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, April 16, 2004

04/16/04 FRI:
---Here today from Borderlands Press:
Lebbon, Tim FEARS UNNAMED: 4 Novellas, Borderlands '04, one of 350 SIGNED copies, (one original; also: White, Naming of Parts & and The Unfortunate), new in dj 40.00

---Tomorrow is city-wide junk pick-up day. At Amy’s behest I hoisted the thirty concrete cinder blocks we had so discretely stashed behind our garage out to the end of our driveway. Even with my two-wheeler it was a back tester. I hope they take it away. I also got rid of the cases of empty erstwhile returnables I used for the dozen or thirteen years I made homebrew. Sad to see it go, but the couple batches of explosive bottles produced toward the end--after such a succession of successful and succulent batches--made me think it might be a best to finally hang up my carboy. It is missed--the dead storebought (pasteurization mandated), even fancy microbrews or importeds, would never be able to replace it.

---Later today I have to crank up the lawnmower, also at Amy’s behest. Except for a few patches that are growing pretty good by now, I don’t quite see the need yet. But I know better by now than to think I have any veto power.

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