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  • 10 Book Titles Based on Lines of Poetry

    Goodreads
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    April is National Poetry Month. The couplets fly, the rhymes collide, and the air is thick with refrains and stanzas, iambic pentameters and hexameters. Even if you're not a poet, you can find inspiration in verse. Novelists do it all the time. Poems are ripe hunting grounds for writers—and readers!— looking for big ideas and evocative turns of phrase. To celebrate poems the bookish way, we’ve collected some of the most famous novels with titles taken from lines of poetry. Dig in and get inspired! Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell"I have forgot much, Cynara! Gone with the…
  • OpenShift Cookbook

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    WOW! eBook
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 430 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 24, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1783981202 ISBN-13: 978-1783981205 eBook Description: OpenShift Cookbook: Over 100 hands-on recipes that will help you create, deploy, manage, and scale OpenShift applications Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • 20 Reasons Why Your Book Isn’t Selling

    publishing with kindle
    Robert
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    Are you having trouble selling your book and you don't know why? You're probably doing something wrong, but it's not always easy to figure out what that is.
  • The God Hater, by Bill Myers

    AuthorCulture
    Linda Yezak
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Bill Myers wrote the quintessential novel involving Christian apologetics, wrapped in a compelling plot and peopled with lively characters.Travis Mackenzie has developed an amazing computer program that tests the different socio-economic philosophies on a tribe of realistic on-screen personalities. The primary of these "people," Alpha, was developed by replicating the personality and the emotional and mental patterns of Travis's dead nephew. Travis brings each system to its ultimate, logical conclusion, which always results in the society's self-destruction. Finally giving up on…
  • 15 Authors You Wish You Could Have Dinner With

    Goodreads
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Trying out a new seafood shack with Hemingway. Trading butterbeer recipes with J.K. Rowling. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually share a meal with your favorite writers? Imagine what you would say. Imagine what you would eat. Last week we asked you on Facebook and Twitter: If you could have dinner with any author, who would it be? Today we've got your top answers. Did your favorite make the list? Neil GaimanWhat to read before a dinner with Neil:American Gods, Neverwhere Possible menu item: Laura Moon's Chili Diana Gabaldon What to read before a dinner with Diana:Outlander Possible…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Grandma? Part 2

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Joe sez: Congrats on finally publishing Grandma? Part 2, son.Talon: Thanks! You, too.Joe: This one took a lot longer to write than the first one.Talon: If it wasn't for all the kittens I had to save, or the many babies I delivered, this would've been done a lot quicker. Hopefully, Part 3 won’t be as troublesome.Joe: We followed the same writing formula as Grandma? Part 1:1. We talk about what's going to happen.2. You write it.3. I change everything in the rewrite.Talon: Tough, but fair.Joe: The difference between now and two years ago, when we began this project, is that we did some scenes…
  • The Path to Success

    12 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    On the surface, the path to becoming a successful writer has three key components.1. Write a great book.2. Do whatever you can to make that book a success.3. Repeat steps 1 and 2. Like all paths, just because the path exists doesn't mean you'll be able to follow it. There are known routes up Mount Everest, but there are no guarantees you'd make the summit no matter how good you are or how hard you try. Even the best mountain climbers must deal with the unpredictability of weather, among many other bad things that can happen.Luck is always a factor.Even if you're an Olympic gold medalist…
  • Guest Post by Tracy Sharp

    6 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Wow. Kindle Worlds. What a brilliant and fun idea! This is a game where everyone wins. Writers who want to play in another writer’s sandbox are able to create their own castles and add them to the structures that are already there. The original writer has the joy of watching their characters take off in new and exciting directions while earning a percentage from new stories, fans of the series can continue reading about their favorite characters, and authors can earn a royalty while writing in a popular series and expanding their readership. Kindle Worlds is also a fun way for established…
  • Self Published Authors Guild

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    I was told by the Bilderberg Group that I can finally make this announcement; I'm the first president of the newly formed SPAG - Self Published Authors Guild.All of the top indie authors in the world have been meeting, in person and in highly complicated Skype chats where we all have little squares like the credits of The Brady Bunch (or The Hollywood Squares) in order to create an organization that specifically meets the growing needs of self-pubbed authors.Our first orders of business will be as follows:1. Start the Hugs For Reviews initiative.Everyone knows that I've gotten more than…
  • Ebooks for Libraries

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    TL;DR 1.     I want to help authors get their ebooks into libraries.2.     I want to help libraries acquire indie ebooks.3.     To do this, I started a business called EAF - EbooksAreForever.com.4.     I want to sell your ebooks to libraries.What's going on with libraries and ebooks?There are 120,000 libraries in the US. These libraries, and their patrons, are eager for popular ebooks. Many libraries have a budget they must spend, or they risk having that budget cut.Currently, libraries have no allies in the ebook…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • 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 Authors and Journalists 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…
  • Amazon Takes On Fake Review Services

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware The actual impact of four- and five-star reviews on Amazon and other retailers' websites is a matter of ongoing debate, but their perceived importance is not.Which explains why, if those reviews aren't accumulating on their own, there's a quick fix--as long as you're willing to hold your nose and open your wallet. Throw a virtual rock these days, and you'll probably hit a service that, for as little as five dollars, will create a glowing review of your product and post it online--even if the reviewer has never used or even looked at your…
  • The Strange and Twisted Tale of Peter Senese, Serial Con Man

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareOn March 31, 2014, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the New York field office of the FBI announced charges against Peter Thomas Senese, founder and director of the I CARE Foundation, which billed itself as a group combating the crime of parental child abduction. From the press release:Since at least 2013, SENESE allegedly defrauded parents whose children were victims of international abduction by falsely representing that he, working with the worldwide resources of I CARE, could rescue their children and return to them to…
  • Naughty-No-No! E-reading App Keeps Young Minds Pristine

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer Beware If you follow publishing news, you're probably aware of the recent controversy over Clean Reader, a reading app that scrubs ebooks clean of curse words and profanity.Now, in a step toward the future of interactive digital media, bold start-up Inkadinkadu has partnered with a number of major ebook distributors to produce and distribute a new reading app, called Naughty-No-No!. Starting where censorship app Clean Reader leaves off, Naughty-No-No! allows readers to make any ebook capable of being read and enjoyed by pre-schoolers down to the age of…
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  • 15 Authors You Wish You Could Have Dinner With

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Trying out a new seafood shack with Hemingway. Trading butterbeer recipes with J.K. Rowling. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually share a meal with your favorite writers? Imagine what you would say. Imagine what you would eat. Last week we asked you on Facebook and Twitter: If you could have dinner with any author, who would it be? Today we've got your top answers. Did your favorite make the list? Neil GaimanWhat to read before a dinner with Neil:American Gods, Neverwhere Possible menu item: Laura Moon's Chili Diana Gabaldon What to read before a dinner with Diana:Outlander Possible…
  • From Butterfingers to Yahoos: Everyday Words Invented by Famous Authors

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Before Google, there was the dictionary. Webster's American was first printed on April 14, 1818. For almost two centuries, it has stood as a noble authority on language, reflecting the words we use and noting how we use them. And some of those words have been invented by authors—who, to be fair, make up things for a living. Shakespeare himself came up with 1,700 "lexical innovations". But for every Bard there are thousands of writers smashing syllables together in vain. Creating words is easy; creating words that last is not. In honor of Webster’s American Dictionary's 197th birthday, we…
  • 10 Book Titles Based on Lines of Poetry

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    April is National Poetry Month. The couplets fly, the rhymes collide, and the air is thick with refrains and stanzas, iambic pentameters and hexameters. Even if you're not a poet, you can find inspiration in verse. Novelists do it all the time. Poems are ripe hunting grounds for writers—and readers!— looking for big ideas and evocative turns of phrase. To celebrate poems the bookish way, we’ve collected some of the most famous novels with titles taken from lines of poetry. Dig in and get inspired! Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell"I have forgot much, Cynara! Gone with the…
  • Audiobook Lovers Listen Up! Audio Samples Now on Goodreads

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    Do you love listening to audiobooks? Now it’s even easier to choose your next audiobook thanks to the new Goodreads "Listen" feature, which will be rolled out in the coming days. We've added free audio samples for 180,000 Audible titles to the Goodreads website, where they're available to all of our members.The new Listen feature is easy to use. Simply look for the Listen icon on the Goodreads book page. Click on the Listen icon and the audio sample will start to play. You can listen, pause, and resume the sample. There is no need for any special software – the sample will play within…
  • Have You Read the "It" Books of Spring?

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    Not every year has a clear "It" book—the book we all can't stop talking about, the book that's passed around, devoured quickly, and debated gleefully. For 2015, there's a surprisingly clear winner...so far! Debut novelist Paula Hawkins is living every first-time writer's dream. Her twisty, creepy mystery, The Girl on the Train, published in January 2015, might be "the fastest selling hardcover adult novel ever." Goodreads members have boarded the train!In just three months, The Girl on the Train has been rated on Goodreads a whopping 122,470 times. Compare that to last year's "It" books, We…
 
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    Indiereader

  • Club Luxe Box Set

    IR Staff
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
       Contains the books "The Private Room," "Secrets Exposed" and "Deadly Lust"
  • The Soldier’s E-Mail Order Bride

    IR Staff
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
       Staff Sergeant Austin Hall returns home emotionally damaged and needing to start his life over; second in series.
  • Siberian Treasure

    IR Staff
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
       A Marina Alexander Adventure Book 1
  • Their Virgin Mistress

    IR Staff
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
       One wild night leads to heartache for Tori Glen; seventh in series
  • Dare to Hold

    IR Staff
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
       Kindergarten teacher Meg Thompson’s life changes dramatically when Scott Dare walks into it; sixth in series
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    Dear Author

  • Daily Deals: Spies, Detectives, Firefighters, and Doctors

    Jane
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Seven Nights With A Pirate by Christina Skye. $ .99 From the Jacket Copy: A DANGEROUS GAME… Driven to redeem her father’s monstrous debts, Tess Leighton strikes a deadly bargain. Though gently bred, she dons a mask and cloak by night, running contraband brandy and silks across the sands of Romney Marsh — the Romney Fox only a step ahead of government agents determined to see her dead. SMUGGLER OR SPY? After crucial military secrets are captured enroute to Napoleon, London sends its toughest agent to trap the Fox. Viscount Ravenhurst is determined to stop a spy. But after one…
  • REVIEW: The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen

    Janine
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Ms. Bowen, Readers of The Understatement of the Year met Bella in that book. Bella is a senior at Harkness College and team manager for the school’s hockey team. Bella has also slept with several members of the hockey team. What I loved about Bella in The Understatement of the Year was how totally unabashed she was about sex. She was totally at home in her own skin and when the hockey player she’d been seriously crushing on (and occasionally hooking up with) turned out to be in love with one of his teammates, my heart broke for her. The Shameless Hour introduces us to Rafe, a…
  • First Page: unpublished manuscript (New Adult)

    Jane
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to First Page Saturday. Individual authors anonymously send a first page read and critiqued by the Dear Author community of authors, readers and industry others. Anyone is welcome to comment. You may comment anonymously. You can submit your own First Page using this form. There is currently no queue. “She fucking hates me.” Alley sat there staring in disbelief at the grade for her philosophy paper. This was the third time she had received a D. She was definitely going to fail this class. “Who hates you now?” asked Brianna, popping her fully primped head in from the bathroom…
  • Daily Deals: A highly regarded urban fantasy, a couple of romances, and a mystery–of sorts

    Jane
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe. $ 2.99 From the Jacket Copy: Named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe is an enchanting tale of music and magic older than the hills. . . . No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Enigmatic and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be a mystery, there are hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations. Bronwyn Hyatt, a…
  • REVIEW: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

    Kati
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Dear Fug Girls: I’ll be honest, I love you guys. I read your website religiously, and look forward to any awards related ceremony for your hilarious fashion commentary. All that being said, I’d have read this book even if it hadn’t been by you. I’ve been a Royals watcher since Lady Di and Charles and have always had a really warm spot in my heart for all things Windsor. So the premise of your book, an American girl falling in love with the heir to the British throne, is right up my alley. Rebecca Porter has decided to take a year abroad. She thinks of herself as the…
 
