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.

Saturday, March 5, 2005

03/05/05 SAT:
---Here today from Necro:
Jacob, Charlee DREAD IN THE BEAST, Necro, 1/05, 1st thus (tpb variant), one of 400 total SIGNED copies, (used to be a novella about the goddess of waste and the king of wasters; now it is a novel), new 14.95

Lee, Edward INCUBI, Necro, 2/05, SIGNED, (Was it a sex-killer? Or something worse?), {hc in dj still avail. @ $45}, new 19.95
---I keep forgetting to mention what discounts I give for the books listed here. For Necro punblications it is 30%. Lots of publishers, for their books listed at retail prices, I give the 30%. Most others are 20 or 25%. A few short discount and, increasingly now with the weak US dollar, overseas books might be less (10-15%). The rate sheet I include with shipments can give a little more indication. Or you can ask me. Used books and books listed “as new” (rather than “new”) are 10%. Remember that you no longer have to be a “member” of the dicount plan to receive my deals. Until I get paper-printed catalogs back in circulation, I am extending priviledges to anyone who emails me with their order. (Speaking of emails--I know I am way behind on answering many. I have a fully cluttered desktop in front of me--and I have a number archived on the computer--that I hope to really get to work on in greater earnest next week.)

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