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  • Welcome to 2015

    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    It has been a standby of this blog to post New Years Resolutions for writers, and also to make publishing predictions for the upcoming year.As I enter into my tenth year of blogging, I reserve the right to forgo standbys. But to carry on a tradition, albeit belatedly, here are the condensed versions.Quickie resolution: Self-publish.Quickie publishing prediction: The world will always need storytellers. That won't change. What will continue to change is how storytellers are discovered by readers.I'll do a post on the rise of ebook subscription services very soon. But right now I'm in New York,…
  • Lost in Translation: In Which I Investigate a Translation Service, and They Are Not Amused

    Writer Beware
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week, I got a question about the reputation of a service called Author Translation. I'd never heard of it before, so I paid a visit to its website.Logically enough, given its name, AT offers "literary translations for authors, online and worldwide." The website doesn't say which languages are AT's specialty, but per its Twitter feed, that would appear to be Spanish only. Also not revealed: exactly who is doing the translations, and what qualifications they have. It's said only that they are "literary translators, proofreaders, bloggers and…
  • Keep Writing! Authors Share Their Best Advice on Overcoming Writer’s Block

    Goodreads
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Have you ever been hit with the dreaded writer's block? You're typing away when suddenly the words stop flowing, the ideas dry up, and the blank page glows ominously. What is a writer to do?Savvy Goodreaders have turned to their favorite authors for advice and guidance using Ask the Author on Goodreads. Here are the top tips they received, from pros like Elizabeth Gilbert, Lois Lowry, and B.J. Novak! Tip #1: Rethink it! See Melissa Marr's complete answer here. Tip #2: Deny it! See Nick Harkaway's complete answer here. See Lois Lowry's complete answer here. Tip #3: Let go of expectations! See…
  • What’s Your Income, Indies?

    Indiereader
    JH Mae
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
       High-Tech Discoverability, Girl Authors Rule, The Importance of Having a Plan + more in this week's round-up
  • Daily Deals: Panic, waitresses, and dark princes

    Dear Author
    Jane
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    The Waitress by Melissa Nathan. $ .99 AMZN | Apple From the Jacket Copy: The Appetizer Katie has lofty career aspirations that seem to change almost hourly: writer, film director, teacher, educational psychiatrist. In the meantime, she’s waiting tables and waiting for “Mr. Right” to arrive out of the blue — which seems unlikely, considering her romantic track record is as pitiful as her job history. The Main Course Still, a girl can dream, even when she’s rushing a hot plate of linguini over to the nasty customer at table six. So when gorgeous, sensitive, perfect…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Welcome to 2015

    13 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    It has been a standby of this blog to post New Years Resolutions for writers, and also to make publishing predictions for the upcoming year.As I enter into my tenth year of blogging, I reserve the right to forgo standbys. But to carry on a tradition, albeit belatedly, here are the condensed versions.Quickie resolution: Self-publish.Quickie publishing prediction: The world will always need storytellers. That won't change. What will continue to change is how storytellers are discovered by readers.I'll do a post on the rise of ebook subscription services very soon. But right now I'm in New York,…
  • Translating John Sargent

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    Often times it seems as if those who work in the legacy publishing world are so out of touch with authors that a translator is needed to explain the true meaning of what has been said.Such is the case with John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, in his recent public letter.Sargent in crazy bold italics, the translation in common-sense normal font.Dear Authors, Illustrators, and Agents,There has been a lot of change in the e-book publishing world of late, so I thought it a good idea to update you on what is going on at Macmillan. Translation: It will be easier to accept the bad news if I warn you…
  • Erotic Romance

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I've written in many genres, including mystery, thriller, horror, science fiction, humor, YA, chick lit (is it still called chick lit?), and erotica.But I've never written a romance.Until now.Co-written with my frequent collaborator, Ann Voss Peterson, WANT IT BAD is a departure from the smut we've penned in the past.Not to say there isn't sex in this book. There's loads of sex. Heaps of sex. Kinky sex.But this is the first time I've ever attempted to actually make sex essential to the arcs of the two main characters. Where 'girl meets boy' is the point of the plot.Ann is an expert when it…
  • Thoughts on the DBW Writer Survey with Author Lisa Grace

    3 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    Lisa Grace: I asked Joe to please respond to the DBW 2014 survey questions because I just love how he rips through all the *flakes. Many people spout utter nonsense that is meant to slam self-publishing back into a little box marked "they can't really be doing that well since everyone knows self-publishers really don't make more than $500 per book, ever" so let's write a survey that highlights that particular wish-oid  (which are related to hemorrhoids.)Joe: You can see some of the results here, but I'm not going to link to the actual survey because I STRONGLY advise writers not to…
  • 1 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am

    1 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    GUEST POST BY ANJO BORDELLAnjo Bordell has lived in Shanghai, China since 2007. He completed his debut novel Default in the summer of 2014, and describes it as “half expat novel, half great American adventure.” It is available hereon Amazon.Please sign up for his newsletter, a hilarious and informative monthly dispatch from Shanghai with photos and short podcasts. This lengthy guest post is also available as a (very entertaining) podcast. Click herefor the audio download or herefor the player. Pro tip: Listen to the podcast while reading along and clicking the links! Click herefor the…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • Lost in Translation: In Which I Investigate a Translation Service, and They Are Not Amused

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week, I got a question about the reputation of a service called Author Translation. I'd never heard of it before, so I paid a visit to its website.Logically enough, given its name, AT offers "literary translations for authors, online and worldwide." The website doesn't say which languages are AT's specialty, but per its Twitter feed, that would appear to be Spanish only. Also not revealed: exactly who is doing the translations, and what qualifications they have. It's said only that they are "literary translators, proofreaders, bloggers and…
  • Two Red-Flag Sentences in Publishing Contracts

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareA publishing contract just came across my desk for evaluation. From a publisher that sometimes charges fees (but didn't in this case), it's a pretty poor contract--just two pages long, because it's missing a lot of important language: nothing to indicate when the contract term starts to run (on publication? on signing?), no editing clause, a claim on subsidiary rights with no breakout of the rights claimed, no copyright notice requirement, the same royalty rate for all formats including ebooks...the list goes on.As if that weren't bad enough, it…
  • New Look for Writer Beware

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIf you're a regular here, you'll have noticed our new look!It's courtesy of the talented Tiana Smith of The Blog Decorator, who offered to donate a custom blog template just because she thinks Writer Beware is awesome. We're grateful for her generosity, and thrilled to finally have a design that lives up to our new logo. We hope you like it, too.Thanks, Tiana!
  • 2014 in Review: The Best of Writer Beware

    6 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareWelcome to 2015! It's time again for our annual look back at the year just past, to remind you of our most important, helpful, or amusing posts.Here goes.JANUARYScribd's Ebook Subscription Service: A look at Scribd's ebook subscription service--which in January 2014 was brand-new--and the related concerns raised by the rampant piracy on the site. Says Writer Beware's Michael Capobianco: "[B]eneath all the new things, the old Scribd--offering not-necessarily-legal user uploads of copyrighted works--is still there."(Scribd later responded, stating…
  • Happy Holidays

    23 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware The Writer Beware blog will be on holiday hiatus for the next two weeks. I will still be answering email, though, so if you have a question, feel free to contact me at the email address in the sidebar.Many, many thanks to our readers, followers, and fans--and especially to all the writers who contact us to let us know about their writing and publishing experiences, good and bad. You are why we do this.See you in 2015.
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  • Keep Writing! Authors Share Their Best Advice on Overcoming Writer’s Block

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Have you ever been hit with the dreaded writer's block? You're typing away when suddenly the words stop flowing, the ideas dry up, and the blank page glows ominously. What is a writer to do?Savvy Goodreaders have turned to their favorite authors for advice and guidance using Ask the Author on Goodreads. Here are the top tips they received, from pros like Elizabeth Gilbert, Lois Lowry, and B.J. Novak! Tip #1: Rethink it! See Melissa Marr's complete answer here. Tip #2: Deny it! See Nick Harkaway's complete answer here. See Lois Lowry's complete answer here. Tip #3: Let go of expectations! See…
  • Make #timetoread on National Readathon Day! (U.S.)

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Grab your latest book and charge your ereaders, bibliophiles. It's time for the first-ever National Readathon Day. On Saturday, January 24, join readers across America to make #timetoread for four hours in solidarity for literacy. (Of course, if you live outside the U.S. and want to make #timetoread, too, please join in!)National Readathon Day, sponsored by Goodreads, the National Book Foundation, Penguin Random House, and Mashable, is a nationwide marathon reading session on Saturday, January 24th from noon-4 p.m. (in respective time zones) and a fundraiser for The National Book…
  • Want to Read More This Year? Join the 2015 Reading Challenge!

    1 Jan 2015 | 12:41 am
    Goodbye 2014, and hello 2015! Is "read more books" on your New Year's resolution list? You can create a goal and track your progress with the 2015 Reading Challenge on Goodreads! Your goal can be as big or small as you choose. Maybe you're aiming to read a book every other month, or maybe you know you can speed through a book a week...it's completely up to you! Pick a number, any number, and you're on your way.If you're not sure what to read next, we've got you covered. There are lots of ways to find books on Goodreads, and millions of book lovers are sharing their latest discoveries every…
  • 5 Inspiring Quotes to Wrap Up the Year

    30 Dec 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Some quotes are unforgettable. With just a few words they can move us in unexpected ways. As 2014 draws to a close, we leave you with five inspiring quotes. Which one speaks to you? 1. "Books fall open, you fall in." —David McCord David McCord wrote poetry for children. This quote is from one of those poems and is a favorite amongst librarians: Books Fall OpenBooks fall open, you fall in,delighted where you've never been;hear voices not once heard before,reach world on world through door on door;find unexpected keys to things locked up beyond imaginings.What might you be, perhaps…
  • 2014 - See Your Year In Books!

    29 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    “ Sometimes books don't find us until the right time. ” —Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry What books found you in 2014? Did your reading follow a theme (#readwomen, perhaps?), or did you challenge yourself to read more often? No matter what you read or how much you read, it's time for one of our favorite activities: a look back at all the books you read in 2014! See Your Year in Books! Want to know how many pages you read? What was the longest book you finished? Which books got your highest ratings? To see how your year of reading shaped up, head over to your Stats…
 
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  • What’s Your Income, Indies?

