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.

Friday, January 23, 2004

01/23/04 FRI:
---After a big slowdown or quasi-temporary stoppage in adding to my listings on, I just posted through Pul-, including the tedium of giving all the issues of Psychotronic Video and Pulphouse Magazine separate listings. That brings the listings up from Mic- to Pul-, including mass-market paperbacks with publishers in that range.

---Living in Iowa I thought I ought to come up with at least a few comments from my perspective, muddled as that may be sometimes, regarding the big-news caucuses here recently. Hence my comments a few days ago. I can't be following current affairs as closely as I should if I want to be a spouter offer, but I probably end up being exposed to some things that most people, unfortunately, miss (and vice versa). I will try to continue posting these diatribes sometimes. They should come under the heading "fountainpennings", because if I transcribed what I write in my longhand journal (as I did here), such things might be more common on this weblog. I do think it might be more interesting than if it were just a straight bookseller site--kind of more into the spirit of what a blog should be--even if I come across poorly.

---Meanwhile, I appreciate receiving this response:
"Greetings Chris!
I've been following your political comments with great interest this week. I often succumb to despair when witnessing the spin that mainstream media puts on political events, so I very much appreciate your sharp observations. I have the feeling that Dean may be down, but he is not out yet. We'll see."

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