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  • Top Five Book Design Mistakes

    PublishersWeekly.com PW Select Articles
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Book designer and author Joel Friedlander takes a look at pitfalls self-publishers face when doing their own book formatting, and explains how to avoid these mistakes in the first place.
  • Fisking John Scalzi

    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    From the Department of My Horse is Too High, Someone Give Me a Boost...I've been out of the loop for over six weeks. Massive computer failure, coupled with with a long vacation, limited my Internet activity, which means I missed all the drama over the recent Amazon KDP announcement. TL;DR Amazon is now paying authors per page for ebook borrows, rather than paying based on borrowers reading 10% of a book. In both cases, payment comes from a fluctuating fund that Amazon sets, which is divvied up monthly.Apparently there was some criticism from my peers. Hugh Howey, in typical level-headed…
  • Guest Post by Keith Hunter

    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    As writer/entrepreneur, Joe Konrath, stated in a recent posting, Amazon's Kindle Worlds allows writers to create stories in another author's world. I was one of a handful of writers fortunate enough to be invited to submit a story for the opening of Konrath’s World. A summary of my tale can be found at the end of this post. First, though, I would like to discuss a much larger issue that could greatly benefit readers and writers alike.Joe is serious about his craft and incredibly generous to those of us willing to learn from his experiences. For years he's passed on knowledge gleaned from…
  • Author Solutions Lawsuit Update: Class Certification Denied

    Writer Beware
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIn April 2013, the law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderston & Stewart filed a lawsuit against Author Solutions Inc. and its parent company, Penguin, alleging fraud, unjust enrichment, and violation of various statutes and consumer protection acts. Penguin was later dismissed from the suit.In February 2015, having completed discovery, Giskan Solotaroff filed for class certification with a lengthy Memorandum of Law that unpacked a lot of information about ASI's business model and internal operations.That certification has now been denied, in a…
  • 10 Great Cookbooks to Savor This Summer

    Goodreads
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."This summer, take Tolkien's advice. Put aside your hoarded gold, gather up some friends, and start valuing your food. The following cookbooks can help. From decadent bacon chocolate chip cookies to delectable spicy honey and habanero shrimp, there's a little something to inspire every palate. Bon appétit! The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet & Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal by Ellen JacksonSample recipes: Meyer Lemon Risotto with Dungeness Crab Tarragon, Lemon…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Guest Post by Keith Hunter

    4 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    As writer/entrepreneur, Joe Konrath, stated in a recent posting, Amazon's Kindle Worlds allows writers to create stories in another author's world. I was one of a handful of writers fortunate enough to be invited to submit a story for the opening of Konrath’s World. A summary of my tale can be found at the end of this post. First, though, I would like to discuss a much larger issue that could greatly benefit readers and writers alike.Joe is serious about his craft and incredibly generous to those of us willing to learn from his experiences. For years he's passed on knowledge gleaned from…
  • Fisking John Scalzi

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    From the Department of My Horse is Too High, Someone Give Me a Boost...I've been out of the loop for over six weeks. Massive computer failure, coupled with with a long vacation, limited my Internet activity, which means I missed all the drama over the recent Amazon KDP announcement. TL;DR Amazon is now paying authors per page for ebook borrows, rather than paying based on borrowers reading 10% of a book. In both cases, payment comes from a fluctuating fund that Amazon sets, which is divvied up monthly.Apparently there was some criticism from my peers. Hugh Howey, in typical level-headed…
  • Guest Post by Bryan Higby

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    My name's Bryan Higby. I guess that’s what you do in a first time blog - introduce yourself, right? I’d prefer not to bore you with rehashing the last twenty plus years of my life as a writer. Suffice to say I have had two short Fantasy novels published using the traditional route to no avail. The novels, The Diary of a Logos and A Logos At Large, sank like a stone. The first one did get a rave review in a local paper by a literary critic Robert Plyler, who compared The Diary of a Logos to the works of James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and Mickey Spillane. Not bad aye?There could have been a lot…
  • Guest Post by Bernard Schaffer

    9 Jun 2015 | 7:32 am
    There are some people, in any given industry, that have what it takes to lead. Not just thrive. Not just innovate. But to actually move the chains of what is possible, and drag the rest of us along with it. When Joe Konrath talks, you're listening to one of those people. On the great football field of independent publishing, Joe is a starting quarterback, calling the shots, making the big plays. He's got championship rings in the form of million dollar paydays and exclusive deals with Amazon. He's got widely celebrated contests with opponents that are filmed and studied and voted on by the…
  • Back Ups and Ownership

    7 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    So I just wasted too much time trying to get my computer up and running again after my hard drive committed suicide, and it got me thinking.I work on a HP Pavilion desktop PC running Windows 7. Many of my peers have switched to Macs, and while I understand the appeal I’ve also spent time in Apple stores at the genius bar lamenting iPhone issues. If you use electronics of any kind, there are eventually going to be issues. The key is to try to head off as many problems as possible, mitigate them as needed, and get things back to normal quickly.Which brings us to back ups.I'm a bit obsessive…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • Author Solutions Lawsuit Update: Class Certification Denied

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIn April 2013, the law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderston & Stewart filed a lawsuit against Author Solutions Inc. and its parent company, Penguin, alleging fraud, unjust enrichment, and violation of various statutes and consumer protection acts. Penguin was later dismissed from the suit.In February 2015, having completed discovery, Giskan Solotaroff filed for class certification with a lengthy Memorandum of Law that unpacked a lot of information about ASI's business model and internal operations.That certification has now been denied, in a…
  • Almond Press Short Story Competition: Writing for "Exposure"

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIn my last blog post, I discussed how to recognize and avoid profitmaking writing awards--fake awards that exist not to honor writers, but to enrich sponsors. If you're looking to win writing awards and enter writing competitions, though, the profiteering fakers aren't the only risk you face.For instance...the short story competitions run by Scotland's Almond Press.* Almond's output is tiny--founded in 2012, it has published just three anthologies of stories collected from its annual competitions--but it boasts some impressive sponsors, including…
  • Awards Profiteers: How Writers Can Recognize and Avoid Them

    9 Jun 2015 | 11:37 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIf you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you may have guessed that I'm not a big fan of writing contests and awards.Partly this is because so many are a waste of time, with minimal prizes, negligible prestige, and zero cachet on your writing resume. Why not spend your energy on something that can get you closer to building a readership--submitting for publication, or publishing on your own? There's also the risk of bad things in the entry guidelines--for instance, the Emerging Writer Awards, where simply submitting constituted a…
  • Finding Authors: The Importance of Establishing an Online Licensing System for Copyrighted Works

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer BewareThe U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently held a public meeting on “Facilitating the Development of the Online Licensing Environment for Copyrighted Works.” The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the National Writers Union, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors submitted a paper for consideration listing what, in our estimation, are the points that any online licensing system must recognize if it is to be effective.“Discoverability” is a key component of any such system, which requires not only that…
  • Warning: Raider Publishing International

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:39 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIn 2012, I posted a warning about Raider Publishing International. Founded by former (and disgruntled) PublishAmerica author Adam Salviani, and presenting itself as an independent publisher, Raider is basically a self-publishing service in the Author Solutions mold, with some added (and highly dubious) bells and whistles.Raider began to become a problem in 2012, with mounting author complaints. Here's what I wrote at the time:Over the past few months, I've begun receiving a steady trickle of complaints about Raider, where before I only received…
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  • 10 Great Cookbooks to Savor This Summer

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."This summer, take Tolkien's advice. Put aside your hoarded gold, gather up some friends, and start valuing your food. The following cookbooks can help. From decadent bacon chocolate chip cookies to delectable spicy honey and habanero shrimp, there's a little something to inspire every palate. Bon appétit! The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet & Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal by Ellen JacksonSample recipes: Meyer Lemon Risotto with Dungeness Crab Tarragon, Lemon…
  • 12 Beautiful Quotes of Hope and Inspiration from Helen Keller

    27 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    June 27, 1880: On this day, Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was a happy and confident baby, precociously starting to talk at 6 months. "Then, in the dreary month of February," Keller wrote in her autobiography, The Story of My Life, "came the illness which closed my eyes and ears and plunged me into the unconsciousness of a newborn." Her family doctor called it "brain fever." (Modern experts believe the illness was likely scarlet fever or meningitis.) The fever finally passed, but when it did, she was left, at 18 months old, permanently deaf and blind. In the face of such…
  • 6 Reasons to Add the Bodleian Library to Your Book Bucket List

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    If "books are a uniquely portable magic," then libraries must be one of the most magical places on earth (and librarians must be magicians). Oxford University's Bodleian Library certainly looks the part. This historical institution—and part-time Hogwarts stand-in—is a must-see for any traveling book worm. If it isn't on your book bucket list already, we think we can change your mind. Reason #1: It has over 11 million printed items.Not to shame your local library, but we're betting your usual book haunts can't quite compare to Bodleian's veritable army of tomes. Among the 11 million items…
  • Words of Wisdom from Your Favorite Fictional Book Dads

    21 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Book dads don't have it easy. After all, it's never just about raising kids—there are always criminals to apprehend, apocalypses to avoid, and winters to plan for! So this Father's Day, let's remember to appreciate the dads who did it all from the page. Last week we asked on Facebook and Twitter: Who's your favorite book dad? Today we've got your top answers! Did your pick make the list? CARSON DREW The Double Jinx Mysteryby Carolyn KeeneDad Wisdom: "Nancy, you're not the only one who gets hunches." THE MAN The Roadby Cormac McCarthyDad Wisdom: "You forget what you want to remember, and you…
  • 10 Book Characters You Wish You Could Fall for in Real Life

    18 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    Last week we asked on Facebook and on Twitter: Who's your one true book love? Today we've got your top answers! Did your literary crush make the list? CAPTAIN WENTWORTH Persuasianby Jane AustenPotential First Date: A stroll around Bath while chatting about faithfulness, briefly interrupted by a concussed woman in need of aid. (It'll be a big bonding moment for the two of you.) KVOTHE The Name of the Windby Patrick RothfussPotential First Date: Drinks and a show at The Eolian, a surprise showdown with the Chandrian, and a demonstration of wind summoning—if the night's going well. KATNISS…
 
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    Indiereader

  • With Dreams Only Of You

    IR Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:23 pm
       The Legend of the Theodosia Sword
  • Recurve

    IR Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
       The Elemental Series Book 1
  • Sloth

    Amy Edelman
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
       Dear A. – I am writing to express my gratitude for your gift. There are no sufficient words, but please accept my sincerest thank you. Yours, R. She writes me back. I didn’t expect that. She tells me she’s a lover of chicken pizza and video games, a hot sorority girl with the nickname Sloth. […]
  • Breakwater

    IR Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
       The Elemental Series Book 2
  • Dark and Damaged

    IR Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
       Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance: Paranormal Romance Boxed Set
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    Dear Author

  • DAILY DEALS: Amnesiac, Halfling king, broken hearts

    Jane
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Half a King by Joe Abercrombie $ 1.99 From the Jacket Copy: “I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.” Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea. And he must do it all with only one good hand. The deceived will become the deceiver. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. The…
  • Scribd & KU and what those changes mean via Carolyn Jewel

    Jane
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I saw this great piece by Carolyn Jewel on the changes to the Scribd and KU subscription services and I asked permission to repost it here at Dear Author. Carolyn Jewel is a long time traditionally published author with several different publishing houses. She is also a self published author and, of course, like all of us, a reader. I appreciated (and agreed) with her thoughts and thank her for allowing us to republish this piece. You can find out more about Ms. Jewel at her website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook. Some of you may know that Amazon changed the terms of its subscription…
  • DAILY DEALS: Nashville star, haunted teens, the revised Joy of Sex

    Jane
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton $ 2.99 From the Jacket Copy: n many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical twenty-two year old girl. She’s finally landed her own apartment, she waitresses to pay the bills, and she wishes she wasn’t so nervous around new people. She thinks of herself as agile, not skittish. As serious, not grim. But Reeve is anything but normal. Ten years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she’s spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner.
  • REVIEW: Anything for a Cowboy by Jenna Bayley-Burke

    Jayne
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    NOTE – This may be bought separately or as part of the NotMy1stRodeo Anthology. When veterinarian Jacy Weston changes her location on her western dating website profile, she thinks it’s no big deal. Opal Creek…Myrtle Creek…what’s the difference? As little white lies go, this one barely qualifies. Besides, since her brothers have chased off every guy within a hundred miles, the expiration date on her virginity is way past due. Ray Mitchell is not inclined to waste his time on something as unnecessary as dating, but it’s much easier to take a woman to coffee than to explain to…
  • DAILY DEALS: Bachelors on auction, FBI agents, Kick ass female bodyguards

