New release of BLACKOUT (3/1) and Borders: I am unsure what to do at this point or to advise my fans, so I asked my agency and their response was this – they don’t know where Borders are getting their books at this point. As far as they know, most publishers have stopped shipping to them. I checked the Borders website and BLACKOUT isn’t available in their remaining stores, only online (and if my publisher isn’t shipping books to the stores, I’m not sure from where the online books are coming.) The publishers/authors are unsure where the money is going to…us? Elsewhere? I hate to tell people to not order BLACKOUT at Borders with their already precarious situation, but as authors are dependent on royalties, it might be much safer to buy BLACKOUT at Barnes & Noble (but if you pre-order they will pre-deliver), Books-a-million, Indiebound, Amazon.com or any of the other bookstores out there to be certain payments are getting where they should go. I feel nothing but sympathy for Borders (especially as I have many fans who *work* at Borders and have always been gracious and extremely helpful), but I have to eat, go to the doctor, pay the mortgage, vet bills, etc. as well. I need to know if my books are sold, I’ll see the money from that sale. It’s a sad situation for all.