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, November 5, 2003

11/04/03 TUE:
---Here today:
Bailey, Dale THE RESURRECTION MAN'S LEGACY, Golden Gryphon '03, 1st edn, (literary fantasies; author's first story collection; Malzberg intro), new / dj 24.95

---Email rec’d from Canada:
“Hello Chris,

it has been quite a while since I received a e-mail update (not to mention a
paper catalogue of course).

Have you stopped sending updates and are now relying solely on your weblog
or have I been dropped from you mailing list?


---My reply:
"No, of course, you haven't been dropped at all. I am just getting lazier and more easier distracted as time goes along. And yet orders keep piling up somehow. I think I will try to send email updates again and more regularly. Just short ones to indicate books as they come in, starting with the above. Perhaps I will try to work some in retroactively as well, but I will dispense with the pastes from publishers websites. When these go up on my weblog they will have links to their official descriptions, if I can find any."

---Disc Log:
- Lyrics Born LATER THAT DAY
- NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 14 - since I don’t listen to hit radio, this, with its 20 Chart-Topping Hits, serves as my footdip into what is going on. Maybe it is aimed at a different target audience than what I am a part of, but I would rather indulge in this stuff than try to gain pleasure from, say, the latest Songbook entry from Rod Stewart. At least that’s the theory. After listening, I can’t say I couldn’t have done without it, but a few tunes do stick in the head. Maybe that is not such a good thing, though. Certainly better than the brief forays into the Country Music Awards during commercials watching West Wing (while taping The O.C.).

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