    Jane
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Bound to the Bachelor by Sarah Mayberry $ FREE From the Jacket Copy: Your date with Marietta local Beau Bennett includes a day on the slopes at Big Sky Resort, complete with a sumptuous meal in the Resort’s fanciest fine dining restaurant and door-to-door transport. Dig deep to secure the attentions of one of Montana’s most eligible – and elusive – bachelors. Lily Taylor knows Beau Bennett dislikes her, but that won’t stop her from asking him to volunteer for the Bachelor Auction she’s organized to help her friend Molly provide for her tragically injured son, Josh. If…
 
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-04-15

    Admin
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Playing Patience (The Blow Hole Boys Book 1) By Tabatha Vargo / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (322 reviews) Playing Patience is one of the most talked about books of 2013, making Tabatha Vargo a USA TODAY bestselling author and earning her acclaim for her ability to write a […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-04-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-03-15

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    3 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The Amish Nanny (Amish Romance): Clean Romance Series (Amish Maids Book 1) By Samantha Price / Genre: Inspirational, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (165 reviews) Olive Hesh and her friends have no husbands, so in order to contribute to their Amish families, Olive decides they should work as maids. […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-03-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-02-15

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    2 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Play (Completion Book 1) By Holly S. Roberts / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (148 reviews) When Killian MacGregor, the hottest quarterback in the NFL, eyes the perfect pair of female legs, he spends an hour tracking the gorgeous woman in a room filled with rowdy teammates until one […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-02-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-01-15

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    1 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Bite & Release By Cory Cyr / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (336 reviews) Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life. […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-01-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 06-30-15

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    30 Jun 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Fear: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire (BWWM Romance) By Amarie Avant / Genre: Women’s Fiction, African American, United States / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (215 reviews) 22 year old Luxury Whitson is a romantic at heart. Yet this florist only grasp at love is listening to a customer’s sentimental story while […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 06-30-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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    Kindle Review

  • 103 Free Kindle Books, 7 Deals, Happy Independence Day, free NY Times Bestselling Romance Author Sharon Hamilton

    switch11
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! NEW! Sub Genres – Choose Your Favorite Genre & Sub Genres! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails!
  • 101 Free Kindle Books, 8 Deals, Author Special, lots of good free mysteries & thrillers

    switch11
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! NEW! Sub Genres – Choose Your Favorite Genre & Sub Genres! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails!
  • 101 Free Kindle Books, 6 Deals, free crocheting books, free romance, free good mysteries & thrillers

    switch11
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! NEW! Sub Genres – Choose Your Favorite Genre & Sub Genres! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails!
  • 105 Free Kindle Books, 4 Deals, NY Times Bestselling Authors Grace Burrows, Jo Raven

    switch11
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! NEW! Sub Genres – Choose Your Favorite Genre & Sub Genres! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails!
  • 71 Free Kindle Books, 5 Deals, ** & *** Romance Super Series Special, Free NY Times Bestselling Author Romance (Cynthia Eden)

    switch11
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Top 300 Lists – Stop Missing the Best Books & Deals! NEW! Sub Genres – Choose Your Favorite Genre & Sub Genres! Entire Store – Top 300 Free Books, Top 300 Books Below $1. Kindle Unlimited – The 500 Most Popular Kindle Unlimited Titles. Romance – Top 300 Free Romance Books, Top 300 Romance Books < $1. Mysteries, Thrillers – Top 300 Free Mysteries, Top 300 Mysteries < $1. Christian – Top 300 Free Christian Books, Top 300 Christian Books < $1. Non-Fiction – Top 300 Free Non-Fiction, Top 300 Non-Fiction < $1. Free Books Emails!
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    CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

  • Are Amazon *Really* Paying Authors Per Page Read? No. No, They’re Not. [Pause] Well…

    catherineryanhoward
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    [Originally this post wasn’t very clear on the differences in lending programmes, and it was pointed out to me that Irish Amazon customers can avail of Kindle Unlimited through the Amazon.co.uk site. I’ve updated the text to improve/reflect this, and thank Kate and Caoimhe in the comments for pointing this out.] I understand how the internet works. I know what click bait is. If I click on a headline like She Used a Pen To Open an Envelope. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next… or His Dog Pooped In His Shoe and the Shoe’s Reaction was PERFECT, I agree that…
  • Let’s Talk About Self-Publishing. In Dublin. Next Weekend.

    catherineryanhoward
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    (I know, I know – a blog post that’s not about The News. Surprise!) Next weekend, the Books Go Social Writers Conference takes place in Dublin. It promises to be an action-packed weekend with multiple “streams” or options for attendees to choose from, with topics ranging from how to get published to exploring in depth how to write a story that other people will want to read in the first place. There’s also a dinner for all speakers and attendees on the Saturday night, and the weekend will also offer some time to explore the city of Dublin. I’ll be there on…
  • (Being) On Submission Syndrome

    catherineryanhoward
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    I know it’s only been five minutes since I last mentioned it, but I got a book deal. In true Publishing “Hurry Up and Wait” Industry style, it happened in a flash after a couple of decades of waiting for it to. The offer from Corvus came just six days short of Mousetrapped‘s five year anniversary – I self-published Mousetrapped on Monday 29th March 2010; the offer was made on Monday 23rd March 2015 – and only five days passed between my agent sending my novel out to publishers and an offer coming back. (The moral of that story? Finish your damn book.)…
  • I’ve Been *BURSTING* To Tell You: I Got a Book Deal!

    catherineryanhoward
    27 May 2015 | 1:07 am
    I know things have been a bit quiet around here lately but that’s because I was (a) cramming for and then taking end-of-year exams and (b) keeping an enormous secret that I feared I might subliminally spill. This morning though, I’m finally able to tell you: [And… BREATHE.] If you’ve been hanging around these parts a while you’ll know that last summer I finally finished a respectable draft of a serial killer thriller I’d been mostly not writing for the best part of two years. In October I signed with Jane Gregory, an agent I almost hadn’t submitted to…
  • HOW To Finish Your Damn Book

    catherineryanhoward
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    At the beginning of this year I wrote a post for that treasure trove of writing and publishing information, Writing.ie, about why you should finish your damn book. You can read that post here. It proved really popular. So popular that it seems to me like a lot of you are in the same place I was until last summer: wanting nothing more than to have finished your book, but finding yourself doing everything but writing it. It’s all well and good for me to tell you why you should finish your book (nutshell: a finished book is the one thing everyone who ever got published/successfully…
 
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    Publishing With Kindle

  • Your Book As Your Business Card

    Shira
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    One of best ways to gain authority as a business owner or expert is by publishing a book. Not only is your book an asset to your business, it can do far more for you in the reputation department than just about anything else. After all, if you can say to a potential client or customer that [Read More…]
  • Kindle Unlimited Sales Royalty Structure Changes Affect You

    Shira
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    Are People Reading Your Book Cover to Cover? Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) announced they will be changing their royalty payment structure for all books sold to Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Lending Library via the Kindle Select program on July 1 2015. Up till now if your Kindle book is enrolled in the Kindle [Read More…]
  • 7 Tips for Using an Algorithm to Write Your Novel

    Robert
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Writing isn’t just a creative process, it is also a workmanship and a joinery that lies beneath the surface of a novel. Writing is a craft, and like any craft, the end product is dependent on more than just the finished piece. That is where technology comes in and can make a difference to actually [Read More…]
  • Kindle Book Pricing Psychology – How to Price Your Book

    Shira
    4 Jun 2015 | 10:38 pm
    If you are nearing your publish date goal,  then you’re about ready to set a price for your Kindle Book. The big question is what is the right price? After all, you want Bob Barker to scream it out on the showcase showdown! Now there are some basic guidelines about the basic royalty structure available to [Read More…]
  • 6 Tips For “Speed Book Selling”

    Robert
    4 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    In this unique article, you’ll read about 6 tips for “speed book selling” that involves multiple authors collaborating. The idea is to give readers a chance to preview and purchase several books in a short amount of time so that it’s more of a fun event, than long sometimes-boring process. A few of the ideas [Read More…]
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    MobileRead Forums

  • MobileRead Week in Review: 06/20 - 06/27

    Alexander Turcic
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Gosh we've talked a lot this week. Here's your weekly round up of MobileRead's events. E-Book General - NewsScribd acquires Librify E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsJuly 2015 Book Club Vote
  • MobileRead July 2015 Book Club Vote

    WT Sharpe
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:58 pm
    July 2015 MobileRead Book Club Vote Help us choose a book as the July 2015 eBook for the MobileRead Book Club. The poll will be open for 5 days. There will be no runoff vote unless the voting results a tie, in which case there will be a 3 day run-off poll. This is a visible poll: others can see how you voted. It is You may cast a vote for each book that appeals to you. We will start the discussion thread for this book on July 20th. Select from the following Official Choices with three nominations each: The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Patricia Clark Memorial Library: Kindle | Project…
  • Scribd acquires Librify

    AnemicOak
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Quote: Scribd, the subscription e-book service, has acquired Librify, a subscription e-book and social reading platform launched in 2014 that also offers e-book retailing. Librify launched with a partnership with mass market retailer Target. For $6.99 a month, Librify subscribers received free access to one e-book each month recommended by Target, and could purchase the rest of Librify’s inventory of about 1 million e-books at a discount of 10% to 20% off list price. An early version of the subscription e-book model, Librify combined Target-recommended, discounted e-books with a social…
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    Self-Publishing Review

  • Puzzle Trees by Thom Mark Shepard

    Henry Baum
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Puzzle Trees by Thom Mark Shepard is an entertaining coming of age novel with a bit of horror thrown into the mix. Joe Sheffield is an awkward but thoughtful high school freshman whose best friends move away. Entering high school is hard enough without having to tackle it alone. Joe begins looking for the principal’s ...
  • An Interview with Author Thomas Drago

    Henry Baum
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    Tell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about? Queensboro is the follow-up novel to Crow Creek.  The story follows the search for a missing girl and ends with a biological experiment gone wrong. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally?   Since I self-published Crow Creek, ...
  • Review: The Modern Mughal Mentality by Dr. Afshan Naheed Hashmi ★★★★

    Cate Baum
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    In this slim volume, India-born business advisor and entrepreneur, Dr. Afshan Naheed Hashmi presents examples and case studies detailing how Indian businesses have confronted challenges and created successful enterprises, both within India and internationally, using the principles of jugaad. We are told in the preface that the Indian word jugaad means many things and can ...
  • Self-Publishing Success Story: Amanda Hocking

    James Grimsby
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Amanda Hocking, author of Young Adult paranormal romance fiction, gained great attention with her debut in 2010 with the My Blood Approves trilogy, and later smash-hit success with the Trylle trilogy the same year, which reached over 1.5 million sales before signing with St. Martin’s Press in 2012. Hocking has continued to write both series ...
  • Review: Queensboro by Thomas Drago ★★★★½

    James Grimsby
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    Content warning for child abduction and abuse of a sexual nature, as well as the use of racist and offensive language. When model fourth grade student Ashley Smith breaks her zero-absence record at Crow Creek Elementary, everyone is immediately on edge. When Sheriff Brad Gleason calls a search, something far worse than anyone could have ...
 
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  • Happy Independents’ Day 2015!

    Bufo Calvin
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    Happy Independents’ Day 2015! Yes, that’s spelled correctly. In the USA, the Fourth of July is Independence Day (celebrating the country’s founding), but without diminishing that, I thought I’d take at look at e-books published “independently”…what are commonly called “indies”. Obviously, before we go further, we should have some sort of agreement about what we mean by an “independently published book”…for one thing, that will help me when I look in the Kindle store. Clearly, books published by the “Big 5″…
  • Pick my read #1

    Bufo Calvin
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Pick my read #1 I recently asked my readers to suggest a book for me to read. I wanted them to challenge me…to give me something to read they thought might change my life. Most importantly, my hope was to end up with something I might not have chosen myself…to stretch the boundaries of my literary life. Their choices were certainly intriguing! I’m excited! However, I’m going to leave the final choice up to you. I’ll describe the books for you, and then do a poll. I’ll read whatever gets the most votes…not necessarily as my next read, but soon. Oh,…
  • Apple’s appeal denied: SCOTUS bound?

    Bufo Calvin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Apple’s appeal denied: SCOTUS bound? It says something about the size of your company when you can say that you aren’t really concerned about the nearly half a billion dollar you stand to lose…it’s the principle of the thing. Quick recap first: When Apple was going to introduce the iPad, five of the then six biggest USA trade publishers (trade books are the books you would have bought in bookstores…not textbooks and such) switched to the “Agency Model” for e-books. In the Agency Model, the publisher is the official seller of the book (not the…
  • Snapshot: July 1 2015

    Bufo Calvin
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    Snapshot: July 1 2015 I generally run this information through eReaderIQ.com (it’s just easier than Amazon), and there are some vagaries in the searches (both there and on Amazon). I do try to run it the same way every time, so unless Amazon changes something, it should give you a pretty good idea.  NOTE: I’ve changed this explanation from saying “Jungle-Search.com” to “eReaderIQ.com”. It’s the same people and I assume the results are the same. eReaderIQ is just for the Kindle, Jungle-Search does Amazon generally. eReaderIQ has a slightly better…
  • Challenge me…with a book

    Bufo Calvin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Challenge me…with a book I consider myself an eclectic reader, and sometimes state that with pride in this blog. Books are a form of connecting with other ideas and feelings…and I want to be exposed to as much of that as I can. I’m not saying that needs to be true for you, certainly, but for me I’m far more concerned that I won’t have read as widely as I would like before I die, rather than that I won’t have read all of the “good books” I should. I think that the best thing I did when I was a brick-and-mortar bookstore manager was encourage my…
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  • Happy 4th of July reads!

