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.

Monday, June 9, 2003

---A couple arrived today from Meisha Merlin:
Conn, John F. THE SOCIETY, Meisha Merlin, 1/03, 1st edn, (thriller), new 16.00

Moore, James A. SERENITY FALLS, Meisha Merlin, 3/02, 1st edn, (quite possibly the best horror novel since Salem’s Lot; 746 pages), new 20.00
---Despite the date of publication I don’t see that I have had this in stock previously, although it looks familiar (as does The Society).

---This here from PS Publishing in the UK:
Wexler, Robert Freeman IN SPRINGDALE TOWN, PS '03, (Shepard intro), new 16.00

---And back in stock:
Campbell, Ramsey RAMSEY CAMPBELL, PROBABLY: 30 Years of Essays and Articles, PS '02, 1st, (140,000 words; Winter intro), {trade pb still available @ $45}, BOXED, new in dj 90.00

Di Filippo, Paul A YEAR IN THE LINEAR CITY, PS Publishing, 4/02, 1st edn, one of 800 total SIGNED copies, (Bishop intro), {hc in dj available @ $40}, new 14.00

---A couple days with the computer off, taking Memorial Day easy. I should have learned that even if it takes me until 4 PM to start getting something done, even then it is possible to make significant headway. At least all the NBA playoff games, just about, have been on cable.

---Neil instructs me to stop asking him to help me out with my book-business labor needs. I am not sure what he is up to in his room for hours on end, but it involves feverish keystrokes and a co-opting of the eMac (which he has run a cable down to through the air vent). No doubt it is more important than anything I might give him to do. My toilings are so indiosyncratic anyway (or idiotic anyway) that would be hard to involve other people, even people you might think would have a stake in my success. To that end of undermination, Amy informs that she expects to take an actual vacation this summer, involving a camping trip.

---Music played:
- Yohimbe Brothers FRONT END LIFTER (Xgau: A Minus)
- Steven Mackey RAVENSHEAD: The Complete Opera In Two Acts (2 CD)

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