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 15, 2003


CDs played today:
- Mildred Bailey THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA RECORDINGS OF...: Discs 1, 2 & 3 (Mosaic) - regrettable racist lyrics but reflective of the benighted times; we are so much more enlightened now.
- Tom Verlaine FLASH LIGHT (X-gau: A minus)

---Finally made it out for a run today. When I was bottling beer the other day I think I twisted my knee, so the leg felt kind of stiff. But that was not a great impediment once I got going. It bothers me going up or down stairs, but not running. After such a long lay-off I figured just to cover the 5-mile distance was enough. I will try to put a few days in a row together. Then when I have jury duty starting Monday, who knows what I will be able to do. There were still icy patches on the bike trail, but the temperaratures are gradually getting better. The snow is slowly disappearing. There were springtime bird songs in the woods today. And the geese are mobilizing for their northerly push.
---When I got to work down here I had to concentrate pretty fixedly on handling orders. The wolves are starting to howl!

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