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.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
---Looks like time again to update Catalog Data info for CD-R inclusion with orders--also makes for a good way to perform a bit of back-up at least once a month.
---Heard why my order to NESFA is not shipped yet--seems they didn’t record my payment for my last order and don’t want to send me more books with a past-due amount. Well, I dug up the canceled check and sent them details on when the amount was deposited in their account and the name of their bank. They figure it will take a couple more weeks yet to get to the clubhouse and check their deposit records to make sure I'm telling the truth. It happens all the time--my payments don’t get recorded by publishers, usually small-press. They send me reminders and I have to fish out canceled checks... but I will still be a deadbeat.
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