I thought I would weigh in on this battle. I have to agree with Billie that there seems to be less cooperation from Borders. I have contacted some of their stores in my area to set up book signings and have been told that the persons to see were unavailable. I was given numbers to call, which I did, but never received any return calls. However, I have developed a good rapport with the Community Relations Manager at a local Barnes and Noble. She set me up with a book signing in December, and, this past Tuesday, my novel was the focus of a book discussion. She promoted the event with an entry in the monthly newsletter and had a sign placed at the entrance of the store with copies of A Lesson in Murder. People showed up who had read the book and we had a lively discussion about mysteries and the writing process. It was a very enjoyable experience.