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, July 1, 2003

---Am starting to run to the north more on the bike trail these days to get more shade. Temps in the eighties probably with decent humidity. Really not unpleasant but the cumulative effect of the house not cooling down as much overnight may have us in place for a torrid summer. The benchmark forty minutes for the five-mile to the north, that I used to routinely breach, is still three or four minutes away. But I think if I had gotten an earlier start today, when it was cooler and the sun at a lower angle, I may have shaved a minute or two off my time. I really did feel like I was slowing down the second half of the run. The heat getting to me, as it can do quite easily given my sweating propensity. Then again, if I had started earlier I might have ran to the south, where the hills are just a bit less steep. After that I had to spend some time trying to clip the hedge. Although officially a “dwarf lilac” hedge, it has grown mighty tall. I whacked away at what I could reach, but I could hardly detect much difference. Amy, spending all morning on the sides, is a different story. It has to happen all at once for me, because after a few minutes I am done.

---Music played:
- Roger Lasley DINNER ON THE GROUND (not a guitar afficianado, but I continue to be delighted by the felicity of these arrangements; by the way, I have these for sale @ $15)
- The Descendents SOMERY (Xgau: A Minus) - with 28 tracks I am glad I am not getting this from Steve Jobs - as if any SST CDs are in his empirical. (“I wanted her cherry, I got sour grapes.”)
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs FEVER TO TELL (Xgau: B Plus)
- Michael J. Schumacher ROOM PIECE

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