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, June 7, 2004

05/31/04 MON:
---Memorial Day. Like another Sunday, which seems to mean little work gets done.

---Word from Prime Books:

Do you set up advance orders for forthcoming titles? I've one here that
starting to get some good publicity:
"In case you've recovered the shreds of your sanity after reading Michael
Cisco's 'The Tyrant', here's 177 pages of frothing, ranting
madwoman-on-something literature that's likely to leave you wondering what
exactly was in that sugar cube you put in your cup of tea this morning.
Assuming, of course, that surreal, monsterific madness is your cup of tea. I
can't think of any better way to start the day." and "This is not your
father's or your mother's Jorge Luis Borges."

Prime / Wildside / Cosmos

---Thought I did have a standing order with Prime. I will have to check on this.

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