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, May 14, 2004

05/08/04 SAT:
---Some barely-used books I catalogued:
McDevitt, Jack OMEGA, Ace, 11/03, 1st edn, misbound with pages out of order, else vg-f in dj 6.00
---It looks like all pages are there and it would not make a serious impediment to reading the book--just the second bloc of 32 pages is transposed with the first; if this were a postage stamp it might be worth something!
Merril, Judith (ed) THE 11th ANNUAL OF THE YEAR'S BEST S-F, Delacorte (66), 1st, vg 8.00
Merril, Judith (ed) THE 5th ANNUAL OF THE YEAR'S BEST S-F, Simon & Schuster '60, 1st, gvg $6

book club:
Heinlein STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND (uncut edn) 5.00
Merril (ed) 10th ANNUAL EDITION: THE YEAR'S BEST S-F 3.00

misc. softcovers:
Baird, Alison THE STONE OF THE STARS, Aspect, 2/04, 1st, (Dragon Throne #1), PR release laid in, f $6
Brunner, John THE SHEEP LOOK UP, Benbella, 6/03, (Brin intro), f 10.00
Clement, Hal NEEDLE, Equinox/Avon, 4/76, (SF Rediscovery #20), vg+ 5.00

---Disc Log:
- Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli ELECTRO BAMAKO (Xgau: A Minus)
- Wire SEND (Xgau: A Minus)

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