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.

Saturday, January 31, 2004

01/31/04 SAT:
---Just read You Say Deserter, I Say More Dessert... by Michael Moore. I didn’t pay much attention to the uproar about him calling Bush a deserter at a Wesley Clark campaign function, but I wondered what the big deal was. I thought Bush’s less than heroic guard service got covered when he pulled that aircraft-carrier stunt, but I suppose that wasn’t the mainstream media doing the covering. And I don’t suppose actual coverage will seep in with all the spin now either. Maybe I should have let Tom Brokaw or John Krautheimer bring me up to speed instead of MM himself, but Michael Moore seems to be doing more of his investigative-journalism homework than most of his colleagues in the profession.

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