    JH Mae
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
       High-Tech Discoverability, Girl Authors Rule, The Importance of Having a Plan + more in this week's round-up
  • Yummy Stories

    IR Staff
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
       YUMMY STORIES transports children to a magical land where animals and people thrive on healthy fruits, vegetables and social mores.
  • The Ringling Chronicles: Rinascimento

    IR Staff
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
       A young girl must travel back in time to rescue a man “stuck” in the 15th Century and return him to 1920s America.
  • ‘Sweet Crude’ Odyssey

    Amy Edelman
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
       A Nigerian man with few opportunities enters the profitable-but-dangerous world of smuggling crude oil out of the Niger Delta for sale on the international market.
  • If You Liked “If I Stay”, You’ll LOVE…

    Keri English
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
       5 Indie Titles that will take you from here...to beyond!
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  • Daily Deals: Panic, waitresses, and dark princes

    Jane
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    The Waitress by Melissa Nathan. $ .99 AMZN | Apple From the Jacket Copy: The Appetizer Katie has lofty career aspirations that seem to change almost hourly: writer, film director, teacher, educational psychiatrist. In the meantime, she’s waiting tables and waiting for “Mr. Right” to arrive out of the blue — which seems unlikely, considering her romantic track record is as pitiful as her job history. The Main Course Still, a girl can dream, even when she’s rushing a hot plate of linguini over to the nasty customer at table six. So when gorgeous, sensitive, perfect…
  • REVIEW: Beyond Limits by Laura Griffin

    Rose
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Ms. Griffin, I’m usually not a huge fan of romantic suspense novels with terrorism plots, and the super-special military (super) heroes aren’t my cup of tea, either. So at least on paper, Beyond Limits wasn’t quite the book for me. But I have enjoyed several of your novels and I liked Elizabeth LeBlanc, the FBI agent who made appearances in Scorched and Exposed, so I decided it was worth a shot. Blurb time: FBI agent Elizabeth LeBlanc is still caught in the aftermath of her last big case when she runs into the one man from her past who is sure to rock her equilibrium…
  • First Page: The High General Romance Science Fiction

    Jane
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to First Page Saturday. Individual authors anonymously send a first page read and critiqued by the Dear Author community of authors, readers and industry others. Anyone is welcome to comment. You may comment anonymously. You can submit your own First Page using this form. We do not have a queue at this time. She spied on him through the trees. He was the most interesting man she had ever seen. Of course she was afraid of him; she was afraid of the whole group of giant men. But her curiosity overruled her fear to the point that she had followed him back to their camp. She should have…
  • Daily Deals: A different kind of love triangle, a summery romance, and a literary exploration of happiness

    Jane
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan. $ 1.99 From the Jacket Copy: USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan introduces another irresistible O’Neil brother who’s more tempting than dessert and twice as sinful! Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the grand opening plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O’Neil is back in town and looking more delectable than ever. Memories of the electrifying night they shared last summer leave Élise very tempted, but she knows all too well that eventually Sean will be leaving?again.
  • REVIEW: Guilty Pleasures by Jane O’Reilly

    Kaetrin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Dear Jane O’Reilly, I recently reviewed The Pleasure Principle here.  It turns out, I read the novellas in the wrong order and I should have read this one first.  Oops.  (The novellas are only fairly loosely connected however, so it’s not like there were any massive spoilers or anything.  But I think it helps to know that Guilty Pleasures comes first – pardon the pun.) Tasha and Ethan both work at Thomson Associates as architects.  As the lone female architect she feels she has to work twice as hard to receive half the credit and recognition as her male colleagues. …
 
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  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-30-15

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    30 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    Crash Into Me (Heart of Stone Book 1) By K.M. Scott / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (481 reviews) What would you give up for everything? Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-30-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-29-15

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    29 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Big Game: Hunted Love #1 By Aden Lowe / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (55 reviews) When a legendary predator decides prize horses should be on his menu, Kate takes the advice of her foreman and hires a big game hunter to track the mountain lion and remove the threat. […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-29-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-28-15

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    28 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Love, Chocolate, and Beer (Cactus Creek Book 1) By Violet Duke / Genre: Romance, Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (288 reviews) Romance has met its most unlikely match-up… Luke Bradford is a chocolatier on a mission. After moving his chocolate shop, and newly single life, to the quirky town of Cactus […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-28-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-27-15

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    27 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Lost Until You (Until You Series Book 1) By J.R. Grant / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (61 reviews) They had it all.There wasn’t anything they could do to make their lives better.Their relationship was thriving.Their daughter was perfect. The adoration they had for one another was indescribable.They were surrounded […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-27-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-26-15

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    26 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    Her Dragon To Slay (Dragon Guard Series Book 1) By Julia Mills / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (257 reviews) Lots of sass and the patented cock of her eyebrow have gotten Kyndel through most anything life has thrown at her. But will her moxie help when her destiny falls […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-26-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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  • 101 Free Kindle Books – Lots of Good Romance (*** Romance NY Times Bestselling Author), 2 Good Cozy Mysteries, Good Christian Fiction & Christian Romance

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    30 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle…
  • 119 Free Kindle Books – Good Mysteries & Thrillers, * Paris Romance, *** QB Romance (Entangled/Macmillan), *** Jane Austen (Emma, Persuasion)

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    29 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle…
  • Free Kindle Books – Very Good Romance, Very Good Mysteries & Thrillers

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    28 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle…
  • 88 Free Kindle Books – *** Romance (Jackie Weger), Good Christian, Good YA, Good Thrillers

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    27 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle…
  • Mon Free Kindle Books – Romance Fiesta (Winter Rose Finalist, Golden Heart Finalist, **, *, Lots), Good Cookbooks

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    26 Jan 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle…
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  • Talking Self-Publishing, Doing Rewrites

    catherineryanhoward
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    Hello? *looks around* Is anyone still here? Apologies for my blog silence this far into the new year, but I am BUSY. Ever since I started university back in September – and realized, belatedly, that I don’t really have time to go to university full-time and do all the stuff I normally do – I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot, to the point where even I’m completely sick of it. The word has lost all its meaning. But I am very… Well, let’s just say time-challenged.  At the moment, before I get more essay assignments (didn’t we just have those?
  • Happy New Year!

    catherineryanhoward
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    Happy New Year! I wish you everything you wish for in 2015. Today Writing.ie have posted a blog of mine, Finish Your Damn Book. It’s whatI needed to read this time last year, so I’m sharing it with you now. “Are you writing a book? Been meaning to start? Been “finishing” a novel, whatever that means, for longer that you’re comfortable admitting? Maybe you’re like Badger in Breaking Bad, well able to lead anyone who cares to listen through every plot point of your tale – a Star Trek spec script, in his case – only to end with “I gotta write it down, is all…”…
  • Merry Christmas and Here’s to a Very Exciting 2015!

    catherineryanhoward
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Thank you so much for sticking around these much-neglected parts this year! Write more blog posts and post blogs more frequently is on my list of New Year’s resolutions, I swear. My last post was a bit of a recap of the year and all its university-going and agent-getting excitement, but if you’re looking for something to read while you queue at the tills in the midst of department-store-mania or just need a quiet escape over the holidays with a cup of coffee and your phone, below are a list of quick links to 2014’s most popular posts. I went for quality over quantity this…
  • The Surprising Thing About Rejection (Or What I Learned in 2014)

    catherineryanhoward
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    This will likely be my last blog post in 2014 and you might want to make a cup of coffee, because it’s gonna be a long one… In past Decembers I’ve compiled gift guides, and last year I shared my first Christmas in a place I lived all by myself (and so could decorate as I pleased, safe in the knowledge that no one could touch anything or suddenly appear with a strand of the most offensive substance known to man, tinsel). But this year I’m coming to the end of my first term in Trinity College Dublin, barely three months in to a four-year degree in English Studies that…
  • A Discount on Self-Printed 3.0 Just for YOU!

    catherineryanhoward
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Well, not just for you, but for all my blog readers. Until midnight GMT Monday 17th November, you can get enjoy 25% off an ePub or Kindle edition of Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing (3rd edition) if you purchase it directly from me at one of the links below. Just enter the code blogreader to avail of your discount. Click here for Kindle Click here for ePub A PDF is also available at a permanent price of $2.49. (There’s no discount on that. Sorry!) Please note that this process will result in a file being downloaded to your computer. You’ll then have…
 
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  • The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    Author: A. D. Lindsay Language: English Published: 1913
  • The Doctor's Red Lamp

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    A Book of Short Stories Concerning the Doctor's Daily Life Author: Various Authors Language: English Published: 1904
  • A History of the Gipsies

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    with Specimens of the Gipsy Language Author: Walter Simson Language: English Published: 1866
  • A Tender Attachment

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    A Farce Author: George Melville Baker Language: English Published: 1871
  • Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    Eleventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1889-1890, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1894, pages 159-350 Author: Lucien Turner Language: English Published: 1894
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  • What’s The Deal With Dictation Apps?

    Robert
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Do you use a dictation app, or have you ever thought about using one? In this forum, writers discuss a new writing app with robust voice/speech support and a dynamically updated manipulatable outline. They say it looks promising for both sighted and visually impaired writers. There’s a video about the app you can check out […]
  • Old School Networking Tips for Writers

    Robert
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    New school networking is great, but old school networking can be even more beneficial!
  • Amazon W2 Help Forum

    Robert
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:18 am
    For anyone dealing with or waiting for their W2 from Amazon, this forum has a lot of great answers, tips, and advice. It also answers questions like, “do you even have to claim Miscellaneous income if you only made like $3″, and if 1099s are provided electronically. There’s also some help with things like the […]
  • What Does Your Email Signature Say About You?

    Robert
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    You send your work out through your email the majority of the time, which is why it's important to have a meaningful email signature that makes an impact. What does yours say about you?
  • 7 Tips For Dealing With Deadlines

    Robert
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    Before you start to panic, read these 7 tips for dealing with deadlines, and what you should - and shouldn't - do to meet the deadline in time!
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  • MobileRead Week in Review: 01/17 - 01/24

    Alexander Turcic
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Gosh we've talked a lot this week. Here's your weekly round up of MobileRead's events. E-Book General - NewsAmazon launches eTextbook creator E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsFebruary 2015 Book Club Nominations
  • Amazon launches eTextbook creator

    fjtorres
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Via Fortune: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amazo...140000905.html Quote: Amazon.com today announced KDP EDU, a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) designed to help educators and authors easily prepare, publish, and promote eTextbooks and other educational content for students to access on a broad range of devices, including Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets, Mac, and PC. Educators and authors can use the public beta of Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator tool to easily turn PDFs of their textbooks and course materials into Kindle books. Once the…
  • MobileRead February 2015 Book Club Nominations

    WT Sharpe
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:56 pm
    MobileRead Book Club February 2015 Nominations Help us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for February, 2015. The nominations will run through midnight EST January 31 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. Book selection category for February is: Romance In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by…
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 01/10 - 01/17

    Alexander Turcic
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Feast your eyes on some of the discussions from this week at MobileRead... E-Book General - NewsAmazon takes over university's textbook sales operation Scribd signs up Macmillan Apple: 1 million new iBooks customers each week since iOS 8 launch
 
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    Self-Publishing Review

  • 7 Tips to Boost your eBook Sales

    Tanisha Williams
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    More and more publishing success stories these days are coming from eBook publishers as compared to those who deal in print books. As a result, the number of eBook writers has gone up drastically. Though it may seem lucrative to write your own eBook and sell it, making enough sales to earn good money is ...
  • An Interview with Daley James Francis

    Daley James
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Tell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about? THIS BOOK BELONGS TO is an action-adventure story for kids aged 7-12, and tells the story of a nine-year-old girl named Amy, who finds a magical sketchbook within the ruins of her old house and finds that whatever she draws inside it will come ...
  • An Interview With Author Anthony Eglin

    Cate Baum
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    Anthony Eglin was a much-loved traditionally published author in the ‘cozy mystery’ genre, before venturing into self-publishing with The Alcatraz Rose. Here, he talks about his self-publishing experience. Tell us something about your book. The Alcatraz Rose is composed of three disparate mysteries that, in the beginning, appear to Lawrence Kingston, retired professor of botany ...
  • BookBaby Launches Print on Demand Option

    Henry Baum
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    Today, BookBaby sent out a press release about its new POD option to go toe to toe with Createspace and Ingram Spark. Previously, BookBaby only offered print run publishing, which in this day and age doesn’t make sense for most self-publishers who are unaware of a book’s demand before it’s published, especially since the cost ...
  • Amazon Adds Advertising for KDP Select Authors

    Henry Baum
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:53 am
    Amazon has sweetened the KDP Select pot by allowing for pay-per-click advertising on titles. From KDP: Advertising for KDP Select With advertising for KDP Select, you can use Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) to purchase advertising to promote your KDP-Select-enrolled books on Amazon.com. To get started, you can create an Amazon Marketing Services account directly on ...
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    I Love My Kindle

  • Round up #283: discount on covers, Echo plays Simon Says

    Bufo Calvin
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Round up #283: discount on covers, Echo plays Simon Says The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later. New features for Echo, Fire Phone I’m one of the few people who bought an Amazon Fire Phone (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) when it first came out for $199. People treat it like it is Amazon’s Edsel (a famous flop from Ford), and yes, Amazon blamed it for a big loss in the financial report before yesterday’s. However… It’s still being updated, and Amazon said they are “working…
  • Amazon’s sales growth slows, stock up

    Bufo Calvin
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    Amazon’s sales growth slows, stock up Well, this latest financial report wasn’t “Amazon’s unusual business as usual”. Amazon is famous for making lots of sales and little profit (or even taking a loss). It’s been a model they’ve largely had from the beginning…grow the business over time, and don’t worry about short term returns. As CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Jeff Bezos said years ago, “Market share will never be cheaper than it is now.” That’s from memory, but it should be close. However… That was then, this is…
  • Update on my free Flipboard magazines: 1000s of ILMK readers!

