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  • Poisoning the Well

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    Janet
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    For better or worse, I have always been a fighter. For the people and principles I care about most, I will go to the mat, and the more unfair a situation becomes, the more energized to set things right I seem to become. I’m one of those cynical idealists who generally doesn’t trust people and yet can’t stop believing in basic ideals about how justice prevails and everything comes around in the end. But over the last year –and especially the past month– I’ve seen things in and around our book communities that, honest to God, have so shocked and appalled me, and that seem…
  • 112 Free Kindle Books for Wed – lots of good romance, lots of suspense thrillers, lots of gardening books, ebola books

    Kindle Review
    switch11
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kobo Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals, Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free, Deals, Intel for Authors, Money Saving Deals, Money Saving Coupons. Book Covers View, Free Books Search, All Free Books Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search. New Book Releases. Price Drops. All New Free.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult,…
  • ‘Gone Girl’ Still Leads Ebook Best-Seller List as Average Price Plummets

    Digital Book World
    Rich Bellis
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    What a difference a week makes. Not for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which enters its fifth week at the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling ebook, which drops from $8.39 last week down to $6.91, after several weeks when higher-priced ebooks had performed remarkably well. This week also finds Penelope Ward’s self-published Stepbrother Dearest joined by a second self-published title, Ruin: Part 1 by Deborah Bladon, which retails for $0.99. As the Ebola crisis remains in the news, Richard Preston’s best-selling 1995 title The Hot…
  • 109 Free Kindle Books for Tue – lots of good romance, lots of good YA, lots of good non-fiction

    Kindle Review
    switch11
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kobo Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals, Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free, Deals, Intel for Authors, Money Saving Deals, Money Saving Coupons. Book Covers View, Free Books Search, All Free Books Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search. New Book Releases. Price Drops. All New Free.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult,…
  • Tuesday News: Simon & Schuster re-contracts with Amazon, the secrets to Half Price Books’ success, Designers sue ISPs over knock-offs, and Toni Morrison’s papers go to Princeton

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    Janet
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Amazon strikes new e-book deal with Simon & Schuster – So in the midst of the ongoing battle between Hachette and Amazon, Simon and Schuster has apparently managed to extend its own contract with the retailer, and both sides seem to be satisfied with the agreement. It will be interesting to see if this deal has any effect on the Hachette negotiations. The agreement, which was revealed in a letter to the publisher’s writers, gives Simon & Schuster control over e-book pricing “with some limited exceptions,” according to the letter, which was signed by Simon &…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Amazon Will Slash Your Royalties!

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Barry sez: There’s a meme afloat in the publishing world, most recently articulated by Kobo president Michael Tamblyn, to the effect that, "When Amazon kills all competition, it will lower royalties. So indie authors should support Hachette and legacy publishers generally."Even beyond the obvious (why so worried about a lion possibly eating you next year when there’s a bear in fact eating you right now), the argument above has things exactly backward.The underlying concern is legitimate: without meaningful competition, a publisher is free to lower royalties. We know this is true in no…
  • Eisler & Konrath & Patterson... Again

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Barry sez: Well, James Patterson is at it again, issuing alarums from the sumptuous grounds of his bazillion-dollar mansion about how Amazon Must Be Stopped lest Jeff Bezos fulfill his evil plan to usher in The End of Days and yada yada yada. Joe’s been doing yeoman’s work for a long time in keeping up with these Pattersonian pontifications -- see here and here and here and here and here, so naturally I asked him to join me in tackling Patterson’s latest, a video interview with The TelegraphIn a weird way, this interview is probably Patterson’s most interesting outing to date because…
  • Fisking Salon and Rob Spillman

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Updated below.Just when I think media coverage of Amazon/Hachette can't get any worse, Rob Spillman gets everything wrong in today's Salon.Seriously. Everything. Doesn't anyone fact-check at Salon? Are there editors? Rob in bold italic idiot font, my responses in plain reasonable text.If you are an author, how can you possibly defend Amazon? Because Amazon is responsible for tens of thousands of authors making money, many for the very first time?Is that a decent reason?Here's another: I published with Hachette, and they suck. Poor royalties, shitty one-sided contract clauses, mediocre…
  • Guest Blog by Leslie Wells

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    One Way Or Another by Leslie WellsFirst of all, a disclaimer: Joe and I go way back. I acquired his first six novels at the New York publishing house where I was an editor. It was a wonderful experience to work with Joe on Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, and Cherry Bomb. To me, what made the books really sing were his break-the-mold protagonist, Jack (Jacqueline) Daniels, and the many snort-beer-out-your-nose-hilarious scenes. Not to mention that Joe was willing to go on a huge cross-country tour that he set up himself; sleeping on friends’ couches,…
  • Is the NYT Coverage of Amazon vs. Hachette Really Propaganda?

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    By now you've seen the NYT Public Editor's piece criticizing her own newspaper's coverage of the Amazon/Hachette situation.Note to David Streitfeld: see what Margaret Sullivan did? Being a competent reporter, she researched the situation and presented both sides of the story. That means quotes from authors representing both sides, and quotes from the very source (you) she was critical of.She's an excellent, smart, fair journalist, Mr. Streitfeld. Put your hat in your hand and go thank her. After you have, ask her for some pointers.As well done as the piece was, Ms. Sullivan did write…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • How Not to Register Copyright

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareA few years ago, I wrote a post on the difference between copyright (literally, the right to copy or reproduce, ownership of which guarantees authors control over their intellectual property) and rights (the bundle of rights contained within copyright, which authors can grant or license to others or exploit on their own). This week, that post received a (likely spammed) anonymous comment:Copyright protects works of original authorship such as text, artwork, photographs, sound recordings, screenplays, music, lyrics, etc. You can register more than…
  • How to Request Rights Reversion From Your Publisher

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewarePartly in connection with the controversy surrounding troubled publisher Ellora's Cave, I've been getting questions about how to go about requesting rights reversion from one's publisher. There's no official format for a rights reversion request, and if you do a websearch on "rights reversion request" you can find various pieces of advice from authors and others. Here's the procedure I'd suggest. (Note that I'm not a lawyer, so this is not legal advice.)First of all, if you have a competent agent, ask your agent to handle it. Especially if you're…
  • A Hand in Your Pocket: Monetizing the Business of Writing

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareThere is a natural law in writing and publishing (as elsewhere): where need and desire are greatest, moneymaking enterprises follow.Vanity publishers are an easy (and long-standing) example of this law, presenting themselves as a way around the bottleneck of traditional publishing--as long as the writer is willing to "invest" in his/her work. Ditto for literary agent "middleman" services, in which an individual or company offers to "represent" writers to agents, supposedly to increase their chances of snagging a super-busy agent's attention.More…
  • COLOR SONG Release Day!

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    We don't often do self-promotion here at Writer Beware--but I have a new book out!Today is publication day for my young adult historical novel, Color Song. A tale of art, intrigue, and romance set in glorious 15th century Venice, it's a followup to my previous YA historical, Passion Blue, but can be read as a standalone.I'm incredibly excited to have Color Song out in the world at last, and for the wonderful reviews it has been receiving on Goodreads and elsewhere. It's published for the older teen market, but there's plenty of crossover appeal for adults.I've got a virtual book tour…
  • Alert: Trouble at Ellora's Cave

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareOne of the original digital pioneers, erotic romance publisher Ellora's Cave has reportedly had financial and other problems for some years. But in 2014, things seem to be coming to a head. In May, news surfaced of late royalty payments (though this was not news to EC authors), which EC's CEO blamed on faulty software. Then, in August, EC announced that it was laying off the majority of its staff, attributing this to a precipitous decline in ebook sales via Amazon.Since then, rumors have been swirling, and authors have started to go public with…
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  • Witch’s Dark

    IR Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    All is not well in Colonial Massachusetts in 1736.The witches of Salem have become restive, demons prowl the colony and the Rattlesnake Society is challenging the iron fist of the Crown. In order to protect Boston from the spells cast by the witches, Gov. Whitelocke has employed Dr. Ephraim Rush as the colonial Doctor of Magical Sciences.
  • Armchair Safari

    IR Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet Derek Callahan, a conflicted man in life, his job, his relationships and his past. He’s just started a new job at Netertainment, one of the fastest-growing gaming companies in the world featuring its prized product, Armchair Safari.
  • Amazon Closes Multi-Year Deal With Simon & Schuster

    IR Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    So what's Hachette's Problem?
  • Kindle Unlimited Pays $5 Mil for September 2014

    Danny O. Snow
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    What it Means Today, Where It’s Heading Tomorrow
  • Wanderlush

    IR Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A hypochondriac, thinking he is near death, promises to take his wild, drunken mother on four vacations around the world.
 
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    Dear Author

  • Open Thread for Readers

    Jane
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
        Today we’re opening it up for readers. What’s on your mind as it relates to books? Is there a book that has lingered long after you read it?  How about a book that you’re hotly anticipating? Did you discover a new story that you’re super excited about? I’ll start off. The very first review I did here at Dear Author was an angry one about a historical wherein the main male lead pretended, for most of the book, to be his twin brother. The male and female leads make love in the story and she still believes it to be his twin brother. I couldn’t…
  • Wednesday News: Antitrust concerns for Comcast merger, China’s book banning, Publishers Weekly talks about diversity with publishers, and Walt Whitman’s advice to Oscar Wilde

    Janet
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Antitrust experts slam Comcast merger plan, warn of threats to Netflix and Amazon Prime – As the FCC considers whether to green light the pending merger between Time Warner and Comcast, more than 36 antitrust experts from the fields of economics and law wrote a long objection to the merger, noting not only the obvious antitrust concerns, but also aspects such as the horrible track record for customer service Comcast has. The letter is embedded in the article. According to the 16-page submission, the merger will reduce competition by providing Comcast with over 40 percent of the market…
  • Poisoning the Well

    Janet
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    For better or worse, I have always been a fighter. For the people and principles I care about most, I will go to the mat, and the more unfair a situation becomes, the more energized to set things right I seem to become. I’m one of those cynical idealists who generally doesn’t trust people and yet can’t stop believing in basic ideals about how justice prevails and everything comes around in the end. But over the last year –and especially the past month– I’ve seen things in and around our book communities that, honest to God, have so shocked and appalled me, and that seem…
  • Tuesday News: Simon & Schuster re-contracts with Amazon, the secrets to Half Price Books’ success, Designers sue ISPs over knock-offs, and Toni Morrison’s papers go to Princeton

    Janet
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Amazon strikes new e-book deal with Simon & Schuster – So in the midst of the ongoing battle between Hachette and Amazon, Simon and Schuster has apparently managed to extend its own contract with the retailer, and both sides seem to be satisfied with the agreement. It will be interesting to see if this deal has any effect on the Hachette negotiations. The agreement, which was revealed in a letter to the publisher’s writers, gives Simon & Schuster control over e-book pricing “with some limited exceptions,” according to the letter, which was signed by Simon &…
  • Daily Deals: A mystery, a celebrated holocaust novel, and two romances

    Jane
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl. $ 2.99 at AMZN | Apple From the Jacket Copy: When life is murder, who can you trust? One minute Mia Quinn is in her basement, chatting on the phone with a colleague at the prosecutor’s office. The next minute she hears a gunshot over the line, and Mia listens in horror as her colleague and friend Colleen bleeds to death. Mia’s a natural for heading up the murder investigation, but these days it’s all she can do to hold her life together. As a new widow with a pile of debts, a troubled teenaged son, and a four-year-old who wakes up screaming at night, she…
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-22-14

    Admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    VAN LAVEN CHRONICLES: THRONE OF NOVOXOS By Tyler Chase / Genre: Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (113 reviews) An action-packed, psychological thriller that explores the depths of obsession and betrayal, and the shocking lengths a man will go to hold on to what he desires most… Sometimes the enemy within is worse […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-22-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-21-14

    Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    UNMASKED: Volume 1 By Cassia Leo / Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (195 reviews) I was born into this world unwanted. I spent the first hours of my life unloved. I spent the first eighteen years of my life with the parents who tried to shelter me from […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-21-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-20-14

    Admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    Leaving Liberty By Virginia Carmichael / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (112 reviews) At eighteen, Daisy McConnell left Liberty, Colorado and never looked back. The only bright spot in a childhood of neglect and loneliness was the town librarian, Marie. Now settled as a teacher in sunny […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-20-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-19-14

    Admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Tangled Rose: Motorcycle Dark Romance 1 (The Darkness Trilogy) By Abby Weeks / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (59 reviews) Drawn from experiences in the author’s own life, this is a heartbreaking and painful story of abuse, degradation and humiliation. While the trilogy as a whole ends happily, this book […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-19-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-18-14

    Admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Z-Risen: Outbreak By Timothy W. Long / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (120 reviews) When the USS McClusky (FFG-41) was overrun by the dead, Machinist Mate First Class Jackson Creed, and Marine Sergeant Joel “Cruze” Kelly, were forced to abandon the ship, and take their chances in San Diego. Now they […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-18-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
 
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    Kindle Review

  • 112 Free Kindle Books for Wed – lots of good romance, lots of suspense thrillers, lots of gardening books, ebola books

    switch11
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
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  • 109 Free Kindle Books for Tue – lots of good romance, lots of good YA, lots of good non-fiction

    switch11
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
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  • 132 free kindle books for Mon – lots of good romance + some gems (*** historical romance, *** christian mystery, ** christian romance)

