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, June 17, 2003

06/01/03 SUNDAY:
---Noticing the length of time between posting date and composition date I see that I need to do some serious work to get this weblog more current on a daily basis so it doesn’t fall months behind like my email updates. Part of the problem is that I am not alone in the house this summer. Unfettered access to the eMac, with its somewhat better Internet connection, has been hard to come by. I do have some material ready to post for the intervening days, even if it is not as rich in content as I might wish. I will try to spend a little time and get back to the here-and-now, so maybe I can regain that sense of immediacy a weblog ought to have (for better or worse).

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