    Adam Sockel
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    The 4th of July is a great time to spend with family and friends, having cookouts, watching fireworks, and enjoying an eBook or two!  Take advantage of the holiday and use your OverDrive account to learn a bit more about the founding of the U.S.A. from these collections put together by OD’s staff librarians. Lovers of American history will enjoy The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis, the true story of the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and how America came to be run today. For our younger readers, Women Heroes of the American Revolution by Susan Casey is a great insight into the…
  • eBook and Audiobook checkouts hit single day record

    Adam Sockel
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    While the nation’s librarians gathered in San Francisco for the 2015 annual Conference of the American Library Association (ALA), library users around the world helped contribute to a record setting day in digital reading. Monday, June 29, 2015 saw a new single-day milestone of 500,535 digital titles borrowed across all OverDrive digital collection and readers also placed more than 195,000 titles on hold as well! “This spike in library lending of eBooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and streaming video is the result of the tremendous efforts of thousands of librarians…
  • OverDrive once again the top digital reading app for libraries

    Adam Sockel
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    Thank you! OverDrive continues to be rated the best eBook app for libraries based on user ratings from both iOS and Android users (4.5 stars). These ratings were based on far more downloads and ratings than our competitors. Users enjoy the apps’ functionality and UI as well as the convenience of being able to borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more all from one platform. Digital media has enabled readers to take the library with them anywhere. It’s clear that when deciding which app to select to get the most out of their reading experience, users are choosing OverDrive. As…
  • #ThrowbackThursday Streaming Video Edition

    Adam Sockel
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
      Celebrate #ThrowbackThursday with some retro streaming video! OverDrive has a wonderfully nostalgic selection of titles from the 50s – 90s. Here are just a few examples from each decade: The 90s At First Sight – Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino star in this romantic drama about a blind man who regains his sight. Embrace of the Vampire – 90s TV It Girl Alyssa Milano is a college freshman pursued by a seductive vampire who loved her in a past life. Click here to shop the full list of 90s titles. The 80s Sophie’s Choice – Meryl Streep delivers an Oscar-winning performance as a Nazi…
  • Celebrate the power of audiobooks all year long

    Adam Sockel
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
    If you are reading this, you are probably a lover of words. Written before you or broadcasted through you headphones, words matter to you. They matter to us too. Audiobooks may take a backseat to their shinier, newer eBook counterparts sometimes but they offer a world of possibilities eBooks can’t always compete with. Maybe they’ll work for that little boy who can’t seem to connect with the characters in his assigned summer reading. Or they’ll help that truck driver on his long commutes across the country. They may work for the woman who’s eyes have gone bad from years of squinting…
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  • 10 Free Kindle eBooks and Deals – July 5th

    Nathan
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Here’s a roundup of 10 free Kindle ebooks and a few Kindle device and ebook deals, along with a couple other tablet deals, like the Lenovo Tab 2 10 for $179. The Kindle books are free as of July 5th, 2015. Please note that most of these titles are free for a limited-time only and […]
  • Kindle Paperwhite 3 Review (+Video)

    Nathan
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    Review Date: July 2015 – Review unit purchased from Amazon Overview The 3rd generation Kindle Paperwhite was released on June 30th, 2015. It’s still basically the exact same device as the Paperwhite 2 but it comes with an upgraded higher resolution screen and a boost in RAM. It also has twice as much storage space […]
  • Kindle Paperwhite 3 vs Kobo Glo HD Comparison Review (Video)

    Nathan
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Back in May I posted a comparison review between the Kindle Voyage and Kobo Glo HD. At the time they were the only two ebook readers to use E Ink’s new 300 ppi Carta screens. Now that the Kindle Paperwhite 3 has just been upgraded to use the same exact screen, it’s time to throw […]
  • Kindle Paperwhite 3 vs Kindle Voyage Comparison Review (Video)

    Nathan
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    When Amazon first announced the Kindle Paperwhite 3 and it turned out the main change was the addition of an upgraded 300 ppi E Ink screen, the same exact screen that comes with the more expensive Kindle Voyage, many thought that it would close the gap on the Voyage to a point where it wouldn’t […]
  • How to Tell Kindle Paperwhite Generations Apart

    Nathan
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Now that Amazon has released the third generation Kindle Paperwhite, it’s going to make things even more confusing for people that are trying to tell the different generations apart. This is especially important and often comes into play on the secondary market when buying and selling Kindle Paperwhites used, or if you’re buying one in […]
 
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    FreeBookSpot Latest Books

  • Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing (by Kate Vitasek)

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Change is the new status quo in todays business world. New smart, lean and more efficient methods for increasing a companys market share and top line have been created, and the adoption of their methods and practices will be the differentiator between growth or failure in this new business environment. In Vested Outsourcing, supply-chain innovator and lead researcher Kate Vitasek has created a new business model that will transform outsourcing procedures the way business management strategies Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 1980s and 90s. Based on a research study by…
  • Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (Vademecum) (by Frank P. Stuart)

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Dr. Stuart is Head of the Division of Transplantation and Dr. Abecassis is a liver surgeon and Dr. Kaufman a kidney and pancreas surgeon, all at Northwestern University in Chicago. Pocket-sized manual for students, residents, and practitioners addressing immunologic concepts, immunosuppression, organ allocation in the U.S., organ procurement organizations, transplantation, anesthesia for organ transplantation, medical problems and complications, and more. Read more...
  • Principles of Child Protection: Management and Practice (by Anne Lawrence)

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    There continues to be a recognized need for cooperation among the major agencies involved in childrens welfare today. While retaining their individual autonomy and authority, agencies need to work together effectively for the well-being of children. Principles of Child Protection examines the topical and growing field of child protection practice. The author reviews the literature on social and cultural definitions and patterns of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and the nature of childhood itself, and examines the forces that have helped to determine current multiagency child protection…
  • Words To Thrive By for World Travelers: Footprints in Ecuador (Volume 2) (by Mary Anne Dorward)

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The journey through life is about more than just finding answers….it’s about finding perspective. In this latest addition to the “Words To Thrive By” book series, professional speaking coach, cancer survivor and world traveler Mary Anne Dorward continues her path of self-discovery and growth. More than just a typical travel book, Mary Anne’s personal stories and treasured wisdom gained along her journey through Ecuador will help you learn how to thrive anywhere you go in life. Read more...
  • Principles of Experimental Psychopathology: Essays in Honor of Brendan A. Maher (Decade of Behavior) (by Mark F. Lenzenweger, Jill M. Hooley)

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:07 pm
    "Principles of Experimental Psychopathology" celebrates the contributions of Brendan A. Maher to the development and emergence of experimental psychopathology as a sub-discipline of psychological science. Several current research programmes are discussed, and contributors provide examples of how the methods of experimental psychology and allied disciplines have been applied to the study of schizophrenia and other psychopathological conditions through a strong understanding of normative processes, genetics, and neuroscience. In the opening chapter of the volume, Maher discusses his view of the…
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  • Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners

    Admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    Bob Tabor delivers this 9+ hour series on Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners. You’ll learn by doing as you build five apps, covering a range of scenarios, from media playback to hosted HTML to accessing geolocation data and mapping to extending your Windows Phone app to become a universal Windows / Windows Phone […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free Business and Tech…
  • Message Queuing with RabbitMQ Succinctly

    Admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:47 am
    An introduction to the RabbitMQ integration platform with an emphasis on C# and .NET development. Author Stephen Haunts introduces the powerful message broker and queuing system, and guides novices from installation to practical coding. With Message Queuing with RabbitMQ Succinctly, developers of all levels will be able to integrate multiple systems with ease. Description Topics […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks…
  • Building Front-End Web Apps with Plain JavaScript

    Admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:59 pm
    This book shows how to build front-end web applications with plain JavaScript, not using any (third-party) framework or library. A front-end web application can be provided by any web server, but it is executed on the user’s computer device (smartphone, tablet or notebook), and not on the remote web server. Typically, but not necessarily, a […]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…
  • Learn Swift

    Admin
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Swift is a wonderful language that gives you an easy entry-point into the Apple developer ecosystem. If you’ve been put off developing for OS X and iOS because of the need to learn Objective-C, now is the time to start. Swift offers a relatively smooth transition from languages like Ruby and Python. This short book […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free Business and Tech Magazines and…
  • Data Mining and Analysis

    Admin
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:45 am
    The fundamental algorithms in data mining and analysis are the basis for business intelligence and analytics, as well as automated methods to analyze patterns and models for all kinds of data. Data Mining and Analysis: Fundamental Concepts and Algorithms, a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate data mining courses provides a comprehensive overview from an […]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…
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    WOW! eBook

  • Android Game Programming by Example

    WOW! eBook
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 388 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (June 30, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1785280120 ISBN-13: 978-1785280122 eBook Description: Android Game Programming by Example: Harness the power of the Android SDK by building three immersive and captivating games WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Python Geospatial Analysis Essentials

    WOW! eBook
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (June 30, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1782174516 ISBN-13: 978-1782174516 eBook Description: Python Geospatial Analysis Essentials: Process, analyze, and display geospatial data using Python libraries and related tools WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Python Geospatial Development Essentials

    WOW! eBook
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (June 30, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1782175407 ISBN-13: 978-1782175407 eBook Description: Python Geospatial Development Essentials: Utilize Python with open source libraries to build a lightweight, portable, and customizable GIS desktop application WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Python Requests Essentials

    WOW! eBook
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 134 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (June 30, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1784395412 ISBN-13: 978-1784395414 eBook Description: Python Requests Essentials: Learn how to integrate your applications seamlessly with web services using Python Requests WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python

    WOW! eBook
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 364 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 25, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1783281138 ISBN-13: 978-1783281138 eBook Description: Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
 
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    eBooks2go Blog

  • BookCon: Chicago 2016

    eBooks2go
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    RatingBookCon will be in Chicago in 2016, and eBooks2go is planning on going. You may ask yourself, what is BookCon and why should I care? Good thing you’re here because we’ll give you an overview on what the event is all about. What is BookCon? After BookCon 2015, the organizers announced that BookCon 2016 will have a change of scenery from New York to Chicago in McCormick Place on May 14, 2016. BookCon is a convention for book lovers as fans will be able to interact with authors, publishers, celebrities and content creators that shape everything we read. BookCon has many events such as…
  • eBooks2go Royalty Statement Generator

    eBooks2go
    14 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    RatingWe at eBooks2go always look for ways to help our authors succeed. Our development team has recently crafted a system that will allow our users to track all of their sales, from all distributors, on one platform. Our Royalty Statement Generator (RSG) allows you to track your monthly and annual sales in an easy to use system to give you all of the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions for your books. eBooks2go’s RSG is especially helpful for authors that have published multiple books because these sales reports can be found in one place. Within the system, authors will be able…
  • Importance of Valid Book Reviews

    eBooks2go
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    RatingThe recent trends for book reviews have shifted ever since the digital age began.  At one point, book reviews were done by respectable sources and editors, but customer reviews have somewhat tainted the nature of reviewing books.  Customer reviews have become popular due to online retailers like Amazon who pioneered the user generated review revolution.  User reviews have their place in the marketplace by giving people an insight on a purchase they may be unsure of.  Sometimes people put more weight on a customer reviews because it may come across as a more honest review.  Reviews…
  • How to use Twitter as an author

    eBooks2go
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    RatingHow to use Twitter effectively Twitter 101 One of the first concepts you’ll need to understand before using Twitter are the two symbols that primarily make up the social media platform. The first symbol is the Hash tag sign (#) which is a way to group your tweets with a specific topic.  Different Hash tags like #writerproblems will let people know that your tweet is related to the specific topic different writer’s problems.  The important thing to remember is that you can’t put a space between words within a Hash tag because the platform will interpret them differently.  If…
  • 5 Time Management Tips for Authors

    eBooks2go
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    RatingOne of the hardest hurdles authors face when writing a book is time management, and sometimes authors go through the writing process wondering when they can find the time to sit down and write.  This issue usually comes up most often with authors that may have other jobs, but time management problems are universal for everyone.  At one point or another everyone has had an issue with managing their time, regardless of how well they plan out their day.  Some people may not have developed their time management skills as well as others, but here are a few ideas that can help you so that…
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    Gizmodo

  • Amazon's Review Policy is Creepy and Bad for Authors

    Kiona Smith-Strickland
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Independent author and blogger Imy Santiago bought an ebook, read it, and posted a review on Amazon. Then things started to go wrong, according to her recent blog post, which has put Amazon in the crosshairs of another round of criticism from authors and reviewers.Read more...
  • Amazon Will Soon Start Paying Authors Based on e-Book Pages Read

    Maddie Stone
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    What if we lived in a world where authors earned royalties not based on how many books they sell, but on how many pages we read? The idea, which would have been preposterous 10 years ago, is not only possible with modern technology, it’s something Amazon will be test driving this summer.Read more...
  • Amazon's Super Great Kindle Paperwhite Now Has a Super Great Display

    Darren Orf
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:42 am
    E-readers are the bane of my existence. I like books. I like the feel of books. The weight of books. Hell, even the smell of books. But no e-reader has challenged my page-bound allegiance like this new Kindle Paperwhite.Read more...
  • The Awesome Amazon Prime Benefits You May Have Forgotten About

    Patrick Allan on Lifehacker, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you shop online, an Amazon Prime membership is easily worth it for the free two-day shipping alone. But that’s not all a Prime membership gets you. Here are some of the perks you may have forgotten.Read more...
  • Amazon Shrugs, Decides to Sell the Kindle Fire HD 7 for $79 Today

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today only, Amazon's knocking a whopping $60 off the price of the surprisingly-great Kindle Fire HD 7, bringing it down to just $79 (or $99 for the 16GB version). That's $30 less than the previous all-time low price, and even $20 less than the Lilliputian Fire HD 6. You could go so far as to call it a <clears throat> "fire sale."Read more...
 