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    20 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
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  • 121 free kindle books for Sun – lots of good non-fiction, lots of mysteries & thrillers, good sci-fi and fantasy

    switch11
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
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  • 113 Free Kindle Books, 48 Kindle Book Deals – lots of good mysteries & thrillers, good Christian Fiction, Good Deals

    switch11
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
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  • Inserting Page Numbers and Running Heads

    catherineryanhoward
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing, 3rd Edition is almost here! The Kindle edition goes live this Thursday, October 16th (you can pre-order it here on Amazon.com and here on Amazon.co.uk). Other e-book formats and the paperback will – avoiding any major disasters – be available by the day of the Self-Printed Splash, Friday October 24th. If you want a little e-mail reminder that it’s out, sign up to my laughably sporadic newsletter. It’s been nearly two years since I brought out version 2.0 and a lot has changed. I’ve been addressing…
  • Self-Publishing a New Edition? Get Rid of the Old One First!

    catherineryanhoward
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing, 3rd Edition is almost here, so it’s time to address the woes involved in bringing out a new edition. Don’t forget that in the Self-Printed 3.0 build up we’ve already talked about closing the Facebook and not doing what Goodreads tells us anymore, if you need something to read with your coffee today. See also the end of this post for Self-Printed 3.0 buying options and a chance to see Self-Printed: LIVE! (AKA, me doing a self-publishing workshop) if you live within driving distance of Dalkey, Co. Dublin and are…
  • The SELF-PRINTED 3.0 Splash Needs YOU!

    catherineryanhoward
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    Self-Printed 3.0 is almost here EXCLAMATION MARK. Well, it’ll be here soon. It’s hard to estimate exactly when all editions will be up and running, but I think it’s safe to say we’ll be good to go by October 16th. Some editions may be available long before that but usually I watch all self-imposed deadlines pass on by, so I’m way overestimating here just to be safe. I’ll also be availing of Amazon KDP’s new pre-ordering function, so stay tuned for that. Since it’s been 2 years since the last one and this new edition is almost entirely revamped,…
  • Goodreads Giveaways: Don’t Do What You’re Told

    catherineryanhoward
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    This summer I’m working on revising and updating my self-publishing ‘how to': Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing. Edition #3 is scheduled for release in a few weeks’ time. (I will definitely be taking advantage of KDP’s new pre-ordering function, so stayed tuned for that.) When I did the second edition back in 2012, only one year had passed since the first but still, so much had changed. This time around, the entire landscape has changed, and there’s so many new and exciting opportunities for self-publishers to take advantage of. I’ve completely…
  • Closing the Facebook

    catherineryanhoward
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    This summer I’m working on revising and updating my self-publishing ‘how to': Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing. Edition #3 is scheduled for release September 5th. When I did the second edition back in 2012, only one year had passed since the first but still, so much had changed. This time around, the entire landscape has changed, and there’s so many new and exciting opportunities for self-publishers to take advantage of. I’ve completely changed my mind about some of my advice, and believe more than ever in the rest of it. One thing…
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    manybooks.net

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Author: John M. Corbett Language: English Published: 1962
  • Under the Flag of France

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    A Tale of Bertrand du Guesclin Author: David Ker Language: English Published: 1908
  • A Book of Burlesque

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Sketches of English Stage Travestie and Parody Author: William Davenport Adams Language: English Published: 1891
  • The Eternal Boy

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Being the Story of the Prodigious Hickey Author: Owen Johnson Language: English Published: 1909
  • 'Boy Wanted'

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    A Book of Cheerful Counsel Author: Nixon Waterman Language: English Published: 1906
 
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  • Simon & Schuster has reached deal with Amazon.

    apesmom
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    From Publisher's Weekly. It kinda sounds like the current situation, agency with discounting to a point. Quote: The multi-year agreement moves the e-book discount policy back towards the original agency plan, and will let S&S set the e-book prices while giving Amazon room for some discounting. The deal is believed to keep the amount of money authors earn from the sale of e-books at current levels. I'm sure this isn't going to help Hachette's position.
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 10/04 - 10/11

    Alexander Turcic
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you missed our frontpage news at any point this week, here is the best way to catch up: E-Book General - NewsAdobe DE 4 spies on users Washington Post is now FREE on Kindles Simon & Schuster testing the DRM-free waters Economist essay: From Papyrus to Pixels
  • Economist essay: From Papyrus to Pixels

    sufue
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    The Economist has a new essay out: From Papyrus to Pixels The Digital Transformation has Just Begun http://www.economist.com/news/essays...ountered-vault I'm on a big deadline at work, and haven't had time to read it yet, but even the visual way it's presented in my browser is pretty interesting.
  • Simon & Schuster testing the DRM-free waters

    AnemicOak
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Quote: Simon & Schuster's fledgling science fiction and fantasy imprint, Saga Press, will publish its e-books without DRM, the company said Wednesday afternoon. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/b...-drm-free.html Quote: said Joe Monti, executive editor of Saga. "In launching our imprint, we are pleased to offer this convenience to our readers and test the waters of DRM-free publishing.” More about Saga Press... S&S Sci Fi, Fantasy Imprint Gets Name, Logo Simon & Schuster to Launch Science Fiction, Fantasy Imprint
  • Washington Post is now FREE on Kindles

    Antoinekamel
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    The Washington Post Is Now Free On Amazon Kindles Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/06/the...mazon-kindles/ @Mod: It's in news forum because, IMO, this is more a news/reading/marketing article than simply a device-specific feature. Quote: The Washington Post is now available as a free app on Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. The announcement comes a little more than a year after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the the newspaper. According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the app was developed by a group inside the Post called Project Rainbow. The project, led by Kerry Lauerman, will offer…
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    Self-Publishing Review

  • Review: The Red by Aiden Riley

    James Grimsby
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    In the north of England, in the year 2020, scientific breakthroughs by companies such as ‘L Max’ lead to a new dawn of agriculture, where food would show great changes and never spoil when properly treated by their products. Whether this was the reason that the people and animals of Earth quickly turned to what ...
  • Creative Commons Licensing For Authors

    Cate Baum
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Recently there has been a lot of discussion about whether self-published authors need to use Creative Commons licenses for their work. This quick guide should explain how CC licenses work and when you should and should not use them. Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that has one goal: To utilize the possibilities for access the ...
  • Review: On The Money by Tariq Saleim

    Naka Jackson
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    On The Money by Tariq Saleim is a thoughtful story with an interesting theme: The power and balance of money. What is it that makes those from affluent backgrounds take so much for granted, while others work so hard and get nowhere in life? What happens when you have more money than you could possibly ...
  • $15 Gift Voucher For NaNoWriMo Authors Until November 30!

    Cate Baum
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    If you are taking part in this year’s NaNoWriMo, Self-Publishing Review has a gift for you: An absolutely free $15 gift voucher to use on all editorial and review products until November 30! NaNoWriMo is a great way to get started on that novel. The goal is to write a 50,000-word draft of your novel ...
  • Goddess by Dakota Kemp

    Henry Baum
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Goddess by Dakota Kemp is part one of The Shrike Chronicles, introducing the colorful character of Samuel Shrike, a mercenary, lover of dive bars as well as a good fight. When space pirates, mob queens, and his desire for an alien mercenary collide, he might have found a battle he cannot survive. Goddess is part ...
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  • Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal

    Bufo Calvin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal There is a future for Big Five books in the Kindle store. That certainly seemed like the most likely outcome, although the day may come when Amazon doesn’t need them any more. Why even doubt that the biggest bookstore would carry books from the biggest publishers? Well, Amazon has been in a dispute with Hachette, another of the Big Five…for more than six months. What I call the “Hachazon War” certainly enters another phase with Amazon reportedly reaching an agreement with Simon & Schuster. It makes it much harder for…
  • Comparing the bestsellers: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

    Bufo Calvin
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Comparing the bestsellers: Amazon and Barnes & Noble There was a time when the bestsellers at Amazon for the Kindle and at Barnes & Noble for the NOOK were pretty similar. There were some few exclusives which made a difference, but the lists were pretty much the same. No more. Amazon clearly impacts its own bestseller list. That may be by publishing their books themselves, or putting them on sale, or making them part of the Kindle First program (which are books both published by them and “on sale”…they are actually free for Prime members ((one book a month)) and yet…
  • Five things people who have read Dracula know…but most people don’t

    Bufo Calvin
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Five things people who have read Dracula know…but most people don’t Halloween is coming up, and despite all the options out there, it’s still pretty likely you’ll see some kid dressed as Dracula. You’ll know it’s Dracula: maybe by the widow’s peak hairdo, the cape, or the toy bat cleverly taped on to a shoulder. You know who wouldn’t recognize that character as Dracula? Bram Stoker, who wrote the original 1897 novel. As is often the case, the adaptations of the book have had a greater impact on the public imagination than the original…
  • Cheap Reads for Kindle: Free Books and Low Priced Reading Options

    Bufo Calvin
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Cheap Reads for Kindle: Free Books and Low Priced Reading Options You know, sometimes Amazon.com seems like Doctor Who’s TARDIS**: it’s bigger on the inside. It just seems like you can’t possibly know it all…it’s constantly changing, and every once in a while, I’ll turn left at an aisle I know and end up in something I’ve never seen before. I’ve written before about a number of these “Amazon aisles”, but I just ran into this one when answering a question for someone: Cheap Reads for Kindle: Free Books and Low Priced Reading Options…
  • New: set your default delivery device for Kindle books

    Bufo Calvin
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:11 pm
    New: set your default delivery device for Kindle books NOTE: if you are reading this on a site called — Kindle Updates Your source for the latest Kindle updates and news — they have reproduced my copyrighted material without my permission. They are infringing on my copyright. They are also reproducing posts from other sites, I presume again without having obtained authorization (although I do not know that for sure). If you are able to contact them, please ask them to stop. I would be satisfied with that outcome, and would rather not take additional action (I have already alerted…
 
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  • 6 Steps To Become An Authorpreneur

    Justine Schofield
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Justine Schofield Authorpreneurship is a totally made up word that makes so much sense. With the rise of independent and digital publishing and the shift of the marketplace to online, authors are now expected to not only write, but also sell books. As a result, authors now need to adapt the skillful and savvy ways of an entrepreneur because, in reality, they need to build their book as they would a business. Sounds like a lot, I know,  but here are 6 steps to becoming a skilled authorpreneur. Your books (current and future) will appreciate this! 1. Determine your brand What is your book…
  • How To Organize Your Non-fiction Book

    Nina Amir
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    by Nina Amir Organization can prove a challenging task for creative people whose desks often tend to be a jumble of papers, sticky notes and books and whose filing cabinets  contain more random acts of filing than anything else. (Their computer files are often just as disorganized.) I know I have this problem. When I settle down to write a non-fiction book, however, I have to force myself to get organized. This is especially true if I want to do it quickly, like when I have a deadline or I take on a challenge such as National Nonfiction Writing Month, also known as the Write Nonfiction in…
  • How to Leap into Writing and Publishing Your Next Book

    Frances Caballo
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    by Frances Caballo Whenever I publish a new book, my husband and friends are always impressed. My colleagues? Not so much. While friends may wonder how I chose a topic and researched it, organized my time, and acquired the skills to write it, my colleagues know the Big Secret. What’s the Big Secret? Here’s your answer: Writing and publishing a book is a lot of work. Period. You spend hours in isolation pounding the keyboard. In addition, you must fight temptations to sneak onto the Internet, pour yourself a glass of wine, or take the dog for a walk. I know because every time I sit down to…
  • How To Set Up Your Goodreads Author Profile (And Why You Should!)

    Shelley Hitz
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Shelley Hitz Goodreads is a popular platform authors can use to market their books. However, I know many authors who have not even set up the basics on Goodreads to increase their exposure on this popular site for readers. In this post, you’ll learn about the power of Goodreads as well as how to set up your Goodreads author platform and get started.  Why Goodreads? Goodreads launched in 2007, has over 30 million members, and typically has more than one million unique visitors per day. Since March 2013, Goodreads has been owned by Amazon. If those statistics do not convince you of…
  • 5 Tips to Make Your Author Website Convert Prospects to Profits

    Kristen Eckstein
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Kristen Eckstein One of the most valuable pieces of marketing you can invest in is your “digital business card”—your website. If you feel having a social media presence and a Facebook page alone are enough, keep in mind that you don’t control those websites. You need a hub—a central location for your entire book marketing plan—so readers can connect with you, learn more about your book, and buy it for themselves and all their friends. This profit portal must be controlled directly by you, or you could literally lose your online presence overnight. Marketing your book online can…
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  • Big Library Read: Chat with Andrea Portes

    Adam Sockel
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    On Monday, I had the opportunity to speak with our Big Library Read author, Andrea Portes. We chatted about Anatomy of a Misfit, where her motivation comes from, her writing habits and much more. She also shared her favorite memories about her libraries growing up and offered advice to aspiring writers. We started with a question that readers around the world (and around our office!) kept asking: Is Anatomy of a Misfit autobiographical? Andrea wanted everyone to know that yes, this is the story of her high school experience. I won’t give away any spoilers, in case you haven’t made…
  • OverDrive APIs by the numbers (infographic)

    Heather Tunstall
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
      You work hard to bring readers to your digital library, and we can help. OverDrive APIs are just for that: by integrating with library OPACs, APIs help to expose your digital titles to more readers and make searching and browsing for titles a breeze. More than 1,650 libraries use OverDrive APIs within their library OPAC, enabling 1.3 million checkouts to date in 2014. OverDrive’s API usage has been soaring each quarter this year, in part thanks to integration with third party vendors such as Boopsie, SirsiDynix, Polaris Library Systems, and Innovative Interfaces Inc. Check out…
  • Regional literature collections

    Rachel Kray
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Before traveling, many people have rituals. Making To-Do lists, scouring Yelp or other review sites, reading travel guides, praying to Saint Anthony, and buying tiny bottles of shampoo are common practice. My rituals include getting as many kitten snuggles as possible and reading some of the regional literature of my destination. I’m going on a trip to the south next month so I’ve been reading a collection of stories by Flannery O’Connor and plan to re-read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter before I leave. Even when I’m not planning a trip, works of regional literature can make for a…
  • Check out our new Recommended List page!

