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.

Saturday, March 1, 2003


CDs played today:
- Henry Purcell DIOCLESIAN Discs 1 & 2 (Chandos, 1995)

---Got off to an 8AM start at the computer but quickly fizzled, having to get to post office by closing at 9:30, with a few packages needing to go out. After that, my fourth day in a row running my five-mile route. Legs are starting to feel it! Tomorrow is a rest day.
---Amy (my wife) is at Iowa Public Television in the telephone-anwering line-up for their Festival fundraising drive kick-off this morning. I tuned in for a while after my run and saw her, practically non-stop with the phone at her ear.
---I hope to be able to make it out later this afternoon to get a new table and shelf unit to further my attempt to improve my work area, and hopefully give me renewed impetus to get to work.

---I did get to make a run for a couple new furnishings for my workspace, including a work table and another shelf unit. These should make a couple of the difficult spots to pull books from quite a bit easier, as well as make things a bit less disorderly--at least for now. But that has left with me with no chance to get anything much else done today.
---I can note that word has arrived from Ash-Tree Press that YESTERDAY KNOCKS is on the way. Also, I inquired of Gauntlet about a title I wondered if I actually had ordered as I was supposed to: COLLECTED STORIES by Richard Matheson. The reply:
“COLLECTED STORIES may end up being one of our last titles of the year. We're still working on IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE. With all the material it's taken us longer than we expected. We also just got the manuscript for the F. Paul Wilson Repairman Jack book and that will be next followed by THE KOLCHAK SCRIPTS. When all of that is done we'll begin work on the COLLECTED STORIES. I've noted your order. There will be a solicitation later on this.”

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