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, October 24, 2005

10/24/05 MON:
---Finally think I’m recovering from kitchen-remodel nightmare. A second flood in the cellar--occasioned by only partial hook-up of washing machine (leaving drain dangling to floor)--caused me to have to move more boxes than my only-partly-recovered-back from last flood (pipe-burst) could deal with. My mock-heroic efforts saved inventory from harm (books were already well-protected from casual moisture), but left me for a few days with only flat-on-my-back the comfortable position to be in. I am easily knocked off stride even at my best, but this was a real shove. After all of it now it looks like we might have a nice remodeled kitchen to enjoy--gas range instead of electric, no more suspended false ceiling, and everything. Down the road the ordeal part will, I’m sure, be forgotten (until the next project Amy decides to spearhead).

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