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hutch0
Date: 2007-12-24 12:45
Subject: merry, merry, merry
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Posting is going to be spotty at best for the next couple of days and then will stop altogether until January 3, so I just want to wish everybody the compliments of the season.






Merry Christmas, villagers, wherever you are.
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Tim Lieder
User: marlowe1
Date: 2007-12-24 15:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks for the money, but can you afford that? I don't know when I'd be able to pay you back. I have other people to pay back first. But thanks.

And I don't want you to pay for any ebay sales that you win from now on. It will be expensive shipping that stuff to England, but you've more than paid for it.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-25 01:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The exchange rate is in your favour right now; a few years ago I wouldn't have been able to do it. You're a villager, and you're one of my writers and it's Christmas and you were never going to get anywhere with what you made from the auction. Pay me back when you can, I'm in no hurry. And I want those books, so I'll pay for them. Shipping is only the price of a packet of cigarettes per parcel, and I get through enough of those. The only sticking point is the Chabon, which comes up around the time we're going away; if I win that auction I won't be able to authorise the payment until we get back in the New Year, so don't bad me up with eBay.
Don't squander the money, but if you do, make sure you make me proud of you.
Have a good Christmas.

Edited at 2007-12-25 01:54 am (UTC)
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Tim Lieder: Teddy Bear
User: marlowe1
Date: 2007-12-27 01:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Teddy Bear
If you win the Chabon I am sticking it in the box and hoping that you forget about it.

Oh and have you ever thought of starting your own publishing company? With http://www.lightningsource.com it's surprisingly cheap. $1000 is pretty much how much it costs to market and publicize a book and I've gone as low as $500 (with the exception of paying the writers).

I say this now because there really is no way I can publish that anthology (whatever it will be called) since you have loaned me money (beofre I was going to make the offer to publish without my story so I avoid self-publishing - all these ethical dilemmas when no one cares) but I still want to see it out there.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-04 22:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Chabon? What Chabon was that...?
In the darkest days after the collapse of SP6, I did consider publishing it myself, but I can just barely cope with editing; publishing is another level of hurt entirely and I take my cap off to you for keeping Dybbuk going and keeping the standard so high. I couldn't do it, even though it is financially within my reach - just.
And bless you for even thinking about picking up SP6, but as I said, the good folk at Pendragon have taken us under their wing and - touch wood - it'll be out next Autumn and your story will be there.
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Tim Lieder
User: marlowe1
Date: 2008-01-07 14:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Cool.

I actually hung out with my business partner on Saturday night and that was a little painful as he's noticed that none of the books have made any money and then got all "WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG" and telling me that he wanted it to get down to a real business plan and having some vague idea about us being a resource for writers who couldn't normally get published.

I tried to explain it to him. But he's got a good idea of getting a list of bookstores, academic departments and the like together. I'll do that and then write up some publicity material for him. The rest is a case of the real estate market dying and him wanting to get his hands on a business that he's ignored until now (oh shit)
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-07 23:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I went to a panel about publishing at last year's British FantasyCon and came out more or less ready to slit my wrists. Being an editor's way tough enough for me, and I'm not even much good at that. I'd go quietly out of my mind if I had to do publishing-type stuff as well.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2007-12-24 20:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The kitten pix are a bit much to take on an empty stomach.

Nonetheless:

Merry Krimble, old fruit! And my seasonal regards to the l'il lady.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2007-12-25 01:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I liked the kitten pic, but I have been known to succumb to sentimentality. You two have a great Christmas in *consults watch* about two and a half hours. We're both thinking of you. Take care.

Edited at 2007-12-25 01:34 am (UTC)
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2007-12-25 04:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hi Hutch

I'd return that watch to the manufacturer if I were you! I think it was about an hour off.

Forty minutes to go, and pds_lit is already, with a determined look on her face, pointing a double-barrelled shotgun up the chimney, hoping for a way of keeping us solvent through 2008 -- by taxidermy if necessary.
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