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  • 121 free kindle books (tue) – really good romance & thrillers

    Kindle Review
    switch11
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 9 am. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day ** Seeking Vengeance by M.P. McDonald. Price: Free. Genre: Romance Thriller of the…
  • A Novel Approach To Box Sets

    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    8 Ways to Thrill - Unique Ebook Bundle Available Through 11/27/2014Available at http://storybundle.com/thrillerMy thriller The List is available in a discount eight novel thriller bundle until Thanksgiving.Box sets are one of the hottest promotional tools going right now, so I interviewed the bundle’s curator M.L. “Matt” Buchman.Joe: What's the main idea behind this unique bundle, and how did you come up with it?Matt: I’ve worked with StoryBundle.com a couple of times and I like their structure. The reader sets the price. For $3 they get half the titles, for $12 they get all eight.
  • How To Edit Your Self-Published Book Like A Pro In 8 Steps

    Self-Publishing Review
    Cate Baum
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    So you have decided you can edit your own book? It’s a notoriously dicey option, but SPR’s book editor Cate Baum has put together a quick guide to the professional process using digital techniques for proofreading and the general sweep edit needed to complete your book before market. Firstly, I want to say I don’t ...
  • Tuesday News: The Seven-Figure Advance, Apple settlement approved, report on UK digital lending, and Romance cover re-enactments

    Dear Author
    Janet
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Rise of the Seven-Figure Advance – This is a pretty interesting trend, because it seems to point to both the importance of the so-called “big books” for traditional publishing, and the competition for those books, which suggests that publishers are not finding a lot of material they feel is worth the large front-end payout. In some ways this seems to be a continuation of the business model that has historically driven traditional publishing. Some industry folks quoted in the story seem to suggest that publishers are acquiring fewer books, while others see editors going…
  • Don't Pay to Self-Publish

    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    My name is Joe Konrath, and I write fiction.I've sold over a million books by self-publishing.You probably were searching for "how to self-publish" or something similar and my blog came up.This post for all newbie writers considering self-publishing. While it would be extremely helpful to you to take a week and read my entire blog to get a full understanding of how the publishing industry works, here's the most important thing you need to know:DON'T PAY ANYONE TO PUBLISH YOU.Now you can certainly pay people to help you publish. Freelancers such as editors, cover artists, book formatters,…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • A Novel Approach To Box Sets

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    8 Ways to Thrill - Unique Ebook Bundle Available Through 11/27/2014Available at http://storybundle.com/thrillerMy thriller The List is available in a discount eight novel thriller bundle until Thanksgiving.Box sets are one of the hottest promotional tools going right now, so I interviewed the bundle’s curator M.L. “Matt” Buchman.Joe: What's the main idea behind this unique bundle, and how did you come up with it?Matt: I’ve worked with StoryBundle.com a couple of times and I like their structure. The reader sets the price. For $3 they get half the titles, for $12 they get all eight.
  • Don't Pay to Self-Publish

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    My name is Joe Konrath, and I write fiction.I've sold over a million books by self-publishing.You probably were searching for "how to self-publish" or something similar and my blog came up.This post for all newbie writers considering self-publishing. While it would be extremely helpful to you to take a week and read my entire blog to get a full understanding of how the publishing industry works, here's the most important thing you need to know:DON'T PAY ANYONE TO PUBLISH YOU.Now you can certainly pay people to help you publish. Freelancers such as editors, cover artists, book formatters,…
  • Preston Amok, The Bookseller Sucks, Antitrust Redux*

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    *To revel in the full majesty of this blog's title, please mispronounce redux as re-ducks.Now go grab a pot of coffee and a bowl of popcorn. This is gonna be a long one.Back in 1978, when I was but a wee lad of 8 (the smarter among you can probably guess my birth year if you're good at math) a book came out by a guy named George Fox. It was called Amok.Even at that tender young age, I'd recently read Jaws (and you wonder why I'm a thriller writer?) and I picked up Amok at my local library in their paperback exchange rack. I selected it because of the cover; two muscular arms swinging a bloody…
  • Guest Post by Jennifer Selzer & Daniel Huber

