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Foreclosure and Cross-Country Moving - Book Sale [Apr. 18th, 2011|01:26 am]
Norilana
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This is a difficult post for me to write, since I am once again asking for help.

But... I'll try to make it short and only bittersweet.

As many of you know, I am losing my home to foreclosure. (Some of the almost-unbelievable hellish details of these past 4 years can be seen here.)

Because I cannot afford the cost of living here, in June, I am moving from Los Angeles, California to a small town in Vermont...

... driving in a rickety ancient jeep with my cancer survivor mother and four old sick animals (2 cats, 2 dogs -- one dog is diabetic and needs insulin injections twice a day), all the way, cross-country...

... leaving most of the furniture behind, while bringing only the art and the Norilana Books computer office equipment and business files, and the most important beloved books....

... losing my health insurance -- and of course this is happening at a time when I need surgery.

Yes, I realize that people all across the world are in dire circumstances for various horrendous reasons. So all I can ask is very little -- just very basic and easy help from you:

  1. Please re-post or LINK to this on your own blog or website. Basically, I am asking you to spread the word. That's possibly the single most important thing you can do to help me.

  2. If you can afford it, buy a Norilana book -- ANY BOOK. That means in any edition (paper print or ebook), by any author. There are hundreds of titles for you to chose from, in a variety of editions.

Here are some great recent releases:



The Norilana Books complete catalog is huge, with plenty to choose from for all reader tastes.

Want one of the classics, in hardcover or paperback? There are plenty of gorgeous editions to choose from.

How about fantasy?

Or science fiction? *hint* The Warrior Wisewoman anthology series, volumes 1-3 makes a great gift for the SF lover!

Want more short fiction? Here are some award winning anthologies to choose from...

Or how about some unclassifiable delights?

Maybe you're in the mood for swashbuckling romantic fantasy or intense women's fiction?

How about some exciting YA? *hint* Discover the equivalent of Peter Pan... for girls!

Maybe you would like striking speculative-flavored literary and general fiction?

Whatever it is, Norilana's got you covered.

So, enjoy some great reading, all the while knowing that you have made a difference.

A profound thank you!

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Addendum:


My brain is so fried that I forgot to post links to ebooks!

Here are Amazon Kindle ones, Barnes & Noble (Nook) (Batch 1), (Batch 2), (Batch 3) and here are multi-format ones on Smashwords.

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[User Picture]From: elialshadowpine
2011-04-18 01:05 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, my finances are in the shitter right now, but I posted this to my LJ and hopefully others will pass it around too. <3
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:01 pm (UTC)
And that is HUGE help! :-) Spreading the word is even more important than just buying a book, so THANK YOU! (And hope your own finances improve!)
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2011-04-18 02:14 pm (UTC)
Linked, and fingers crossed!
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:07 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU, Sherwood! Major, major help!!!
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[User Picture]From: silk_noir
2011-04-18 02:33 pm (UTC)
Boosted on my Facebook and over at my LJ.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:08 pm (UTC)
A huge THANK YOU!!!! You have no idea how much this makes a difference -- if cumulatively everyone does something little, it all adds up!
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[User Picture]From: marthawells
2011-04-18 03:14 pm (UTC)
I posted a link to this on Facebook and Twitter, and saw several others doing the same. I'll link to it on LJ tomorrow morning.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:09 pm (UTC)
Martha, so appreciated, THANK YOU kindly!!
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[User Picture]From: nihilistic_kid
2011-04-18 03:47 pm (UTC)
Wow, sorry to hear. You struggled so hard for that house. May I ask where in Vermont you are headed? I'm heading to work now, but will post to my lj when I get there and am on break.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks SO MUCH, Nick, GREATLY appreciated!

We are heading to a very small town near St. Albans (so tiny that if I name it, might as well post our address in public). :-) It is very close to the Canadian border, in the country...
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[User Picture]From: samhenderson
2011-04-18 04:08 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry. The people across the street from me just had to walk away from their house this weekend. All of this is heartbreaking. I will link.

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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH!! And my deepest heartfelt sympathies to your neighbors. May they find a safe, kind new landing of their own.
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[User Picture]From: fantasyecho
2011-04-18 04:35 pm (UTC)
SQUEE. TANITH LEE.

Signal boosting ^^ I'll add this to my next Sunday Linkfest!
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thank yo SO MUCH! And yes, I am proud to be publishing Tanith Lee, with plenty more of her titles coming soon! (See TaLeKa imprint...)
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[User Picture]From: beth_bernobich
2011-04-18 04:39 pm (UTC)
That's just all kinds of wrong, what the banks have done to you.

(Signal boosted on my Facebook and Twitter.)
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:24 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU kindly, Beth!!

Bank of America has officially ruined my life (and the City of Los Angeles with its construction project, drove a final stake through it).
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[User Picture]From: aaronstjames
2011-04-18 04:45 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry! There are a few titles I've been meaning to buy so I will stop procrastinating! Have to wait until Friday's paycheck. :/
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!!

And, if you cannot afford it, please don't feel obligated to buy -- simply spread the word and someone else out there might be in better shape to afford it!
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2011-04-18 04:58 pm (UTC)
I'll link it. Are you offering any specials?
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!

Unfortunately, no specials -- since I don't sell direct.

All purchases are from your usual places -- Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's, other online vendors, and Ingram, etc. distributors, and for e-books Smashwords, Amazon Kindle, etc.
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[User Picture]From: ceffyl
2011-04-18 07:01 pm (UTC)
Will see about posting the link to my LJ and hopefully getting more word out. Really hope things look up for you.

