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Tegan Tigani
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Reading. Writing. Eating. (All the good stuff, right?)
Reading. Writing. Eating. (All the good stuff, right?)

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This is an important read for everyone, to help us recognize the signs of a heart attack! SO grateful my friend +Linda Johns is doing well!!! #health #hearthealth

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Meta selfie at #BEA16 in honor of +Jordan Tigani​ and Google Big Query Analytics at the Wiley booth!
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This captures the charm of Sanae Ishida's new book-- and Sanae's philosophy.

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Yum! My friend Emily from Third Place Books tackles a torta.

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Just as long as it's not TOO hot... Under 75 or I need guaranteed shade!!!
http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2016/4/21/best-seattle-patios-for-sun-breaks

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I love this piece by KING5 about A Ticket to the Pennant. I'm hosting an event with +Mark Holtzen , the author, at +Queen Anne Book Company this Sunday, April 24 at 3:00. Pose with our old-fashioned baseball card cut-out, enjoy some kettle corn, sip some lemonade, and get the story behind the story at this free event!

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This gives an accurate summary of the economics of bookselling: 

"Many readers order and pre-order books from Amazon as a matter of course. Please, order ours from us or from an independent bookstore! This matters.

"Let me explain. When you order a book directly from a small press (which will fulfill your order immediately, just like Amazon) the press receives one hundred per cent of the cover price. We sell One Hundred Years of Marriage for $18.00; we collect $18.00 to plow back into the Press. The author gets a twenty-percent royalty on the sale.

"When you order the book through an independent book store, the bookstore keeps forty percent of the cover price to pay their rent, to pay their employees in their rewarding jobs, to contribute to their communities with their book clubs, story times, author visits and programming related to their communities. Those stores are citizens of their localities, and enrich them. When Upper Hand Press and our authors receive sixty percent of the cover price, we participate in communities of book lovers.  

"Amazon, on the other hand, keeps a whopping fifty-five percent of the cover price of any book they sell. If they sell our $18.00 book, Upper Hand Press receives less than half, only $8.10. It's a rule of thumb in any business that in order to make a profit, you must at least double the cost of a product. The only one to profit from Amazon is Amazon.

"Amazon is a bad habit you may not know you have, but it's one that cheats all the authors and publishers whose books you buy. The 'great deals' you get don't come from the massive corporation's pockets: They come from the pockets of writers and publishers like Upper Hand. This press is trying to make enough money to keep going, to grow and to bring you more great authors who don't fit the Big Box mold. Please, be sure to buy them outside the Box too."

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Ha! I love this book trailer for "ATicket to the Pennant!" Well done, +Mark Holtzen and mini Holtzens! I am so excited for this Little Bigfoot book to hit the shelves 4/12/16.

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So excited about this book!!!! 
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