Saturday, June 16, 2007

You got that right--plugola

I'm listing here some services I think you should know about.

SCANNING

Gerg Shepard of Stark House Press has scanned several of my old novels for re-publication. They were scanned and proofed with 100% accuracy and the prices were far below equal services I found elsewhere.

CRIME MAGAZINES

Crimespree deserves much more support in the States. While it's popular in Europe, it doesn't have much of a profile here. I always find two or three stories per issue strong enough to consider for reprint in our annual Best Of anthology. Plus it's beautifully made.

USED BOOKS

Over the years I've probably dealt with a couple dozen different internet used booksellers. My complaint about most of them is that they never mail when they say they will. I've paid priority rates for books that weren't mailed for two weeks. I once paid $80 for a rare paperback that literally fell apart in segments when I opened the cover. The exceptions are--I'm glad to say--all the mystery bookstores and (for general books and magazine including pulps) Pandora's Books.

DVDS

I've had so much trouble with small indy suppliers that I now stick to Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you've had good experiences with others let me know, especially if they offer better rates than the big two.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're reading this before midnight tonight, June 16(I believe it's Central Time) you're lucky. Go to DeepDiscountDVD, find what you like and enter the code word "supersale" or "DVDtalk" and you'll save an additional 20%, which brings most DVDs below half price. This is their semi-annual sale, but their prices are usually as good or better than any other site.

Bill Crider said...

I've had good luck with DeepDiscountDVD, too.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Ed,

Dean James referred me to Dvdplanet.com. Reasonable prices, shipping of $1 or less, reliable service, coupons and sales.