    Bufo Calvin
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Update on my free Flipboard magazines: 1000s of ILMK readers! It’s rare that I think of something as really a new type of content. Twitter was that, certainly. Those 140 (or fewer) character tweets created a different medium, and that shapes what’s in it. I also feel like Flipboard magazines are a new way to express yourself…and I’m surprised at the success mine are having! The main idea is that you can use the Flipboard (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) app, which I read every morning anyway on my Kindle Fire HDX (at AmazonSmile*) to…
  • Do you have a reading plan?

    Bufo Calvin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Do you have a reading plan? I will die without having read all the books I want to read, or even all the books I should have read. That’s simply the probability. It’s possible they’ll extend life significantly…perhaps if what makes me me can be digitized and still be self aware, I might have a very much longer time than would now appear reasonable. That seems unlikely. Even more unlikely is that I stop wanting to read books. Given that, I now shy away from having a “reading plan”. What’s a reading plan? It’s when you have a set goal: “I…
  • February 2015 Kindle book releases

    Bufo Calvin
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    February 2015 Kindle book releases While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do. I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.… However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just…
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    The Future of Ink

  • How You Can Use Thunderclap To Promote Your Book (Video)

    Shelley Hitz
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    by Shelley Hitz ThunderClap is a cool tool authors can use to reach more people. You can use it to: Build a book launch team Promote a sample chapter Share a book promotion or Get the message out about your cause/charity You can get started here. With Thunderclap, you need to choose a supporter goal. If you don’t get enough supporters by your campaign’s end date, none of your messages will be sent out. So it is important to meet your minimum goal. On Thunderclap you can start with a goal of 100. The main advantage of a larger supporter goal is that it appears to be a bigger…
  • 17 Ways To Promote Your Book with One Blog Post

    Kathleen Gage
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    by Kathleen Gage You’ve got the book. You’ve got the digital product. You’ve got the virtual training. Now what? Simple. Now you have to promote it. With all that’s available online, you have a wealth of possibility at your fingertips. One of the most effective methods for spreading the word, establishing credibility and positioning your message is through blogging. But it takes more than just posting on a blog. Let’s assume you have a book you are promoting. Once you have the blog post completed, then it’s time to put some targeted effort into sharing the post. The more…
  • How To Set Writing Goals For The New Year In Six Easy Steps

    Rebecca Livermore
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    by Rebecca Livermore If you’re like many people around the world, you’ve likely set some goals for 2015.  In the middle of thinking about all of your other goals, don’t forget to set some writing goals so that at the end of the year, you don’t find yourself wishing you had done more. Here are my 6 steps for setting annual writing goals: 1) Determine Your Why Why do you want to write? Is it to make money? Do you want to use it to grow your brand? Or perhaps you want to write to preserve family memories, or further a cause you believe in. There’s no one right…
  • Where To Find Hundreds Of Publicity Leads (All For Free)

    Joan Stewart
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    by Joan Stewart Wanted: A publisher to discuss how much Theresa Giudice from “Real Housewives of New Jersey” might earn with a book detailing her jail time. Wanted: Experts to talk about the ways in which your birth month affects your emotion or mood. Wanted: Books by and about key female influencers across a wide variety of industries. Wanted: Editors and publishers to discuss the pros and cons of syndicating content. Wanted: Law experts to explain the ins and outs of taking a roommate off your lease. Wanted: Experts to explain what’s really in organic baby formula. Those…
  • 7 Secrets To Podcasting Success

    D'vorah Lansky
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    By Doug Foresta and D’vorah Lansky Podcasting is a powerful way for authors to get your message out into the world in a bigger way, but it may be one of the least understood mediums, compared to blogging or video. We’ve found that many people have shied away from podcasting thinking it was too technically complicated or perhaps they tried to create a podcast but it wasn’t successful. In this article you’ll discover the seven biggest mistakes that many authors and entrepreneurs make, when they try to start a podcast, and what to do instead. In their article What’s Behind the Great…
 
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  • Managing your Metered Access titles just got easier

    Karen Estrovich
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Have you said this: “How am I going to manage all of our metered access content easily and stay on top of expiring content without taking a lot of staff time or going crazy?” We’ve heard your feedback on managing Metered Access content and fulfilling demand for your users, and we are delighted to introduce the first of several OverDrive Marketplace enhancements designed to streamline shopping, reporting, and weeding of metered titles. Shop for expired titles In addition to the weekly cart of titles with five or fewer licenses/30 days remaining, you can now conveniently search for…
  • OverDrive Rated #1 eBook app for libraries by users

    OverDrive
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:46 am
    OverDrive continues to be rated the best eBook app for libraries based on user ratings in the iOS (Apple) and Google Play (Android) app stores. The OverDrive app enables users to borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos on a single website, via smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and other major devices. Based on user ratings in the iOS and Android app stores, OverDrive has consistently been rated the highest compared to other library eBook apps. In addition, OverDrive has received significantly more ratings, further validating its leadership position. As of January 15,…
  • See innovations from OverDrive at ALA Midwinter 2015

    OverDrive
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Are you going to ALA Midwinter in Chicago this weekend? If so, stop by booth #2623 to see full-scale demonstrations of cutting-edge technology, including: Narrated eBooks: Synced audio-to-text now live with more than 800 titles available to libraries and schools EPUB3 fixed-layout eBooks: OverDrive Read’s HTML5 browser-based technology recently launched support for fixed-layout EPUB3 eBooks, allowing illustrated titles for children and adults to be displayed with two-page views. Includes many never-before-available titles for library lending, such as the iconic Dr. Seuss series. See a…
  • Join the first ever #ODchat – Jan. 28th

    Adam Sockel
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    On Wednesday, Jan. 28th at 8 p.m. (EST), OverDrive will host the first ever #ODchat on Twitter for our partners and users. To join the chat, simply log onto Twitter and follow the conversation using the hashtag #ODchat. This monthly event is designed to enable users to interact with each other, provide feedback to team OverDrive and discuss their experiences with digital reading. The format will be similar to that of other Twitter chats like #TLchat, #Libchat and the #EdTech chats. We will ask a series of questions to start off the conversation and then anyone can respond with their answers…
  • “Zuckerbook” review: The End of Power

    OverDrive
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mark Zuckerberg is a visionary in many things, always looking to the next hot trend to get all of us addicted to, which is why he made such news two weeks ago when he announced his newest venture: reading. His Facebook group A Year of Books will announce a new book to read every two weeks, then provide an open forum for discussion, even bringing in the author for live Facebook Q & As when possible. This is ambitious for Zuckerberg, as he has chosen to concentrate on books that foster thought and learning, especially about ideas and peoples with which many may not be familiar. Also, this…
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    eBook Reader Blog

  • Hacking Guides and ROMs for Onyx and Boyue Android eReaders

    Nathan
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    One of the benefits of ebook readers that run Android is the highly customizable nature of the Android operating system. If things aren’t setup or optimized the way you want, you can often hack the operating system to tweak things and make changes for the better. You can find hacking and rooting directions online for […]
  • Onyx Boox M96C vs M96 Notes and Highlights Video

    Nathan
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    Yesterday a new 9.7-inch E Ink ebook reader called the Onyx Boox M96C became available for purchase. It’s an updated version of the original Boox M96 (review); the difference is the M96C has a capacitive touchscreen for finger touch as opposed to a touchscreen that requires using a stylus pen on the original M96. The […]
  • Onyx Boox M96C With Capacitive Touchscreen Now Available

    Nathan
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    The Onyx Boox M96 is one of very few 9.7-inch E Ink ebook readers available on the current market (see my M96 Universe Review here). Luckily the device is a good one for the lack of competition, and now there’s a newer model that’s even better. The Germany-based eReader-Store.de website has started selling the Onyx […]
  • $199 Kindle Voyage Finally In Stock at Amazon

    Nathan
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Amazon’s latest Kindle was officially released on October 21st, 2014 in the United States. From that point until just recently, it has been listed as in stock at a future date, with shipping pending. A few of the model variations have been in stock briefly now and again the past couple weeks, but the end […]
  • Harry Potter eBooks Added to Oyster’s Subscription Service

    Nathan
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    Oyster is one of the new and growing companies that offers ebooks through a monthly subscription program, and today they announced the addition of some popular titles. Ebook subscription services have been gaining a lot of ground lately by getting some of the larger publishers to signup, and Oyster is the first to get Pottermore, […]
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    FreeBookSpot Latest Books

  • Supersymmetric Field Theories: Geometric Structures and Dualities (by Sergio Cecotti)

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    Adopting an elegant geometrical approach, this advanced pedagogical text describes deep and intuitive methods for understanding the subtle logic of supersymmetry while avoiding lengthy computations. The book describes how complex results and formulae obtained using other approaches can be significantly simplified when translated to a geometric setting. Introductory chapters describe geometric structures in field theory in the general case, while detailed later chapters address specific structures such as parallel tensor fields, G-structures, and isometry groups. The relationship between…
  • Everyday Gluten-Free Slow Cooking: More Than 140 Delicious Recipes (by Kimberly Mayone)

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    A slow cooker makes it so easy to prepare delicious meals and now, for the first time, here are 140 simple, scrumptious, and safe recipes developed and tested for anyone who embraces the gluten-free life, or who simply feels it's more healthful to avoid gluten. These dishes offer dozens of satisfying and effortless mealtime solutions for busy families, where celiac disease or gluten intolerance is a concern. Delicious recipes such as Louisiana Crab and Pecan Dip Apple and Thyme Roasted Chicken and Vanilla Poached Pears make it easy to “eat healthy,” and are guaranteed to please even the…
  • How to Think Straight About Psychology (10th Edition) (by Keith E. Stanovich)

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    Teaching students to become better consumers of psychological research. Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book presents a short introduction to the critical thinking skills that will help students to better understand the subject matter of psychology. How to Think Straight about Psychology, 10e helps students recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research, aiding students to become more discriminating consumers of psychological information. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Evaluate psychological…
  • Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel 2002 Custom Edition (by Todd Shank, Timothy Mayes)

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    FAME, 3rd Edition, is designed to teach learners to use Microsoft and uses Excel 2002 to build spreadsheets to solve financial problems. It starts with the basics in Chapter 1 and quickly moves into more advanced features of Excel. The book covers basic financial statements, ratio analysis, forecasting, time value of money, capital budgeting, and risk and diversification. Many learners will use this book and learn very valuable and highly marketable, skills. Read more...
  • Geometry of Conics (Mathematical World) (by A. V. Akopyan)

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    The book is devoted to the properties of conics (plane curves of second degree) that can be formulated and proved using only elementary geometry. Starting with the well-known optical properties of conics, the authors move to less trivial results, both classical and contemporary. In particular, the chapter on projective properties of conics contains a detailed analysis of the polar correspondence, pencils of conics, and the Poncelet theorem. In the chapter on metric properties of conics the authors discuss, in particular, inscribed conics, normals to conics, and the Poncelet theorem for…
 
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    OnlineProgrammingBooks.com

  • Cassandra Succinctly

    Admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database system noted for its consistency, its ability to run on commodity hardware, and its easy deployment to cloud infrastructure. With Cassandra Succinctly by Marko Švaljek, you will learn the architecture behind Cassandra that makes it a reliable system, including how hashes are used to identify where data is […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us…
  • Directory Enabled Applications Succinctly

    Admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    The Active Directory Service Interface (ADSI) enables developers and network administrators to easily manage network resources by providing a way to automate tasks. In Directory Enabled Applications Succinctly by Giancarlo Lelli, you’ll quickly learn to manage multiple tasks in Active Directory, implement single sign-on, and interact with other useful administrative tools. Description Topics included: Active […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out…
  • PowerPivot Succinctly

    Admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Learn to manipulate massive amounts of data using an often overlooked feature of Microsoft Excel. Author James Beresford will demonstrate how to take control of data sets by using a tool that most readers likely already have access to. With PowerPivot Succinctly, you can take the first step toward mastering your data needs. Description Topics […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free Business and…
  • Data + Design

    Admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    Data + Design: A Simple Introduction to Preparing and Visualizing Information explains important data concepts in simple language. Think of it as an in-depth data FAQ for graphic designers, content producers, and less-technical folks who want some extra help knowing where to begin, and what to watch out for when visualizing information. Description Topics included: […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us…
  • CUDA Succinctly

    Admin
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:18 am
    GPUs can be used for much more than graphics processing. As opposed to a CPU, which can only run four or five threads at once, a GPU is made up of hundreds or even thousands of individual, low-powered cores, allowing it to perform thousands of concurrent operations. Because of this, GPUs can tackle large, complex […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free Business and Tech Magazines and eBooks
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    WOW! eBook

  • Create Web Charts with D3

    WOW! eBook
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 316 pages Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (November 20, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1484208668 ISBN-13: 978-1484208663 eBook Description: Create Web Charts with D3 Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Create Web Charts with jqPlot

    WOW! eBook
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 268 pages Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (November 21, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1484208633 ISBN-13: 978-1484208632 eBook Description: Create Web Charts with jqPlot Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Technology In Action, Complete, 11th Edition

    WOW! eBook
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:09 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 656 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall; 11th edition (March 28, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0133802965 ISBN-13: 978-0133802962 eBook Description: Technology In Action, Complete, 11th Edition Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Responsive Web Design with Adobe Photoshop

    WOW! eBook
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Adobe Press; 1st edition (January 25, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 0134035631 ISBN-13: 978-0134035635 eBook Description: Responsive Web Design with Adobe Photoshop Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture

    WOW! eBook
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:09 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 380 pages Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (December 26, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1430261307 ISBN-13: 978-1430261308 eBook Description: Android on x86: An Introduction to Optimizing for Intel Architecture Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
 
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    Gizmodo

  • Load Up on Cheap Kindle Books During This One-Day Sale

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Whether you want to learn a new programming language, get lost in a space opera, or brush up on your WWII history, Amazon's got something for you today in a massive Kindle ebook sale.Read more...
  • Every Title in the Calvin and Hobbes Kindle Library Is $2 Right Now 

    Kate Knibbs
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The world is full of shitty things. Bill Watterson's clever, poignant comic series Calvin and Hobbes is not one of them. And now, compendiums of the illustrated saga of a boy and his sage toy tiger available on Amazon are currently $2 for Kindle editions. Read more...
  • 1,400 Free Ebooks and Movies For Your Kindle or iPad

    Brian Barrett
    26 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    If you got a new ereader or tablet for Christmas—or if you have an old one that needs an infusion—Amazon and Apple would be happy to sell you ebooks and movies to fill it. Or you could just load up on these free goodies instead.Read more...
  • Amazon Pulls Werewolf Novel Sequel for Surprisingly Non-Werewolf Reasons

    Ashley Feinberg
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Amazon is no stranger to independent publishing drama. But when it pulled books in the past, it at least purported to have some sort of legitimate reason. In the case of High Moor 2: Moonstruck (the story of one werewolf gang's quest to keep its existence hidden and the extreme lengths to which it goes to protect its deadly secret) that reason appears to be... hyphens. Read more...
  • NASA Built a $349 Million Test Tower, Then Immediately Shut It Down

    Darren Orf
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Reading List, a collection of some of the best digital reads in technology and science. We have stories that take a deep dive into Amazon's ebook empire, a perplexing survey into NASA's $349 million abandoned test tower, an investigation into how online media works through the eyes of one ambitious startup, and philosophical look at the growing popularity of the "shitpic." Curl yourself around some boozy egg nog, and enjoy the some the best sentences on the internet this week.Read more...
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 339 Seth Godin at Digital Book World

    Len Edgerly
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Author, entrepreneur, maker of ruckuses Interview starts at 4:33 and ends at 14:50. Paper books are going to gradually and painfully and very, very slowly disappear. They’re going to become like LP’s. One by one the bookstores are going to go away, and then one by one the kids that grow up reading all the time on paper are going to go away. It might not even happen in my lifetime, but it’s always going to go down. Prelude Richard Hollick’s Making Book blog Book Industry Guild of New York – President’s Night program January 13, 2015 “Oxford University Press Has Its Own Super…
  • TKC 338 Andy Weir

    Len Edgerly
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Author of The Martian Interview starts at 11:39 and ends at 38:29 More people bought it from Amazon than downloaded it for free from my site, which just goes to show you how deep into the market Amazon reaches and how good they are at selling books. That got it up into the Top Sellers lists, so it got up to the Top 10 SciFi titles, and that really starts to snowball, because  once you’re there people are like “I want a new book. I don’t know what I want. I want something SciFi. What are the Top 10 sellers in SciFi?” Once you start to break into that list you really start to sell a…
  • Is Amazon the Reader’s Friend? – Liveblog

    Len Edgerly
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:03 pm
    I took a wrong turn on the subway and reached Brooklyn before I realized I was a long way from the Kaufman Center in Manhattan. I arrived late at the Intelligence Squared debate on the resolution “Amazon is the Reader’s Friend.” We are now into questions from the audience. It’s been a fantastic discussion, organized in classic debate style with some innovations introduced by the steady, savvy moderator, John Donvan. Arguing for the resolution are author Joe Konrath and journalist Matthew Yglesias. Arguing against are author Scott Turow and Franklin Foer, former editor…
  • Should/Can Amazon Be Constrained? – DBW Liveblog

    Len Edgerly
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Next up: what promises to be a lively panel discussion moderated by Ken Auletta of The New Yorker. The topic is “Should Amazon be Constrained and Can They Be?” The panelists are Barry Eisler, author of The Detachment; Annie Lowrey, a journalist at New York Magazine, and Barry Lynn of the New America Foundation. Mike Shatzkin this morning said that one of the decisions that took the most time in planning Digital Book World’s sixth annual conference was what order to put the options in the title of this panel. Can Amazon be constrained, or Should Amazon be constrained. Not…
  • Authors Survey at Digital Book World – Liveblog

    Len Edgerly
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Jane Friedman, publisher of Scratch Magazine, is moderating a panel discussion titled “Authors Facing the Industry: 2015 Digital Book World & Writer’s Digest Author Survey Results.” Here we go…   Send to Kindle
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    The IndieView

  • Allirea’s Realm, coffee and conversation with Susanne O’Leary

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
        What a treat to do an interview with Susanne O’Leary and to give all of you a chance to get to know her.  It was great fun, and very informative.  I have known her for several years, and I learned things that I didn’t know. Susanne O’Leary is the bestselling author of fifteen novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. She has also written three crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. She has been the wife of a diplomat (still is), a fitness teacher and a translator. She now writes full-time from either of two locations, a ramshackle house in…
  • IndieView with Marta Tandori, author of Last Stop Klindenspiel

    admin
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Lebensborn children were conceived during the Second World War as part of a Nazi experiment to create a superior race. The children were fathered by high-ranking German officers and genetically-viable women of Scandinavian descent. Marta Tandori – 25 January 2015 The Back Flap It’s been eight years since the Second World War has ended – long enough for people to forgive and forget – but feelings of hate run deep in Norway against people like fifteen-year-old Katya Holberg and her family. Separated from her father when the Allies liberated Poland, Katya and the rest of her family…
  • IndieView with John A. Heldt, author of The Mine

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I know my books tend to do best with readers who favor clean romances and nostalgic views of the past, but I don’t write novels with any particular group in mind. I try to appeal to as many readers as possible by using timeless, universal themes and moving beyond the limits of genre. John A. Heldt – 22 January 2015 The Back Flap In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a…
  • IndieView with reviewer No Labels Unleashed of The Review Board

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Reading can serve as a welcome escape to any level of chaos taking place in the external surroundings. I love escaping to different worlds and learning new things along the way.  No Labels Unleashed – 20 January 2015 About Reviewing How did you get started? I have been an avid reader since I was young and that zest didn’t die once I reached adulthood. I always found it fascinating how one person could absolutely love a book while another person could find that same book distasteful. Believe it or not, The Review Board (TRB) was originally a one-woman show. I started it back in…
  • IndieView with Lidy Wilks, author of Can You Catch My Flow?

    admin
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Also, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. You can’t just write something and wait for discovery.  Lidy Wilks – 18 January 2015 The Back Flap Can You Catch My Flow? is a small collection of poetry. It’s a contribution of thoughts, emotions and experiences of life lived. About the book What is the book about? Can You Catch My Flow? is a poetry chapbook that focuses on the everyday progression of growing up in poetic snapshots. When did you start writing the book? In the fall of 2012. How long did it take you to write it? Three to four months. Where did you get the idea…
 
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  • January Wrap-Up!

    drey
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I haven’t done wrap-up posts before, mostly because I never have time to dig back and get things together. This year I thought I’d try using a plug-in. Let me know how this goes, will ya? January’s been a busy month – at least it sure looks busy on my calendar! January reviews – [2 Jan] Spotlight: One Mad Night by Julia London ★★★★[5 Jan] Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver ★★★★[6 Jan] Spotlight: A Little on the Wild Side by Robin Kaye ★★★★[8 Jan] TLC Book Tour: After the War is Over by Jennifer…
  • Spotlight: The First Kiss by Grace Burrowes

    drey
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today’s post is a spotlight on Grace Burrowes’ next installment in the Sweetest Kisses series, The First Kiss. Read on for my thoughts, an excerpt, and a giveaway! The First Kiss by Grace Burrowes Series: Sweetest Kisses #2 ISBN: 9781402278877 Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on February 3rd 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 416 Source: Publisher Genres: Contemporary Romance Classical pianist Vera Waltham is recovering from a bad break up by taking a hiatus with her daughter in the Damson Valley countryside. She’s content with her music, and has no interest in complicating her life with…
  • Cover Reveal: Rachel Vincent’s Lion’s Share!

    drey
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s a cover reveal! I loved Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series, and here’s a brand new spinoff (Wildcats series) led off by Lion’s Share! Abby Wade has a dangerous secret. Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate. Jace Hammond has a big problem. A rogue is slaughtering humans in his…
  • Early Review: Master of Plagues by E.L. Tettensor

    drey
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Master of Plagues by E. L. Tettensor Series: Nicolas Lenoir #2 ISBN: 9780451419996 Published by Penguin Books on February 3rd 2015 Format: ARC Pages: 358 Source: Publisher Genres: Fantasy Unraveling a deadly mystery takes time—and his is running out… Having barely escaped the clutches of the Darkwalker, Inspector Nicolas Lenoir throws himself into his work with a determination he hasn’t known in years. But his legendary skills are about to be put to the test. A horrific disease is ravaging the city—and all signs point to it having been deliberately unleashed. With a mass murderer on…
  • January’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Who Bishop Writes For

    drey
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The last Wednesday of the month (how did January fly by so quickly?) brings with it the final guest post from Featured Author Bishop O’Connell. Today he’s here with a question – and some words of advice. Who Do You Write For? As writers we often have one eye on our intended audience as we write, even if it isn’t conscious. Like a lot of art, if you ask a writer about his book, either you or he will compare it to something else: “It’s Harry Potter meets A Tale of Two Cities.” Inadvertently, or perhaps quite intentionally, this book’s audience has…
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  • January 2015 Update

    A.M. Harte
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    (Belated) Happy New Year! As you may have noticed, I’ve revamped the design of IBR. The main change is that I’ve gotten rid of the individual listings posts. The individual posts were proving too time-consuming to maintain, so I’ve reverted to a simple static chart per genre. I realise that this makes new additions harder to spot, so I’ve come up with a plan: Firstly, the latest additions to the site will be listed on the menu (to your right). Secondly, every so often I will post a list of the newest additions, as per below! In the meantime, why not check out my new…
  • Underground Book Reviews

