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, July 14, 2003

---I see that I listed Tartarus’s MASQUES AND CITADELS by Mark Valentine as MASQUES AND CANDLES in cataloguing. Pretty careless of me.

---Email sent:
“I looked for the 3-vol. Buchan set from Thistle you mentioned. Is that Thistle & Shamrock? I see a number of volumes they carry or publish, but couldn't figure out which were the 3 volume set.”

---Received a big bunch of catalogs from The Perseus Books Group, distributed by HarperCollins: Basic Books, Basic Civitas Books, Counterpoint, Da Capo, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Westview Press. Not much science fiction or genre material, but plenty of books absolutely worth reading.

---Music played:
- Erykah Badu MAMA’S GUN (Xgau: A)
- Bob Marley & The Wailers KAYO (Xgau: A Minus)
- LYRICIST LOUNGE 2 (Xgau: A Minus)

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