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.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

12/11/04 SAT:
---Am downloading PDF of The William Gibson Blog for Jan to Sep/2003--looks like it might be interesting to browse around in. Comes to 93 pages. If I need to use up the ink cartridge in the printer for my out-phased downstairs (business) computer, I ought to print it out (easier for me to read that way). The PDF program down there sometimes acts ornery, though--as does the computer, although it still has its moments.

---Email rec’d:
Hi there,
I don't know if you are one and the same as drummbooks that sells on Amazon. I wanted to buy THREE copies of a book and can't figure out how to do so on Amazon and so thought I would try to contact the seller directly.

The book is:
The 101 Greatest Business Principals of all Times, published by Warner Business Books, and edited by Lesie Pockell with Adrienne Avila.

Price listed at Amazon is $4.55 per book.

Please let me know if you are the seller and if 3 copies are available. I can then give you a call or fax with payment information (or perhaps a website link?) I want to get these books to give as Xmas presents, so need ensure "in stock" or appropriate shipping time.

---Confusing name: drummbooks, especially since it does not seem to be me. I looked it up on Amazon and think I found their email to forward the above request. At least they seem to have a very high reliability rating, so that won’t sully my name if we get confused with each other. I hope I can reciprocate.

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