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.

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

06/21/03 SAT:
---Went to DM farmer’s market this morning, picking up produce for the week--a pretty good deal when considering that Amy is in charge of seeing to it that we eat what we buy. I should be more helpful in that regard but ever since we became vegetarian and thus disposed of many of my standby recipes, my contribution on the cooking end has languished. Since I still do all the dishwashing, which is worse when all are home, I pull my weight. In winter I still have a few things I can cook, when it behooves someone to get something started in the morning or afternoon (soups, chilis, or stews). But in the summer when cold and light-weight fare works best, Amy takes over. She even brought in a large haul of green beans from the garden today.
---On the way to the farmer’s market we had to stop by the Animal Rescue League to drop off the couple more kittens we mangaged to get in our trap. Now we have taken all four kittens and their aunt (actually, older sister). And we have taken three raccoons across the lake to Jester State Park. There are two more stray cats living under our deck that we would like to get rid of. These cats are not particularly friendly but they do beg for food. They bother the birds and they threaten to proliferate even further. The female brings a bevy of tomcats around, getting in fights, causing our housebound neutered male to get all worked up and cause trouble. The trap seems to be working well. Best thing we ever bought! I am finding out that I have trapper blood in my veins.

---Music played:
- The Beatles #1
- Telemann SONATTAS
- Mott the Hoople MOTT (Xgua: A Minus)
- The Waco Brothers ELECTRIC WACO CHAIR (Xgau: A Minus)

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