The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.
It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the states and I hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend. This weekend I’m remembering my Grandfather who served in the Army during the Korean War.
I’m also remembering my father-in-law who just passed last summer. He was an amazingly brave Air Force pilot who fought in Vietnam. He flew right along side Robin Olds (famous Vietnam pilot), who actually called upon Chuck in the Officer’s Club one night to go out on a mission with him. He was actually a test pilot, too! You can’t imagine what that does to a person’s body.
Don’t forget those who died for our freedom…. and take time to thank those who still do 😀
Amazon vs Hachette
In case you missed it, which is highly unlikely, Amazon is using strong arm tactics in its negotiations with publisher Hachette. The latest article I saw was this one on USA Today.
It’s too bad Amazon is staying silent on the issue. IMHO, it just comes down to business and sadly, this is just the way it is in the business world. We, the consumer, don’t want to pay a lot for our books and we want our books fast. Amazon has overhead in the way of distribution centers. Money has to come from somewhere. We can’t have it both ways. Someone has to suffer.
There ARE other places to buy books, though….
Can I just pimp a book for a moment? I’m reading Elusive Memories right now. It’s only $2.99 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’m only about 30% through and it’s about a girl who is a prisoner of a group of very bad people and she’s struggling to overcome the memory erasing drugs they are giving her and knowing who to trust. It’s pretty cool. But do you see the author up there on that fabulous cover? Amanda Shofner? You might know her better as On a Book Bender. Yep, that Amanda…. 😀