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May 6th, 2008
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Puzzles for the Rich
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615188214

Woo! It appears that you can order my puzzle book in TWO new ways. So, now:


  • NEW you can order it from Amazon for $16.99, but it's "temporarily out of stock". I suspect that this means that if you order it from Amazon, Amazon orders it from Lulu, and tells you when they get a copy. No sense in keeping copies on hand.

  • NEW you can drill down to the "New and Used" part of the book's page on Amazon, and discover that for $22.51 plus $3.99 shipping (and handling, I would imagine), you can buy it from "THE_BOOK_DEPOSITORY_". What an odd collection of capitals and underscores. And price.

  • or, you could order it from Lulu for $16.99. Presumably, a little bit faster than you could get it from Amazon.

  • or, you could order the SPIRAL BOUND one from Lulu for $10. That's almost like saving $7. Buy two and go to a movie. Buy four and go to dinner beforehand. It's like a money factory.


I'm not seeing it listed on bn.com. Interestingly, borders.com says that they have it "in stock", which I'm disinclined to believe, as borders.com seems to be a wrapper around amazon.com.

I find it slightly interesting that since the last I checked, the "Product Details" on Amazon (and Borders, if you like) has changed the book's length from 205 to 208 pages, perhaps reflecting the fact that Amazon got new information from a distributor and are counting the pages a little differently now.

Perhaps someday soon, I'll have a new draft of the Word Sudoku book to go along with all these kakuro puzzles. I think that would require playing less Civilization.

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From:moonlightnrain
Date:May 6th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
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FYI: it says it's in stock now. :)

That is so cool!
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From:tsmaster
Date:May 6th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
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woohoo!

I just signed up for Google AdWords, so for a pittance a month, I should be getting a few clickthroughs to my website. Time to make that look pretty.
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From:moonlightnrain
Date:May 6th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
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Excellent!

Oh! I can publish an article on HubPages about how to solve Kakuro puzzles and link to the book!

Perhaps I'll title it "When You Get Tired of Soduko... Try Kakuro."
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From:tsmaster
Date:May 6th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
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Sweet!

That'd totally rock.
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From:moonlightnrain
Date:May 6th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Okay, cool, permission from the author! ;)

I have to work on my costume tonight, but I think I could tackle this on Wednesday or Thursday. I've been meaning to publish another article anyway. :)
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From:tsmaster
Date:May 6th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Heh, permission, support, enthusiasm - I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Let me know, and I'll link out from crazycleverpuzzles.com to the article.
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From:moonlightnrain
Date:May 6th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
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I'll definitely post a link to it in my LJ! :)
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