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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

04/11/07 WED:
---Once again, long time no blog entries. I let myself get out of the habit, I guess. But, as well, I went to San Francisco for a few days a couple weeks ago. Leading up to the trip I didn’t want to stir up too much book-business action, and as usual for me, after I got back I had my usual problems re-orienting myself in the proper direction. Still not too many new arrivals to report lately. I need to get a few orders to publishers, but the days when I tried to be comprehensive, even including the conglomerates, seem to be past. But who can predict the future? There is a box here with some nice used books that I need to catalog in the next day or so. Hopefully I can go ahead and get that posted without undue delay.

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