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Old January 9 2012, 02:15 PM   #1891
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A new Armex compound bow.
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Old January 9 2012, 06:35 PM   #1892
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A baseball game from the iTunes Store (Redsox at Twins - first official game played at Target Field).
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Old January 10 2012, 03:10 AM   #1893
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Groceries. Booze.
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Old January 10 2012, 03:12 AM   #1894
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Old January 10 2012, 06:07 AM   #1895
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A tank of gas for my car trip tomorrow night, and cans of Campbell's chicken soup, since hubby won't eat anything else when he's sick.
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Old January 10 2012, 06:35 AM   #1896
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Kibble
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Old January 10 2012, 04:22 PM   #1897
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So, I got my first royalty cheque from Oxford University Press.
That was quick; wasn't it only published last year? I'm curious because I'm in the process of publication too, and the way my publisher has done things is that the advance they gave me is roughly equal to what they expect to have otherwise paid out in first-year royalties i.e. unless sales exceed that first-year expectation, I'm not until expecting royalties until year two. So does your early royalty cheque mean that the book is selling very well? Congratulations! Very cool.

Haven't bought much myself recently, but had to pay various quarterly utility bills, and I see that my annual fee for a necessary professional subscription just got deducted from my account too. I really dislike having to pay that; feels like paying money out for very little good in return. The only saving grace is that at least it attracts tax relief. Small consolation though... grumble... grumble...
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Old January 10 2012, 04:25 PM   #1898
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more coffee as i'd run out lol

hardly exciting...

i'll do better next time i go shopping for work lol

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Old January 10 2012, 04:33 PM   #1899
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Books for my Spring semester classes.
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Old January 10 2012, 04:37 PM   #1900
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That was quick; wasn't it only published last year? I'm curious because I'm in the process of publication too, and the way my publisher has done things is that the advance they gave me is roughly equal to what they expect to have otherwise paid out in first-year royalties i.e. unless sales exceed that first-year expectation, I'm not until expecting royalties until year two. So does your early royalty cheque mean that the book is selling very well? Congratulations! Very cool.
It seems to be selling very well. In fact, by the standards of academic monographs, it seems to be a bestseller.

I didn't get an advance. OUP pays royalties twice a year, so the cheque I received covered the period from April to September 2011.

My book was published in the UK at the end of August last year. By the end of September, it had sold close to nine hundred copies.

But by the end of September last year, my book had only just been released in the USA. And according to the OUP website, it has been reprinted twice since then. So the best may be yet to come.

On the other hand--if I'd known it was going to sell this well, I would have written a better book.
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Old January 10 2012, 05:02 PM   #1901
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That was quick; wasn't it only published last year? I'm curious because I'm in the process of publication too, and the way my publisher has done things is that the advance they gave me is roughly equal to what they expect to have otherwise paid out in first-year royalties i.e. unless sales exceed that first-year expectation, I'm not until expecting royalties until year two. So does your early royalty cheque mean that the book is selling very well? Congratulations! Very cool.
It seems to be selling very well. In fact, by the standards of academic monographs, it seems to be a bestseller.

I didn't get an advance. OUP pays royalties twice a year, so the cheque I received covered the period from April to September 2011.

My book was published in the UK at the end of August last year. By the end of September, it had sold close to nine hundred copies.

But by the end of September last year, my book had only just been released in the USA. And according to the OUP website, it has been reprinted twice since then. So the best may be yet to come.

On the other hand--if I'd known it was going to sell this well, I would have written a better book.
Well done!!

As for the last line, that's what second editions and sequels are for!
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Old January 10 2012, 06:02 PM   #1902
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A Galapagos calendar for work, and a Vladimir Kush calendar for home. Kush being my favorite modern surrealist. (Well, probably the only one I am really familiar with)

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Old January 10 2012, 06:43 PM   #1903
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just ordered new outfit for GF for next week out at a club...



Here in 2 days... can't wait

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Old January 11 2012, 02:59 AM   #1904
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Ordered some MST3K DVD packs from Amazon.

"In the not too distant future..."
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Old January 11 2012, 06:08 PM   #1905
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I got a new Casio little alarm clock, mine stopped working after almost 30 years of distinguished service.

I couldn't find it in red, like my faithful one, but this was close enough.

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