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, January 1, 2006

01/01/06 SUN:
---I have someone who is interested in the upcoming Incunabula 25th-anniversary limited edition of Little, Big. If I’m to get it and be able to give a discount I’d probably need at least a couple other people interested too. I’m not sure what the current status of their publishing plans is. The website was last updated last March, where it didn’t seem like it would be out any time before 2007. Ought to check out when the actual 25th anniversary is.

---Email rec’d:
Hi Chris,

it has been some months since we had our last contact...

I would like to know if you are still working up an order for me.

I am still waiting for the new edition of Little Big(Crowley)

and the two Best ofs(Datlow .Dozois)which came out summer 05.

There were probably some more things I asked for.Please tell me what is on backorder.

Do I have to try some items elsewhere?

Also can you add me to your e-mail list for new arrivals?

till soon
---My reply:
Sorry about my neglectfulness. I've fallen away from ordering from publishers, especially the larger ones. Might be a good New Year's resolution to try to achieve a little more balance in that direction. Last year I used up a lot of my temporal capital trying to make more of my stored-away used books at least accessible to view (via JPEG covershots) and locatable (via being in boxes that correspond to the folders on the computer containing the JPEGs). Still a lot to do in that direction but it has had a ancilary effect of making my cellar storage area less treacherous and a lot nicer to be down there.
I will go ahead and finally get my order out for the Datlow & Dozois now. I don't know about getting the Little, Big from Incunabula. Looks like I might have to get more copies than I want to get any discount. Doesn't look like it will be out any time too soon. I'll mention it in my blog and if a couple other people want it too I'll go ahead.

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