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, May 3, 2004

04/23/04 FRI:
---Email rec’d from Necro:
Hey, Chris. Are you still around? I emailed you a while back about copies of
the new Ed Lee book I have MESSENGER. All original, hardcover, signed and
numbered. Since it's not a trade I didn't send the usual copies and was
wondering if you wanted any. I also have the new anthology DAMNED with
Ketchum, Lee, Hodge, Piccirilli and more. $50 list. Let me
know if you'd like any of these titles. I'll be doing a lot of shipping next

Dave B.
David G. Barnett
Necro Publications/Bedlam Press/Fat Cat Design

---My reply:
Dear Dave:
Sorry about my failure to respond. I meant to, but I guess it got caught in the current. I should probably just stick with having my standing order be for paper editions. I will query my depleted-by-lack-of-print-catalogs-being-sent-lately constituency about the hardcovers and let you know if I need any.


---Disc Log:
- Madonna AMERICAN LIFE (Xgau: HM**)
- THE COMPLETE STAX/VOLT SOUL SINGLES Volume 2: 1968-1971 (Disc 6)
- Derek and the Dominos LAYLA (Xgau: A Plus)
- Shaver THE EARTH ROLLS ON (Xgau: A Minus)

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