Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Freebie Friday!

UPDATE: Wow, can I ever get this announced on a Monday. Sorry for the delay, folks. The winner of THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS by N.K. Jemisin is The Original Drama Mama. Please email your physical addy to

CLIENT NEWS: Rob Thurman's sixth Cal Leandros novel, BLACKOUT, debuted at #19 on the New York Times mass market list. We are incredibly proud of Rob! WTG!

TKA NEWS: Lucienne Diver talks about the agent/author relationship with Romantic Times web editor Morgan Doremus:

Report from Cyberspace:

Amazon says hasta la vista baby to Illinois after Governor Pat Quinn signed new sales tax fairness legislation into law requiring online retailers to collect sales tax - Bookselling This Week

USA Today bestselling, self-pubbed ebook author Amanda Hocking warns those using her as an example of why traditional publishing is on death's doorstep to rethink their position   - Amanda Hocking's Blog

Author, journalist and former repairer of ripped newspapers at the New York Central Library, Cory Doctorow pokes holes in HarperCollins's 26-ebook library lending theory - The Guardian

Leave a comment to win a copy of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS by Nebula-nominated author N.K. Jemisin. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Monday.

The 411: Yeine Darr, mourning the murder of her mother, is summoned to the magnificent and beautiful city of Sky by the king, her grandfather. He names her his heir but has already assigned that role to both his niece and his nephew, so what he’s now done is set up a competitive and thorny three-way power struggle. Yeine, looking more like her Darre father than her Arameri mother, may be a baroness in the Arameri world, but in the matriarchal North she is a chieftain of her people. She is also terrified and fascinated by the gods who roam Sky, including the nocturnally monstrous Nahadoth and the childlike Sieh. In just a few days, Yeine discovers that every action has consequences when she inadvertently sets up Darre to be attacked and realizes that her role in the succession to the throne may be that of a human sacrifice. This complex tale of politics, assassination, racism, and gods too intimately involved in the lives of humans is a challenging read and a notable authorial debut. --Diana Tixier Herald, Booklist

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Blogger Jennifer Merritt said...

Lucienne Diver's interview was fantastic. Thanks for posting it.

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger B Michael said...

Great reading. I am looking forward to the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:46:00 PM EST  
Anonymous eskimo said...

I still don't know what Harper Collins is does 26 borrows seem like a good idea for a library? Especially for commercial fiction? It's way too limiting!

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:36:00 PM EST  
Blogger meradeth said...

Please drop my name in that hat!

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:58:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sarah Allen said...

Great stuff! Thanks for the helpful links.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 6:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger Teril said...

ohh this book and the series sound amazing. I just saw a few great reviews and I would love to read it.

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 6:39:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Kaya H said...

ohh this book looks great! I cannot believe it was out and I did not know! Where have I been to miss it? I would love it.

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 6:40:00 PM EST  
Blogger Cybercliper said...

Too bad about Amazon and Illinois. They're pulling a facility out of Dallas for the same reason. Read some great reviews on One Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 6:44:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Marie R said...

Looks great, count me in!

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8:13:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Original Drama Mama said...

That's it IL, I'm packing my bags and getting out of here. I mean really - who is this helping? IL consumers can still buy items on Amazon tax free, and now many IL businesses and website owners simply use any financial benefit of recommending things they like on Amazon.
I'll go to a brick and mortar store to shop because I want to and like to - not because you whined and complained and forced me to.

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8:48:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Original Drama Mama said...

By "you" I meant the universal "you" not YOU ;)

Sorry to vent - just irritated by the whole thing - oh and did you know IL has decided to post-tax us for ALL purchases we make on-line? Not sure of how much to claim? No prob, they have a handy estimator tool to suck as much out of you as possible. Buy an item out of state but plan to use it in IL - they want us to pay them a post-tax for that too. We live close to the border, so my husband wants to know if he buys a coffee in one state, and drives back over the border into IL before finishing it - should he claim it on his taxes?
OK, rant over!

Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 10:55:00 AM EST  
Blogger Allison B. said...

I've been meaning to read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms! I've heard good things about it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:46:00 AM EST  
Blogger azteclady said...

Well, now, One Hundred Thousand Kingdoms sounds quite intriguing, please put my name down for the drawing.

As for the other news...well, they are depressing in many ways (26 lendings? srsly???) but I'm an optimist when it comes to books and reading. We book-aholics will find a way.

Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8:51:00 PM EST  
Blogger Slush said...

Hundre Thousand Kingdoms sounds like a delicious, tantalizing read. Deep and thought provoking.

Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 9:39:00 PM EST  
Blogger tetewa said...

Sounds good, I'd like to be included!

Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 4:11:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Wendy H said...

I also like the interview very informative and I would love to put my name in for the contest. Good luck to everyone!

Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 9:54:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Michelle4Laughs said...

I read this over the summer and enjoyed it very much.

Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 10:07:00 PM EDT  

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