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Learned this week

- Jury duty is more fun than I expected, and a surprising amount of tension arises over whether one will be excused or kept on as a juror.

- I do not catalog or price books if the tiniest, most flimsy excuse can be found to put it off even 10 more minutes. This is not good, and will require more drastic measures.

- Offloading books by the bagful at used bookstores (instead of trying to list each title) does indeed move some stuff out of the house, but the required mindset makes cruising for books that will use up the credit impossible (for me). Anyone strongly wishing they had credit at the Couth Buzzard? Let's talk.

- In the "flimsy excuse" department, I know that there are many items that I'm going to want to eBay rather than make up a price and list. I could use my already opened eBay account "alicebentley" OR I could take advantage of the generous offer to list them as part of the "studiofoglio" empire. Trying to decide which is a better choice has granted me several weeks of delay. Any opinion?

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kevinnickerson
Aug. 14th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
If you list them as you, only people looking for those titles will see them. If you list them as studiofoglio, the same set of people will see them, AND people who specifically watch studiofoglio will see them.

Now, if you lean on P&K, and get them to make some doodle on the books. Well, now you've got more money coming in. Maybe.
isherempress
Aug. 15th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
I'm with Kevin. Studiofoglio already has (I'm guessing) a large following, some of whom may have interests that intersect with your books. Don't waste that opportunity!

I am aware that cataloging books from home is not really great fun, as evidenced by the piles of books surrounding me in my (home) office. On a good day I add a dozen titles to LibraryThing for the Quaker Meeting. There haven't been many good days recently; I still have well over 200 to add, and that's just the Pendle Hill Pamphlets! Ugh.

On the other hand, I have a steady income (okay: allowance) and I'm not trying to sell these books. The books I'm selling on Alibris... well, that's another story. I hated the site 5 minutes after I signed up with them... besides, I can't hardly decide which books to sell! They're like my babies! I still remember the authors and the conversations (though I have dumped books by authors who I didn't really like). Anyway, I know you already know all this. Sigh. We don't even need to converse about stuff like this, do we??!

How's the job hunt? There's a little company down in Silicon Valley that recently lost its CEO. Maybe you should apply there. According to Joe Nocera's NYT column today, they could use a good leader.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/business/14nocera.html
magik_sometimes
Aug. 19th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
My opinion is that you should take some more time to think about it... or may just take some more time and not think about it.

rise and repeat as needed until it no longer enters your mind
blueeyedtigress
Aug. 20th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Been said before, but I'll agree -- grab the opportunity presented to list under SF, and you'll get much better exposure.

(Honestly, this very thing is something I've been procrastinating about myself, and *I* don't have the nifty-keen-groovy-cool option of borrowing the GG readership to do it. You go, girl! No, seriously: you should GO, girl, and get it done!) %D
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