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, September 15, 2008

covershots on flickr

Fooling around with the computer this morning I took the covershots for the box of books I just opened for cataloguing and put them on flickr. I'm sure I'm far from having it all figured out, but I believe you can check them out for yourself at As I catalog them, perhaps I will add the catalog entries to the descriptions.
---Speaking of covershots, I have quite a few more to take piled up in the sunroom, of books picked up at the big Planned Parenthood booksale over the past weekend. I will try to get these up on flickr too -- one of those things I will wonder why it took me so long to glom onto.

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