As in, only six days are left to register for the 2009 Squire Summer Writing Residency. We still have a few spaces available in each class, but they’re filling up quickly. Please visit www.ncwriters.org now to save your place.
You can also call 336.293.8844 or 919.251.9140 to sign up, but please note that the Network offices will be closed tomorrow, July 3, in honor of Independence Day.
Speaking of Independence, some of you may have heard about Amazon.com “disaffiliating” its North Carolina affiliates (many of whom are authors) to avoid paying a proposed sales tax.
If you have been an Amazon affiliate, you should look into becoming IndieBound. IndieBound “is a community-oriented movement begun by the independent bookseller members of the American Booksellers Association. It brings together booksellers, readers, indie retailers, local business alliances, and anyone else with a passionate belief that healthy local economies help communities thrive. Supporting local, indie businesses means that dollars, jobs, diversity, choice, and taxes stay local, creating strong, unique communities and happy citizens.” Visit www.indiebound.org to learn more.
Happy Fourth of July, everyone.