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, March 8, 2004

03/08/04 MON:
---Still mighty slow to get a show on the road, but I am hoping my spring-cleaning project has at least reached a point where I don't have so much uprooted that I can't perform necessary functions. It is hard when I have toted books around and reshelved them for a while to change gears and sit at the computer and process orders or answer emails again. But I am hoping the resultant improvement in feng shui will produce a bookselling dynamo of renewed vigor. At any rate, a couple new ones here today from Sarob Press (the paperback edition of Mirror of the Night by E.C. Tubb) and Stark House (The Death Wish/Net of Cobwebs by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding).

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