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, April 17, 2006

04/17/06 MON:
---Finally got another batch uploaded to my biblio listings, bringing alphabet to Strie- (from Mic-). Next up will be through Tarr (including Sturgeon and Swanwick, I noticed.) Orders through biblio seem to be coming along at a fairly consistent pace, making for a nice subsidiary cashflow stream--nothing too tough to keep up with--but enough to keep at bay the sending of printed-paper catalogs.

---Finally got order to Hippocampus sent. Since it sounded like the hardcovers of the latest volumes of Lovecraft essays would be coming later, and I knew I needed some of those, I took my time--not entirely because I meant to, though. Anyway, I hope I will have the latest three of their publications in hand soon. I did have a standing order, but when they went to print-on-demand technology and somewhat more expensive (though larger) books, I was queried first. Getting caught in the current flow of my emails is not always the best for responsiveness, in spite of all my best of intentions.

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