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.

Friday, April 4, 2003

BOOKCELLAR NOTES (4/3/03 Thurs):

CDs played today:
- John Cage COMPLETE PIANO MUSIC vol. 5 (2-disc)
- Bach ST. MATTHEW PASSION in English (3-disc)

---Plenty of books on hand to catalog and mention here, but I am so behind in filling orders and answering emails that I better not get sidetracked for now. My plan, as ever, is to get everything up to today (whatever today that might end up being). And then implement a program to whittle down the umpteen boxes of uncatalogued books hereabouts.
---Another project that is clammoring for attention--a clean-up of my back room where empty boxes are stored. I am just going to have to flatten them out and make a neat pile on some shelves. Having them empty and ready for use produces an accumulation with a mind of its own, quite in opposition to mine. It is getting to be the time of year when I will want to be able to open the window on the far side of the room. Now I would have to wade through that mountain of cardboard to let a little fresh air in back there.

---A new title from Hippocampus:
Gorman, Herbert THE PLACE CALLED DAGON, Hippocampus ('03), 1st edn, (1927 horror novel favored by HPL; Larry Creasy intro; Joshi afterword), new 15.00

---Here from Meisha Merlin:
Lee, Sharon & Steve Miller THE TOMORROW LOG, Meisha Merlin, 2/03, (Gem ser’Edreth #1; first published by Embiid in electronic form), new / dj $30
---There is also a trade paperback but I do not have it (yet).

NOT ONE OF US #29, 3/03, John Benson, (stories and poems; this issue reflects our fatal attraction with things that cut ourselves and others; Patricia Russo, others), new 4.50
---No Internet connection is mentioned in the magazine, so no link--but probably no less interesting to read.

---An article in NY Times CIRCUITS about the programming competition Neil was in over part of his Spring Break.

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