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Writing books is notoriously a solitary craft, whether that brings to mind an image of the infamous recluse JD Salinger, or the more modern, anonymous soul sitting alone at the neighborhood Starbucks, head buried in his laptop. My experience with writing has mostly been the opposite of this, as Ive been in a collaborative partnership for over fifteen years now. Daniel Huber and I began writing together back in 1999, after I had mentioned to him that I had an idea for a story, for a world in fact. It was sort of this strange blend of science fiction and fantasy, because I wanted to write in a…
  • The Authors Guild: Do More Than Hope

    15 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    From Authors Guild Prez Roxana Robinson:“In the meantime, it’s our hope that Hachette—in light of the loyalty its authors have shown throughout this debacle—takes this opportunity to revisit its standard e-book royalty rate of 25% of the publisher’s net profits.”The Authors Guild has, many times in the past, voiced that ebook royalties should be raised.So do something about it.The AG, and Authors United, have been able to get beaucoup media attention during the Hachette/Amazon spat. They were squarely on the side of Hachette (even while proclaiming they weren't taking sides) and…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • MeGustaEscribir: Author Solutions Inc. Expands Into Spain

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareToday I'm highlighting a post by author and self-publishing expert David Gaughran. Like Writer Beware, David has been following Author Solutions Inc. closely over the past few years, and has written a number of important, in-depth articles about ASI and its operations.From David's blog: Penguin Random House is speeding up the international expansion of its vanity press operations, while also seeking to integrate them more closely with the traditional side of the business – hoping to counteract flat growth for Author Solutions at a time when…
  • Scam Warnings For Freelancers

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIdentity Theft This week, freelance writer Heather Boerner (who has published with such well-known venues as The Atlantic and The Washington Post) alerted me to her experience with a scammer.Heather discovered the scam when she was contacted, out of the blue, by an individual who claimed to have hired her through a freelance jobs bidding website called oDesk. From an article about the scam by one of Heather's colleagues, Paul Raeburn:[Heather] quickly realized that she had been the victim of identity theft. Somebody--a fake Heather--had gone to…
  • Alert: Cookbook Marketing Agency

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAre you thinking of creating your own cookbook--or have you already created one? Good news: an apparently new venture called Cookbook Marketing Agency is here to help.Cookbook Marketing Agency (CMA) is a global book marketing agency, publisher and branding consultancy. Along with our partners, we have helped thousands of authors, as well as other publishers increase their book sales potential.Sounds pretty impressive--if not very specific. That's OK, though, because CMA is ready to offer you a whole menu of assistance, including a promotional…
  • Solicitation Alert: LitFire Publishing

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareEDITED 11/11/14 TO ADD: Either as a result of this post or of the accompanying discussion at Absolute Write (which includes a lot more speculation and information about possible LitFire staff names and aliases), changes have begun to appear on the LitFire website. I've therefore appended a bunch of screenshots at the bottom of this post. A few weeks ago, I began hearing from writers who'd been solicited, out of the blue, by a company called LitFire Publishing. In some cases by phone, in others by email, a LitFire "consultant" claimed to have…
  • Kindle Scout: The Pros and Cons of Amazon's New Crowdsourced Publishing Program

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareYesterday, Amazon's brand-new crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout, opened for voting by the public.The concept is pretty simple:Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing. Authors can submit their full manuscripts of 50,000 words or more (including cover art,…
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    Goodreads

