Saturday, December 23, 2006

Print on Demand In The Store

I'd heard about individual print-on-demand in the store, while you wait machines. The Espresso is the latest machine created by On Demand Books, and it is coming in 2007. Unfortunately at $50,000 a pop, I don't think one of the 10 and 25 libraries and bookstores that are buying one of these Espressos is in my town. But I'm looking forward to seeing one in action someday.

Print on Demand and I Mean Right in the Store Next to the Coffee and Bookmarks at Dear Author.Com.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights
Originally uploaded by Annalee Blysse.
Last night after work my brother, sister-in-law and I drove through one of Reno's neighborhoods called Hidden Valley where many homes are nicely decorated. Hidden away on one circle we found this home. Boy this one was a delight to find.

The visit with my 4-month-old nephews is going great. I'm coming down with the aching-stuffy-head-caughing-and-can't-sleep-even-with-that-medicine cold/flu that has been going around the office and so I'm not giving as many hugs and kisses as I'd like.

Now that the weekend is coming, hope everyone has a nice Christmas with family and friends.

Monday, December 18, 2006

50 Ways To Help Authors

An interesting post on promotion, and ways for authors to help out other authors expand their own reach too...

50 ways to help your author friends By Rowena Cherry

A lot of us don't do these things.


9. Invite her as an Amazon Friend

I for one don't invite enough people to be my Amazon friend. And few people invite me. For the first time in a long time an author I don't really know invited me the other day. Good for her! And, she had no idea that I'm gearing up for my next $25 free shipping order. ;)