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, January 3, 2005

01/03/05 MON:
---A few straggler mostly-used books catalogued:
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, 5/89, 6/89, 7/89, 9/89, 7/02, 8/02, 9/02, g or better (mostly better, in this case much better save for subscription label) each, 1.50

Gerrold, David THE FAR SIDE OF THE SKY, SFBC, 6/02, (3-in-1 edn; collects Jumping Off the Planet, Bouncing Off the Moon & Leaping to the Stars), vg-f in dj 7.00

Stimson, F.J. (J.S. of Dale) KING NOANETT: A Story of Old Virginia and the Massachusetts Bay, Lamson Wolffe 1896, 2nd edn with Map, (popular romantic adventure novel of special local interest to Dedham & Natick Massachusetts), previous owner’s inscription with Nov 1899 date, g-vg (no dj) $15

Wren, M.K. HOUSE OF THE WOLF, Author’s Guild, ('04), (Book Three of The Phoenix Legacy; orig: Berkley 1981; photo-reprint), new 19.95

---And a couple book clubs ($3 each):

---Am preparing a new folder of catalog material for burning to data CDRs to include with packages for people with computers. I will try to do this at the beginning and middle of each month--and try to make enough changes in the listings in the meantime to make this worthwhile. I don’t know if it is useful to have RTF file versions--so now I think I will just do text and PDF versions (as well as the Mac Appleworks 6 and FileMaker Pro 7 that I use). I could as well make Windows and Mac Word files, if anyone asks. But hopefully text or PDF should open with just about anything.

---Back to business after holidelay, which was much enjoyed here despite empathy for those less fortunate.

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