    Rachel Kray
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Are you looking to add some new content to your Digital Collection? Do you need some ideas for fresh content? We’ve got you covered. Check out our new Recommended List page on the Partner Portal! This collection of lists is curated by OverDrive’s Collection Development librarians and is your source for building the best collection for your community. We scour Marketplace to find the newest, most popular, highest circulating, and interesting content that is continually updated, so check back often. We’d love your feedback on the lists and new page. Please send your ideas and…
  • Weekly eHighlights: Audio edition

    Cindy Orr
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
      Click here to view the Marketplace cart of these titles and more. The Usual Suspects: Guaranteed Bestsellers Maya Banks – Keep Me Safe – Harper Audio, read by Jeffrey Kaffer Clive Cussler – The Eye of Heaven and Havana Storm – Books on Tape, read by Scott Brick Lena Dunham – Not That Kind of Girl - Books on Tape, read by the author Tana French – The Secret Place – Books on Tape, read by Stephen Hogan & Lara Hutchinson Tess Gerritsen – Under the Knife – Dreamscape Media, read by Erin Yuen John Grisham – Gray Mountain…
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  • Kindle Voyage Video Walkthrough and First Impressions Review

    Nathan
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Amazon’s latest new ebook reader, the Kindle Voyage, was released this week. I already posted a comparison review between it and the Kindle Paperwhite yesterday, and now I’ve got a full video walkthrough and first impressions review ready to go. I had anticipated that the Kindle Voyage would clearly standout as the best ebook reader […]
  • Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite Comparison Review

    Nathan
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Now that the Kindle Voyage has been released, it’s time for a comparison review between it and the Kindle Paperwhite to see if the Voyage is worth spending an extra $80. Both ebook readers have all the same software features. It’s the hardware differences that separate the two. Both have 1GHz processors and 4GB of […]
  • Kobo Aura H2O Review and Video Walkthrough

    Nathan
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    The new waterproof Kobo Aura H2O was released at the beginning of the month. Yesterday I posted a PDF review and a comparison between it and the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s taken awhile for me to post reviews for the H2O because the new Kindle and Fire HD 6 arrived first, and I had to focus […]
  • Kobo Aura H2O vs Kindle Paperwhite Comparison Review (+Video)

    Nathan
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    The Kobo Aura H2O is the latest ebook reader from Kobo, and while the Kindle Paperwhite isn’t new, it’s still apart of Amazon’s lineup moving forward, so let’s do a comparison review between the two today, and then compare them with the Kindle Voyage when it gets released tomorrow. The Kobo Aura H2O and Kindle […]
  • Kobo Aura H2O PDF and Comics Review (+Video)

    Nathan
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The Kobo Aura H2O is mainly an ePub and Kobo ePub (.kepub) ebook reader, but it also supports PDF files as well as CBR and CBZ comic files. When it comes to PDFs and comics, Kobo ereaders don’t offer a lot of features but they do offer enough to be functional. A tablet or something […]
 
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  • Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (Rose Gardner Mystery #5) (Volume 5) (by Denise Grover Swank)

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    I love this series. Rose Gardner has grown so much in each of these stories and they've taken place over the course of a few months. She has found love and lost it. She has faced tragedy and risen above it. She has been dealt the worst hand and yet has managed to win the jackpot. The best thing about this series is how much stronger she's gotten. In this installment, she really shows that not only has she grown a pair, but they might be the biggest cajones in Fenton County. Face down a criminal mastermind and have him following directions and eating out of the palm of her hand? Check. Tell…
  • Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South (by Brenda E. Stevenson)

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Life in the old South has always fascinated Americans whether in the mythical portrayals of the planter elite from fiction such as Gone With the Wind or in historical studies that look inside the slave cabin. Now Brenda E. Stevenson presents a reality far more gripping than popular legend, even as she challenges the conventional wisdom of academic historians. Life in Black and White provides a panoramic portrait of family and community life in and around Loudoun County, Virginia weaving the fascinating personal stories of planters and slaves, of free blacks and poor-to-middling whites, into a…
  • Ashes to Ashes (The Scribing of Ishitar) (Volume 2) (by Carrie F. Shepherd)

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    This is the second book of considered a fantastic series that on its own is epic and grand in scale. Action, Fantasy, Humor, Ancient Myths, Mystical Creatures and vivid imagination sweeps you away in none stop thrill ride that will literally take your breath away. There are some sex scenes in the story that were tasteful and not vulgar, which I felt fit in well with the overall storyline. The plot is definitely interesting and can be seen from different POV perspectives. All if not most of the characters are developed to there fullest. Each has their own unique qualities and Author Carrie…
  • Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll (by Peter Bebergal)

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll—from the Beatles to Black Sabbath—and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today’s hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hop—and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behind the emergence and development of rock and roll. With vivid…
  • Every Breath (by Ellie Marney)

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Every Breath by Ellie Marney is a cracking read. The pace is faultless, the plot twists and turns like a hedge maze, and the characters are layered, complex and oh so engaging. Unlike recent television remakes that place Conan Doyle's characters in a modern city (be it London or New York), Ellie Marney has created an entirely new cast of characters. We see the story unfold through the eyes of Rachel Watts, a seventeen year old country girl transplanted into the inner suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. She comes with her own baggage, but it seems minor in comparison to the back-story of the…
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  • SharePoint 2013 App Model Succinctly

    Admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    SharePoint 2013 App Model Succinctly is a hands-on approach to learning how to develop SharePoint apps. It introduces readers to the concepts that make SharePoint 2013 simpler and easier to use than previous development models. You’ll learn to develop both on-premises and cloud applications in Visual Studio 2013, then enable your apps to communicate with […]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…
  • Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition

    Admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:51 pm
    This is a preview edition of Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, a book about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the exciting new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML (the eXtensible Application Markup Language) that maps to […]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…
  • ServiceStack Succinctly

    Admin
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:36 pm
    ServiceStack is an open source framework designed to be an alternative to the WCF, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web API frameworks. With ServiceStack Succinctly by Zoran Maksimovic, you’ll learn the basics by creating and implementing a simple order management system, and in no time you’ll see why so many web developers rely on it. Description […]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…
  • 119 SQL Code Smells

    Admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    119 SQL Code Smells is a handy reference guide written with advice, help or contributions from over 25 SQL Server professionals. Discover 119 common SQL code smells, understand why they’re smells and the problems they may cause. Description Topics included: Introduction • Problems with Database Design • Problems with Table Design • Problems with Data […]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…
  • Information Systems for Business and Beyond

    Admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Information Systems for Business and Beyond, written by David T. Bourgeois, introduces the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world. It is written as an introductory text, meant for those with little or no experience with computers or information systems. Description Topics included: What […]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…
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  • Learning C# Programming with Unity 3D

    WOW!
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 690 pages Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press; 1st edition (August 1, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1466586524 ISBN-13: 978-1466586529 eBook Description: Learning C# Programming with Unity 3D Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT WOW! EBOOK

    WOW!
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    DEAR FANS & FRIENDS, WOW! EBOOK NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS. PLEASE DONATE TO HELP AND SUPPORT WOW! EBOOK AND KEEP WOW! EBOOK ALIVE. PLEASE DONATE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. WOW! EBOOK Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Node.js, MongoDB, and AngularJS Web Development

    WOW!
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 696 pages Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (June 28, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321995783 ISBN-13: 978-0321995780 eBook Description: Node.js, MongoDB, and AngularJS Web Development (Developer’s Library) Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Java 8 Recipes, 2nd Edition

    WOW!
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 640 pages Publisher: Apress; 2nd edition (September 10, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1430268271 ISBN-13: 978-1430268277 eBook Description: Java 8 Recipes, 2nd Edition Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Advanced API Security: Securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE

    WOW!
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 260 pages Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (August 10, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1430268182 ISBN-13: 978-1430268185 eBook Description: Advanced API Security: Securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
 
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  • Interview with The Little Blue Dog Author Karen Roberts (Part 1)

    eBooks2go
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    We feel our readers have a familiar understanding of how our relationship has formed with the 2014 Children’s Book Contest Karen Roberts. What they may not have been able to perceive is how the writing aspect came into play and how she was able to take a true story and mold it into a writing career. So we sat down with the animal rights activist to get some more clarity for our fans and for ourselves.   eBooks2go: You are the founder of The Little Blue Dog, an organization that started as a way to give back and provide support to the rescue community, while also contributing as a form…
  • Relevance of Writing a Good Press Release

    eBooks2go
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    A press release is a written or recorded communication focused at members of the news media, drafted with the intent of broadcasting something deemed newsworthy. Each individual press release announces significant or beneficial information about an upcoming event or one that has occurred.  Press releases act as a free public relations tool, which is particularly favorable for independent authors looking for cost-friendly opportunities to promote their newest title. Characteristically, a press release is mailed or faxed to assignment editors at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and/or…
  • Digital Conversion Doyenne Attending Catholic Publishers Trade Show

    eBooks2go
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Since their preliminary meetings, held at America House in New York, the affiliates of the Catholic Book Publisher’s Association had sought to become a professional organization in which supporters would advise and fortify one another in a concerted setting.  Over the succeeding decades, additional corresponding fundamental objectives had arisen as ideals to benefit all members. Virtues like communal support for the shared mission to spread the Word and decipher its meaning for a changing world, and informational & didactic opportunities that meet growing requirements, in both the…
  • What Metadata Says About Your Book…Literally

    eBooks2go
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    The digital and physical worlds don’t necessarily exude the same parallels as let’s say a crocodile and an alligator would, but with advancements in technology, the gap in their differences is beginning to close rapidly. Purveyors of digital superiority, including enthusiasts within the field of electronic publishing, have made great efforts to not just duplicate the mediums of the physical world, but exceed them. Regardless of your affiliation, one thing remains constant: whether you’re a salesman, an insurance agent, a volunteer for a non-profit, or a writer, data plays an integral…
  • A Closer Look: A Whisper of Springtime: Jason’s Heart Transplant Miracle

    eBooks2go
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Author Tedi Tuttle Wixom With an inherited heart disease, and death nearly knocking at his door, a young child faces a challenge that few will ever know. Flown by a small jet from Salt Lake City, Utah to Southern California, an infant receives a heart transplant during the wee hours past midnight following an emotionally stricken evening. “A Whisper of Springtime” is a detailed narrative centered on one family’s spirit, faith, and resolve. eBooks2go was curious and compelled to know more, so we asked author Tedi Tuttle Wixom if she’d be willing to relive that time in both her and…
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  • Kindle Voyage Review: The Best E-Reader Lots of Money Can Buy

    Brian Barrett
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    For the last week, I've been reading off of a Kindle e-reader that somehow costs twice as much as a brand new Kindle Fire HD tablet. What a world! And while I still don't know if the Kindle Voyage is worth $200 (or $290 for the 3G model) I do know that it's the best e-reader ever built.Read more...
  • Amazon Fire HD 6 Review: The Penny Pinching Tablet Buyer's Dream

    Adam Clark Estes
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Recently, Amazon made some quiet updates to the Kindle line, including two tiny HD tablets. There's no need to whisper about the Amazon Fire HD 6, though. This colorful little marvel is damned impressive. And at just $100, it's confusingly cheap. Yell it from a mountaintop! Read more...
  • Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

    Ashley Feinberg
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag—$240, specifically. The new, waterproof $180 Kobo Aura H2O, though, promises to deliver on all those points for a fraction of the cost. Read more...
  • Kindle Voyage: This Is What a $200 E-Reader Looks Like (It's Gorgeous)

    Eric Limer and Leslie Horn
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It's been a few years since e-ink Kindles took a big step forward. 2012's Kindle Paperwhite was the last big splash. But now Amazon's got a new, beautiful, premium e-reader for you to read words off of. This is the Kindle Voyage. Read more...
  • Amazon's Got a Faster Kindle Fire HDX and a Fleet of $100 Tiny Tablets

    Eric Limer and Leslie Horn
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Last year, Amazon's Kindle tablets really grew up. They got fantastic and stylish new design, and a software update to back it up . This year, Amazon's trotting out a new 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX with faster guts. You won't find a 7-inch version if that's what you're looking for, but Amazon does have some staggeringly cheap new Kindle Fire HDs to take its place for just $100 a pop.Read more...
 