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 361 John Sullivan

    Len Edgerly
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    Project Manager and TKC Listener Interview starts at 13:52 and ends at 39:03 I have the books that I read, and I read the books that I have. The ones that I collect now are meaningful to me.  News “Apple Loses Appeal, E-book Decision is Affirmed” by Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly – June 30, 2015 US Court of Appeals affirmation of verdict against Apple (PDF)- June 30, 2015 Frequently Asked Questions about eBooks lawsuit Amazon press release on Alexa Skills Kit – June 25, 2015 Amazon Opens Alexa Voice Service to Third Party Hardware Makers – July 25, 2015 “Amazon…
  • TKC 360 Russ Grandinetti

    Len Edgerly
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:20 am
    Amazon’s Senior Vice President – Kindle Interview starts at 10:17 and ends at 42:35 My guess is that if you asked all the publishers with whom we’ve reached agreement in the last year they would tell you that they had to compromise some things they didn’t love. And we’ve had to compromise some things we didn’t necessarily choose on our own. And that’s okay. That’s business. News Amazon Echo aka Alexa – now available to anyone for $179.99 “Amazon echo owners now able to write reviews on Amazon” by Bufo Calvin at the I Love My Kindle blog – June 19, 2015…
  • Alexa, Get Ready for Everyone!

    Len Edgerly
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    Amazon just announced that its brilliant robot-in-a-can assistant, Amazon Echo, is now available for everyone. No more waiting for an invitation. The price is $179.99 with free shipping for Prime members. Click here to buy one and help support The Kindle Chronicles! Thanks, Len Text of press release: Echo is a new category of device designed around your voice—it’s always on, hands-free, and fast—just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more from across the room and get answers instantly Previously available by invitation only, all customers can now order Echo and it will…
  • Under the Hood of Kindle’s New Typesetting Engine

    Len Edgerly
    21 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    I am no expert on kerning or ligatures, but I am impressed at the typesetting sophistication evident in Kindle’s new typesetting engine, coming within weeks to the new Paperwhite 3, as well as to the existing Paperwhite 2 and Voyage. In this nine-minute video, I show you what these improvements will look like when they arrive in over-the-air updates. Not all books will have them at first. In the demo I used George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. These improvements are already in place for Fire tablets and…
  • TKC 359 Daniel Cubias

    Len Edgerly
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Author of Barrio Imbroglio Interview starts at 14:24 and ends at 38:38 There’s an incentive for Amazon on two levels to say, “Hey, let’s try to bring in readers.” And one way of bringing in readers is you get more writers. And so they’re definitely reaching out to Spanish-language authors in America and in Latin Americas to get their work up on Kindle. (Photo by Jamie Pham) News “Amazon updates Kindle Paperwhite with a high res screen in India” (video) at Digit – June 18, 2015 Neuer Kindle Paperwhite 3 Test (video in German) – June 19, 2015 Unboxing Kindle Voyage…
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    The IndieView

  • IndieView with M. Maitland Deland, M.D., author of Nashville Mercy

    admin
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    As a doctor, I have seen a lot of good in the medical world, but I have also seen my fair share of the “bad.” There are doctors out there (not many, thank goodness!), that do have corrupt practices, or that cheat their patients. It’s really sad, and even though it doesn’t happen everyday, it happens more than it should. M. Maitland DeLand, M.D. – 5 July 2015 The Back Flap When a promising country music singer on the verge of stardom mysteriously dies after undergoing a routine medical procedure, Kate Katelinson, an investigative reporter for the Courier-Journal, becomes…
  • IndieView with Justin Sloan, author of Back by Sunrise

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The idea came to me when my friend was deploying with the Marines to Iraq, and I couldn’t imagine the pain his daughter would feel if he never returned.  Justin Sloan – 2 July 2015 The Back Flap A young girl named Brooke becomes a bird with the help of a magical necklace her dad left behind before deploying with the Army. When the necklace is stolen by a conniving raven, Brooke must battle his pigeon minions and enlist the help of a friendly mouse and some not-so-friendly rats to take back her necklace and return home, in the process learning that love and family are forever. About…
  • Indieview with Pam Ferderbar, author of Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    I just love Charlotte. Even when she’s not feeling good about herself, there is something charming and strong under the surface. She’s the kind of person I’d have as a friend Pam Ferderbar – 28 June 2015 The Back Flap Charlotte Nightingale has the worst luck in the world. Every day is a bad hair day. Her boyfriend’s a snake, her job blows and her own family seems to hate her. For over 4,000 years the Chinese have practiced the ancient art of Feng Shui, a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health, love and good fortune…
  • IndieView with Margarita Felices, author of Ordinary Wins

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    I don’t want to be known as a one story author, meaning that I only write one genre. I want to write so many more stories of different topics and adventures, I have so many ideas right now and I intend to get them done.  Margarita Felices – 25 June 2015 The Back Flap Have you ever worried that life has passed you by? They do say that life begins at forty. When Nicci Lace woke up one day and wondered where her life had gone, she never counted on what would happen to her next? What if you had the chance to jet off with someone famous that picked you over all those beautiful models?
  • #Free for your #Kindle, June 22, 2015

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 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. Blood Diva by VM Gautier Amazon US Amazon UK Two Birds by Vicki Tyley 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.
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    drey's library

  • June Wrap-Up!

    drey
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    2015 is officially halfway over! I have no idea where it went, but I sure got some reading done… June reviews, blitzes, teasers, et al – [11 Jun] TLC Book Tour: The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy ★★★[15 Jun] Review: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi ★★★★[18 Jun] Review: The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert ★★★ Author visits – [3 Jun] June’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Jan Moran! [10 Jun] June’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Jan Moran’s books! (& a giveaway) [17 Jun] June’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Jan…
  • Mailbox Monday

    drey
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. I’m so excited about the books I received last week!!    And on top of the pile is Ann Aguirre’s Breakout, the third installment in her awesome space-drama Dred Chronicles!         Breakout (Dred Chronicles #3) by Ann Aguirre, from Penguin Books Crucible Zero (House Immortal #3) by Devon Monk, from Penguin Books Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran, from St. Martin’s Press Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt, from Penguin Books Losing Me by Sue Margolis, from Penguin…
  • Review: The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert

    drey
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert Series: O'Malleys #1 ISBN: 9781455590469 Published by Grand Central Publishing on June 2nd 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 368 Source: Publisher Genres: Contemporary Romance Teague O'Malley hates pretty much everything associated with his family's name. And when his father orders him to marry Callista Sheridan to create a "business" alliance, Teague's ready to tell his dad exactly where he can stuff his millions. But then Teague actually meets his new fiancée, sees the bruises on her neck and the fight still left in her big blue eyes, and vows he…
  • June’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Jan Moran Says Oui Paris: 28 Favorite Books!

    drey
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Oh, how quickly these months are flying by! Today I have another visit from Featured Author Jan Moran, who shares 28 (count ’em!) of her favorite books set in Paris. Read on, mes amis! Oui Paris: 28 Favorite Books Ahh, Paris! It’s one of my favorite places to set stories. France and French culture seeps into many of my writings, from perfumery, to fashion, to art. I love to travel, and I’ve been fortunate enough to travel most of my adult life, from backpacking through Europe and sailing on Semester at Sea in college, to doing business on three continents with Sephora and Duty Free…
  • Spotlight: The Six by Mark Alpert

    drey
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sourcebooks Fire is celebrating one of their top spring titles, Mark Alpert’s The Six, with a book trailer – and more. Read on! The Six by Mark Alpert ISBN: 9781492615293 Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on July 7th 2015 Format: Hardcover Pages: 368 Genres: Young Adult Adam’s muscular dystrophy has taken his motility, his friends, and in a few short years, it will take his life. He takes solace in playing video games he’s programmed to reflect the life that he used to have. Virtual reality is the one realm where he can be the hero, and it’s where he chooses to spend his time,…
 
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  • A web site to spark creativity and help young authors get published: Check out Scribblitt

    keithogorek
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:59 am
    Recently, I became aware of a cool site focused on cultivating creativity and writing in young people. The site is called Scribblitt and was founded by Andrea Bergstein. Andrea has a significant marketing background with Mattel Toys and developing brands such as Babar as marketing head for an animation studio. Recently,I spoke with Andrea to learn more about Scrbblitt and give you a new idea to share with young people and teachers who want to see a new generation of authors developed.  In a few words explain what your Scribblitt does. Scribblitt is a community for young writers designed to…
  • 5 free webinars every aspiring author should watch

    keithogorek
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:32 am
    As part of my role with Author Solutions, I have the opportunity to give and participate in numerous webinars for writers and authors for The Author Learning Center, Hay House and iUniverse to name a few. I always enjoy the experience, but I have to tell you I think some of the best webinars available to authors are on the Archway Publishing website. Some of the best free webinars for authors are available on the Archway Publishing web site Full disclosure: I am always involved with approving the topics.and sometimes talk with the presenter to help shape the content, but each time I am always…
  • 4 great tips for first time writers

    keithogorek
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Once again, I am going to draw from the experience of Kathy Ide to encourage and educate. In this video clip, which is featured on The Author Learning Center, Kathy shares some important tips for those who have not published before. The interview is less than three minutes long and definitely worth watching if you are working on your first book. Lots of great information to help you with writing, publishing and marketing. The tips are best said by Kathy, but here are the key points she makes. Passion for your idea needs to be your motivation. Once you start the work of writing, it can be easy…
  • 4 takeaways from BEA (Book Expo America) that authors should know about.

    keithogorek
    2 Jun 2015 | 1:35 am
    Last week I attended the premier industry tradeshow, Book Expo America, also affectionately known as BEA. Here were some of my observations. Lots of activity on the Book Expo America show floor (Book Expo America) The death of publishing is greatly exaggerated. While publishing has gone through significant changes the past year, the floor was still filled with lots of new books and authors. Then on the weekend, the doors were open to readers and the floor was filled with lots of eager fans ready to meet some of their literary stars. Publishing is still a place for start-ups. One of the more…
  • 5 helpful things aspiring writers can learn from our dog, Charlie

    keithogorek
    26 May 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Eight years ago we brought a chocolate lab into our home who answers to the name of Charlie and I find him to be a most interesting and delightful animal. As I was observing him a few days ago, I realized there were a number of habits which he has that would actually be beneficial to writers. Have a routine Watching Charlie’s routine is a reminder of the habits writers need to develop to get to their goals. One of the keys to accomplishing your goals is setting a time on the calendar to write and keeping it like an appointment. Charlie has times like that. Every morning, he expects me…
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  • Melanie Reviews: Gag

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Gag by Melissa UngerPages: 141Publisher: Roundfire BooksReleased: 2014Guest review by Melanie PageGag starts out with a simple idea: Peter, a native of Brooklyn, stopped eating 15 years ago. How does he fit into a society that often schedules its activities around eating? His solution is to head to Paris, the food capitol of the world. On the plane ride over, he meets Dallas, a large red-headed Texan man who will challenge Peter’s very notions of what is truth, what is reality—even when Peter doesn’t, or even can’t, believe what he’s hearing.This is a short little book that tends to…
  • Book Giveaway: Annihilation

