
  • Remnick, David KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, Random House, 8th, ex-libr else vg in dj 4.00
  • Crichton, Michael TIMELINE, Knopf '99, 1st trade edn, (about historians who time travel to 14th-century France), vg+ in dj 10.00
  • King, Stephen SONG OF SUSANNAH: The Dark Tower VI, Donald M. Grant ('04), 1st trade edn, (Darrell Anderson illus; 413 pages), vg+ in dj 18.00
  • Bradley, Marion Zimmer THE MISTS OF AVALON, Del Rey, 27th, (The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne...; 876 pagest), vg 4.00
  • Barker, Clive IMAJICA, HarperCollins '91, 1st (US) edn, (a novel of vast panoramas and imntimate, obsessive passions; 824 pages), vg in dj 10.00
  • Barker, Clive SACRAMENT, HarperCollins '96, 1st edn, (troubling and passionate masterwork), remainder mark, vg+ in dj 5.00
  • Connelly, Michael THE CLOSERS, Little Brown, 5/05, 1st edn, (spellbinding thriller), vg+ in dj 3.00
  • Coben, Harlan THE INNOCENT, Book Club, (mystery), vg-f in dj 3.00
  • Dick, Philip K. THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, Vintage, 5th, (Hugo-winning novel), vg+ $6
  • Coe, Michael D. THE MAYA: Third Edition, Thames and Hudson, 2nd('86), (with 141 illustrations), ex-libr else g 3.00
  • Boyle, T. Coraghessan TALK TALK, Viking '06, 1st, (a novel), as new in dj 10.00
  • Tosches, Nick KING OF THE JEWS, Ecco '05, 1st edn, (sprawling biography of Arnold Rothstein), as new in dj 10.00
  • Rankin, Ian THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES, Orion '05, 1st thus, (collects A Good Hanging, Beggars Banquet, plus a brand new Inspector Rebus story; 529 pages), as new in dj 12.00
  • Wharton, Edith THE PORTABLE EDITH WHARTON, Penguin Classics, 3rd, (656 pages), as new 5.00
  • Glass, Ira (ed) THE NEW KINGS OF NONFICTION, Riverhead, 10/07, 1st, (some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction), remainder mark, as new 5.00
  • Baxter, Stephen AGES IN CHAOS: James Hutton and the Discovery of Deep Time, Forge, 8/06, 1st pb, (farmer's son from Scotland who changed our view of humanity's place in the universe foerever), as new 5.00
  • Thurlo, David & Aimée BLOOD RETRIBUTION, Forge, 9/04, 1st edn, (A David Nez Novel; second in series about Navajo vampire), as new in dj 4.00
  • Henry, April LEARNING TO FLY, Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, 4th, (thriller), as new in dj 4.00
  • Primack, Joel R. & Nancy Ellen Abrams THE VIEW FROM THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos, Riverhead, 8/07, 1st pb, remainder mark, (deeply inspiring book that should be required reading for everyone; posits that humans actually are central to the universe in unexpected ways), as new 5.00
  • Iyengar, B.K.S. LIGHT ON LIFE: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, Rodale '05, 1st (pb variant), (rich in philosophy and methodology by one of the world's masters), as new 5.00
  • Gamow, George MR. TOMPKINS GETS SERIOUS: The Essential George Gamow, Pi '06, 1st, (The Masterpiece Science Edition; classic writings by the theorist behind the Big Bang and the cracking of DNA), as new in dj 6.00
  • Kimmelman, Michael THE ACCIDENTAL MASTERPIECE: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa, Penguin, 5th, (surprisingly refreshing view of art and artists by chief art critic of NY Times), as new in dj 6.00
  • Kaplan, Michael & Ellen Kaplan CHANCES ARE...: Adventures in Probability, Viking, 2nd, (charts one of humanity's most ambitious and poignant endeavors: the struggle against randomness; wonderfully erudite), as new in dj 6.00
  • Oerter, Robert THE THEORY OF ALMOST EVERYTHING: The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics, Pi, 2nd, (tour de force of science writing), as new in dj 7.00
  • Dunning, John TWO O'CLOCK, EASTERN WARTIME, Scribner '01, 1st, (is like going to radio lovers heaven), label over barcode, as new in dj 5.00
  • Griffiths, Jay WILD: An Elemental Journey, Tarcher/Penguin '06, 1st, (stunning exploration of all that is untamed and unnamed; includes bibliographical references and index), remainder mark, as new in dj 6.00

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