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  • 109 Free Kindle Books, 9 Deals, Free Mysteries & Thrillers, NY Times Bestselling Author Free Romance, free Christian

    Kindle Review
    switch11
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Free Books Emails – Sign Up Now! Free Apple Books, Free Kindle Books, Free Nook Books, Coupons, Deals. Check Price at Amazon BEFORE buying – Prices Change! Free: 3:20 pm EST. Book Covers View. Search. Unlimited Search. Romance Series Special – 1st *** Book Free, 2nd ** Book $1! Beautiful Romance + Family Saga – Series Special! **Butterfly Lane (Firefly Hollow series Book 2) (Deal, Not Free) by T. L. Haddix. Cost: $0.99. Genre: Romance Deal of the Day, Sponsor, Adult Content, Women’s Fiction, Sagas, Contemporary Romance. Rated: 4.4 stars on 59 Reviews. 396…
  • 5 Lessons Learned From Writing 10 Fiction Books

    The Creative Penn
    Joanna Penn
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Deviance is out today! It’s my tenth fiction book, the 3rd in the London Psychic series which completes the trilogy. There are also 7 books in the ARKANE series, 4 novels and 3 novellas. So these days, I finally feel like I have a bit of a clue about what I’m doing so here’s a reflection on lessons learned from writing 10 fiction books. (1) Writing more books will improve your writing That might sound obvious, but the number of authors obsessing over book one seems to suggest otherwise! It’s much better to get the first book finished and edited, then write the next one…
  • How Authors Should Market Themselves Online

    Digital Book World
    Daniel Berkowitz
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    A website, according to industry guru Mike Shatzkin, is an “anchor”—”it is the only web presence the author knows s/he will always control.” Yes, authors must have a presence on other sites, including GoodReads, Library Thing, Amazon, Google+ and more traditional social media, but the personal site is the only “real estate an author totally controls” and it’s “the most important tool in an author’s kit to get new followers.” Publishers should be encouraging in this endeavor, but, according to Shatzkin, rarely are. In Shatzkin’s view, publishers “should insist that…
  • An Indie Author’s Social Media Primer | Instagram

    Self Publishing Advisor
    selfpublishingadvisor
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Another week, another new social media platform.  You might think we would have run out of new ideas and methods for digital connection by now, but the list of possibilities only seems to keep expanding––and in some cases, though not all, the platforms are enduring.  Instagram is one of those platforms, and it may just turn out to be one of the most useful ones there is for the self-published author looking to dive into the whole marketing-by-networking process. It’s not that Instagram doesn’t have its fair share of detractors (believe me, it does)––but then, which…
  • How to use Twitter as an author

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    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…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Barry and Joe and More Authors Guild Nonsense

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    TL;DR - The Authors Guild Still Sucks.Joe sez: Okay, so the Authors Guild keeps acting like a bunch of assclowns, andnow the ABA has embarrassed itself alongside them. There’s a good breakdown of it over atThe Digital Reader via Nate Hoffelder, and some smart commentsover at Passive Voice. But there’s more to say about this matter, so Barry Eisler is going to unleash some much-needed logic and reason, and then I’m going to fisk.Barry sez: Publisher Lobbyist “Unprecedented Joint Action!”Life is too short to continually respond to self-serving publishing establishment bloviation, so I…
  • Kindle Unlimited Thoughts

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Like everyone else in KDP Select, I've been paying attention to my Kindle Unlimited page reads.When the new accounting began at the beginning of this month, I had 33,000 daily page reads. I had no idea if this was good, or bad. It was what it was.But I was intrigued to see my Amazon Author Rank go up. My best rank was #1, but for the past two years I've been hovering around #1000. On June 30 I was #854.Now I hover around #400. I got to #267 last week, and now I'm at #441.Since I haven't released any new solo novels in two years (I have three coming out by fall, two Jack Daniels thrillers and…
  • Guest Post by Gordon Hopkins

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    So here's the deal:When I decided to write my first novel, I was working as an insurance investigator. I had just moved from San Francisco to Hartford, CT and I hated it. There are no words to describe how miserable I was living in Hartford. Creative Writing 101 says "write what you know," so I wrote about an insurance investigator from San Francisco who moved to Hartford and hated it.I lived in San Francisco for five years. It is still my favorite city. So why did I leave? Good question. I'm glad you asked. I was in San Francisco during the dotcom boom and bust. During the boom, the cost of…
  • Joe's Letter to the Assistant Attorney General

    19 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The Hon. William J. BaerAssistant Attorney General for the Antitrust DivisionUnited States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Ave., NWWashington, DC 20530Dear Whomever Has The Thankless Job Of Sorting Through Worthless Letters to Assistant Attorney General Baer:My name is Joe Konrath, and I'm a professional fiction writer of more than forty books.I'd like to apologize for the group who call themselves Authors United, who recently sent you a letter pleading for you to investigate Amazon.To be blunt, Authors United are a bunch of whiny little babies with overblown senses of entitlement, and…
  • Douglas Preston's Fail-A-Thon Continues

    17 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    In his continuing press junket to prove to the world he's a one piston shy of a two-stroke engine, Douglas Preston did a brief interview with the American Booksellers Association. Same old nonsense, but I had some new thoughts. So a fisking I shall go...Bookselling This Week: Why do you think there is such overwhelming support for the Authors United appeal to the DOJ among booksellers, authors, and author reps?Joe sez: Way to load the question. The only thing overwhelming is the blind hubris of organizations like the Association of Authors Representatives and the Authors Guild, who have worn…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • Writer Beware Blog on Temporary Hiatus

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareLast Sunday, my elderly mother, who's fighting cancer, fell in her apartment and broke three ribs. Cue nightmare scenario: 911 call...12 hours in the emergency room...confusion over hospital admission...fighting the massive hospital bureaucracy that wanted to discharge her ASAP despite the fact that she couldn't even get out of bed unassisted...it was the week from hell.Stubbornly independent, my mom still lives alone, with a ton of assistance from me and my husband, my brother, and family friends. But as much help as she's needed over the past two…
  • Pay-to-Play Alert: #WORLDCLASS Magazine

    15 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAuthors: have you received an unsolicited email from a "talent scout" at #WORLDCLASS Magazine pitching an interview and/or cover feature? Here's what you need to know in case you do: it's pay-to-play.Here's a sample pitch, sent to me by a wisely wary author (emphasis added, and all errors courtesy of the original):Dear [name redacted], You were selected by our talent scout to be featured in #WORLDCLASS magazine as an author of [book title redacted].We interview and feature top achievers in all areas of lives: entrepreneurs, world-class athletes,…
  • Alert: Don Semora, "Professional Designer and Author"

    10 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareMaking money from authors can be good business, which probably explains why so many of those who exploit them return again and again to the trough. Case in point: Don Semora, whose brand-new website styles him a professional designer of book covers, games, websites, and more.  Semora offers a smorgasbord of services for authors, from book layout to map design to a "self-marketing pack." His fees start at $60, with rates varying depending on the project. As you can see, the man's got mad skillz, at least in his own opinion:Of course, mentioned…
  • Amazon's "Personal Connection" Review Policies Are Nothing New

    8 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareOne of today's most popular pastimes, in the writing world at least, is demonizing Amazon (or sanctifying it, but that's not the subject of this post). Latest flashpoint: Amazon's review policies.The flap seems to have begun with blogger Imy Santiago, who wrote about her attempt to post a review of a self-published book she'd just read. She received an automated response from Amazon indicating that she was "not eligible to review this product," and when she contacted Amazon to ask why, she was told:We cannot post your Customer Review for (book title…
  • Author Solutions Lawsuit Update: Class Certification Denied

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

  • 14 Hottest Books of Summer

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    We've crunched some numbers to come up with this fresh new list of summer's hottest books—and they all have a 4.0+ rating from Goodreads members! From a powerful family drama to a sexy motorcycle club romance, from a brave exploration of America's racial history to a fairy tale that's been getting nearly universal acclaim, these are the books that everyone will be talking about. Which ones are going on your to-read list? FICTION NONFICTION YOUNG ADULT FICTION MYSTERY & THRILLER FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE Looking for more? Check out the It Books of Spring!
  • 12 Books Series You Should Catch Up on Right Now

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    Missed the boat on a few awesome book series? (Or caught the boat and then accidentally fell off?) It's never too late to catch up! Use your summer vacation—or your summer commute—to read through a series. The following all have highly anticipated books on the way. Which ones will you be ready for?Thriller and Mystery CORMORAN STRIKE SERIESWritten by Robert GalbraithStart with The Cuckoo's Calling Upcoming book: Career of Evil (10/22/15)Book(s) to read to catch up: 2For readers who like… Private investigators, unlucky supermodels, competent secretaries, delicious (and dangerous) twists,…
  • 10 of the Best Narrator and Audiobook Pairings of All Time

    22 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    When famous voices collide with famous stories, we all win. So this summer, whether you're driving cross country or cruising at 30,000 feet, give your eyes a rest—and your ears a treat—with audiobooks narrated by some of your favorite actors.(And in case you didn't know, you can listen to free audio samples for over 180,000 Audible titles on Goodreads! Just look for the Listen icon on the Goodreads book page.) BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONSWritten by Kurt VonnegutNarrated by John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons, Being John Malkovich)Suggested activities while listening: Wandering around a local…
  • 16 Best Books Set on the Beach

    17 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    Trips to the Caribbean or the Mediterranean are expensive; books are not. Save some cash this season and enjoy the sun and surf by reading about it. Unlike a real beach trip, you'll be guaranteed a brilliant story without the risk of a sunburn. It's a win-win situation!From idyllic romance on the New England coast to grim post-apocalypse survival on a ragged shoreline, we've got beaches in every genre. Dive in! BEACHES WITH A CHANCE OF MURDER AND MAYHEM BEACHES FOR SUNBURNED LOVERS BEACHES TO FIND (AND TO LOSE) YOURSELF ON BEACHES FOR ADVENTUROUS INTROVERTS What's your favorite beach read?
  • 9 Timeless Quotes from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman hits shelves today. While we're anxious to catch up with Scout, Atticus, and the rest of the Maycomb gang, we know nothing will ever truly replace To Kill a Mockingbird's hallowed place on our bookshelves and in our hearts. Celebrate the timeless classic with these unforgettable quotes.1. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." 2. "Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts."3. "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of…
 
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    Indiereader

  • Paradise Falls

    IR Staff
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
       I didn't believe in heroes until I met him.
  • Property of the Bad Boy

    Amy Edelman
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
       I didn’t know the meaning of tied down, unless it involved a hot chick lashed to a bedpost under me.
  • Sacrifice

    IR Staff
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
       My life changed forever the night my husband died. I was left with a shattered heart, a heap of bills, and our daughter, Everleigh.
  • Finding the Right Girl

    IR Staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
       Sullivan Brothers Nice GUY Spin-Off Novel, Book #4
  • Truth or Beard

    IR Staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:23 am
       Winston Brothers Book 1
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  • DAILY DEALS: Classic fantasy, contemporary romances, and zombies

    Jane
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    The Nanny Proposition by Rachel Bailey $ 0.99 From the Jacket Copy: Two babies…one scandalous secret! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Rachel Bailey. Discovering he’s the father of an orphaned newborn rocks botanist Liam Hawke’s world. But that’s where nanny Jenna Peters fits in—a single mother herself, she immediately works her magic on his newborn daughter. Soon Liam himself can’t resist being spellbound by this beauty. Jenna tries to keep her irresistible boss at arm’s length but it’s a losing battle. Once Liam finds out who she really is,…
  • REVIEW: Made with Love by C.E. Kilgore