  • Sex and Reading: A Look at Who's Reading Whom

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    What do men and women want when it comes to books? Are they reading their own gender? And what do they think of books written by the opposite sex? This year the #readwomen movement inspired us to take a closer look at where readers fall along gender lines. There's a lot of well-documented press about the fact that women's books tend to have "girly" covers instead of gender-neutral ones, and the VIDA count shows us that traditional book reviewers are predominantly male and books being reviewed in "top tier" publications are mostly by men. Together with the stats team, engineers, and designers,…
  • Love Your Fire Tablet? We Have New Goodreads Features For You! (U.S., Canada & Australia)

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Ever read a book and been left with a burning question? "So, what really happened to the diamond?" Or have you wanted some advice from readers before starting a book? "Is this suitable for a teenager?" We've now introduced our Reader Q&A feature to the Goodreads app for Fire Tablets to help you ask and answer questions along with your fellow readers!Reader Q&A is just one of many new features in the latest Goodreads update now available on Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, and Fire HDX 8.9, as well as the Fire HDX.Want to share which book you're currently reading? Easy peasy—click on the About…
  • Final Round Now Open—Last Chance to Vote in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards!

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:04 am
    Announcing Your Finalists! » It's time for the Final Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards! Readers cast more than 2.1 million votes for their favorite books in the Opening and Semifinal Rounds, and now we've narrowed the field to just 10 finalists in each of 20 categories. See what books made the cut—and it's your third and final chance to place your vote for the best books of the year!Congrats to the Goodreads Choice Finalists, who range from decorated authors like Margaret Atwood and Michael Lewis to first-time novelists like Jessie Burton and Pierce Brown. In Best Fiction, Rainbow…
  • Goodreads on Kindle E-readers Just Got Even Better! (U.S., Canada, & Australia)

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    After we launched Goodreads on Kindle e-readers, one of the requests we heard most from readers was, “When will we be able to share progress updates?” Starting today, the answer is now! This is just one of the many features now available on the new Kindle, the Kindle Voyage and the second generation Kindle Paperwhite, in the United States, Canada and Australia. For all of you clamoring for the ability to add a book to your Goodreads shelves, we haven’t forgotten you either. Just go to your Kindle device library and tap and hold on any book to shelve it on Goodreads.Being able to see…
  • What's the "It" Book of 2014?

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    In 2013, it was arguably The Goldfinch.In 2012? Gone Girl, for sure."It" books. They're the ones that we pass along, that we hope our friends have read so that we can discuss and debate. Love them or hate them, we can't stop talking about them!So we had to find out: What is this year's "It" book?The best part of being book nerds here at Goodreads is that we have the data to answer these sorts of questions!We set a few limitations: To account for the fact that interest statistically skews high in the first couple of months after publication, we only looked at books published between January…
 
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    Indiereader

  • Thanksgiving the Indie Way

    Catherine Langrehr
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    7 Indie Picks with that life-enhancing Thanksgiving feeling
  • Game

    IR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Those dirty-talking, hard-loving, sexy alpha triplets are back! This time it's Chase Gentry who has met his match in the latest story filled with gritty realism, steamy bedroom antics and the unbreakable bonds of love and brotherhood.
  • The Templar’s Relic

    IR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    From USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes The Templar's Relic, the fourth entry in the smash hit James Acton Thrillers series.
  • Conquer Me

    IR Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Alexander had the world at his feet and me on my knees until secrets tore us apart.
  • Nights with Him

    Guest Author
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul. An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he's the full package, right down to his full package.
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  • Exclusive Excerpt from Susanna Kearsley’s A Desperate Fortune

    Jane
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Sourcebooks is running the “Send Susanna to MY Hometown” contest again this year. Fans can nominate/vote for their hometown. First round winners will be announced December 16, with the winning bookstores/libraries announced on February 18th! Sourcebooks is also offering 10 fans the chance to attend a LIVE online event with Susanna Kearsley. To enter, find the HIDDEN MESSAGE within the excerpt below and use it to crack the SECRET CODE. Email the correct answer to publicity@sourcebooks.com. Winners will be announced on March 20th. Excerpt from A Desperate Fortune “Marie, my dear,” her…
  • Ranchers, Cops, and long distance relationships

