I'll write more in a bit, but back from two 3-day swings through New England, one with an author and one for a writers' conference. Had lots of talks, food and wine with bookseller and author friends, and e-books and POD and all of it is the source of ongoing debate, which is a good thing. Again, more on this road trip, but as always, I am fascinated by the role of word-of-mouth in book sales, of course, but also in music. I got to Portland, picked up the local paper, and saw that Cracker was playing that night! I don't really know them but I'll see anyone in a small venue and support any music club. The highlight of the eve? A song they put unmarked on a cd years ago, and you could only know to look for it if a friend told you: Euro Trash Girl, a fantastic song. Here it is on youtube.