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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

06/10/04 THU:
---I still get emailings from Cemetery Dance despite not carrying their books any more (because of their better discount to direct retail customers than their bookseller discount, among other things, including their failure to fill my orders before books sold out; blah, blah, blah). Anyway, I notice they have a bookseller point person now. Not that I feel much compunction to give it another try, which is not to say that they--and Subterranean--don’t put out lots of tremendously good books, but there is this bit:
A Newsletter For Booksellers, Dealers, and Retailers! Plus A
Special Offer For Everyone Else!

Anyone who orders from us in quantity and wants to receive our
Special Retailer Newsletter (which features important updates and
discount schedules just for those who place large orders) should
email Brian Freeman for more information:

If you frequent a store or dealer that doesn't stock our titles but
might be interested, please get in touch with Brian Freeman via the
email address above. If you put us in touch with a store or dealer
that starts ordering in quantity on a regular basis, we'll send you
a special gift package as our way of saying thanks!
if anyone want to nag them on my behalf. Not that I wish it, mind you.
---Note that I still do get my standing order for Cemetery Dance magazine.

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