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, March 28, 2005

03/28/05 MON:
---Sent out weekly blogmail, forgetting to transfer subject line from body of text. Mighty careless of me. Would that that would be my greatest error.

---Seem to have hit a trough in getting in new books. But still the ones already here have more divvying out to go, so it would not behoove me to send out many orders for now. I still need to work harder to keep up with everything, but it is nice to have so much to do. The sudden onset of real springtime here makes it a dubious proposition that I will make much headway. At least I can work upstairs now, instead of all the time in the still-chilly cellar. Trouble is, that is the location of all the working materials for the things that most need to get done. Windows open down there first time since the little warm wave we had a couple weeks ago.

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