    A.M. Harte
    8 Oct 2012 | 2:08 pm
    The below information is a guideline only. To submit to this reviewer, please check the review policy directly on their website. Reviewers: Brian, AB & Katie Contact: Use contact form Website: undergroundbookreviews.com Formats accepted: All Genres accepted: All Genres refused: None Cross-posts on: Unspecified Review policy: Direct link Editorial Comments: “Underground Book Reviews aims to erase the boundaries between traditional and non-traditional publishing by providing quality, in-depth reviews with debut, independent and self-published authors. Our reviewers each focus on…
  • Stressed Rach

    A.M. Harte
    28 Sep 2012 | 6:15 am
    The below information is a guideline only. To submit to this reviewer, please check the review policy directly on their website. Reviewer: Rachel Simons Email: rach [at] stressedrach [dot] co [dot] uk Website: stressedrach.co.uk Formats accepted: ePub PDF Print Genres accepted: Chick lit Children’s Fantasy Paranormal Paranormal romance Urban fantasy YA Genres refused: Western Cross-posts on: Unspecified Review policy: Direct link Editorial Comments: Rach reviews a wide range of products, from apps, clothes, toys, to video games, but she also reviews books.
  • Kayla’s Reads and Reviews

    A.M. Harte
    8 Aug 2012 | 2:43 am
    The below information is a guideline only. To submit to this reviewer, please check the review policy directly on their website. Reviewer: Kayla Email: kaylalovesandrew09 [at] yahoo [dot] com Website: kaylasreadsandreviews.blogspot.co.uk Formats accepted: Print Genres accepted: Fantasy Paranormal Romance YA Genres refused: Erotica Cross-posts on: Amazon Goodreads Review policy: Direct link Editorial Comments: Kayla does not accept ebook copies, however she is happy to consider review requests for print books of any genre, excluding erotica. Her favorite genres are fantasy, paranormal romance…
  • Reviews By Molly

    A.M. Harte
    18 Apr 2012 | 3:00 am
    The below information is a guideline only. To submit to this reviewer, please check the review policy directly on their website. Reviewer: Molly Edwards Email: reviewsbymolly [at] gmail [dot] com Website: reviewsbymolly.com Formats accepted: Kindle Print Genres accepted: Chick lit Children’s Comedy Crime Erotica Historical Horror Paranormal Romance Southern Suspense Thriller YA Genres refused: Fantasy Science fiction Non-Fiction Cross-posts on: Amazon Barnes and Noble Shelfari LibraryThing GoodReads Review policy: Direct link
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    Author Solutions

  • From book to screen in 8 years: Still Alice movie released this weekend

    keithogorek
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    For those of you follow this blog, you will know I have periodically mentioned the book Still Alice written by Lisa Genova. It was originally self published with iUniverse and then went on to be a best seller in multiple countries for Simon and Schuster. This weekend, it is being released as a major motion picture.  It is a compelling story and I hear there is Oscar buzz for Julianne Moore’s performance. In fact, this past weekend, she won the Golden Globe for best actress. I really enjoyed the book and am looking forward to seeing the movie. Also, I wanted to bring this to your…
  • 3 ways you can use your life experience to help write a great story

    keithogorek
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:19 am
    You have probably heard the old adage, “write what you know”.  That is great advice for any aspiring author. However, I think too many writers believe those words only apply to factual knowledge when they should actually serve as encouragement to draw on all your sensual experiences for writing. In other words, don’t neglect your remembrance of smells and touch and emotions and particular sounds and dialect. As a writer, you have a vast resource of experiences to draw from to make your writing as good as it can be. Here are three ways you can tap experiences from your…
  • Make 2015 the year when you hold a copy of your book in your hands!

    keithogorek
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    One of the greatest joys of being an author is holding a copy of your book in your hands for the first time. These authors share what that was like and hopefully will serve as motivation for you to finish your manuscript this year. Enjoy and let’s get writing! Filed under: Author Solutions, authors, self publishing, writing Tagged: author solutions reviews, author solutions., Book publishing, books, indie book publishing, indie publishing, iUniverse books, iUniverse publishing, iuniverse reviews, Keith Ogorek, self publishing, self publishing blog, writing
  • 6 tips to make sure you fulfill your New Year’s resolution to publish your book!

    keithogorek
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    These tips will you get from manuscript to published author this year. This is the time when people set goals and make resolutions for the coming year.  If publish a book is on your list, here are some suggestions to help you make sure 2015 is the year you become a published author. Set a date when you want to hold a copy of your book.  In all the years I have worked with self-published authors, I have found that picking a date for when you want your book available is absolutely critical. If an author works with a traditional publisher, there is always a release date set by the publisher.
  • 5 ways that mistakes in your manuscript can hurt your reputation as an author.

    keithogorek
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Recently, I had Kathy Ide write a guest post for this blog titled: LET’S EAT GRANDMA: The importance of proofreading. I interviewed Kathy for the Author Learning Center and found her to be quite insightful on a range of topics. Sheis a published author/ghostwriter, editor/mentor, and writers’ conference speaker.  Her latest book is Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors is a volume I would recommend to every aspiring author What follows is a second guest post from Kathy that was originally published with the title, How to Uphold Your Reputation as an Author. As with her…
 
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  • Book Review: Rude Vile Pigs

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Read 1/14/15 - 1/21/153 Stars - Recommended to readers who like non-traditional storytelling and eat up satire with a spoonPages: 280Publisher: Self PublishedReleased: 2014When reading Rude Vile Pigs, there is no pressure to like its characters. They are rude, they are vile, and they are, essentially, quite piggish. Leo X Robertson could not have chosen a better title for this dark satirical look at humanity at its most down-and-out.In the town of... wait for it... Sadwhitepeopledrinking, we find ourselves in the midst of a middle-aged alcoholic divorcee's mental breakdown. Jim Joy still has…
  • Ian Doescher Recommends Fog Island Mountains

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
     Writers Recommend is a series where we ask writers to, well, you know.. recommend things. Like the books that they've enjoyed. To you. Because who doesn't like being recommended new and interesting books, right?! Think of it as a PSA. Only it's more like a LSA -Literary Service Announcement. Your welcome. Ian Doescher Recommends Fog Island Mountains by Michelle Bailat-JonesAs I get older, more and more of my friends from high school, college and beyond are becoming authors.  This is always fun for me, and I love reading the books that come from the imaginations of…
  • Mick Carlon's Would You Rather

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Bored with the same old fashioned author interviews you see all around the blogosphere? Well, TNBBC's newest series is a fun, new, literary spin on the ole Would You Rather game. Get to know the authors we love to read in ways no other interviewer has. I've asked them to pick sides against the same 20 odd bookish scenarios. Mick Carlon'sWould You RatherWould you rather start every sentence in your book with ‘And’ or end every sentence with ‘but’?    Hmm…I’d rather begin every sentence with “and.”  “But” can have other…
  • Kate Reviews: Salaryman Unbound

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    Salaryman Unbound by Ezra Kyrill Erker4 stars - Strongly Recommended by KatePages: 189Publisher: Crime Wave Press Released: March 2014Guest review by Kate VaneSalaryman Unbound is a stylish, darkly comic novel of psychological suspense. It tells the story of Shiro, a Japanese IT manager with a midlife crisis. He has considered the conventional responses to his sense of ennui – an affair or an unsuitable hobby – but in the end settles on murder. From this starting point, the novel follows Shiro’s attempts to implement his plan and its consequences. He turns out to be a fairly inept…
  • Five Pet Peeves: Book Abuse

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    For those of you who were hanging around the blog yesterday, you may have met our newest review contributor, Lindsey. Lindsey runs the Straight Forward Poetry journal and will be reviewing... wait for it... poetry and chapbooks for us. Her format - Dog Eared Reviews - is an interesting and anxiety-inducing one:She actually dog-ears her books as she reads them!I'm suddenly finding it hard to breathe.Hang on a sec......Ok. It's ok. *pictures smooth, crisp, unfolded page corners, hundreds and hundreds of smooth, crisp, unfolded....* yeah, I'm fine. Phew!So, needless to say, Lindsey's preferred…
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 1-31-15

    Brooklyn
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:51 am
    Enjoy more reading time with this set of 3 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Coming in Hot by Kimberley Troutte Rating: 4.4 Stars Genre: Romantic Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “I loved all the twists and turns with a bit of hot romance thrown in.” -Cindie NY Times, USA Today and Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author Take control… When militant Colombian…
  • More ENT Deals for 1-31-15

    Brooklyn
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Download a good book or two from this collection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books for your reading enjoyment. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS For Love or Legacy by Ruth Cardello Rating: 4.6 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. For Love or Legacy – Nook For Love or Legacy – Google Play “Great book! I can’t wait to read the rest of the collection.”…
  • More Ereader Deals for 1-31-15

    Brooklyn
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    Here’s another collection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books to add to your Ereader library. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Dark Prince by Eve Silver Rating: 4.3 Stars Genre: Historical Romance Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Dark Prince – Apple iBooks Dark Prince – Kobo “…darkly atmospheric gothic tale set in Cornwall…will allure readers…” —Booklist Award-Winning…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 1-31-15

    Brooklyn
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Happy Saturday! Here are 4 bargain books and 2 free books for you to check out. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS A Subtle Grace by Ellen Gable Rating: 4.8 Stars Genre: Christian Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $4.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “…a novel to stir your heart, your emotions, and your soul. I highly recommend it!” -Therese Heckenkamp, award-winning author Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author 1896,…
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 1-30-15

    Brooklyn
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    Grab another great read from this set of 3 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Staking a Claim by Ciana Stone Rating: 4.8 Stars Genre: Romance Price: $0.99 Save $1.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “It was really well written, the characters are wonderful.” -Rachel, Bound by Books Lust was a horse he could ride. Love? He didn’t believe in love. Until she walked into his life and changed…
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  • Interview with Valerie Rind, author of Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads

    Indiebookpromo
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Valerie Rind to the blog. She’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about her book, Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or […] The post Interview with Valerie Rind, author of Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Interview with Stephanie J. Teer, author of I…am…Cheetah

    Indiebookpromo
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Stephanie J. Teer to the blog! She’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about her book, I…Am…Cheetah ~ The Gift. ~ If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy […] The post Interview with Stephanie J. Teer, author of I…am…Cheetah appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Inevitable by Angela Graham

    Indiebookpromo
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Angela Graham to the blog! She’s here to share about her book, Inevitable with us. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. Blurb: Book 1 of the New York […] The post Book Promo Feature – Inevitable by Angela Graham appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Interview with Barbara McMahon, author of The Banished Bride

    Indiebookpromo
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Barbara McMahon to the blog. She’s here to answer some of our questions and share about her book, The Banished Bride. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.   […] The post Interview with Barbara McMahon, author of The Banished Bride appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – His Unquenchable Desire by Joy Tremay

    Indiebookpromo
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Joy Tremay to the blog. She’s the author of His Unquenchable Desire. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. Blurb: “No Woman Has Ever Denied Him…Until Now In the urban […] The post Book Promo Feature – His Unquenchable Desire by Joy Tremay appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
 
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  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Friday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Ready for even more great reads? Check out these Freebies & Deals while they last! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Action & Adventure, Humor, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller Dawn of Destiny (Epic Book 1) by Lee Stephen Still free? Click Here to find out! Some men go to war for the glory. Some men go to war to escape. For Scott Remington, war is entirely different. It is a belief. It is a calling. It is a destiny. Leaving everything behind-his fiancée, his future, his life-he embarks on a mission of faith into a battle he can barely…
  • [ON SALE] The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ – Save $7

