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, January 2, 2006

01/02/06 MON:
---Got that VHPS (St. Martin’s/Tor) order ready to fax. Didn’t check up on new releases to augment what was already in the order file. I was still routinely adding sold-out books for re-ordering. So there were plenty for a decent-enough sized order, although most of them will be older titles that might be less in demand. Lately I haven’t been adding sold-out books to the order file again, unless they might seem to warrant it. So next time I might have to cull around a bit, doubtless coming up with more interesting things. The rate I’m going I wonder when that next time might be.

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