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, July 2, 2007

07/02/07 MON:
---Should have expected not to be able to get to work as well as expected while in solitary confinement the days Amy was in Belgium. Instead I guess I just lazed around and read and listened to music, eating and sleeping haphazardly, usually in no fit state to get much of anything worthwhile accomplished, except in occasional fits and starts. Maybe now that she is back, I can turn over that perpetually needed new leaf. As always, I hope so.
---Experimented with copying and pasting email with graphic--the one from The Nation below, which seemed like about as worthy a cause as I can think of and worth my puny effort to relay. Bad as things might be in the world, without The Nation they would be even worse, especially the way the current mass-media and even mainstream newspapers have dropped the ball so often in getting to the bottom of things. Maybe the bottom is so low and wide they can’t even begin to gauge and plumb its depths, although they do seem to be able to find lows in other areas--petty celebrity, petty crime, petty sleaze, ad nauseum.

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