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, August 24, 2014

Aug 2014 cataloguing

Not having my stacks of books upstairs has seriously stymied my cataloguing—not that I wasn't divagating anyway. But there's no time like the present.
  • 0312874014 de Lint, Charles TAPPING THE DREAM TREE, Tor, 11/02, 1st edn [stated], (New Tales of Newford; 541 pages), not a remainder, new in dj $24 [list price: $26.95]
  • 0385171552 Wellman, Manly Wade THE LOST AND THE LURKING, Doubleday Science Fiction '81, 1st edn [stated], (A Novel of Silver John), ex-libr else g in dj $20 [list price: $10.95]
  • 0977173453 Szumskyj, Benjamin (editor) TWO-GUN BOB: A Centennial Study of Robert E. Howard, Hippocampus ('06), 1st edn, 1st printing [stated: but POD edn], (foreword by Michael Moorcock), tpb, new $14 [list price: $15]
  • 0446529540 Mosley, Walter FUTURELAND, Warner Aspect, 11/01, 1st printing, (nine stories of an imminent world), new in dj $20 [list price: $24.95]
  • 0876859082 Morris, Wright WRITING MY LIFE: An Autobiography, Black Sparrow, 7/93, 1st (tpb variant), (brings together in one volume the memoirs of National Book Award winner), new $13 [list price: $15]
  • Underwood, Tim & Chuck Miller (eds) BARE BONES: Conversations on Terror With Stephen King, McGraw-Hill ('88), 1st (trade) printing, (reprint of Underwood-Miller ltd edn), as new in slightly rubbed dj that is a bit dented in one place along spine $10 [list price: $16.95]


Brought a box of Asimov hardcovers and trade paperbacks up from the cellar the other day. Photo'd them today: Now I need to re-catalog them. I'll keep editing this post as books are added, most recent listings at top of list.
  • 038524410X Asimov, Isaac AZAZEL, Foundation/Doubleday, 3rd printing, (fantasy stories), vg-f in dj $10 [list price: $16.95]
  • 0385247931 Asimov, Isaac FORWARD THE FOUNDATION, Foundation/Doubleday, 2nd printing, g-vg in dj $5 [list price: $23.50]
  • Asimov, Isaac VIEW FROM A HEIGHT, Dobson '64, 1st UK, (seventeen essays on science), p-fr in dj (water damage but acceptable reading copy) $10 [list price: 21s]
  • 0385121989 Asimov, Isaac THE BICENTENNIAL MAN and Other Stories, Doubleday '76, 1st edn [stated], vg+ in dj worn at top of spine $15 [list price: $6.95]
  • 0712649700 Asimov, Isaac THE ASIMOV CHRONICLES: Volume Two, Legend '91, 1st(UK), (Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov; one story from each year: 1964-1988), trade pb, g-vg $8 [list price: £8.99]
  • 0385157045 Asimov, Isaac CASEBOOK OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS, Crime Club/Doubleday '80, 1st edn [stated], (stories), ex-libr else vg in with closed 5" slice along spine fold of dj $10 [list price: $7.95]
  • 042509345X Asimov, Isaac ROBOT DREAMS, Byron Preiss Visuals/Berkley, 11/86, 1st, (Masterworks Edition series; 1st appearance of title story, many hard-to-find classics; Ralph McQuarrie illus), trade pb, vg+ $10 [list price: $7.95]
  • 038542079X Asimov, Isaac THE COMPLETE STORIES: Volume 2, Foundation/Doubleday, 2/92, 1st edn (trade pb variant), vg-f $25 [list price: $14]
  • 0385239262 Asimov, Isaac FANTASTIC VOYAGE II; Destination Brain, Doubleday '87, First Edition [stated], vg+ in dj $10 [list price: $18.95]
  • 0385190921 Asimov, Isaac ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Doubleday '85, 1st edn [stated], (sequel to Robots of Dawn; also interweaves all three series: Robot, Foundation, Empire), vg-f in dj $15 [list price: $16.95]
  • 0441731538 Asimov, Isaac ROBOT DREAMS, Byron Preiss/Ace, 2nd printing, (A Masterworks Edition; story collection; illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie), vg-f $5 [list price: $8.95]
  • 0385177259 Asimov, Isaac FOUNDATION'S EDGE, Doubleday '82, 1st edn [stated], (fourth novel in the Foundation Series), remainder mark, g-vg in dj $3 [list price: $14.95]
  • 0385113056 Asimov, Isaac MURDER AT THE ABA: A puzzle in four days & sixty scenes, Doubleday '76, 1st edn [stated], ex-libr else g in dj $3 [list price: $7.95]
  • 0451450000 Asimov, Isaac ROBOT VISIONS, Byron Preiss/Roc, 4/90, 1st printing, (stories and essays; illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie), vg-f in dj $18 [list price: $18.95]
  • 0312852525 Asimov, Isaac and Frederik Pohl OUR ANGRY EARTH: A Ticking Time Bomb, Tor '91, 1st printing, (not an opinion piece), new in dj $12 [list price: $19.95]

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