Lately Google has felt the need to email me every time one of my books is available on eBay. Oddly enough, I have less than zero desire to know about this, but you know Google. Once it gets it into its thick little skull that I'm interested in every single thing about me, it feels the need to inform me of every single thing about me.
That Google has no sense of discretion. I will never ever ask it if my outfit makes me look fat (actually none of my outfits make me look fat, since I look fat just fine without any help from my outfits).
Yesterday was the official publication date of the paperback of the dead and the gone, which would have had more significance if copies of it hadn't been on sale for weeks already. Although I do have to say today is the official date of the Kindle release of d&g, and Amazon held to that date. So happy National Kindle Release Day one and all!
Anyway, in honor of the official paperback publication date, Google sent me a link to Deep Discount's d&g page. Hot diggety. I'm making money off of Deep Discount instead of vice versa.
I pulled out my calculator, and figured out that based on a royalty of 48 cents a copy, Deep Discount will have to sell one kerzullion, nine hundred twenty two zillion and thirty seven copies for me to get half as much money from them as they got from me since April.
That seems doable.
I also got a very interesting email from Google to a blog entry about the UK book jackets for Life As We Knew It, the dead and the gone, and This World We Live In. This was the first I'd seen of the TW UK jacket (I'm not kidding when I say without Google I would know nothing).
I like the way all the jackets are lined up for an easy compare and contrast. That kind of thing is way beyond my blogging skills (which reminds me- be sure to admire the new Scooter picture I put on the right side of the blog).
All right. In honor of National Kindle Release Day (have you noticed, there's no mail delivery today? That's why you need Kindle), I'll be going to my mother's in a few minutes. Usually, when I go there, it's to set up her pills for a couple of weeks, and pay any of her bills that are lying around. Today I'll be doing both those things, and searching with her for witnesses because she'll be signing her revised will. In other words, today is devoted to pills 'n bills 'n wills.
I'd love to know what's in her will, but Google won't tell me!
ETA: Thanks to Google, I found this description (with jacket) of the German version of LAWKI.