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.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

books listed

I was surprised to notice I had a bunch of books added to the catalog that I have yet to publish. These listings go back a ways. I've been seriously remiss in getting things listed. Most of them have been in my Catalog Data but not yet published in this blog (which probably is more likely to show up in searches). I have a somewhat improved set-up here now that I hope will spur me to get back to work. We'll see about that. There's a lot of work to do. For now, though, here are these:

Blackwood, Algernon JIMBO / THE EDUCATION OF UNCLE PAUL: Two Complete Novels, Stark House Supernatural Classics, 1/07, 1st edn thus, (Mike Ashley intro), ex-libr else vg+ 8.00 (ISBN: 1933586133)

Boyer, Richard L. THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Giant Rat of Sumatra, Titan, 3/11, 1st Titan edn, (©1976, 2011; faithful to the original Arthur Conan Doyle style, and keeps you on the edge of your seat), vg-f 6.00 [ISBN: 9781848568600]

Bradbury, Ray GREEN SHADOWS, WHITE WHALE, Knopf '92, 1st edn, vg-f in dj 16.00 (ISBN: 0394578783)

Breuer, Miles J. THE MAN WITH THE STRANGE HEAD and Other Early Science Fiction Stories, Bison/University of Nebraska ('08), (reprints stories from Amazing Stories and other pulp magazines of the 1920s & 1930s; Michael R. Page intro; bibliography; 431 pages), vg-f 12.00 (ISBN: 9780803215870)

Cossé, Laurence A NOVEL BOOKSTORE, Europa, 3rd('10), (enthralling fable for lovers of good books and a heartfelt tribute to fine bookselling; translated from the French by Alison Anderson), vg-f 6.00 [ISBN: 9781933372822]

Eddison, E.R. THE WORM OUROBOROS, Dover ('06). (photo-reprint of 1922 Cape edn; ranks as the Iliad of heroic fantasy; Keith Henderson illus), vg-f 6.00 [ISBN: 9780486447407]

Gardiner, Philip THE BOND CODE: The Dark World of Ian Fleming and James Bond, New Page/Career Press ('08), (remarkable story of how Fleming's association with the occult world led him to create a masterful series of clever clues, ciphers, and codes within his books; notes, bibliography, index), vg-f 12.00 (ISBN: 9781601630049)

Gogol, Nikolai THE COLLECTED TALES, Everyman's Library/Knopf. Third Printing (US), (translated by Richar Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky; 425 pages), vg-f in dj 10.00 [ISBN: 9780307269690]

Kuttner, Henry THE LAST MIMZY: Stories, Del Rey '07, (originally published as The Best of Henry Kuttner in 1975; title story is movie tie-in; Ray Bradbury intro), vg-f 8.00 [ISBN: 9780345497550]

Moore, C.L. BLACK GOD'S KISS, Planet Stories/Paizo '07, 1st printing, (Jirel of Joiry stories, first published in Weird Tales in 1934; Suzy McKee Charnas intro), vg-f 10.00 [ISBN: 9781601250452]

Moore, C.L. NORTHWEST OF EARTH: The Complete Northwest Smith, Planet Stories/Paizo '08, 1st, (science fiction's original outlaw!; C.J. Cherryh intro), vg-f 12.50 [ISBN: 9781601250810]

Unibook no # Neville, Kris INVADERS ON THE MOON, nd('74?), (An intriguing novel of the very possible; The Malignant Satellite), g-vg 2.50

Palmer, Christopher PHILIP K. DICK: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern, Liverpool University Press '03, 1st (hc variant), (discusses Dick's work from historical and formal points of view), vg-f in dj 25.00 [ISBN: 0853236186]

Murray, Andy INTO THE UNKNOWN: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale, Headpress '08, (the first book to examine the work of a key figure in popular culture; Quatermass was but the tip of the iceberg), vg-f 25.00 (ISBN: 1900486504)

Riggs, Ransom THE SHERLOCK HOLMES HANDBOOK: The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective, Quirk ('09), 1st, (full of fascinating how-to skills and evocative illustrations), vg-f no dj as issued (decorative boards) 10.00 [ISBN: 9781594744297]

Pocket 77726 Russell, John Robert SAR, 5/74, (PBO; A fantastic novel of space-age barbarianism and raw adventure; Earth - after civilization's collapse), vg 2.00 (isbn: 0671777262)

Sims, Maynard FLAME & Other Enigmatic Tales, Sarob '12, one of 170 numbered copies, (Six darkly enigmatic and chilling stories), new no dj as issued (pictorial boards) 39.50 (isbn: 9782953770636) [discount: 15%]

Stoker, Dacre & Ian Holt DRACULA: The Un-Dead, Dutton, 10/09, 1st, (The Sequel to the Original Classic), vg-f in dj 6.00

Vachss, Andrew HAIKU, Vintage Crime, 11/10, 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard edn, (outcasts try to save schizophrenic's library), vg-f 6.00 [isbn: 9780307475282]

Van Vogt, A.E. TRANSGALACTIC, Baen, 10/06, 1st edn thus, (for the first time, the entire Clane saga, told in the two novels Empire of the Atom and The Wizard of Linn; also includes Mission to the Stars, plus the two Ezwal stories in the War Against the Rull series, chronicling the struggle of one man to convince a feral but intelligent species to join with humanity in the battle against a mutual enemy; Eric Flint & David Drake [eds]), vg-f 15.00 [ISBN: 9781416520894]

Washington, Peter (ed) GHOST STORIES, Everyman's Pocket Classics '08, (chilling classic tales), f in dj 8.00

Penguin 1931 White, T.H. THE GOSHAWK, '79, (Penguin Modern Classics edn; masterful account of the author's training of a hawk; strangely like some of the 18th-century stories of seduction), g (ex-libr with plasticized cover, text clean and eminently readable) 2.00 [isbn 0140019316]

Bantam N7234 Wilhelm, Kate ABYSS: Two Novellas, 11/73, (A mind-shock journey through an alternate universe), vg 3.50 (isbn: 055307234X)

Wright, Ernest Vincent GADSBY, Ramble House '10, Fourth Ramble House Edition (POD), (reprint of 1939 novel written entirely without the letter 'e'), vg-f 10.00

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