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.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Long time no post, I know.

Long time no post, I know. I've been referred to as "the late Chris Drumm" and I can imagine why. I wonder myself sometimes. There's probably plenty to catch up on or try to explain away, but I'd rather start getting in the habit of at least pasting book listings as they occur. I could dump a clump from my new listings document, and maybe I will, but for now, here's the first of what I hope to be several:

Aickman, Rober & Elizabeth Jane Howard WE ARE FOR THE DARK: Six Ghost Stories, Tartarus '11, limited to 350 copies, (three stories each by the two authors; first published in 1951; new intro by R.B. Russell is based on interview with the surviving author; 258+xii pages), new in dj 50.00

And a used book:
Ballantine U6128 Gross, Henry (interviews conducted by...) THE FLOWER PEOPLE, 5/68, (PBO; hippies in NYC's East Village, 1967; 16 pages of photographs), fr-g (decent reading copy) 8.00

I'm also revising/revisiting older listings as the books cross my lap, adding links to covershots. These I hope to be able to remember to paste in my Notes blog that should have a feed below.

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