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.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

03/16/04 TUE:
---That steady snow kept going until 15+ inches had accumulated. It was a bit of a chore to move off sidewalks and the driveway, but it sounds like it should melt away in a few days.

---Sent my brother in Atlanta my Final Four picks for our competition to see who is luckiest, or who wastes the most time following kids in long short pants. Mine are Kansas, Oklahoma State, Illinois and UConn. Finals between Okla. State and UConn have OSU winning the championship. Dave has it Kentucky, Florida, Duke, and NC State. You can see who the midwesterner and who the southerner are. His finals pit Kentucky against Duke with Duke triumphant. We will see about that. Our father's picks are in the mail. He continues to eschew email and even faxes. At nearing 80 years old I think he figures he can hold out forever. Having been ad sales manager of nascent personal computing magazines back when only of few visionaries could see over the horizon--visionaries he did business with--you might think he would be one of the oldsters getting with the program.

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