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.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

08/20/05 SAT:
---Picked up 100-disc blank DVD-R spindle plus another one for free using coupon at Costco. So now I can burn Catalog Data and Covershots 1-4--what would require five CD-Rs--all on one disc. Here is the listing in New Arrivals now:
Drumm, Chris (compiler) CATALOG DATA & COVERSHOTS 1-4, DVD-R, (five CDs worth of JPEG covershots and complete catalog data all on one disc) 5.00
---I thought about making it be a free add-in with orders when requested, but I’m thinking it will take a lot of computer time to burn the things, plus it has taken more of my own time than I probably should be spending putting the thing together, so I figure it ought to be worth at least something. The covershots represent all the books I have freed up from their deep-space storage in the cellar, more than 5000 so far--not all of them perhaps all that desirable or even photo-worthy--but I know I am glad to be able to see them again now after all these years, and I think others with an interest in books might enjoy seeing them too. They are largely uncatalogued yet, but I should be able to do so by request. This is largely a work in progress and likely will remain one--gradually perhaps adding catalog entries to the directory--as well as more covershots as they emerge that will still fit on the disc.

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