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 26, 2004

01/26/04 MON:
---Here today from Edgewood: ALCHEMY #1. Can’t find a web presence, but google brought up this from someone’s blog:
“We were lucky enough to receive a copy of the beautiful first issue of Alchemy in the mail from Steve Pasechnick at Edgewood Press. I can't emphasize enough what a great-looking magazine this is, and all the stories look wonderful to boot -- new work from Alex Irvine, Theodora Goss, Carol Emshwiller, and more. I might also say this is a departure from most genre fiction magazines in that it features FOUR stories by women, out of a total of six. Buy it directly from Steve at PO Box 380264, Cambridge, MA 02238; the price on the spine is $7. I couldn't locate a website at the moment; however, I'm sure it'll be available some other places as well.”

---I estimate it at four inches of snow this morning. Since it is supposed to get frigid cold overnight, I tried to trudge my five-mile route on the bike trail this morning. It was slow going but probably used some muscles my normal so-called stride has learned to bypass. I am glad I don't have to drive a car anywhere today.

---Among other things, am working on a long-too-delayed order to Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing) now.

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