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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:33 pm (UTC)
Much, MUCH appreciated, thank you!!!

Once I am out of this hell, I can resume life and regular work, and some kind of human routine. It's been about 4 years of unbelievable daily struggle, and it has to end somehow!
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[User Picture]From: galeni
2011-04-18 07:46 pm (UTC)
What's the best way for you for me to purchase? Can't seem to be able to purchase straight from your website, just through Amazon, etc., so I thought I'd check.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:38 pm (UTC)
Straight through Amazon is in fact the best way, because it also earns me the small Amazon Associates cut. :-)

Or you can go through Barnes and Noble or other online vendors.

I am a one-person business working out of a tiny bedroom office, so I do not sell direct. No place to warehouse books, and no time to ship books to customers in addition to doing all else... So, distributor Ingram does everything for the paper print titles, and for ebooks, Amazon and Smashwords.

THANK YOU!!!
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[User Picture]From: pjthompson
2011-04-18 08:46 pm (UTC)
Signal boost on LJ, Dreamwidth, my website, and Twitter.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 09:39 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU kindly for everything!!
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[User Picture]From: anghara
2011-04-18 10:14 pm (UTC)
Reposting now...
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH!!!
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[User Picture]From: zanzjan
2011-04-18 11:34 pm (UTC)
Posted on both LJ and FB. Don't have the ability to help at the moment, but might in a month or so.

Vermont's not so bad, and there's a lot of good people out here in New England. While it's not the home you're losing, I hope it becomes a new home full of peace and happiness.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the signal boost, an d it _is_ a huge help, just as much if not more so than buying a book! Seriously! I greatly appreciate it!

I am really looking forward to the peace and gentle living that is waiting for us in Vermont...
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[User Picture]From: christinex1001
2011-04-18 11:50 pm (UTC)
I posted this on the Dark Valentine website, and we're also spreading the word via our Twitter and Facebook accounts. We get about 2,000 unique visitors to the site each day, so I hope that will translate to many purchases of Norilana books. Best of luck to you in your new life in Vermont!
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-18 11:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you SO MUCH!! This is so helpful!!
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[User Picture]From: Lily Mae Dlr Sandoval
2011-04-19 01:14 am (UTC)

Don't worry sis!

I really would love to help you. Most of the books (its genre) were my favorites. I know I don't have that money to buy those books but still I would like to know how to buy these. I am here in the Philippines.

I am really hoping that you'll get over your problems right now. Just don't forget to pray and May God bless you.

I'm going to post the link in my fb and multiply account. God speed!
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-19 02:23 am (UTC)

Re: Don't worry sis!

Thank you kindly, and I know many people cannot afford to buy anything right now, so just spreading the word is HUGELY helpful!! :-)
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-19 02:23 am (UTC)
Thank you SO much!!!
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[User Picture]From: twilit_wanderer
2011-04-19 02:03 am (UTC)
Hello, I was brought here via signal boosting, and while I can't afford a book right at this moment, I do have some information you may not be aware of and which may be helpful?

I don't know your circumstances, but the state of Vermont offers fairly decent health insurance for residents (which, according to answer #7 in the FAQ, they define as "an individual who lives in Vermont with the intent to remain in the state for an indefinite period of time or permanently"). The qualifications for it are listed here. Maybe that is something worth looking into?
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-19 02:26 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the information, and yes, I have been told much of this and I am extremely hopeful that the single-payer and other Vermont health insurance options will be of great help! THANK YOU again!

And please spread the word, it is as helpful as buying a book -- if not more so! :-)
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[User Picture]From: starshipcat
2011-04-19 02:42 am (UTC)
I've boosted signal in my LJ and over at my blog for The Billion Light-Year Bookshelf.

I don't know how much traffic they get, but at least it's something.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-19 03:31 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!!
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[User Picture]From: queenoftheskies
2011-04-19 03:37 am (UTC)
Oh, Vera, I'm so sorry. You deserve so much better than this.

Signal boosted.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-19 05:29 am (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH!!!
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[User Picture]From: blissery
2011-04-19 07:09 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear this. :( Posted a link on my Twitter, requesting people to read and retweet. Can't buy a book at the moment because my PayPal's practically empty, but I will once I get me some cash. :) Have a safe trip.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-20 01:37 am (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH! And if you cannot afford to buy, by all means, please do NOT feel obligated!

And seriously, spreading the word help me as much as buying a book -- after all, you might tell your friends and they tell theirs, and it all multiplies in the long run! :-) So, many more people might end up buying just from your one post!
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From: keithbrooke.wordpress.com
2011-04-19 08:23 am (UTC)
Facebooked it! All the best to you and yours, Vera.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-20 01:40 am (UTC)
Many, many thanks, Keith!!!
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From: chachic.wordpress.com
2011-04-19 12:51 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about this. :( Posted about it on my blog, Twitter and Facebook. Will try to buy a book as well. I'm looking for ebooks because Amazon shipping to the Philippines is really expensive.
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-20 01:46 am (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH!

And here are some links to ebooks from Amazon Kindle and multi-format ones from Smashwords.
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[User Picture]From: anjak_j
2011-04-19 02:09 pm (UTC)
Here via marthawells

I'm about to post this on my journal and funds permitting, I'll be having a look at your books. Alas, funds aren't the only account I have to keep tabs on...

*curses lack of spoons*
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[User Picture]From: norilana
2011-04-20 02:13 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, and believe me, I understand having limited funds -- just re-posting this and spreading the word is immensely helpful!!
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