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  • Trying the new Kindle Voyage glass screen in direct sunlight…

    Len Edgerly
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    During our recent stay in Ocean Park, Maine, I took a review copy of the Kindle Voyage out to the beach on a sunny day to see if the micro-etched glass screen is as readable in sunlight as the plastic Kindle screens of yore. For the test, I put a Paperwhite and the Voyage side by side on a beach chair. You’ll see the result in this video. If you are happy with your Paperwhite and have a slightly less obsessive love of new gadgets than I do, I can’t think of a reason to upgrade to the Voyage. It’s a sweet eReader, for sure. The improvement in readability because of the higher…
  • Fire HD 6 + Kindle (basic, Paperwhite or Voyage) = Reader’s Delight

    Len Edgerly
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    After using a Fire HD 6 for a week or so, I have decided it’s the perfect reading complement to my E Ink Kindle, currently a Paperwhite but next I’m switching to the Voyage. Sometimes I prefer the sepia color of the Fire’s Kindle view, as well as the faster access to links or looking up information related to the book I’m reading. I also enjoy listening to the Classical for Reading playlist at Prime Music, while I’m reading a book on the Fire HD. You can’t do that with any E Ink Kindle in the current lineup, because they don’t have audio capability.
  • TKC 324 Peter Heller

    Len Edgerly
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Author of The Dog Stars and The Painter Interview starts at 13:42 Nobody, not even artists, understood art. What speed has to do with it. How much work it takes, year after year, building the skills, the trust in the process, more work probably than any Olympic athlete ever puts in because it is twenty-four hours a day, even in dreams, and then when the skills and the trust are in place, the best work usually takes the least effort. Usually. It comes fast, it comes without thought, it comes like a horse running over you at night.  (From The Painter) Show Notes and Links: News Kindle…
  • TKC 323 Maik Maurer & Frank Waldman

    Len Edgerly
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Co-Founders of Spritz Interview starts at 10:52 We see this as a technology where people are reading on the go. I have the Kindle app on my iPhone, and I read my books on my iPhone that way. I’d love of course to make that Spritzable, and then I would just hold it at times when I have a few minutes, and I’ll get through a few pages. (Frank Waldman, CEO) Show Notes and Links: News “Report: Amazon to Open retail store in NYC” by Jefferson Graham at USA Today – October 9, 2014 “Publishing Battle Should be Covered, Not Joined” by Margaret Sullivan, public editor at The New…
  • A Stunning In-House Rebuke for The Times’s Biased Coverage of Amazon

    Len Edgerly
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    My faith in The New York Times is restored tonight with Public Editor Margaret Sullivan’s measured but stinging rebuke of Times reporter David Streitfeld for his one-sided coverage of the Amazon/Hachette battle. Sullivan, writing in her role as the newspaper’s ombudsman, said she has heard from many readers “that The Times is demonizing Amazon and siding with publishers and those authors who support them.” I was one of the many who wrote to her. On September 15th I emailed Sullivan and urged her to look into the matter, and I included a link to Hugh Howey’s…
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  • Find Me I’m Yours

    Lynne
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
      Here’s the latest in the digital age of books: the CLICK LIT® novel. Find Me I’m Yours (RosettaBooks eBook; November 3, 2014; $6.99) is an ever-expanding, multi-platform creation that invites you to, “Join One Girl’s Hunt for Love in a Transmedia World.”  Find Me I’m Yours was written by award-winning author Hillary Carlip (who has appeared on Ellen and Oprah) and co-created, directed, and produced by Golden Globe-winner Maxine Lapiduss (Roseanne, Ellen, Dharma & Greg,…
  • New Luke Temple thriller: Chasing The Dawn

    Lynne
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
      Chasing The Dawn is the brand new powerhouse Luke Temple thriller following on from his Amazon best seller The Shadow of Medea; Flynn delivers his trademark action and twists in equal force, leading to a masterful conclusion that will leave you reeling. Teramo, Italy; A world renown physicist goes missing from the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. He is responsible for heading up a cutting edge experiment known as OPERA, a joint venture with CERN that is shrouded in mystery. The authorities are met with nothing but silence. Luke Temple does not officially exist, he works for a…
  • What Every Woman Should Know Trailer Release & Book Tour

    Lynne
    6 Apr 2013 | 6:00 pm
       Presenting the Trailer Release of What Every Woman Should Know by Jori Sams: Purchase the book by visiting: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways, and more! Find the next stop of the book tour here: Meet Jori Sams, author of What Every Woman Should Know.
  • Unspent Time Winners

    Lynne
    5 Jun 2012 | 12:37 pm
    “I’m very polite by nature, even the voices in my head let each other finish their sentences.” Graham Parke, Unspent Time I’d originally planned to have a monkey draw two random numbers out of a hat (then use the inverse hexadecimal value – because you cannot trust monkeys, not at the prices I’m willing to pay) but apparently there are laws against monkey labor. There are permits involved. It’s a whole thing. So instead I asked a friend to think of two random numbers while dressed in a monkey suit, without telling him what the numbers were for. This…
  • Unspent Time Launch Party

    Lynne
    18 May 2012 | 9:37 am
    Unspent Time Launch Party Get free books and win a Kindle Fire or a Kindle Touch Warning: reading this novel may make you more attractive and elevate your random luck by about 9.332%* (* These statements have not been evaluated by any person of consequence!) From the award winning author of ‘No Hope for Gomez!’ comes a collection of impossible tales. Permeating the cracks between the past and the present is the realm of Unspent Time; time that was allotted but never spent. This is where we find the stories that could have been true. Read how to enter below. Excerpt Sunday brunch; the…
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  • #Free for your #Kindle, 10/20/2014

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The author of each of these books has indicated their intent to schedule these books for a free day for the Kindle versions today on Amazon. Sometimes plans change or mistakes happen, so be sure to verify the price before hitting that “buy me” button.   Hot Gossip by Susanne O’Leary Amazon US Amazon UK A Reason to Live by Matthew Iden Amazon US Amazon UK Authors interested in having their free book featured either here on Monday or a sister site on Thursday, visit this page for details.
  • IndieView with Amy Flint, author of Shadows in the Mist

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
      My Porter Biggleswade series is aimed at both believers and sceptics of the paranormal. While the lead character has the ability to see ghosts, she is sceptical of the fact.  Amy Flint 19 October, 2014 The Back Flap Nicknamed ‘the Shadow Reader’ for her ability to see ghosts, Dr Porter Biggleswade is a straight-talking paranormal investigator. While Porter’s work takes her to the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth, ghostly feuds are the least of her worries. A woman haunted by her living mother; a farmer plagued by spectral ewes; and a developer desperate to evict his mediaeval…
  • IndieView with Adam Ingle, author of Necessary Evil and the Greater Good

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are parts of me or who I want to be in the two protagonists. I’m a foul-mouthed smartass and that comes out in spades with them.  Adam Ingle – 16 October 2014 The Back Flap For best friends Mestoph and Leviticus the end of the world can’t come fast enough. Mestoph is a demon and troublemaker for Hell Industries, while Leviticus is an angel and cubicle jockey for Heaven, Inc. They might be unlikely friends, but they have something in common – they both hate their jobs. Unfortunately for them The End is nowhere in sight. The two take matters into their own hands when they…
  • #Free for your #Kindle, 10/13/2014

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The author of each of these books has indicated their intent to schedule these books for a free day for the Kindle versions today on Amazon. Sometimes plans change or mistakes happen, so be sure to verify the price before hitting that “buy me” button. Who Will Save the Planet? by Peter McLennan Amazon US Amazon UK Alyssa Andrews And Magical New York by Ralph S Amazon US Amazon UK Authors interested in having their free book featured either here on Monday or a sister site on Thursday, visit this page for details.
  • IndieView with Richard Engling, author of Visions of Anna

    admin
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
      To create the fictional character of Anna seemed the greater tribute than to write a memoir or a biography. So Anna is inspired by Fern rather than literally based on her. Richard Engling – 12 October 2014 The Back Flap “Matthew Harkin’s urgent questions about his friend Anna’s suicide and his own critical illness compel him to risk a perilous, spiritual quest. His heartrending, heart-opening journey through the interwoven worlds of memory, dream, and shamanic magic lead him not only to visions of Anna but to visions of grace. This passionate, poignant novel…
 
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  • TLC Book Tour: 104. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran…

    drey
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today’s tour is for a story about a girl who makes all the wrong choices, trying to find herself… About Caitlin Moran: Caitlin Moran was named the Columnist of the Year by the British Press Awards in 2010, and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011 for her work at the Times of London. Her debut book, How to Be a Woman, won the 2011 Galaxy Book of the Year Award and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Connect with Caitlin through her website www.caitlinmoran.co.uk, or follow her on Twitter. About How to Build a Girl: What do you do in your teenage years when you realize…
  • Review: 103. One of Us by Tawni O’Dell…

    drey
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today’s title is a mystery with a violent history behind it… drey’s thoughts: Dr. Sheridan Doyle is a forensic psychologist who heads back to his hometown of Lost Creek after a long absence. He’s stayed away because nothing in Lost Creek holds any appeal, especially with his family’s history – his mother’s mental health, his sister’s death, his father’s disinterest. Nothing in Lost Creek is worth Danny Doyle’s return, except his grandfather’s health. Then people turn up dead, and Danny gets pulled in by curiosity. There’s…
  • Review: 102. Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon by David Barnett…

    drey
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I enjoyed David Barnett’s Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl enough to perk up at the thought of this erstwhile hero’s next adventure – especially when said adventure occurs in the reimagined America… drey’s thoughts: Oh, what a romp Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon is! Love adventure? It’s here in spades. Enjoy steampunk? You’ve got the full complement from airships to weapons to the unbelievable melding of human and mechanical. Want romance? Our hero is flying across oceans hunting down pirates and the stolen love of his life. Wonder about…
  • TLC Book Tour: 101. Land of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan…

    drey
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today I’m on tour for the story of an Irish artist who moves to Hollywood, and her journey to self-realization… About Kate Kerrigan: Kate Kerrigan is the author of three previous novels. She lives in Ireland with her husband and their two sons. Find Kate online at her website www.katekerrigan.ie, on Facebook and Twitter. About Land of Dreams: Set in 1940s Los Angeles, the compelling final installment in New York Times bestselling author Ellie Hogan’s sweeping immigrant trilogy begun in Ellis Island and City of Hope—a story of family, love, danger, and ambition in Hollywood…
  • Winners!

    drey
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Hey y’all! I have winners to announce!! Here are all the lucky ducks – Megan Henn wins a copy of Randy Susan Meyers’ ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE! Suzy wins a copy of Susan Gloss’ VINTAGE! Anita Yancey and Marjorie Takala win a copy of Anne Girard’s MADAME PICASSO! And bn100 wins a copy of Alice Simpson’s BALLROOM! Happy reading, y’all! The post Winners! appeared first on drey's library.
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    Author Solutions

  • 7 simple things you can do to build awareness for your self published book

    keithogorek
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    This past weekend I gave the evening keynote at the West Coast Writer’s Conference Indie Publishing Conference.  I always enjoy those times, because along with meeting many aspiring authors and sharing the 4 Paths to Publishing with them, I also have opportunity to learn myself. At lunch on Saturday, Bill Van Orsdel from Bookfuel, gave a really insightful presentation on book marketing.  Inspired by his talk, I wanted to share some simple things you can do to build awareness for your book before and after your title goes live. Communicate your milestones–It sounds simple, but…
  • Every author has to overcome obstacles to get published, but maybe none as challenging as what Kent Bell faces everyday.

    keithogorek
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    When Kent Bell came into this world on Valentine’s Day in 1965, he was born without arms or legs and was not expected to live till the next day. But like most everything in his life, Kent defied the odds and is now, forty-nine years old.  His most recent accomplishment is becoming a published author. In his book, Look Ma, No Hands, No Legs Either, he narrates his life story, beginning with being born without arms or legs. Through his  inspiring work, Bell tells what it’s like living and thriving with a disability. From his birth, to moving regularly with his military family, to…
  • Science says reading print books provides a number of pretty interesting benefits

    keithogorek
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Recently, someone forwarded me a link to an article, titled Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books, on a site called Mic.com, which I had seen before. In this fascinating  article, Rachel Grate cites a number of recent studies that report the benefits of reading a paper book that e-readers don’t provide. She draws from a number of different studies that all seem to point to the same conclusion. Reading paper books help us in ways we may not have been aware. I tried to find a way to summarize her work and just hit the highlights, but I found that task difficult. Her content…
  • My 2nd most popular post: The 7 key elements of a great book cover

    keithogorek
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    One of the great things about analytics on a blog is they tell you what people are reading most and what search terms they use to find your blog.  My post popular blog post by far is The 5 Essential Elements of Every Good Story. However, the second most popular post is the one I am reposting below, The 7 key elements of a great book cover. Hopefully you will find this helpful and you don’t even have to search for it. Along with an eye-catching design, this cover employs a great subhead to help the reader know the benefit of reading this book. The 7 key elements of a great book cover Do…
  • 4 Paths to Publishing Speech Now Free to the Public at Los Angeles Valley College

    keithogorek
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    On Saturday, October 18, I am going to be giving the keynote address at the Digital Author and Indie/Self Publishing Conference at Los Angeles Valley College.  While attendees will be paying to attend the conference, they have decided to open my 4 Paths to Publishing session up to the public who can attend free of charge. The talk will take place in Monarch Hall to accommodate the number of people they expect to attend. Tickets are required so they can gauge how many to expect. You can request them by clicking on this link. If you are in the Los Angeles area or know someone who is interested…
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    TNBBC's The Next Best Book Blog

  • Where Writers Write: Margaret Chapman

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write!Where Writers Write is a series that features authors as they showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen. This is Margaret Patton Chapman. Her novella Bell and Bargain is forthcoming from Rose Metal Press in November, 2014 as part of the collection My Very End of the Universe: Five…
  • ML Kennedy Recommends: A Night in the Lonesome October

