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 28, 2005

02/28/05 MON:
---Email sent to Midnight House:
I sure hope you were able to send my copies of HORRIBLE IMAGININGS. I notice it is listed as Out of Print now on your web site.

---Reply rec’d:
Your books will be shipping this week.
---Good news. Last week or the week before would have been better, but at this point I will be happy just to get enough to take care of the people I have waiting for this book. (It is kind of slowing down my order-fulfillment because it seems everything I try to do needs that book--and since it has seemed to be on the verge of arrival I have been thinking that just one more day might do it. Now I guess it won’t be until next week--but hopefully for sure then.)

---Here today from Tor:
De Lint, Charles TRADER, Orb, 1/05, (urban fantasy; a novel of loss, identity, and, in the strangest of places, hope), {hc in dj still avail. @ 24.95}, new 14.95
---Successfully uploaded new batch of records to my listings alluded to in yesterday’s post.

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