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, September 21, 2004

09/21/04 TUE:
---It has been a while again since last blog post, but I hope as always to fill in the gaps a bit. I have dug myself even deeper in the hole of more essential things I need to do. Wasting time this morning telling LA Times, NY Times, American Prospect, Village Voice etc. to start sending me their regular eNewsletters to instead of my AOL address. I still have to take extra steps to check this mail, but with 4MB of mostly forwarded material and 0% of capacity filled that is the place for all those in-box stuffers that I never get around to reading but that I hate to delete. Besides, it is all searchable. I am gradually moving things over to System X from 9 on the eMac, so I won't have to keep restarting in the other system and be able to get things done without being in the wrong system. But that is more time spent basically treading water. I think time does speed up when seated at the keyboard.

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