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

03/18/04 THU:
---Here today from NESFA: THE HUNTERS OF PANGAEA by Stephen Baxter in the boxed/limited edition. I have not been able to obtain any of the ltds. in recent years, because they generally sell out at the convention (Boskone). The regular edition is not here yet, however.

---I see in the paper today that my NCAA finals picks are the same as sports columnist Mike Lopresti--and we both pick Okla. State to win it all. Not an uncommon choice, probably. I didn't research my choices very much, so I was not as impressed by descriptions of teams I know nothing about as I might have been had I read rundowns on the thing everywhere. I expect I will get a surfeit of useless--to me in the overall scheme of things--information come 11AM this morning and then just about all the rest of the day and Friday too. It would be great if I could identify my priorities and just read about it in the newspaper tomorrow.

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