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.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

11/20/03 THU:
---Here today:
WORMWOOD #1, Tartarus Press '03, (A journal dedicated to writings about fantasy, supernatural and decadent literature; articleson Meyrink, Eddison, Bramah, Ligotti, etc.), new $13

---Disc Log:
- Handel TAMERLANO (3 CD)
- The Fever PINK ON PINK (Xgau: A Minus, but no link that I could find on Christgau’s website yet)

---Those listings on are slippery beasts. I noticed a bunch of tabs I left out between title and description, causing the price field to register as zero. I found a bloc of listings that were afflicted, but I have little confidence I found all the problem spots. I can't get so caught up in that project again today. I have lots of longstanding business I really ought to make a major effort to get caught up on. But it is fun to finally be getting the catalog on-line. So far only Mic- to Nix- has been uploaded, though--424 items. It looks like 14,000 may have been a conservative estimate for an eventual number. One problem for future work: titles that start with 'the' come up under 't'. I wish articles like 'the' and 'a' could be ignored when listings for books starting with certain title letters are brought up. Well, it is certainly a work in progress.

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