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

05/28/04 FRI:
---Took the scenic route back to Polk City from Columbia--avoiding Hwy. 63 like the plague. Indeed northern Missouri is a scenic place. The roads were smooth but windy and hilly--and void of other traffic. It was a picture-perfect day and I had plenty of time. One concern about getting back was to dump all the spam email that would have accumulated since the last time I dealt with it on Tuesday, in case my in-box was getting too full to accept legitimate emissives. That was about the third thing I did when I got back. I hope nothing legit got bounced. Now I have to catch up--not that I was even close to being caught up enough to allow for a few days being taken off as it was. I like to think I am not the electric company or the cable guy, so maybe I can claim a little leeway--but I think the amount of leeway I have been taking has become out of hand. I will try to get back to work now!

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