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.

Friday, February 7, 2014

back to business?

Let's see how this goes. These are the books that happen to be sitting beside me at the moment. I'm listing them on amazon, and (with photo), but I will also list them here. I've been horrid at answering email inquiries, so I won't say to get in touch with me directly to buy them. You can try if you want, but like I say...
I'll try to keep at the cataloguing. I've been all too lax about doing any listing lately.
I'm not putting these in my moribund Google Documents catalog listings. Those are still posted but mainly for archival interest now. They are outdated and I haven't been deleting entries for sold books in quite some time.
I won't be adding much by way of describing what the book is about or its contents, since that kind of information can be easily had elsewhere on the Interwebs.
This here is one box. Next box/new post:
  • Auster, Paul THE NEW YORK TRILOGY, Green Integer 152, '08, 1st Green Integer edn, (collects City of Glass, Ghosts & The Locked Room), (580 pages + 7-page Green Integer catalog), ex-libr else g-vg (binding crack pages not loose) no dj (pictorial boards) [list price: $29.95]
  • Dreiser, Theodore SISTER CARRIE, Signet Classic CT86, 7th printing, (Willard Thorp afterword), g-vg $2 [list price 75¢]
  • 0345368754 Eco, Umberto FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM, Ballantine 36875, 12/90, 1st printing of this edn, vg $2 [list price: $6.95]
  • 9780451233936 Coben, Harlan LIVE WIRE, Signet 23393, 3/12, g-vg $2 [list price: $9.99]
  • 0515123471 Francis, Dick 10 LB. PENALTY, Jove, 10/98, 1st printing, vg $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 9780307454782 Yates, Richard REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, Vintage Contemporaries 45478, 1/09, 1st printing of this edn, (movie tie), vg-f $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • Hart, Johnny B.C. STRIKES BACK, Fawcett Crest k876, 12/65, 1st Fawcett Crest printing, (cartoons), vg $6 [list price: 50¢]
  • 0451188462 King, Stephen DESPERATION, Signet 18446, 9th printing, (547 pages), vg-f $3 [list price: $7.99]
  • 0140431179 Stevenson, Robert Louis DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE and Other Stories, Penguin Classics, 9th('87), (Jenni Calder [ed, intro, notes]), vg+ $2 [list price: $2.95]
  • 0330241990 Yeats, W.B. SELECTED POETRY, Pan Classics, 6th('79), (A. Norman Jeffares [ed, intro, notes]), fr-g $2 [list price: £1.25]
  • 0345428676 Denning, Troy STAR WARS® The New Jedi Order: STAR BY STAR, Lucas Books/Del Rey, 10/02, 1st mass-market edn, (605 pages + unpaginated preview of Destiny's Way + Star Wars Timeline of Trade Paperbacks and Graphic Novels), vg-f $2 [list price: $7.50]
  • 0812575466 Brandon, Jay SLIVER MOON: A New Chris Sinclair Thriller, Tor, 5/04, 1st mass-market edn, vg (store label over barcode, otherwise "like new") $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 0440304245 Manchester, William AMERICAN CAESAR: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964, Dell Laurel, 15th printing, (960 pages; photos; notes; index), vg+ $3 [list price: $6.95]
  • 0140431403 Richardson, Samuel PAMELA; or, Virtue Rewarded, Penguin Classics 3140, 7th printing, (Peter Sabor [ed]; Margaret A. Doody [intro]), g-vg (small tear from front two pages, evidently to remove previous owner's name, no text missing; vg otherwise) $2 [list price: $6.95]
  • 0812545338 Masterton, Graham THE CHOSEN CHILD, Tor, 1/02, 1st mass-market edn, vg+ (almost "like new") $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 0451516184 Dostoevsky, Fyodor THE IDIOT, Signet Classic CE618, 8th printing, (new translation by Henry & Olga Carlisle, with an introduction by Harold Rosenberg), g-vg (cover creases) $2 [list price: $2.50]
  • 0765357720 Clark, Francis WAKING BRIGID, Tor, 3/09, 1st mass-market edn, vg-f $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • 0886776686 Rawn, Melanie EXILES volume 1: THE RUINS OF AMBRAI, DAW Collector No. 966, 11/95, (839 pages), vg $3 [list price: $5.99]
  • 014044033X Rousseau, Jean-Jacques THE CONFESSIONS, 20th('88), (J.M. Cohen [translator & intro]), a few margin markings, g-vg $3 [list price: $5.95]
  • 0743474325 McCammon, Robert SPEAKS THE NIGHTBIRD, Pocket 7432, 9/03, (Judgment of the Witch #1), vg $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • 0345305116 Foster, Alan Dean FOR LOVE OF MOTHER-NOT, Del Rey, 3/83, 1st edn, (PBO; in Flinx series), vg $2 [list price: $2.95]
