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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

more newly cataloged books

Well, I haven't been doing a very good job of cataloging five books a day and religiously adding the listings here -- not even the first day I resolved it. Nevertheless, here's what I've managed since last posting:
RECENTLY ARRIVED NEW BOOKS [scroll down for recently-arrived used books]:
Parker, Rosalie (ed) STRANGE TALES: Volume III, Tartarus '09, 1st, (seventeen brand new stories, representing the very best of contemporary weirdness, ranging from the mythical terror of Adam Golaski's 'The Great Blind God Passing Through Us', to John Gaskin's assured ghost story, 'Party Talk', in which an elderly lady tells her disturbing tale), new in dj 50.00
POSTSCRIPTS: The A to Z of Fantastic Fiction #14, PS, spr/08, one of 200 copies SIGNED by 11 participants (this copy with number line blank), new no dj as issued (pictorial boards) 50.00
Walton, Jo SIBYLS & SPACESHIPS, NESFA, 2/09, 1st edn, one of 250 copies, (poetry chapbook; includes a section of works commissioned for the John M. Ford Endowment Fund, Jo's entertaining Nigerian Spam poems, "Three Bears Norse," and dozens more of her works addressing subjects both timeless and topical), 46-page booklet, new 12.00
Walton, Jo LIFELODE, NESFA, 2/09, 1st trade edn, #457 of 800 copies, (this Boskone 46 Guest of Honor book is a unique fantasy novel; Sharyn November intro), new in dj 25.00

USED BOOKS (and earlier new-book listings):
Tor 51371 Jordan, Robert THE DRAGON REBORN, 15th, (Wheel of Time 3; sequel to The Great Hunt; 701 pages), vg 3.00
Tor 52047 Bear, Greg EON, 13th, (hard SF epic), vg $2
Tor 52481 Bear, Greg LEGACY, 6/96, (prequel to Eon), vg $3
Adams, Douglas DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, BBC Radio ('07), Full-Cast Dramatization, (audio book), 3 CDs (3 hrs 40 min), discs look fine, generally vg+ in paper box 12.00
Arnold, Matthew ESSAYS IN CRITICISM: Second Series, Macmillan (London), Eversley Series, 10th('08) [1908], (the last volume the author put together, and it contains some of his ripest, best, most interesting writing; on the study of poetry, Milton, Thomas Gray, Keats, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Tolstoi, and Amiel), g-vg 6.00

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