    Jane
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Entangled’s Black Friday deals are included in this embedded PDF: Wild for Him by Jill Sorenson. $ 99 cents From the Jacket Copy: Mitch Stone is a man with a plan. Drive to San Diego, rescue his lady from the earthquake rubble and salvage their long-distance relationship. But instead of playing hero, he gets stuck volunteering at an evacuation center with his girlfriend’s quirky best friend. Gwen Tagaloa is a woman on the edge. She’s a tattoo artist do-gooder who would never cross the line with her best friend’s man. Especially not an iceberg of a man like Mitch Stone. She…
  • Werewolves, Mercenaries and Magicians

    Jane
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hunter’s Moon by Lisa Kessler. $ .99 From the Jacket Copy: Hunter’s Moon (The Moon Series) by Lisa Kessler Sasha’s future was stolen from her the moment she was bitten. Now she’s on the run from the Nero Organization that transformed her from a human detective into a shape shifting jaguar assassin. When a rogue bounty hunter threatens her younger sister, she’ll be forced to fight, and with nowhere else to turn, Sasha will need to trust the one man who has every reason to want her dead. Aren is a werewolf with a secret. While protecting his twin brother and Alpha of…
  • REVIEW: Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin

    Janine
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dear Ms. Lin, I’ve enjoyed your recent historical romances very much, so when I saw you would be writing a new series set in a steampunk world based on China during the era of the Boxer Rebellion, I requested a copy for review. The heroine and narrator of Gunpowder Alchemy is Jin Soling, a young woman who at age eighteen is responsible for her small household. Soling lives with her widowed mother, an opium addict, with her eight year old brother Tian, as well as a maid, Nan, in a small village. Soling’s family wasn’t always what it’s now become. Her father, when he was still alive,…
  • Tuesday News: The Seven-Figure Advance, Apple settlement approved, report on UK digital lending, and Romance cover re-enactments

    Janet
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Rise of the Seven-Figure Advance – This is a pretty interesting trend, because it seems to point to both the importance of the so-called “big books” for traditional publishing, and the competition for those books, which suggests that publishers are not finding a lot of material they feel is worth the large front-end payout. In some ways this seems to be a continuation of the business model that has historically driven traditional publishing. Some industry folks quoted in the story seem to suggest that publishers are acquiring fewer books, while others see editors going…
 
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-25-14

    Admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Dead Wrong (Blackmore Sisters Mystery Book 1) By Leighann Dobbs / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (139 reviews) There’s more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface. Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-25-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-24-14

    Admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Without a Trace: The Rock Harbor Series By Colleen Coble / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (151 reviews) When a plane carrying Bree Nicholls’ husband and son disappears, her life changes forever. Her relentless determination to find them starts an investigation that links their disappearance to a […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-24-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-23-14

    Admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    A Medical Affair By Anne McCarthy Strauss / Genre: Medical / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (69 reviews) If your doctor has ever acted flirtatious toward you, run, don’t walk toward your copy of A Medical Affair. After a life-threatening asthma attack induced by the fumes in her newly painted Upper West Side apartment, […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-23-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-22-14

    Admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    In Too Deep (Due South: A Sexy Contemporary Romance Book 1) By Tracey Alvarez / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (58 reviews) Meet Piper and West… She vowed never to return. To save her brother from financial ruin, Piper Harland must do the one thing she swore she’d never […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-22-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-21-14

    Admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Addictive Lunacy (Compulsions Book 1) By N. Isabelle Blanco / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (33 reviews) Calum Alexander lived his life one way. With purpose and moderation. Everything was set in place and everything happened according to a plan. That is, until his picture perfect engagement falls apart […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-21-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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    Kindle Review