  • 0843953535 Collins, Max Allan TWO FOR THE MONEY, Hard Case HCC-005, 11/04, (revised versions of author's first two published novels: Bait Money and Blood Money; the first two in Nolan series), vg $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • 0553270885 Campbell, Joseph MYTHS TO LIVE BY, Bantam New Age 27088, 18th printing, vg $2 [list price: $4.95]
  • 0812541642 Robinson, Frank M. WAITING, Tor 54164, 2nd printing, g-vg $2 [list price: $7.99]
  • Marcus Aurelius/Epictetus MEDITATIONS/ENCHIRIDION, Gateway 6026, ?(10/60), (©'56; g (cover crease, browned pages. previous owner's name, underlining in "The Enchiridion", otherwise vg) $2
  • 0451186591 Nasaw, Jonathan SHADOWS, Signet AE8659, 10/98, 1st Signet printing, (A novel of erotic suspense), g-vg $2 [list price: $6.99]
  • Homer THE ODYSSEY: The Story of Ulysses, Mentor MD92, 16th(3/61), (translated by W.H.D. Rouse), vg $4 [list price: 50¢]
  • 0671828355 Bishop, Michael EYES OF FIRE, Pocket 82835, 1/80, 1st printing, (PBO), vg (crease in corner of cover) $2 [list price: $2.25]
  • 0425043657 Bester, Alfred THE STARS MY DESTINATION, Berkley 04365, 7th printing, vg+ $4 [list price: $2.25]
  • 0425021181 AbĂ©, Kobo INTER ICE AGE 4, Berkley N2118, 2nd(7/72), vg+ $8 [list price: 95¢]
  • 0140431047 Gaskell, Elizabeth CRANFORD/COUSIN PHILLIS, Penguin Classics, (Peter Keating [editor, intro & notes]), 2nd('88), vg $2
  • 080481032X Kalakalia, His Hawaiian Majesty King David THE LEGENDS AND MYTHS OF HAWAII: The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People, Tuttle, 14th('79), vg+ $3 [list: $6.75]
  • 0671454439 Sucharitkul, Somtow THE AQUILIAD, Timescape 45443, 12/83, 1st printing, (PBO), vg $2 [list price: $2.95]
  • 0140443851 (Anonymous) THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING and Other Works, Penguin Classics 044385, 2nd('80), (new edn: adds The Epistle of Privy Counsel, Dionysius' Mystical Teaching and The Epistle of Prayer; Clifton Wolters, translator & intro), vg $3 [list price: $3.50]
  • 0140430776 Dickens, Charles AMERICAN NOTES, The Penguin English Library, Penguin EL77, '72, 1st printing, (Edited by Arnold Goldman/John Whitley), vg+ $4 [list price: $2.85]
  • Stendhal THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA, Signet Classic CT144, 9/62, 1st printing, (Moncrieff trans; Jacques Barzun afterword), vg+ $3 [list price: 75¢]
  • Montaigne ESSAYS & BELLES LETTRES in 3 vols., Everyman's Library Nos. 440-2, Dent/Dutton '46/4th('38)/4th('38), (reprint; glossary; 8-page list of 981 Everyman Library volumes appended), orange cloth, no djs, vg (with some light pencil underlining and marginalia), all three volumes, as a set 30.00
  • 0441750451 Reynolds, Mack SATELLITE CITY, Ace 75045, ('75), (PBO), vg+ $3 [list price: $1.25]
  • 0671832212 Busby, F.M. THE DEMU TRILOGY, Pocket 83221, 3/80, (PBO; collects Cage a Man, The Proud Enemy & End of the Line + "The Learning of Eeshta"; 522 pages), vg-f $5 [list price: $2.50]
  • 0192817361 Dumas fils, Alexandre LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS, World's Classics/Oxford, 6th printing, (Translated with an Introduction by David Coward), mark through barcode, vg $2 [list price: $8.95]
  • 0394172930 Lawrence, D.H. LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, Black Cat/Evergreen/Grove Press, 13th printing, (Introduction by Mark Shorer; Preface by Archibald Macleish), g-vg $2 [list price: $1.95]
  • 0812513940 Jordan, Robert CONAN THE DEFENDER, Tor, 7th printing, vg $3 [list price: $3.95]
  • 0394714474 Silverberg, Robert BORN WITH THE DEAD: Three Novellas About the Spirit of Man, Vintage V-447, 6/75, 1st Vintage edn, remainder punch hole, vg $3 [list price: $1.95]
  • Dostoevsky, Fyodor THREE SHORT NOVELS OF DOSTOEVSKY, Anchor A195, A Doubleday Anchor Original, ©'60 (no statement of printing), (collects The Double, Notes from the Underground & The Eternal Husband; Translated by Constance Garnett; Revised and edited by Avrahm Yarmolinsky; Gorey cover art; 460 pp + 9 pages of Anchor Books catalog), ink underlining in Notes from the Underground and penciled x-marks in catalog), g-vg $4 [list price: $1.45]
  • Berenstains, Stanley & Janice IT'S STILL IN THE FAMILY, Dell 4136, 10/63, 1st Dell printing, (orig: Dutton '61; cartoons), vg $5 [list price: 40¢]
  • 0140443061 HINDU MYTHS, Penguin Classics, 6th('84), (translated by Wendy O'Flaherty), vg+ $3 [list price: $4.95]

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