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 18, 2005

07/18/05 MON:
---Still trying to get out of the vacation mode. As if I needed another diversion, I am experimenting with burning my two covershot and my Catalog Data CD-Rs onto a DVD-R. First try-out contains 1.84 GB, less than 40% of capacity--but still what would take three CD-Rs to contain. If it works I should have another thing to offer which might not add to my bottom line to the degree that expenditure of effort might aspire to, but which could be something that would make it easier for anyone interested to see what I have here beyond catalog listings--and see them in a way that catalog listings don’t show and without having to swap among three or more CD-Rs. Seems like it will take a little longer to burn these things each time, so it won’t be something I will be including with every order from anyone who shows signs of having a computer at their disposal. But starting next month, when Costco has their DVD-R spindle sale coupon, I should be able to make the things available. I’m still thinking “free with order” and maybe $5 separately, with that $5 attached as a credit to your account for future use.
---This is occurring about when I am finished up with hopefully the about-final iteration of the Covershots 2 CD-R, which contains JPEGs of more uncatalogued books in all genres as well as outtakes from the Catalog Data CD-R (to make room for newer images).

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