    Jayne
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    A contemporary Valentine’s romance with a Sci-Fi twist! After escaping an abusive relationship, Rosalie is baking her way to stability for her new pie business and five-year-old daughter, who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. A chance meeting with Garry through her best friend, Noelle, Rosa thinks she may have found a way to make her daughter Mary’s wish for a father come true – if Rosa can put aside her bad memories and learn to trust again. Garry is strong, stubborn and big hearted – the qualities expected of a Vragan. Crash landed on Earth, he decides to take a…
  • Windows 10 and Wi-Fi Share

    IAM JSON
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    According to an article on Krebs on Security ( http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/windows-10-shares-your-wi-fi-with-contacts/ ) Windows 10, Microsoft’s new operating system (OS), will share your wi-fi password with your contacts in Outlook, Skype, and Facebook. It seems like you can tell the Windows install process not to do this, but it involves changing the default install options AND the name of your wireless network. With this “feature” your wi-fi password ends up stored on Microsoft servers. Yes, it’s encrypted, but I don’t have the warm and fuzzies about this. “Windows 10…
  • DAILY DEALS: Romances and Spies

    Jane
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    When I Fall by J. Daniels $ 0.99 From the Jacket Copy: From NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author, J. Daniels The third book in the Alabama Summer series. *** Author’s note *** When I Fall can be read as a standalone novel. For the past nine years, I’ve kept my heart as far away from my dick as possible. Those two can’t be anywhere near each other. They don’t play nice, and one of them undoubtedly winds up getting hurt. Not my dick. My dick is good. The women I take home know exactly what they’re getting from me—sex. Nothing more. At least, that’s what’s supposed to…
  • REVIEW: Moon Kissed by Aline Hunter

    Jane
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Ms. Hunter: I had high hopes for this book because it was a shifter book. I love shifter books! Alas…about only one thing actually happens on page for this couple and that is sex. It’s an erotic romance with emphasis on the erotic. Whatever plot existed (and there was one) was given only a slight nod. Actually, let’s just call it a tip of the brim of the hat. What’s sort of tragic about that is the story had a decent set up and there was so much there to mine from Arden’s creation, her role in society to Wolfe Trevlian and how he’d become an outcast…
 
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-02-15

    Admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:58 am
    From Rags By Suzanne Wright / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (196 reviews) Jaxxon Carter, barmaid, would like nothing more than to better her current situation. A one-bedroomed flat, a sleazy landlord, drug-addicted neighbors – not exactly a childhood dream. When a chance encounter leads to a modelling job, […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-02-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-01-15

    Admin
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    After the Rain (Brides of Weatherton, Book 1) By Leah Atwood / Genre: Western & Frontier, Romance, Christian Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (290 reviews) Welcome to Weatherton, Wyoming, where romance is always in the air! Rand McCade made a promise to his dying wife to one day remarry. He couldn’t imagine […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-01-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-31-15

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    31 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    A Reason To Breathe (Reason Series Book 1) By C.P. Smith / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (153 reviews) Love at first sight was never so dangerous. Jack Gunnison has a problem, well, two, actually. One is 5’5″ and the other…a Killer. Jennifer Stewart needs a change […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-31-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-30-15

    Admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Spin (A Mafia Romance): Corruption Series #1 (Songs of Corruption) By CD Reiss / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (319 reviews) Theresa Drazen can have plenty of guys, but the one she can’t keep away from….the one she’s just about addicted to, is more than forbidden. With felony-black eyes […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-30-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-15

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    29 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Alpha By Jasinda Wilder / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (1,072 reviews) The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom’s hospital bills. My baby brother’s tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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  • 109 Free Kindle Books, 9 Deals, Free Mysteries & Thrillers, NY Times Bestselling Author Free Romance, free Christian

    switch11
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Free Books Emails – Sign Up Now! Free Apple Books, Free Kindle Books, Free Nook Books, Coupons, Deals. Check Price at Amazon BEFORE buying – Prices Change! Free: 3:20 pm EST. Book Covers View. Search. Unlimited Search. Romance Series Special – 1st *** Book Free, 2nd ** Book $1! Beautiful Romance + Family Saga – Series Special! **Butterfly Lane (Firefly Hollow series Book 2) (Deal, Not Free) by T. L. Haddix. Cost: $0.99. Genre: Romance Deal of the Day, Sponsor, Adult Content, Women’s Fiction, Sagas, Contemporary Romance. Rated: 4.4 stars on 59 Reviews. 396…
  • 111 Free Kindle Books, 8 Deals. 3 NY Times Bestselling Authors Free Romances, Romance Series Special ($0, $1), Steamy Romance Series Special ($1, $1)

    switch11
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Free Books Emails – Sign Up Now! Free Apple Books, Free Kindle Books, Free Nook Books, Coupons, Deals. Check Price at Amazon BEFORE buying – Prices Change! Free: 2:15 pm. Book Covers View. Search. Unlimited Search. Science Fiction Romance Series Special – 1st Free, 2nd $1 SciFi Romance Series Special *The Mandala Maneuver (The Gaian Consortium Series Book 4) (Deal, Not Free) by Christine Pope. Price: $0.99. Genre: Romance Deal of the Day, Sponsor, Science Fiction Romance. Rated: 4.3 stars on 26 Reviews. 341 pages. ASIN: B00IK1GSE8. Reviewers: Great writing, beautifully…
  • 99 Free Kindle Books, 7 Deals (Jul 30)

    switch11
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Free Books Emails – Sign Up Now! Free Apple Books, Free Kindle Books, Free Nook Books, Coupons, Deals. Check Price at Amazon BEFORE buying – Prices Change! Free: 3:51 pm. Book Covers View. Search. Unlimited Search. Steamy Romance Box Set Deal of the Day – 3 Steamy Romance Books for $1! Reviewer: It was even sexier than 50 Shades of Grey! *Feels So Right (Deal, Not Free) by S.L. Carpenter, Sahara Kelly. Cost: $0.99. Genre: Romance Box Set Deal of the Day, Sponsor, Adult Romance. Rated: 4.7 stars on 6 Reviews. 477 pages. ASIN: B0117WATS2. Reviewers: It was even sexier than…
  • 109 Free Kindle Books, *** Billionaire Steamy Romance Series Special, 9 Deals

    switch11
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
    Free Books Emails – Sign Up Now! Free Apple Books, Free Kindle Books, Free Nook Books, Coupons, Deals. Check Price at Amazon BEFORE buying – Prices Change! Free: 12:47 pm EST. Book Covers View. Search. Unlimited Search. Steamy Billionaire Romance *** Series Special! First $0, 2nd $1! Reviewer: I would have given a 10 star rating! *** Steamy Billionaire Romance Series Special *INDULGE (Infinitus Billionaire Book 2) (Deal, Not Free) by E. B. Walters. Price: $0.99. Genre: Adult Romance Deal of the Day, Sponsor, Sports, Contemporary Billionaire Romance. Rated: 5 stars on 1…
  • 101 Free Kindle Books, 5 Deals, USA Today Bestselling Author + NY Times Bestselling Author Free Romances, Free Mysteries & Thrillers

    switch11
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Free Books Emails – Sign Up Now! Free Apple Books, Free Kindle Books, Free Nook Books, Coupons, Deals. Check Price at Amazon BEFORE buying – Prices Change! Free: 3:35 pm. Book Covers View. Search. Unlimited Search. Steamy Romance Box Set Deal of the Day – 3 Steamy Romance Books for $1! Reviewer: It was even sexier than 50 Shades of Grey! Steamy Romance Box Set $1 Deal *Feels So Right (Deal, Not Free) by S.L. Carpenter, Sahara Kelly. Price: $0.99. Genre: Romance Box Set Deal of the Day, Sponsor, Adult Contemporary Romance. Rated: 4.5 stars on 4 Reviews. 477 pages.
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    CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

  • A Short Story About Scarpetta

    catherineryanhoward
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    I’m heading to the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate tomorrow morning (for the first time ever and feeling a bit like the new girl who switches schools half way through term and has to walk into a class where she doesn’t know anyone!) so this evening, while I procrastinate instead of pack, I thought I’d share with you a story about my introduction to crime (writing): Kay Scarpetta and the woman who invented her, Patricia Cornwell. One Christmas, back when I was (I think) either 12 or 13 (ish), a friend of mine lent me her older brother’s…
  • Are Amazon *Really* Paying Authors Per Page Read? No. No, They’re Not. [Pause] Well…

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

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

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

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

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    Author: M. D. Wellcome Language: English Published: 1881
  • The Watcher, and other weird stories

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Language: English Published: 1894
  • The Eden Plague

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    Plague Wars Series Book 0 Author: David VanDyke Language: English Published: 2014 Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book Review 2013 Best Indie Award Winner semi-finalist. When veteran combat lifesaver Daniel Markis finds a mystery woman with armed invaders in his home and it all goes sideways, he turns to his brothers in arms to fight back. On the run from the shadowy Company, he soon finds himself in a war for possession of a genetic engineering puzzle that threatens the stability of the world. But who is behind it all - and are they even human? The Eden Plague is a free…
  • The Soul Stealer

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    Author: Guy Thorne Language: English Published: 1906
  • The Lost Continent

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    The Myth Hunter Book 1 Author: Percival Constantine Language: English Published: 2013 Elisa Hill is a myth hunter, an adventurer who seeks out the truth behind the legends of the past, and it’s a job she was born into. Her parents were myth hunters as well and the one legend they could never prove was the myth of the lost continent of Lemuria. Now Elisa has the opportunity to finish the work her parents began. But the secrets of this lost civilization hold great value for a sinister secret society and a ruthless assassin, and both will stop at nothing—not even murder—to gain their…
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  • MobileRead August 2015 Special Run-Off Vote

    WT Sharpe
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
    August 2015 Mobile Read Book Club Special Run-Off Vote Since this month's vote resulted in a tie, we are having a Special Run-Off Vote between the two leading candidates. I will not vote in this poll unless my vote is needed to break a tie. This poll will be open for 3 days, and all MobileRead members are invited to participate. This is a visible, multiple-choice poll. We will start the discussion thread for this book on August 20th. Please select from the following two Choices: • Dhalgren by Samuel R Delany Amazon UK / Amazon US / Kobo Spoiler: From Goodreads: In Dhalgren, perhaps one…
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 07/25 - 08/01

    Alexander Turcic
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Just in case you've missed anything, here is the list of our frontpage news this week. E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsAugust 2015 Book Club Vote
  • MobileRead August 2015 Book Club Vote

    WT Sharpe
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:41 pm
    August 2015 MobileRead Book Club Vote Help us choose a book as the August 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 August 20th. Select from the following Official Choices with three nominations each: • Agent of Change by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller Amazon US / Audible / Baen /…
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 07/18 - 07/25

    Alexander Turcic
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for our weekly roundup of what's new and interesting in the world of e-books. E-Book General - NewsGerman Lang. Trade Publishers That are Part of Holtzbrinck Will Offer DRM-Free Ebooks E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsAugust 2015 Book Club Nominations
  • German Lang. Trade Publishers That are Part of Holtzbrinck Will Offer DRM-Free Ebooks

    trainboy
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    DRM-free ebooks from the publishers listed below will become available in August. via infoDOCKET: "German trade publishing houses owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group, including Rowohlt, S. Fischer, Droemer Knaur, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, will soon be selling DRM-free ebooks." http://www.infodocket.com/2015/07/20...m-free-ebooks/
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  • Review: She’s All Caught Up by Jamila T. Davis ★★★★★

    Avery Hurt
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    This memoir of a childhood and young-adult life spent advancing inexorably toward disaster was written from federal prison. Jamila Davis is currently serving a 151-month sentence for bank fraud. This memoir serves as both cautionary tale (for young people as well as their parents) and sociological profile. The cautionary tale is powerful, the sociological profile ...
  • Review: Finally, For Me by Roseanne Burke ★★★★

    T B Markinson
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:11 am
    Finally, For Me, by Roseanne Burke, is the smoking hot start to the Finally Book Duo series. Lacey Singer has uprooted her life after college and moved away from her family to live with her boyfriend. There’s one problem. Her boyfriend isn’t nice and is controlling. Ben Anderson, a young and successful lawyer, is dating ...
  • Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit by Maria Isabel Pita

    Henry Baum
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit by Maria Isabel Pita is a fascinating account of one woman’s experiences with lucid dreaming over many years. Describing over 50 dreams, Pita explores the imagery of each dream and the ramifications for her life both personally and spiritually. The book is not necessarily a handbook on lucid dreaming ...
  • Writing Behind Bars Part II by Jamila T. Davis

    Cate Baum
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    Jamila T Davis is serving more than a decade as an inmate in federal prison. Here, she describes how she started a self-help publishing imprint from behind bars to inspire and changes womens’ lives through writing, in the second of her two-part series on self-publishing from prison. During my first few months in federal prison, ...
  • Review: A Draemorian Chronicle: The Western World (Fated Book 1) by Sebastien Leonard ★★★★

    James Grimsby
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    In the beginning, there was a tribe of nomads that took only what they needed and lived as one with the world. As time grew, the tribe became the tribes, and the tribes’ three wisest argued the nature of things: one argued light was the true creator, one argued dark, and one argued both were ...
 
