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.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

09/23/04 THU:
---Re-affirmed my order with Haffner Press for his new book (See Sept 19 entry). Since I always do pretty well with his books, I am bumping up the quantity a bit for a slightly better discount, which I hope to pass along to Discount Planners: 25% instead of the 20% of before. I will give this for Haffner backlist I have in stock too.

---Word from Night Shade about my non-shipped orders (but apprised weeks ago to have been “en route”):
Let me figure out what's going on with this.

---Email rec’d:
Haven't gotten anything from you in quite a while, so
I hope you're still in business!
If you are, here are a couple of more books to add to my order(s):

Wolfe, Gene INNOCENTS ABROAD (TOR hc) $25.95
Vance, Jack THE LANGUAGES OF PAO (Ibooks tpb) $11.95

Thought I'd seen reference to another James H. Schmitz
reprint, but have misplaced my notes again. Anyway, all other titles
on my previous unfulfilled orders still stand, as I've gotten none of
them elsewhere yet.

Do you need more deposit money ? Will you be issuing
refunds ? What's going on ?
Hope you're okay !

---My reply:
Sorry to have neglected you. I haven't had a chance to order from bigger publishers lately. I notice you have some four Tor and three Simon & Schuster (iBooks) on your list. I should go ahead and get orders out to at least those two. I have other people waiting on me for action too, so it would certainly behoove me!


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