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March 2017



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criminal minds prentiss deed's sake tenn

Jean Gris isn't worried about your guns.

"recognizance" is one of those words that always looks wrong.

And my first copies of Undertow just showed up. They came up with a much better tagline for the final cover.

Man, this is a pretty, pretty book. And only $8.99 Canadian ($6.99 US) .... Go, failing dollar!

Eee. Books. Real books! *Wallows in the new-book smell*

And now, some oatmeal, and then back to the word mines.


"recognizance" is one of those words that always looks wrong.

But recognisance looks fine -- UK correspondent *g*
Interesting - I have never lived east of Massachusetts, and the version with the 's' looks right to me, too. Oh, well, more evidence that I cannot reliably sort British from American English.

I checked on a currency converter and the book should only cost $7.50 in Canada. The booksellers up here are ripping off consumers -- something that book buyers have been complaining about for at least a year.
Customs duties. *g* It's an import, up there.
Also, you're looking at multiple layers of markups. Which is to say--I get ~55 cents American per paperback. My publisher gets about $1.50-$2.00, out of which comes my 55 cents and all marketing and production costs, as well as salaries of the staff involved. The distributor gets $3.50 or so, out of which comes the publisher's ~$1.75 and all of the distrubutor's costs. The bookseller gets $7.00, out of which comes his overhead, his staff costs, and so on.

This is not a high profit business on the fiction end, mostly. Except the people at the very top of the heap, where those half-cents start to add up.
"Accrual" always looks wrong to me, too. And when I had the job where I was proofreading financial statements I saw it a LOT.
Oh yeah. That's totally not a real word.
I've got a lower center of gravity?
*new book smell*
talk about catnip for humans..