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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

03/01/05 TUE:
---Here today from Ash-Tree:
Adrian, Jack (ed) THE ASH-TREE PRESS ANNUAL MACABRE 2004: The Last 'Queer Stories from Truth, Ash-Tree '04, 1st, (odd, peculiar, strange, macabre, weird, and at times outright supernatural, and some illustrious names contributed), new in dj 43.00
---Have managed to produce an updated folder for complete catalog data to burn onto CD-Rs for inclusion with orders going out (or mailed separately to whoever might wish). It has a first experimental foray into including jpg images of book covers--for now the ones I catalogued last week. They aren’t as good as scans, but they can be done a lot quicker and it looks to me like they give a pretty fair representation of what the books look like. It might be better to also snap shots of the back covers too, but I thought the front covers were a good start. Now my CD-Rs contain 100 MB. Only 600 to go to have them filled to capacity!

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