February 1st, 2009

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It's that time!

If you're planning on going to Worldcon (Anticipation Montreal 2009) this summer, the hotel reservations function that gives the con rate is now up and running. You can register online or by phone:

"The Housing Bureau may also be called at 1–888–722–2220 (toll free North America) or 514–844–0848. Identify yourself as a 2009 Worldcon (Anticipation) member to get the special convention rates."

Be sure to check the map to see where all the hotels are in relation to the convention center. Montreal is a beautiful city that I have never visited; plus, they've lined up some great folks (Neil Gaiman is one of the guests of honor this year, and Julie Czerneda will MC), so I've made my reservations already!

Oh, boy! Anticipation is an appropriate name. I can hardly wait!





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Ebook—not a rook!

I blogged recently about the fact that Orbit books has a new program where every month they offer one book as an ebook for $1.00 (one dollar). Well, I went to their site expecting to buy Iain M, Banks' Use of Weapons as that was the book they were offering for February. Well, it's there, but the only ebook vendor listed for it is Sony! No Kindle store! What gives? What I want to know is, was this an Orbit Books' problem or Amazon's problem? Last month I was able to download the January book wirelessly to my Kindle by paying a buck. This time, no such option!

What gives?

UPDATE: And now a word from Miss Emily Litella . . .

The Iain M. Banks' ebook USE OF WEAPONS now has several $1 options, including Amazon Kindle! Don't know whose hold up it was, but it's fixed now.

Never mind!





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