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.It's the first of the month and you know what that means.It's time to bring you August's Author/Reader Discussion book!We will be reading and discussing Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)with author Jeff VanderMeerJeff's publisher has kindly made 10 print copies available, with limited international shipping....(that basically means that everyone has a chance…
  • Andrew Hilbert On Being Indie

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    On "Being Indie" is a blog series that introduces us to a wide variety of independent authors, publishers, and booksellers as they discuss what being indie means to them. Andrew Hilbert is a writer living in Austin, TX. His first book, Death Thing, was published in May 2015 by Double Life Press and is available on Amazon. You can keep up with all he's up to at www.hilbertheckler.comand follow him on twitter at @AHILBERT3000. It's not that I'm opposed to the big publishers or the folks that write for them. I like the big publishers. I like what they publish. I just think…
  • The Audio Series: Jen Grow

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. It's a fun little series, where authors record themselves reading an excerpt from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.Today, Jen Grow reads from her debut collection My Life as a Mermaid, and Other Stories. The collection was winner of the 2012 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Competition. She is the Fiction Editor of Little Patuxent Review. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Writer's Chronicle, Other…
  • Book Review: Death Thing

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Read 6/4/15 - 6/9/154 Stars - Strongly Recommended: grind-zarro, gritty, and features a car that can kick Christine's assPages: 142Publisher: Double Life PressReleased: May 2015It was the last god damn time anyone was going to break into his car. Gilbert had had enough.From gritty cover to grindhouse content, Andrew Hilbert's Death Thing is the best kind of revenge novel. Cleaning up a little blood and gore is a small price to pay for crotchety ole Gilbert, who just about loses his mind when another miscreant breaks into his car. Set on teaching the local riffraff a lesson, he converts his…
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 7-5-15

    Brooklyn
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Here’s a set of 4 bargain books and 3 free books for you to download and 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 Vegas, Lies, and Murder by Sibel Hodge Rating: 4.9 Stars Genre: Mystery Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Vegas, Lies, and Murder – Nook Vegas, Lies, and Murder – Apple iBooks Vegas, Lies, and Murder – Kobo “Sibel Hodge writes in such a way that it feels like your best…
  • More ENT Deals for 7-5-15

    Brooklyn
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Add to your weekend reading list with these 3 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Redemption Lane by Rachel Blaufeld Rating: 4.6 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Redemption Lane – Nook Redemption Lane – Apple iBooks Redemption Lane – Kobo “A perfect combination of romance with just the right amount of turmoil.” -Kel, The…
  • More Ereader Deals for 7-5-15

    Brooklyn
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    Download more deals with 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 Bad Karma by Douglas Clegg Rating: 4.3 Stars Genre: Horror Price: $0.99 Save $6.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “Clegg’s stories can chill the spine so effectively that the reader should keep paramedics on standby.” —Dean Koontz New York Times bestselling author NY Times Bestselling and Award-Winning…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 7-5-15

    Brooklyn
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Here are 4 bargain books and 2 free books to start your day. 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 The Turncoat by Donna Thorland Rating: 4.6 Stars Genre: Historical Romance Price: $1.99 Save $13.01 Make sure price is still $1.99 before clicking “Buy”. The Turncoat – Nook The Turncoat – Apple iBooks The Turncoat – Google Play The Turncoat – Kobo “…an exhilarating, intelligent, and superbly intricate spy thriller that keeps its…
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 7-4-15

    Brooklyn
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Download another set of 3 bargain books and 2 free books to enjoy this evening. 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 Highlander Heat Boxed Set by Joanne Wadsworth Rating: 4.1 Stars Genre: Historical Romance Price: $0.99 Save $4.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “Amazing!!….I love Joanne Wadsworth’s writing and her ability to capture your attention from the first page. 5 Stars.” -Victoria, Reviewer HIGHLANDER’S…
 
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  • Book Promo Feature – A Story of Adoption by L. B. Johnson

    Indiebookpromo
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome L. B. Johnson to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Saving Grace – A Story of Adoption. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. Blurb: From the […] The post Book Promo Feature – A Story of Adoption by L. B. Johnson appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Wishing Cross Station by February Grace

    Indiebookpromo
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome February Grace to the blog! She’s here to share about her book, Wishing Cross Station. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. *   *   * Blurb:   […] The post Book Promo Feature – Wishing Cross Station by February Grace appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • The Gift-Knight’s Quest by Dylan Madeley

    Indiebookpromo
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Dylan Madeley to the blog. He’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about his book, Gift-Knight’s Quest. If this book sounds like something that you would enjoy reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. *   * […] The post The Gift-Knight’s Quest by Dylan Madeley appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Our Orbit by Anesa Miller

    Indiebookpromo
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Anesa Miller to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Our Orbit. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. *   *   * Nine-year-old Miriam Winslow never […] The post Book Promo Feature – Our Orbit by Anesa Miller appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Interview with Majanka Verstraete, author of The Soul Thief

    Indiebookpromo
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Majanka Verstraete to the blog. She’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about her book, The Soul Thief. If this book sounds like something you would enjoy reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. IBP – Try to […] The post Interview with Majanka Verstraete, author of The Soul Thief appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
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  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Sunday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    Ready for even more great reads? Check out these Kindle Book Freebies & Deals tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, World War II there is no goat by Jennifer Dunham Still free? Click Here to find out! A comical, disturbing and engaging look into the Pashtun-Afghan culture, written by a female veteran of the U.S. Army. Tasked with leading a team in support of U.S. Army Counterintelligence, Jennifer Dunham spent fourteen months in Eastern Afghanistan. Charged with conducting in-depth…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Pelican Point – Save 72%

    Pixel of Ink
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Pelican Point by Donna Kauffman Genre: Contemporary Fiction Blueberry Cove, Maine, is as small-town as small towns get. More than a little quirky, it has sheltered generations of families. But there’s always room for a new face… Fixing things has always been Alex McFarland’s greatest gift and keenest pleasure. But with her own life thoroughly broken, she’s signed on to renovate the dilapidated Pelican Point lighthouse, hoping to reconnect with herself. The last thing she expects is to find herself falling in love – with the glorious coastline, with age-old…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Sunday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:03 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, Cookbooks, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Mystery The Cornbread Bible: A Recipe Storybook by Jennifer Shambrook Still free? Click Here to find out! In The Cornbread Bible: A Recipe Storybook, Dr. Jennifer Shambrook not only shares recipes for some great, low-cost, Southern cooking, but also shares the stories behind the recipes. The people who created the recipes and the people for whom the recipes were created populate…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Saturday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    Here are even more Freebies & Deals for your Kindle tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Contemporary Fiction, Cookbooks, Romance, Thriller Hollywood Dirty by M.Z. Kelly Still free? Click Here to find out! LAPD Detective Kate Sexton and her canine partner, Bernie, are out to solve one of the biggest crimes in Hollywood history. Olympic gold medalist, Jezzie Rose, America’s sweetheart, has been found dead and dumped in an alleyway. All signs point to Jezzie’s former boyfriend as committing the crime, but…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Guidebook to Murder – Save $13

    Pixel of Ink
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon Over 150 5-Star Reviews! Genre: Mystery In the gentle coastal town of South Cove, California, all Jill Gardner wants is to keep her store – Coffee, Books, and More – open and running. So why is she caught up in the business of murder? When Jill’s elderly friend, Miss Emily, calls in a fit of pique, she already knows the city council is trying to force Emily to sell her dilapidated old house. But Emily’s gumption goes for naught when she dies unexpectedly and leaves the house to Jill – along with all of her problems… and…
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    Digital Book World

  • Barnes & Noble Selects New CEO to Refocus on Retail

    DBW
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    The bookseller appoints Ronald D. Boire, the current head of Sears Canada, to serve as CEO of Barnes & Noble’s retail division beginning in early September. He is set to continue at the helm of the bookstore business that will remain after Barnes & Noble spins off its college division this summer. Boire will succeed Michael Huseby, who will become Executive Chairman of Barnes & Noble Education after the split. Until then, however, Huseby will remain CEO of Barnes & Noble, Inc. In an announcement today Barnes & Noble emphasizes Boire’s “extensive…
  • Scribd Adjusts Subscription Model under Strain

    Rich Bellis
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Scribd cuts an unspecified number of romance and erotica ebooks from its subscription-based catalog, apparently because paying its content partners based on readers’ activity in the genre is becoming too burdensome. “We’ve grown to such a point that we are beginning to adjust the proportion of titles across genres to ensure that we can continue to grow in a sustainable way,” Scribd CEO Trip Adler explained this week. To do that, Scribd will begin “rotating titles in and out” of its offering and pushing for “more mutually beneficial terms” with publishers, Adler said. Scribd…
  • Scribd Culls Romance Ebooks from Subscription Platform

    DBW
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    The subscription content platform Scribd alerts its publishing partners that it’s dropping an undisclosed number of romance and erotica titles from its ebook catalog. The news, shared late yesterday by Smashwords CEO Mark Coker, renews questions about the viability of the subscription model for ebooks at a time when Amazon has overhauled its  compensation model on Kindle Unlimited, its own subscription platform. Coker estimates that 80–90% of the romance and erotica ebooks Smashwords distributes on Scribd will be cut, “including nearly all of our most popular romance…
  • Apple Loses Antitrust Appeal

    Rich Bellis
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    360b / Shutterstock.com An appeals court yesterday affirmed Judge Denise Cote’s 2013 verdict finding Apple guilty of violating antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to fix ebook prices. The majority opinion in the two-to-one ruling finds Cote’s judgment in the case “amply supported and well-reasoned.” But a dissent from the third judge on the panel lays the groundwork for Apple to appeal a final time, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Dennis Jacobs writes that “Apple was a major potential competitor in a market dominated by a 90 percent monopoly and was justifiably…
  • Court Rejects Apple’s Appeal of Ebook Price-Fixing Ruling

    DBW
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals today upholds the 2013 ruling of Judge Denise Cote that found Apple guilty of conspiring with leading trade publishers to fix the price of ebooks, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The two-to-one decision requires Apple to begin issuing settlement payouts to customers, a sum that’s been estimated at upwards of $400 million. A dissenting opinion, written by Judge Dennis Jacobs, argues that Apple operated within the bounds of the law in a way that favored competition in the ebook market. “Apple was a major potential competitor in…
 
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    Good E-Reader

  • There is Little Interest in the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3

    Michael Kozlowski
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:59 am
    Amazon has just released the Kindle Paperwhite 3 and it packs the same high resolution display as found in the flagship Kindle Voyage. Sometimes specs on paper aren’t everything and already many users are reporting that they like the old model better. Are you going to buy the Paperwhite 3? This is a question we asked our audience and there is a tremendous amount of apathy towards the new device. Over the course of the last week 231 people responded to our quest to find out what the demand is like for the Paperwhite 3. The vast majority did not find the new Kindle appealing, 117 people…
  • Amazon Starts to Enforce Draconian e-book Review Policy

    Michael Kozlowski
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Independent author and blogger Imy Santiago bought an e-book from Amazon, read it, and posted a review. Then things started to go awry, according to her recent blog post,  that had Amazon pull the review because she followed the author on Twitter. Amazon’s Review Guidelines state that only that “family members or close friends of the person, group, or company selling on Amazon may not write Customer Reviews for those particular items.” It doesn’t mention interactions on social media services such as Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. So how does Amazon decide who an author’s…
  • Hoopla is giving Overdrive a run for their Money

    Michael Kozlowski
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    Hoopla is quietly becoming a force to be reckoned with and is constantly adding content to their catalog and will soon give Overdrive a run for their money. The success of Hoopla is attributed to their unique pay per use system. This means that libraries only pay them money when a patron borrows a title, each e-book does not cost money on its own. This is a big advantage because 3M and Overdrive both charge big bucks per copy, sometimes over $100 each. Hoopla started to make a name for themselves a few years ago when the company rode on the success of the emerging audiobook space. Their…
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 vs Kindle Paperwhite 2

    Michael Kozlowski
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Amazon has just released their latest e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite 3. Whenever a new product comes to the market people often wonder what the primary differences are between it and the previous generation. Today, we take a look at the Kindle Paperwhite 3 and the Paperwhite 2. In the video below we document the subtle hardware differences between the two models and how the new Bookerly font compares to Caecilia. These two e-readers have dramatic differences in terms of resolution and you will see it for yourselves when we read e-books and PDF files. Finally, we look at reading in complete…
  • New Barnes and Noble CEO Will Kill NooK

    Michael Kozlowski
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    Barnes and Noble has lost over one billion dollars on trying to make the Nook brand into a viable business model. Since 2009 the largest bookseller in the US has gone through two CEO’s and has just announced they have hired their third, Ron Boire, who starts this September. It looks like the Nook brand is in seriously jeopardy. Boire—who has only been CEO of the faltering Sears Canada department store chain for the last ten months has kept the store in business by closing retail locations and axing thousands of job will be the new CEO of Barnes and Noble. His number one priority with…
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  • Trinity Energy Group Inc.

