This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

So yeah, I got out of my car yesterday and my cell phone slipped and landed flat on the ground. It's not that big of a deal. I had enough foresight to get insurance on it, so all I need to do is take it in and get a replacement. But I'll tell you, being without Twitter and Facebook and email for several hours ... imagine my shock when I finally got online and saw that the Internet was still here!

Thanks once again for everyone who entered the "Multiplicity" contest. You all came up with some really great equations. But there must be one winner, and, after writing each name down on slips of paper and picking one randomly, the winner is Jay Brown! Jay, email me at robert (at) robertswartwood (dot) com with your address when you get a chance, thanks.

At some point this past Friday Amazon ended their free promotion on The Silver Ring. I figured sales would pretty much stop completely, but surprisingly they haven't. In fact, they continue to be very strong. I'll talk more about this in-depth once the month is over and I get my full sales report from Amazon, so I can calculate how many copies were downloaded free vs paid, but currently in the UK? The Silver Ring is number one in horror and beating out Justin Cronin.

That works for me!