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, September 4, 2015


  1. Eszterhas, Joe HOLLYWOOD ANIMAL: A Memoir, Knopf '04, First Edition [stated], (will shock you and make you laugh; 740 pages), ex-libr else vg in laminated dj (clean, readable copy)[list price: $26.95] $4
  2. (Jeff VanderMeer) THE EXCHANGE by Nicholas Sporlender, Hoegbotton & Sons, (2001), (1st), (Ambergris novella; Illustrated by Louis Verden [Eric Schaller]), very small unpaginated booklet in envelope, saddle-stapled, new [no list price] $15 
  3. Boston, Bruce SKIN TRADES, Chris Drumm/Drumm Booklet #31, 10/88, 1st, (story collection by eminent speculative poet; Koszowski illus; 64 pages), 4x7" saddle-stapled booklet, new [list price: $3.50] $5
  4. Leiber, Fritz A PAIL OF AIR, Ballantine U2216, 7/64, (PBO; stories, including a couple that bring one up with a startling lurch), vg+ [list price: 50¢] $5
  5. Steele, Allen COYOTE FRONTIER, Ace 01357, 12/06, (A Novel of the Interstellar Colonization), new, [list price: $7.99] $4

Blog Archive

Chris Drumm Books notes

Locus Online Blinks

Used books, out-of-print books, rare books at Biblio