Things have been moving along with the attempt to get VENT into independent bookstores. I have sent out and emailed press releases to 30 stores. About half have replied and nine have purchased books. Several offered consignment deals but I will not go that route – give us so much money and we will carry a few of your books. When bookstores can buy books at 50% off of cover and can return them if they do not sell I do not see what the gamble is for them. So far I placed books in Austin, Las Cruces, Albaquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, Durango, Bisbee, and Tucson. I am about to send queries to Oregon and Washington. In a few weeks I will give the promotion a break and get back to editing the next attempt at the reading world.