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.

Friday, March 4, 2005

03/04/05 FRI:
---Spent too much of the day trying to get a Bluetooth adapter for my printer to work. I thought it would be a snap, like setting up my wireless keyboard and wireless mouse were...but I keep getting a Driver Not Installed message when I try to set it up. And when the computer scans for Bluetooth enabled printers, mine does not seem to register. Don’t know why they would sell the thing if it doesn’t work with a Macintosh. It was even the printer I got through Apple when I bought the computer. Maybe it is just that I am such a numbskull. But it is kind of frustrating to spend so much time on something that is so much what I did not intend to be doing. I could have plugged and unplugged a USB cable for the next two years of normal usage without wasting so much time.

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