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  • Snapshot: August 1 2015

    Bufo Calvin
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Snapshot: August 1 2015 I generally run this information through eReaderIQ.com (it’s just easier than Amazon), and there are some vagaries in the searches (both there and on Amazon). I do try to run it the same way every time, so unless Amazon changes something, it should give you a pretty good idea.  NOTE: I’ve changed this explanation from saying “Jungle-Search.com” to “eReaderIQ.com”. It’s the same people and I assume the results are the same. eReaderIQ is just for the Kindle, Jungle-Search does Amazon generally. eReaderIQ has a slightly better…
  • Forgot your Kindle Passcode? Here’s what you can do

    Bufo Calvin
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Forgot your Kindle Passcode? Here’s what you can do Eventually, we won’t have to use passwords/passcodes/passphrases. Microsoft is promising that now with Windows 10 (I’m still waiting for my computer to update to it, but it should happen soon). My Lenovo decided (on its own) to start using facial recognition to log me into the laptop. I’m not creeped out by facial recognition generally, but it should have asked me first, I think. It’s certainly imperfect. Very often, it’s too dark for it to recognize me. I’ve mentioned before that I have superior…
  • Amazon’s 100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime

    Bufo Calvin
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Amazon’s 100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime Amazon has created a lot of lists of books to read, and I certainly don’t always agree with them. I have to say, on this one…I think they got a lot of them right: 100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) Given that they didn’t do two books from the same author (although they cheated by doing an omnibus for Dr. Seuss and others), I’m not immediately seeing a glaring omission. That might sound like d*mning with faint praise, but it is…
  • Children’s use of public libraries in the UK declines significantly

    Bufo Calvin
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Children’s use of public libraries in the UK declines significantly This looks like a trend, not a fluke. According to this Department of Culture Media & Sport report called “Taking Part 2014/15 Annual Child Report”, there have been significant declines in children in the UK using public libraries. Here’s one of the stats: “70 per cent of children aged 5-15 had visited a library in the last 12 months, a significant decrease on the 2008/09 figure of 75 per cent, and a similar proportion to 2013/14.” 5% may not seem like a lot, but that’s a big…
  • 10 books from my Wish List…and why

    Bufo Calvin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:52 pm
    10 books from my Wish List…and why My book buying habits have changed, in part because of  Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) I’m a happy member of Amazon’s subser (subscription service), but it does make me feel a bit…guilty when I pay for a book outside of that (at least for myself). There are a lot of books I’d love to read which are not part of KU: at this point, the Big 5 (the biggest publishers of trade books…the ones you would have bought in a bookstore, not things like textbooks) are not…
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  • Use the “Featured” tab in Marketplace to see the hottest collections and deals available

    Adam Sockel
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
      Today OverDrive Marketplace was updated to include a brand new “Featured” tab option to help you more easily locate the hottest titles, collections and sales available to library partners. These featured highlights include ongoing publisher and event sales, links to newly added content that is sure to be popular with your users, and even lists of titles hand selected by the librarians on OverDrive’s Collection Team. These collections will be updated frequently so be sure to check back often to stay up to date with the latest collections and so you don’t miss…
  • Harlequin’s hottest summer reading lists

    Adam Sockel
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always identified summer as the season of reading. Probably from all those years of signing up for my public library’s annual summer reading program. These days I still love to spend my summer days reading for hours on end although my book choices have changed as I’ve gotten older and today I’m going to share with you some of the Harlequin lists that OverDrive has put together for your library! For those readers looking to have a scorching summer there is the Harlequin Heat list. These books come from the Harlequin Intrigue, Red Hot Reads, and Blaze…
  • OverDrive to unveil the latest innovations in digital lending at Digipalooza

    Adam Sockel
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:32 am
    At Digipalooza, OverDrive will offer a live demonstration of the “new OverDrive”, introducing changes that came about through feedback from our library partners and readers. The new OverDrive will achieve three main pillars of success: Onboard users quickly and easily, engage more deeply with readers, and reach more of the community. These pillars come not only from customer and partner feedback but also our fervent belief in delivering the best user experience for readers.   We believe readers should be able to discover titles they want to enjoy easily and begin reading, listening…
  • Digipalooza ‘15 is almost here!

    Adam Sockel
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    On Wednesday August 5th, hundreds of librarians and publishers will join Team OverDrive in Cleveland, Ohio for Digipalooza, the 5th international user group conference. Librarians, staff and media specialists from public libraries and schools around the world will participate in informative and interactive sessions covering topics such as the state of the digital media industry, collection development and Readers’ Advisory tips, best practices for increasing awareness, usage, and customer engagement, and will be among the first to preview the innovations on the road map for OverDrive in the…
  • HarperCollins announces I CAN READ sale for libraries this September

    Adam Sockel
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    We’re excited to announce that one of our Digipalooza sponsors, HarperCollins, will be launching their I CAN READ campaign in September with a sale on numerous great children’s titles in OverDrive Marketplace. In the sale list you’ll find loads of books for beginner readers including classic children’s characters like Splat the Cat,  Axel the Truck, Frog and Toad,  Fancy Nancy, Pete the Cat and Minnie and Moo! You’ll also find some great narrated eBooks that will introduce your young readers to some of pop culture’s favorite superheroes. Get early readers…
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  • 10 Free Kindle eBooks and eBook Deals – July 31st

    Nathan
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    It’s time for another weekly roundup of 10 free Kindle ebooks to get your weekend off to a good start. These Kindle ebooks are free as of July 31st, 2015. Please note that most of these titles are free for a limited-time only and will expire in a few days or hours. Owning a Kindle […]
  • 10 Free Kobo eBooks and Kobo Discount Codes – July 30th

    Nathan
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    Below is a roundup of 10 free ebooks from Kobo.com, along with a list of coupon codes for discounts on ebook purchases. Kobo is also running a trivia contest promotion through August 7th where you can get ebook codes for 10%-75% off, and enter to win a new Kobo Glo HD. The 10 Kobo ebooks […]
  • Kobo Partners with Book Retailers in Mexico to Expand eReading Market

    Nathan
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Yesterday Kobo announced that they’ve partnered with two of Mexico’s top book retailers, Libreria Porrúa and Gandhi, to offer a full range of ebooks, Kobo’s ebook readers and ereading services to customers in Mexico. Libreria Porrúa and Gandhi operate nearly 100 retail bookstores in Mexico. They are competitors but in partnering with Kobo they’ve jointly […]
  • Where to Buy Kindle Devices and Content Listed by Country

    Nathan
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes I like to browse through Amazon’s Kindle-related help section to find new article ideas (coming up with new topics to write about every day isn’t easy) and today I came across some helpful information about where users can purchase Kindle devices and content listed by country, including a list of all the retail stores […]
  • How Using and Renting Kindle eTextbooks Works (Video)

    Nathan
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Amazon offers a number of Kindle eTextbooks to rent and buy in the Kindle Store. Many of them are just basically regular nonfiction ebooks, but some carry a specific eTextbook designation that adds some extra features. Many of the eTextbooks are available like regular Kindle ebooks on Kindle ereaders, Fire tablets, and Kindle apps for […]
 
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  • Advances in Irrigation Agronomy: Fruit Crops (by M. K. V. Carr)

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:33 am
    As global pressure on water resources intensifies, it is essential that scientists understand the role that water plays in the development of crops and how such knowledge can be applied to improve water productivity. Linking crop physiology, agronomy and irrigation practices, this book focuses on eleven key fruit crops upon which millions of people in the tropics and subtropics depend for their livelihoods (avocado, cashew, Citrus spp., date palm, lychee, macadamia, mango, olive, papaya, passion fruit and pineapple). Each chapter reviews international irrigation research on an individual…
  • The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades (by Jonathan Riley-Smith)

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:32 am
    In The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades, the story of the Crusades is told as never before in an engrossing, authoritative, and comprehensive history that ranges from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of the crusading ideals and imagery that continues today. Here are the ideas of apologists, propagandists, and poets about the Crusades, as well as the perceptions and motives of the crusaders themselves and the means by which they joined the movement. The authors describe the elaborate social and civic systems that arose to support the Crusades taxation, for…
  • Constructing Private Governance: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification (Yale Agrarian Studies Series) (by Graeme Auld)

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:31 am
    Consumers now encounter organic or fair-trade labels on a variety of products, implying such desirable benefits as improved environmental conditions or more equitable market transactions. But what do we know about the origins and development of the organizations behind these labels? Why have some flourished while others faltered? And why are some sectors rich with labeling organizations while others have very few? This book compares the rise and evolution of certification programs in the coffee, fishery, and forest industries to arrive at a model that reveals how market and political…
  • Governance of Addictions: European Public Policies (Governance of Addictive Substances & Behaviours) (by Tamyko Ysa)

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:29 am
    Why is governance of addiction so difficult? What can we learn from recent experiences and efforts in Europe? Governance of Addictions analyses the multidisciplinary research which has been used as a framework for understanding how governments formulate and implement addiction policies in 27 European Union member states plus Norway, looking in detail at four substances: heroin, cannabis, alcohol and tobacco. Presenting the methodological design for the study research, this book comprehensively analysing international trends, with a special focus on the role of the EU and its governance of…
  • Music and Youth Culture in Latin America: Identity Construction Processes from New York to Buenos Aires (Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music) (by Pablo Vila)

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:28 am
    Music is one of the most distinctive cultural characteristics of Latin American countries. But, while many people in the United States and Europe are familiar with musical genres such as salsa, merengue, and reggaeton, the musical manifestations that young people listen to in most Latin American countries are much more varied than these commercially successful ones that have entered the American and European markets. Not only that, the young people themselves often have little in common with the stereotypical image of them that exists in the American imagination. Bridging this divide between…
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  • Visual Studio 2015 Succinctly

    Admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 is the new version of the widely-used integrated development environment for building modern, high-quality applications for a number of platforms such as Windows, the web, the cloud, and mobile devices. In Visual Studio 2015 Succinctly, author Alessandro Del Sole explains how to take advantage of the most useful of these highly […]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…
  • The Java Garbage Collection Mini-Book

    Admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    The Java Garbage Collection Mini-book provides a concise, accessible guide for Java architects and senior developers who want to understand what garbage collection is, how it works, and how it impacts the execution of their programs. This book dives right into the details. Starting with an examination of the Java heap and pointers, safe-points, and […]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…
  • Algorithms and Data Structures: The Basic Toolbox

    Admin
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Algorithms and Data Structures: The Basic Toolbox is a concise introduction addressed to students and professionals familiar with programming and basic mathematical language. The algorithms are presented in a modern way, with explicitly formulated invariants, and comment on recent trends such as algorithm engineering, memory hierarchies, algorithm libraries and certifying algorithms. The authors use pictures, […]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…
  • You Don’t Know JS: ES6 & Beyond

    Admin
    11 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    No matter how much experience you have with JavaScript, odds are you don’t fully understand the language. As part of the “You Don’t Know JS” series, this compact guide focuses on the new features that will be available to developers in ECMAScript 6, the newest version of the standard on which JavaScript is built. Description […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free Business and Tech…
  • You Don’t Know JS: Async & Performance

    Admin
    11 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    As part of the “You Don’t Know JS” series, this concise yet in-depth guide focuses on new asynchronous features and performance techniques—including Promises, generators, and Web Workers—that let you create sophisticated single-page web applications and escape callback hell in the process. Description Topics included: Asynchrony: Now & Later • Callbacks • Promises • Generators • […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook…
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    WOW! eBook

  • Accumulo: Application Development, Table Design, and Best Practices

    WOW! eBook
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:54 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 552 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (July 20, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1449374182 ISBN-13: 978-1449374181 eBook Description: Accumulo: Application Development, Table Design, and Best Practices WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Docker: Up & Running

    WOW! eBook
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:33 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (July 3, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1491917571 ISBN-13: 978-1491917572 eBook Description: Docker: Up & Running: Shipping Reliable Containers in Production WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Ember.js Web Development with Ember CLI

    WOW! eBook
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:54 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 174 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (May 27, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1784395846 ISBN-13: 978-1784395841 eBook Description: Ember.js Web Development with Ember CLI: Build ambitious single-page web applications using the power of Ember.js and Ember CLI WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Backbone.js Essentials

    WOW! eBook
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:26 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 180 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (May 29, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1784394793 ISBN-13: 978-1784394790 eBook Description: Backbone.js Essentials: Build amazing high-performance web applications using Backbone.js WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Learning Object-Oriented Programming

    WOW! eBook
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:03 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 280 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (July 16, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1785289632 ISBN-13: 978-1785289637 eBook Description: Learning Object-Oriented Programming: Explore and crack the OOP code in Python, JavaScript, and C# WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
 
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  • Writing an Outline: Is it important?

    eBooks2go
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Outlines have been ingrained in the writing process ever since the first great story was written. As years passed, many authors consider a question as they develop as a writer; is writing an outline important? Some authors would argue that outlining a story goes against the organic nature of narrative writing, but others will argue that writing an outline allows for a fully fleshed out story with a coherent plot. There is no right or wrong answer. It all depends on your writing style. If you tend to write stories with no outline, chances are, you’re not going to write an outline for your…
  • BookCon: Chicago 2016

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

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

  • Do You Buy Books Anymore?

    Kaila Hale-Stern
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We’re talking the old-fashioned kind. A “new” Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get? is cause for rejoicing, and likely the purchase of a paper copy, if you’re into Dr. Seuss. But do you really buy books these days?Read more...
  • Amazon's Review Policy is Creepy and Bad for Authors

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

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

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

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

  • TKC 365 TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows

    Len Edgerly
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    Editor of TeleRead Interview starts at 11:26 and ends at 37:11 Even if all the publishers remove DRM from every eBook they sell tomorrow, I would bet the vast majority of Amazon Kindle customers would go right on being Amazon Kindle customers, just because it’s so easy to tap the button and start reading the book. News “Amazon Kindle Voyage to be Released November 2015” by Michael Kozlowski at Good E-Reader – July 7, 2015 “Amazon Top Pick for Contract to Create N.Y.C. Schools’ e-Book Marketplace” by Michele Molnar at Education Week – July 30, 2015 “City partners…
  • TKC 364 David Gaughran

    Len Edgerly
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Author of Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible Interview starts at 16:56 and ends at 44:39 If you look at stores like Barnes and Noble and Kobo and Apple, I don’t think they’ve even caught up to where the Kindle Store was in 2011 or 2012 yet, let alone approaching where it is now in 2015. I still think they haven’t grasped the core part of Amazon’s philosophy, which is that they will always seek to recommend that they think you are most likely to purchase—not the one that a company has paid a certain amount, so they’ll shove it under your nose.  News Amazon’s…
  • TKC 363 Amy Edelman

    Len Edgerly
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Founder and President of IndieReader.com Interview starts at 11:46 and ends at 41:02 It’s very hard to tell a self-published book these days from one that is traditionally published. News David Pogue’s must-see Alexa demonstration and review (video) at Yahoo Tech – July 16, 2015 Tech Tip Amazon page on Cloud Collections Interview with Amy Edelman “Self-publishers flourish as writers pay the tab” by Motoko Rich at The New York Times – January 27, 2009 “Books Gone Wild: The Digital Age Reshapes Literature” by Lev Grossman at Time Magazine – January 21, 2009 Still…
  • TKC 362 Darlene

    Len Edgerly
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    My wife the amazing art quilter and Kindle enthusiast Interview starts at 14:08 and ends at 39:48 A friend of mine said, “How many times have you dropped a Paperwhite in the tub?” And she’s right. I never have. And so at that point I decided that I was just going to hold the Kindle, and if it fell into the tub I would deal with it. News “Half of Net Proceeds Is the Fair Royalty Rate for E-Books” at the Authors Guild – July 9, 2015 “Bread and Roses” by Hugh Howey at The Wayfinder – January 24, 2014 “Opinion: Apple Watch sales plunge 90%” by Brett Arends at…
  • TKC 361 John Sullivan

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

  • IndieView with Lisa W. Tetting, author of The Mistreatment of Zora Langston

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    For this particular book, I would like to target anyone who has suffered at the hand of an abuser and survived, or is trying to heal. I believe Zora can help with that. Lisa W. Tetting – 2 August 2015 The Back Flap I realized, watching my aunt and uncle that it’s not the love that hurts; it’s the denial of love… Zora Langston is nine years old when her father dies, leaving her in the hands of a mother who is anything but loving and siblings who never considered her family. Without her father, she is truly alone. Before the dirt has even settled on his grave, there’s a new man of…
  • IndieView with Jill Meniketti, author of Welcome to Groove House

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
      As my guys returned to touring in 2003, seeing them up there, back on the big stages again playing arenas, the idea hit me to explore the twilight years of aging rock stars. Literally . . . Jill Meniketti – 30 July 2015 The Back Flap When rock’s former biggest rebel loses everything, he’s forced to call in favors from all the rock star royalty whom he’d burned his entire career. With a trashed comeback tour, creditors on his ass, no record deal, a health issue he doesn’t even know how to spell, and nothing but a few bucks from the sale of his last guitar, Mike Mays is…
  • BookView with Manheim Wagner, author of What a Day for a Night

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I learned how to be more concise and economical with words. I think that is what I strive for in each book that I write — to say the most with the least. Manheim Wagner – 26 July 2015 The Back Flap A bohemian tale of attraction that plays with the concepts of memory, What a Day for a Night recounts a romantic encounter of two people, meeting for the second time, saying what could be goodbye on the streets of Paris. About the book What is the book about? What a Day for a Night is a bohemian tale of attraction that recounts a romantic encounter of two artists in their late thirties,…
  • IndieView with Michael J. Brooks, author of Exodus Conflict

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    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
      There is a little bit of me in Alex Mercer, but the characters are mainly fictitious. To me, it is much more fun to write about people you don’t know, including yourself, and people who don’t exist in reality. Michael J. Brooks – 23 July 2015 The Back Flap Due to war, environmental mistreatment, and the overuse of natural resources, Earth was brought to the brink of catastrophe. In order to preserve human civilization, nations put aside their animosity and worked together to find a new home world within the Milky Way Galaxy. It appeared to be the perfect planet to…
  • IndieView with Malcolm Campbell, authors of Conjure Woman’s Cat

    admin
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    One has to be a story whisperer, teasing into its good graces, finding commonalities and understandings, and earning trust before daring to write. Malcolm Campbell – 19 July 2015 The Back Flap Lena, a shamanistic cat, and her conjure woman Eulalie live in a small town near the Apalachicola River in Florida’s lightly populated Liberty County, where longleaf pines own the world. In Eulalie’s time, women of color look after white children in the homes of white families and are respected, even loved, but distrusted and kept separated as a group. A palpable gloss, sweeter than the…
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  • Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

    drey
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    drey’s thoughts: The Plot: Irrepressibly irresponsible Prince achieves goal that sent him (and companions) to the frozen tundra, and now has to return with said prize. Question is, return where? To the Red Queen? Who knows what she’ll do with its power. To the Dead King? Only in Snorri’s dreams (or so Jalan thinks – […] The post Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence appeared first on drey's library.
  • July Wrap-Up!

    drey
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This summer hasn’t been good for reading. July’s turned into quite a bust. I’m hoping August is better… July reviews, blitzes, teasers, et al – Author visits – The post July Wrap-Up! appeared first on drey's library.
  • Blitz: Frisk Me by Lauren Layne

    drey
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s a release week blitz for Lauren Layne’s Frisk Me, the first in a new series about a family of cops in NYC. Read on for Layne’s Top 5, and a giveaway! Top 5 Reasons Cops Make the Hottest Romance Heroes (1) Handcuffs. Obviously. (2) They put their life on the line for others every […] The post Blitz: Frisk Me by Lauren Layne appeared first on drey's library.
  • Blog Tour: Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep

    drey
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s a blog tour day, and I have Jennifer Estep’s 13th Elemental Assassin novel, Spider’s Trap in the spotlight! Isn’t this cover just GORGEOUS? I love that t-shirt, where can I get one? drey’s thoughts: The Plot: A metal elemental is in town, and his actions are putting Gin’s loved ones in danger – not […] The post Blog Tour: Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep appeared first on drey's library.
  • Blog Tour: Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

    drey
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    A new Jill Shalvis adventure? Yes, please! Plus an excerpt, and Jill shares her Top 5 Romantic Summer Activities… Top 5 Romantic Summer Activities Mine? Definitely: Reading Eating cookies Hiking Paddle boarding Writing ( I realize this can be a list for any season but it is what it is. ) drey’s thoughts: The Plot: […] The post Blog Tour: Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis appeared first on drey's library.
 
