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, February 14, 2005

02/14/05 MON:
---Thinking about dropping membership fee for discount plan, but then if I can manage to get printed catalogs started back up, those fees might be needed to cover increase in overhead, because the discounts don’t allow for a whole lot of slack. For now, until catalogs do come out, I will treat all orders responding to blogmail--or blog per se or from copies of my catalog files (on disc or hopefully soon on-line, when I can ever get my .mac membership activated and utilized)--as discount orders. This is all kind of a moot point, though, since most regular customers now are members/subcribers in good standing anyway. But who knows when some wider audience might find my little backwater of bookselling activity.

---I notice too, now "good news for commenters" that you no longer need to have a blogger account to add comments. Maybe that is why no one ever adds any comments here. Or maybe there is another reason!

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