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.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I know. I know. I know.

I've been horrid about answering emails, posting to blog, etc. etc. etc. It's not advertant that's for sure. Me getting old and lazy? No excuse. I'm just good at putting things off. And putting them off. Seemingly forever. But I am trying to mend my ways. Problem is everything doesn't happen all at once. I can take care of one thing but that still leaves 99 more things I'm still leaving let slide. I don't like to be proclaiming intentions -- rather be just getting things done. Too often I don't follow through on things I say will do. I know this makes me kind of crumby person to deal with. But like I say, I'm trying to mend my ways. If you are someone who thinks I've totally forgotten about them, you are probably wrong, despite how it seems. I'm trying to work toward getting to you, but you can still send me a message to let me know you are still waiting on me -- it might even get me stirring in the right direction.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

word from Ash-Tree Press

No sooner do I post the grab-bag list of latest-cataloged books than I hear from Ash-Tree (in the form of invoice pdfs) that two new titles are now on the way here:

latest book listings

Let's see how many new listings I may have managed since last time I dragged some over here from my New Arrivals listings.
---Here are the new books (in order of cataloging):
  • Valentine, Mark & John Howard THE COLLECTED CONNOISSEUR, Tartarus '10, 1st thus, (collects all the adventures of the aesthetical detective extraordinaire from two previous Tartarus volumes, along with four further tales published elsewhere), new 25.00
  • TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED #30, '10, (The Anthology of TOTU Ink; Arnason, Dedman, Hood, Bowne, Russo, Mingin, Sanford, Lundoff, etc.; featuring the art of Jules Hart; 134 pages), new 14.95
  • SPACE AND TIME #110, spr/10, (The Magazine of Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction; Richard Parks, Josepha Sherman, Darrell Schweitzer, Chet Gottfried), new 5.00
  • Oppenheim, E. Phillips THE AMAZING JUDGMENT / MR. LAXWORTHY'S ADVENTURES, Stark House Mystery Classics, 12/09, 1st edn thus, (collects two novels first published in 1897 & 1913 by one of the originators of the thriller genre; Daniel Paul Morrison intro), new 19.95
  • Zelazny, Roger THE COLLECTED STORIES OF…, Volume 5: Nine Black Doves, NESFA, 12/09, 1st edn, (Melinda Snodgrass & George R.R. Martin intros; 575 pages), new in dj 29.00
  • Zelazny, Roger THE COLLECTED STORIES OF…, Volume 6: The Road to Amber, NESFA, 12/09, 1st edn, (Lindkold, Hausman & Dozois intros; 591 pages), new in dj 29.00
  • Bellairs, John MAGIC MIRRORS: The High Fantasy and Low Parody of..., NESFA, 7/09, 1st edn, (collects author's adult fantasy and humor), new in dj 25.00
  • Blish, James FLIGHTS OF EAGLES: Selected Fiction, NESFA, 10/09, 1st edn, (collects Jack of Eagles, Welcome to Mars, Get Out of My Sky & four short stories; 455 pages), new in dj 29.00
  • Anderson, Poul THE COLLECTED SHORT WORKS OF…, Volume 2: The Queen of Air and Darkness, NESFA, 9/09, 1st edn, (Resnick intro; 503 pages), new in dj 29.00
  • Del Rey, Lester SELECTED SHORT STORIES OF…, Volume 1: War and Space, NESFA, 8/09, 1st edn, (Pohl intro; 572 pages), new in dj 29.00
  • WORMWOOD: Literature of the fantastic, supernatural and decadent #13, aut/09, Tartarus, (on Shiel, Aickman, Pendarves, Maupassant; a play by Maupassant; Stableford's "The Decadent World-View"), new 15.00
[just about all the above are subject to 20% discount; Tartarus titles are 15%]

