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, August 25, 2003

08/25/03 MON:
---Now that school is back in session I am hoping that the summer doldrumms that seem to have overwhelmed me (or at least slowed me down to a feeble pace) will give way to a period of renewed vigor. High in priority is the catching up on this weblog space.
---Not such a good start this morning, however, when I went down to the cellar to find I had left the dehumidifier basket slightly ajar, causing its auto-shutoff feature to malfunction. A goodly amount of overflow onto the floor made me to have to move quite a few boxes around, with not much around to be found. Fortunately I only put boxes of old magazines on the bottoms of stacks, so if they got wet it is no great catastrophe. Evenso, it looks like the magazines did not even get damp. Three bottom boxes soaked up a bit of moisture, but they will still be usable when they dry out, as they are doing now with certain alacrity on our back porch, where the sun is blistering again today. These are those boughten Store-Away boxes that stack well and provide good insulation for their contents.

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