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, March 5, 2004

03/05/04 FRI:
---I was trying to put up a shelf and move a few books around, taking an hour or so every day to get it done gradually, but like dominoes falling one thing led to another and now I am fully involved in reconfiguring half the cellar. This has me diverted from filling orders and answering emails, which are piling up even more than usual. If you are waiting on me for something: an answer to your email or a book shipment, please bear with me. When I get things so I don’t have to be so much of a high hurdler or a contortionist to pull or shelve books, I believe that my efficiency can’t help but improve. But that is usually the case anyway.

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