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, May 13, 2003

---Bigtime downpour around midnight was hard to sleep through and recycling truck barrelling around 6AM I woke up tired and incapable.

---No reply from Subterranean to my email. Maybe I should have been less petulant. I won’t remind them of my order for HANDFUL OF COPPERS. If they lose my orders for SIDESHOW, AZTECHS, BOOK OF DAYS and send me books I did not order, that is about all I should have to deal with.
---This appended to my final reckoning with Subterranean:
note: I guess you might as well cancel my account: for at least four reasons (per my email bitchings and moanings, which I’m sure we both are getting tired of). It is just that I have to have some expectation that orders I place will be filled and not disregarded or discarded.
---Perhaps precipitous but I am disappointed that what I thought was an okay relationship seems to have disintegrated. Just for fun I asked my spreadsheet to tell me how much I have sent you over the years: it is $12356.76 since 1999, not including present remittance. I myself would not want to forsake that kind of business, but I am nowhere near the kind of operation Subterranean is.

---Music played:
- Blood, Sweat & Tears CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN (LP)--skippy and scratchy but still fun to spin the same grooves I spun so many times way back then)
- The Go-Betweens BRIGHT YELLOW BRIGH ORANGE (Xgau: B Plus)
- Jon Langford and His Sadies MAYORS OF THE MOON (Xgau: A Minus)

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