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, May 9, 2003

---I don’t know how long I will be able to have the computer on today, with the forecast for another bout of severe thunderstorms. The sky is starting to look dark.

---It ended up the storms held off until evening. They were strong but not tornadic here as elsewhere. Maybe another inch or two of rain. Lots of sump pumps running hereabouts, but ours still hasn’t started to kick in. I hope that is not because it is malfunctioning. It has been a while since it has been needed. Our land has exceptional drainage, so I feel like just about any amount of rain can be taken in by our soil (famous last words--I hope not). I turned on the dehumidifiers a couple weeks ago. This year I added a couple fans to give circulation down there. I should have had them down there before, because it sure seems to make a difference.

---CDs played:
- Marianne Faithfull KISSIN TIME (Xgau: A Minus)
- Dexter Gordon GO! (1962 jazz) - I like these original albums, as opposed to something like a multi-disc THE COMPLETE BLUE NOTE RECORDINGS OF DEXTER GORDON with alternate takes.

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