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 30, 2005

05/30/05 MON:
---I’ve been spending my Memorial Day and too many of the preceding dredging up memories of my own in the form of books from the cellar that had not seen daylight for years--some of them predating when I even began in bookselling more than two decades ago. Part of the blame goes to my digital camera which makes it so easy and inexpensive to make covershots of books to burn on CD-Rs. It gets a little habit-forming, especially when I discover a couple of the shelves cracking and sagging deeply, needing to be unburdened. But it has been fun, even if it has directed me away from things I should more be doing. Now that I have accrued over a thousand images and placed them in folders somewhat corresponding to the new boxes I am re-interring them in, I hope to now at least be able to have an idea of what all there is down there--and you can too. Not all of it is all that great, but some things have been fun to look at. Everything--good, bad and ugly--is on the CD-R now available for the asking: covershots 1. It will also sport a “directory” file with the complete list of titles and which folders they can be found in. These are yet uncatalogued books--if not uncataloguable--titles only, mainly offered for entertainment at this point, although I’m sure you could persuade me to dig any of them back up again, if something happens to strike an acquisitive nerve.

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