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, June 19, 2007

06/19/07 TUE:
---Amy used her brand-new passport to board flight to Belgium. It turns out the passport was issued Jun 8 and USPS express-mailed Jun 16, with only PO Box on label. A truck left a notice at Polk City post office Sunday morning, a couple hours before we had to leave for Chicago. I even checked the box one last time in faint hope something might have come since Saturday morning when I last checked the box. Naturally the notice had not made it into the box. Oh well, Chicago was a blast. At least she did get her passport in time, if barely, and didn’t have to forego her expense-paid trip to Ghent. Seems the feds owe me $500 easy.

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