---And the used books:
  • Strunk, William, Jr. & E.B. White THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE: Third Edition, Allyn and Bacon, 2nd('96), (With Revisions, an Introduction and a Chapter on Writing by E.B. White; index), vg-f 2.50
  • Maddy, Yulisa Amadu NO PAST, NO PRESENT, NO FUTURE, Heinemann/African Writers Series '96, (coming-of-age novel that vividly exposes the imperial legacy), vg-f 5.00
  • Shea, Lisa HULA, Delta, 4/95, (a novel; secret life of little girls hurtling out of childhood; winner of the Whiting Writers' Award), vg-f 3.00
  • DAW 958 Lackey, Mercedes STORM WARNING, 21st, (The Mage Storms #1), vg+ 2.00
  • DAW 1035 Lackey, Mercedes STORM BREAKING, 17th, (The Mage Storms #3; ancient magic), vg-f 2.50
  • Verdelle, A.J. THE GOOD NEGRESS, HarperPerennial, 3rd('96), (a stunning debut), vg-f 3.00
  • Gilb, Dagoberto THE LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE OF MICKEY ACUNA, Grove Press '95, 1st pb edn, (a bleak fable of a low-rent outlaw on the lam from someone who may only be himself; a 1994 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year), vg-f 5.00
  • Tor 34102 Niven, Larry RINGWORLD'S CHILDREN, 4/05, (the fourth Ringworld novel), vg+ 2.00
  • Vonnegut, Kurt PLAYER PIANO, Delta, 5th, (totally automated American society of the future; author's first novel), vg 6.00
  • Donaldson, Stephen R. THE RUNES OF THE EARTH: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Ace, 9/05, (epic fantasy; glossary; map; 533 pages), vg 6.00
  • Ace 01217 McDevitt, Jack A TALENT FOR WAR, 7th, (Alex Benedict #1; military SF), vg-f 4.00
  • Hyperion 8966 Pearson, Ridley THE FIRST VICTIM, nd, 1st mass-market printing, (Lou Boldt is back and entering dark new territory; gripping police thriller), vg 2.00
  • Del Rey 49160 Moon, Elizabeth COMMAND DECISION, '08, (Vatta's War #4; jaunty far-future romp), vg+ 3.00
  • Ballantine 41762 Crichton, Michael TIMELINE, 6th, (futuristic quantum technology kicks into reverse), vg-f 2.00
  • Pocket 41033 McBain, Ed FAT OLLIE'S BOOK, 12/03, (87th Precinct novel; mystery), vg 2.00
  • Vance, Jack LURULU, Tor, 12/04, 1st edn, (sequel to Ports of Call), vg-f in dj 10.00
  • Steinmeyer, Jim CHARLES FORT: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural, Tarcher/Penguin ('08), 1st, (seminal biography of one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in all of Americana), remainder mark, vg-f in dj 10.00
  • Roszak, Theodore FLICKER, Chicago Review Press '05, 1st thus, (expanded edition, featuring never-before-seen documents excluded from the original edition; the perfect film buff's novel; 608 pages), vg+ 8.00
  • Rennison, Nick SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Unauthorized Biography, Atlantic Monthly Press '06, 1st US edn, (a fine addition to the canon and a flawless melding of scholarship with fiction), vg-f in dj 8.00
  • Westfahl, Gary (ed) SCIENCE FICTION QUOTATIONS: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits, Yale '05, 1st, (massive, comprehensive; Arthur C. Clarke foreword; 461 pages), vg-f 15.00
  • Reese, James THE DRACULA DOSSIER, Morrow '08, 1st edn, (suspense novel; Bram Stoker vs. Jack the Ripper), remainder mark, vg+ in dj 5.00
  • Anderson, Poul THE VAN RIJN METHOD, Baen, 9/08, 1st thus, (The Technic Civilization Saga #1; collects The Man Who Counts plus ten more stories; Miesel chronology; compiled by Hank Davis), vg in dj 8.00
  • Coblentz, Stanton A. THE SUNKEN WORLD, FPCI '48, 1st edn, (Charles E. McCurdy illus), vg (no dj) 15.00
  • Onions, Oliver COLLECTED GHOST STORIES, Dover, nd (©'71), (689 pages), Peter Smith binding, vg+ (no dj) 15.00
  • Forster, E.M. THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS and Other Stories, snowbooks, nd, ("A Collector's Edition -- Includes the First Short Story E.M. Forster Ever Wrote"), vg-f in dj 6.00
  • Bantam 14801 McCauley, Kirby (ed) DARK FORCES: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror, 12/81, (the most important horror collection of 1980; includes a terrorizing new novel "The Mist" by Stephen King; 539 pages), vg 3.50