  • 121 free kindle books (tue) – really good romance & thrillers

    switch11
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 9 am. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day ** Seeking Vengeance by M.P. McDonald. Price: Free. Genre: Romance Thriller of the…
  • 118 Free Kindle Books (Mon) – lots of good romance, mysteries, thrillers

    switch11
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 10:45 am. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *** Without a Trace: The Rock Harbor Series by Colleen Coble. Price: Free.
  • 116 Free Kindle Books – good mysteries, thrillers, non fiction

    switch11
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 9:45 am. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day * How To Gain Wealth With Just One Word by Gene Geter. Price: Free. Genre:…
  • 106 Free Kindle Books, 53 Kindle Books Deals – Great Deals on Bestsellers & National Book Award Winners

    switch11
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *HIRED GUN (A Jess Williams Novel) by Robert J. Thomas. Price: Free. Genre:…
  • 128 Free Kindle Books (Nov 21st, Fri)

    switch11
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day * Fermentation for Beginners: Start Fermenting Veggies & Food and Live…
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  • A Discount on Self-Printed 3.0 Just for YOU!

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

    catherineryanhoward
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    I’ve decided to change the way I blog. From now on, day in and day out, all I’m going to post are blogs that consist of an image of my book’s cover, a link to where it’s for sale online and an excerpt from “another 5* review!” (the word another and the exclamation mark being the most important elements of that phrase). Will you stick around? I’m guessing not, and I wouldn’t expect you to. Were you to change your blog to consist exclusively of such blatant, repetitive, smug and utterly pointless – more on the pointless bit in a minute…
  • #SelfPrintedSplash: The Qs and As (and the Winners!)

    catherineryanhoward
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the #selfprintedsplash on Friday! Below are links to all the questions asked and the answers I supplied (some of them very late Thursday night/early Friday morning…) I promised there’d be prizes for the Random Participant Wins This and Best Question Asked awards, and here’s what those prizes are going to be: you can either have a paperback copy of Self-Printed 3.0 OR any book that appears in Self-Printed’s Further Reading section. (And if you can’t pick one, I’ll decide for you and you can wait to find out when…
  • Self-Printed Splash Special Guest Star: Mel Sherratt

    catherineryanhoward
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    The #selfprintedsplash weekend* continues with a very special guest appearance today by self-publishing superstar Mel Sherratt who after a truly stellar rise through the Amazon bestseller ranks – well, really it wasn’t exactly a rise, more like she burst onto them at the top and then stayed there! – secured a deal with Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, and was one of the first Amazon Publishing authors to see her paperback books not just for sale online but in brick-and-mortar bookstores too. I’ve “known” Mel now for a few years…
  • It’s #SelfPrintedSplash Day! (and it comes with PRIZES!)

    catherineryanhoward
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Happy #SelfPrintedSplash Day! The Self-Printed Splash, if you’re not familiar, is a stupid idea I had [I’m typing these words at 2.36am on the morning of said splash, when I have something like 20 responses left to go and Gmail has decided to stop letting me in and there’s only so much coffee a person can drink – hence the stupid bit] to launch the third edition of Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing. I invited people to ask me their burning self-publishing question and I answered it under the condition that they’d post it to their…
 
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  • MobileRead Week in Review: 11/15 - 11/22

    Alexander Turcic
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Been so busy reading e-books that you haven't had time to keep up on the week's news? Here's some of what you've been missing: E-Book General - NewsNokia enters the Tablet market E-Book General - General DiscussionsKobo Now Listing File Type and DRM E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsDecember 2014 Book Club Nominations Miscellaneous - AnnouncementsScheduled Server Migration Nov 23 (Sunday) @ 3:00am EST
  • Scheduled Server Migration Nov 23 (Sunday) @ 3:00am EST