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  • Can outlining make your writing even better? Here are 3 methods to use and find out.

    keithogorek
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    I have to admit I was not a fan of outlining and have heard multiple debates among writers about whether an outline is needed. Some see it as essential before they start the writing process. Others see it as too restrictive and something that limits creativity. I probably would have fallen more in the latter category, but over the last few years, I have come to really see the value of establishing an outline before writing. No matter what method you use, an outline could improve your writing.  Having a good outline is like having a good map. GPS on our phones has made maps old school, but…
  • A web site to spark creativity and help young authors get published: Check out Scribblitt

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

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

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

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

  • Lindsey Reviews: Movement No. 1: Trains

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Movement No. 1: Trains by Hope WabukePages: 22 poemsPublisher: dancing girl pressReleased: 2015Dog Eared Review by Lindsey Lewis Smithson Movement No. 1: Trains is a single prose poem broken up into a chapbook. Some poems function better when left in their long form (they gain momentum and power as one piece) but Hope Wabuke’s poem gains strength from the pauses in between. The speaker spends the course of the book reflecting on moments in her life, and relationships, while riding the subway. The lines are clear and very sensual, without being overly sexual; “it is only…
  • Indie Ink Runs Deep: Kelly Fordon

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Every now and then I manage to talk a small press author into showing us a little skin... tattooed skin, that is. I know there are websites and books out there that have been-there-done-that already, but I hadn't seen one with a specific focus on the authors and publishers of the small press community. Whether it's the influence for their book, influenced by their book, or completely unrelated to the book, we get to hear the story behind their indie ink....Today's ink story comes from Kelly Fordon. Prior to writing fiction and poetry, Kelly Fordon worked at the NPR…
  • Book Review: The Dark Will End the Dark

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Read 7/2/15 - 7/5/154 Stars - Highly Recommended, some creepy stuff in these here pagesPages: 167Publisher; Tortoise BooksReleased March 2015I get lots of friend requests on Goodreads. Lots. Mostly from weirdo friend-collectors with whom I have nothing in common, self published authors who are just looking to spam their newest releases in TNBBC, foreign dudes with creepy profiles, and underage users who attempt to bully me around by commenting on my status updates when I don't respond. So I'm not bragging when I say that. But every once in a while, I'll get a request from an author who…
  • Page 69: On the Edges of Vision

    27 Jul 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 Helen McClory's On the Edges of Vision to the test. OK, Helen, set up page 69 for us.It's the first page of a short prose poem called…
  • Celebrating Sci- Fi Month

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's Sci-Fi Month and we're crawling out of our skins to share our all time favorite Science Fiction Literature with you! From the futuristic Star Wars to old school science methods, from post apocalyptic to traveling through time... we've got it all covered.Melanie's Favorites:Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. This work takes places just before an apocalypse purposefully orchestrated with science. While life is improved by science (including crossing species to make new ones), it is also controlled by big corporations. One person feels that starting over with a better version of…
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    Ereader News Today

  • More Bargain and Free Books for 8-2-15

    Brooklyn
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    Here’s another assortment 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 Dark Vanishings by Dan Padavona Rating: 4.8 Stars Genre: Horror Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “He is a master of building tension and pulling you into an incredible story.” -J Thorn, author What would you do if almost everyone on earth disappeared? Where would would you go? What choices…
  • More ENT Deals for 8-2-15

    Brooklyn
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    Relax with your Ereader and enjoy a great new read from this collection of 3 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS HIS Choice by Sheila Kell Rating: 4.6 Stars Genre: Romantic Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “Sheila Kell is an author to watch out for, and I am way stoked to read the third book in the HIS series.” -Book Addict AJ Hamilton never expected his life to…
  • More Ereader Deals for 8-2-15

    Brooklyn
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:42 am
    Check out more Ereader deals with these 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Under Fire by Rachel Amphlett Rating: 4.7 Stars Genre: Thriller and Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Under Fire – Nook Under Fire – Kobo “Be prepared for some extra time on your hands – you won’t want to put this down.” -San Francisco Book Review Amazon Bestselling…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 8-2-15

    Brooklyn
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:29 am
    Here are 4 bargain books and 2 free books for you to download. 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 Amish SAMPLER by J.E.B. Spredemann Rating: 4.2 Stars Genre: Christian Fiction Price: $0.99 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “What a great variety of stories…..Really earned 5 stars.” -meljan Top 100 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Four COMPLETE Stories in One Volume with Bonus NEW short story! Amish by Accident…
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 8-1-15

    Brooklyn
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Relax with your Ereader and download another 3 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 Swimming with the Dead by Kathy Brandt Rating: 4.4 Stars Genre: Mystery Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Swimming with the Dead – Nook Swimming with the Dead – Kobo “…the kind of mystery that takes hold of you and doesn’t let go until the last paragraph. A terrific debut for…
 
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    Sharing a few ideas

  • MORE VERSE TEACHING TECHNIQUES

    W
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:26 pm
    4.      Hanging the laundry (you can use two card holders)a.      Divide the class into two teams.Write in cards the words of the text (one set for each team).Give a card to each member of the team, if possible.There will be a rope hanging in front of them, as a cable.When you say “go”, the team members have to try to “hang the cards” in the right order, according to the word each of them have.The first team to put the text together wins.5.     The candy basketForm a circle with the students.Put one candy for each…
  • KEEP YOUR CHILDREN STUDYING OUTSIDE OF CLASS

    W
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    OUTSIDE OF CLASSSome specialists suggest that if a child is doing well in school, he/she should do a couple of extracurricular activities that might keep them busy twice or thrice a week, but they insist that it should be a combination of activities requiring study (such as, music, painting) and recreation (sports). These activities will help them build habits, so the child may see his/her continuous process, not mere by entertainment.  We shouldn’t burden the child with overwhelming learning activities, as these should not take time from studying. TIME-WASTING ACTIVITIESVideo games,…
  • TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR WRITING SKILLS

    W
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    1.Composing musicCompose a song for the text using alternative styles.2. AcrosticsWrite a word vertically.Each letter has to be the start of a word that describes the text.3. CryptogramsWrite the text using numbers, letters and other symbols.Give the deciphering key to the students.The students have to decipher it. 4. Hieroglyph Write the text on a poster.Substitute the nouns and adjectives with squares whenever it’s possible.5. Crossword.Make a crossword with words used in the text.6. Alphabet soupThe students have to look for words related to the lesson.In the…
  • IMPROVE A CHILDREN'S SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

    W
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:15 pm
    WHEN THEY AREN’T DOING WELLWhen a student didn’t acquire a study habit since an early age, his/her development becomes deficient, the same occurs in school, as the child doesn’t feel motivated either. The same exact thing will happen at home, and often, there will be tension between the child and the parents when it is time to study. The most important thing for these students is for them to find motivation, ensuring they don’t realize boring and repetitive activities, making sure they can relate these to topics they are interested in (such as animals, sports, etc), as well reach an…
  • MORE TIPS FOR WRITERS

    W
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    1. Fill in the blanksWrite the verse in the blackboard, leaving several words as blanks.Ask the students to take turns to fill the blanks with the right words.  2.Cardboard symbolsa.        Cut symbols to represent sections of the verse to memorize.b.        Write the text’s words in them.c.         Make simple figures like geometric shapes, a heart, an open book, etc.3. The ABC gameDivide the class into teams.The teacher should be in a position that leaves him or her…
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    Indie Book Promo

  • Book Promo Feature – MALICIOUS by James Raven

    Indiebookpromo
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome James Raven to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, Malicious. 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. *   *   * THE KINDLE BESTSELLER…70,000 DOWNLOADS IN […] The post Book Promo Feature – MALICIOUS by James Raven appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Special Offers by ML Ryan

    Indiebookpromo
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome ML Ryan to the blog! She is here to share about her book, Special Offers. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. *   *   * Meet Hailey – […] The post Book Promo Feature – Special Offers by ML Ryan appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Author Interview with Larry Weiner, author of Paradise Rot

    Indiebookpromo
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to have Larry Weiner on the blog today! He’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about his book, Paradise Rot. If this book sounds like something that would interest you, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. *   * […] The post Author Interview with Larry Weiner, author of Paradise Rot appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Feature Promo – The Death Row Complex by Kristen Elise

    Indiebookpromo
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Kristen Elise to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, The Death Row Complex. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. *   *   * An anonymous warning […] The post Book Feature Promo – The Death Row Complex by Kristen Elise appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – The Author’s Platform: A Beginner’s Guide

    Indiebookpromo
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Barb Drozdowich to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, The Author’s Platform: The Beginner’s Guide. If this book is something that you are interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.     Creating buzz for your […] The post Book Promo Feature – The Author’s Platform: A Beginner’s Guide appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
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  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Sunday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:18 am
    Here are even more Freebies & Deals for your Kindle tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction Embers (The Wings of War) by Karen Ann Hopkins Still free? Click Here to find out! Embers is an epic paranormal adventure/romance about an eighteen year old girl who discovers that she’s immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt’s boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old…
  • [TODAY ONLY] Hot Property – Save 67%

    Pixel of Ink
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am
    Hot Property by Sherryl Woods Genre: Romance The first book in the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery Series, Hot Property introduces Molly DeWitt, a recent divorcee and single mother who moved from Miami to the wealthier enclave of Key Biscayne in hopes of finding a safe home for herself and her son, and far from the violence of the Miami cartels. Rather than the peace and quiet Molly had hoped for, trouble seems to have followed her. Right after Molly moves in, she finds the body of Allan Winecroft, the highly disliked condo president, in the card-room of her new apartment complex. But Molly’s…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Sunday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:52 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, Historical Fiction, Inspirational, Mystery, Science Fiction Double Shot: A Cue Ball Mystery by Cindy Blackburn Still free? Click Here to find out! Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Saturday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:21 am
    Keep your Kindle full and happy with tonight’s Freebies & Deals! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller The Assassin’s List by Scott Matthews Still free? Click Here to find out! The Assassin’s List is a headline-current thriller about homegrown jihadist assassins and a timid, politically correct government. An assassination of the Secretary of Homeland Security is planned. Adam Drake, an attorney with Special Forces training and experience, uncovers the plot while investigating the…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Witch for Hire – Only 99c!

    Pixel of Ink
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    Witch for Hire by N. E. Conneely Over 200 5-Star Reviews! Genre: Urban Fantasy Most witches don’t work for police departments, but Michelle isn’t your average witch. She’s clanless, looking for a warlock who isn’t offended by her lack of family connections, and in danger of losing her job if she can’t find the escaped trolls before they start eating the local residents. Trolls, angry police, and misbehaving spells are the least of her problems. Statues attacking homeowners might be problematic for your average witch, but to Michelle it’s another day at the office. Her real concern…
 
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    Digital Book World

  • What Code Is Revealing About Readers

    Andrew Rhomberg
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    There’s a brave new world in book publishing, and it’s being shaped by and around audience insights. Not only are publishers becoming more adept at using data to work smarter, but code and algorithms are also getting better at gathering information and executing tasks without the help of humans. At Jellybooks, we recently developed a piece of code called candy.js, which is embedded inside an ebook to track how users actually read. Penguin Random House UK was among our earliest partners in a pilot program of the technology, and the insights we gathered were fascinating. The question now…
  • How Authors Should Market Themselves Online

    Daniel Berkowitz
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    A website, according to industry guru Mike Shatzkin, is an “anchor”—”it is the only web presence the author knows s/he will always control.” Yes, authors must have a presence on other sites, including GoodReads, Library Thing, Amazon, Google+ and more traditional social media, but the personal site is the only “real estate an author totally controls” and it’s “the most important tool in an author’s kit to get new followers.” Publishers should be encouraging in this endeavor, but, according to Shatzkin, rarely are. In Shatzkin’s view, publishers “should insist that…
  • New York to Partner with Amazon on Ebooks

    Daniel Berkowitz
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) is set to approve a $34.5 million contract with Amazon to create an ebook marketplace for the city’s 1,800 public schools. Amazon will provide the school system with contracted content, such as widely used textbooks, as well as with non-contracted content, largely books and texts that individual schools select. Non-contracted content will be purchased directly from Amazon. All the content will be accessible on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs. The DOE received 14 proposals for the contract, and Amazon’s was…
  • Can Enhanced Ebooks Make a Comeback?

