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.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I just ordered The Man Who Made Models and Other Stories and Slippery and Other Stories from you via Half.com. They arrived in the mail yesterday, and I am enjoying them immensely. A million thanks!
Thanks, Kevin! It's great to hear. The production standards were a bit "shoddy" (per Dozois) to be sure, I know, but hopefully the content is there and it is readable (albeit maybe with magnifying glass). I'll try to get my other Lafferty booklets listed again too, but that might require some assemblage. Anyway, it's nice to hear from someone actually reading some of that wild-and-wooly stuff.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The orders that come in through my listings on Amazon, Half and Biblio keep me pretty busy as it is. I'll try to get as much of my inventory transferred over to these venues I as can manage. And I will be revising the headings of the different catalog-data files to reflect this change.
I apologize to those who sent me orders and never got any answer. I do feel bad about it.
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