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 28, 2011

book cataloged

Here's another book I neglected to catalog when if first came in:
Keene, Day DEAD DOLLS DON'T TALK / HUNT THE KILLER / TOO HOT TO HOLD: Three Complete Thrillers, Stark House Mystery Classics, 1st thus, 8/11, (pb originals first published in 1951 & 1959; David Laurence Wilson intro), new 23.95
---I've canceled my standing order with Stark House (too many cheaper copies on Amazon), but not without a degree of regret. The link above is to the publisher's description, here's a link to my covershot of the original pb edition of Dead Girls Don't Talk. Also, I see that I have one for Too Hot to Hold as well.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

new arrival

Book here today:

Hirschhorn-Smith, John (ed) DELICATE TOXINS: A Collection of Strange Tales (An Anthology Inspired by Hanns Heinz Ewers), Side Real '11, 1st, one of 350 numbered copies, (all new tales taking the life, work and cultural milieu of Hanns Heinz Ewers as their inspiration), new no dj as issued (pictorial boards) 50.00 [discount, if any, to be determined when I receive invoice]

Also, this:
SPACE AND TIME #115, fall/11, (Don D'Ammassa, Kim Antieau, Robert Jeschonek; Harry Turtledove interview; etc.), new 5.00 -- on hand too are nos. 114 and 113, not yet cataloged, but not exactly at hand right now. I'm sure they will turn up!

feed fix

I see that the Locus Blinks feed at the bottom of this page needs to be updated. I haven't been around these premises much lately. I bet plenty more needs to be updated as well. Google tells me this is a popular site -- an assertion that if true actually kind of shames me -- and they want me to join their Adsense program. If it were a cash cow I'm sure I'd do it, but I really don't know what kind of a cow it might be. I doubt cash. So I haven't bothered. Meanwhile I will try to dicker around with this site -- not to add visuals, you can find those everywhere else you look -- but to maybe fix or update links or feeds that have been too long neglected -- and maybe add content sometimes.

Now I've removed the "Shared Items" feed that was here, because that's been phased out by Google. My current "sharings" (read time wastings) can be found as +1s.  All my previously shared crap can be downloaded in a handy zip file, openable in a web browser, I assume (i.e. a bunch of tiny .html files) -- if you really get the urge. I haven't, as of yet. Anyone giving it a go, if you select all and then hit "open", let me know what happens -- but don't blame me if a thousand tabs or windows are created. Update: I just tried selecting four and indeed four windows popped open. I guess there's no limit to how many you can open and it would probably be pretty quick, but if you have to close them all by hand one at a time, it might not be a good idea to go the whole hog route.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Long time no post, I know.

Long time no post, I know. I've been referred to as "the late Chris Drumm" and I can imagine why. I wonder myself sometimes. There's probably plenty to catch up on or try to explain away, but I'd rather start getting in the habit of at least pasting book listings as they occur. I could dump a clump from my new listings document, and maybe I will, but for now, here's the first of what I hope to be several:

Aickman, Rober & Elizabeth Jane Howard WE ARE FOR THE DARK: Six Ghost Stories, Tartarus '11, limited to 350 copies, (three stories each by the two authors; first published in 1951; new intro by R.B. Russell is based on interview with the surviving author; 258+xii pages), new in dj 50.00

And a used book:
Ballantine U6128 Gross, Henry (interviews conducted by...) THE FLOWER PEOPLE, 5/68, (PBO; hippies in NYC's East Village, 1967; 16 pages of photographs), fr-g (decent reading copy) 8.00

I'm also revising/revisiting older listings as the books cross my lap, adding links to covershots. These I hope to be able to remember to paste in my Notes blog that should have a feed below.

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