Sunday, July 25, 2010

This and That

Thanks for all your well wishes on the new job!! I do know all the people in that department as in the Intake department, we get all the faxes and deliver them throughout the day. So when I'm on faxing, that's one of the departments I deliver too. When I went down on Friday afternoon, they were all very excited that I was moving to their department. I told one girl who doesn't get by my desk that while you may like having me in the department, you are going to LOVE my calendar (heh heh heh). And a few people in the department I'm leaving asked that when I send emails, I also include them - even if it has nothing to do with that department. They didn't want to miss them :-)

I week or so ago I got an email from the Kobo people that there was a 'fix' to my biggest issue; the diminutive size of the font from downloaded third party publishers and the inability to make it any larger. I took it into Chapters yesterday to have it upgraded. I could have done it myself apparently, but then this is a small electronic devise and - hello - if there's an option someone else will do it I'll take that one every time! The guy said it would take about 10 or 15 minutes so he would come and find me when it was done. I said I'd probably be in the romance section (no probably about it really though). He came by a couple of minutes later and gave me a coupon for downloading a free ebook and a $10 gift certificate for an in store purchase. Do you have any idea how hard it was not to pick up a book?!?!?!? Whenever I had one in my hands I put it back, telling myself I would be in a world of books in just TWO DAYS and to wait until I got back! He made it back with my improved Kobo before I broke down thank goodness - it was a close thing!

So of course when I got home I had to try it out. And of course I needed new books in order to do so. I'd read on DA that the whole series of books by P.B. Ryan were available for an incredibly excellent price at Smashwords. I've read her Patricia Ryan medievals and really enjoyed them, so I went and ordered all the P.B. Ryan series for the incredibly low price of just under $14.00 - amazing! I first heard about Smashwords from Monkey Bear Reviews when she did a review for a new book by Alexis Harrington, an author I loved who seemed to disappear. So I also picked that book up as well as a couple others by Ms. Harrington.

And wonder of wonders - it worked!! I can now adjust the font size on third party ebooks. Ebook publishers - here I come!

Lastly - I should not be here blogging!! No I should not. I thought I'd learned my lesson when I did my last minute packing for Denver. I said then and there that I wouldn't go through that again and figured to have my packing down for RWA 90% done by the Saturday before I left. The best laid plans and all that though. It seems procrastination trumps all as once again, I haven't really started. I've written down what I need to pack - but that's about as far as I've gotten. *sigh* So right now I'm off to do laundry. So when next I report in, it should be from Orlando (should being a key word!)

12 comments:

RRRJessica said...

I read you post about the new job, but couldn't comment as I was traveling. I am so happy for you!!!!! And happy for your new department who will soon be introduced by an expert to the wonderful world of romance (oh, yeah, and they're getting a marvelous coworker in the bargain, but what's that compared to ROMANCE NOVELS?!).

I hope you have a fantastic time at RWA!

Pat Ryan said...

Kristie, thanks for contributing to the buzz about these books! My goal in publishing my backlist at such a friendly price ($2.99 at Kindle, 26% off at Smashwords until the end of the month) was to encourage new readers to discover me, and they are, in droves! I appreciate the mention.

Happy trails...

Pat

Mary G said...

Hey Kristie
Good to know about the Kobo. Have fun on your trip. Use that packing list for the way home too & you won't forget anything there.

Wendy said...

OK Kristie - it is after 8PM (your time) on Sunday as I'm leaving this comment and YOU BETTER BE PACKING WOMAN! lol

And holy cow - I'll be seeing you in less than 24 hours now :)

azteclady said...

And I'll be seeing you both in less than 48 hours!

*happy dancing*

Stacy~ said...

Congrats on the job Kristie! I know you'll be fabulous :) And can't wait to hear about your wonderful time at RWA!!!

firepages said...

Congratulations on the new job! That is so exciting. It seems like you are such an asset at work with the way your co-workers don't want to lose you. Have a great time at RWA!

nath said...

Congratulation on the job Kristie! I know how much you've been wanting to work in that department... and woohoo, you made it!! :D

You got a 10$ coupon for the Kobo?!? Gosh, I should have gone in-store! I didn't it at home, sigh. Most people seem happy about the updates... but I miss the cover display when it's off, sigh :(

LOL, at least you have a list :D Have fun at RWA!!

Kwana said...

Congrats on the new job post and have tons of fun at RWA!

Kwana said...

Congrats on the new job post and have tons of fun at RWA!

orannia said...

YAh on having the Kobo 'updated! All the best with the packing and the travelling and I hope you have a wonderful time at RWA! Please given everyone a big hug from me.

PS I hope the puddy tats will be behaving while you are away?

SarahT said...

Coming late to this but major congratulations on your new job! I'm really enjoying your RWA coverage, too, so thank you for that. I'm planning to attend next year, so I hope we can meet then!