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 30, 2004

06/20/04 SUN:
---Picnic day with a couple dozen of Amy’s family. Last night was dinner with much the same crew. Neil found time yesterday as well to wreck our other car--the one he drove forty miles every day for a couple years in high school to Central Campus in downtown Des Moines for the AP classes not offered at his home high school. He had not been driving while away in college for 1.75 years or in San Francisco--only bicycling and riding the rapid transit system--so maybe he forgot that car driving requires that attention be paid. Fortunately the airbag deployed, probably saving him from death or head-injury. Good thing he didn't have any of his riding buddies in the car with him. Afterward I noticed a new tuft of gray in my hair. It was a bit scary.
---The restaurant and picnic honoring my mother-in-law on the occasion of her 80th birthday were quite something. I know I will never be in line for such a deal, but I hope not because I don’t live that long.

---Disc Log:
- my CD COMP 30 (free for the asking - if you want to hear it too)

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