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, December 15, 2003

12/15/03 MON:
---Was just moving a few boxes around and one that was in the way I brought upstairs to list on bunch of publishers-edition hardcovers by Piers Anthony, Orson Scott Card, David Eddings, Alan Dean Foster, Stephen R. Donaldson, and Gene Wolfe in pretty good condition and mostly first editions; but they look like books I am all too familiar with and probably still have most of them for sale as "new" copies anyway. These I listed mostly for $5 each, but one looked like a real hottie: SILVERTHORN by Raymond E. Feist. Prices being asked ranged from $100-140, I believe. But last copy sold was for $20, which is what I listed mine for. Maybe I could have sold it for the big bucks, but we'll see if it even sells now.

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