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.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

11/30/06 THU:
---Finally figured out that I had to "replenish" the template when I migrated my blog to the new beta version that integrates with Google. So now the archives seem to be working. I tried a new template, but somehow the old "Simple" one was the look I like. Now it is in "Simple II", with the archives at the bottom, and I can add permanent text to the bottom too, which I will be doing soon, to improve on what I already threw up there. Maybe I can add some of the posts I never got around to actually posting, now that everything is replenished. All in all, now that I think I've figured things out a little bit, it looks like there might be some improvements looking forward.

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