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-25-15

    Admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Lulu’s Cafe: A Novel By T.I. Lowe / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (238 reviews) “Some scars are too deep to ever heal,” Leah Gabriella Allen whispered in hushed anguish. The orphaned young woman knows all too well about scars – exposed as well as hidden deep within. […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-25-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-24-15

    Admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Stop the Wedding! (a romantic comedy) By Stephanie Bond / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (1,621 reviews) Divorce attorney Annabelle Coakley is distraught when her widowed mother calls and announces she’s marrying a washed-up movie star with a résumé of discarded wives. Annabelle packs a bag and heads to […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-24-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-23-15

    Admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    Monster (A Cassidy Edwards Novel Book 1) By Carmen Caine / Genre: Vampires, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (336 reviews) Revenge. It’s all I’ve lived for. Revenge against those who stacked the cards against me from the start. But I’m changing the deck now. I’m getting even. Born to a vampire, […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-23-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-22-15

    Admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Temptation (Nashville Nights Book 1) By Robin Covington / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (133 reviews) She needs to be good. At sixteen, Kit ditched her crappy life and moved to Nashville with only $200, her guitar, and a notebook full of songs. She hit it big, but five […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-22-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-21-15

    Admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Waking Up: Healing Hearts #1 (A Healing Hearts Novel) By Renee Dyer / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (62 reviews) For Adriana Monroe life couldn’t get any better. She has great friends, her photography business is booming and she married Alex, her childhood best friend. Life is perfect. It’s […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-21-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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  • 101 Free Kindle Books Apr 25, 5 Deals, $1 Steamy Romance Bestseller, Good Christian Fiction, good Thrillers

    switch11
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Bestselling $1 Steamy Romance Deal from Macmillan/Entangled – #38 in Kindle Store! #9 in Nook Store! **The Boss and Her Billionaire (Entangled Indulgence) (Love on Deck) (Deal, Not Free) by Michele De Winton. Cost: $0.99. Genre: Steamy Romance Deal, Sponsor, Billionaire Romance, Contemporary Romance. Rated: 4.3 stars on 39 Reviews. 161 pages. ASIN: B00BFQ7AVK. Was #38 in Kindle Store yesterday. Reviewers love it: The characters are really well written, their stories are fleshed out nicely and they are fantastic together! Awesome book, Michele De Winton! The story cleverly eschews the…
  • 99 Free Kindle Books, 5 Deals, Free Romance Box Set (USA Today Bestselling Author), good mysteries, good Memoirs

    switch11
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:58 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!
  • 102 Free Kindle Books, 5 Deals, good mysteries & thrillers, a few Christian gems, decent romance

    switch11
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:05 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, 5 Deals, good Romanc,e *** Medical Thriller, loads of gardening, non-fiction

    switch11
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:43 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, 5 Deals, good free romance, good mysteries & thrillers, good free gardening & herbal remedies books

    switch11
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:36 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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  • 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…
  • 5 Ways To Get a Book Deal: Guest Post by Sheena Lambert

    catherineryanhoward
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    This morning we have a guest post from Sheena Lambert, whose novel The Lake comes out today. (Woo-hoo!) Sheena self-published her first novel, A Gathering Storm (previously published as Alberta Clipper) and now this, her second, is one of the first six to be released by KillerReads, an imprint of Harper Collins. Before she started on the champagne for breakfast, Sheena shared her tips on how to get a book deal…  “So you want a book deal? No problem! The following is a vaguely scientific way of achieving your goal. For the purposes of this post, I am going to assume that you have…
  • Want a Date with an Agent? Let Writing.ie Set You Up!

    catherineryanhoward
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Dreaming of writing a bestseller? Five leading agents are looking for you! The International Literature Festival Dublin is running Date With An Agent 2015 – Ireland’s largest ever talent-spotting event. We are looking for 75 top quality authors to pitch their work to 5 leading literary agents keen to sign new talent on 16th May 2015. To be in with a chance to take part in the event, submit the first 1,500 words of your  book in hard copy with a 1,000 word synopsis, a 500 word author biography and the completed Application Form (available from the International Literature Festival Dublin…
  • Scenes from The Rewrite

    catherineryanhoward
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:06 am
    As you may know, I’ve been rewriting my novel. I started on the 11th January and I finished the main* part of the book at 1:17am this morning, after a thirteen hour writing stint that surely put me at risk for curvature of the spine, RSI and deep vein thrombosis. This isn’t because my agent is some kind of task-master, but because this gap – from the first day I returned to university after Christmas and had handed in my Michaelmas term essays, to this coming Friday when my next two essays are assigned – was the only time I had. If the rewrite ran over, it would clash…
  • Happy New Year!

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

  • The Ordeal of Elizabeth

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    Author: Anonymous Language: English Published: 1901
  • Children of the Dawn

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    Old Tales of Greece Author: Elsie Finnimore Buckley Language: English Published: 1908
  • A Lost Cause

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    Author: Guy Thorne Language: English Published: 1905
  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    Author: Ian Hay Language: English Published: 1913
  • Talks about Flowers

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    Author: M. D. Wellcome Language: English Published: 1881
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  • Why You Should Use an Author Page on Amazon

    Robert
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    If you haven’t already set up an author page on Amazon, you should definitely do it right away! Setting it up is easy and free, and it’s a great way to connect you with your readers. There’s even a “Follow” button option so that you can link all of your social media accounts, blog, and […]
  • 20 Reasons Why Your Book Isn’t Selling

    Robert
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    Are you having trouble selling your book and you don't know why? You're probably doing something wrong, but it's not always easy to figure out what that is.
  • Where is Your Book’s Plot?

    Robert
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:33 am
    This is an interesting article because it discussing an important topic – knowing where your book’s plot is. The author describes a book he read that he could argue is without a main plot. He describes how there is a beginning plot that gives the story meaning but then there are various other events and […]
  • Should You Use a Pen Name?

    Robert
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    In some circumstances, authors find it preferable to use a pen name rather than their own name when publishing a book. While it may be harder to create a brand and promote your book when you aren’t promoting yourself, there are some benefits in some situations. For example if you write erotica and want to […]
  • Benefits of Book Giveaways

    Robert
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    The idea of book giveaways may sound counter-productive at first, but it’s actually a great way to gain readers! Kindle has the option to do this, and they make it very easy to promote it as well. There are other types of giveaways you can do too that don’t necessarily require you to actually give […]
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  • MobileRead Week in Review: 04/18 - 04/25

    Alexander Turcic
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Bite-sized MobileRead for your weekend pleasure: E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsMay 2015 Book Club Nominations May 2015 Book Club Vote
  • MobileRead May 2015 Book Club Vote

    WT Sharpe
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    May 2015 MobileRead Book Club Vote Help us choose a book as the May 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 May 20th. Select from the following Official Choices with three nominations each: The Case of the Silent Partner by Erle Stanley Gardner Goodreads | Amazon Au / Amazon Ca /…
  • MobileRead May 2015 Book Club Nominations

    WT Sharpe
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    MobileRead Book Club May 2015 Nominations Help us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for May, 2015. The nominations will run through midnight EST April 26 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. Book selection category for May is: Mystery/Thriller In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On…
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 04/11 - 04/18

    Alexander Turcic
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Another week, another steady stream of e-book goodness here on MobileRead. Our authentic roundup of what's been going on: E-Book General - NewsKindle for Android Update 4.11 Adds Lots of New Features German Author Günter Grass Dies Aged 87 eBooks and Libraries: 3M Cloud Library Expanding Into UK and Australian Markets HarperCollins & Amazon reach deal
  • Apple E-book Monitor Reports 'Setbacks'

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    17 Apr 2015 | 4:59 pm
    I don't know if anyone even cares about news dealing with this anymore, but I just saw this and thought I'd pass it along... Apple E-book Monitor Reports 'Setbacks' http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/b...-setbacks.html Quote: In his third report, filed this week, Apple’s court-appointed external compliance monitor Michael Bromwich told Judge Denise Cote that Apple has made some progress on implementing a “robust” antitrust compliance program, but he also reported “significant setbacks.”
 
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  • An Interview With SPR Grand Prize Winner Author Ashley R Carlson

    Henry Baum
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    Ashley R Carlson is the winner of the SPR Awards 2015 Grand Prize and First Prize Fiction for her book “The Charismatics”. For the uninitiated, what’s The Charismatics about? “The Charismatics” is a fantasy novel geared toward young adults set in a unique, steampunk universe – one that is full of magic, supernatural influences, and ...
  • Review: Pianist in a Bordello by Mike C. Erickson

    Henry Baum
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    Pianist in a Bordello by Mike C. Erickson is a political satire about a congressional candidate who, ten points down in the polls, decides to tell the truth about his life in an incendiary memoir. After the introduction where his handlers are imploring him to not release this autobiography, the bulk of the book is ...
  • 3 Pitfalls to Avoid While Writing a Book

    Tanisha Williams
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    The beginning stages of writing and self-publishing your first e-book can be a very exciting experience.  You daydream about being on Amazon’s best seller list or sitting next to Oprah while discussing the intricacies of your book to an audience filled with your admirers.  But amidst your fantasies about the “glamor” of authorship, you must ...
  • Review: Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball by Kevin Christofora ★★★★

    Henry Baum
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:52 am
    Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball, a Hometown All Stars book, is a charming book for ages 3-7 about a baseball-obsessed boy’s first day at baseball practice. Leading up to the big day, Nick learns the basic about baseball, and sees baseballs wherever he goes. At practice he gets a jersey, picks a number, and ...
  • Amazon’s Age Restrictions, Look Inside, And All These Pesky X-Rated Titles

    Cate Baum
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    I made a pretty shocking discovery on Amazon the other day. Anyone, including your kid, can use the Look Inside feature, without logging in, to access books containing violent rape, incest, animal torture, pornographic scenes, erotica, terrorism, and murder. Your kid doesn’t even need an account to read the first 10% of any book on ...
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  • Today’s KDD: books from best-selling series up to 80% off

    Bufo Calvin
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    Today’s KDD: books from best-selling series up to 80% off One of today’s Kindle Daily Deals (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) is any of more than fifty (!) books from best-selling series for up to 80% off (each). As always, remember to check the price before you click or tap that “Buy” button: these are only supposed to be good for today, and the prices may not be valid in your country (Hello, readers around the world!). They do break it down further on the offer page: Mystery & Thriller series Literature & Fiction series Science…
  • Amazon’s 2015 Q1: the investors like it!

    Bufo Calvin
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Amazon’s 2015 Q1: the investors like it! I’m used to Amazon announcing their financials, making massive sales, losing money overall, and the investors being mad. Sales? Worldwide revenues grew fifteen percent…that’s a massive amount for a company this big and this dominant. Paid unit growth grew faster (20%), which means that their growth of revenue grew more slowly than their growth of units. That doesn’t necessarily mean they were discounting more, it could mean that they were selling more units of the inexpensive stuff. Massive sales, though? Check. Profit?
  • May 2015 Kindle book releases

    Bufo Calvin
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 pm
    May 2015 Kindle book releases While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do. I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.… However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just…
  • Kindle Book features: which devices?

    Bufo Calvin
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Kindle Book features: which devices? We’ve seen a lot of features offered over the years inside Kindle books. However, they haven’t all been available on all devices (Kindle hardware and reading apps). One of the biggest jumps was from the Kindle 1 (the 2007 model) to the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX (which Amazon collectively calls the “5-Way Controller models”). Those of us (including me) who had (or have) the 1st gen Kindle were rapidly left behind when the 2nd generation was released. I never mind that. I figure if I thought something was a good value when I bought it,…
  • Pulitzers and Hugos, 2015

    Bufo Calvin
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    Pulitzers and Hugos, 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners The Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced: Official Site and it’s reasonable to expect the prices to come down on the involved books in the next day or so, at least for a short time. People might cynically expect it to go up, but there is likely to be a mini price war, and Amazon tends to match others’ prices. Congratulations go to: Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (book not linked because the publisher chooses to block text-to-speech access**) $12.99 at time of writing History: Encounters at the Heart of…
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  • Books for dog lovers

    Adam Sockel
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    We all know librarians love them some cats, but I have a confession: I’m a total dog person! The first book I ever checked out from the library was The Poky Little Puppy. Growing up, we always had dogs and they were treated as family (actually, they were treated better than family). They went everywhere with us; my dad’s German Shepard, Junior, rode on the lawnmower with him. Once I moved out on my own, I was desperate for a furry companion but my apartment did not allow pets. I lived vicariously through my friends by spoiling their dogs and filling my phone with pictures of them (I even…
  • Lettuce Turnip the Beet on Gardening Books!

