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, April 26, 2007

04/26/07 THU:
---Finally getting my order out to Sam’s Dot for Bruce Boston’s new novel, as well as the Bruce story collection, Flashing the Dark.

---Rain finally seems to be letting up and isn’t scheduled to be back here for a few days. Sump pump is operating for the first time in a while, kicking on every five minutes or so. Compare that to every 20 seconds in the “Flood Year” of 1993. But the 20-30 mph ENE winds blowing the rain into crevices not ordinarily so tested did bring back the old adrenaline of battling the elements. As usual, maybe I over-reacted, but there is still a long tornado and torrential rain and thunder and lightning season remaining to fret about. Easily thrown off stride at my best, this got me going even more on my cellar reorganization project a bit more in earnest--at the cost of my performing my other duties the way I should. As always the hope is that I can create the right sort of environment for high achievement. Yeah, right.

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