ATM fraud can strike the best of us. In this case, it’s struck Diane Duane, whose bank account has been suddenly cleaned out by someone who apparently skimmed her ATM card. The bank will compensate her for the fraudulent charges, but it will take a few days, leaving her without money at the moment to pay the bills that are coming due.
As a result, she is running a store-wide 20%-off sale on her already-reasonably-priced DRM-free multi-format e-books to encourage a quick influx of cash on which she can get by until the bank comes through. Use the discount code DDGOTSKIMMED at the checkout to claim the discount.
If you’ve been on the fence about trying Duane’s work, or been meaning to but haven’t gotten around to it yet, this is a good opportunity to score some savings and help out someone in a pinch. (It’s also a great example of yet another advantage of electronic distribution, as Duane is not having to take a hit on materials costs or risk running out of physical stock to offer this sudden emergency discount.)
If you’re new to Duane and don’t know what works you might like, her Young Wizards series is some great accessible-to-all-ages young adult stuff. The Middle Kingdoms stories (aka The Book of the Five) are similar, but with more mature themes and elements. And though I haven’t read it yet, I’ve been told Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses is a great mystery story of a CSI-style investigation in a fantasy setting.
(Found via BoingBoing.)