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    And so we continue our Writers Recommend - a new series where we'll be asking 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. ML Kennedy Recommends A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger ZelaznyWhen I was thirteen years old, I wasn’t really sure what to read. I had read all the Hardy Boys Casefiles, all the Ramona Quimby, and few other examples from both…
  • Audio Series: Meg Pokrass

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. This feature requires more time and patience of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.Today, Meg Pokrass reads two chapters from her story "Here, Where We Live", which appears in upcoming collection "My Very End of the Universe, Five Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the…
  • Matthew Roberson's List Blog Tour

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Always flattered to be a part of the Grab the Lapels blog tours because Melanie Page is doing such wonderful things to get writers the exposure and attention they deserve. In today's blog tour post,to celebrate Matthew Roberson's new book, Melanie writes an essay on Generation X and their struggles with growing up....Synopsis—Vignettes of a middle-class American family told through lists, each reflecting their obsessions, their complaints, their desires, and their humanity.A suburban family of four—a man, woman, boy, and girl—struggle through claustrophobic days crowded with…
  • Audiobook Review: Goodhouse

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Listened 10/1/14 - 10/13/144 Stars: Strongly recommended to readers who enjoy being warned away from an inevitable and unwelcome futureAudio: 10.8 hrs, narrated by Will DamronPublisher: FSGReleased: September 2014Science will be man's downfall. We are getting too smart for our own good and it will be the end of us. In Peyton Marshall's near-future dystopian novel Goodhouse, we have discovered the genes that predict criminality. Believed to be passed down from parent to child, all male children born to convicted parents are tested at a young age for these genetic markers. If they test…
 
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 10-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Wind down this evening with another good read from this assortment of 4 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 Tea Cups and Tiger Claws by Timothy Patrick Rating: 4.1 Stars Genre: Womens Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $7.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Tea Cups and Tiger Claws – Nook Tea Cups and Tiger Claws – Apple iBooks Tea Cups and Tiger Claws – Google Play Tea Cups and Tiger Claws –…
  • More ENT Deals for 10-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Here’s another highly rated collection of 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 Family Secrets by Various Authors Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $5.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Family Secrets – Nook Family Secrets – Apple iBooks Family Secrets – Kobo New York Times Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors Emily March, New York…
  • More Ereader Deals for 10-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Here’s another selection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books for you to enjoy. 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 Jessie by Rebekah Lyn Rating: 4.7 Stars Genre: Christian Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $4.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “I absolutely loved this story!….she’s an amazing author who has a knack for the written word!” -J.L. Mitchell The four Cole boys suffer abuse at the hands of an alcoholic father, while…
  • Book Of The Day – Black Swan Collected Tales 1-3

    Ron
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Today’s Book of the Day is a Paranormal romance box set by USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Victoria Danann and it’s 86% off for a limited time. Black Swan Collected Tales 1-3 has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $6! “This series is written beautifully and with intelligence.” Cahm – Amazon Reviewer Black Swan Collected Tales 1-3 by Victoria Danann Rating: 4.8 Stars Genre: Paranormal Price: $0.99 save $6   USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author In a matter of minutes Elora Laiken lost everything familiar. She escaped assassination…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 10-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Start your day off by downloading this collection of 4 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 Ten Christmas Brides by Various Authors Rating: 4.8 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Ten Christmas Brides – Nook Ten Christmas Brides – Apple iBooks Ten Christmas Brides – Kobo “This is a wonderful set of novellas written by magnificent authors. You…
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    Indie Book Promo

  • Book Promo Feature – Purr-fect Mating by Sheryl Winters

    Indiebookpromo
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Sheryl Winters to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Purr-fect Mating from the Lil Genie Series. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find links below and pick up a copy. Purr-fect Mating Lil Genie Series Novella Fhina and Wulfar have a little problem. On their wedding night, at the stroke of midnight, Wulfar changes into his shifted wolf form and cannot shift back. Not even to communicate with the woman he loves. Fhina, upon waking the day after their mating, no longer recognizes her mate.
  • Book Promo Feature – The Glory by Mister JMI

    Indiebookpromo
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Mister JMI to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, The Glory. If this sounds like the sort of book that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick  up a copy or two. The first in a new series, The Glory is a fun, funny and exciting character-driven sci-fi adventure that follows Adam Whitlock, a young, brilliant, fiercely determined boy who gives up everything to join the United States Space Force in hopes of becoming captain of the fabled and prestigious warship, The Glory. On his rise to the top, Whitlock…
  • Interview with James Mace, author of Courage, Marshall Ney

    Indiebookpromo
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome James Mace to the blog! He’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about his book, Courage, Marshall Ney. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find some buy links below and pick up a copy or two. IBP – Tell us about your new release? James - ‘Courage, Marshal Ney’ delves into a mystery that has been ongoing since 1815. I became fascinated by the theory that Marshal of France, Michel Ney, was not actually executed, but in fact escaped to America, living out his days as a…
  • Interview with Rebecca R. Curran, Author of Written

    Indiebookpromo
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Rebecca R. Curran to the blog. She’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about her book, Written. If this book sound like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. IBP - Try to describe your book in one sentence. Rebecca - Sometimes, writing down your fantasies can help you to figure out what you really want from life.   IBP -  Tell me a little about yourself Rebecca -  I’m a published fantasy author, who, like my protagonist, has decided to branch out and…
  • Book Promo Feature – The Guardians of Rainbow Tower by Melissa Davies

    Indiebookpromo
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Melissa Davies to the blog! She’s the author of The Guardians of Rainbow Tower. 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: On the outskirts of the holiday camp Brightsea in the North East of England lies a mysterious tower. Thought to be long abandoned, nobody pays any attention to the derelict old turret. Until one Summer that is. Wilfred, Emma and Pete Winterthorpe are enjoying a holiday at BrightSea with their parents when one night, they are…
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  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Wednesday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Ready for even more great reads? Check out this round-up tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Business, Fantasy, Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Thriller Vegas to Varanasi by Shelly Hickman Still free? Click Here to find out! Anna has never been the beautiful one; she’s always been the nice one. So when the gorgeous man sitting across the table at a wedding reception remembers her from high school – and quite fondly at that – she’s taken off guard. Formerly overweight and unpopular, Kiran has never forgotten Anna, the one person…
  • [Hot Deal] Veiled Threats – Only 99c!

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Veiled Threats by Deborah Donnelly Genre: Mystery Save the date! Amateur detective Carnegie Kincaid, expert in matters of matrimony and murder, makes her television debut in the Hallmark original movie Wedding Planner Mystery – premiering October 19, 2014, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. A WEDDING TO DIE FOR… When love is in the air, Carnegie Kincaid is not far behind. A wedding planner who works out of her Seattle houseboat, Carnegie makes magic – usually – with fractious families, brimming brides, and cantankerous caterers to give loving couples the wedding…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Wednesday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:07 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: Christian Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller This Fine Life: A Novel by Eva Marie Everson Still free? Click Here to find out! It is the summer of 1959 and Mariette Puttnam has just graduated from boarding school. When she returns to her privileged life at home, she isn’t sure where life will take her. More schooling? A job? Marriage? Nothing feels right. How could she know that the answer is waiting for her within…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Tuesday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Keep your Kindle full and happy with tonight’s Kindle Book selection! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Cookbooks, Mystery, Nonfiction, Romance, Thriller Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipes by Bonnie Scott Still free? Click Here to find out! Warm from the oven and just waiting to accompany a glass of cold milk or a cup of steaming cocoa, nothing smells better than the aroma of freshly baked cookies. With Cookie Indulgence, you’ll never run short on inspiration for quick and delicious cookies, bars and frostings to welcome…
  • [Hot Deal] Madison and Jefferson

    Pixel of Ink
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein, Nancy Isenberg Genre: History, Nonfiction The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson’s genius overshadowing James Madison’s judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book about their crucial partnership, both are seen as men of their times, hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal politics where they struggled for supremacy for more than fifty years. With a thrilling and unprecedented account of early America as its backdrop, Madison and Jefferson reveals these founding…
 
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    Digital Book World

  • Why Vook Is Still Betting on Short-Form Ebooks

    Rich Bellis
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    In a word, data. Vook releases the first of the short-form ebooks it acquired from Byliner after purchasing the digital publishing start-up last month. Like enhanced ebooks, short-form digital content hasn’t always fared well. Atavist Books, which published both since launching in 2012, confirmed this week it’s closing its doors, even though the independently operated digital magazine The Atavist–which also publishes ebooks–continues to thrive. Vook co-founder Matt Cavnar says “using data to make better decisions” is no longer optional for digital publishers. Vook acquired…
  • ‘Gone Girl’ Still Leads Ebook Best-Seller List as Average Price Plummets

    Rich Bellis
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    What a difference a week makes. Not for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which enters its fifth week at the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling ebook, which drops from $8.39 last week down to $6.91, after several weeks when higher-priced ebooks had performed remarkably well. This week also finds Penelope Ward’s self-published Stepbrother Dearest joined by a second self-published title, Ruin: Part 1 by Deborah Bladon, which retails for $0.99. As the Ebola crisis remains in the news, Richard Preston’s best-selling 1995 title The Hot…
  • Vook Doubles Down on Short-Form Ebooks as Atavist Books Bows Out

    Rich Bellis
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Short-form ebook publishers haven’t had it easy lately, but that isn’t stopping Vook from releasing its first new Byliner title after acquiring the start-up last month. Atavist Books, another ebook publisher of short- as well as long-form content, launched jointly in 2012 by IAC and the movie producer Scott Rudin, confirmed a report yesterday by Publishers Lunch that it will close its doors by the end of the year. Byliner, despite being widely perceived as one of the more innovative such publishers in a crowd that’s quickly grown crowded, had been struggling when it…
  • Facing Higher Education Challenges: Publishers Rethink Student Experience Lifecycle

    Vishal Jindal
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    This content is sponsored by HCL Technologies. The higher education world is going through an uncertain period. Rising costs, digital disruption and fluctuations in government policy have made it tough for institutions and publishers to chart a way forward. Amidst falling enrollments and course completion rates among students, many education publishers are charting a new route by launching education initiatives themselves. Many universities have long maintained their own academic presses like Oxford University Press and Imperial College Press, to name just two. But more recently,…
  • Back to Agency Ebook Pricing at Simon & Schuster

    Rich Bellis
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Simon & Schuster has reached a distribution agreement with Amazon that largely restores the publisher’s ability to set its own prices on ebooks. While details remain forthcoming, the deal does not appear to significantly change how much Simon & Schuster authors earn from the sale of their ebooks. Although Amazon’s ability to discount ebooks will be sharply limited, both the publisher and the e-tailer are said to be satisfied with the agreement. The new agreement could turn up the pressure not just on Hachette, which remains locked in a standoff with Amazon, but on the remaining…
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    Good E-Reader

  • Disney Frozen Graphic Novel Out Soon

    Michael Kozlowski
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Frozen by Disney has become the 5th highest grossing movie of all time After sweeping theaters worldwide like a snowstorm for over half a year, Frozen has grossed a whopping $1.219 billion at the box office! According to Variety, the film raked in $400 million-plus in the U.S. alone and $194 million in Japan. Frozen has also become the top-grossing animated flick ever. This has promoted a new graphic novel to be commissioned and will come out November 29th. The graphic novel costs $14.99 and will run a staggering 394 pages. Over 100,000 have been sold so far on a pre-order basis from…
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 Now Available

    Michael Kozlowski
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Barnes and Noble has just released the 10.1 inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Android tablet today, and it joins the 7 inch edition that came out two months ago. The Nations largest bookseller now has two devices that they are marketing across all of their sales channels, encouraging US and UK based readers to invest themselves in the Nook ecosystem. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook features a 10.1 inch screen and a resolution of 1280×800 and 149 PPI. The screen itself won’t win many awards in terms of picture clear clarity, but if you are only reading eBooks, magazines…
  • San Antonio International Airport Unveils Free eBook Terminal

    Michael Kozlowski
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:28 pm
    If you are passing through the San Antonio International Airport you can now borrow eBooks for free. Two Digital Library kiosks have been installed by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library at a cost of $26,000. The San Antonio Public Library has introduced a new innovative new feature into the kiosks that will allow out-of-town travelers to get a temporary library SAPL card that they can use right in the airport. The cards are good for 24 hours and have a limit of three items that can be checked out for seven days. The kiosks are primarily used as a rapid charging station but also…
  • PhotoMath App Solves Equations Using Your Smartphone Camera

    Jillian Koskie
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Several years (decades) ago, when I was in high school, I remember teachers rather snidely telling us that we needed to learn all of these things because “it isn’t like we will be walking around with whole computers in our pockets.” The sassy teenager in me desperately wants to go back in time to wave her smartphone in their faces right about now. That same teenaged girl would have loved PhotoMath, an app that lets you use your smartphone’s camera to scan images of math problems from your textbooks. Sure it lacks some of the old-school charm that those brick-sized…
  • BlackBerry Plans Enterprise Event For November 13th

