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, May 9, 2005

05/09/05 MON:
---Here today from Gryphon Books:
HARDBOILED #33, 3/05, Gryphon, (original hard-hitting fiction), new 10.00
--This crossed in the mail with my purchase order for all the things that have come out but seem to have eluded my standing order. Only the magazines now for me automatically, I guess.

---Word from Gauntlet:
Dear Dealer,

We have been deluged with orders for the 9th Repairman Jack novel, INFERNAL by F. Paul Wilson. We are writing ONLY to those who ordered the Repairman Jack novels in the past as right now we can't guarantee orders. Please let us know how many copies of the NUMBERED edition you are interested in. The website price is $50.

We should be able to let you know by the end of May if we can fill all orders. The book should be available in late-June/early-July. Because of problems with our slipcase binder we cannot offer slipcases at this time, just the book.
---I ought to get an order out to Gauntlet--it has been a while.

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