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.

Friday, September 30, 2005

09/30/05 FRI:
---Kitchen workers day off, finally. They work four ten-hour days a week. Unfinally, they figure to be here for a couple more weeks. The deconstruction part of the process has occurred so the incidence of plaster dust and broken water pipes should be mitigated, but with all the racket and the need to keep an eye on the goings-on, the past few days have been all messed up. I was already engaged ongoingly in somewhat of a cellar remodeling project anyway. This kitchen remodeling now has caused me to do even more down there--finding a place for some cabinets being taken out that seemed like they might be useful, clearing out space for pipework, etc.--all of it giving me an excuse to put off my weekly blogmail until maybe today. Now I can skip the Tuesday mailing next week and try to get back in the groove maybe the week after.

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