    Daniel Berkowitz
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Just as the print market has accommodated the ebook,” writes Philip Jones of Futurebook, “so the enhanced ebook might yet carve out a space outside of what may be a robust but largely established e-ink market.” Ebook sales among the big five publishers have increased 5.3 percent in the first six months of 2015, according to The Bookseller. This marks the smallest increase since the publication began collecting this type of data. But with the proliferation of and increased investment in apps, the enhanced ebook might be on the path toward carving out its niche. George Welkley, head of…
  • Don’t Outsource Your Publishing Business Away

    Daniel Berkowitz
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    When a task needs to be performed for your business, you have two options: you can either do the job in house or you can outsource it to another party. In the long run, writes Emma Barnes, founder and CEO of Bibliocloud, the better choice is option number one. Not only do you and your employees feel better about your abilities when you learn a new skill, but you also increase your corporate worth. And an even more important reason to add skills is so you can know when you’re having the wool pulled over your eyes. “For those who say publishing is about people, not coding or technical…
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  • e Ink and Netronix form a New e-Reader Company

    Michael Kozlowski
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:28 pm
    E Ink is best known for their e-paper technology that is found on virtually ever single e-reader on the market. The company has since diversified into digital signage and sees a bright future in this segment. One of the downsides of their business model is that they will develop and sell the technology but they will outsource the manufacturing and assembly to 3rd party companies This is going to change this October when E Ink has officially partnered with Taiwan based Netronix. The new venture between the two companies will be called NTX Electronics Yangzhou Co. It will be based in the…
  • Yotaphone is not coming to the US – Where is your Money?

    Michael Kozlowski
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:27 am
    Yota Devices, the company behind the YotaPhone 2 has an unviable business model in trying to enter the US market. The company initiated a crowd sourced campaign on Indiegogo last month, chiefly to explore overall demand. They raised over $250,000 and customers might be out of luck in trying to get their money back, because the Yotaphone is NOT coming to the US after all. When the Yotaphone 2 was put on Indiegogo to basically explore demand in the US. I was very critical of a campaign whose essence was to see who wanted to buy one as utterly ridiculous for a well funded Matthew G. Kelly…
  • How to Fix the Something Happened Windows 10 Error

    Michael Kozlowski
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    Many users have been trying to upgrade their computers or tablets to Windows 10, until something happened. No literally, the error message people are receiving says “Something Happened,” talk about the most unhelpful error message ever.  Thankfully you can now fix it. The root of the problem resides in your language settings and is easily fixed if you’re able to re-download a specific language set. Users should  go to “Control panel”, “Language and region”, then go to the region for the United States, click “Administrative” and change…
  • eBooks and print can co-exist

    Michael Kozlowski
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    Four years ago there was a lot of panic in the book selling industry regarding e-books. The consensus was that digital reading was going to take over and physical books were going to become a relic of some other time and place. In 2015 indie bookstores and national chains all believe that print and digital co-exist, they don’t compete with each other. The dream of an e-book only world has been severely squashed by a number of notable reports. The Association of American Publishers released their annual data report a few weeks ago and they found that in the first three months of 2015…
  • Nook Brings Parental Account Management to iOS App

    Michael Kozlowski
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:03 pm
    If you have a Barnes and Noble Nook tablet you would have likely have seen the account management system. This was devised so that families who share the same device can better organize their e-books, magazines, newspapers or Android apps. Today, the Nook App for iOS has been updated with the same functionality. I have always been a fan about the way parent and child accounts have been managed on Nook tablets. Now that it has been ported to iOS, all past purchases can be synced over and new accounts can be established. Sadly, if you do have a Nook tablet the same accounts you have on those…
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  • The Deadly Collector

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    A dead body pulled from the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta normally doesn’t attract a lot of attention, but when those bodies are missing large muscle groups, people become extremely alarmed. A deranged killer is collecting select body parts from his victims and tossing away the carcasses. This bizarre modus operandi has the Atlanta Homicide Unit referring to the killer as “The Collector.” Detective Tom “Brick” Brikler relentlessly hunts for the killer as the body count rises. Unfortunately for the citizens of Atlanta, The Collector is a clever as he is deranged, and seemingly…
  • Hellfire Vengeance

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    A Catholic priest is burned alive in his car in the parking lot of Piedmont Hospital. Detective Brikler with the Atlanta Homicide Unit has no motive for the horrific attack, but there is one person who knows the reason - Travis Knight. He’s the criminal defense attorney who just days before won an acquittal for the priest who was charged with molesting a child. 
  • The Shrunken Head Murders

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Amy Strong, an Atlanta criminal defense attorney, had just won an acquittal for a Marine Corps lieutenant who was accused of murder. This win catapulted her to the top of the list for becoming a partner in her law firm. Life was good and getting better…right up to the day she died. Unfortunately for Amy, she became the first victim of a deranged killer, and is found strangled to death and her mouth sewn shut. Detective Tom Brikler with the Atlanta Homicide Unit races to find and stop the killer before another citizen is hideously murdered and disfigured. 
  • Defending Evil

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    Travis Knight is an extraordinary Criminal Defense Attorney winning high profile cases in Atlanta. One of his recently acquitted clients kills again, which has Travis questioning what he does for a living. Travis is shaken to his core, but being a consummate lawyer, he is able to move past his feelings of guilt. In a bizarre twist, a mysterious vigilante begins executing Travis’ clients after he wins them an acquittal. This righteous vigilante decides that the clients Travis is helping to put back into society are guilty, and don't deserve to live - the vigilante delivers ultimate…
  • Five Little Pumpkins Siting on a Fence

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:46 am
    Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Fence the classic nursery rhyme comes to life with these vibrant brilliant illustrations that are sure to have your little one laughing with glee as they read along with you and watch the five little pumpkins roll out of sight in thirteen pages of spooky fun. 
 
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  • 10 terms coined by Ernest Hemingway

    PG
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    From The Week: byline “I sorted out the carbons, stamped on a by-line.” The Sun Also Rises, 1926 While Hemingway’s use is the earliest recorded in English, it’s unclear if he actually coined byline. In his early career as a journalist, he probably heard the term often, and merely popularized it through his first novel. ciao “‘Ciaou!’ he said. ‘What kind of time did you have?'” A Farewell to Arms, 1929 Have a pretentious friend who says ciao instead of goodbye and hello? You can thank Papa for that. The word ciao in Italian comes from the…
  • A leaf fluttered in through the window

    PG
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked. Anais Nin
  • Why is the Authors Guild Supporting Publishers Against Amazon—And More Than It Supports Authors?

    PG
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    From Reason.com: Techdirt asks that interesting question, and helps remind us how the sort of new(er) market entrants making things better/easier/cheaper for both producers and consumers will be vilified and fought when they start chopping away at easy livings available to the powerful and influential before the newcomer came along. Nick Gillespie wrote the best account out there about how, in a war between Amazon and the traditional publishing industry, both readers and writers ought to be on Amazon’s side. Much of Amazon’s benefit to writers and readers is in the ease, and…
  • Gritty Adaptation of Little Women

    PG
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    From Deadline Hollywood: The CW is taking on a literary classic in one of its first script buys of the 2015-16 development season. The network has put in development Little Women, a drama from rising writer Alexis Jolly, NCIS co-star Michael Weatherly and CBS TV Studios. Written by Jolly, Little Women is described as a hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, in which disparate half-sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever…
  • Barry and Joe and More Authors Guild Nonsense

    PG
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
    From Joe Konrath: Barry sez: Publisher Lobbyist “Unprecedented Joint Action!” Life is too short to continually respond to self-serving publishing establishment bloviation, so I was going to ignore this American Booksellers Association “interview” of Mary Rasenberger, the Executive Director of the Authors Guild. But then I realized: the piece is such a purified expression of publishing propaganda that even apart from the tired, repeatedly debunked substance (a charitable word, under the circumstances), there were a few propaganda aspects worth noting. First, though the answers…
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  • Book Review: Our Lost Constitution

    Donn Taylor
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    by Senator Mike Lee             In this important book, Senator Lee makes his opinion crystal clear in the subtitle: "The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document." So strong an opinion would be difficult to prove. Not only must he prove that the Constitution has been subverted, but that it has been done willfully. However, Lee brings to the task a commendable expertise not only on law and jurisprudence, but also broad knowledge of minute details of history. His understanding of law began early, for his father was the "founding…
  • Are You Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

    Deborah Dee Harper
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Have you ever wondered if you're in the right kind of work? In my case, as with most of the rest of you, that work is writing. And believe me, it is work. I don't need to remind any other writer how difficult it is to make it in the publishing world. By "make it," I'm referring to being published, recognized for our labors, perhaps even make a few dollars. More on that later.I've mentioned before that I attended an art residency in Maine last summer, and that I often took a break from writing to wander the grounds and take pictures. The little guy in the picture caught my eye and for me, at…
  • Writers and the Power of Definition II

    Donn Taylor
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    byDonn Taylor             In the first blog I wrote about definition I concluded that "in these days of hostility toward Christianity, Christian writers must guard against accepting definitions from the popular culture, lest they lose the cultural battle before they begin." In this follow-up blog I'll discuss one instance of this happening as well as suggesting a solution to that problem.             Blogging for NY Times, philosopher Justin P. McBrayer explained "Why Our Children…
  • Go Set A Watchman - A Book Review

    Jody
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Not that we need any more said about this, but I thought I'd finish what I started here.I read the first chapter that went around the internet a few days before I received my copy. That prepared me for the fact that it was  not going to be what I wanted it to be. That being said, I liked it.Harper Lee has the 1960s rural south pegged impeccably.  If you are from the south and lived during that time, you feel at home. You can identify with a twenty-something young woman on a visit home, wanting everything to be the same, and the painful discovery that it is most certainly not.Jean…
  • Guest Post: Why You Should Hire a Professional Proofreader

    Liberty Speidel
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Why hire a professional proofreader?You've had your friends read your manuscript. You've run it by your critique group and made some difficult but necessary changes. You've even taken the plunge and had it professionally edited and cut out those darling or favorite passages the editor insisted were not necessary because they did not advance the plot. You've trimmed it and nipped it and tucked it beyond what you ever thought possible or necessary till it hurts. So . . . it's ready to go, right?I heard once that one particular publisher had five (count ‘em five) proofreaders assigned to each…
 
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  • Emotional Wounds Thesaurus Entry: Infertility

    Becca Puglisi
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound. This negative experience from the past is so intense that a character will go to great lengths to avoid experiencing that kind of pain and negative emotion again. As a result, certain behaviors, beliefs, and character traits will emerge. Characters, like real people, are unique, and will respond to wounding events differently. The vast array…
  • Launching One Stop For Writers: Will You Help?

    Angela Ackerman
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    You know that twisty tightness deep in your core when your release day is approaching, or you’ve just sent your novel to an agent, or you’re submitting to a critique group for the first time? Every nerve feels electrified, you can’t eat and your brain skips backward and forward until it returns to those perennial writerly worries: Did I do good enough? Did I work hard enough? Will readers connect to my book, love it even? Well, I sit here, chest tight and nerves singing with excitement and anxiety….let’s just say can I relate! When we released our first book, The Emotion…
  • Why Is Your Character’s Emotional Wound So Important?

