February 17th, 2011

News

A few quick things, because it's been and continues to be a very, very busy week!

First, The Knight Agency is hosting a chat this evening with Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen and Deidre Knight, contributors to the ON THE HUNT anthology.
WHEN: Thursday, February 17th at 9pm ET
WHERE: The Knight Agency Chat Room, http://client1.sigmachat.com/sc.php?id=115545

Second, a link to Nora Roberts'
excellent letter to Congress regarding piracy and also to the Scott Turow testimony on behalf of Authors Guild.  Yes, Virginia, piracy is otherwise known as STEALING.  You cannot put a good face on taking something without compensation.  Try it at your local store, you'll get arrested.  Try it on the Internet, the penalty should be no less severe.

Third, I'm sure you've all heard by now about Borders filing for bankruptcy.  Not a surprise, as we've all known it was coming, but very sad all the same.  I love my local Borders, and I feel for all of the employees who may soon be out of work and for those in towns where their local stores will soon be no more.  Article here at Shelf Awareness for anyone who wants to read on.  Click here for a list of the closings (approx. 30% of their retail stores).