    Jillian Koskie
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:04 pm
    It seems like the mobile device market is moving faster than ever, a point proven by yet another launch even this fall –this time it is BlackBerry with a round of enterprise branded announcements. CEO John Chen will join a few of his top executives in San Fransisco on November 13, intending to debut a selection of hardware and software. Given the theme, we may be lucky enough to see the release of their much-anticipated BlackBerry Enterprise Server 12 (that includes the company’s updated mobile device management solution). It wasn’t that long ago that we last saw BlackBerry…
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  • FR Littérature (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    ‎Edmond de Goncourt, 1822-1896: ← Older revision Revision as of 23:05, 22 October 2014 Line 602: Line 602:  == Edmond de Goncourt, 1822-1896 == == Edmond de Goncourt, 1822-1896 ==  * {{Ebook|30317|La fille Elisa}} (1877) * {{Ebook|30317|La fille Elisa}} (1877) * {{ebook|46183|La maison d'un artiste, Tome 1}} (1898)* {{Ebook|46183|La maison d'un artiste, Tome 1}} {{Ebook|47171|Tome 2}} (1898)     == Edmond et Jules de Goncourt == == Edmond et Jules de Goncourt ==
  • FR Nouveautés (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    ‎Octobre: ← Older revision Revision as of 23:03, 22 October 2014 Line 10: Line 10:     === Octobre === === Octobre ===  Ebook nº 47171 {{Ebook|47171|La maison d'un artiste, Tome II}} par Edmond de Goncourt (1898)<br/>    Ebook nº 47164 {{Ebook|47164|Chronique du crime et de l’innocence, Tome II }} par J.-B. J. Champagnac (1833)<br/> Ebook nº 47164 {{Ebook|47164|Chronique du crime et de l’innocence, Tome II }} par J.-B. J. Champagnac (1833)<br/>   
  • IT Linguistica (Biblioteca)

    Babymag
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    ← Older revision Revision as of 16:14, 22 October 2014 Line 8: Line 8:     {{EbookAndCover|45120|Della illustrazione delle lingue antiche e moderne e principalmente dell'italiana procurata nel secolo XVIII. dagli Italiani 2/2|1819}} {{EbookAndCover|45120|Della illustrazione delle lingue antiche e moderne e principalmente dell'italiana procurata nel secolo XVIII. dagli Italiani 2/2|1819}}    == Morandi, Luigi ==    {{EbookAndCover|47163|Origine della lingua italiana: dissertazione|1891}}        [[Category:IT…
  • IT Umorismo (Biblioteca)

    Babymag
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
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  • FR Droit et Justice (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    ‎J.-B. J. Champagnac: ← Older revision Revision as of 12:22, 22 October 2014 Line 16: Line 16:     == J.-B. J. Champagnac == == J.-B. J. Champagnac == * {{Ebook|46683|Chronique du crime et de l’innocence, Tome I}} (1833)* {{Ebook|46683|Chronique du crime et de l’innocence, Tome I}} {{Ebook|47164|Tome II}}(1833)  :''Recueil des Événemens les plus tragiques; Empoisonnemens, Assassinats, Massacres, Parricides, et autres forfaits, commis en France, depuis le commencement de la monarchie jusqu'à nos jours, disposés dans l'ordre chronologique, et extraits des…
 
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  • Of Introductions And Abductions: Monkey Queen Book 1

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    "How would you like to help me save the world?" That was not a phrase that Beth McGill, college student and geek girl, had ever expected to hear, even on a Friday. But when Michiko, the teenage hero called the Monkey Queen, rescues Beth from an ogre, her life gets turned upside down. And when a mutual friend is kidnapped, Michiko and Beth will have to deal with faeries, hobgoblins, a ravenous troll and a sarcastic guinea pig to find him...and the dark masterminds behind the abduction. It'll be a weekend they'll never forget...if they survive to see Monday morning. 
  • Defeating the Demonic Realm

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Bill Vincent has dealt with many of the issues that can’t be ignored anymore. You will discover great revelation by a bold preacher and author that will cause you to understand evil with biblical principles. You will discover what may be blocking your life and ministry, what curses may be affecting you, how to break demonic Spirits and Curses, and what may be hindering your healing. He is not a demon chaser nor does he believe we’re to be consumed by everything is demonic. This is far from the truth. He wrote this book because he’s dealt with the demonic when it has crossed his…
  • Other People's Money

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    WHO KNEW PHILANTHROPY COULD BE SO DEADLY? Katie Nelson, a program officer at Atlanta's largest charitable foundation, has the job everyone wants:, giving away other people's money. But when her latest grant recommendation literally goes up in flames, killing an unknown Latina woman in the process, everyone becomes a suspect. Was it a hate crime, an inside job or something more insidious? Even her new romance with a foundation trustee leaves her questioning his potential involvement. Following her hunches, headstrong Katie unwittingly places herself in mortal danger. Who's looking out for her…
  • Fenton Law Group on Home Health Care

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    We assist home healthcare providers with a range of business, regulatory, and strategic challenges, including: Business Transactions - Formation of entities and business structure - Purchase and Sale Agreements - Agreements with wholesalers and other suppliers - Employment and independent contractor agreements - Medicare competitive bidding applications Regulatory Defense - Reimbursement audits by private and governmental payors and their contractors, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Palmetto GBA. - Fraud and abuse investigations by government payors and their contractors, including…
  • Matryoshka Infinities

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    ‘Matryoshka Infinities’ is the first in a series of literary works written by M.J.Rumyantsev. Science fiction of a different kind, written for more philosophically minded readers. A collection of 19 short stories. Prospective readers are cautioned that this book, despite of its genre, does not contain any descriptions of or references to: - loud explosions of stars or space ships, to be heard in an otherwise empty space surrounding them, - evil aliens and inter-stellar wars fought to either conquer new domains or bring about long awaited freedom to the already conquered solar…
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  • DeStress to Success: Solving Stress and Winning Big in Relationships, Wealth and Life Itself

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    By Leo Willcocks. Price: $9.97 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/69">Self-improvement</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4748">Stress Management</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/85">Health, wellbeing, &amp; medicine</a> / <a…
  • Literature Companion: Fallen Angels

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    By History World. Published by: Raja Sharma. Price: $2.50 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/73">Reference</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/287">Study guides</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/892">Adventure</a> / <a…
  • Real Life Unexplainable Events

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:04 pm
    By Amy Joy Elizabeth Pearl. Price: $2.00 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/78">New Age</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/377">Supernatural</a>. Amy Joy Elizabeth Pearl Here's a real life scary phenomenon thriller for your collection. Sure to get your neck hairs standing up and send shivers down your spine.
  • One Day in Bergamo Alta from Milan

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    By Enrico Massetti. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/64">Travel</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3733">By region</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/150">Europe</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/140">Italy</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a…
  • The Physician

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    By Rachael Rippon. Price: $3.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/61">Children&rsquo;s books</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4521">Paranormal</a>. Rachael Rippon Abigail thought she’d saved Leon from the Bagman curse, but the Games are not yet over. The Oldest has forced Leon into a new Game and he must once again hold a Bagman’s bag. In an attempt to save his slipping humanity, Abigail,…
 
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  • What’s Next for Authors United?

    Passive Guy
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    From David Gaughran: Authors United has been spectacularly unsuccessful in its supposed mission to get Amazon and Hachette to agree a deal. By contrast, Simon & Schuster was able to agree a deal in just three weeks – without the intervention of Douglas Preston’s group. To be fair, Authors United has been very good at one thing: getting media attention. Perhaps it’s time for Douglas Preston to widen the aims of the group and start campaigning on issues which actually matter. It would be great if Authors United could get the media to focus on any of these problems. Alternatively,…
  • I haven’t lived a good life

    Passive Guy
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    “I haven’t lived a good life. I’ve been bad, worse than you could know.” “You know, that’s good, because if you actually were as innocent as you pretend to be, we’d never get anywhere” Dashiell Hammett
  • Online Harassment

    Passive Guy
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Nothing to do with books, but something to do with online discussions that sometimes surround books. From The Pew Internet Research Project: Harassment—from garden-variety name calling to more threatening behavior— is a common part of online life that colors the experiences of many web users. Fully 73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. Pew Research asked respondents about six different forms of online harassment. Those who witnessed harassment said they had…
  • Germany’s Blloon launches in UK

    Passive Guy
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    From The Bookseller: Subscription e-book service Blloon launched in the UK today (22nd October), with titles from publishers such as Allen & Unwin, Faber and Profile. The German company founded by Txtr boss Thomas Leliveld plans to target young people who “read up to 12 books a year”. The Blloon app can be downloaded from the iTunes store for free and the company said it has designed “a beautiful app with gamification at its core” which it believes will engage young people. Anyone can read 1,000 pages for free and can continue reading by sharing and recommending books – or by…
  • Barnes & Noble forced out of The Bronx

    Passive Guy
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    From Welcome2TheBronx: Imagine a borough of over 1.4 million people without a single book store. We keep hearing our Borough President mentioning The “New” Bronx when he talks about all the developments going on in our borough —  something which many find rather offensive.  When the Mall at Bay Plaza opened back in August, he used it yet again.  Since the mall opened, several businesses have been forced out by rising rents at the malls developed and run by Prestige Properties and now our last bookstore has fallen victim to this “New Bronx” mantra. Welcome2TheBronx first heard…
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    AuthorCulture

  • Two Platform Lessons

    Jody
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    I've been reflecting recently on my publishing journey, particularly the marketing aspect. Much of my research suggests that you ask for endorsements, and aim pretty high. What could it hurt? I want my message to reach as many folks as possible. So I got brave and asked some pretty big names for endorsements and reviews. I also asked some  lesser known authors and reviewers. Here's what happened.The famous, high profile authors responded to me within a few days. The answer was "Sorry, no," but I received warm congratulations and well wishes.
  • Friday Book Review: My Father's Keep, by Ed Abell

    Lisa Lickel
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Review of My Father’s Keep by Ed AbellCreate Space, Jan 2014www.wisconsincounsciousness.orgISBN: 9781494367381Ebook 4.49Pbook 10.16 Buy the book  - AmazonBarnes and NobleAn Inspiring Journey of Forgiveness and Promise-KeepingAt once a trek to the highest peak on Earth and the deepest place of the heart, My Father’s Keep captures the experience that all adult children share: the pain and suffering of growing up in the chaos of alcoholism and the dogged belief that they can—and must—somehow save their afflicted parents from their torment. As that child, Ed Abell vows that one day…
  • C. Hope Clark, "Secondary Characters Have a Primary Role"

    Linda Yezak
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    My favorite characters are the secondary ones, often considered the sidekicks. When I wrote the first chapter in my first mystery, my focus honed in on the good guy and the bad guy. Everyone else was dispensable, flexible, even optional, but wow, over the years I’ve come to my senses. Secondary characters make a book. Without them, all you have is the good guy and the bad guy, and gracious, how bland is that? Imagine the family on Christmas Day, all gathered around the tree, or maybe the dinner table. The patriarch is evident, as is the matriarch. The clown and the wallflower. The good…
  • Authors: How to Get a Platform Like a Reality Star

    Cherie Burbach
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Isn’t it wild how some celebs or reality stars get book deals? It drives some authors crazy, but from a publishing perspective it seems like a smart move because of the platform these celebs have. But fear not, authors! You can get yo’self a platform like that, too, or at the very least, build yours to a respectable level based on some of the things they do. #106188775 / gettyimages.comYou Don’t Have a Reality Show, and That’s a Good ThingSome of you might be saying, “But I don’t have a reality show! I won’t get the audience those people have!”Be glad you don’t have a…
  • Book Review: March With Me by Rosalie Turner

    Jimmie Kepler
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    “March With Me” transported me back in time where I felt I was in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.Author Rosalie Turner crafted two brilliant characters. Telling the story through the eyes of Martha Ann (a white girl) and Letitia (a black girl) makes the story so real you feel as if you are personally experiencing the Civil Rights movement. The two girls meet briefly at Martha Ann's sweet sixteen party where Letitia grudgingly helps her mom who is employed by Martha Ann's mother.The telling of the electricity reverberating throughout the black community when Dr. Martin Luther King and…
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    The Independent Publishing Magazine

  • Self-Publising in the United States 2008-13 | Some Report Analysis

    Mick Rooney
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions for the publishing industry in the USA. Earlier this month Bowker released a detailed six-page report on self-publishing. The data presented in the report is based on counts of ISBNs registered in Bowker's Books in Print database and published or distributed in the United States. The report, titled Self-Publishing in the United States 2008-2013, features analysis of self-publishing service providers, micro-publishers and direct output from authors publishing with their own block of registered ISBNs.
  • Bestselling Self-Published Author Freethy Partners with Ingram Publishing Services

    Mick Rooney
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Bestselling self-published author Barbara Freethy has entered a partnership deal with Ingram Publishing Services (IPS) which will see her novels sold and distributed in print format worldwide to brick and mortar bookstores. Freethy is the author of 40+ contemporary romance novels with sales in excess of 4.8 million. She will self-publish the print titles under Hyde Street Press, her own dedicated imprint for this new venture. The deal is the first of its kind directly with a self-published author by Ingram Publishing Services (IPS).Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine…
  • Writing and reading for pleasure – Part Five: Who for, Where and When to write | Douglas Burcham

    Mick Rooney
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    [Douglas Burcham continues his series of articles on writing and reading for pleasure starting with a fantasy short story about yet another life of Henry Cross the main character in his fiction writing.]Henry watched the red sun slip down below the calm sea horizon from the balcony of his home on his island estate in the Caribbean. Here all much warmer than outside in the gardens of his expensive homes in London, Paris and New York.Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
  • Raider Publishing's UK Operation Falls on Sword of ASA

