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


CDs played today:
- Northern State DYING IN STEREO
- Richard Pryor ...AND IT’S DEEP, TOO!: Disc 5
- Beethoven TRIPLE CONCERTO/SYMPHONY No. 10 (first movement)
- Sonic Youth SYR 3 WITH JIM O’ROURKE (an emusic download)
- Wes Montgomery COMPLETE RIVERSIDE: Disc 5 (another from emusic)

---The first two CDs above are not too good as background discs, because the words bear listening to. I was reshelving books and moving more boxes around, so it was a good time to listen to them.
---I thought I was covering all my bases by ordering everything Prime Books has in print, but not only was I surprised by the number of titles they have issued, but I also find that I missed a couple--namely the hc of BABYLON SISTERS, which a couple people want me to get. Also, I have asked about (MONSTROCITY by Jeffrey Thomas), and VENISS UNDERGROUND by Jeff VanderMeer. Another publisher taking a walk on the Wildside!

---Need to catalog the Baen/Pocket paperbacks clogging my desk now.

---Later: Now have 67 paperback new arrivals catalogued, just shy of the 70 for printout on package-insert sheet. I will paste it into this site when it reaches the magic number.

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