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, January 21, 2004

01/20/04 TUE:
---Twelve hours on the road roundtrip taking Neil back to college. He slept most of the way, having stayed up most of the night once again working for the Howard Dean campaign. He stayed a day or two late to attend the Iowa caucuses, having worked hard over his semester break on that campaign, specifically writing code for its Internet strategy. I hope the disillusionment over how things turned out is not too severe. All seemed to be going so well, but then, I guess, the established powers reared their heads. Not unlike what happened in the late sixties with winds of change co-opted into breezes of control. But I don't remember ever being all too surprised back then at the way things turned out either.

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