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, September 5, 2005

09/05/05 MON:
---Labor day holiday. Me laboring much of day to clear out space for yet another shelf unit, entailing moving many boxes in cellar. Some of them, of course, I was curious to check out what was in them (and subject them to the ‘covershot’ routine). So now there are over 6,000 in the latest iteration of my DVD-R and the Covershots 4 CD is about a box shy of being full up. Now there are only four or five more boxes yet to move (for now). Unfortunately they are all full of old magazines (New Yorker, Atlantic, Harper’s, etc.), which are extremely heavy and only becoming heavier as my strength is sapped. So I sit around a lot waiting for the energy to be summoned to get to work. Meanwhile, more pressing matters get put off.

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