    Adam Sockel
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    SPRINGTIME HAS ARRIVED! That means planting season is nearly here for gardeners. Soon gardens will be bursting with basil, overrun by hidden zucchini, and smelling like summer. But before you begin, take a look at these helpful books to help you plan, decorate, and grow your garden. The Edible Balcony: Growing fresh produce in small spaces by Alex Mitchell – A companion to the urban gardener or those with little outdoor space for planting. This book discusses the right plants to use according to your space and how to maximize the impact of your plants. Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise…
  • OHDELA students become eBook explorers & boost digital circulation

    Adam Sockel
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    Recently, I attended an open house event for OHDELA (Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy), along with a few colleagues. At the event, parents and students met their teachers, learned about a variety of academic resources offered by the school, and also participated in a “scavenger hunt” for OHDELA’s OverDrive digital library. Students that completed the interactive worksheet, along with other activities at the open house, were entered to win a Kindle eReader. Since OHDELA supports students in grades K-12, OverDrive provided 3 levels of the “scavenger hunt” handout, each…
  • Girl on the Train Read-Alikes

    Adam Sockel
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:54 am
    If you’ve heard anything about the latest in marriage thriller novels this year, you know that the one to read is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.  But, if you’ve been trying to get your hands on it through your library (as you should), you may have noticed that you’re not alone. While you wait for your hold on this thrilling title, we’ve got some other books you can check out to tide you over. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica—This thrilling novel uses a shifting viewpoints writing style that is similar to The Girl on the Train and tells the story of a girl who is kidnapped.
  • Reviewing Missoula by Jon Krakauer

    Adam Sockel
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    I am a Krakhead (self-diagnosed).  I have read every book by Jon Krakauer, some more than once, some more than twice.  The first road trip that my husband and I went on, we listened to Into the Wild, sometimes going hours without speaking, absorbed in what we were hearing.  It is really not possible to describe how much I enjoy everything about Krakauer’s books, from his research to his ability to keep humanity at the core of it all.  When I heard about the announcement of Missoula, his newest book, I knew I would be reading it as soon as I could get my hands on it. Missoula is a book…
 
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  • 10 Free Kindle eBooks, Plus 80% off eBook Deal

    Nathan
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    The weekend is finally here and it’s time for another roundup of highly-rated free promotional Kindle ebooks. Amazon is also running a big sale on Kindle books today only for their main Deal of the Day. The sale includes over 50 titles from best-selling series across a few genres (there are lots of mysteries and […]
  • Kobo Glo HD Reviews Roundup (Videos)

    Nathan
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    Since Kobo has little interest in the US market, I won’t be able to post a hands-on review of the new Kobo Glo HD, so I wanted to up together a roundup of reviews from some of the European ebook reader websites that have already posted them. These reviews aren’t in English but you can […]
  • The-eBook-Reader Won’t Be Reviewing the Kobo Glo HD

    Nathan
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    This is just a quick note to mention that I won’t be posting a dedicated hands-on review of the Kobo Glo HD on The-eBook-Reader.com. I’ve posted reviews, video walkthroughs, tutorials, and comparisons of all the different Kobo ebook readers released up until now, but the Kobo Glo HD is where that ends. Kobo apparently has […]
  • OpenBooks Lets You Download eBooks Then Pay What You Want After Reading

    Nathan
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    If you are tired of paying high prices for ebooks that you later find out aren’t worth the time to read, then OpenBooks.com might be an alternative worth looking into. OpenBooks is an independent ebook store that lets readers download ebooks for free without commitments, and then you decide how much you want to pay […]
  • New Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablets Released 4 Years Too Late

    Nathan
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    Samsung has another new set up Galaxy Tab tablets that are set to arrive next week. There’s an 8-inch model and a 9.7-inch model. They are called Galaxy Tab A tablets. They are available for pre-order from Amazon.com and other retailers, with an official release date of May 1st. The 8-inch model sells for $229 […]
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  • Graph Theoretic Methods in Multiagent Networks (Princeton Series in Applied Mathematics) (by Mehran Mesbahi)

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    This accessible book provides an introduction to the analysis and design of dynamic multiagent networks. Such networks are of great interest in a wide range of areas in science and engineering, including: mobile sensor networks, distributed robotics such as formation flying and swarming, quantum networks, networked economics, biological synchronization, and social networks. Focusing on graph theoretic methods for the analysis and synthesis of dynamic multiagent networks, the book presents a powerful new formalism and set of tools for networked systems. The book's three sections look at…
  • The Professional Recruiter's Handbook: Delivering Excellence in Recruitment Practice (Kogan Page Hardback Collection) (by Jane Newell Brown)

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    As recruitment becomes ever more important to a business trying to achieve its corporate objectives, professional recruiters and staffers must raise their game, delivering new and innovative solutions. This second edition addresses the many changes that have happened in the field of recruitment over the last five years including the growth of internal recruitment expertise within organizations, the rise of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Service Provider (MSP) business models and social networking. Brown and Swain explore the techniques used by the most successful…
  • The Physics of Warm Nuclei: With Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems (Oxford Studies in Nuclear Physics) (by Helmut Hofmann)

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    This book offers a comprehensive survey of basic elements of nuclear dynamics at low energies and discusses similarities to mesoscopic systems. It addresses systems with finite excitations of their internal degrees of freedom, so that their collective motion exhibits features typical for transport processes in small and isolated systems. The importance of quantum aspects is examined with respect to both the microscopic damping mechanism and the nature of the transport equations. The latter must account for the fact that the collective motion is self-sustained. This implies highly nonlinear…
  • The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter (Science Essentials) (by Helen R. Quinn)

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    In the first fractions of a second after the Big Bang lingers a question at the heart of our very existence: why does the universe contain matter but almost no antimatter? The laws of physics tell us that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were produced in the early universebut then something odd happened. Matter won out over antimatter had it not, the universe today would be dark and barren. But how and when did this occur? In The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter, Helen Quinn and Yossi Nir guide readers into the very heart of this mysteryand along the way offer an exhilarating grand…
  • The Problem of Evil (by Peter van Inwagen)

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    It is generally supposed that the fact that the world contains a vast amount of suffering, much of it truly horrible suffering, confronts those who believe in an all-powerful and benevolent Creator with a serious problem: to explain why such a Creator would permit this. Many reflective people are convinced that the problem, the problem of evil, is insoluble. The reasons that underlie this conviction can be formulated as a powerful argument for the non-existence of God, the so-called argument from evil: If there were a God, he would not permit the existence of vast amounts of truly horrible…
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  • Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online

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    23 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
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    22 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
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    28 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Move beyond the development stage and present your apps to the world. In More Windows 8.1 Succinctly, author Matteo Pagani guides you through the process of readying your Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 apps for the Windows Store. You’ll learn how to integrate your app into Microsoft’s infrastructure to maximize its functionality and appeal […]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…
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    28 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    With OWIN Succinctly, you will learn how to use Microsoft’s implementation of OWIN with different frameworks, how to write custom middleware to manage requests in the OWIN pipeline, and how to provide different forms of authentication to your web app. Now is the time to see what OWIN is all about—it has been a major […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free Business and Tech Magazines and eBooks
  • Windows 8.1 Succinctly

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    27 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Author Matteo Pagani will guide you from a conceptual understanding of Windows 8.1 to developing apps for both desktop and mobile environments. In Windows 8.1 Succinctly, the first of two comprehensive volumes, you will gain the skills you need to master development on this versatile operating system. Description Topics included: Introduction • The Essential Concepts: […]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…
 
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  • WCF Multi-layer Services Development with Entity Framework – Fourth Edition

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    24 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 378 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing; 4th edition (October 27, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1784391042 ISBN-13: 978-1784391041 eBook Description: WCF Multi-layer Services Development with Entity Framework, 4th Edition: Create and deploy complete solutions with WCF and Entity Framework Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Web Development with Django Cookbook

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    24 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 294 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (November 17, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 178328689X ISBN-13: 978-1783286898 eBook Description: Web Development with Django Cookbook: Over 70 practical recipes to create multilingual, responsive, and scalable websites with Django Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Learning Less.js

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    24 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 342 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 27, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1782160663 ISBN-13: 978-1782160663 eBook Description: Learning Less.js: Develop attractive CSS styles efficiently, using the Less CSS preprocessor Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Building Scalable Apps with Redis and Node.js

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    23 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 316 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (November 19, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1783984481 ISBN-13: 978-1783984480 eBook Description: Building Scalable Apps with Redis and Node.js: Develop customized, scalable web apps through the integration of powerful Node.js frameworks Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • OpenShift Cookbook

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    23 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 430 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 24, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1783981202 ISBN-13: 978-1783981205 eBook Description: OpenShift Cookbook: Over 100 hands-on recipes that will help you create, deploy, manage, and scale OpenShift applications Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
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  • Importance of Valid Book Reviews

    eBooks2go
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    The 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 can be…
  • How to use Twitter as an author

    eBooks2go
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    How 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 you…
  • 5 Time Management Tips for Authors

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    18 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    One 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 you…
  • Social Media 101: Social Media for Indie Authors

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    9 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Social Media 101: Social Media for Indie Authors As an author, you may have been told at one point or another about how important Social Media is for your brand.  Is your brand really that important? What does Social Media actually do for you?  Is managing Social Media worth all the effort you need to put into it? These may be some of the questions you ask yourself when mulling over Social Media as a platform.  There really isn’t a clear cut answer for those questions, but Social Media definitely has many benefits you need to consider before writing it off as a waste of time. One of…
  • Top Reasons For Authors to Blog

    eBooks2go
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    Some authors may think blogs are not relevant to publishing a book, but that may actually cost them a good opportunity.  There are many benefits to writing content for your own personal blog.  The larger umbrella of those benefits relate to marketing yourself.  After writing your book or series, the next big challenge is marketing YOUR BOOK and YOURSELF.  There are many different ways for authors to market their work such as social media, editorial reviews, and book signings, but a personal blog has benefits that other forms of marketing do not have. For those who do not know what a blog…
 
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  • 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...
  • Add Some Popular Novels to Your Kindle for $3-$4 Each, Today Only

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Today only, Amazon's got a nice little collection of Kindle novels on sale for $3-$4. The most popular of the bunch are probably Private Down Under by James Patterson, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, but be sure to check out the full list if you need any new reading material. [Gold Box]Read more...
  • Amazon's Unveils a Huge Movie and Ebook Sale, Plus More Deals

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Need something to pass the time until House of Cards comes back next week? Today only, Amazon's offering big savings on award-winning Kindle ebooks and streaming movies to own. The most popular book on the list is Life of Pi ($3), and Boyhood ($7) highlights the movies, but it's a deep and impressive list of content, so be sure to check out all of the options. [Amazon]Read more...
  • Amazon's Discounting Kindles for Valentine's Day, Plus More Deals

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    If you need a last minute Valentine's gift idea (or if you just happen like reading), Amazon's knocking $20 off the Kindle and highly-rated Kindle Paperwhite from now until the 14th. The Kindle Voyage isn't included this time around, but the Paperwhite probably delivers the best bang for the buck in the lineup anyway, so don't feel like you're missing out.Read more...
  • Load Up on Cheap Kindle Books During This One-Day Sale

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Whether you want to learn a new programming language, get lost in a space opera, or brush up on your WWII history, Amazon's got something for you today in a massive Kindle ebook sale.Read more...
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 351 Julie Carey of Write Our World

    Len Edgerly
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Founder of Write Our World Interview starts at 19:15 and ends at 39:47 The necessity of writing a book requires that they talk to the elders in their communities or other people who can help them, so it’s really a wonderful language-building, literacy activity.   News “Four of the big five have new deals with Amazon and only the biggest is still to negotiate one” by Mike Shatzkin at The Shatzkin Files – April 24, 2015 “Genies, vampires and fan fiction give Wattpad a lead against Amazon” by Gerrit de Vynck at The Globe and Mail – March 3, 2015   Tech Tips How…
  • TKC 350 New Media Expo in Las Vegas #NMX

