Got my contributor's copies of "Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2009 Edition" today. Contains "Silent as Dust." It's inspired my first ever facebook giveaway! If you'd like to enter a drawing for a free copy of the antho, post a haiku on my facebook wall that relates in some way to one of my books or stories. Robo-Bobo, my name-picking cybermonkey, will choose a winner on March 2, as a reverse birthday present.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Some of you may have heard that a major publisher, McMillian, put their foot down and insisted that their e-books sell for higher than $9.99, the standard price on Kindle. Amazon played hardball, and removed all "buy" buttons for books from the publisher. Amazon has since backed down, but some friends of mine who are with imprints under the McMillian umbrella got hit by this corporate warfare. In particular, David B. Coe had the bad luck of having a book released while this was going on, and the "buy" button still hasn't been restored for the book!
For more details about David's book battles, check out his livejournal post.