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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

more verbiage

Didn't get anything transferred over to here yesterday as I was hoping. The particular stack(s) of books I am working are actually books that were already in the catalog but had found their way up to our living area of the house. I couldn't box them up because it would be impossible to find them should they be sold. A lot of them have lately posed for their covershots, so I had links to add to their listings -- and I could add text to to the listing, perhaps tweak the price, list them on half or biblio. But they don't qualify as new arrivals per se. Still, it was good to finally get them moved along.
There had been quite a build-up of cataloged but not yet shelved books under my desk in the cellar, robbing me of leg space and comfort. Finally I went about the onerous task of distributing these books to likely locations for successful retrieval should their time come to depart the premises. As with many put-off tasks this was not nearly the gargantuan chore I had anticipated. And at least for now, I can sit properly at the desk. Hopefully this will lead to my getting done some other tasks -- like answering some important emails that for too long have been neglected.

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