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:47 am
    Trinity Energy Group Inc. a Nevada corporation headquartered in Laguna Beach, California, is actively engaged in oil and gas opportunity in North America, Central America and worldwide. TEG’s scope of activity ranges from due diligence for potential investments through development, supervision and management of drilling and production operations, oversight and management of investments, and execution of exit strategies for existing projects. 
  • This Is Not Romantic Fiction or Chic Lit

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    I can tell you this. I had my heart set on you from the moment your eyes fell on this page. Wait. Stop. Please stay here with me. I don't know you and you don't know me – indulge me for a moment. I can only say this. I was determined to have you totally and utterly. How was I to achieve this you may ask? My attempt to learn ballroom dancing was first. I would sweep you off your feet. Sadly, this was a terrible, unmitigated failure. I tried so hard for years but still I could not dance in time. I would have trodden on your feet and annoyed you. I would danced off the beat and irritated you.
  • MANAGING THE THIRD MILLENNIUM

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    In order to successfully respond to unprecedented challenges, skills, insights and expertise for the successful management of myriad cultural, technical and social complexity are required. Relevant key skills are presented in this research report 
  • Into The Night Life

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
    Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Shanghai, Pattaya Crazy Horse returns to Asia with his follow up to A Year in the ‘Kok. “Every dissatisfied man in a western country should read this book.” “Funny and empowering. Reminds me why I moved to Thailand in the first place.” “Don’t visit Bangkok without reading this book first.” “Excellent.” 
  • The Never Lonely Planet

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    Martin Oliver grew up and served an apprenticeship in Coventry, renowned at that time for its car production companies, with the expectation of drifting onto the production line. His fear of spending his working life clocking in and out of a factory, however, led him to join the Merchant Navy and eventually emigrate to Brazil. And so begins an amazing exploration of his experiences, travelling across continents and cultures, breathing in the rich history and absorbing the ever-changing landscape, not without a few bar stops and beer on the way. From Brazil and Dubai to Cambodia and Thailand,…
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  • Feniglia (dos cuentos de hadas)

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    By Alessio Sgrò. Price: Free 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/856">Fairy tales &amp; fables</a> / <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…
  • Diez Cortos Animados

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    By Luis Carlos Molina Acevedo. Price: $4.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/57">Literature</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/881">Literary</a>. Luis Carlos Molina Acevedo Diez Cortos Animados es una novela corta. La temática gira alrededor de un cinematográfico festival de cortos animados. El protagonista es una pantalla de cine y las imágenes proyectadas en ella. Con la presencia de…
  • Mandalas in Glorious Color Book 13

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    By Grace Brannigan. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/95">Art, Architecture, Photography</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1197">Crafts - General</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/78">New Age</a> / <a…
  • De las palabras: una memorabilia. Conocimiento y diversion pueden ser sinonimos.

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    By Ignacio Gomez Gallegos. Published by: LD Books - Lectorum. Price: $7.99 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/284">Words lists</a>. Ignacio Gomez Gallegos En este libro se recopila una serie de artículos sobre las palabras; su uso, su desuso, su definición y su cometido en un idioma tan vasto como el español.
  • Children's Stories: Family Adventures

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    By Jackie Small. Price: $1.49 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/4508">Readers / Intermediate</a> / <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…
 
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  • Rockets, robots, and reckless imagination

    PG
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    From The Herald (of Pakistan): When I was a boy, I had a ‘family teacher’ who came to our house. This gentleman taught several of my cousins, my siblings and me for years. He was a hard-working man, not sparing the rod (or electric wire for that matter) and taught us many things: learn by rote, regurgitate on paper. Don’t worry about understanding what the essay says or implies; memorise it. Reading storybooks is a waste of time better spent ‘rattafying’ blocks of text. Stories in magazines such as Bachon Ki Dunya, Bachon Ka Baagh and Jugnoo, or involving Amr Ayyar, Tarzan, Chan…
  • Non-fiction publishing in the UK is in fine health, actually

    PG
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    From The Guardian: In his article last week, Sam Leith deplored the state of mainstream trade publishing, saying it was “getting dumber by the day”, in contrast to the university presses which are apparently enjoying a “golden age”. I hate to criticise Leith, because he chooses to publish his serious, lively and illuminating non-fiction with Profile Books, of which I am the managing director. I am also his editor, and like any good editor, when one of my authors is wrong, I must correct his facts. First, I admit it: all publishers produce some stinkers. That is because we take risks…
  • 3 Secrets of Sentence Length Power

    PG
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    From JohnKrone.com: 1.Sentence length in stories, effect absorption of the lines. Sentence length in ads affect sales. Sentence length in blogs, affect opt-ins and return visitors. Here’s why. Readers have a limited amount of “working memory” to comprehend each sentence.  Children or adults have the similar memory limitations. We all do.  So most readers regardless of what they’re reading, prefer short sentences. The “Optimal Recognition Point” ORP, is a specific point in each word that our eye seeks, for that word recognition. Our eye then moves to the next word. The eye…
  • Finding Fiction

    PG
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    From Publishers Weekly: Over the last few years, I’ve spent more time than I might like to admit trolling the obscure backwaters of the e-universe to see what kinds of new literary fiction might be out there. To simplify this journey, I steered away from the vast shoals of genre fiction, though no doubt it harbors some fine work. I wanted to know if there is compelling, imaginative fiction that is unknown to major reviewers and beyond the current academic canons. Slowly it dawned on me that there is a world of literary micropresses and skilled writers that actually constitute a new…
  • Freedom

    PG
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? Mahatma Gandhi
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  • Nicolette Pierce explores the Best selling mystery book cover

    Lisa Lickel
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The Book Cover Mysteryby guest Nicolette PierceDon’t judge a book by its cover. You heard it, right? While I try not to, I do ninety percent of the time. And it’s a subject thing, isn’t it? What one person finds attractive could be hideous to someone else. We all have preferences and opinions. How can one cover please everyone? It can’t. But that’s not the mystery. I stumbled upon a book. Just your average mystery book, I thought. Until I discovered the entire publication was a mystery within itself. The more I explored this book, the more befuddled I became. It shook me. You could…
  • 8 Really Stupid Reasons To Be a Writer

    Deborah Dee Harper
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The last time I posted here I wrote about ten compelling attributes of a writer, and as promised, this time I'm going to write about 8 Really Stupid Reasons To Be a Writer. Let's get started. 1.  Your sole writing credential is that your first name is Tom, John, or Stephen. Or your last name is Clancy, Grisham, or King. You wouldn't like it if they wrote books just because their names were similar to yours, now would you? Having the same name as Tom Clancy, John Grisham, or Stephen King (or even Tom Grisham, John King, or Stephen…
  • Lisa Sampson’s A Thing of Beauty

    Cherie Burbach
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    I first discovered this book when it was mentioned on Mike Duran’s blog after he shared some thoughts on a review it received from the Christian Manifesto. The review in question mentioned some profanity and taking of the Lord’s name in vein and since it was marketed to the Christian market this would have been a noteworthy point.What drew me to this book was the hubbub. That doesn’t usually happen. Typically, I’m a middle of the road person so I don’t get drawn in by controversy, especially in art of any type, but this time I did, and because of that I expected the book…
  • Where Did the Time Go?

    Jody
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Google Free ImagesHalf of 2015 has slipped through our fingers already. How are we all doing with those ambitious goals we made at the beginning of the year? There is still time to make headway toward achieving progress. It helps to ask ourselves a few questions:1. Where am I? Take a look at what goals I outlined for my year. Can I check any of them off? Were they too ambitious? To easy? Perhaps not broken into small enough steps? 2. Do I still want the same things? Do  I need to modify my goals, steps of action, or clarify strategy? What worked and what didn't?It's time to…
  • Chatterbox Writer

    Liberty Speidel
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    I don't know about you, but as a writer, I find it very hard to take a break. If I'm not writing, I'm thinking about writing. Or reading about writing, or listening to writing-related podcasts. Or even reading a non-writing book, but observing the craft within its pages.I think you get my meaning.This was pretty evident over the weekend. My husband, for Father's Day, wanted to go camping. Unfortunately, Missouri, like Texas and Oklahoma, has been getting a TON of rain. So, on Friday, we left our home and headed southeast without a firm plan. We had some ideas, we'd checked a few water levels,…
 
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  • Emotional Wounds Thesaurus: Making a Very Public Mistake

    Becca Puglisi
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound. This negative experience from the past is so intense that a character will go to great lengths to avoid experiencing that kind of pain and negative emotion again. As a result, certain behaviors, beliefs, and character traits will emerge. Characters, like real people, are unique, and will respond to wounding events differently. The vast array…
  • Truth and Fiction: Girl Cliques

    Becca Puglisi
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    My daughter just finished first grade—a year of filled with holiday parties, cutesy art projects, and learning to read. It would’ve been altogether wonderful if it wasn’t for the mean girl. Yes, the 6-year-old mean girl. It wasn’t anything major, just your typical using-guilt-to-manipulate, ruling-the-first-grade-roost-with-a-pink-clad-fist kind of thing. It ended up being a great learning experience for my daughter, as we were able to teach her some valuable life lessons and give her the tools necessary for dealing with not-nice people. But honestly, in the…
  • Emotional Wound Entry: a Role Model Who Disappoints

    Angela Ackerman
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound. This negative experience from the past is so intense that a character will go to great lengths to avoid experiencing that kind of pain and negative emotion again. As a result, certain behaviors, beliefs, and character traits will emerge. Characters, like real people, are unique, and will respond to wounding events differently. The vast array…
  • Will Readers Find Your Protagonist Worthy?

    Angela Ackerman
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:01 am
    There are many facets of a strong protagonist. And as we juggle the different pieces of characterization with the goal of building someone truly exceptional, one of the biggest jobs is to make sure readers connect to the protagonist, understand his or her goals, and most importantly, find them worth rooting for. Stating the obvious here, right? Sure. But achieving worthiness is easier said than done. Deeper and more complex than simple likability, worthiness means delivering on meaningful character qualities that will elevate your protagonist in the reader’s eyes. Any Character Can Be…
  • Emotional Wounds Thesaurus: Suffering From A Learning Disability

    Becca Puglisi
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:38 am
    When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound. This negative experience from the past is so intense that a character will go to great lengths to avoid experiencing that kind of pain and negative emotion again. As a result, certain behaviors, beliefs, and character traits will emerge. Characters, like real people, are unique, and will respond to wounding events differently. The vast array…
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  • Writing Habits And Routines, Filling The Creative Well And More Tips On Writing And Productivity

    Joanna Penn
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:44 pm
    This is an excerpted chapter from my latest book, How To Make a Living with Your Writing. You can’t make a living from your writing if you’re not actually writing. And while writing may seem easy to some and it has its fun moments, it’s actually really hard work! I think it’s the best job in the world (for me) but it’s certainly not for everyone. Here are my tips on getting the words out. (1) Sort out your routine and writing habits Every writer is different but every professional writer also has some kind of routine to get the words onto the page. You can call…
  • Do You Want To Move From Author To Entrepreneur? Check Out The Self-Publishing Summit

    Joanna Penn
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:10 pm
    I’m super excited about the Self-Publishing Summit, coming up July 12 – 23 – and you can access the amazing speakers for free! Read on to find out more. 35 top authors and entrepreneurs will be speaking and the event’s broken down into 3 steps so it’s easy to navigate. You can get access to all the sessions for free, as long as you watch live or in the first 72 hours after each session runs. You can also get an all-access pass for US$97 so you don’t have to rush. Click here to find out more or register for your free ticket I’ll certainly be listening in…
  • On Writing And Mindset For Indie Authors With Susan Kaye Quinn

    Joanna Penn
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:30 pm
    So much of becoming a successful author, indie or otherwise, is about mindset. Today I talk to Susan Kaye Quinn about some of the biggest issues we all have as writers: self doubt, fear of judgement and comparisonitis. We also go into branding and tips on organizing your marketing. In the intro, I mention the fantastic line up for the Self-Publishing Summit – including Jack Canfield, James Altucher, Steve Scott – and me – plus many more. It’s free to attend live or listen in the first 3 days, or just $97 for access to all the replays. Click here to register for the…
  • New Book: How To Make A Living With Your Writing by Joanna Penn

    Joanna Penn
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Here’s my latest book for authors! Now my business has ticked into six figures, I wanted to share how that breaks down and how you can do it too. Would you like to leave your job and make a living with your writing? This book will show you how. I spent 13 years working as a cubicle slave in the corporate world. I was miserable in my job and my creativity was stunted by the crushing daily grind. Then I started writing books and blogging, using my words to create products and attract readers. In September 2011, I left my corporate job to become a full-time author and creative entrepreneur…
  • Q&A On Writing, Self Publishing And Book Marketing

