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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

05/11/05 WED:
---Reply to question “Please let me know if there are any publishers that you’ve stopped ordering from, e.g. Midnight House & Darkside; Fedogan & Bremer, etc.”:
Only publishers I have stopped ordering from that come to mind are Cemetery Dance and Subterranean--those because they offered better (or as good) discounts to direct customers than to booksellers. Others it might seem like I have stopped, but there can be long delays getting my orders out. Or publishers might have long delays in their publishing schedules.
---Although I guess Subterranean’s not keeping track of my pre-orders on a consistent basis and non-responsiveness to my emails may have had something to do with it too. (But then, who am I to complain?)

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