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.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

03/10/05 THU:
---Snapped pictures of books being catalogued. I am amazed at how good they look on the computer screen. I am sticking them in my “burnstuff” file for CD-Rs that get slipped into outgoing packages (along with complete catalog data). Otherwise, I was too tired to get anything much accomplished. I woke up at 3AM and couldn't get back to sleep--all of a sudden thinking about writing a “Press Release” to include with my subscription renewal to Locus--to maybe get them to mention something about what I am up to. Some people might be thinking they missed running my obit--worth at least a line, I might hope--since I might seem to have effectually disappeared off the face of the earth. It wouldn’t be a bribe to Locus, linking coverage with my renewal, but I was thinking about letting the subscription lapse. I have been using the Internet for most of my informational sources, and I am not sure how “in the loop” I really want to be any more.

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