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, July 11, 2005

07/11/05 MON:
---Have received impetus to get an order out to Tor/St. Martin’s now, especially for this year’s Dozois and Datlow Year’s Best annuals, so I will be trying to make it a point to get that done in the next couple days, if anyone has anything they want from these publishers (as well as FSG, Holt, Picador, Minotaur, Forge). Don’t forget the discount (30%).

---Gradually working my way back into the routine, which is not all that impressive to begin with--but from not realizing until subsequent days just how tired our “vacation” had left me, being not accustomed to being out in the world much, driving on highways a lot, and all the rest of it, the low-grade adrenaline drip doubtless making me feel alert and capable at the time but leaving me with a debt to be repaid later...or maybe it was the heat and humidity returning last week...or maybe the stack of NY Times proving too tempting too often--whatever it was, I am still trying to get myself to put in a better performance than what I have been exhibiting lately. (Those who are bearing with me, I appreciate it.)

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