    Mick Rooney
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint it received about Green Shore Publishing, a paid-publishing service imprint of Raider Publishing International (RPI), and published the findings of its adjudicating council last week. RPI and it's CEO and founder Adam Salviani were also the subject of a recent investigation by BBC Radio 4's consumer rights programme, You & Yours. TIPM covered the full details of this programme here, including news that Salviani happily gave a BBC interview (to answer a series of author complaints against RPI) without…
  • The Future of Publishing 2020: Connect (or Be Damned) - Laura Fredericks | Guest Post

    Mick Rooney
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Not too many years ago, we all relied on bookstores and libraries for our books. Publishing, or what is now solely referred to as traditional publishing, was curated and prestigious. Gatekeepers made sure that every step of the way, from a writer's manuscript to the printed book to the store shelves, only the best of the best could get through.These days, the barriers between an author and publishing, or an author and her readers, have all but disappeared. Obstructions to publishing have vanished with the advent of viable print-on-demand solutions, digital publishing, e-readers, and…
 
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    WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

  • How Image Systems Can Supercharge a Novel

    Becca Puglisi
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    You know, after 5+ years, we’ve covered a lot of writing-related topics at this blog. At times, it’s a challenge to come up with meaningful material that hasn’t been done to death. So I was super excited to receive C.S. Lakin’s post on a topic that we’ve never discussed before at Writers Helping Writers—a topic that I’d never actually even heard of before: using image systems to improve your novel. What the heck is an image system? I’m so glad you asked…. Filmmakers use a term called “image systems,” and novelists can benefit greatly by…
  • Character Talents and Skills: ESP (Clairvoyance)

    Angela Ackerman
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:48 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…
  • 11 Novelist-Tested Ways to Defeat Writer’s Block

    Becca Puglisi
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    I’m super excited to welcome Warren Adler to our blog. He’s the author of The War of The Roses and Random Hearts, which you’ll likely recognize as major motion pictures from the 80s and 90s. As a successful career author, Warren has accumulated some tried-and-true methods for getting un-stuck, and he’s here today to share them with us… PhotoSteve101 @ Creative Commons 1. Reread your favorite novels, the ones that once inspired you to be a writer. One of my favorite books is The Red and the Black by Stendhal. Not surprisingly, it makes an appearance in my new…
  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Strategic Thinking

    Becca Puglisi
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:13 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…
  • October Critiques 4 U!

    Becca Puglisi
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    Courtesy: JD Hancock @ Creative Commons CONTEST IS CLOSED! I had SO MUCH FUN reading the first pages from last month’s Critiques 4 U contest winners. Thank you Terry Gene, Kelly Miller, and Heather Brady for being so brave as to let me read your work. And I was completely blown away by the response—over 70 entrants in that 24-hour period. With so many first pages out there just sitting around, waiting to be read, I need to get cracking. Since Halloween is coming, along with my husband’s birthday and about a hundred soccer games, I’m opening submissions for this…
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    The Creative Penn

  • From The First Book To Running A Multi Genre Story Studio With Sean Platt

    Joanna Penn
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    For some authors, this creative life is about seeing their one book in the world. Others have a vision of their stories reaching the world in many forms, over many years. Today I interview Sean Platt about the beginning of his story studio, and his journey from co-author of one book to the multi-faceted creative business he runs today. In the intro, I mention the history-making deal that Barbara Freethy has made with Ingram for print distribution to bookstores – exciting times for indies as the final frontiers come tumbling down! I also recommend the new book, ‘Discoverability:…
  • How To Be Successful In Self-Publishing

    Joanna Penn
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Last week, I spoke at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the Kobo booth and talked about what it takes to be successful in self-publishing to a small group of indie authors. Thanks to Camille Mofidi from Kobo Writing Life Europe for inviting me and also getting me a star on the walk of fame – see the picture at the bottom of the post! With Camille Mofidi at the Kobo booth at Frankfurt Book Fair Here are my slides from the event and a list of notes with more links is included below. It is 95% relevant to all authors, with a little bit of German specific info throughout. How to be successful in…
  • Six Figure Success Self-Publishing Non-Fiction Books With Steve Scott

    Joanna Penn
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    If you want a six figure income from your books, it’s a good idea to model people who are already making this kind of money. Steve Scott seemed to burst onto the indie non-fiction scene in early 2014, but in fact, he has 42 books and has had an internet business since 2006. I interview him about his (not so secret) strategies for success. In the intro, I talk about my impressions of Frankfurt Book Fair and some of what I learned there, as well as an update on my writing. This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets…
  • How To Read Your Own AudioBook And Sell Direct To Customers

    Joanna Penn
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:12 pm
    I love ACX.com and I am all in with my fiction there, but I’m also a podcaster and after years of doing my own interviews and audio, I decided to read my own non-fiction audiobook, and sell it direct! Here’s how. Recording the book I live in a basement flat with pretty good acoustics for audio i.e. no high ceilings or wooden floors, so I knew it would be OK to record here. If you want to record yourself and distribute professionally, you are likely to need a studio, but I went ahead at home and just stopped if it got too noisy. I am not hugely technical and I didn’t want to…
  • Copyright, Publishing Contract Clauses, Image Use And Avoiding Getting Sued With Helen Sedwick

    Joanna Penn
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    There are questions that come up over and over again in the self-publishing world: What does copyright even mean? How do I write about real people and not get sued? How can I protect against piracy? Today, I interview lawyer Helen Sedwick about these and many other legal issues. In the intro, I talk about the new Kindle Voyage, heading to Frankfurt Book Fair and what I’m learning from Dean Wesley Smith’s productivity course that has resulted in 20,000 words done for Gates of Hell, my next novel in the last 9 days. This podcast episode is sponsored by 99 Designs, where you can get…
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    Self Publishing Advisor

  • Rising Through the Ranks | A Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (Part I)

    Kelly S
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve explored some of the benefits of tapping into social networks (read those blog posts here, here, and here) for self-published authors.Even for beginners or newcomers, there are ways to take advantage of the complex tools now at our disposal.And social media is just the beginning!  This week, I’m going to launch a series of blogs to provide a primer to––or a launching point for future discussions about––another means of augmenting your digital presence: Search Engine Optimization (or SEO).What does this somewhat obscure term mean?Simply put, SEO is a…
  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 10/21/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry. This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. To help you stay current on self-publishing topics, simply visit our blog every Tuesday to find out the hottest news. With “Let’s Get Digital” You Can Finally Say Yes to Successful Self-Publishing This article discusses important things to consider when considering self-publishing and provides…
  • How to Scare Away Readers

    selfpublishingadvisor
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy October, everyone! In honor of this month, I’ll be sharing Halloween-themed posts each week. Be sure to check out the previous posts about spooky self-publishing statistics and why authors are scared to self-publish. This week, I’ll talk about things that will scare away readers and how to avoid these mistakes. 1) Typos and poor grammar While even books published by big name traditional publishers occasionally have mistakes, readers expect books to be near flawless. If your manuscript is full of typos and grammar mistakes, readers will not take you or your book…
  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 10/17/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    CRITICAL THINKING-WRITING Writing with critical thinking methods is often a challenge for me, especially when experiencing multiple emotional events.  However, clients call and projects must be completed.  Thankfully, I’ve developed a few steps that quickly get me back on track (usually).  My top three are: DO whatever it takes to get to the office! Sitting myself down in front of the computer and resting my hands on the keyboard brings my focus to the table (as some folks say), and sets my thoughts in motion.  I like my office environment.  It has a big window overlooking a greenbelt…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review:Operation Seeding

    selfpublishingadvisor
    16 Oct 2014 | 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: Operation Seeding Michael Andrisano Publisher: Outskirts Press…
 
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    Ebook Friendly

  • Interactive chart lets easily find free public domain images on Flickr

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    The Internet Archive is in the process of releasing on the Flickr profile retro images from over 2 million public domain books. The book image collection is a fantastic resource of vintage pictures everyone can reuse and repurpose.The goal is to extract 14 million photos and illustrations. Currently there are “only” 2.6 millions images available. However, searching the collection is already a big challenge.And this is where the project developed by Mario Klingemann comes really handy. Klingemann is experimenting with computational craft. He has just released an interactive…
  • Famous music performances as Penguin book covers (pictures)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    If you are both a fan of books and music, you’ll love the works by a Brighton-base designer Al Borg. He turns classic gigs into retro book covers, inspired by the Penguin and Pelican jackets of the 50s and 60s.Remember The Beatles’ concert at the London Palladium in November 1963? Or the Krafwerk playing at Jahrhunderhalle, Frankfurt, in 1975? Or The Who’s gig at Leeds University in 1970? You’ve got them covered.Each design includes the artist’s or band’s name as a title, but also the date and place of the music performance.The Penguin-style covers of…
  • Reading makes us better (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Raphael Lysander, a graphic designer and owner of Bluewolf Aleppo, has just released an infographic on the benefits of reading.We shared reading infographics many times before, but the new visualization brings new facts into the spotlight.The benefits are grouped in chapters (health, brain, success, children, etc.). On top of what we already know – for instance the fact that reading 6 minutes a day can reduce stress by 60% – there are other meaningful comparisons here. Reading reduces stress three times better than walking, and 68% better than listening to the music.Reading is…
  • Timeline of literary periods and movements (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    The team from The Literature Network, an online community of literature lovers, created a nice infographic that visualizes a timeline of literary periods and movements.Click on the image to see it in full resolution.More infographics to check out:Reading makes us better (infographic)How students and teachers are using technology in the classroom (infographic)Jane Austen vs Charles Dickens (infographic)Libraries lead the way to balanced copyright (infographic)How school librarians transform learning (infographic)
  • Stop-motion woodmaking of gorgeous bookends (video)

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    19 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    If you’ve seen the clip of assembling a bookcase, you gonna love this one, too.The video comes from the same talented man, Frank Howarth, the woodworker and film animator, having a popular YouTube channel on “architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and film making.”This time, the stop-motion video shows the process of creating bookends (to be used in bookcases built earlier).These two bookends are made from birch and walnut. If they remind you of opened books, you are perfectly right – this was the design idea.The form is an “L”…
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  • Rise to the top!

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    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    By Joerg Meier If you’re a leader, manager, or professional who wants to know the secrets of Leadership, Success, and Career development, then you’re about to discover how to live a happier and fulfilled life right now! In fact, if you want to know how to advance your career and be more successful, then this new kindle book – “Rise to the top!” – gives you the answers to 40 important questions and challenges every leader, manager, or professional faces, including: - How can I be more efficient and get more done? - How do I focus on the important things? -…
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  • Land Of My Fathers: Welsh Guitarists by Deke Leonard

    Kayte M
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 10/22-10/23 Deke Leonard is the author of two autobiogaphical books about his life in rock’n'roll in the 1960s and 1970s, and also of The Twang Dynasty, his personal take on influential guitarists.South Wales spawned some excellent rock music and some well known guitar players such as Dave Edmunds, Andy Fairweather Low and Micky Jones, not to mention Leonard himself. In this excerpt from The Twang Dynasty, Leonard talks about the Welsh guitarists closest to him with his usual mix of wit, humour and pathos regarding those no longer with us. With a brand new…
  • Deadliest of Sins: A Novel of Suspense (A Mary Crow Novel)

    Kayte M
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Sallie Bissell Recently appointed special prosecutor Mary Crow is sent to Campbell County, North Carolina, to investigate a possible anti-gay conspiracy between a recent murder and a homophobic preacher. But what starts as an effort to curb hate-crimes turns into a nightmare of abuse and abduction. As Mary delves deeper into Campbell County’s history, she uncovers menacing information about the infamous Highway 74, where people have either disappeared or been found dead. When she uncovers how it’s all connected, Mary is forced into a deadly world of stolen innocence. And she may become…
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  • 3 Ways to Manage Challenges as a Leader

    Erin Halsne
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Equip yourself to lead. Through October 31, get 20 ebooks about leadership for just $2.99 each! Being a leader isn’t easy. People experience painful relationships, choices, and circumstances, but leaders are expected to make the tough calls and gracefully navigate these points of tension. Leaders are people too. They’re still susceptible to anger, feelings of inadequacy, and disappointment. They collide—perhaps more frequently than we think—with people and situations that require a thick skin, incredible patience, and a steady hand. Author Jeff Igor in his ebook, The Painful…
  • What Are You Supposed To Do With Your Life?

