To those of you who are Americans by choice, to those of you who are Americans by birth and by choice, and to those of you who are Americans by birth and will yet learn that it is a choice - Happy Independence Day. It's not a perfect country, but it's the best one out there of all of 'em.
Now go out there and celebrate!
(And for those of you wondering why I'm suddenly writing a lot about the technical and business side of books, I was on a panel at LibertyCon, wherein I had 20 minutes to try to explain the entire marketing side of indie books. This is pretty much the residue rolling around my head of all the things I wanted to say. There's more to come, probably for the next week or so, and then it's back to normal. Most of y'all can roll your eyes and ignore this stuff. Old NFO, though, you and Brigid might find something useful here or there in the lot.)