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John and Teyla - Uh Oh
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I didn't do anything this weekend except work, so...that's about it.

If you missed it last week, I had a post about the Raksura Novellas coming out in paperback, a post with a snippet of The Dead City, and a post about Emilie and the Sky World coming out on March 4.

Book Deals

Miserere by Teresa Frohock is $2.99 on Kindle and The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams is $3.93.

And there's been a $1 or so price drop on the Kindle editions of The Wizard Hunters, The Ships of Air, and The Gate of Gods. I don't know if it's permanent or what.

links

* BBC History: The Missing Tudors: black people in 16th-century England

* Mirrors may have worked magic in ancient Japanese rituals

* Kameron Hurley: Surprise! I Have No Idea Your Book is Coming Out
The truth is that when it comes to awards season, or the week or month your book comes out, if you haven’t been talking about it in some way – on Twitter, in blog posts, even fucking Facebook – then chances are MIGHTY that other people don’t fucking know about it. And if other people don’t know – book bloggers, others writers, fandom in general – then NOBODY knows.

(And the problem with Facebook is that it doesn't show your friendslist all your posts. So even the people who are friended to you on there in order to see when your next book is coming out may not see your posts talking about when your next book is coming out. Facebook wants you to pay them to "promote" your posts, but people who have done this say it had either no effect or their posts were shown to even fewer people that way. Posts that have likes and comments are sometimes shown to more people, but it's still a crapshoot.)

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That's probably the thing that worries me most about getting my work published. As someone who is quite a bit introverted, self promotion of anything often ends up just on the tip of my tongue and 95% of the time goes no further than that.

"...but people who have done this say it had either no effect or their posts were shown to even fewer people that way."

Yeah, I've seen experiments trying out various types of Facebook promotions, and they came up with exactly that result.

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