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.

Friday, October 15, 2004

10/15/04 FRI:
---Just added blog listings for a few books (and one CD) that have come in lately, dating back to Sept 27. Find them listed on their respective days of arrival, if it is not too much trouble.

---Spent morning re-arranging bookshelves again--always an ongoing project. It would never be completed unless I took a couple weeks off and dedicated myself to it. Already I take that much time off from needed undertakings--every time I do something there are several others I should be doing that I am not. Indeed, I noticed when I was cataloguing some paperbacks last night that I hadn't added any in several months. I had almost forgotten the protocols.

---Had an inquiry about my gmail email address. It is This does not replace my aol address yet. It is just a place where it is more convenient to receive things like daily news updates from newspapers and Cemetery Dance Weekly that I sometimes prefer to let sit in my inbox. Gmail allows me to do that. Anyone sending me an email to gmail (which you can do for back up if you wish), if you want me to click on the "invite this sender" to join gmail, I see no reason why not to do it.

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