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.

Monday, November 22, 2004

11/22/04 MON:
---Here today from Hippocampus:
OUT OF THE IMMORTAL NIGHT: Selected Works by Samuel Loveman ($15)

---And from Small Beer:
CARMEN DOG by Carol Emshwillwer (Peapod Classics , $14)

---And back in stock: LADY CHURCHILL’S ROSEBUD WRISTLET #7 ($3) and #9 ($4).

---Have uploaded all those Tor paperbacks to my listings. But when I was shown the summary of a sample of listings, every book was marked as being 'sold' in the status area. No wonder I haven’t received any orders in a while. Hmmm. I wonder how that happened.

---Received information about shipping charges ($148) for The Vance Intergral Edition, which I never subscribed to, but I did inquire about carrying. I think I tried to get their first book, a promotional item, but was unsuccessful. I see on the website there is a second (The Languages of Pao) for $32, which is also probably not eligible for a bookseller discount. Looks like maybe they have the full 44-book set available now (or soon)! I believe it is only available by subscription and not to booksellers at a trade discount. But it sure looks like quite a feat of bookmaking.

---Tried the Body Mass Index Calculator at the Runner’s World website.. Mine is 22.8, below the “healthiest” range.

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