    Len Edgerly
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    Robert Martin of Isaacson School of New Media, left, and Parviz Parvizi of Clammr Links NMX New Media Expo in Las Vegas Tom Webster of Edison Research Monthly podcast listening statistics from Edison Research – February 15, 2015 Power of Moms podcast Mark Ramsey’s Media Unplugged podcast Libsyn Rocks! Interview with Robert Martin (begins at 3:39, ends at 20:00) Isaacson School of New Media at Colorado Mountain College Article about “the uncanny valley” “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” by John Branch in The New York Times – December 20, 2012 Rapt Media…
  • Clammr Co-founders at #NMX on how to take audio viral – Liveblog

    Len Edgerly
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Parviz Parvizi and David Silverman, Cofounders of Clammr, have a solution to a problem that has not yet been solved: how to take audio content viral. We are gathered in an intimate circle to learn what they know. I’m very high on this startup and hope they find great success.   Send to Kindle
  • How to Build Podcast Community w/ Brian Ibbot et al – Liveblog at NMX

    Len Edgerly
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    The title of this panel at NMX in Las Vegas is “How to Build a Community that Grows Your Influence and Income.” The moderator is Charles McFall @sf_McFall. Panelists are Colorado podcaster extraordinaire Brian Ibbot @coverville, Brian Allen Brushwood, Jay Soerberg @therealpodvader, and R. Mordant @MordantWorld . Here we go…     Send to Kindle
  • Robert Martin on The Visual Revolution at #NMX – Liveblog

    Len Edgerly
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Next up is Robert Martin, director of the Isaacson School of Communications in Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, speaking on “New Media: The Visual Revolution.” Send to Kindle
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  • IndieView with Anne Louise O’Connell, author of Deep Deceit

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    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
      The close friendship that evolved between the two main, female characters was easy to write because I’ve had similar experiences as an expat when a new friend takes you under her wing. Anne Louise O’Connell – 23 April 2015 The Back Flap When Celeste Parker’s daughter Tamara goes missing in Dubai the all-out search and rescue mission she anticipates never materializes. She is put off by the police as 18-year-old Tamara is technically an adult, and no foul play is apparent. Celeste faces the gut-wrenching fear every mother dreads… the possibility of losing a…
  • IndieView with Tahlia Newland, author of Words within Worlds

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    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
      As with all my books, scenes just began appearing in my mind, so I wrote them down. After a while, I saw that these apparently diverse scenes did actually belong to one story.  Tahlia Newland – 19 April 2015 The Back Flap ‘The barrier between the worlds shatters like the window. The beast is loose. My nightmare has become real. The guy has totally lost it. If he finds us here, we could die. No, I don’t doubt it; we will die.’ Author and editor Prunella Smith inhabits a multilayered reality. Physically, she lives in the Australian bush with her crazy cat Merlin. In her work…
  • IndieView with Evangeline Jennings, author of Riding in Cars with Girls

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    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Te B   Music is a huge part of my life. And there are myriad musical references in my work – most of which are too obscure for most readers to notice, I’ve dropped several during this interview. But when I am actually writing, I need silence. Evangeline Jennings – 16 April 2015 The Back Flap A transgressive and cauterizing crime fiction collection with more twists and turns than a high mountain road Riding in Cars with Girls is a hard, fast, and beautifully dangerous read. Consider the evidence: Firebird — A small town cocktail waitress. A glamorous stranger behind the…
  • #Free for your #Kindle, 4/12/2015

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    13 Apr 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. Oyster by Rosalind Minett Amazon US Amazon UK Genesis by M.P. McDonald Amazon US Amazon UK Authors interested in having their free book featured either here on Monday or a sister site on Thursday, visit this page for details.
  • IndieView with Lorraine Devon Wilke, author of Hysterical Love

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    12 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    As for the initial idea: many years back, one of my brothers shared an interesting tale with me of a man who found an old story of his father’s about a woman who seemed to be the “one that got away.” This fellow was so intrigued by the idea of this mysterious woman from his father’s past (whose name and location were mentioned in the story), that he got her number via 411 and called her. Lorraine Devon Wilke – 12 April 2015 The Back Flap Dan McDowell, a thirty-three-year-old portrait photographer happily set to marry his beloved Jane, is stunned when a slip of the tongue about…
 
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  • TLC Book Tour: Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

    drey
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve just started reading Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Amelia (what took me so long??), and couldn’t wait to get my hands on Where They Found Her… Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight ISBN: 9780062225467 Published by HarperCollins on April 14th 2015 Format: ARC Pages: 324 Source: Publisher Genres: Thrillers An idyllic suburban town. A devastating discovery. Shocking revelations that will change three lives forever. At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of a newborn is found in the woods fringing the campus of the…
  • April’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Jamie Mason on Reading Since Becoming a Writer

    drey
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Wednesdays are flying by faster than I can blink, but today brings a guest post from Featured Author Jamie Mason, and she’ll be adding to your TBR piles. On Reading Since Becoming A Writer Of course, I was writing long before I was published. A good long while even, and that’s as it should be. But there is no denying the division between before and after, that magical break in your own timeline after winning your first “yes” in publishing. For me, that was October 24th, 2011. That’s the day my agent told me we had an offer for my first novel, Three Graves Full. From that day on,…
  • Review: The Liar by Nora Roberts

    drey
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Liar by Nora Roberts ISBN: 9780399170867 Published by Penguin Books on April 14th 2015 Format: Hardcover Pages: 501 Source: Publisher Genres: Romantic Suspense Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions … The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed. Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she…
  • Blog Tour: Full Contact by Sarah Castille

    drey
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Oh, look! It’s another blog tour! My schedule filled up quicker than I anticipated, but how could I turn down this cover? Full Contact by Sarah Castille Series: Redemption #3 ISBN: 9781402296260 Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. on April 7th 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 304 Source: Publisher Genres: Erotic Romance When you can’t resist the one person who could destroy you… Sia O’Donnell can’t help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant…
  • TLC Book Tour: Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes

    drey
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve always enjoyed Elizabeth Haynes’ storytelling, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on her latest Briarstone series, Behind Closed Doors! Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes Series: Briarstone Major Crimes #2 ISBN: 9780062276117 on March 31st 2015 Format: ARC Pages: 496 Source: Publisher Genres: Police Procedural An old case makes Detective Inspector Louisa Smith some new enemies in this spellbinding second installment of New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes’s Briarstone crime series that combines literary suspense and page-turning thrills. Ten years…
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  • Review - The Impossible Race Cragbridge Hall Book 3

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:56 pm
    In the final book of the Cragbridge Hall trilogy, Abby, Derick, and their friends must utilize their skills in time travel and technology to survive roving bands of dinosaurs, race through space, build robots, and fight virtual dragons. It’s known as the Race—an annual tournament where teams of students compete in the hopes of winning an unbelievable prize. But before this year’s competition, Derick and Abby receive a terrifying message from the future: Charles Muns’s plan to control history is going to succeed. It will cost countless people their lives and change the destiny of the…
  • Review - Strike of the Sweepers by Tyler Whitesides

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The stakes have never been higher, and you have never seen squeegees do this before! It is a wild and slightly unsanitary ride as Spencer, Daisy, and the rebels find themselves chased by Mr. Clean's new and terrifying breed of toxite--the Sweepers. Time is short. With the fabled Manualis Custodum in hand, Spencer must figure out how to summon the founding witches if they ever hope to mop up and save education.Review by:  Scott4 starsStrike of the Sweepers is the fourth book in the Janitors series.  Spencer and Daisy and continuing their quest to take out the BEM and restore toxite…
  • Computer issues

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    My computer has kicked the big one so I'm currently without a means of updating regularly right now.  I will continue to check my review requests and write down reviews the old fashioned way so I can get them transferred to the blog when I'm back up and running.Thank for the understanding.Scott
  • Review - Balanced on the Blade's Edge by Lindsay Buroker

    5 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Colonel Ridge Zirkander isn’t the model of military professionalism—he has a tendency to say exactly what’s on his mind, and his record has enough demerits to wallpaper the hull of an airship—but as the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, he’s used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron—what’s he supposed to do with a frozen fortress full…
  • Review - Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past by Paul Cude

    19 Mar 2014 | 8:04 am
    Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past is an adventure story children and adults alike will love, about the present day world in which dragons disguised as humans have infiltrated the human race at almost every level, to guide and protect them. Three young dragons in their human guises become caught up in an evil plot to steal a precious commodity, vital to the dragon community. How will the reluctant hero and his friends fare against an enemy of his race from far in the past? Fascinating insights into the dragon world are interspersed throughout the book. Ever wondered how dragons…
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  • 5 ways an author can earn money besides selling books.

    keithogorek
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    One of the most enjoyable opportunities I have during the year is to co-host a free webinar with Reid Tracy, the president Royalty payments are only one of many ways authors can generate revenue when they publish a book. and CEO of Hay House that focuses on publishing and marketing. So full disclosure: this blog post was inspired by Reid and one of the webinars we did. The key takeaway is book sales and royalties are not the main way most authors generate revenue. In fact, the savviest of authors use the book to help establish multiple income streams. Most of the list below applies to authors…
  • Lisa Genova: From self-published author to being thanked on Oscar night.

    keithogorek
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Still Alice started as self-published book and look where it ended up. If you have read this blog before, you know I have mentioned Lisa Genova in previous posts.  She is a gifted author in her own right, but her own story is amazing. Recently Kevin Gray wrote about her journey on the Archway Publishing blog. I thought it was a great summation of the path she has traveled from being a first-time, self-published author to having Oscar winner, Julianne Moore, thank Lisa in her acceptance speech. As I have said many times when I speak to writers groups and at publishing conferences;…
  • Blog to book: How to make it happen.

    keithogorek
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:23 pm
    This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at the Build Your Blog conference on behalf of LifeRich Publishing to help bloggers better understand how they can take their blog content and turn it into a book. Not surprisingly many of the attendees were tremendously interested to learn what it takes to become an author, but also confused by the options available to writers today. I had never spoken at a conference like this so I did not know what to expect, but I was quite impressed with the enthusiasm and passion of this group. Writers as a whole are a passionate bunch, but for some…
  • From book to screen in 8 years: Still Alice movie released this weekend

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

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

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:53 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, Hosho McCreesh reads excerpts from his poetry collection A Deep and Gorgeous Thirst. Hosho is currently writing & painting in the gypsum & caliche badlands of  the American Southwest. His work has appeared widely in print, audio, & online.Click on the soundcloud image to listen to Hosho…
  • Book Review: From Here

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Read 4/12/15 - 4/15/154 Stars - Highly Recommended to fans of short stories full of disappointment and unfulfilled dreamsPages: 265Publisher: AqueousReleased: 2014As I read Jen Michalski's From Here, I became aware of an overwhelming urge to find her and hug her. To just pull her head to my chest, pat her hair, and squeeze her until all of the sadness in her stories has been replaced with playful puppy dogs, rainbows, and happily ever afters.Her stories are like a never ending parade of subtle suffering. In them, she forces her characters to live with their loneliness. She traps them in…
  • Poetry for the Masses - Our Celebration of National Poetry Month

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    April is National Poetry Month and we here at TNBBC wanted to take a moment to add our praise and appreciation towards poets and poetry. Whether you are into the classics or prefer more modern and contemporary forms, you're bound to find a few new poets to fall in love with after checking out who we've been reading and admiring! What Drew's Into: So I was never much of a poetry guy. Love me some Shakespeare, of course - but beyond that, it was pretty much Billy Collins and Seamus Heaney.  In fact, Heaney was my stated favorite poet until early this year when I read Saeed Jones'…
  • Page 69: Fram

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Page 69 Test is not mine. It has been around since 2007, asking authors to compare page 69 against the meat of the actual story it is a part of. I loved the whole idea of it and so I'm stealing it specifically to showcase small press titles - novels, novellas, short story collections, the works! So until the founder of The Page 69 Test calls a cease and desist, let's do this thing....In this installment of Page 69, we put Steve Himmer's Fram to the test...OK, Steve, set up page 69 for us.At this point in the novel, our protagonist Oscar has returned home from work…
  • Kate reviews: The Devil's Workshop

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Devil’s Workshop by Jáchym Topol (translated by Alex Zucker)4 stars - Highly Recommended by KatePages: 166Publisher: Portobello BooksReleased: 2013Guest review by Kate VaneThis novel by Czech writer Jáchym Topol is a dark satire which asks troubling questions on what we should remember and what we should forget.The unnamed narrator grows up in Terezn, a town which houses a Medieval fortress and a former Nazi prison. His father is a military bandsman, his mother a survivor of the prison, as are most of the people of the town. The narrator grows up, in a mockery of a pastoral idyll,…
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 4-25-15

