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Diane Duane
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Some orchids at the Franklin Park Conservatory a couple of weeks ago.  
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These are really nice. I nor my wife can keep Orchids for long. We follow the directions and they never re-bloom :(
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Just updated at Ebooks Direct: "How Lovely Are Thy Branches"

JD 2455550.52 / December 20th, 2010:

It’s five days till Christmas, and the day before the Winter Solstice. The biggest pre-Christmas blizzard seen for decades is heading straight for the New York metropolitan area. But in one small corner of the Town of Hempstead, everyone’s attention is on other business. That’s because there’s a party tonight at Juan and Marina Rodriguez’s house… and the guest of honor is a being from four hundred lightyears away who looks a whole lot like a Christmas tree.

As so often happens, the motive force behind the festivities is the redoubtable Carmela Rodriguez, intent on fulfilling her longtime intention to fulfill one of the great wishes of the wizard known as Filif — specifically, to finally get him into a full set of Christmas decorations. The two-day party that ensues (with an epic sleepover in the middle) brings together a cast of old and new friends to eat, drink, exchange presents, and see a few things the likes of which this world has never seen before…

This 35,000 word novelette is a canonical work in the Young Wizards universe and takes place between the events of A Wizard of Mars and the forthcoming Games Wizards Play.

…Just so people know: I caught a few typos and dictation errors in HLATB over the course of the holidays, and thought I might as well fix them. So a new version of the file has been uploaded to Ebooks Direct this afternoon, and all purchasers should now have been alerted by the store that there’s a corrected version available.
Also: we added a Kindle Paperwhite version to the list of available formats, for those who were requesting it.

Find it here:

http://ebooksdirect.dianeduane.com/products/how-lovely-are-thy-branches-a-young-wizards-christmas-generic-epub
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Sounds intriguing 
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At #Ebooks Direct, our last and deepest discount / flash #sale of 2014... and maybe our last ever. 66% off everything in the store for the next twelve hours:  http://buff.ly/13zxCLE #youngadult #YA #sciencefiction #fantasy
For the next twelve hours at Ebooks Direct, everything in the store is 66% off. We’re launching a new ebook tomorrow, and we don’t do storewide sales at such times… so if you’re looking for the...
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It's #CyberMonday at #Ebooks Direct and our sale is on: 50% off everything in the store!  #sciencefiction #YA #fantasy  
From Black Friday through Cyber Monday at Ebooks Direct, everything in the store, everything in our catalog, is 50% off!
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For Black Friday at Ebooks Direct, everything in the store, everything in our catalog, is 50% off from noon (US) EST on Thanksgiving until 1 minute before midnight Hawaiian Standard Time on Sunday night. And because all the goods we sell are virtual and…
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Just for this weekend: the 9-volume box sets of the Young Wizards New Millennium Edition #ebooks   are 50% off. The sets are tailored for almost all the major e-readers. And they're all DRM-free, of course.

http://ebooksdirect.dianeduane.com/collections/frontpage/products/young-wizards-new-millennium-editions-9-volume-box-set
ETA: For the weekend of February 21-22, box sets are on sale at half price. Sale ends at 05:00 UTC (UK time) on February 23. Our New Millennium Editions
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Just bought this and some of your other books. As a kid growing up, I loved the first four of your books. Hope you keep writing and expanding the world for many years to come! 😀
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If the above (and below) images look a little bizarre, well, they should. They’re from long-ago German editions of My Enemy, My Ally and The Romulan Way into which the publisher inserted soup ads. Yes, really. The story came up again briefly in a series…
About the kinds of things that publishers can do to your novel after you turn it in, if you're not careful. In this case, soup ads are involved.
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I recently finished a early 1970's edition of Clifford D. Simak's "Time is the Simplest Thing". Smack dab in the middle of the paperback was a cigarette ad! Don't think you'll find those kind of ads today... 
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From over at the Tumblr: freyaliesel: o.o tuebl has all of Young Wizards in the library. BEST NEWS EVER It would be if (a) I’d given them permission to have the books, (b) I was getting paid anything for their presence there. However, (a) I never have,…
About legal and illegal lending of books and ebooks, and about the Public Lending Right in many countries worldwide
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It's got a present! I read ebooks on loan from my local public library all the time--entirely legally, since the library pays the publishers for the license to lend them.

The technology is entirely there, with reasonable DRM that removes the ebook once the loan time is up--I don't love DRM on things I own, but don't mind at all when it's just an enforcement of the loan.

Unfortunately, the legal framework here hasn't quite caught up. Owners of print books (like libraries) have some important rights, but there's not a useful legal framework for libraries to truly "own" an ebook, so libraries have few rights.

Currently, it's definitely a working way to get ebooks into the hand of library patrons, but I think it could use some improvement.

Edit: As a point of interest, the Young Wizards books are available on the service my library uses for ebook lending, but my library hasn't licensed them yet so I cannot borrow them--whereas I know my library has print copies.
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Suddenly, a big deal tonight: Not being able to watch a Dr. Who Christmas Special on Christmas. (It’s recording on the Sky box at home, but we won’t be back for days yet and it’s not the same.) Even though one is both a novelist and screenwriter who has…
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oh... so what you said. I have watched Doctor Who for 40 years. I have wanted to write stories for it since I was 9. I have started writing steampunk now but would love to write for Doctor Who (when I have more experience - so I can do it justice)... It is literally a (almost) lifetime dream of mine. Oh... I am female, Mr Moffat. 
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  JD 2455550.52 / December 20th, 2010: It’s five days till Christmas, and the day before the Winter Solstice. The biggest pre-Christmas blizzard seen for decades is heading straight for the New York metropolitan area. But in one small corner of the Town…
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Bought this and a few others. Thanks!
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Tomorrow’s one of the big days in the marketing year for anybody who (like us) sells ebooks. But this year, for many of us, there’s a nervous feeling about the event that hasn’t been there before: because this Cyber Monday could very well be our last.…
About the 1/1/15 implementation of the MOSS / VATMOSS legislation on EU sellers, and why it will affect how you buy ebooks even if you're not in the EU.
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When I saw this elsewhere it was with the caveat that it only applied if you set the price yourself, during the entire taylor swift I don't get paid for my music stuff. E.g. you self publish and self distribute- you have have all the trouble of vat in different teritories. If you did it through an aggregate website  e.g. amazon / itunes / playstore then it didn't apply as you had no direct control over the book price and they have the VAT in may countries hassle  (except for the control you get as the author) so you pay VAT when you go over the threshold as a standard UK vat un/registered person. Are you saying that isn't true? If it is, would it not be worth a few Genre authors clubbing together and forming a business just to sell their wares and splitting the cost of the VAT crap.
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I write science fiction and fantasy. Probably the best-known of my books are the ones in the Young Wizards series (starting here: http://amzn.to/sywtbaw ).
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County Wicklow, Ireland
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County Wicklow, Ireland - New York, NY - Philadephia, PA - Northridge, CA - Roosevelt, NY - Brentwood, NY - Bala Cynwyd, PA - Straiton, Scotland
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I've been writing fantasy and science fiction for 30 years or so. And I'm a pretty good cook.
Introduction
Writer of novels, screenplays, comics, short stories, the occasional computer game... denizen of the New York Times Bestseller List, a few times... and serious cook.
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Former psychiatric nurse.
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  • The School of Hard Knocks
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