    Pixel of Ink
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ by Roger Stone Over 400 5-Star Reviews! Genre: Nonfiction Find out how and why LBJ had JFK assassinated. The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ hit the New York Times bestseller list the week of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Consummate political insider Roger Stone makes a compelling case that Lyndon Baines Johnson had the motive, means, and opportunity to orchestrate the murder of JFK. Stone maps out the case that LBJ blackmailed his way on the ticket in 1960 and was being dumped in 1964 to…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Friday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    For even more of the best eBook deals, be sure to check Pixel of Ink every day! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Humor, Mystery, Nonfiction, Paranormal, Romance Party Crashers by Stephanie Bond Still free? Click Here to find out! No invitation, no alibi… A young woman is stressed to the max, selling shoes at Neiman Marcus during a busy holiday season. Also pressing on her mind is the fact that her boyfriend of the last few months is missing, along with her car. With problems piling on, she manages to make a new friend at work, but too late…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Thursday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Check out tonight’s Deals & Steals for your Kindle! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense The Key To the Kingdom by Jeff Dixon Still free? Click Here to find out! Grayson Hawkes learns how imaginative and elaborate Walt Disney World is when he accepts an invitation one sunny day from a trusted friend landing him in a world he never knew existed. Innocently driven by curiosity he finds himself immersed in a heroic adventure. Barely escaping a late night encounter, he finds himself desperately…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America – Save 87%

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America by Les Standiford Genre: True Crime The abduction that changed America forever, the 1981 kidnapping and murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh – son of John Walsh, host of the Fox TV series America’s Most Wanted – in Hollywood, Florida, was a crime that went unsolved for a quarter of a century. Bringing Adam Home by author Les Standiford is a harrowing account of the terrible crime and its dramatic consequences, the emotional story of a father and mother’s efforts to seek justice and resolve the loss of their child, and a…
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  • Simon & Schuster Sweetens the Deal for Authors

    Rich Bellis
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s no secret many authors aren’t convinced traditional publishers offer them contract terms worth signing for. Over the past two years, Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest have tracked some of that dissatisfaction in our annual Author Surveys. Enter Simon & Schuster’s North Star Way imprint, which the publisher bills as a more “client-centric approach” than the existing model has previously offered. The new imprint promises authors “an expanded suite of profile-building, ancillary services that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional publishing.” Building on the…
  • Simon & Schuster Offers Expanded Author Services in New Multimedia Imprint

    Rich Bellis
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Simon & Schuster rolls out a new imprint designed to “offer authors an expanded suite of profile-building, ancillary services that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional publishing,” according to a statement released today. The imprint, called North Star Way, will focus on wellness and self-improvement nonfiction, delivered in a variety of multimedia formats in addition to print and ebooks, from apps and podcasts to online video. Headed up by VP and Publisher Michele Martin, North Star Way will initially launch with four titles. Adam Rothberg, SVP of Corporate…
  • Ebook Bundling Start-up BitLit Signs Wiley

    DBW
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    In a deal with Wiley announced today, BitLit, the Vancouver-based print-and-ebook bundling start-up adds nearly 1,000 of the publisher’s technical titles to its offering. Wiley’s contribution includes the full catalogs of its Wrox Press and Sybex imprints. Since launching a pilot program with Elsevier in November 2014, BitLit has roughly doubled the total number of ebooks it offers customers who already own corresponding print editions, from about 40,000 to 80,000 titles. In that time, BitLit has also expanded its roster of publisher partners from 200 to 260, and a spokesperson…
  • Free Webcast: Mobile Strategies for Authors and Publishers

    DBW
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Join Digital Book World on Tuesday, February 17 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT for a free webcast where you will learn the latest trends in the shifting mobile market and how authors and publishers can adapt strategically. The explosion of mobile devices—smartphones and tablets—is transforming the nature of digital publishing. Publishers and authors must rethink and rework every node of the publishing process, from marketing and discovery to content development and delivery. Join digital publishing analyst Thad McIlroy, founder of The Future of Publishing blog and most recently…
  • Gumroad Takes Ebooks to Android Users

    Rich Bellis
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The e-commerce platform that recently helped Hachette sell ebooks on Twitter launches a mobile app for Android. Gumroad says its December pilot program with Hachette was a success, in one case allowing author and musician Amanda Palmer to sell 100 copies of her book within twenty minutes of tweeting a ‘buy’ button to her followers. The company’s founder Sahil Lavingia says he sees Gumroad’s platform as a tool for helping authors and publishers “give their readers the best possible experience” as consumers of mobile content. “The release of our Android app is an extension of that…
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    Good E-Reader

  • PressReader Unveils New Videos on Managing Newspaper Collections

    Michael Kozlowski
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:14 am
    PressReader is one of the most popular digital newspaper and magazine companies in the world. They have built their business around the notion of being able to subscribe to over 4,000 publications for a low monthly fee. In order to show consumers how accessible their apps are, they have just unveiled a series of new videos that [...]PressReader Unveils New Videos on Managing Newspaper Collections is a post from: Good e-Reader
  • Google Now Integrates with 40 Third-Party Apps

    Jillian Koskie
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Google Now Launcher just keeps getting better and better… this time with news that the app has rolled out integration with 40 third-party apps. By taking advantage of this functionality, developers can use cards to display notifications, summaries, and any relevant details for you to view at a glance. According to Google (from their blog, [...]Google Now Integrates with 40 Third-Party Apps is a post from: Good e-Reader
  • How to Self-Publish Digital Manga

    Michael Kozlowski
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Aspiring manga artists often find themselves being challenged in a number of different ways. Not only do you have to come up with an idea and start drawing, but distribution and turning the final product into an e-book are huge barriers. A new tool has been released that takes PNG, JPG, GIF, CBZ, CBR and [...]How to Self-Publish Digital Manga is a post from: Good e-Reader
  • Crunchyroll Experiments with Publishing Original Content

    Thi Chao
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Crunchyroll is well known for their anime streaming service and to a lesser degree their digital manga. The company has broke new ground today by taking the first tentative steps into publishing their own content.   Crunchyroll has announced a new and original comic by Hiroyuki Takahashi and Patrick Macias entitled “Hypersonic Music Club”. The new [...]Crunchyroll Experiments with Publishing Original Content is a post from: Good e-Reader
  • Paperight to Shut Its Doors

    Mercy Pilkington
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    In sad news for extending the reach of ebooks and print-on-demand, global distributor Paperight has announced that it will cease operations. The company operated under an anti-piracy/pro-book access model that licensed ebooks from publishers to be sold via photocopy shops across various regions in Africa. Good e-Reader first wrote about Paperight in 2013 when the [...]Paperight to Shut Its Doors is a post from: Good e-Reader
 
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  • IT Folklore (Biblioteca)

    Babymag
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    ← Older revision Revision as of 14:11, 28 January 2015 Line 1: Line 1:  == Celesia, Emanuele ==    {{EbookAndCover|48070|Linguaggio e proverbi marinareschi|1884}}    == De Gubernatis, Angelo == == De Gubernatis, Angelo ==   
  • FR Littérature (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    ‎Honoré de Balzac: ← Older revision Revision as of 11:08, 26 January 2015 (One intermediate revision by one user not shown)Line 93: Line 93:  == Honoré de Balzac == == Honoré de Balzac ==  {{ebookAndCover|41211|La comédie humaine volume I — Scènes de la vie privée tome I | La Maison du chat-qui-pelote - Le Bal de Sceaux - La Bourse - La Vendetta - Madame Firmiani - Une double famille - La Paix du ménage - La Fausse Maîtresse - Étude de femme - Albert Savarus}} {{ebookAndCover|41211|La comédie humaine volume I — Scènes de la vie privée tome I | La Maison…
  • FR Nouveautés (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:53 am
    ‎Janvier: ← Older revision Revision as of 10:53, 26 January 2015 Line 10: Line 10:     === Janvier === === Janvier ===  {{EbookAndCover|48082|La Comédie humaine, Volume 4|par Honoré de Balzac. Ebook nº 48082}}    {{EbookAndCover|48061|L'Illustration, No. 71, 4 juillet 1844|Ebook nº 48061}}<br/> {{EbookAndCover|48061|L'Illustration, No. 71, 4 juillet 1844|Ebook nº 48061}}<br/>   
  • L'Illustration (Bookshelf)

    Renald
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
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  • Resisting Nick

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Nick Sharpe owns a chain of fitness centers. He has money, ambition, and a body honed to perfection, but he’s just discovered he was adopted and never told. To make matters worse, his P.A. has walked out at short notice. His business and personal lives are suddenly in disarray—and then fate hands him Sammie. Sammie Sherbourne only needs a temporary job until her passport arrives, then she’s off to see the world. The last thing she wants is to become one of Nick’s many conquests. But Nick’s hot and he’s hurting, and Sammie knows she might hold the key to his…
  • A Bolt From The Blue

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    A compelling short story that will take you about ten minutes to read, ideal for the commute to work or a lunch break. Sometimes a bolt from the blue can throw an uneventful day in to a period of turmoil. Can the calm be restored if the past and the present can be reconciled? 
  • Anton Chekov - A Mini Biography

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    This book is a mini biography about one of Russia's greatest playwrights and writers. Anton Chekov is well known for plays The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull. They're as popular today as they were when they were first performed. He also wrote many short stories to great acclaim. If you don't have time to sit down and read a longer book about Chekov's life and his work then this mini biography is the quick and easy way to discover fascinating facts. Where was he born? What profession did he qualify in? Who did he marry? What prize was he awarded? What caused his early death? The answers are in…
  • Charles Dickens - A Mini Biography

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    This book is a mini biography about one of England's greatest writers. Charles Dickens wrote books that are as loved today as they were in the 19th century when they were first published. If you don't have time to sit down and read a longer book about Dickens’ life and his writing then this mini biography is the quick and easy way to discover fascinating facts. Charles Dickens’ place in the history of English literature is indisputable. Learn where the name Boz came from, his loves, the writers that he worked with and how he luckily cheated death in 1865. Dickens was involved with…
  • Leo Tolstoy - A Mini Biography

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    This book is a mini biography about one of Russia's greatest writers. Leo Tolstoy wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina. They're as loved today as they were in the 19th century when they were first published. If you don't have time to sit down and read a longer book about Tolstoy's life and his writing then this mini biography is the quick and easy way to discover fascinating facts. Find out about his life in the Russian aristocracy, his family, his spiritual path and who he influenced. 
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  • Clint Faraday Mysteries Book 54: Death From Natural Causes Collector's Edition

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    By CD Moulton. Price: $2.49 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/879">Mystery &amp; detective</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1124">General</a>. CD Moulton Clint receives a call from The Darien. There has been a killing the police there wanted to call a death from natural causes, but Dave said to call him. Natural causes? The drug people who the victim was messed up with? Execution is a natural cause!
  • Hearts of Ice and Other Stories

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    By Gilbert Stack. Price: $3.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/892">Adventure</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1306">Action</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/879">Mystery &amp; detective</a> / <a…
  • The Bite of Forest Dark

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    By Simon Cantan. Price: $1.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1206">Fantasy</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1208">Contemporary</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/892">Adventure</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1306">Action</a>.
  • Vingede: The Friar Tobe Fairy Tale Files Book 2

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    By Krisi Keley. Published by: S & H Publishing, Inc.. Price: $3.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/879">Mystery &amp; detective</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1124">General</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1337">Themes &amp; motifs</a> / <a…
  • Tomorrow Is Far Away

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    By Ivar Rivenaes. Published by: Amolibros. Price: $5.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/874">Thriller &amp; suspense</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1287">Psychological thriller</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1337">Themes &amp; motifs</a> / <a…
 
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  • Writing Pitfall #10: Rushed or Slow Pacing

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    Writing Pitfall #10: Rushed or Slow Pacing Reposted with permission from Write Divas Nothing can ruin a good story faster than rushed pacing. If you’ve ever read a story, stopped, and blinked, all the while thinking, “wait, what just happened here?” then you know what I mean. But just as bad as rushed pacing is a slow, lagging narrative. You know the kind—where you fight the urge to click the next page on your e-reader and skim paragraphs of unnecessary detail while trying to get to the action. To understand how to avoid rushed or lagging pacing, we must understand what pacing is.
  • Use the Five Cs of Copy Editing When Writing

