The first post should be momentous and memorable. Mine will be a shameless advert: if you buy my murder mystery novel "Murder @ Work" from www.echelonpress.com as a download, 50% from the sale will be donated to the Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Please consider buying my novel or any other title.
The book is good.
I know this, because all my friends say so (*grin* ). I know this, because the sales lady in the South African Kaffee says so... in fact her summary of the book is as follows: "Yes, it's South African. Yes, it's fiction. No, it's not about racism or politics. And it has a nice chewy bit of a plot".
Now, what more can you possibly want from a book? Oh yeah, witty dialogue, fresh perspective onto South Africa, a muder mystery and all that - it's all there.
So buy it already. A lovely Christmas gift for anybody who likes to read.