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 8, 2003


CDs played today:
- Handel CONCERTI GROSSI Op. 6: Disc 1 (of 3) - probably background music but I find myself lolling back extolling in its virtues. Are there any all-time better composers than Handel and Vivaldi?
- Richard Pryor ...AND IT’S DEEP, TOO!: Disc 6 (while shelving books and pulling orders)
- Peter Garland ANOTHER SUNRISE (Mode)

---Nice pile of things to do on my desk this morning, but not a long time in which to do them.

---UPS just brought books from Golden Gryphon and Simon & Schuster (ibooks, Archway, Pocket/Baen tpbs/hcs)

3/7/03 FRI (upstairs notes):

---The paperback book sale was great. I added another 177 titles to my retirement plan, mostly 60s and 70s titles, including several Philip K. Dick pbs. Most all were vg+ or better. Indeed, the scenario of somebody’s collection being donated in its entirety does seem to have been what occurred. I fear this is something that will be happening quite a bit in years to come.

---In mail today:
- REASON magazine (Free Minds and Free Markets)
- NY TIMES for Thurs (Circuits section) and Tues (Science section)
- Rental DVD of SIX FEET UNDER: First Season (Disc Two) - not getting cable channels on our TV (only the local broadcasters: ABC, CBS, NBC. FOX, PBS, and WB), it is interesting to get these DVDs to find out what people are talking about that I never get to see.

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