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, November 28, 2005

11/28/05 MON:
---A few used books catalogued:
book club ($3 each):
misc. softcovers:
ALGOL/STARSHIP, 21-issue run, #18 (5/72) to #38 (spr/80), (The Magazine About Science Fiction; evolving from mimeo fanzine into slick semiprozine; edited by Andrew Porter; lots of big-name authors), vg-f the set, 50.00
Hoban, Russell RIDDLEY WALKER, Washington Square Press, 6/82, (tour-de-force), vg+ 7.00
Lethem, Jonathan GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC, Tor, 3/95, (tech noir; audaciously assured first novel), vg-f 7.00
---Maybe I ought to make the blogmail biweekly instead of weekly, since I seem to be skipping weeks more often than not. But I still hope to be adding more content more regularly--and I don’t want blogmails to be overly long. Maybe next week I can start getting back to the plan. And thanks to all who have offered commiseration over my bad back. Many of you have had the same experience, as have I off and on over the years. By now mine is almost completely better, but still there are still twinges. No longer can I really use it as an excuse for my laziness. I’ll have to find another one now!

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