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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

08/31/05 WED:
---Here today from PS Publishing:
POSTSCRIPTS #4, sum/05, PS, (Alastair Reynolds, Eric Brown, Lawrence Person, Malzberg & Di Filippo, Adam Roberts, Jack Dann, Zoran Zivcovic stories; Prather interview), as new 10.00
---And sure enough, the Wellman slipcases arrived today also. I was able to put together one set with one of the couple extras I have. They fit very nicely and I offer it:
Wellman, Manly Wade THE SELECTED STORIES OF…, Night Shade '00-3, the complete five-volume set in slipcase, as new 195.00
---Dealt with 30-volume “Library of the World’s Best Literature: Ancient and Modern” published in 1896 by Peale & Hill picked up at a library sale a few years ago. The thing has 16,330 pages in its first 28 volumes. Volume 29 is the Biographical Dictionary and vol. 30 is Synopses of Books and General Index. The bindings are all crumbling but the pages are okay. I wonder if anyone has this thing scanned in on the Internet. Since it is public domain I think I would be a great thing to have on a disc. A lot of work doing it, though. But it would be a lot easier accessing the material if it were on a disc or up on the Internet--and it does look like a legitimate library of great literature circa the end of the 19th century.

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