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, January 5, 2004

01/05/04 MON:
---From Prime Books:
Cisco, Michael THE TYRANT, Prime ('03), (dreamlike masterpiece), new in dj 29.95

Lewis, D.F. WEIRDMONGER: The Nemonicon, Prime ('03), (Synchronised Shards of Random Truth & Fiction; A Retrospective Showcase of Work first published from 1987 to 1999), new 19.95

Pearlman, Daniel MEMINI, Prime ('03), (a science fiction novel; the brain-damaged lording it over the mentally sound), new in dj 29.95

Pratt, Tim LITTLE GODS, Prime ('03), (debut collection of stories; Michaela Roessner intro), new in dj 29.95

VanderMeer, Jeff THE DAY DALI DIED, Prime ('03), (poetry and flash fiction; showcases talent for both epiphany and precise detail; 124 pages), {hc in dj still avail. @ 21.95}, new 9.99

Zivkovic, Zoran THE BOOK/THE WRITER: Two Novels, Prime ('03), (yarns with an Echeresque elegance), {hc in dj still avail. @ 29.95}, new 17.95

---Back in stock:
VanderMeer, Jeff CITY OF SAINTS AND MADMEN, Prime, 7/02, "1st edn", (contains about twice as much material as the earlier trade pb), new in dj 40.00

---Also here today:
TALEBONES: A Magazine of Science Fiction & Dark Fantasy #27, win/03, (Jack Cady, Don Webb, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, G.O. Clark, Mark Rich, Ilsa J. Bick; Kevin J. Anderson interview), new 6.00

---Got bogged down again waiting for Neil to return from his dental appointment, figuring he would come home after another 24 hours at Dean Headquarters in Des Mones. But, although I had some food ready for him to eat, when I figured he would come home, he still has yet to return four hours later. At least I didn’t get to take his car and run the couple of errands I was planning. I feel like I have offered up my only son to the sacrificial altar Howard Dean. I hope it appeases the evil gods holding sway these days.

---Am looking up a few ISBNs for an order to Pocket/Simon & Schuster/Scribners/iBooks et al.

---Found out from a prospective customer that my Jan 1 upload of my books got ‘SKIPPED’ instead of ‘COMPLETED’, so I had no books in my inventory. I have performed another upload. I wonder what happened.

---Sent out an order to Meisha Merlin for a few things in my order file. I should have checked on what they may have done lately that I didn’t already know about or had not taken heed of, but I really don’t feel the pressing need to be larding in books that I don’t know for sure if people are hankering after getting from me.

---Disc Log:
- Wire SEND (Xgau: A Minus)
- Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli ELECTRO BARNAKO (Xgau: A Minus)
- IT’S A WEIRD WORLD AFTER ALL (eMusic comp download)
- Taj Mahal THE BEST OF TAJ MAHAL (Xgau: A)

---And rec’d email inviting me to join the Alan Moore fansite and receive monthly highlights of news and projects associated with comic book legend Alan Moore.

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