This is a combination holiday! gift! post and an author! pimping! for! votes! post. Those who are not interested in these activities should certainly feel free to move on.
Books make wonderful presents
…this is true the year round, of course, for all occasions or for no reason at all. Nothing says I Love You More Than a Clean Living Room like the gift of a book.
For those who are giving (or receiving) a Kindle, Nook, Sony, Ipad, Android or any other of a head-swimming number of devices capable of reading ebooks, remember that an ebook reader is only half the present. The other half is: Something Excellent to read — and this is where I am uniquely placed to help you.
All published Lee and Miller, and Lee, novels, as well as some number of the short stories, are available for your ebook-reading device from Baen Webscriptions. Here’s your link. If you’d like a taste, first, sample chapters are posted for each book. While you’re over there at Webscriptions, take a look at the other titles on offer — lots of stuff to read there, and very reasonably priced, too!
Also! Sharon Lee’s first two Jenn Pierce mysteries, set in Wimsy, Maine are available electronically from Fictionwise. You can shop for them here.
But wait, there’s more!
Does someone on your list dote on audiobooks? Carousel Tides and Local Custom are available from Audible.com. You may listen to a sample of each on the page before you commit to a purchase.
Signed paper books
Probably too late to order from these wonderful vendors for a Christmas Day bestowing, but perfect for January birthdays — signed Lee and Miller, and Lee, novels and short story collections.
Ellen Richmond, Children’s Book Cellar, 207.872.4543 kidsbookscellarATmyfairpointDOTnet (where AT and DOT replace The Usual) — Lee and Miller titles, and Carousel Tides.
Jeanne Peterson Kamfonik, Beggar’s Ride Studio and Gallery, 207.937.2673, or request on www.facebook.com/beggarsrideart — Carousel Tides only
Remember to check out the book lists at “Whatever, and But Enough About Me!
…here ends the gift-giving portion of our Commercial Break. Everybody take a deep breath. Ready? Here we go on to the next bit!
As mentioned earlier in the month, Saltation is a finalist for a 2010 Goodreads Choice Award in the category of Science Fiction. You must be a member of Goodreads to vote (I am assured that this is a relatively painless operation). If you would like to vote for Theo, who is up against some Very Tough Competition, Indeed, here’s your link
There are also a good many other worthy books nominated in other categories, so you might want to take a look around, while you’re over at Goodreads. Voting continues until the end of December; winners in all categories announced on Janaury 5, 2011.
That’s it; commercial’s over. Thank you for your patience and support.