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, March 26, 2006

03/26/06 SUN:
---Adjusted settings for biblio and listings to “returned from vacation”. We were in California last week visiting our son Neil in San Francisco and my parents in Carmel. It was great to see them and some of the sights in California. The trip went smoothly, but now I need to re-orient myself to the bit of build-up of things to do--both what has come up while away and the too-many things I didn’t get done before leaving.

---Tried not to have too many book shipments coming while away, but a few things here anyway: large boxes from Ash-Tree, NESFA Press, and a 35-pounder with more used books to sell on consignment. As I get these catalogued, I will post them here, of course.

---As if not up against it enough already, I went to a large book sale today and picked up some 111 more used books to add to inventory. Not too many choice items, maybe because this was the next-to-last day of sale that started, I think, last Thursday.

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