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 8, 2004

12/08/04 WED:
---Sent the order to Wildside this morning. There were a few revisions based on feedback to my earlier post, which was great to be able to get. Also, a number of the titles were for replacement copies of books I had sold out of. I decided to put these back in the order file instead of trying to get now. Wildside has just so many titles, I can't even begin to try to carry them all. I am basically just getting the ones that people have specifically said they want.

---Also, I just sent a re-order for out-of-stock titles to PS Publishing (notably Trujillo and Bibliomancy). I notice they are raising their basic USA prices on their books--not unexpected considering the weakening value of the dollar. I will not modify the prices on books I already have in stock, but replacement copies coming in and, of course, new titles will reflect the change.

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