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.

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

3/5/03 WED (upstairs notes):
---Watched rented DVD of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN last night. Hadn’t seen it since I was a kid. Back then the horror elements outweighed the comic, but now it is the other way around. You could see Karloff having a lot of fun being the monster. The thing is a collection of famous movie stills come to life. I am skipping the go-through-again-with-commentary, but I find that a good way to imprint a movie more fully in the mind. A good commentator can clue me in to things I missed or didn’t know about the movie, background information, etc.; and the camera work can be appreciated more fully as well, watched a second time with variant audio. But there is that greater time commitment. No doubt there are tons of movies that warrant such extra scrutiny. Lots of books too. But I better stick to my repetitions being for music-CD listening, which more easily can slide into the background and seeming inattention. Still, I find there is always part of the brain listening even if it is not the conscious part--or the conscious conscious part. When I re-play something, thinking I missed it, I often find that I remember hearing it after all.
---Worked on establishing too many web links for the blog last night. The idea was to bite off more than I could chew, hoping that I would figure out the quickest and easiest things to do. I did change a few procedures as I went along and developed some ideas for use in the future--no doubt primitivistic to a computer adept; but if I can get something to work and stick with it, then it might be worth continuing along with it. Only time will tell.
---Just finishing my morning oatmeal now. Had to get outside earlier and shovel the snow out the driveway, as well as the sidewalks around the house. It was not as bad as the foot we received a couple weeks ago, but it probably gave me as much exercise as I will get today. Looks like a fourth day in a row not running, after I managed to put together four consecutive running days.
---Got a call from the dentist office reminding me of my 9:00 appointment tomorrow. I like getting it out of the way early. Later on I have a tendency to let the time slip by unbeknownst. Now he wants to charge me $68 if I miss an appointment. I wonder if our dental policy would pick that up.
---Received in mail today:
- THE NATION (How the Other Half Still Lives)
- NY TIMES for Monday

---Better get downstairs and get to work. Check out the mail later.

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