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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

05/24/05 TUE:
---Yesterday’s blogmail I sent out with mainly just news about the few new books that had come in over the week. I don’t feel these emailings should contain too many of my vapid or insipid cogitations, as might a blog itself. That said, in this case I did have a few postings ready that I waited until the blogmail had been sent to add to the blog. Other times maybe I might delete them from the blogmail if they seem unlikely to be of a whole lot of interest--or if they go on for a too much length. At any rate, I will try to feel freer to toss stuff into the blog inself, as it occurs, even at risk of feeling a fool. But it won’t necessarily be in the blogmail.

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