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, April 25, 2005

04/25/05 MON:
---Email rec’d (which I hope does not represent a repeated phenomenon):
Hi, Chris.
The box of books arrived in fine shape. Thanks!

Has your blog address changed? When I use my bookmark I end up at
the home page for Blog.
---My reply:
Just tried my bookmark ( and was led right there okay. Maybe the site was being worked on or something. I have a couple posts ready to go up now, so I will have enough content to warrant a blogmail. Not enough books catalogued last week!

Hi, Chris.

When I click on your blog link below (which is the one I have
bookmarked), I get rerouted to this address:
. This has been going on since about
Wednesday or so last week, so I don't think it's because they were
working on the site. Wonder why this is happening to me and not to

I'll look forward to your blog email!
---My reply:
That does seem odd. Why don't you try using the URL I gave you and see if that gets you there okay. If so, then maybe you could re-bookmark it and delete the old one. I doubt they would be so nefarious as to allow me to bookmark my own blog and go to it but not allow others to do so too.

---And then I wrote:
I just tried sending myself an email with my salutation to try the link as a link, and it took me to the blog okay too. Computers can be such queer animals. I do not begin to comprehend why they do the odd things they do sometimes.

---I also checked my settings to see if maybe they got switched to “private” instead of public publication and can’t find any indication that the were.

---I have pretty much recovered from my excursion on Saturday. Things are settled back down, and I am trying to become settled back down too. It doesn’t look like much content for this week’s blogmail, unless I include what I dashed off for my Saturday entry. Not many books got catalogued last week. Next week there should be a couple shipments that will guarantee some content (from IPG and Night Shade) at least.

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