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:

---Another listless weekend allowed to slip through my gnarly fingers. I should have been preparing Catalog 145, but I didn’t.
---Reported for 8AM jury duty on time this morning. A couple trials settled or continued made my presence superfluous, but only after a good three and a half hours sitting reading the magazine I brought. I need to call tomorrow afternoon to see if I should report again on Wednesday. I guess sitting around waiting to see if I need to be enpaneled is better than actually being on a jury
---Another day in the 70sF tempswise. Still cold and clammy down here with windows open three days in a row now, but gradually it is getting better. I should make a recording of the birds outside. They are getting noisy.
---Off day from running after four in a row. These warmer days it is not nearly so hard to convince myself to get out there. What is the alternative? Get some work done?
---A couple book arrivals were here to greet me when I got back from Des Moines:
Shepard, Lucius LOUISIANA BREAKDOWN, Golden Gryphon '03, 1st edn, (Golden Grypon’s Book #23; Poppy Z. Brite intro; J.K. Potter art & afterword; 145 pp), new in dj 21.95

VanderMeer, Jeff VENISS UNDERGROUND, Prime ('03), (striking biomorphic inventions). new 15.00

---Also in mail:
- NY TIMES for Sat.
- HARPER’S (CAUSE FOR DISSENT by Lewis H. Lapham; Andrea Palladio and the Science of Happiness, The Posthuman Condition, etc.)

---Note on magazines in mail: I’ve only recently subscribed to a great number that I am getting, somewhat spurred by the Utne Reader Awards listed a month or two ago. I figured these are days when the independent and dissenting media need all the help it can get. If I can receive some interesting things to read that keep me from the brainfog that Dan would Rather me inhabit as well as help bolster subscriber rolls where needed, then it is the least I can do. I know I get more than I can keep up with and still read a book every once in a while.

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