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Use the Five Cs of Copy Editing When Writing By Janine Savage. Reposted with permission from Write divas   The Five Cs of Copy Editing—clear, correct, concise, comprehensive, and consistent—is what most editors strive for when editing a manuscript. Authors rely on editors to look for these things and help them see where they can improve. So I asked myself: Why use the Five Cs of Copy Editing when writing? Because these are elements that authors can use to improve. Clarity Clichéd, idiomatic, vague and poetic verbiage in books can make a story stale or cumbersome to read. If readers…
  • Writing Pitfall #9: Overuse of Dialogue Tags

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    Writing Pitfall #9: Overuse of Dialogue Tags In today’s article we are going to discuss our ninth writing pitfall for first time authors, the overuse of dialogue tags. But what’s the big deal? Well, the problem with unnecessary dialogue tags is they eat up your word count and provide very little in return. Not every piece of dialogue needs a tag. Overuse of tags inhibits your ability to dig deeply into a scene and into the motivations and personalities of the characters who are conversing. When this happens, the dialogue stumbles along rushed and riddled with meaningless and telling…
  • All You Need To Know About Proofreading

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    All You Need To Know About Proofreading By Janine Savage. Reposted with permission from Write Divas   When most people ask for a proofread, they expect their manuscript will get a once-over to fix errors and make sure it makes sense. But there’s a lot more to a proofread than simply catching typos and misspelled words. Proofreading is less about the content of the document and more about writing and typographical errors. And before you object, the answer is yes, I know proofreaders fix grammatical errors too, but keep in mind that a proofreader’s job is not to edit. In fact,…
  • Writing Pitfall # 8: Over Description of Characters and Development

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    Writing Pitfall # 8: Over Description of Characters and Development Reposted with permission from Write Divas Good character descriptions and details are the beginnings of any great novel. Of course you have the plot, but we’re not talking about that right now. Today, the focus of this article is how to develop your characters and use proper descriptions without info dumping on your readers with excessive information. Create a character profile or worksheet. This is where you keep all the basic information about each character. It’s a handy little tool to help you remember every detail…
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  • My interviews with the Marshawn Lynch of writers

    Passive Guy
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    From Crosscut: Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawk’s star running back, is famous for his desire to avoid sitting and answering the media’s questions. Hostility to the media is common among people whose fame relies on it, but it is not restricted to athletes. There are plenty of literary figures who detest the probes of inquiring minds — think of semi-recluses like Thomas Pynchon, J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee. We understand the need for solitude and control in the case of creative types, and honor it. Authors, however, also play in a public arena, usually less raucous than a football stadium but…
  • Simon & Schuster Offers Expanded Author Services in New Multimedia Imprint

    Passive Guy
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    From Digital Book World: Simon & Schuster rolls out a new imprint designed to “offer authors an expanded suite of profile-building, ancillary services that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional publishing,” according to a statement released today. The imprint, called North Star Way, will focus on wellness and self-improvement nonfiction, delivered in a variety of multimedia formats in addition to print and ebooks, from apps and podcasts to online video. Headed up by VP and Publisher Michele Martin, North Star Way will initially launch with four titles. Adam Rothberg, SVP of…
  • No, the Big Five are not a cartel and it really ignores reality to label them as one

    Passive Guy
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    From veteran publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin: One of the best-attended breakout sessions of Digital Book World 2015 was the discussion called “Should Amazon Be Constrained, and Can they Be?” which shared the very last slot on the two day program. That conversation was moderated by veteran New Yorker journalist Ken Auletta, and included Annie Lowrey of New York Magazine, thriller author Barry Eisler, and Barry Lynn of the New America Foundation. It turns out that the two Barrys, who have pretty much diametrically opposed positions on Amazon (Lynn wants them investigated by the DoJ as a…
  • Server Problems

    Passive Guy
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Due to hosting problems, The Passive Voice was down for an hour last night. A runaway program not associated with TPV ran amok, filled up the hard drive and crashed the server. This morning, PG was locked out of any administrative functions for the blog due to issues arising from the server crash last night. He is now an expert on all the various methods of resetting an administrator’s password on WordPress. Fortunately, all the nooks and crannies of TPV are once more available to PG and he will add some additional blog posts shortly. One of the many reasons for today’s…
  • We are volcanoes

    Passive Guy
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. Ursula K. Le Guin
 
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  • The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

    Cherie Burbach
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tracy Chevalier is perhaps best known for her book The Girl With the Pearl Earring, about the girl in the famous painting by the same name. Her latest book, The Last Runaway, also combines memorable characters and a fictional story weaved with historical detail. The story centers on an English Quaker girl named Honor who is involved in the Underground Railroad. She leaves bread and food for the slaves running to freedom, but it is dangerous because it’s against the law, and people have been fined, jailed, and lost their homes for helping the slaves. When reading books like this, I’m…
  • A Candy Crush Writing Life

    Jody
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    A Candy Crush Writing LifeGoogle Free ImagesI had to delete if from all my devices. Candy Crush is an addicting game, and besides, I’m stuck on Level 161. I refuse to buy any boosts (although I have done it in the past). If I was going to get any work done, it had to go. Okay, I retrieved it from the cloud over the holidays. Don’t get me started on Trivia Crack. It has to go, too.     This article isn’t about the evils of distractions in the writing life, although computer games probably rank right up there on the list of procrastinations. Actually I played Candy…
  • Share and (Don't) Share Alike

    Liberty Speidel
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Most authors have someone--usually a few someones--they share their work with pre-publication. Typically, they fill the need for beta readers, last minute editors, and the like.For me, I tend to be a bit neurotic. I like having feedback, but I've always been adamant about one thing: I don't share my work with family. Now, there are a lot of reasons behind this. And in talking to other writers, I've found my reasoning is pretty sound. A lot of writers do share with their loved ones before they publish, but a lot don't.Reasons not to do so are myriad, and depend entirely on the person, but they…
  • Book Review Sci fi, time travel, historical? The Land Uncharted, Keely Brooke Keith

    Lisa Lickel
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The Land Uncharted Keely Brooke KeithEdenbrooke PressOctober, 20143.99 ebookFrom the Publisher:Lydia Colburn is a young physician dedicated to serving her village in the Land, a landmass in the South Atlantic Ocean undetectable to the outside world. When injured fighter pilot Connor Bradshaw's parachute carries him from the war engulfing the 2025 world to her hidden land, his presence threatens her plans, her family, and the survival of her preindustrial society. As Connor searches for a way to return to his squadron, his fascination with life in the Land makes him protective of Lydia…
  • Interview with Marketing Director, Pamela Thibodeaux

    Linda Yezak
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Pamela Thibodeaux is one busy lady. She is a multipublished author of romance and creative nonfiction, the former owner and current ad sales director for the ezine, TWJ Magazine, the marketing associate for Pelican Book Group, and the founder/member of The Bayou Writer's Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Pam is quite familiar with the world of publishing.I invited her here to give us a few tidbits about marketing. I hope you find her responses helpful.~~~~~~~Tell us about TWJ? How is it doing?TWJ began in 2011, but I was not the founder. I was (at that time too) the Ad Sales Director. I…
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  • Talents and Skills Entry: Enhanced Taste Buds

    Angela Ackerman
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:56 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
  • 10 Editorial Steps From the Agent “Call” to Published Book

    Angela Ackerman
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:47 am
    I am ever so excited to hand the reins over to the fabulous Martina Boone, author of Compulsion, book 1 in the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy. There’s a few reasons for this. First, if you don’t know Martina, well, she’s brilliant. Not only is she an uber talented author with a head full of writerly advice which she dispenses at her blog, she is also a very compassionate and supportive friend who is always thinking about how to help other succeed. I love that. Second, having her here gives me a chance to gush about her YA debut, Compulsion. You might remember how Becca…
  • Critiques 4 U, January Edition

    Becca Puglisi
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:14 am
    Pixabay CONTEST IS CLOSED Happy 2015, everyone! I hope you’re getting your January groove on, making goals or resolutions or whatever it is that gets you going in the New Year. I’m sure that some of you are wanting to rework that opening page or fine-tune those editing skillz. And if that’s the case, you’re in luck. ‘Cause it’s time for Critiques 4 U! If you’re agonizing over that first page and you wouldn’t mind me chainsawing taking a gander at it, leave a comment that includes:  1) your email address 2) the working title of your WIP…
  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Lipreading

    Becca Puglisi
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
  • Show, Don’t Tell: Revealing True Emotion In Dialogue

    Angela Ackerman
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:50 am
    Very few things pull people in like conversation. After all, when someone speaks, they are making themselves vulnerable to others. How? Because words are steeped in thoughts, beliefs and emotions. They have meaning. Power. When we talk to someone, what we’re really doing is sharing a piece of ourselves with them. And they in turn listen, weigh our words, and then judge us on some level by what we say. It’s a bit intimidating when you break it down like that, which is why most people think carefully about what to share, and what to hold back. Protecting ourselves from feeling exposed…
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  • Productivity For Writers: 5 Ways To Become More Productive

    Joanna Penn
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Some of the most common emails I receive every day include: How do I find the time to write? And how do you get everything done? While I don’t write a book a month (at the moment!), I do get quite a lot done! [Time poor and want to finish a book in 90 days? Click here for a free video series from Self-Publishing School.] I published 4 new books in 2014 in ebook and print, plus I had another one completed and on pre-order, so technically 5 books in total. Plus, I published books in German, Spanish and Italian, as well as several in audio format, resulting in a total of 19 new products…
  • Behind The Scenes In My Writing Life Featuring The Swiss Ball And My Brompton Bicycle

    Joanna Penn
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Last year, Amazon came and filmed me for a day, and I took them to some of the places where I write, as well as socialize. They made a few videos of the day. In the first, you get to see behind the scenes at my flat (notice the swiss ball and motivational pinboard!) and I cycle off into the proverbial sunset on my Brompton bike! Watch below or here on YouTube. In the next one, we visit the London Library where I write several times a week. Watch below or here on YouTube. And in this one, you get to meet my Dad! I helped him self-publish his first thriller, NADA. Watch below or here on…
  • Ebooks: A Treasure Trove For Dyslexic Readers

    Joanna Penn
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
     Reading has always been my escape as well as my hobby, my education as well as my entertainment and inspiration. I am a book junkie! But there are people who struggle with reading. I have dyslexia in my family and I have friends with children who are dyslexic. I usually point them towards Richard Branson, as an example of becoming successful despite the challenge. But I have always felt a particular pain at the struggle to read. Today I have an article from James Nuttall, a psychologist who is also dyslexic, about how ebooks have transformed his own reading and his passion for helping…
  • The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide With Joel Friedlander

    Joanna Penn
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:20 pm
    When I first started this blog back in Dec 2008, one of the first people I met online was Joel Friedlander. Joel Friedlander, TheBookDesigner.com We did the same course on how to start blogging, but Joel was already way ahead of me in self-publishing as he had started years before and was (and still is) an expert on the topic. He has tons of useful info at TheBookDesigner.com and fantastic book design templates for you to make your own print interiors. Plus, I’ve had Joel on the blog and podcast before – check out our discussion on how to make a professional standard print book…
  • Game Changing Technology For Self Publishing Children’s Picture Books With Laura Backes

    Joanna Penn
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Up until recently, one of the hardest markets to self-publish in has been the children’s picture book market. But that has now all changed with the launch of KDP Kindle Kids’ Book Creator, a tool from Amazon to help publish image-based books for children. This could be a game-changer! In today’s podcast, I discuss this new tool with Laura Backes, who teaches people how to use it with her Picture Ebook Mastery course. In the introduction, I talk about finishing my draft of One Day in New York, recording in a professional studio for my non-fiction audiobooks, changing my…
 
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  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 01/30/15

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    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    SAINTS AND SCIENCE FICTION Somewhere in my memory I hear someone telling me: Experience is an uncompromising teacher.  She first gives the test then slowly outlines the lesson(s) to be learned from them.  When I shared that thought with one of my writing friends, he immediately agreed.  “Of course!  That is the reason I’m writing my young adult books—so maybe our precious youth can avoid some of the very hard lessons I’ve had to learn.”  He then showed me his Motivation Diary.  Now, I’ve started one for myself.  But before I share a few bullet-points from that list, I’ll…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review:Baby Rose

    selfpublishingadvisor
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written. When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:  Baby Rose Carol Short Publisher: Outskirts Press…
  • Learning from the Late Greats: Henry David Thoreau edition

    Kelly S
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    This morning marks the fourth installation and therefore the fourth author in my ‘late greats’ series.I’ve already examined the lives of Johannes Gutenberg (b. ca 1390), Jane Austen (b. 1775), and Alexandre Dumas (b. 1824), with a specific eye for the ways in which these authors do or do not conform to the archetype of the self-published author, and an ear for lessons they have to teach us in the current world of self-publishing.  This week, I want to examine someone a little more … controversial.A lot of names get thrown around in the self-publishing world as antecedents for us to…
  • 2015 Writing Goals: Where Do You Stand?