    Brian Williams
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Today we have the pleasure of sharing an exclusive look at Johnnie Moore’s new ebook, What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life? This ebook aims to provide spiritual direction and clear guidance on the most frequently asked question Moore hears as the campus pastor at a Christian university. Take a look: Young evangelicals are constantly told that our teen, college, and young adult years are a “waiting period.” We’re waiting for jobs, for spouses, for God’s calling. This isn’t the season to get to work, but the season to wait until God shows us what we’re supposed to do with…
  • Get Equipped to Lead with $2.99 Leadership Ebooks

    Erin Halsne
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    We’ve partnered with B&H Publishing Group to bring you 20 titles on leadership for just $2.99 each through October 31. Get these resources today and get equipped to lead. Improvement and growth in a skill or practice doesn’t just fall into our laps, we have to actively seek it out and look for opportunities to learn. What better way to grow as a leader than to explore different views, methods, and models of leadership from other professionals and leaders? Through October 31, get 20 ebooks on leadership for just $2.99 each. You’ll find resources to help equip you for leadership…
  • Knowing God: An Interview with J.D. Greear (Part 2)

    Brian Williams
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Today we are continuing our exclusive two-part interview with J.D. Greear, author of the new ebook Jesus, Continued. You can pre-order Jesus, Continued on Vyrso today!  In some of your writing about the book you say, “Through depth in the gospel and fellowship with the Holy Spirit, we can go from guilt-driven to grace-driven and gift-driven.” Can you give us an example of what that looks like in practice? When we feel like we are responsible to save the world, we will feel like we are never doing enough—never being radical enough, never sacrificing enough. We’ll always feel guilty…
  • Free Leadership Titles For a Limited Time

    Brian Williams
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    I’m really excited to announce that two of our top leadership ebooks are free today! John C. Maxwell’s Be All You Can Be is free today only, October 16, and The Heart of a Leader by Richard Blanchard is free through October 17. You won’t want miss out on adding these two ebooks to your collection! Here is some more information on the two titles: Be All You Can Be: America’s leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, gives you the tools you need to be a more effective leader. In this powerful book filled with easy-to-grasp truths you can put to work right away, you’ll discover…
 
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  • Using Current Events in Fiction Writing

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Using Current Events in Fiction WritingArticle:   To 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: Mon 20 October 2014 02:14Categories: Self PublishingTags: Indie Authors
  • Science Fiction versus Fantasy

    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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    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Computers that Writers and Gamers useArticle:   The technology of a writer (and avid Gamer) The only common denominator for my title is that I do both. In reality, the computer system that is essential for writing has rather simple needs, while a gaming system definitely requires far newer technology. I will add that having multiple monitors for both is a very handy feature. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Wed 20 August 2014 08:15Categories: Self Publishing, RoutineTags: Self-Publishing, Indie Authors
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    25 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    Title: World at WarArticle:   World at War...  What does that mean? This blog, like most of my others, was going to be on a rather safe topic. But with all the strife we have in the world right now, I could not in good conscience stick my head in the sand and ignore what is going on. With that being said I must warn you that this blog expresses my views and insights into the world's current events. For those who are not interested in this topic, please come back next month when I promise I will provide a more contemporary blog. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Wed 20 August…
  • Social Media Friendships. Online Gaming, Facebook, Twitter, Linked, and more

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Title: Social Media Friendships. Online Gaming, Facebook, Twitter, Linked, and moreArticle:   Are social media friends, friends...  I think so. Many years ago my wife and I started playing World of Warcraft, a game we played for almost seven years. Over the course of these years we became good friends with a number of other players. We used Ventrilo, a voice chat program, in order to communicate with each other as we played. Roll forward ten years, and even though I have not meet these people face to face, thanks to our many chatting sessions and the phenomenon that Facebook has…
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  • Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger

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    18 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    The post Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death has something of a Jewish motif, if you haven’t already guessed so by the ‘matzoh ball’ in the title. It is the story about the mystery surrounding an old lady’s death caused by a matzoh ball, and how two enterprising senior women go about solving it. Not [...] The post Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Six Months in Montana by Pamela M. Kelly – Career or Love?

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    7 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    The post Six Months in Montana by Pamela M. Kelly – Career or Love? appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Six Months in Montana is quite a popular romance if its 500+ reviews are any indication. Career versus love – the age old question a woman always has to answer is at the center of the book. Some might say it is a question of whether the love is strong enough. But first, let us [...] The post Six Months in Montana by Pamela M. Kelly – Career or Love? appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate – Modern Day British Mystery

    pskarr
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    The post The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate – Modern Day British Mystery appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. The Red Book of Primrose House is quite a verbose title, but is aptly named. Marty Wingate’s Potting Shed mystery will enthrall gardening enthusiasts, especially those who are steeped into the history of gardens of yore. Set in a small Sussex village, this British mystery has the working class, middle class and the rich and [...] The post The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate – Modern Day British Mystery appeared first on A Million Kindle…
  • Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott – Medieval Scottish Romance

    pskarr
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    The post Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott – Medieval Scottish Romance appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Moonlight Raider is a Scottish romance set in the 16th century and is part of Amanda Scott’s Border Nights series. Runaway Brides walked the earth long before Julia Roberts, and Molly is one of them. Walter Scott or Wat has just buried his father and inherited the title Lord of Rankilburn. He is walking through [...] The post Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott – Medieval Scottish Romance appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Scandalous Summer Nights by Anne Barton: In Hot Pursuit

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    30 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    The post Scandalous Summer Nights by Anne Barton: In Hot Pursuit appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Scandalous Summer Nights is the latest book from Anne Barton’s Honeycote series. I reviewed Once She was Tempted earlier, and being familiar with the characters, was looking forward to reading Olivia’s story. Lady Olivia Sherbourne is unconventional. She takes on dares and will risk anything for one. She has been in love with James Averill, [...] The post Scandalous Summer Nights by Anne Barton: In Hot Pursuit appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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  • War Dogs Tales of Canine Heroism History and Love by Rebecca Frankel Download

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    21 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
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    21 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
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    21 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect (A Jack Ryan Novel) by Mark Greaney Description A North Korean ICBM collisions inside Sea of Japan. A seasoned CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a bundle to developed papers runs lacking. Their components are there any, however putting together their problem costs Jack Ryan, Jr. and his fellow Campus representatives valuable time. Time period that they do not own. The task dealing with President Jack Ryan is an aged 1 having a frightening brand new perspective. Their global deadlock at North Korea goes on in to their 7th ten years. A, unseasoned…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    The Legacy Journey A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity by Dave Ramsey Description Dave Ramsey stocks Biblical knowledge in the heritage people establish with the riches. So what does the Bible truly state regarding cash? Regarding riches? Just how much will God expect you to give to others? How does riches impact ones relationships, wedding, and kids? Just how much is actually “enough”? There is plenty of misconceptions within our society nowadays regarding wealth—and their rich. Even worse, there is an ever growing repercussion in America towards the about effective…
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    Android Programming BookAndBook: Android Programming Book by Nicolas Gramlich AndBook is a non-commerical book to learn programming for Google’s Android as a ‘hands on’ process. As mentioned in the book, “This document was written for developers who have worked with Java™ before and want to start developing for the Android Platform. I tried to make this as much “hands on” as possible, placing example codes everywhere it fit. Also I tried to insert as many picture as possible, because they liven up the learning process and relax the reader’s eyes…
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    How to instal bind on fedoraOn most modern networks, including the Internet, users locate other computers by name. This frees users from the daunting task of remembering the numerical network address of network resources. The most effective way to configure a network to allow such name-based connections is to set up a Domain Name Service (DNS) or a nameserver, which resolves hostnames on the network to numerical addresses and vice versa    For search:  How to instal bind fedora, How to instal bind on fedora, fedora, bind, dns, How to instal dns on fedora, How to instal bind,…
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    Network Security with OpenSSL: Cryptography for Secure Communications pdfSummary ebook :Network Security with OpenSSL: Cryptography for Secure Communications Most applications these days are at least somewhat network aware, but how do you protect those applications against common network security threats? Many developers are turning to OpenSSL, an open source version of SSL/TLS, which is the most widely used protocol for secure network communications. The OpenSSL library is seeing widespread adoption for web sites that require cryptographic functions to protect a broad range of sensitive…
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  • E-Templates – A new approach in Rapid E-Learning Course Development

    Swift Elearning Services
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Advanced eLearning Authoring Tools have made eLearning Development Easy The rapid and extensive advances in technology have brought on incredible innovation in all fields of human interest. The impact of the same can be seen in the e-learning space, and these days, this specialized segment is breaking new ground continuously. With this increasing demand, a lot of small-sized companies, as well as corporates are venturing into the elearning development arena. Even individuals who have sufficient technical backup can successfully create quality elearning resources. The process becomes…
  • E-Learning and Blended Learning

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    It is difficult to find one simple solutions for a complex issues. The expectations with regards to performance at work place or at home are complex; we need a blend of various learning solutions to resolve these complex issues. In such a scenario, Blended learning offers a greater chance of success. Blended learning is not new concepts. In fact, it is an age-old concept that existed for several centuries. In ancient India, the pupil leave with their teacher or guru for years in Ashrams. The pupil was imparted theoretical knowledge, in the presence of the guru, sitting under the tree. The…
  • Why E-Learning? – A simple analysis

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    E-Learning industry is witnessing tremendous growth in terms of revenue and application. It has become a synonym for many of the learning requirements in corporates, academics and government institutions. To provide most suitable learning solutions, industry experts exploring and inventing creative methods and approaches such as Custom Learning Solutions, Rapid Learning Solutions, Gamifications, Instructor Led Training programs and blend of these methods and approaches. There are people who still want to get convinced with e-learning as an effective learning delivery platform or methodology.
  • Apple’s ‘Bendgate’ – E-Learning is a better strategy to avoid product failures

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Oooooh it is bending, it is Iphone, it is Apple, Steve Jobs. It happens with any designer, manufacturer, developer even it has happened with Steve Jobs too in 2010 with Iphone 4 the ‘Antenagate’. To the world at large Steve Jobs is known as a meticulous product manager but still Iphone 4 Antenagate is a reality. In general, people bother about product looks from outside; Steve Jobs was a person who also cares about inside looks. So it is not just about how meticulous you are, how skilled full developers and designers you have and what quality of material you use; it is also about how much…
  • What about surplus learning budgets?

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    Companies allocate budgets for their learning requirements. Learning managers are responsible and have authority to spend these funds to satisfy learning needs in their respective organization. In general it is observed that, at the end of each financial year, all learning needs are satisfied but some part of allocated fund remain unspent. It is an opportunity for learning managers to invest in learning needs other than required for core operations like employee benefits, slow performers, skill enhancement for reducing time and improving quality, emotional development of employees etc. In an…
 
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  • Gone Girl Review

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
      There are two sides to every story 4 out of 5 stars I’ll admit I’d never heard of this book until I heard that they made a movie and I always think if the powerful people of Hollywood made an effort to make a movie based on a book, it must be a good read. Even though this isn’t the kind of book I would read, I thought I give it a try (also thanks to the movie trailer). But wow, long book (I’ll be very impressed if someone could finish it in one day). I’m not complaining, I prefer longer novel, it’s only that I thought some parts weren’t necessary and that’s my first issue…
  • Social media (addiction) overload?

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    In 2004… …the world wide web adopted only 5 social media websites and now today there are almost 200 running wild. In a frame of 10 years the evolution of social networking had accelerated aggressively. Out of the flood of procrastinatory gateways out there I’m only member to 9 of them and I feel like if I don’t check every single one of them by the end of the day, I’m missing out on information that might be significant. It’s like this online community of socialites had cast an enchanted spell on us or do I dare say it has become an dependence to alleviate our…
  • 14 inspirational author quotes

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
      Where to find that inspiration? I’m a person who collects quotes just to get my inspiration fix which most people need once in a while. Writers see the world differently to most and through their words they depict to us what can’t alway be seen. Here are just a handfull of my favorite quotes from great authors to arouse your perception.     “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde    “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S Lewis   “No…
  • The life of an (untrained) writer

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Before I begin… …I just want to indicate that I never thought I’ll write something like this. Something about only me. I don’t like speaking about myself and I shun away from the spotlight every time. Just for now – only a onetime thing – I’m going to speak about me and my experience, honestly. This is who I am, as an (untrained) writer, before and after my first book. I’m dyslexic. My brain works differently and the words I read and see are different to what other people see, so most times I don’t see the errors I make. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was…
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    29 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    The TFIOS review Recently completing the YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars, I thought I’ll post my review on the acclaimed book. Rated 3.5 stars out of 5 stars In the words of Hazel Grace Lancaster, “Okay.”And that’s how I felt about this book. It was… okay.I had great expectations for TFIOS (for goodness sakes, they made a movie, it must be good), but to tell the honest and impartial true – I really didn’t get the hype.Don’t get me wrong TFIOS fans, there is nothing wrong with this book, I did enjoy it. A story about kids with cancer will forever stay with me.
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  • iBooks Author 2.2 Update adds Auto-Play to Widgets

    Steve Sagovac
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Today Apple has released an update to the iBooks Author software. There are a few great features that have been added that will improve the functionality of your iBooks and also make the process a whole lot easier. But the feature that I am most excited about is the Auto-Play for Media and HTML Widgets. [...]
  • How to Add Flash Animation to iBooks Author

    Steve Sagovac
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    One of the most memorable moments in my life is still the day I was taken through the Disney Studio in Sydney, Australia, by a friend of mine. I got to meet real animators, layout artists, inbetweeners and the whole crew that put together an animated movie. That friend, Steve Trenbirth ( after he finished [...]
  • 12 Reasons to try iBooks Author

    Steve Sagovac
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Use iBooks Author to Create and Self Publish your next Art Book or Picture Book When it comes to creating and self-publishing a fixed layout art, or picture book, there is absolutely no better choice than using iBooks Author. Here are my 12 Reasons why you should try iBooks Author 1. iBooks Author has a [...]
  • How to Publish an eBook with Kindle Kids Book Creator – Tutorial

    Steve Sagovac
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Create an Amazon Kindle Picture Book with Kindle Kids Book Creator from an iBooks Author PDF Amazon announced today their new product for easily creating Children’s Picture Books and publishing them on the Amazon Kindle Store – the Kindle Kids Book Creator UPDATE: The book was approved and released in around 4hrs. You can see [...]
  • Why do my Stories all come out in Rhyme – it’s very frustrating!

    Steve Sagovac
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    Below is a post I wrote a while back on my personal site www.daydreemin.com. I still haven’t finished this story, but I did get my notes out to see if I could. Rhyming Trouble This post could also be called: “The trouble with having more than one notebook”, or “writing a story in bits and [...]
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