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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Hey. So did you get any fun toys for Newtonmas? Maybe an e-book reader of some kind? Are you too cheap to or environmentally sensitive to buy a book made of paper? Have we got a deal for you.

On Boxing Day, December 26, for one day only, you can get a free e-version of Pitouie from our associates at Smashwords. Go to their website, pick the file format you want, click the “Buy” button, then enter the coupon code CN52Q.

If you spent Boxing Day recovering from holiday excesses and couldn’t drag yourself to a computer, all is not lost. From December 27 to January 1 you can get the e-book at half-price (one easy payment of three dollars) by using the code WE39R.

Don’t say we never gave you anything.




Well, it’s after midnight on Newtonmas Eve, and I’m the last one awake at my parents’ place for the annual family gathering. How am I passing the time? Watching a Star Wars marathon and checking my email. Yes, I’m just that geeky.

What do we have here? A Google Alert result. Yes, I have a Google Alert set for Pitouie. I’m just that geeky. The alert points me to a review of Pitouie at the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal. A good review. The kind that actually uses the phrase “stunning debut novel.”

So naturally I had to blog about my early Newtonmas present. Because I’m just that geeky.

Hey. Need something to do on Saturday? Need something to read? Come by the Toronto Small Press Book Fair at The Great Hall. I’ll be there.

Update: Looks like I’ll be reading too, on Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Gladstone Hotel, along with Ava Homa, Fraser Sutherland, Jasmine D’Costa, and Sachiko Murakami. Starts around eight. That should be fun.

Sunday, December 12th: Derek reads from Pitouie @ the Gladstone (1214 Queen W.) 8pm-ish, with Ava Homa, Fraser Sutherland, Jasmine D’Costa, and Sachiko Murakami.