    Angela Ackerman
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Emotional wounds hold incredible power, steering a hero’s motives, actions, and beliefs. They damage their sense of self worth, filter how they view the world, and dictate how they interact with other people, making it harder for them to achieve their goals. So what exactly is a wound? An emotional wound is a painful past event so emotionally damaging that it changes who your character is. This negative experience triggers a psychological reaction: the need to protect oneself from further emotional hurt. This need is so great that behaviors change, new negative traits (flaws) form as the…
  • Emotional Wound Entry: Infidelity

    Angela Ackerman
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:33 am
    When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound. This negative experience from the past is so intense that a character will go to great lengths to avoid experiencing that kind of pain and negative emotion again. As a result, certain behaviors, beliefs, and character traits will emerge. Characters, like real people, are unique, and will respond to wounding events differently. The vast array…
  • One Stop Adventures: Choosing The Right Name

    Angela Ackerman
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:19 pm
    We all know the struggle of naming a novel: trying to think of something catchy, something that aligns with current trends in our genre, but is also highly unique. A title that pops. Of course, our title should also convey the “feel” of our book, the theme that weaves through it, and give potential readers an idea of what the book is about…you know, in only a few words, or even just one, whichever the case may be. Sounds…er, simple? Yeah, right. Naming a book is a lot like writing that query pitch: not at all easy, and a ton of pressure to hit a home run. So, you can…
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    The Creative Penn

  • 5 Lessons Learned From Writing 10 Fiction Books

    Joanna Penn
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Deviance is out today! It’s my tenth fiction book, the 3rd in the London Psychic series which completes the trilogy. There are also 7 books in the ARKANE series, 4 novels and 3 novellas. So these days, I finally feel like I have a bit of a clue about what I’m doing so here’s a reflection on lessons learned from writing 10 fiction books. (1) Writing more books will improve your writing That might sound obvious, but the number of authors obsessing over book one seems to suggest otherwise! It’s much better to get the first book finished and edited, then write the next one…
  • Genre, Story Tips And Getting A Film Deal With Charles Harris

    Joanna Penn
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    It’s always good to learn from industry professionals outside our direct area of writing. Today I discuss genre, loglines and getting a film deal with Charles Harris. In the intro, I mention some VERY exciting news! I’ve just hired my husband out of his corporate job to join the business and that gives me more time to serve the community With the popularity of How to Make a Living with your Writing and also Business for Authors, I’m starting with some free video training on 11 ways to make money as an indie author. Click here to check it out. I also mention the launch of…
  • Start Before You Know What You’re Doing. Interview With Joanna Penn On The Writer’s Journey.

    Joanna Penn
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    I’m in my 7th year of the writing journey and things have changed a LOT in that time! In this interview on Lovelyn Bettison’s Imagine the Possibilities podcast, I go through how it all got started, how I changed careers and what I’ve learned along the way. I talk about going from newbie author to running a six-figure business as an author entrepreneur. I’m also excited to announce that I have just hired my husband out of his corporate job. This has been a big goal for a number of years and I’m thrilled to have reached it. He’s pretty happy too I hope you…
  • Digital, Mobile, Global, Indie? The Future Of Publishing With Thad McIlroy

    Joanna Penn
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Regular listeners will know that I am a (not so closet) futurist. Trying out the Gear VR at #Thrillerfest15 Today I get to indulge my passion with Future of Publishing author, publishing consultant and speaker, Thad McIlroy. Yes, we both get super excited about mobile, digital, global sales and the creative disruption of indies! In the intro, I round up my time at ThrillerFest and talk about how Nook has shuttered all international stores except the UK, plus the release of iOS 8.4 iBooks which will have integration with iTunes, which bodes well for audiobooks. And of course, I have to mention…
  • Ambition, Writing Tips And Being An Indie At #ThrillerFest15

    Joanna Penn
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    This was my third Thrillerfest and as in previous years, I was amongst my tribe! I also heard several other authors say the same thing, “I couldn’t find my people anywhere else, but here, I feel at home.” Here are some of my highlights from this year and you can also check out my 2012 and 2014 articles for past event tips. I meet one of my writing heroes, Clive Cussler! Dirk Pitt’s influence can be seen in Morgan Sierra in my ARKANE series. Writers are weird, that’s true of any genre. But ITW and ThrillerFest are my kind of weird – authors who talk about body count, weaponry,…
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  • Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer: 07/31/2015

    selfpublishingadvisor
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT V Some years back a dear writing friend of mine encouraged my writing efforts by giving me the book, Fiction is Folks by Robert Newton Peck.  The first line of his statement about this book will tell you why I’ve kept it within arm’s reach on my shelves. “Robert Newton Peck does not believe in writing stories or novels. He lets his characters write them  With that in mind let’s talk a bit more about the emotional connection between author, story, and reader. As THE author, the characters you’re creating can’t help but share some of your DNA from eye color…
  • An Indie Author’s Social Media Primer | Snapchat

    selfpublishingadvisor
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    We’re five weeks into my unofficial primer for indie and self-published authors looking to master social media, and this week I’ll be examining what is often perceived as the most “faddish” social media platform of all, Snapchat!  In past weeks, we’ve taken a gander at some bedrock philosophy for social media marketing as well as peered rather more closely at Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.  But when push comes to shove, these three social media platforms–and Facebook, which I’ll get to in due course–are far more widely used by authors to…
  • Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer: 07/24/2015

    selfpublishingadvisor
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IV—Readers’ Perspective How many times have you been reading a good book when suddenly one of the characters does something completely OUT-of-character?  Sometimes this is a planned plot-twist. However, too often, it is an error on the author’s part when they lose track of who their people are and how they will (hopefully) connect with readers. In my research for writing class presentations, I came across a category of career fields that deal with leadership development. Wait. I know you’re already thinking WHAT do those folks know about developing writing…
  • An Indie Author’s Social Media Primer | Instagram

    selfpublishingadvisor
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Another week, another new social media platform.  You might think we would have run out of new ideas and methods for digital connection by now, but the list of possibilities only seems to keep expanding––and in some cases, though not all, the platforms are enduring.  Instagram is one of those platforms, and it may just turn out to be one of the most useful ones there is for the self-published author looking to dive into the whole marketing-by-networking process. It’s not that Instagram doesn’t have its fair share of detractors (believe me, it does)––but then, which…
  • Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer: 07/17/2015

    selfpublishingadvisor
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT III—Author’s perspective Writer’s must turn on their Left-Brain, Logical Decision-Making, abilities when developing all aspects of their novel: Plot (actions/events), Setting (environment/atmosphere), Characters (all the lovely—and not so lovely—people). As the focus this month is building the characters in your work, the aptitude of each individual’s decision-making pattern—or process—is of key importance. No, we don’t need to be professors of psychology.  However, scientific studies on the topic of human thinking, and logic in relation to decisions…
 
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    Ebook Friendly

  • Hilarious titles for the new Harry Potter books (pictures)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:41 am
    Comedy Central’s late night game show Midnight started on Twitter a game with a hashtag #NewHarryPotterBooks. Twitter users were asked to imagine the titles for the new Harry Potter books. Some of the users jumped into reworking the original covers, and the effect is hilarious. We especially like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Drone. What’s your favorite? ⇢ Open image gallery Via BuzzFeed. More geek stuff to explore: 20 clever bookends to hold your most precious booksWhat’s the most frequently used English word? (video)A detailed map of most epic literary road…
  • Exclusive deal on Kindle Voyage – $50 off with a promo code

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Amazon offers today an attractive deal for Kindle Voyage – you can save as much as $50 on this high-end e-reader, which normally costs $199. You can’t find the deal in today’s Amazon Gold Box. Also, when you got to Kindle Voyage product page you’ll see the regular price, and no mention of the deal. The promotion is addressed only to selected customers of Amazon.com, those who: received an email with a promotion, clicked on the “Just For You” Kindle ad on the Amazon.com homepage, clicked on the “Just For You” banner at the top of a page on…
  • Famous writers and their weird jobs (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    The infographic from plagiarism detection engine Unplag presents eleven famous writers who had taken unusual jobs before they started making money from selling books. Harper Lee was a reservation clerk for Eastern Air Lines. Kurt Vonnegut was selling Saab cars. J.D. Salinger worked as an entertainment director on a Swedish cruise liner. Charles Dickens labeled jars in a shoe polish factory. No one is born a writing genius. Famous literary giants whose novels changed the world and the way we think and live are not an exception. They had extremely odd and unpaid jobs before they became…
  • 20 clever bookends to hold your most precious books

    Ola Kowalczyk
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    These clever bookends will add meaning to the collection of books displayed in your home library. Sometimes you don’t need the entire wall of books to express you love books or define who you are. Nowadays all you need is a dozen of your most precious books. The rest you can keep on a Kindle or tablet. See also: Amazon Prime tips and facts10 scented candles inspired by books A little bookshelf, a pair of smart bookends, a candle that smells like an old book, and a minimalist literary poster can be all you need to create an ideal home library. There are many very well designed bookends…
  • What’s the most frequently used English word? (video)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:15 am
    Have you ever thought what is the most frequently used word in the English language? Abacaba, the YouTube channel specializing in visualizing data, has the answer. The video uses stats from Google Ngram Viewer while referring to an extensive article English Letter Frequency Counts written by Peter Norvig, the Director of Research at Google. The distillation of book data via Ngram Viewer gives 97,565 distinct words. In total, they were mentioned 743,842,922,321 times. The winners are here. The most frequently used English words is “the”, followed by “of”,…
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    Vyrso Voice

  • Gaining by Losing: An Interview with J. D. Greear

    Katie Monsma
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Tuesday J. D. Greear released his newest title,Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Church Belongs to Churches that Send. Vyrso got the inside scoop on why Greear wants big givers, key volunteers, some of the best leaders and friends in his church to leave . . . . In the last few years, you have not only written multiple titles, but also maintained a blog, preaching career and grown The Summit Church substantially. What inspired you to write your latest releaseGaining by Losing I wrote Gaining By Losingbecause it is so easy for those of us in church leadership to focus on the wrong things…
  • How a Jewish Historian and King Henry VIII’s Love Life Affected the Church  

    Katie Monsma
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    As the Christian church continues to grow, it’s important to look back at the people and events that have had a lasting impact on the church today. Two people you may not have learned much about in Sunday School, but have unquestionably made an impact on the church, are Josephus, the Jewish Historian, and King Henry VIII, the King of England. The Jewish Historian Josephus was not a Christian and although he was Jewish, he was seen to be a traitor by most Jews. He was born wealthy and well-educated, and eventually Josephus became a commander of Jewish fighters. He survived many lost…
  • Today’s Deal: Glory Hunger for $2.99!

    Katie Monsma
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Don’t miss out on huge savings in July with Vyrso’s daily deals! You’ll find a new 24-hour ebook deal each weekday through July 31. The best way to know what’s on sale is to sign up for the Daily Deals email list—you’ll even get a free ebook when you subscribe! Once you subscribe, you’ll receive your free ebook in an email. Get JR Vassar’s new release Glory Hunger: God, the Gospel, and Our Quest for Something More for only $2.99! In the foreword, Matt Chandler introduces us to Glory Hunger with praise and insight into Vassar’s ebook: “Glory is ultimately God’s, and…
  • Save 84% with the Christian History Bundle!

    Katie Monsma
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    History matters. Understanding where we came from both shapes our understanding of who we are and gives us clarity of what to look for as we progress into the future. All believers, both new and old, can find importance in learning and understanding Christian history. We can glean wisdom from saints of old, discover truths behind those who spread the gospel, and even share in pain of Christian persecution. Vyrso bundled together two ebooks on Christian history, discussing people and events essential in spreading the gospel! Available through July 31, save 84% when you get the Christian…
  • Enter to Win an iPad mini, Logos 6 Gold, and 5 Ebooks!

