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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

01/17/06 TUE:
---Here today from Ash-Tree:
James, M.R. ETON AND KING'S, Ash-Tree '05, (unreprinted since 1926), new in dj 47.50
---Going on the Internet to get the price of this (since my invoice had not yet arrived), I discovered that it was not up at the Ash-Tree website yet. I did find the Ghosts & Scholars website, which is of course heavily devoted to M.R. James. It does not mention the Ash-Tree edition but does say that: “Eton and King's is a very entertaining and highly readable work with many amusing - even laugh-out-loud - moments” and provides an index to the book.

---Sending out blogmail--back on weekly schedule again for once--but that thanks more to a few books having come in to report on than anything else.

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