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.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

back from vacation

Not much action here for awhile -- sorry, if you've been checking up. Partly it was being away for the better part of a couple weeks. Returned from San Francisco last Friday. Only bought two books (at a library where we stopped for a bit of wi-fi) the whole trip. Tried to stop at an indie bookstore (Stacy's) in Frisco, but it was kaput -- how it goes, I guess, these days.
But when I got back to Polk City there was a box of used books from a consignor waiting on the front porch. Check out the covershots if curious, while I try to get 'round to cataloging them. I'll try to get caught up on other fronts too. (If you think you've been forgotten by me, do keep pestering me. Sometimes it might be what I need to get my priorities right.)

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