  • Ballantine 449K Wyndham, John TROUBLE WITH LICHEN, ('60), (PBO; Suppose you could offer a life span of 300 years), vg-f 6.00
  • Ballantine Adult Fantasy 02279 Beckford, William VATHEK, 6/71, (The History of the Caliph Including The Episodes of Vathek with the Original Notes: An Arabian Tale; Lin Carter intro), vg+ 8.00
  • Powers, Tim THREE DAYS TO NEVER, Morrow '06, 1st, (A hurricane blowing away the stale postmodern sensibility of most fiction [according to Dean Koontz' blurb]; A pulse-pounding adventure that blurs the lines between espionage and the supernatural), vg-f in dj $10
  • Verne, Jules AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY (The Sphinx of the Ice Fields), Mondial ('06), POD edn, (a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket; translated by Cashel Hoey), vg-f 10.00
  • Rux, Bruce ARCHITECTS OF THE UNDERWORLD: Unriddling Atlantis, Anomalies of Mars, and the Mystery of the Sphinx, Frog ('96), (UFOs/Conspiracy; index; 518 pages), vg-f 7.50
  • Dell 11120 Heller, Joseph CATCH-22, new edn(8th), (an apocalyptic masterpiece), vg 3.00
  • Collier 17616 Wolfe, Thomas LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL: A Story of the Buried Life, 6th, (A Scribner Classic), vg-f 3.00
  • Spectra 57331 Stephenson, Neal THE DIAMOND AGE or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, 13th, (vividly evokes a future that barely survives a nanotech revolution), vg+ 3.00
  • Tor 50925 Card, Orson Scott XENOCIDE, 12th, (Ender #3), vg+ 2.00
  • Signet 18394 King, Stephen DIFFERENT SEASONS, 35th, (The Shawshank Redemption movie tie), vg-f 3.00
  • Ace 01375 McDevitt, Jack SEEKER, 3rd, (classy riff on the familiar lost-colony theme), vg-f 3.00
  • Avon Eos 05427 McDevitt, Jack ETERNITY ROAD, 8th, (deeply imagined America of the future), vg-f 3.00
  • Benford, Gregory THE GALACTIC CENTER SERIES: In the Ocean of Night, Across the Sea of Suns, Great Sky River, Tides of Light, Furious Gulf & Sailing Bright Eternity, Warner Aspect '04-05, various printings, six uniform mass-market paperback books, (what now should be acknowledged as the most important and involving hard SF series yet written), vg or better, the six-volume set 25.00
  • Boyd, Blanche McCrary THE REVOLUTION OF LITTLE GIRLS, Vintage Contemporaries, 7th, (a hilarious feminist road funny that we laugh out loud), vg-f 4.00
  • Brite, Poppy Z. EXQUISITE CORPSE, Simon & Schuster '96, 1st, (a novel; treats the dead human body like a communion wafer), vg+ in dj $8
  • Dalai Lama, His Holiness the… & Howard C. Cutler, M.D. THE ART OF HAPPINESS: A Handbook for Living, Riverhead '98, 66th, (automatically opening your inner door), vg-f in dj 6.00
  • Baker, Nicholson VOX, Vintage Contemporaries, 4th, (graphic, playfully erotic novel), vg+ 4.00
  • Leyner, Mark TOOTH IMPRINTS ON A CORN DOG, Vintage Contermporaries, 2nd, (adds two pieces not in the hardcover edition; a triumph of subversive comedy and wild style), vg-f $6
  • Oates, Joyce Carol HAUNTED: Tales of the Grotesque, Plume, 2/95, (presents horror that is both intellectual and visceral), vg-f 10.00
  • Del Rey 40562 Turtledove , Harry THE GREAT WAR: American Front, 6th, (first in series; the definitive alternate history saga of its time), vg-f 2.00
  • Bantam 58826 Koontz, Dean FOREVER ODD, 11/06, (Odd Thomas #2; nice young fry cook with the occult powers), vg+ 2.50
  • Bantam 58910 Koontz, Dean BROTHER ODD, 11/07, (Odd Thomas #3; supernatural thrills with a side of laughs), vg+ 2.50
  • Ace 01210 McDevitt, Jack OMEGA, 4th, (in world of The Engines of God; hard SF problem-solving; winner of John W. Campbell Award), vg 3.00
  • Sun Tzu THE ART OF WAR, Shambhala Dragon Editions '88, 5th, (Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about management leadership; translated by Thomas Cleary), vg 4.00
  • Adams, Douglas THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, Picador (Australia) '05, 1st thus, (film tie-in edition; adds photos plus an additional 100+ pages, including an afterword by executive producer Robbie Stamp), vg-f 6.00
[these are eligible for 10% discount]

