* 7 x 7 Magazine wants to be friends with Alan Beatts, Borderlands' owner! http://ht.ly/pVIn1
* Amazon.com recently offered independent booksellers the opportunity to sell Kindles in-store, (with a whopping 6% discount! Yipee!) and to take a 10% commission on e-book titles sold for those Kindles for the next 2 years. As you may imagine, independent booksellers were less than overwhelmed with gratitude at this offer. Here are some of their responses, via Melville House Publishers: http://www.mhpbooks.com/we-are-not-amazon-franchises-booksellers-respond-to-amazon-source/
* Congratulations to all of the World Fantasy Award winners, and all of the British Fantasy Award winners! Both sets of awards were presented at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England. The full lists are here: http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/ and here: http://www.britishfantasysociety.co.uk/british-fantasy-awards/
* Overheard in the store:
"Well, it's better then the Nonfiction, which is all Jesus, Jesus, Jesus."
"I've got fifty-five pounds of bacon."
"Excellent life advice is to never drink an alcoholic beverage that comes in a souvenir glass."