    Brooklyn
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Here’s a collection of 3 bargain books and 2 free books for you to enjoy. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Drop Dead Killers by Janet Martinez Rating: 4.2 Stars Genre: Thriller and Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “From beginning to end this fast paced page turning story will leave you in shock and disbelief.” -doseofbella It’s a normal day at the Metro Police Department until…
  • More ENT Deals for 4-25-15

    Brooklyn
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    Here are more great reads for you to check out – 4 bargain books and 3 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 A Weekend Getaway by Karen Lenfestey Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Contemporary Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $4.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “A beautiful, intriguing, heartfelt novel….” -Jon Anthony H. #1 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Bethany Morris always puts everyone else’s needs…
  • More Ereader Deals for 4-25-15

    Brooklyn
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    Get lost in a good book today! Choose from these 4 bargain books and 2 free books for your reading pleasure. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS A Vow of Love by Lorhainne Eckhart Rating: 4.9 Stars Genre: Romance Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. A Vow of Love – Nook “Compelling, emotions run high throughout this story.” -Bookzilla USA Today and Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Sometimes,…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 4-25-15

    Brooklyn
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    The weekend is here, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this selection of 4 bargain books 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 The Master Detective Trio by William S. Shepard Rating: 5.0 Stars Genre: Mystery Price: $0.99 Save $2.76 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “Three of Mr. Shepard’s wonderful books all together for this price is just amazing….They are real page turners and fun to read.” -Valerie C.
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 4-24-15

    Brooklyn
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Here’s another collection of 3 bargain books and 2 free books for your reading pleasure. 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 Styling Wellywood by Kate O’Keeffe Rating: 4.4 Stars Genre: Womens Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “It is worth escaping to a quiet spot to read O’Keeffe’s engrossing tale.” -Chicklitcentral.com Jessica Banks is dragged kicking and screaming from her…
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  • Indie Book Promo – Your Smallest Bones by Sean Taylor

    Indiebookpromo
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Sean Taylor to the blog! He’s here to share about his book, Your Smallest Bones. If this sounds like the sort of book that you would be interested in, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two.   Blurb: “FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!” For readers […] The post Indie Book Promo – Your Smallest Bones by Sean Taylor appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Into The Wilderness by Pamela Ackerson

    Indiebookpromo
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Pamela Ackerson to the blog. She’s the author of Into The Wilderness and she is here to share about her book. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.   […] The post Book Promo Feature – Into The Wilderness by Pamela Ackerson appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Author Interview with John Forelli, author of The Simulations

    Indiebookpromo
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome John Forelli to the blog. He’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about his book, The Simulations. 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. IBP – […] The post Author Interview with John Forelli, author of The Simulations appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Ruby Ink by L.J. Wilson

    Indiebookpromo
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome L.J. Wilson to the blog! She is here to share about her book, Ruby Ink. 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: How far can seduction take you? The […] The post Book Promo Feature – Ruby Ink by L.J. Wilson appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Irene in College by Lori Goldson

    Indiebookpromo
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Lori Goldson to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Irene in College. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. *   *   * In book 1 of […] The post Book Promo Feature – Irene in College by Lori Goldson appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
 
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  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Saturday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Ready for even more great reads? Check out these Freebies & Deals tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled by Bert Murray Still free? Click Here to find out! Meet Colin Preston. 19 years old and a student at Elerby University in upstate New York. He drinks too much. Lives for the Beatles, John Lennon and classic rock. Falls for the most beautiful sophomore on campus. His life is about to change forever. An entertaining coming of age novel…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Swimming Home – Just 99c!

    Pixel of Ink
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    Swimming Home by Ruth Mancini Genre: Thriller Lizzie’s life hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Eighteen years ago, she made the difficult decision to leave London for Paris to escape her best friend’s fiancé, the man who’d attacked her and turned her world upside down. Secure in the belief that she and her daughter, Helena, are now safe from harm, Lizzie contemplates her future. But is the nightmare really over? When the captivating Sky Donoghue comes along, pulling Helena into dangerous waters, Lizzie’s strength and judgement are put to the test. Just how far should she go to save her…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Saturday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:16 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: Contemporary Fiction, Dystopian, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction Lulu’s Cafe by T.I. Lowe Still free? Click Here to find out! “Some scars are too deep to ever heal,” Leah Gabriella Allen whispered in hushed anguish. The orphaned young woman knows all too well about scars – exposed as well as hidden deep within. Gabriella naively falls in the thorny arms of the abusive Brent Sadler. The constant bruise of cruelty is…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Friday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Check out these Freebies & Deals for your Kindle tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O’Neale Still free? Click Here to find out! In Kalin Matthew’s world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she’s built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court.
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir

    Pixel of Ink
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir by Martha Stettinius Genre: Biographies & Memoirs The unflinching and hopeful story of one woman’s journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer’s care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha Stettinius weaves this compelling story of caregiving for her demented mother with a broad exploration of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it. She shares the lessons she’s learned over…
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  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Scholastic’s Ed-Tech Business

    DBW
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces plans to buy Scholastic’s Education Technology and Services business for $575 million in cash, in a deal set to close in the second quarter of 2015. Speaking with Digital Book World last December, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher said, “I believe we need to put our focus on making content smarter. Content can no longer be static; we need to harness technology in order to make it more accessible, interactive and adaptive.” The Scholastic deal appears intended to help Houghton Mifflin Harcourt meet some of those challenges. In a…
  • Why There Might Be (Much) More Disruption Coming

    Rich Bellis
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    One digital publishing expert recently back from the London Book Fair perceived a “collective sigh of relief” that the print-digital market is finally stabilizing. But it might be too soon to take comfort. According to Gareth Cuddy, CEO of the newly rebranded Vearsa, “for anyone to think that the digital disruption book publishing has experienced in the last few years is over or receding would be foolish in the extreme.” Pointing to the four phases of technological disruption identified by former Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky, Cuddy sees the book world positioned at the third stage,…
  • Inkling Partners with Ixxus on Alfresco Content Management Tools

    DBW
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    [Press Release] Inkling and Ixxus Announce Partnership to Deliver Off-the-Shelf Inkling-Alfresco Integration Ixxus, leading provider of publishing solutions, becomes Inkling’s Global Systems Integration partner London, UK — April 23, 2015 — Inkling, creators of the world’s only integrated cloud content platform, today announced a new technology partnership with Ixxus, the leading global provider of publishing solutions. The companies have agreed to integrate the authoring, workflow and content richness of Inkling’s publishing platform with the powerful content management…
  • Publishing’s Digital Disruption Hasn’t Even Started

    Gareth Cuddy
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Imperceptible, invisible almost, but it was there at the London Book Fair this year—publishers quietly clapping each other on the back and breathing a collective sigh of relief: Phew, thank goodness that ebook thing is over. Now let’s get back to real publishing. I’m being a little facetious, of course. But this year’s trade show did see a genuine departure from the maelstrom of anxiety and excitement over the rapidly developing digital market that has dominated the last few fairs. Most publishers seem to believe the worst is now over, that the industry has survived an inconvenient…
  • Penguin Random House Revamps Web Presence

    Rich Bellis
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Most publishers, it’s been noted, don’t have especially strong relationships with their readers. Penguin Random House unveils a unified consumer-facing website designed to change that—in the words of CEO Markus Dohle, “one author, one book, and one reader at a time.” Like other recent editorially driven discovery efforts, the new site combines information on individual titles and authors with blog content and other features meant simply to encourage engagement. When HarperCollins launched its own website last summer, it offered customers the option of purchasing titles directly from…
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  • Netherlands Church Converted to an Amazing Bookstore

    Michael Kozlowski
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:22 pm
    A 15th century Dominican church is no longer a place of worship, unless you really love books. Last July the Waanders In de Broeren store opened and it has over 3,000 books that are currently being sold, alongside other retail goods. The new converted church bookstore is highly reminiscent of Selexyz Dominicanen, a similar concept in Maastricht, Holland with a multi-level black volume sitting lightly within the church’s arches and vaulted ceilings. Where that structure was darker and more dramatic, this one is light and bright, complementing the original colors of the church. The three…
  • Is the Scholastic Storia Streaming e-book Platform Viable?

    Michael Kozlowski
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    There has been a sudden influx of e-book subscription services that allow you to read as much as you want, for a low monthly price. Adults have been gravitating towards Entittle, Kindle Unlimited, Oyster and Scribd. When it comes to our kids though, there are scant options, aside from Amazon Freetime Unlimited. Is there room in the market for a major player to target kids? The entire concept of Netflix for e-books really took off at the end of 2013, but 2014 was the banner year. Major publishers started to take seriously an alternative revenue stream that could run in conjunction with selling…
  • The Kobo Glo HD Has a Hidden SD Card

    Michael Kozlowski
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The Kobo Glo HD is a new e-reader and its purpose is to heavily compete against the Amazon Kindle Voyage. When we received our early review unit there was no evidence of an SD card to boost the internal storage, which alienated users who want to store more books. When we removed the back plate off of the Glo HD we did find an SD Card, but it comes with a catch. The Kobo Glo HD does not have any internal memory, the entire operating system and proprietary Kobo files are stored on a 4 GB Sandisk SD card. We tried cloning the OS and put it on a 2 GB SD and a 16 GB SD and the e-reader failed to…
  • “When Marnie Was There” Coming To More Theatres

    Laura Deheer
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:07 pm
    It’s been almost a year since Studio Ghibli’s film ‘When Marnie Was There’ came out in Japanese theatres. Now, North American fans are getting the chance, as the GKids English dub of the movie is coming to select theatres starting May 22. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name, changing the setting to Japan instead of Great Britain. It follows a girl name Anna, who moves up to a small seaside town to live with relatives. Tomboyish and shy, Anna soon makes a mysterious friend named Marnie, who lives in a house on the marsh that changes between dilapidated…
  • BookShout Partners with Cheerios for Free e-books

    Michael Kozlowski
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Bookshout has a novel business model, partner up with established companies to give away free e-books. The company has just ironed out a new literacy campaign with Cheerios to give away free titles from Karma Wilson, Frank Asch, Andrew Clement, Ashley Wolff, John Lithgow and Lenore and Daniel Jenneweinarma Wilson, Frank Asch, Andrew Clement, Ashley Wolff, John Lithgow and Lenore and Daniel Jennewein. Since 2003 Simon & Schuster has put physical book titles inside Cheerios boxes for their Cheer on Reading program. This is the first time ever that 8.4 million e-books will be given away,…
 
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  • FR Nouvelles (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    ‎Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam: ← Older revision Revision as of 13:48, 25 April 2015 (One intermediate revision by one user not shown)Line 376: Line 376:  *{{Ebook|18995|L'Ile des Rêves — Aventures d'un Anglais qui s'ennuie}} {{BlueBullet}} (1860) *{{Ebook|18995|L'Ile des Rêves — Aventures d'un Anglais qui s'ennuie}} {{BlueBullet}} (1860)  : Sir Olliver à la recherche des émotions — Comment le bien vient en aimant — Le Prince Bonifacio — Les infortunes d'une Dame de cœur — Une histoire de revenant — Comment l'Ile des Rêves perdit ses…
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    Hpieterse
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
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  • Internet companies pay out to those who spot bugs

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:20 pm
    The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review – Concerned about protecting the personal and financial details of its users, PayPal, the online payments company, has introduced a system called “two-factor authentication”. To log in, users must first enter their user name and password. They then receive a security code by mobile phone that they have to type in to gain entry. The idea is to create an extra barrier that makes it harder for criminals to break into a customer’s account. The only problem was that this additional line of defence had a significant flaw. Last year, a group of computer…
  • In Light of Our Sins

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The Bronze Tub is the story about a girl trapped in a room by a man who tries to teach her a lesson. However, the secrets she uncovers gives her a different perspective on her situation. Contradiction is the story about a town where the people who inhabit it discover the power over life and death. Too Little Too Late is the story of a girl who would do anything for love. On the edge of insanity she finally finds peace. 
  • Death's Edge

