The good news - a completely unexpected cheque in the post this morning. As the Badger book was released in the last week of 2003 we get royalties for the last quarter of the year. And as they include all of the pre-orders, sales were pretty good for a book that was only on sale for a week
The bad news - the cheque is in USD. And dollars aren't particularly valuable right now
Oh, and in other news, there's a very positive (although not very grammatical) review of the Badger in the new issue of Linux Magazine.