Today — or tomorrow, sometime, at the rate these things are moving — I’m going to put up a list of the books I have available for sale. Paper books, I mean. They come from varying sources, from contrib copies (you know when you have thirty books those take up a ton of space), to copies I bought to give away because I didn’t know I could get them for free, to the periodic cleaning of Baen’s warehouses, to remnants from Comicon which I took off the seller’s hands.
I have no idea how much of each one I have.
I can tell you the ones I’m short on include stuff like the musketeer mysteries, the first of the Shifter’s series (hardcover). And a bunch of other stuff like that. If it’s non-baen, I probably have few, not because I got fewer but because they’ve been out for a while and I’ve flung books at various people.
I’ve never actually sold any copies, but this is getting utterly ridiculous. One of the big bookcases in the library is full of my stuff, double-stacked and my office closet is rendered non-functional by (mostly) Darkship Revenge and Darkship Renegades copies. Also, well, money wouldn’t hurt right about now.
So, what I was going to do yesterday was have #2 son who is indentured to me on Fridays, go into the garage and find the extra boxes, then come up here and give me a rough count of books in the closet and what kinds, then put most of them in the guest room for easy access. This might or might not involve a lot of up and down stairs with boxes. I’m a caring mother. I try to keep him up on his aerobics and weight lifting.
Actually, he and Dan rearranged the garage when son stored his
crap stuff there, when he moved to a smaller place 2 years ago.
So he probably knows where things are, while I’ll just stumble into furniture and boxes of discarded-but-not-ready-to-donate clothes.
Unfortunately due to things truly beyond his control, son couldn’t come up yesterday.
I was also going to make original book plates, so these books, sold this month are a limited, this month only thing.
I’ve done one but the human figure is about thumbnail size, which is not what I was aiming for so I need to redo it. Then the art computer decided it would be fun to crash taking the second with it. I’m now redoing it.
If all this sounds like “the dog ate my homework” it probably is, but I’ll try to get the list here today. If all else fails tomorrow at the bottom of the promo.
So, forgive me as I dive back into the chaos that is my life right now.