    Tayler Beede
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Through November 19, enter to win an iPad mini, Logos 6 Gold, and five ebooks from John and Lisa Bevere! John Bevere and his wife Lisa are the founders of Messenger International, an organization established to help individuals, families, churches, and nations realize and experience the transforming power of God’s Word. A minister and best-selling author, John delivers messages of uncompromising truth with boldness and passion. In John’s latest ebook, Good or God, John invites readers to engage with God on a new level: “These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe…
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    Digital Content Conversion & Publishing

  • Download the Free ebooks and Manage a Better Study Schedule

    8 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    Ebooks: Save your time and Read EasilyDownload the Free ebooks and Manage a Better Study ScheduleNowadays, reading online has become one of the most effective ways to learn easily without travelling to the physical library. You can get the option to download manifold articles, ebooks etc that would help you to study well sitting at your place. Every person today leads a busy schedule and thus sometimes it becomes difficult to go to the library getting the books. So, ebooks can be the best option for them who run out of time but at the same time need to prepare for the exams. Whether you want…
  • ePub Conversion and Formatting Services – A Great Option For eBooks!

    30 Dec 2013 | 2:44 am
    Till now eBook authors, publishers and the whole ePublishing industry had to select from different formatting options when opting to convert a book into digital format. The eBook publishing industry didn’t have a common formatting standard that would help/allow the readers to read eBooks in one format on different eBook readers. The scene changed when International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) came forward with a free open eBook standard called the ePub format. An ePub file can be read on wide array of digital devices such as Adobe Digital Edition, Nook, iPad, Sony Reader and Smartphones…
  • Outsource PubMed Conversion Services to Reputed Digital Conversion Companies

    26 Dec 2013 | 11:33 pm
    In the age of ever-changing digital world and fast growing digitalization, the compliance to new and evolving digital formats is mandatory. PubMed is a highly influential online repository, which is developed and maintained by NCBI – National Center of Biotechnology, at the U.S. National Library for Medicine –NLM. It allows the sharing of biomedical journals citations to NCBI and provides a link to full text information of the articles at journal website via Link out. Employing PubMed Central Journal Article Tag Suite also known as JATS, association publishers, commercial publishers and…
  • Layout Services for Journals

    21 Dec 2013 | 1:41 am
    A fixed layout is a document (e.g. - journal) layout that stays the same as it was designed. Such a layout cannot be changed to accommodate incoming data.Fixed layout conversion servicesare in great demand all across the world. Fixed layout has more to offer than standard eBook formats in terms of formatting and layout. Fixed-layout titles can closely replicate the layout of an InDesign file or a print PDF. Fixed layout is no longer restricted to just PDF, DjVu, CBR/CBZ but now is also available in some versions of ePub. This is one of the vital reasons of increasing demand for layout…
  • Affordable and Customized XML Conversion Services

    17 Dec 2013 | 9:00 pm
    XML is short for Extensible Markup Language. It is globally recognized as one of the key formats for exchange of information and representation on the internet. Today, most of the information is stored and maintained in structured databases. With the internet controlling the way information is shared, the demand as well as need for affordable and customized XML conversion serviceshas increased significantly.  There are particular applications to convert data into XML format for the purpose of exchange. Structured as well as unstructured documents can be converted into XML, although the…
 
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    Science Fiction eBooks - Terran Chronicles Blog

  • Writing Genre - What’s yours?

    8 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Title: Writing Genre - What’s yours?Article: Authors and what they write There are numerous categories in the literary world, seemingly an almost endless list. Starting off with the basics, all works are designated as either non-fiction or fiction. We assign a suitable age range to the work, and then from there, the options continue. Fact based books range from historical and scientific journals, to autobiographies, and cover a wide range of topics. Fiction is broken down into many subcategories. Some of these include; Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, and Thrillers.
  • Embedded Marketing - Product Placement - Get Results with the Right Company Part II

    31 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Embedded Marketing - Product Placement - Get Results with the Right Company Part IIArticle: You need the right team behind you and that should include John Fluke "Product placement is the subtle, or sometimes not so subtle, inclusion of merchandise in a movie, photograph, or even in a book."  In February of this year I touched on JoDee Randall's company, Show Style Brands, and how she has successfully placed products in many television shows. I also mentioned her extensive list of contacts, and many friends.  John Fluke, the CEO of Placed4success, is one of these people.
  • 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' - What were they thinking?

    29 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Title: 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' - What were they thinking?Article: Let us return to a unified country Firstly, I do not in any way intend to offend anyone, however, this blog deals with a volatile and touchy subject. Secondly, I wish to state that the views expressed in this blog, are my own. Finally, I am, and always have been, an advocate of equality for all, no matter the person's race, gender, religion, or any other measure which separates one human being from another. Those who are reading my Terran Chronicles Universe series will begin to notice that I have incorporated my…
  • 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
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    A Million Kindle Books

  • Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig

    P S Karr
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:57 am
    The post Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Women sleuths are the latest hot thing. I wrote about them here on this blog, and since then I have come across a score more! But we already met Myrtle Clover in A Dyeing Shame. Myrtle Clover is in her 80s and a retired school teacher. She doesn’t have enough intellectual stimulation in the small [...] The post Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • A Dead Red Heart by RP Dahlke – Lalla Bains Mystery

    P S Karr
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:50 am
    The post A Dead Red Heart by RP Dahlke – Lalla Bains Mystery appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Call me stupid, but I did not connect the dots between the story and the title until a few days after reading A Dead Red Heart. And that was a sobering thought! But let us not jump ahead. Lalla Bains, that ex model turned crop duster has her share of scares in this action packed [...] The post A Dead Red Heart by RP Dahlke – Lalla Bains Mystery appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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    The post Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Wicked Charms is the first Lizzy-Diesel book I have read. Read completely, that is. I remembered a few things about Lizzy while reading so looks like I did try to read one of these books at some point. Explore Wicked Charms on Amazon I love Stephanie Plum. But I have often wondered, openly here on [...] The post Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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  • Citrus Orchard Manual in Urdu

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:35 am
    Citrus Orchard Manual in Urdu Pdf Book Free DownloadFile Size: 0.5 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 14 Category: AgricultureCitrus orchard manual as its name indicates it is a complete guide about cultivation of citrus composed by Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited. FFC is a well known fertilizer company in Pakistan, and they are continuously spreading the agricultural literature, to help the forming community. Citrus is important fruit tree of Pakistan, and Pakistan is its 6th largest producer.Citrus orchard manual is a beautiful booklet describing Citrus orchard…
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  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    The Complete Works of William ShakespeareEnglish | EPUB | 1280 Pages | 2.1 MBWilliam Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in…
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    Divergent Insurgent Allegiant Trilogy (Epub)English | EPUB | 2.8 MBVeronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian DIVERGENT series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.Told from a riveting dual…
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  • The Queen by Kiera Cass (Epub)

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    The Queen by Kiera Cass (Epub)English | EPUB | 72 Pages | 329 KBBefore America Singer's story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince….Don't miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon's mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon's parents met—and how an ordinary girl named Amberly…
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    Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly (Epub)English | EPUB | 208 pages | 369 KBThe only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy,…
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  • KANGAROOS HOPPING BY - MARGARET TANNER

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    I WAS A PIONEER FOR A SHORT TIME – MARGARET TANNERI write historical romance, so this experience was very relevant for me. My husband and I have just returned from a short stay at a place called Halls Gap in the Grampians, which is a climber’s paradise. Steep rocky cliffs overhanging thickly treed valleys. Mile upon mile of brooding bushland, silent except for the occasional bird call. One could easily get lost here, and perhaps, as happened in the pioneering days, you would never be seen again. It still looks like an untamed wilderness even now, except for a couple of small hamlets. I…
  • Writing Fantasy, We Could Make Believe by Shirley Martin

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    30 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    StonehengeHow often have you watched television where a man stands in front of the camera, and motions to a big clock? 12AM is the creation of earth. Going around the clock, you are shown various ‘beginnings’, and around 11:56PM, man is born. Giza Pyramids Apparently, new evidence indicates man has been around for a little longer than we thought. According to the January 2015 issue of National Geographic, we’ve been producing complex cave art for more than 100,000 years, short by way of the existence of our planet, but longer than scientists had earlier stated. And you never…
  • WHAT ARE HEROES MADE OF? ~ by Juliet Waldron

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:34 pm
    COMING SOON CLICK TO PURCHASE FROM AMAZONPeter SaganEvery romance needs a hero, but how do you define him? Is it just passion, looks and money, or is there more? Given that romances are classically defined by a Happily Ever After, why couldn't a fun and sexy fantasy be enough? Lots of hot romps are available in the book universe and there's nothing wrong with it either.I'm sort of a nerd, though and I've always wanted complication,  even from imaginary flames. Long ago I read, "While you're wishing for water, you might as well wish for champagne."…
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    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    CLICK TO PURCHASE FROM AMAZONI have titled my topic “Romancing the Landscape”.  However, the landscape can also be a menacing character in a horror novel; comic relief, or as in the movie, The Never Ending Story, be the embodiment of living creatures.So, how do I approach this project?  Why would this be of interest to me?While every writer knows, it is useful to infuse landscape/setting as a tool to set the mood/foreshadow, and do so as a matter of course.The beach at sunset, a tranquil waterfall.  If you hero has fought a major battle, don’t send him to a night…
 
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    Today only:  BOGEYMAN: He Was Every Parent’s Nightmare  on sale for just 99 cents! WildBlue Press and Buck Books team up to bring readers a great true crime read by exceptional New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson. You can find your favorite books and audiobooks for just a buck at Buck Books. Subscribe here […] The post WildBlue Press And Buck Books Team Up To Bring You ‘Great Reads By Exceptional Authors’ For 99 Cents! appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: True Crime Writer Jackson Begins Shattered Lives-WildBlue Press Author…
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    27 Jul 2015 | 11:26 pm
    There are a lot of reasons I wanted to come up with a new hero for a new time, but the main one is this: many people today think no one cares about them any more. Folks feel helpless, impotent, outgunned and outmanned against a world that seemingly grows more tense and implacable with each […] The post Cameron Bane Writes a New Hero for a New Time in PITFALL appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: PITFALL: First In The Suspense Thriller Series By Cameron Bane Featuring Former Army Ranger And Cop John Brenner Shock Exploitation: John Robinson’s (aka Cameron…
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    It’s a new month, which means new bargains. In fact, wait until you see all of August’s monthly Kindle book deals. We’ll be sharing them here with you today, as well as the usual daily deals, check Kindle books, and books that are free to download. Hope you enjoy today’s list – and do share it with a book loving friend! Kindle Daily Deals, Cheap Kindle Books, and Free Kindle Books Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts With Honest Illusions, national bestselling author Nora Roberts unveils a world where passion and mystery entwine, where nothing is as it seems.
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  • Jimmy Fallon brainwashes his babies

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    [unable to retrieve full-text content] The ‘Tonight Show’ host went to great lengths to get his kids to say ‘Dada,’ a struggle he shares in his new book ‘Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA.’            Source: Book … Continued The post Jimmy Fallon brainwashes his babies appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
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    ‘Alert’ by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge(Photo: Little, Brown) USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Alert by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale Aug. 3) What it’s about: … Continued The post Books: New and noteworthy appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
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    Tommy (Joseph Sikora) and Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) on Power.(Photo: Myles Aronowitz, Starz Entertainment) Hello,I’m Shakir Rashaan, and I’m a male erotic romance and mystery author for Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster and a regular contributor to the Happy Ever … Continued The post Shakir Rashaan recaps 'Power': 3 moves ahead, Angela gets played appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
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    1 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Circling the Sun: A Novel USA TODAY Rating It’s been 30 years since the wonderful Oscar-winning film Out of Africa roared onto movie screens, starring a luminous Meryl Streep as memoirist Karen Blixen (pen name Isak Dinesen) and a rugged … Continued The post Beryl Markham gets moment in the 'Sun' appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
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    1 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ by Dr. Seuss(Photo: Random House) What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include the new book by Dr. Seuss and a pair of mysteries, Eeny Meeny and A Necessary End. What … Continued The post Weekend picks for book lovers appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
 
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