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.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

09/11/05 SUN:
---Phonecall from Jacob at Tachyon selling me on some copies of a special limited edition of his new Terry Bisson book. He also caused me to remember (again) that my pre-order from his fulfiller (IPG) for Strange Itineraries (Tim Powers) has not showed up. He urged me to get that order in posthaste because the book is selling quickly and is even slated for a second printing. With the excess of used books that have been surging up from the cellar I am still in a holding-pattern mode when it comes to ordering new books--mainly just standing orders have been showing up of late. But there are a few things I ought to get before it is too late. So I resolve to at least get my Tachyon order sent out (the Bisson ltds. and a re-supply of the last couple or so available of the special edition of the Powers book should be on the way directly from Tachyon).

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