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, December 1, 2004

12/01/04 WED:
---After the holidays threw me off my delicate balance again, I am striving mightily to recover what momentum I had just managed to build up. Yesterday the old downstairs (business) computer went back to its routine of putting out little popping noises instead of the reassurnig intonation it should emit on start-up. Accompanying the noises it froze and crashed several times before I managed to get everything on a zip disk to bring to the upstairs (family) computer. I was tempted to start doing my work up here, but any changes I make, if I go back downstairs, will not be easy to reinstate. It is easy to make upgraded versions of files, but not so easy to downgrade the upgrades. All that zipping did cause me to make a new catalog data batch (PDFs, RTFs, text files, and the Mac files I am working with) to burn to CD, for anyone interested. I can also save as Mac Word and various Windows Word documents, if anyone might wish it.
---After all that, it may be that the downstairs computer has gone back to behaving itself again for now, so I will see what I can do down there when I get the chance.

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