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Everyone in my village is crazy. They whisper behind my back about a brother I've never had. How can they all remember a boy who I know never existed? Sure, my nightmares are a little too vivid. The sight of blood terrifies me, but lots of people can't stand the stuff. There's nothing wrong with me. I'm totally sane. That's what I believed, at least. Until the night of the earthquake. Until I saw that broken corpse lying in the rubble. Until I met him. 
  • Simple Effective Deadly Self-Defence

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Learn to effectively defend yourself against single, multiple or armed attackers, using simple, effective and deadly self-defense techniques and tactics that are guaranteed to work in a real life conflict situation. Techniques, tactics and applications in this book are exceptional brutal and can cause servere injury and even death and cannot get used to simply restrain attackers. Knowing exactly what to do when your life is threatened is the main purpose for the writing of this book as it can save your life or the life of your loved ones. 
  • Mysterious Island

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Introducing The Final Chapter of a three book series. Glitter Girl and Water Girl had just become mission leaders. On a nice beautiful day in Hero World both the girls were just strolling down the streets when all of the sudden they are thrown into a secret island. While on the island they discover that their mission is to uncover the island secrets. Want to read more of H. Madison’s books? Don’t miss “X-Finney Strikes Again” and “The Most Dangerous Mission”. 
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  • How to Write an Ebook of Art and Craft Demos

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:40 pm
    By Janice Tingum. Price: $5.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1044">Publishing</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1045">Self-publishing</a> / <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…
  • Preview of Kinzurdia (Kinzurdia Series)

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:25 pm
    By Jason Barnum. Price: Free USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1018">Young adult or teen</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1024">Sci-Fi &amp; fantasy</a>. Jason Barnum Two twin teens, James and David, live in a castle in the Culbin Forest of Scotland. They prepare for their next hunt & save Elizabeth from certain doom by a Dark creature of the night. James uses his elemental gifts & David Shifts…
  • Grapefruit Essential Oil

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    By Marian Kim. Published by: M. K. Books. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/85">Health, wellbeing, &amp; medicine</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1422">Aromatherapy</a>. Marian Kim Grapefruit Essential Oil teaches you the properties, safety precautions and uses of this aromatherapy oil. This aromatherapy ebook is also filled with grapefruit recipes which show you how you can use this…
  • Maple Fudge

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    By Matthew Oleniuk. Price: $4.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/882">Humor &amp; comedy</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1273">Satire</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1337">Themes &amp; motifs</a> / <a…
  • Whispered Dreams of Pretty Horses

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    By Grace Brannigan. Price: $3.29 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/4872">Animals</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4875">Pets &amp; domestic animals</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4343">Horses &amp; ponies</a> / <a…
 
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  • How Much Time Is Enough Time For Reading?

    PG
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    From BookRiot: The other day I was waiting for the bus and I found myself doing what I call “booktime math”: checking the transit schedule and quickly calculating do I have enough time to start reading? Or should I just goof around on Twitter?  It got me thinking about what I consider “enough time” to read, or more specifically, enough time to crack open the book I’m currently reading. My ideal amount of reading time, of course, would be hours. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood are hunkering down with a book early on a Saturday afternoon and eventually looking up from it…
  • I cannot overemphasize the importance of good grammar

    PG
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    I cannot overemphasize the importance of good grammar. What a crock. I could easily overemphasize the importance of good grammar. For example, I could say: “Bad grammar is the leading cause of slow, painful death in North America,” or “Without good grammar, the United States would have lost World War II.” Dave Barry
  • How to Spot a Rights Grab

    PG
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    From The Book Designer: Writers see the warnings all the time. Watch out for rights grabs, those contracts that transfer all rights to the writer’s work to some less-than-reputable publisher or self-publishing company. Without realizing it, the writer has given away the right to publish his or her book in print, ebook, audio, app, and all future formats, in all languages, worldwide, for the life of the copyright. Heartbreaking. The answer, of course, is read the contract before your hit Submit. Daunting? Not if you know where to look. Instead of starting at the beginning of the contract, go…
  • Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm

    PG
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    From Tech Times: With news like mobilegeddon, Facebook has been able to fly relatively under the radar with some changes that it recently made to its News Feed algorithm. Despite this, some are now labeling Facebook’s new changes “Contentgeddon.” These changes essentially target the relevance of certain posts by publishers and content providers, basically meaning that posts from these companies likely won’t be seen by as many people. “The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you. This means we need to give you the right mix of updates from…
  • In Which I Review My Own Book for Potential Legal Issues

    PG
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    From intellectual property attorney Marc Whipple: So, first, to get it over with: I wrote a book. It’s called My Mother Had Me Tested! and it’s a collection of funny mad science/geek-related short stories. ISSUE THREE: REFERENCE TO TRADEMARKED GOODS In one scene, there is a reference to “The Clapper,” which is a gizmo that allows you to switch electrical devices on and off by clapping your hands. “Clapper” is a registered trademark (USPTO Reg. No 1428261) used to identify acoustically operated switches. Just to make things fun, it’s not a particularly flattering reference (a…
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  • Book Review - Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

    Jimmie Kepler
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I first heard of the book “How to Turn Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work,” by Steven Pressfield while listening to Joanna Penn on “The Creative Penn” podcast.  She seemed to mention the book every few months. Curiosity had the best of me. I located it up on Amazon.com. One-click later I had a charge for its purchase on my credit card and the e-book downloaded to my Kindle.Steven Pressfield’s name registered with me as the author of the novel “The Legend of Bagger Vance” and the non-fiction book “The War of Art.”  Maybe it was the book’s…
  • Rising Above the Sewage

    Deborah Dee Harper
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    How does a writer rise above the sewage swirling all around her? I'm not talking about less-than-stellar writing, books that just plain stink (but somehow manage to get published anyway), or the problems of daily life that plague us like... well, a plague.I'm talking about sewage. Yeah, that kind of sewage.A mere 18 hours after moving into our new-construction, never-before-lived-in apartment, we awoke to a geyser of sewage emanating from the toilet adjoining my bedroom. As the bacteria-laden flood engulfed most of the apartment, we went from owning several nice pieces of furniture…
  • Thoughts on Balancing a Day Job, Family, and the Writing Life

    Jimmie Kepler
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Do you need twenty-seven hours in your day to do everything? Sorry, I can’t give your day extra hours. What I can provide are some of the lessons I’ve learned and techniques I employ to make the best use of my time.Maybe like a current television commercial’s characters you are stupid rich. That is where you can pay someone to handle your pitches, contract negotiations, research, reporting, editing, billing, collections, Twitter, Facebook, and personal website. Stupid rich allows you just to write. If you are stupid rich, this article isn’t for you. However, if you don’t have a…
  • The God Hater, by Bill Myers

    Linda Yezak
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Bill Myers wrote the quintessential novel involving Christian apologetics, wrapped in a compelling plot and peopled with lively characters.Travis Mackenzie has developed an amazing computer program that tests the different socio-economic philosophies on a tribe of realistic on-screen personalities. The primary of these "people," Alpha, was developed by replicating the personality and the emotional and mental patterns of Travis's dead nephew. Travis brings each system to its ultimate, logical conclusion, which always results in the society's self-destruction. Finally giving up on…
  • I'm Not a Quitter -- Honest!

    Liberty Speidel
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    This post originally was published at LibertySpeidel.com on 8/6/2012.Being a writer means making lots of choices. Why did Uncle Melvin kill off Cousin Carl? How will Detective Haskins discover the killer? Why did Sarah run off with Luigi? And on and on...One of the toughest things about being a writer is knowing when to quit. Not necessarily for the day, but when is the story done. Or when it's not done, and there's nothing you can do at this point in your life to make it done.by Astroboy_71I'm facing one of those times right now.For the last 6 1/2 years, I've been working on a novel…
 
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    WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™

  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Musicality

    Becca Puglisi
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
  • Mastering Words: Ways to Evolve as a Writer

    Angela Ackerman
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    Each day, we seek to put our best foot forward. We shower, dress for the day’s activities, style our hair. We plan, organize, gather our things, and check the mirror before leaving, making sure to pluck stray fluff off our sweaters and straighten our sleeves. Why? To enhance our strengths. To appear confident. To show the people who interact with us that we are collected and ready for whatever comes our way. It’s human nature to minimize our weaknesses. We hide zits, disguise thinning hair and avoid talking about our embarrassing mistakes. But in writing, covering up flaws can keep us…
  • Spellbind Your Readers With Realistic Magic

    Becca Puglisi
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:44 am
    As an avid, diehard, nerdtastic reader of the fantasy genre, I was super excited to hear about Tal Valante’s post for today. Magic should be easy to write, cuz you can just make up whatever you want, right? Ugh. This is a huge problem with many fantasy stories. For magic to make sense, even in a make-believe world, it has to have rules. To that end, Tal’s come up with some great tips on how to use magic in a way that readers will buy into. Hang on, realistic magic? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Not in my book, nor in the books of many good fantasy writers. You see, the first time I…
  • Character Talents and Skills: Strong Breath Control

    Angela Ackerman
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
  • Showing Emotion: Moving Beyond The Face

    Angela Ackerman
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    The face isthe first thing we notice in real life, and the focal point during any conversation. We connect to a person’s gaze, paying attention to how their eyes widen, squint, focus inward or dart. We also watch their mouth, noting lip presses, teeth flashes, frowns, smiles and pursed lips. Eyebrow lifts, the forehead crinkling and relaxing…each facial micro movement is a message, a clue to what the person is thinking and feeling. So if we focus on face-reading in real life, should we then center description on it when trying to convey our character’s emotion? Actually, it’s more…
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  • Writing Fiction: Tips On Plot With Roz Morris

    Joanna Penn
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:26 pm
    If you need to nail your novel, Roz Morris can help! In her latest book, and this podcast, she explores plot in detail to help you sort yours out. In the intro, I talk about the rebranding, retitling and recovering of my first 3 books; how brilliant IndieRecon was and a little about London Book Fair and the latest reports of dire earnings for authors in the UK. Some cool things to check out: Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator now includes video and audio; GetBookReport.com is a great new ‘plugin’ for KDP and is free to check out for 30 days; Goodreads has started with audio samples on…
  • How To Record Your Own Audiobooks For ACX

    Joanna Penn
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Audiobooks are a fantastic growth market for authors, narrators and producers alike, and I’ve been working with fabulous narrators for my fiction since ACX opened up in the UK in 2014. But as a reader, I much prefer to listen to non-fiction audio in the voice of the author themselves, so I decided to record one of my own books, Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur. Here are the lessons I learned in the process. This article first appeared in an edited version on the ACX blog on 31 March, 2015. (1) Make sure you record the highest quality audio There are specific technical…
  • Does Your Author Website Have The Essentials To Attract Readers And Sell Your Books?

