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 18, 2003


CDs played today:
- Scelsi THE PIANO WORKS 1 (Mode)
- John Forté I, JOHN (Xgau: A minus)

---I didn’t mind watching the basketball games on TV this afternoon, with the Friday NY TIMES occupying 90 percent of my attention, but when Billy Packer came on it finally got to be too much. That guy maintaining with such vehemence things which are so obviously just plain wrong made me flip the TV off in disgust. Just as well--I have no business squandering my time witnessing what has got to be the biggest waste of time invented--these meaningless conference tournaments (unless for some unworthy team to get an automatic berth by beating teams which could care less because they know their cedings are secure). As a metaphor for life itself and its striving, the taking up of allegiances, the ritualized and controlled aggression and violence, sports maybe has a place. Better that than what it is a stand-in for. But I have work to do!
---Ran for third straight day. This time the regular five miles. Kind of plodding, but further along maybe my legs will come around. Can’t complain about the weather. The windows are open down here for the first time in months. Goodbye radon buildup. Hello fresh air--if the neighbor would eschew her smoky smolderer wafting all-too-frequently in our direction.

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