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.

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

06/07/04 MON:
---Inquiry rec’d about my listing for:

Slade, Michael. HEADHUNTER
Onyx/NAL, pb #40172, 4th or 5th, (gruesome chiller), new . (Book #00664)

Price: 4.95

Customer inquiry:

I wanted to check on the condition of this book--Is this new as in unread and no spine creases?

This title can be found at the following URL:

Or, may be ordered directly by visiting the following URL:

---My reply:
Yes, new or "as new" indicate unread, straight from the publisher. I still have books that were published a few years ago that are new, even though by now they might be getting old. Even so, I have had them wrapped in plastic, so they are still shiny and in new condition. In fact I have three new copies of HEADHUNTER. Books described as "new" are listed at publisher's price. Books listed as "as new" are in new condition but have the price modulated (up or down).


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