    Joanna Penn
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Your author website is important, wherever you are on the author journey. Your site portrays your author brand and gives a sense of your personality as well as your professionalism. It’s how people judge you online. It’s the first place a journalist, publisher or agent will look if they are interested in you. They will click away if it’s not what they’re looking for. You can attract your target audience with content that inspires, entertains or educates, and hopefully they will go on to purchase and join your email list. It’s your home on the internet. You can…
  • Book Titles That Sell, Productivity For Authors And Marketing For Introverts With Tim Grahl

    Joanna Penn
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    A wide-ranging discussion with Tim Grahl about writing book titles that sell, productivity and habits for writers, how to build a platform around you rather than your book, and marketing for introverts. Super fun! In the intro, I mention the upcoming self-publishing conference, IndieRecon.org, which is a free event with some amazing speakers so make sure you register and check out the schedule. I also talk about my trip to Charleston for PubSense, some of the plans I have underway with my new agent, plus Business for Authors: How to be an Author Entrepreneur, now available in audiobook…
  • Want To Spend More Time On Your Writing And Tired Of Doing It All? A Virtual Assistant Can Help

    Alexandra Amor
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Indie authors often have an edge of control freakery … well, I do! I like being in control and I enjoy pretty much all aspects of being an author entrepreneur. But I hit a wall about 18 months ago, and I definitely needed some help, so I started looking for a virtual assistant to help me. I had a few varied experiences and learned some lessons, and then Alexandra Amor reached out to me with some brilliant suggestions for how she could help. Alexandra is a children’s author, but she is also a fantastic virtual assistant for me and a number of other authors. I trust her to help me…
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  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 04/24/15

    selfpublishingadvisor
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    SETTING THE STAGE III “Prevailing Winds” often give more multi-dimensions to novels than any other element because of the effect they have on Characters, Setting and even the Plot.  A favorite and sentimental example of this is the MARY POPPINS books and film(s).  How could Nanny-extraordinaire, Mary Poppins, ever arrive to save the day if the winds of a storm hadn’t carried her to the Banks’ front stoop?  Here are a few things to consider when developing you novel’s climate controlled environment—much research may be required. Consider the Geography. Start with the setting of…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review:The Adventures of Ralph Ribbit

    selfpublishingadvisor
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written. When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:  The Adventures of Ralph Ribbit Louise T. Constantinople, author…
  • Self-Publishing & Merchandising : A Book’s Interior Design

    Kelly S
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    When we speak of books, we mostly speak of them as one of two things: an object, made up of surfaces and contours and textures, or as a vehicle for ideas.  We rarely pause to consider the interior design of a book, unless of course it is a book that draws attention with smart graphic design and accentuation.  What readers and producers of comic books, graphic novels, and illustrated fiction take for granted, the prose community has by and large neglected; that is, when we crack open the cover of a new book by Hugh Howey or Rachel Swaby or Sarah Taylor, we forget that every letter on those…
  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 4/21/15

    selfpublishingadvisor
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry. This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. To help you stay current on self-publishing topics, simply visit our blog every Tuesday to find out the hottest news. Amazon Pays $450,000 A Year To This Self-Published Writer This Forbes article shares the success story of self-published author Mark Dawson. He shares his publishing story and promotion…
  • How to Celebrate National Poetry Month

    selfpublishingadvisor
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world. Every April, tens of millions of readers, students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets celebrate poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. You can help spread awareness about the importance of poetry by self-publishing and promoting your own work.  Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1.  Get your book reviewed. There are various sites and publications that provide book reviews. Some self-publishing companies can also…
 
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  • Fearless Negotiation: An Agent’s Most Important Role for an Author by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne

    Karen Dionne
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    Kristin: Of all the skills a literary agent is required to have, the most important is the ability to negotiate well on behalf of the author client. Authors hire agents to protect their business interests in publishing. In my mind, and other folks may disagree with me, all other skills are kind of moot without this one. This is why a literary agent has a job. To say this another way, your agent might be a great communicator or team builder, give great marketing feedback, have good relationships with editors, have good taste in picking projects (all wonderful skills to have), but if they…
  • Commanding Authority: An Agent’s Negotiation Edge by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne

    Karen Dionne
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Not all literary agents are created equal. Agent Kristin Nelson and author Karen Dionne have seen the good, the bad, and the truly ugly. In this article series, “Think Like an Agent,” they pool their expertise.  Kristin: In January, one my clients emailed me a great note to kick off the new year. She wrote: “This is going to sound random, but I feel the need to do a bit of effusive gushing to you. As you probably know, authors eventually turn to gossip (about their contracts too) and I recently found out that several writers I know are stuck with joint accounting, one of them being a…
  • Think Like an Agent: Agent as Savvy Business Manager by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne

    Karen Dionne
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Not all literary agents are created equal. Agent Kristin Nelson and author Karen Dionne have seen the good, the bad, and the truly ugly. In this article series, “Think Like an Agent,” they pool their expertise. Kristin: Simply put, a literary agent is the person an author hires to manage his or her publishing career. Literary agent is actually an odd career. It’s the only job in which the the agent picks the client first, and then the client decides whether or not to hire the agent. What other job is remotely like that? None. It’s unique to this industry. Regardless, once an agent…
  • What Makes A Good Agent? by Kristin Nelson

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

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

  • Library of the future: 7 technologies we would love to see

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Libraries lead the way to digital citizenship. They should be the first places where most advanced technologies are implemented.Today, libraries are not only about lending books. They are creative spaces, not only for individuals, but also teams. They are economic incubators and learning hubs.See also: 10 most extraordinary mobile libraries10 book websites in the early days of the internetMost of all, the libraries are the entry points to the digital world. They are the way to embrace technology and avoid digital exclusion.Therefore, to improve technological literacy of local communities,…
  • Kobo Glo HD available for pre-order, priced $130, on sale from May 1 (pictures)

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    Kobo launches the HD resolution e-ink touchscreen e-reader with an affordable price and exclusive customer service.If you’ve been waiting for the e-reader which could have similar specifications as Amazon’s Kindle Voyage, now you can take a closer look at Kobo Glo HD.The new device from a Toronto-based ebookstore features a 1448 x 1072 (300 ppi) touchscreen with ComfortLight. It’s also the only Kobo device to come with the toll-free Kobo Welcome concierge service.See also: 20 best-looking cases for Kobo Glo and Kobo Glo HD10 simple Kobo tips and tricksAnnounced in the…
  • A guide to insults first used by William Shakespeare (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    We owe William Shakespeare beautiful sonnets, world’s greatest tragedies, original phrases, and, well, dozens of sometimes more sometimes less sophisticated insults.A Grand Treasury of Shakespearean Insults is a stylish visual created by designers from Charley Chartwell. It collects over 100 insults from the works of William Shakespeare.The phrases are categorized by topic, just in case you need to quickly find a retort like “I was seeking for a fool when I found you.”The chart is available as a poster. It measures 18 x 24 inches (46cm x 61cm) and is printed on a…
  • A-Z book characters (infographic)

    Friendly Staff
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:52 pm
    This is not really an infographic, but the visual is definitely worth sharing.Prepared by A2Z Kids, it will let kids and their parents prepare for a World Book Day, library week, or any other festivity celebrating books and reading.Whether you are looking for something a bit ‘outside the box’ or you need to stick to a theme, we have put together a fantastic A-Z guide of our literary favorites.Click or tap on the visual to see it enlarged. Via A2Z Kids blog.More infographics collected on Ebook Friendly:A guide to insults first used by William Shakespeare (infographic)8 infographics…
  • 8 infographics about copyright law

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:08 am
    This collection of infographics will let you learn about the current state of copyright law.The internet, especially now, in its social media phase, forces copyright laws to meet the evolving habits and expectations of internet users.See also: Library of the future: 7 technologies we would love to see10 idioms about books you should start using todayWhat’s the best solution that could satisfy both sides: the copyright holder, and the user?The extremes are out of the equation. One extreme is the copyright law in an understanding from 100 years ago. The other is unlimited access and…
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  • Continuing in Relationship because of Christ

    Erin Halsne
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today’s guest post is written by Jessica Thompson,  author of Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships with the Love of Jesus, and co-author of Give Them Grace. She has been married for 18 years and has three kids, ranging from nine to fourteen years old. “If you want love, give love. If you want friends, be friendly. If you’d like to feel understood, try being more understanding. It’s a simple practice that works.” Seemingly good advice for the one looking for relationship. I would venture to say everyone would agree with that statement. I know I have said…
  • On Sale: Matt Chandler, Jeff Iorg, J.D. Greear, and Others!

    Erin Halsne
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Through April 21, save on ebooks by your favorite Gospel Coalition authors from B&H Publishing Group. You’ll find titles on sale by Matt Chandler, Mark Dever, Pat Hood, J.D. Greear, Nik Ripken, Tim Keller, and many others! Dive into topics such as evangelism, church life and doctrine, the gospel’s impact on the church, and salvation. Check out these four ebooks found in this limited-time sale: Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart by J.D. Greear. Get it for $2.99! In Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart Greear unpacks the doctrine of assurance, showing that salvation is a posture we…
  • The Two Cliffs of Sin and Legalism

    Erin Halsne
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today’s excerpt is from Radically Normal: You Don’t Have to Live Crazy to Follow Jesus by Josh Kelley, on sale for $1.99 April 13 through April 17. The book is a call away from both obsessive and complacent Christianity and towards radical devotion lived out in surprisingly normal ways.  Josh has been a pastor for 15 years and holds a BA in biblical studies from Pacific Life College. Years ago, my friend Jason went hiking in the mountains of   Tajikistan along the border of Afghanistan. Americans weren’t particularly popular in that part of the world, so he admits it wasn’t one…
  • 5 Ways to Help Support a Couple in Crisis: Advice from Kathi Lipp

    Erin Halsne
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today’s guest post is written by Kathi Lipp, a national speaker and author of Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplify Your SpaceThe Husband Project, and many others. Kathi and her husband, Roger, have co-authored the new ebook Happy Habits for Every Couple: 21 Days to a Better Relationship, a 21-day plan to help couples put love and laughter back into their marriages.  Even before we wrote a marriage book, Roger and I had, what we felt was, more than an average number of people come to one or both of us and say, “My marriage is in trouble.” From, “I think my husband is…
  • 5 Inspirational Quotes from Women in Ministry (Free Ebook!)

    Erin Halsne
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    You won’t want to miss What I Wish I’d Known, a brand-new, free ebook only found on Vyrso. This ebook is packed with decades of wisdom and insight from women like Kay Arthur, June Hunt, Elyse Fitzpatrick, and many others. Here are five inspirational quotes you’ll find while reading What I Wish I’d Known: Download What I Wish I’d Known for free, only on Vyrso.com.
 
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  • April is a special month to me

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Title: April is a special month to meArticle: Reflecting in the month of April The month begins with a volley of 'April fool's' jokes. Some of these puns are extremely witty and well thought out, others not so much. But rest assured, between Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and all the other social media that exists, we will get to see many of these practical jokes get played out. I rarely create any April fool's hoaxes, but who knows what the future holds. In the Southern Hemisphere, April marks the beginning of Autumn, or Fall as it is better known in America. Conversely, for the Northern…
  • Technology Detox in 5570 miles over 15 days

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Technology Detox in 5570 miles over 15 daysArticle: Laying down the miles to free the mind Technology Detox - What would you do to get away from your many screens and refresh your life? Well... I tried a 5570 mile road trip, and what a success it was. Escaping our ice covered home in Mansitee with our bikes, and then riding them all over the Florida sunshine state certainly invigorated me. I'd like to share some of our vacation's highlights with you. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Tue 24 March 2015 17:24Categories: RoutineTags: Technology Detox
  • Embedded Marketing - Product Placement - Get Results with the Right Company

    7 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    Title: Embedded Marketing - Product Placement - Get Results with the Right CompanyArticle: You need the right team behind you. Product placement is the subtle, or sometimes not so subtle, inclusion of merchandise in a movie, photograph, or even in a book. An early example is in the novel, 'Around the World in Eighty days' where various transport companies made efforts to be mentioned. Advertisers have constantly sought new and innovative ways to get the goods and services they represent in front of as many people as possible. While radio created some fresh prospects, the advent of television…
  • Recap of Terran Chronicles 2014 and what’s coming for 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Recap of Terran Chronicles 2014 and what’s coming for 2015Article: 2014 was a great year for Team Terran The short stories, 'Jie's World' and 'Emma's Legacy', were completed and released. Emma's Legacy is the second of three special Journal style works; it offers an insight into events far in the future. 2014 saw a behind the scenes transition for the Apple/iTunes versions of my work. The major reason for going direct was to gain a greater control of my eBooks on the iTunes platform. We were successful. Release times have dropped from weeks, to days. Another major initiative for 2014…
  • Amazon’s CreateSpace

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Amazon’s CreateSpaceArticle: An Indie Author's Experience of 'Going to Print' Many authors want to see their books in print form. This used to mean sitting around and waiting for a publishing company to 'discover' their work. Along comes the digital age and with it, the time of the 'indie author'. Individuals suddenly gain the ability to self-publish their writings, which has seen a measurable drop in print book sales. But the days of books are far from over, and in keeping pace with this ever changing market, Amazon's CreateSpace allows indie authors to self-publish in print.
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  • A Cornish Stranger by Liz Fenwick: Past Calling

    P S Karr
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:21 pm
    The post A Cornish Stranger by Liz Fenwick: Past Calling appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Some books surprise you by being good. Actually, better than expected. A Cornish Stranger is one of them. The British setting, that too of Cornwall, and mention of the War – two things that meant I just had to read this book. And Liz Fenwick did not disappoint. Gabriella Blythe is at a loose end. [...] The post A Cornish Stranger by Liz Fenwick: Past Calling appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer – Where Angels Dare

    P S Karr
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    The post Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer – Where Angels Dare appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Liz Talbot is back and I couldn’t be happier. With an angel and tombstone on its book cover, I guess it is indicative of some violence in the story. Or at least something sad? I totally enjoyed Lowcountry Bombshell. The island of Stella Maris, a woman who is officially a sleuth, a handsome partner, close [...] The post Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer – Where Angels Dare appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • The Captain of her Heart by Anita Stansfield – Poignant Drama

