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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

3/10/03 MON (upstairs notes):
---In mail today:
- THE ATLANTIC (The Mind of George W. Bush)
- rental DVDs: Ratcatcher and The Magnificent Ambersons (Can’t remember what recommendation list I was mining to come up with these; but that is half the fun)
- CDs comprising order for A-List discs in Christgau’s Feb 21 “Consumer Guide” and a few stragglers from his Pazz & Jop 2002 Dean’s List, adding too many more to my already overburgeoning accumulation.

---Since later in the week figures to be so nice, except that a fair amount of snow has to melt first, I think I will save myself for running starting tomorrow. Today I better get some work done.


CDs played today:
- Paul Niblook YGPGN (2-CD) (Xi) - mighty minimalist
- Cachao DOS (Xgau: A-minus)

--Time to print out labels for outgoing mail today. First, maybe I can get some books catalogued.
---Here are some trade books from Simon & Schuster (Baen & ibooks) that have arrived:
Betancourt, John Gregory ROGER ZELAZNY'S THE DAWN OF AMBER, ibooks, 9/02, 1st, (New Amber Trilogy #1; prequel), new in dj 24.00

Cadigan, Pat (ed) THE ULTIMATE CYBERPUNK, ibooks, 2nd, (groundbreaking stories selected by The Queen of Cyberpunk; includes exclusive 16-page full-color insert of the “lost” second volume of the authorized adaptation of William Gibson’s Neuromancer), new 16.00

Martin, George R.R. (ed) WILD CARDS XVI: DEUCES DOWN, ibooks, 7/02, 1st, new in dj 23.00

Schmitz, James H. ETERNAL FRONTIER, Baen, 9/02, 1st, (full-length novel & much more; 538 pages), new 16.00

Weber, David WAR OF HONOR, Baen, 10/02, 1st, (Honor Harrington #10; 869 pages), CD ROM bound in, new in dj $26

---Back in stock:
Bester, Alfred REDEMOLISHED, ibooks, 12/00, 1st, (collection of odds & ends), new 14.95
---one copy arrived with corner creased. If you want it you can have it for $9.

Silverberg, Robert (ed) SCIENCE FICTION 101, ibooks, 2nd, (=Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder; where to start reading and writing science fiction), new 14.00

Stirling, S.M. THE DOMINATION, Baen, 5/99, 1st thus, (Draka Trilogy complete in one volume; 778 pages), new in dj 24.00

---Now here: shipments from NESFA, Gauntlet, Night Shade. More info to follow.

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