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, April 5, 2004

04/03/04 SAT:
---Ends up Vic wins the NCAA picking competition. He had three of the four Final Four teams and both teams in The Finals. Whether or not his choice Georgia Tech goes all the way, he has won. Both Dave’s Finals picks are out now. I picked UConn for The Finals but my other team and championship pick, Okla. State, has gone down. But that is probably an inapt way to put it, considering the plane crash that befell some of the team a few years ago, reinforcing the fact that tournament games are not life and death. What they ultimately mean to anyone outside the participants is hard to figure--but so too, I guess, are religion and nationalism, especially to those on the outside looking in.

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