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 16, 2005

05/16/05 MON:
---Am checking out the publishers in Consortium (including Story Line, Serpent’s Tail, Soho, Seven Stories, Headpress, Mercury House, City Lights, Coffee House, Copper Canyon, Methuen, Marsilio, Capra, Feminist, Exact Change, and some 50 others) for an order I need to send out soon. My discount break is at 25 books, so any help would be appreciated. I don’t think I would have much trouble if I browsed around a bit, but so far I have just set up the links to the publishers I already had in my datafile. Of course there are the books I had in the order file already too, which so far number sixteen titles.
---Discount I can give on these will be 30%.

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