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, April 4, 2006

04/04/06 TUE:
---I received a reply from Greenwood (see below). It looks like a short discount (5%), unless I buy five of their books. If I get some interest from others I could give a bit better discount (15%). I could also order other Greenwood titles to get to that discount, but they are all pricey too, although not quite so much as the Encyclopedia of the Supernatural. Here is the link I was given:
Below is a link for our science fiction and fantasy titles, which I sorted by publication date. Maybe some of these titles would interest you such as the J.R.R. Tolkien biography (the current list price is $30.95) or Unsung Heroes of The Lord of the Rings (list price of $39.95).
---Inquiry rec’d:
Do you still carry Greenwood Press books? And if so, do you have the
3-volume Encyclopedia of the Supernatural by Joshi adnd Dziemianowicz?
---My answer:
I probably can get Greenwood books. I'm not sure the discount now, but the 3-vol Ency sounds like something worth getting. I don't have it yet, though. Would you like me to pursue it further?
---Reply rec’d:
As for the encyclopedia, yes please see if you can get it.
---So I have sent an inquiry to Greenwood. Anyone else interested in this item, let me know. The more copies I get the better the discount. I see that it lists for $300, so I don’t want to get too many extras of this. Looks like quite a piece of work, though.

---Updated complete catalog info for CD-R burning today.

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