    P S Karr
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    The post The Captain of her Heart by Anita Stansfield – Poignant Drama appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. The Captain of Her Heart is for romance lovers. Anita Stansfield is known to create empotional stories, and this one is no less. Imagine a young girl standing on a cliff staring at the sea, waiting for her estranged lover to return while fighting adversity and living a difficult life. Well, that is is how [...] The post The Captain of her Heart by Anita Stansfield – Poignant Drama appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Wendy and The Lost Boys – Barbara Silkstone – Over the Top

    P S Karr
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:13 pm
    The post Wendy and The Lost Boys – Barbara Silkstone – Over the Top appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. I first encountered Wendy Darlin in Cairo Caper and as I have mentioned in that review, it was hilarious and a bit ridiculous. Wendy and The Lost Boys is actually the first book in the series and it will set you straight about where all the madness starts. Over the top describes this book perfectly. [...] The post Wendy and The Lost Boys – Barbara Silkstone – Over the Top appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr – Crazy Balloon Rides and Science

    P S Karr
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:23 am
    The post When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr – Crazy Balloon Rides and Science appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. I love Regency Romances. I have read a lot of them and reviewed a lot of them on this blog. Some of them really win my heart by being different. When a Rake Falls is as different as it gets. There is a girl who is being taken advantage of by her father. There is [...] The post When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr – Crazy Balloon Rides and Science appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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  • M-learning will assist Instructor-led Traditional Classroom Training

    Swift Elearning Services
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am
    E-learning Training Methods Vs Traditional Classroom Training Traditional classroom training consumes more time, but, face-to-face interaction is possible. The trainer and the participants can share a common platform and goal, and this can create rapid developments as far as the training program is concerned. Nevertheless, e-learning training methods have their own benefits. It is a pragmatic fact that short e-learning modules offer easy referring facility to the employees, and this facilitates the final execution process. When e-learning methods are applied, the entire training program…
  • Mobile Learning Trends – Taking the leap forward

    Swift Elearning Services
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Mlearning courses are an excellent and exciting tool and way for ELearning developers. Mlearning is finally taking off and is also flourishing in new skills which are needed for bringing out the ELearning content for the mobile learners. The best usage of a particular smartphone is their support tool and the best appropriate names for the same can be termed as MSupport or Mresource rather than naming it to be Mlearning. In terms of support system, phones have turned out to be pretty decent as they can find and locate tools that can help to research something on the spot rather than waiting…
  • Translate your eLearning Courses To Other Languages Very Easily

    Swift Elearning Services
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Translating eLearning materials should be simple, whereas finding high-quality, fast service for the same is challenging. The main idea is to search various ways and simpler methods of translating ELearning modules into other languages. To find an excellent translator is a difficult job to do but once it is found, it can be proved to be one of the best. ELearning translation is picking up pace in today’s time and is also gaining importance it the market. The quality of a translation is considered as a part of what an instructional designer would be responsible for all the deals done under…
  • Transfer your regular training to mobile learning in a few simple steps

    Swift Elearning Services
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Transferring the regular training programs to mobile learning is one of the best ways to make full use of the technology available in front of you. Transfer the elements in to the perfect format to learn on mobiles, and see the difference for yourself. A rational LMS decision The first step in this direction is to take a rational LMS decision. Here, you need to find out if it is time to get a new LMS. If you see that your LMS is performing only sub-optimally for mobile learning, you need to actually do away with it rather than upgrading it constantly. You need an all new LMS that is…
  • Creativity and Innovation for Mobile Development Starts At The Grassroots Level

    Swift Elearning Services
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:34 am
    These days, we can see a number of schools and colleges giving utmost importance to technology and development. The concept of eLearning is developing at a faster rate. This is quite interesting as you get to see young minds sitting and working on their own projects with great interest and excitement. One would actually wonder why the students would give up their free time to develop projects that may actually not make it big. Given their limited time frame, completing the project is another important doubt. Well, the students of today are actually capable enough to get this done. With…
 
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  • Be Creative Instant Creativity Toolbox

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Be Creative Instant Creativity Toolbox By Rob Bevan Pdf Book Free Download                           Year: 2011 File Size: 0.1 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 61  Category: Self HelpBe creative subtitle instant creativity toolbox is a bestselling self help pdf book authorized by Rob Bevan. Creativity is a skill and helps you to progress in whatever field of life you are working. There is need to utilize hidden potential by using inner creativity and innovative ideas. Be…
  • Aanchal Digest April 2015 Edition

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Aanchal Digest April 2015 Edition Pdf Book Free Download               Year: 2015 File Size: 2 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 322 Category: DigestAanchal Digest is a famous detailed monthly ladies magazine published from Karachi. Aanchal Digest is famous for up to standard entertainment for women. Aanchal Digest April 2015 is a special anniversary number having hamad, naat wisdom corner, survey, regular series novels, myths, regular articles and much more. The main contents are maum ki muhabbat, toota huwa tara,…
  • How To Start A Conversation and Make Friends

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    How To Start A Conversation and Make Friends By Don Gabor Pdf Book Free Download                        Year: 2011 File Size: 2.2 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 195  Category: Self HelpHow to start a conversation and make friends is a revised and updated bestseller self help pdf book authorized by Don Gabor. Communication with confidence and enthusiasm resulting in new friends is a skill and How to start a conversation and make friends is a guide having all the essential technologies including…
  • Hazrat Usman Gani Ki Batian By Ishtiaq Ahmed

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
    Hazrat Usman Gani Ki Batian By Ishtiaq Ahmed Pdf Book Free Download                                Year: 2011 File Size: 4.3 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 94  Category: IslamHazrat Usman Gani (r.a)  Ki Batian is a beautiful autobiography and Islamic history pdf book authorized by Ishtiaq Ahmed. He is a well known author. Hazrat Usman Gani (r.a) is one of the great companions of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). He belonged to a well known respectful family of Makkah. After…
  • Entrepreneurship An International Introduction By Dafna Kariv

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    Entrepreneurship An International Introduction By Dafna Kariv Pdf Book Free Download                   Year:2011 File Size:1.9 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 334  Category: ManagementEntrepreneurship an international introduction is a bestselling management pdf book by Dafna Kariv.Entrepreneurship is about Starting and establishing own business for successful life. Entrepreneurship an international introductiondescribes in detail processes and practices of entrepreneurship, the basic and necessary things…
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  • Still Time to Win a Kindle Fire in BWL's Swing into Spring Contest

    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
     To celebrate theSpring SeasonBWL is giving away a Kindle Fire HD 7, 7" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIREAll you have to do to win is visit the Books We Love home page  browse our "Coming Soon" and new releases books and tell us which book you would like to read.Send an email to bookswelovecontest@shaw.ca with your selection(s) and your email address and home state/province. One entry per subscriber. Multiple entries do not increase your chances of winning.Sorry, this contest is only available in the US and Canada - not valid in Quebec or where…
  • Snails Instead of Match.com? Husband Hunting in the 18t c. by Diane Scott Lewis

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    CLICK TO BUYIn these modern times with the internet (and women freely allowed to enter bars) females have choices in their search for a mate. But in eighteenth century England, my era of research, girls were superstitious, and quite limited, especially in the small country villages. An English lass's search for a husband was vitally important. In bygone periods marriage was what most young women had to look forward to, or they’d be ridiculed and regulated to spinsters, farmed out as governesses, or forced to live on the charity of their already poor families.To this end, many…
  • Letting My Baby Go by Victoria Chatham

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:06 am
    BUY FROM AMAZONA long time ago I wrote a book for my teenage daughter, two years’ worth of long hand as I didn’t even have a typewriter back then. My family viewed my ambition as ‘Vicki’s little hobby’. I guess my parents thought it kept me out of trouble and accepted that in spite of all their best efforts to the contrary writing, like horses, would always be a part of my life. Don’t get me wrong, my parents were great but I came from one of those very traditional British families where reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic were all that mattered and artists of any ilk were an…
  • The Dumpster Diving Sliced Bread Theory of Writing

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Dumpster Diving Sliced Bread Theory of Writing Often a writer is asked what word or words of advice to give a new writer? I think I'd give "Scramble" or my personal fave "Dogtrot" both good useful words. Of course there's the cult classic, "Swank". Those are the words I'd give a new writer.            Please don't send me any thanks, well, just a like on facebook would be okay.            Nor any chocolate, my wife breaks out in hives, then we get bees everywhere and the cats…
  • Why haven't we elected a woman President in the U.S yet? by Sandy Semerad

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
      CLICK TO BUY SEX, LOVE AND MURDERI have a woman president in my first novel, SEX, LOVE & MURDER, and I’m baffled as to why we in the United States haven’t elected a woman president yet. Other countries have elected about sixty-five female Presidents since 1940.When I first wrote SEX, LOVE & MURDER, (previously called Mardi Gravestone, published in 2004), I felt certain we’d have a Madame President by now. In 2007, when Hillary Rodham Clinton sought the nomination for the Democratic Party, she won the popular vote, but not the delegates.Recently, she announced she’s…
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  • WildBlue eZine Vol.1 No.2

    Mackenzie Jackson
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    April 19, 2015 THIS WEEK’S CONTENT NO STONE UNTURNEDrelease April 28th Featured Blog Postsby Kevin Sullivan, Bradley Nickell and Steve Jackson Burl Barer announces a new project Kevin Sullivan on being a “second responder” John Ferak does a three part series on the Berit Beck murder Contests and Giveaways Volume 1 No. 2 On the […] The post WildBlue eZine Vol.1 No.2 appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: WildBlue eZine This Week: REPEAT OFFENDER Release April 14 Catch The WildBlue Press Author Series On Shattered Lives Radio With Donna Gore Buy…
  • “Most Evil” Television Show Features Killer From BOGEYMAN By Steve Jackson

    Steve Jackson
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Those of you who may have missed this Investigation Discovery show “Most Evil” that featured three killers, including David E Penton, the Investigation Discovery Show “Most Evil” Featured The Bogeyman David Penton serial child-killer from my book BOGEYMAN: He Was Every Parent’s Nightmare can Watch It Here. The Penton segment starts at minute 28 and takes up […] The post “Most Evil” Television Show Features Killer From BOGEYMAN By Steve Jackson appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: BOGEYMAN Serial Killer Focus Of ID…
  • Suspense Magazine: REPEAT OFFENDER By Bradley Nickell “Fascinating As Any Novel”

    Steve Jackson
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    Another great media review for REPEAT OFFENDER: Sin City’s Most Prolific Criminal and the Cop Who Caught Him, has just rolled in. Mark P. Sadler, the author of BLOOD ON HIS HANDS, had this to say writing for Suspense Magazine: “There are some criminals out there that are habitual hard-core offenders. Nickell, a Las Vegas detective […] The post Suspense Magazine: REPEAT OFFENDER By Bradley Nickell “Fascinating As Any Novel” appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Las Vegas Underworld Story Roars To Life In True Crime Thriller REPEAT…
  • Author Ferak’s Wisconsin Fox Cities Book Festival Event Draws Praise, Questions

    John Ferak
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:22 pm
    KIMBERLY, WISCONSIN — An engaged and energized audience with lots of questions showed up Tuesday night at the public library in Kimberly for my presentation on BLOODY LIES:  A CSI SCANDAL IN THE HEARTLAND (Kent State University Press). My hour-long talk outlined key moments in the Nebraska farmhouse killings that were committed by two Wisconsin teenagers. […] The post Author Ferak’s Wisconsin Fox Cities Book Festival Event Draws Praise, Questions appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Author Ferak invited to Wisconsin’s Fox Cities Book…
  • Las Vegas Columnist Calls REPEAT OFFENDER “an impressive writing debut”

    Steve Jackson
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Glenn Cook, the senior editorial writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, had this to say Monday, April 20, about Bradley Nickell’s first true crime book REPEAT OFFENDER: Sin City’s Most Prolific Criminal and the Cop Who Caught Him: “Local libraries have no shortage of Southern Nevada true crime stories, many of them written by valley […] The post Las Vegas Columnist Calls REPEAT OFFENDER “an impressive writing debut” appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Las Vegas Underworld Story Roars To Life In True Crime Thriller REPEAT…
 
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