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ash-Tree Press

I haven't heard from Ash-Tree in a while, not since they said EXOTIC GOTHIC 3 would be shipping several weeks ago. I think they have a few titles coming out for the World Horror Convention next month in the UK, so it's quite possible they are holding off shipping me anything until they have some other titles on the verge of publication to send too. It wouldn't be the first time, and I don't mind the wait. But I'm sure everything will be coming along eventually.
Here's a paste from their Facebook page:

And to round off the hat-trick of current preparations for World Horror in Brighton, here's the jacket for Simon Kurt Unsworth's LOST PLACES collection. Photography by Wendy Unsworth (I think), and Jacket design by Jason Van Hollander.

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Ash-Tree Press More preparations for World Horror in Brighton. Here's the jacket for Gary McMahon's collection PIECES OF MIDNIGHT. Jacket Art by Keith Minnion. Jacket design by Jason Van Hollander.

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Ash-Tree Press We're preparing for World Horror in Brighton in March. Here's the exciting jacket for Lawrence C. Connolly's new collection, THIS WAY TO EGRESS, which we'll have with us. Jacket art is by Jason Zerrillo. Jacket design is by Jason Van Hollander

PS Publishing upcoming titles

Just heard from PS Publishing and here's a list of upcoming titles, if anyone wants me to add any of these to my order. I will only be getting what I know I am selling, so chances are I won't be having any of these in my catalog. Discount is still 20%:
TOMORROW REVISITED bookshop edition (£29.99)
TOMORROW REVISITED slipcased edition (£69.99)
TOMORROW REVISITED traycased edition (£295)
First, the two late-comers:
EDISON'S FRANKENSTEIN (Postscripts # 20/21) -- traycased signed edition (£30)
THE NIGHT CACHÉ -- signed edition (£15)
Now the titles expected during March:
A WEB OF BLACK WIDOWS unsigned edition (£12)
A WEB OF BLACK WIDOWS signed edition (£25)
ONE FOR THE ROAD slipcased signed edition (£175)
ONE FOR THE ROAD unsigned edition (£75)
HORNS slipcased signed edition (£75) (Please note that the traycased edition is
"sold out" prior to publication: if you've ordered copies already then that's fine)
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE unsigned edition (£20)
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE traycased signed edition (£50)
LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT unsigned edition (£20)
LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT slipcased single-signature edition (£50)
LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT traycased two-signature edition (£95)
ESCHER'S LOOPS unsigned edition (£20)
ESCHER'S LOOPS traycased signed edition (£50)
BLACK WINGS unsigned edition (£25)
BLACK WINGS traycased signed edition (£60)
WHAT WILL COME AFTER unsigned edition (£15)
WHAT WILL COME AFTER traycased signed edition (£35)
PELICAN CAY unsigned edition (£25)
PELICAN CAY traycased and multiple-signature edition (£60)
DARKNESS, MIST & SHADOW VOL 1 unsigned edition (£35)
DARKNESS, MIST & SHADOW VOL 2 unsigned edition (£35)
DARKNESS, MIST & SHADOW slipcased and multiple-signature two-book set (£100)
LITERARY REMAINS unsigned edition (£15)
LITERARY REMAINS traycased signed edition (£35)
THE SORCERER'S HOUSE single-signature edition (£37.50)
THE SORCERER'S HOUSE slipcased two-signature edition (£75)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

computer, computer

I'm in the process right now of shifting over to a new computer, since the one I'd been using did not have an advanced enough system to run an advanced enough browser to run the advancing Google Docs where I park my catalog data for all to see who might care the way, are the file sizes of these ever too big to browse around in easily with the computers you all might be using?
At any rate, the new computer, a Mac Mini using my old Viewsonic monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse, looks like it is up to speed. Now I need to get there too. Or I need to figure out how to dumb-down some of the features I'm finding myself trying to grapple with, so that I can keep doing things about the way was doing them before. The biggest hurdle right now: printing mailing labels. Probably dead simple, but that probably won't make it any easier.

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