    Jodee Thayer
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you are like many writer’s, publishing a book is probably on your 2015 to-do list. You’re probably feeling inspired, excited, maybe a little scared or overwhelmed, and you’re hoping your dream won’t become another failed resolution that gets pushed to the back burner after the thrill of the new year wears off. Each week in January I offered tips and tricks to help you accomplish your goal of publishing a book this year. (Be sure to check out the previous weeks’ posts if you missed them.) Now that the end of January is here, I think it’s a good time to…
  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 01/23/15

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    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    ONE PERCENT INSPIRATION This headline is part of a Thomas Edison quote: “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”  I’ve met too many writers who accept that premise for themselves—replacing the word “genius” with the words “a writer” (or their own name), then believing they do not have the “inspiration” to finish their book.  This usually happens when they are in the midst of weaving together the final elements of an intricately woven and/or deeply researched plot and they are teetering on the edge of quitting.  Of course, there is work to be done in creating the…
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  • What Makes A Good Agent? by Kristin Nelson

    Karen Dionne
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    For years, I’ve been friends with the Backspace Co-Founder Extraordinaire Karen Dionne. Over the break, she reached out to me to see if I was open to doing the 2016 Salt Cay Writers Retreat in the Caribbean. Like I need to think about that. Conference in a warm, tropical setting? Oh, heck yeah, I’m in. But as we were chatting, we started talking about how writers sometimes want an agent so badly, they are willing to sign with an average or even a below-average agent. Trust me, not all agents are equal. And I said, “Well, writers don’t know what they don’t know.” In that moment,…
  • Do writers have to “write what they know?” by Suzanne Chazin

    Karen Dionne
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Writers are often advised to “write what you know.” The thinking goes that only by experiencing something yourself can you portray it authentically. Here’s what I know: 1. A child’s need for a bathroom is inversely proportional to the distance from one. 2. If you want to discuss something really important with a man, hide the remote. 3. Never enter a swimming pool after a bunch of preschoolers have used it. The same goes for teenagers and your car. If I had to write solely from personal experience, my novels would have all the excitement of a C-span budget hearing. I’m no Hemingway.
  • What Do Your Dreams Really Mean? by Mary Kennedy

    Karen Dionne
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Dreams are amazing, ephemeral and fun. As a psychologist, I enjoy listening to my clients’ dreams and I’m grateful to have a window into their world. Their dreams teach me so much about their unconscious fears and desires, their most hidden emotions. When I read about the popularity of dream clubs in the northeast, I thought it would be a great idea for a mystery series and I wrote Nightmares Can be Murder, the first in the Dream Club Mysteries (Penguin, Sept 2,2014). A dream club is like a book club except the topic is dreams.  In Nightmares Can Be Murder, business consultant Taylor…
  • Breaking In: Voice by Karen Dionne

    Karen Dionne
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    All agents and editors look for different things in a manuscript. For authors hoping to sell their novel to a major publisher, this variety of tastes and opinions works in their favor: one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure. But one item comes up over and over again: Voice. The reason is simple. Readers are going to have to live with that narrative voice for two or three hundred pages, so the author’s voice needs to be as captivating and compelling as possible. Voice is difficult to define in the abstract, but agents, editors, readers, and writers know voice when they…
  • Creating The Perfect Predator: Tricks of the Trade from a Forensic Psychologist by Mary Kennedy

    Karen Dionne
    6 Mar 2014 | 11:20 am
    The Thursday afternoon group therapy session was held in a small, cramped room on the ninth floor of the forensic unit.  It was a hot August day, and since the shatter-proof windows were nailed shut, the room was hot, humid, and eerily still. The group  members–all  men, all convicted of violent crimes, including rape, battery, incest and  murder–watched warily as I slipped into an empty folding chair near the door.  It was my first week as staff psychologist on the busy unit, and I was still new to the game. But not so new that I would forget to give myself a clear escape route. The…
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  • 56 young adult books that adults will love (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
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    Erika Imranyi, Executive Editor at Harlequin Mira, has posted a clever tweet presenting the life cycle of a book as a series of emoji symbols.The sequence includes the open book emoji, first introduced by Unicode Consortium in June 2014.Via Epic Reads Tumblr.
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    23 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    This is one of the most creative ways of using content from ebooks that entered public domain.Ross Goodwin, a technologist, ghost writer, and programmer, has created Text Clock. It’s a beautifully simple webpage filled with passages from free ebooks available on Project Gutenberg.When you visit Text Clock, you’ll see, highlighted in red, the current time in your time zone. Each part of the sentence stating the time comes from a different book.That’s not just that. Reload the page in a browser by hitting Control+R and you’ll read a different set of…
  • Six book-related Oscars 2015 nominees (infographic)

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    21 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    The 87th Academy Awards ceremony night is on February 22, 2015. Just like in previous years, several nominees are book-to-movie adaptations. BookBub blog has prepared a handy infographic that lists all six contenders. They are nominated in the Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress categories, among others.Tap or click on the image to see it in full resolution.More infographics:56 young adult books that adults will love (infographic)What age did famous authors publish their greatest works? (infographic)Shaping library’s future (infographic)This awesome infographic is your…
 
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    30 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
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    By Jaci Wheeler United America runs like a machine. Everyone has a job and a purpose to make the country run smooth and efficiently. Nothing is left up to chance. The people are under constant monitoring for the good of the Country. After careful consideration every citizen is given their career at the age of sixteen. “Rosaline, come now!” ordered President Vaughn. Sixteen-year-old Rosaline Thatcher got up from her seat among her classmates and walked toward the stage. The sound of her blood pumping resounded deeply in her ears and, perhaps for the first time in her life, a reminder to…
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    31 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    Tomorrow the Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Wherever your loyalties lie—whether with the Seahawks, the Patriots, or the creative commercials—you’ll want to bring an incredible dish to your Super Bowl party. We’ve asked Dashing Dish blogger and Vyrso author Katie Farrell share an incredible dish that will wow your friends and family. Cheesy Broccoli Bites Estimated Time: 35 minutes These broccoli bites are salty, cheesy, and almost too good to be true! I can honestly say this is one of the tastiest ways I have created, to date, to…
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    Today’s guest post is by John Dunlop, MD, the author of Wellness for the Glory of God and Finishing Well to the Glory of God: Strategies from a Christian Physician. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Trinity International University and practices geriatrics in Connecticut. Spiritual vitality is key. After 40 years of practicing geriatrics I have seen a lot of believers grow older. Some have done it well; some have not. One lesson I have learned is that when we consider the six areas of potential wellness (physical, mental, social, financial, emotional, and spiritual), the one…
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    28 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    Our Best of 2014 sale continues—there are over 75 titles marked down by 50% or more. You can get bestsellers like, Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman, 7 Ways to Be Her Hero by Doug Fields, and Pushing the Limits by Mike Calhoun and Mel Walker. View the whole list, browse our favorite discounts, or take advantage on of the following 15 titles on sale for $1.99: 1. Evangelism Handbook by Alvin Reid—get it for $1.99! 2. Passionate Conviction: Modern Discourses on Christian Apologetics edited by Paul Copan & William Lane Craig—get it for $1.99! 3. Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing…
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    28 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    Today we have a treat for you—literally. Katie Farrell has shared with us one of her authentic Dashing Dish recipes! Enjoy this this tasty treat straight from the recipe book, Dashing Dish: 100 Simple and Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating. If you havent read Katie’s guest post from yesterday, check out her simple four-step process for easy meal planning. Mini Mexican Pizzas Estimated time: 20 to 25 minutes These mini pizzas make the perfect, well-balanced snack or meal! The refried beans serve as the “sauce” for these pizzas, which also make them high in fiber. They are…
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  • Recap of Terran Chronicles 2014 and what’s coming for 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Recap of Terran Chronicles 2014 and what’s coming for 2015Article: 2014 was a great year for Team Terran The short stories, 'Jie's World' and 'Emma's Legacy', were completed and released. Emma's Legacy is the second of three special Journal style works; it offers an insight into events far in the future. 2014 saw a behind the scenes transition for the Apple/iTunes versions of my work. The major reason for going direct was to gain a greater control of my eBooks on the iTunes platform. We were successful. Release times have dropped from weeks, to days. Another major initiative for 2014…
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    22 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Amazon’s CreateSpaceArticle: An Indie Author's Experience of 'Going to Print' Many authors want to see their books in print form. This used to mean sitting around and waiting for a publishing company to 'discover' their work. Along comes the digital age and with it, the time of the 'indie author'. Individuals suddenly gain the ability to self-publish their writings, which has seen a measurable drop in print book sales. But the days of books are far from over, and in keeping pace with this ever changing market, Amazon's CreateSpace allows indie authors to self-publish in print.
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    4 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Brave New WorldArticle: On the way to Equality I recently watched an amazing movie, one which I not only enjoyed greatly, but one which moved me to write about it as this month's blog. The story is about friendships, and courage, even in the face of the greatest of hardships. I know this description fits a great many movies and books. Some of these stories are pure fiction, but this particular one is based on real life experiences and events. I am sure that by now you have a mental list of movies that meet this criteria. Stories such as 'Schindler's List', 'Saving Private Ryan', and…
  • Using Current Events in Fiction Writing

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Using Current Events in Fiction WritingArticle:   Too close to home or do you weave reality Many writers enjoy weaving a moral story inside their works of fiction and fantasy. Real world events can often be the catalyst for amazing storylines, and their subsequent consequences. Sometimes the message conveyed is subtle, and missed. Other times the meaning to clear and obvious. In either case, once discovered, the effect on the reader can be quite profound. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Tue 25 November 2014 09:00Categories: Self PublishingTags: Indie Authors
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    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Science Fiction versus FantasyArticle:   Just what is the difference between Fantasy and Science Fiction I am sometimes asked what a science fiction novel is, and if it differs from fantasy. Well first, let's tackle their individual meanings.  Science fiction is content which is usually set in the future, or in futuristic settings. These stories usually involve space travel, scientific advancements, or alien races. A common theme of science fiction is an off world setting. Think of Frank Herbert's Dune saga, or Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. Fantasy writing usually…
 
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  • Romantic Road by Blair McDowell – Dutiful Quest

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    25 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    The post Romantic Road by Blair McDowell – Dutiful Quest appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Romantic Road is the story of a troubled young woman on an unusual quest. She is a grieving widow who finds she hardly ever knew her husband. Now she must risk life and limb to fulfill his last wishes. Explore Romantic Road on Amazon Lacy Telchev is a 20 something who married an old Russian [...] The post Romantic Road by Blair McDowell – Dutiful Quest appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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    The post The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg – Heist and stuff appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. I have long been a Stephanie Plum fan. I also enjoy other series from Janet Evanovich like her romantic novels and the Full Blast etc. series. So there is no need to say that expectations are high from anything she writes. Lately I have swerved away a bit from Numbers 20 onwards of Stephanie and [...] The post The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg – Heist and stuff appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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  • As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley – Flavia Banished!

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    5 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    The post As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley – Flavia Banished! appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Banished, screams the wind, the ocean, the sky and young Flavia’s heart as she stands at the bow of a ship sailing toward Canada. Indeed, Flavia’s homesickness has to be the theme of As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust. Anyone who has ever been sent away to school, boarding school or college will recall their [...] The post As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley – Flavia Banished! appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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