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Journeyman

it came out of the wordwork

Another case of books signed
coffee
kinzel
And another...

...Between the softcover and the hardcover we've signed almost as many copies of Liaden Universe Companion, Volume One as we usually sign of the hardcover releases from Meisha Merlin. Not too shabby, given the seriously small ad budget and the size of the print run. I am still hoping to pop a softcover ad in somewhere before Christmas. And SRM is starting to get re-order requests for LUC from some of the bookstores that got early copies. I think there are two more cases to go, which means somewhere more than half of the LUC hardcovers are in transit and the rest will filter their way in to the world by next week. After which the first hardcover printing will be history.

Meanwhile, things are going somewhat slower than I'd like on a couple fronts; for one thing the flu shot -- which didn't leave my arm hurting or particularly bruised -- seems to have left me with a kind of full-body ache and listlessness. Blech.

I've now moved the computers to what may be the final spots in my upstairs office; and now I'll be, as time permits, getting the KVM switch into play so I can free the space that monster monitor takes, and then I'll bring the laptop and "server" downstairs into the network. I'm considering another external Maxtor as a back-up for the server drive -- it ain't RAID, but if I can fiddle a nightly chronjob back-up it ought to do...

Out of the blue, our editor at Phobos informs us that Sword of Orion has made-the-grade in some way and is expected to be featured in one of the upcoming Barnes and Noble newsletters -- Explorations. I think it is. Hey, ink is ink...

*THREE* cups of coffee this morning. I see...

Meanwhile, we currently have three books in the amazon top 20,000... sigh, and two of them aren't published yet.

And so, back to signing, and then some more packing. Sigh. The things we do for our readers...
... we're glad to do. We're sitting here doing this 15 years after a major NYC editor told us we didn't have a career. FFFFFFFFFFFffffftttttttttttttttttt! Take that MNYCE! Maybe Sword of Orion will hit the Locus bestseller list, just to remind you again that your cluetrain derailed some years back...

...yeah, maybe too much coffee this morning. Is there any left?