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 28, 2004

05/26/04 WED:
---Everything went well in our travels--at least as well as could be expected under the circumstances. My father did well in the speech he was concerned about giving. I was touched by the nice reception I received--the hitherto wayward relationship who had not stayed in touch. Back when I was a kid I saw a bit of Uncle Manny, Aunt Pat, and cousins Jennifer and Susan, but not at all since. Still, they were as nice as could be. I know they are going through a tough time. I am really glad I didn't let that last thread of contact be cut. I will try to make sure it continues to not stay cut. A big shame it had to come at Manuel's funeral.

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