    Joanna Penn
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Today I’m answering some of your questions from The Creative Penn survey – talking about self doubt, what defines a good book, discipline and habits, ideal genres, editing and time spent on marketing. In the intro, I mention the changes with Amazon Kindle Unlimited payments move to page reads as well as machine learning for reviews; Apple’s change to pre-orders allowing up to a year in advance without metadata. I also mention the Facebook Ads for Authors course and Self Publishing Podcast #62 show on autoresponders. This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors…
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  • Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer: 07/03/2015

    selfpublishingadvisor
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    LOOKING AT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT The basic elements of character development—one character at a time—holds these four essentials: What is the desire that motivates him? What obstacle(s) is in the way? What struggles must she go through in order to fulfill her aspiration(s)? What are the consequences to him and/or others? Once you’ve answered these questions for the Main Characters—before you delve into these next steps—prepare files for each character and label it: Essence of (character’s name).  Here are several tools to use in building complete characters who will resonate with…
  • An Indie Author’s Social Media Primer | First Thoughts

    Kelly S
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Everyone’s got an opinion on how best to use social media.  These two simple words have become the locus for more blogs, podcasts, and even heated offline debates than any other subject in the last five years––or more.  In part we can attribute this pervasive conversation to the fact that the advent of social media has radically altered the average Westerner’s daily routine as well as that person’s basic expectations of relationships, whether we’re talking about relationships with other individuals, or with the companies and other institutions with which you or…
  • Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer: 6/26/15

    selfpublishingadvisor
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    WRITING CONFERENCES IV Two weeks ago I mentioned the writer’s natural ability to fly—to write—as compared to the birds of the air having the natural ability and motivation to take-wing and soar.  I know this to be true because of the complete peace and freedom I feel when sitting in my office at the keyboard, allowing ideas to flow and become pages that (I hope) will be passable communication between me and the Reader. However, this natural state evades me when called upon to speak in front of a group of people.  So it was that I selected a challenging workshop at the Writers…
  • Self-Publishing & Merchandising : Summary Edition

    Kelly S
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Ten posts and eleven weeks ago, we started out on this foray into merchandising together.  My original list was only five items long, but as the weeks ticked by, I realized there was just so much more to unpack––so, so much more.  There were weeks when I faced a great recurring quandary, the same quandary that every book-to-film adaptation seems to face these days: “Do I stick with the original vision for this piece, or do I split it into three shorter pieces and fill in the gaps with editorializing?”  Which is not to say I quibble with the unstoppable Hollywood machinery;…
  • Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 6/19/15

    selfpublishingadvisor
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    WRITING CONFERENCES III Today I continue my list of thoughts about preparing to attend writers’ conferences.  Every writer will develop their personal method of preparation; however, the following are “tried and true” ways that I hope will blend with your own successful practices. * BE PREPARED TO NETWORK.  There are many terms for this activity these days, but my favorite is “tribe”—developing a tribe of family, friends, co-workers, church acquaintances, neighbors, walking buddies, etc.—who know you well enough to be interested in what you have written.  This will include…
 
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    Ebook Friendly

  • 10 scented candles inspired by books

    Ola Kowalczyk
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    These literature-inspired candles will let you read books with all senses. E-readers and tablets don’t smell. The aroma of books is one of the most important elements of the celebration of reading. See also: Explore Amazon’s best books of 2015 so far12 sure-fire ebook bestsellers – summer 2015 For some readers, this problem seems unsolvable. Kindles and iPad don’t smell, full stop. The thing is, that all you ned is the right scent. It doesn’t matter where is comes from to let you enjoy reading to the fullest. Why not using a book scented fragrance, instead? Some…
  • The 69 rules for punctuation (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    Punctuation errors seem to be subtle. That’s why they are the most common type of language errors – and they can hurt the writer’s credibility as much as “serious” grammar mistakes. Designer and web developer Curtis Newbold, focused on improving the visual literacy, has created a chart that will let you learn how to use 14 major punctuation marks. In total, there are 69 specific rules included, but Newbold notes: When it comes to punctuation rules, there are probably countless guidelines about how not to use them. But the reality is, if you can just learn…
  • Chuck Palahniuk reads “Fight Club” for kids (video)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the famous novel Fight Club, has recorded a video for the tech blog Mashable, in which he reads Fight Club for Kids. This is “a brand new (and entirely not real) kid-friendly version of his immensely popular novel.” More videos: A beautiful short animation shows the benefits of Kindle PaperwhiteSmartBound is a next-generation children’s book (video)Hilarious spoof ad shows a book alternative to Apple Watch (video)The first book that can grow back into a tree (video)The old and torn book restored to look like brand new (video)
  • Famous book titles with a letter missing (pictures)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    Some time ago Twitter users got crazy about #bookswithalettermissing. They were sharing book titles made funny by removing just one letter. The ideas were visualized by the Twitter user @darth. We showcase the funniest titles below. You can check out the entire gallery at Daily Dot. ⇢ Open image gallery Via Laughing Squid. More stuff for book geeks: Are you a grammar nerd? (infographic)Fun stuff: famous book titles as played on a drum kitArtist makes a backup of the Kindle ebook, by scanning it page by pageA year in life of the book lover (infographic)50 life quotes from famous book and…
  • 80 best-selling Penguin books of all time (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:12 am
    How many of the Penguin Books all-time bestsellers have you read? Penguin Books, the most recognizable publishing house in the world, was founded in 1935 by Allen Lane, his two brothers, and V. K. Krishna Menon. Sir Allen Lane had a revolutionary idea to offer affordable paperback books not only in bookshops, but also through other channels, like railway stations and newsagents. See also: 10 scented candles inspired by booksExplore Amazon’s best books of 2015 so far Ten inexpensive paperback titles were published in mid-1935, and within a year more than three million copies were sold.
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  • Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate with a Cobbler

    Katie Monsma
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    The Fourth of July is a historic U.S. holiday filled with warm weather, rich traditions, and most importantly good food! This Independence Day, make everyone’s mouths water with affordable, easy-to-make recipes from Jonni McCoy’s Healthy Meals for Less: Great-Tasting Simple Recipes Under $1 a Serving Using the Healthy Meals for Less recipe below you can bake a delicious Berry Cobbler for your friends and family! Bring your culinary creation to your Fourth of July celebration. Find more delicious desserts and dishes when you get Healthy Meals for Less today! Berry Cobbler…
  • Forgiveness Always Wins

    Katie Monsma
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Today we have the pleasure of sharing a guest post from Author of the Month, Sara Horn on the topic of forgiveness. Sara has written more than seven books including the popular My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife and her latest releaseHow Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret. Get it free here!   He walked into their church on a Wednesday evening and they welcomed him. As they did every week, the members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church settled into a time of Bible study, with no idea that before they were through, Dylann Roof would…
  • Today’s Deal: Get Undivided for Just $2.99!

    Katie Monsma
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    This July, don’t miss out on huge savings with Vyrso’s daily deals! You’ll find a new 24-hour ebook deal each weekday in July. The best way to know what’s on sale is to sign up for the Daily Deals email list—you’ll even get a free ebook when you subscribe! Once you subscribe to the email list, you’ll receive your free ebook in an email. Get Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace by Patricia and Alana Raybon for just $2.99 through July 1. This title is regularly $14.99 (you’ll save 80%). Heres more about Undivided: It all started when…
  • Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

    Katie Monsma
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    “ ‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”—Matthew 22:36-39 It is clear that Jesus calls us to love our neighbors, but often we find ourselves wondering: Who is my neighbor? how do I show them love? what if they don’t want me around? where do I begin? and the list goes on and on. Through July 5 you can get the Love Your Neighbor Bundle…
  • Free Ebook: How Can I Possibly Forgive?

    Katie Monsma
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Get Sara Horn’s ebook How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret for free, when you sign up for July’s daily deals email list! Your free ebook will be sent to you in an email once you subscribe. About your free ebook: Is it really possible to forgive? Join Sara Horn as she identifies the struggle of forgiving those who have wronged us in the past and then works through what forgiveness means and how choosing to forgive can truly impact your life. Helping you identify the battles worth fighting and the ones that aren’t and how to tell the difference. Life…
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  • Why Writing on Paper Matters in the Digital Age

    Kevin Eagan
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Nothing can replace the experience of writing on paper, so why seek out a digital replacement? Last month, I faced a predicament: How should I organize and manage all my projects? I’m a freelance editor; I have to organize my client work smartly, otherwise I won’t finish the work on time and get paid. I manage several projects with multiple clients, and sometimes I get overwhelmed. I looked at my schedule and my to-do list scattered across four apps on my phone and a half-used notebook on my desk. I went through my stuff to organize it, and it dawned on me that I had a problem: I spent…
  • Are Pen Names Worth It? (Episode 25)

    Kevin Eagan
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Special note: This is our last episode for 2014, but we’ll be back in January with even better topics, so keep listening! Kevin is taking time off in November and December to figure out fatherhood. He is expecting his first son sometime in November. For now, enjoy the show! Today, we are talking about pseudonyms. Do writers need them? Are there ever times when we need to hide behind a pseudonym or publish anonymously? Some writers and artists make their persona part of their style, so certainly a pseudonym can work, but it’s not for everyone. Show notes: Teacher who was arrested for…
  • Writing Like a Cyborg (Episode 24)

    Kevin Eagan
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    In today’s episode, we go where no other writer has gone before: into the great unknown of artificial intelligence. We use tools that augment our lives every day, but as writers, we’ve relied on the same tools for centuries. What if we could automate or offload almost every part of the writing experience – maybe everything except writing itself? What if robots and algorithms took over the drudgery of creating, freeing up our minds for other things? Show notes: What started us off on this idea: “The Data Driven Life” by Gary Wolf – The New York Times “Wired Up! Ready to Go!” by…
  • Episode 23: The Future of Libraries

    Kevin Eagan
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    In today’s show, Jason and Kevin take a close look at the future of the library. Libraries aren’t fusty old buildings with mildewed books any more. Today, they serve as community centers and digital outposts designed to help people get things done and discover new skills. In fact, some libraries are getting in on the maker trend. The maker movement seeks to transform community centers, like the library, into places to create. Are librarians up for the new information era, where books are only one of many ways to gain new knowledge and learn new skills? Show notes: Why Your Library May…
  • The Late Bloomers (Episode 22)

    Kevin Eagan
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    What happens if you peak late in life? Today, we’re talking about those late bloomers, the writers and innovators who gain notoreity after years of hard work. Did you know Charles Bukowski wasn’t published until he was 51, or that Walt Whitman self-published the first edition of Leaves of Grass at 36? Today, we seem obsessed with young genius, but we still see cases of people publishing and gaining success later in life. Jason and I are both over 30. We keep writing and trying to get our work out there. I guess we’re late bloomers, or getting close to it. Perhaps there’s too much…
 
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    A Million Kindle Books

  • One Way or Another by Elizabeth Adler: Greek Tragedy

    P S Karr
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:54 pm
    The post One Way or Another by Elizabeth Adler: Greek Tragedy appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. One Way or Another turned out to be more intense than I bargained for. I have read and loved many books by Elizabeth Adler including Hotel Riviera or The Secret of the Villa Mimosa. Exotic locations and lifestyles of the rich are depicted wonderfully in her books and there is always some mystery or intrigue. [...] The post One Way or Another by Elizabeth Adler: Greek Tragedy appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Life’s a Beach Then You Die by Falafel Jones

    P S Karr
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    The post Life’s a Beach Then You Die by Falafel Jones appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Life’s a Beach Then You Die has a fantastic cover showing a, well, you guessed it, a beach. I have had this book on my TBR list almost since I bought my Kindle. And now I have finally read it. Life’s a Beach Then You Die As the title suggests, the book is a murder mystery. We have [...] The post Life’s a Beach Then You Die by Falafel Jones appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • The Potluck Club by Shepherd, Everson – Small town drama

    P S Karr
    13 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    The post The Potluck Club by Shepherd, Everson – Small town drama appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. The Potluck Club seemed like a cozy mystery, but it is so much more. Set in the town of Summit View, Colorado, it tells the story of a bunch of women who meet for a montly potluck. Their life is anything but benign, and so is their personality. Explore The Potluck Club on Amazon The [...] The post The Potluck Club by Shepherd, Everson – Small town drama appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders

    P S Karr
    7 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    The post A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. A Murder of Magpies takes us behind the scenes into the world of publishing. Samantha Clair has been in the business all her life. Her favorite writer is missing, and things are about to fall apart. A Murder of Magpies starts off very very slow. This is another book that I just could not get [...] The post A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • The Rhyme of the Magpie by Marty Wingate: Birds of a Feather Mystery

