First off, Kobo is graciously offering an excellent deal on TO LOVE A DARK LORD, a legendary (if I might say so with no false modesty) historical romance with a very bad boy hero. It opens with the heroine killing someone, which is always a lively way to start, and the Bad Boy decides, on a whim, to rescue her. Trouble ensues.
It's available for Kobo in the US, Australia and the UK (and presumably NZ) at 30% off from today, May 15, through the 22, and in Canada from May 20 to 30. And don't forget, you can download a Kobo app for your computer, which is excellent news for those Kobo only deals (or people who've moved to an iPad or their Kobo has broken. It means you can still have access to those books.)
Which reminds me. We're getting around to moving, and I'm getting rid of lots of books. I'm one of those people who adore reading on a Kindle or iPad, and have even purchased books I've already bought in print, just for the convenience of reading them that way. (I think WHEN BEAUTY TAMED THE BEAST by Eloisa James was the first one I did that for).
But I'm a little worried about technology. I've uploaded a whole lot of my CD's onto my computer, there's streaming so I don't need to be buying new movies and I can get rid of stuff that hasn't interested me. And there are all those books I can put on my Kindle and audiobooks (my passion) that go into iTunes.
As I start to pack up my books, which do I donate and which do I keep? Beloved books I'll keep, like WINDFLOWER, even if it is being reprinted. And I think I want to keep my Georgette Heyers from the 1960s and '70s, even if I have them all on my Kindle. Mary Stewart of course, because she hasn't gone to e-publishing yet. But there are so many others, and if I figure I can always download them, who's to know whether the license has lapsed or not? But I certainly can't pack all the shit I have -- we'd need twenty moving trucks.
I guess I'm going with instinct. If I'd always miss a book if it disappeared from publishing then the physical book goes in the box. Otherwise I'll try to be stern with myself.
Any of you moved since publishing took off? I'm assuming most of you have too many books -- what in the world do you do with them?
Oh, and update on winners. I've sent all the American ones out, though I'm going to need email addresses for those who won an e-copy of BARRETT'S HILL. (Trust me, it's fascinating to read). The Australian, Canadian and British winners for previous stuff are going next, but I had to fill out a tiresome customs form so it's taking me a little longer.
In the meantime, I need email addresses for:
Katie.Rehead, Sangeeta Joshi, Kanch, and Camilla Von Hollen Swope
i have Angel Parker's email already, but I'm waiting for the others so I can get my publisher to send the book to you.
And that's enough for now. And if you've moved (or even decluttered) tell me what you did with all the old books and cd's etc. This isn't a phony question -- I really need help!)