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, January 15, 2007

01/15/07 MON:
---Looks like I have finally managed to set myself up with a Google Merchant account, so people can again use their credit cards to pay for books from me. I am still trying to avoid having to resuscitate my own processing terminal. Paypal’s “virtual terminal” was going to cost me $20 a month as well as a hefty skim. Now, if you use your credit card with me, I can send you an invoice through Google. There are also a bunch of website-integration tools I could try to figure out, but for now people who have been paying by credit card and receiving email invoices from me can hopefully do so through my Google Merchant account.

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