    P S Karr
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:41 pm
    The post The Rhyme of the Magpie by Marty Wingate: Birds of a Feather Mystery appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. I previously read and reviewed a book by Marty Wingate here. It was all about gardening. This one seems to have a lot about birds. A dysfunctional single woman seems to be at the heart of this book too, like in A Cornish Stranger. Seems the trend is catching on.   Explore The Rhyme of [...] The post The Rhyme of the Magpie by Marty Wingate: Birds of a Feather Mystery appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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  • Wytches Volume 1 by Scott Snyder Download

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    5 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    Wytches Volume 1 by Scott Snyder Description “It’s great. the victory.” -Stephen King “Dark and raw… Wytches are just like absolutely nothing scary lovers own ever before observed” -USA Today whatever one idea one understood regarding witches is actually incorrect. These are typically a lot deeper, plus they are far more terrible. Wytches provides their social anthropology concerning witches up to a much creepier, bone-chilling spot then visitors own dared endeavor prior to. Whenever Rooks household relocates to their remote control city of Litchfield, NH…
  • The Wicked + The Divine Volume 2 Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen Download

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    5 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    The Wicked + The Divine Volume 2 Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen Description The second volume of the award-winning urban fantasy series where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Following the tragic and unjust death of Lucifer, it takes a revelation from Inanna to draw Laura back into the worlds of Gods and Superstardom to try and discover the truth behind a conspiracy to subvert divinity. Includes issues #6-11 of the series, plus supplementary material. Product Details The Wicked + The Divine Volume 2 Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen Series: The Wicked + the…
  • The Book of Speculation A Novel by Erika Swyler Download

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    5 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    The Book of Speculation A Novel by Erika Swyler Description “Dazzling…[a] quirky, rowdy, as well as captivating household tale.” –Sara Gruen, writer of Water for Elephants Simon Watson, a younger librarian, life on your own within a home that will be gradually falling apart towards the Long Island Sound. Their moms and dads tend to be lengthy lifeless. Their mom, the show mermaid whom created the lady lifestyle through keeping the lady breathing, sunken within the really liquid their home neglects. Their young sibling, Enola, came down 6 years back now scans tarot card…
  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Stories by Stephen King Download

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    5 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Stories by Stephen King Description A learn storyteller in their best—the O. Henry Prize champion Stephen King provides an ample assortment of tales, some of consumers new, showcasing revelatory autobiographical reviews upon once, the reason why, and exactly how the guy hit compose (or perhaps spin and rewrite) every tale. Because their 1st range, Nightshift, posted 35 years back, Stephen King has surprised visitors together with wizard being a author concerning brief fabrication. Within this brand new range the guy assembles, the very first time, current tales…
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    5 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Pirate Hunters Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson Description A exciting brand new venture concerning risk as well as deep-sea scuba diving, historical secret as well as anticipation, from the writer of the New York Times top seller Shadow Divers Selecting as well as determining the plagiarist deliver will be the toughest action to take in ocean. However 2 men—John Chatterton as well as John Mattera—are prepared in order to danger whatever to get the Golden Fleece, the transport of notorious plagiarist Joseph Bannister. At big throughout the…
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  • Ubqari Magazine July 2015 Edition

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    Ubqari Pdf Magazine July 2015 Edition Free Download Year: 2015 File Size: 6 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 49  Category: Health MagazineUbqari Magazine is a famous Pakistani monthly hikmat magazine published from Lahore. Ubqari Magazine is very much popular among people of every age in Asia. The main contents of Ubqari Magazine July 2015 are, mashroob e ubqari, kea ramazan ne hmae bhtar bnaua, 21 dino ma motapa ghaib, Joro ka dard tooti hadi ka lea kamuab nuskha, kai bemaria elaj sirf aik tanik, Apka Sawalat Ka Jawab, ramzan ma bhok…
  • Christian Muslim Relations

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    Christian Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History Pdf Book Free Download                   Year: 2014 File Size: 6MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 903  Category: History Christian Muslim relations subtitle a bibliographical history Volume 6. Western Europe (1500-1600) is a beautiful history related pdf book authorized by David Thomas, John Chesworth, John Azumah, Stanisław Grodź, Andrew Newman and Douglas Pratt. Christian Muslim relations, a bibliographical history as name indicate is about history…
  • Maah-e-Ramadan Fazail-o-Masail

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:06 am
    Maah-e-Ramadan Fazail-o-Masail Pdf Book Free Download                Year: 2012 File Size: 3 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 147 Category: IslamMaah-e-Ramadan fazail-o-masail is a beautiful Islamic pdf book authorized by Maulana Mohammad Yousuf Ludhyanvi. He is a famous Pakistan Islamic scholars. Maah-e-Ramadan fazail-o-masail as its name indicates is about fasting of Ramazan blessings and questions, issues concerning it like types of worship in Holly month of Ramadan including Ittikaf etc. in the light of…
  • The 7 Day Flat Belly Tea Cleanse

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    The 7 Day Flat Belly Tea Cleanse, The Revolutionary New Plan to Melt Up to 10 Pounds of Fat in Just One Week!             Year: 2015 File Size: 4MB | File Type : Pdf  Pages: 254  Category: Health, Fitness The 7 day flat belly tea cleanse subtitle the revolutionary new plan to melt up to 10 pounds of fat in just one week! Is a beautiful health fitness related pdf book authorized by Kelly Choi. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book Eat This, Not That! Every fat man wants to reduce flat belly…
  • Tohfa Mah e Ramzan

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Tohfa Mah e Ramzan Pdf Book Free Download               Year: 2002 File Size: 1 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 53 Category: IslamTohfa Mah e Ramzan is a beautiful Islamic book among Ramazanspecial collection authorized by Arif Bi Allah Hazrat e Aqdas Molana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sb. According to author purpose of Ramzan is to achieve taqwa God fearing, author also discussed the way to achieve taqwa God fearing by joining the company of God fearing peoples. And its benefits in a beautiful way, like it saves us from two…
 
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  • Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly (Epub)

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:59 am
    Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly (Epub)English | EPUB | 208 pages | 369 KBThe only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy,…
  • Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Epub)

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Epub)English | EPUB | 384 pages | 1.8 MBAfter surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world--a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her…
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Epub)

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Epub)English | EPUB | 181 pages | 224 KBSussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too…
  • The Help By Kathryn Stockett

    26 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    The Help By Kathryn StockettEnglish | EPUB | 522 Pages | 473 KBThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child.
  • James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing (Epub)

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:45 am
    James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing (Epub)English | EPUB | 549 Pages | 517 KBWhat’s it like to be the son of the most famous wizard of all time?James Potter thinks he knows, but as he begins his own adventure at Hogwarts, he discovers just how much of a challenge it really is to live up to the legend of the great Harry Potter. As if it wasn’t enough dealing with the delegates from the American wizarding school and figuring out the mysteriously polite Slytherins, James and his new friends, Ralph and Zane, begin to uncover a secret plot that could pit the Muggle and the…
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  • What's in a Name? By Jamie Hill

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Buy at AmazonMy very first novel ever, written on wide rule notebook paper when I was ten years old, featured a heroine named Shelton who had a lot of husky dogs and after she'd grown up, went on to have a lot of babies. I'm not sure at age ten I actually knew where the babies came from, but that didn't matter. My chapters went something like, "Spring came and Shelton had another baby, this one she named Thomas." You see, the naming (of dogs or humans) was the fun part for me.I've always loved names and naming characters was (and still is) a huge part of my writing process. Back then I chose…
  • 17th Century Whitehall, Part 2, by Katherine Pym

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Whitehall PalacePreviously, I told you the history of Whitehall Palace, its beginnings and its end. Today, I want to talk of the structure, and how London’s activities affected Whitehall Palace. Part II, Other stuff about Whitehall:Castles have a tendency to be drafty, and it was no different with the Palace of Whitehall. Due to the compilation of various buildings crammed together, the palace was more drafty than normal. During storms, winds whistled down chimneys and spread ash across the chambers. Fires sparked, then smoldered.   London and its suburbs used sea coal and brown…
  • Taking the Art of Writing Outdoors

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Summer is here and the weather is great - for the most part!Do you use those lazy days to do things you love to do or are you busy running kids from activity to activity to keep them busy the entire summer? Whatever your plans, be sure to bring a book.Personally, I love summer. I love the lazy mornings (my "real" job doesn't start until afternoons) and try to spend that time either writing or reading. BWL has so many great authors with so many books I'm still working my way through the list! Both my reading and writing habits have changed over the years, and sometimes they change from season…
  • TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF AN AUTHOR - MARGARET TANNER

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    THE PATH TO PUBLICATION - MARGARET TANNER So you want to get published?You have written a fabulous novel, your mother loved it and your girlfriend said it was the best story she had ever read.Now, who is the lucky publisher? You know everyone will want it. The dollar sign lights up in your eyes. Six figure advance, well maybe you would take five for starters. You are already debating what you will wear to your first book launch. Who will play the lead role when your masterpiece is made into a movie? Be honest, haven’t we all thought like this?  I have sent manuscripts to the large…
  • OH, SAY CAN YOU SEE AFTER THE FOURTH? by Shirley Martin

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    CLICK THE COVER TO PURCHASEThe Fourth of July is the most dangerous holiday of the year.  Every 4th, there are car accidents, drownings, and fireworks accidents.  The majority of deaths are from car accidents.A lot of drivers hit the road on this holiday, and this increases the likelihood of serious crashes.  Often people attend barbecues and other activities that involve drinking.  And of course, alcohol increases the chances of deadly accidents.  Also, alcohol leads to drowsiness.Fireworks mishaps raise the chances of accidents and many injuries affecting the head,…
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  • John Robinson Brings His Brand of Suspense Thriller To WildBlue Press Under Nom De Plume “Cameron Bane”

    Steve Jackson
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Presently I live in Cincinnati with my wife of thirty-plus years, the love of my life. We have two grown sons (our oldest one married) and two rambunctious grandsons. I’ve been writing professionally for over a decade, with six novels commercially published. These include Sockmonkey Blues, Until the Last Dog Dies, When Skylarks Fall, and […] The post John Robinson Brings His Brand of Suspense Thriller To WildBlue Press Under Nom De Plume “Cameron Bane” appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: PITFALL: First In The Suspense Thriller Series By…
  • True Crime Book Cover Contest

    MichaelCordova
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Help Us Finalize The Cover for John Ferak’s New True Crime BODY OF PROOF Please vote for the cover for John Ferak’s BODY OF PROOF: Tainted Evidence In The Murder of Jessica O’Grady? that you think works best for the synopsis below. It is a sequel to Ferak’s BLOODY LIES: A CSI Scandal In The Heartland. Participants will […] The post True Crime Book Cover Contest appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Help Us Pick A Title for John Ferak’s New True Crime Sequel to BLOODY LIES: A CSI Scandal In The Heartland Help Us Finalize A Title/Subtitle…
  • PITFALL: First In The Suspense Thriller Series By Cameron Bane Featuring Former Army Ranger And Cop John Brenner

    Steve Jackson
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Available July 22! Life has never been easy for former Army Ranger John Brenner. The wounded Iraqi war vet and ex-cop must rely on his wits, his fists, and a wry sense of gallows humor to make it through each challenging day. For at his core, this transplanted West Virginian is a throwback to an […] The post PITFALL: First In The Suspense Thriller Series By Cameron Bane Featuring Former Army Ranger And Cop John Brenner appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: John Robinson Brings His Brand of Suspense Thriller To WildBlue Press Under Nom De Plume “Cameron…
  • Discredited CSI Commander At The Heart of John Ferak’s True Crime BODY OF PROOF

    John Ferak
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Tainted Evidence In The Murder of Jessica O’Grady? Available July 15!   Jessica O’Grady was a tall, starry-eyed co-ed in search of finding her Mr. Right. Christopher Edwards was a 19-year-old deceitful and darkened soul. David Kofoed was a veteran crime lab commander who was on the prowl for more high-profile sensational murder cases to […] The post Discredited CSI Commander At The Heart of John Ferak’s True Crime BODY OF PROOF appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Help Us Pick A Title for John Ferak’s New True Crime Sequel to BLOODY LIES:…
  • Carolina Sarassa Warns Of Potentially Fatal Consequences of Domestic Violence; John Ferak Prepares to Launch BODY OF PROOF

    Mackenzie Jackson
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:32 pm
      Your Guide to New Developments, Exclusive Content and Giveaways at WildBlue Press June 28, 2015 THIS WEEK’S CONTENT Hot Summer Crime Fiction and True Crime Reads John Ferak Walks Us Through New DIXIE Crime Scene Photos Carolina Sarassa on Domestic Violence Dispatch from the Desk of Burl Barer Steve Jackson reveals the dramatic quest […] The post Carolina Sarassa Warns Of Potentially Fatal Consequences of Domestic Violence; John Ferak Prepares to Launch BODY OF PROOF appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Carolina Sarassa Warns Women About Domestic…
 
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