    Alexander Turcic
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Ladies and Gentlemen, MobileRead will be offline for server migration work this coming Sunday at 3:00am EST for approximately one to two hours. We'll be moving our equipment to a new location somewhere scenic very close to New York City. That's right, au revoir Canada, you served us well in the past. Yet time has come to embrace new opportunities with more competitive and better hosting options. In preparation, we've lowered the time-to-live values of our DNS entries to a minimum, hoping for the best that your local ISP will quickly pick up our new IP address. Until then... keep calm and…
  • Kobo Now Listing File Type and DRM

    Cosimo
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:48 pm
    I noticed tonight that under Product Information is an item titled Download Options where it lists the file type and if it is DRM protected. I believe this is new, I haven't noticed it before and I visit the site several times a day.
  • Nokia enters the Tablet market

    Dopedangel
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    Now that Nokia is free of microsoft they are coming out with a tablet. Always liked the hardware was disappointed they went windows for their OS instead of Android the main reason I feel that they got destroyed in smartphones. http://www.androidcentral.com/nokia-...llipop-out-box Not a bad device for $249
  • MobileRead December 2014 Book Club Nominations

    WT Sharpe
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    MobileRead Book Club December 2014 Nominations Help us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for December, 2014. The nominations will run through midnight EST November 30 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. Book selection category for December is: Short Stories In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected…
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    Self-Publishing Review

  • How To Edit Your Self-Published Book Like A Pro In 8 Steps

    Cate Baum
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    So you have decided you can edit your own book? It’s a notoriously dicey option, but SPR’s book editor Cate Baum has put together a quick guide to the professional process using digital techniques for proofreading and the general sweep edit needed to complete your book before market. Firstly, I want to say I don’t ...
  • Mongolia Monologues: One Woman’s Quest to Experience, Learn and Grow… by Joanne Nussbaum

    Lysa Grant
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Mongolia Monologues is Joanne Nussbaum’s travelogue memoir about her time as a Peace Corp volunteer in Mongolia at the age of 53, following the death of her daughter. She wanted to work in sub-Saharan Africa, but instead was sent to Mongolia to work in youth community development. The book is a comprehensive overview of the ...
  • An Interview With Author Bella Woodfield

    Bella Woodfield
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    Tell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about? I wrote and illustrated “The Girl and the Moon” after a late winters walk in our local park with my daughter- then aged four- furiously scooting. As she scooted along she called out that she “wanted to catch that moon mammy!” I asked her ...
  • An Interview With Author Daniel P. Douglas

    Cate Baum
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Truth Insurrected is a science fiction conspiracy thriller in which a former FBI agent, William Harrison, investigates a decades-old extraterrestrial cover-up
  • An Interview with Author Staffan R.B. Nordqvist, M.D.

    Cate Baum
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Essentially the book is about a man with many talents and interests, little self-confidence and a great appetite for life.
 
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  • All I Want for Christmas Is an Echo

    Bufo Calvin
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    All I Want for Christmas Is an Echo All I want for Christmas is an Echo That, for me, would be the perfect gift Don’t wanna get an iPad or a gecko and if I did, you know that I’d be miffed I can’t wait to ask it my query Even though it probably doesn’t know I realize I could just ask SIRI But now that seems a retro way to go All I want for Christmas is an Echo That, for me, would be the perfect gift Don’t wanna get a painting by El Greco and if I did, you know that I’d be miffed [tempo change] I don’t really care about the treetops glistening All I…
  • Fire OS 4.5.1 update available

    Bufo Calvin
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Fire OS 4.5.1 update available More later, but my Kindle Fire HDX (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) just updated to 4.5.1. They list the following key features: Family Library: this is the new feature that lets you share certain content with some people, even when they aren’t on the same account Lock Screen Media Controls: you can play music and audiobooks directly from the lock screen If you have a rear-facing camera, you can launch the camera app from the lock screen Prime Music Stations: Prime members now have ad-free stations of music Emoji: little…
  • Barnes & Noble gives you a reason to go to a store…500K signed copies

    Bufo Calvin
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Barnes & Noble gives you a reason to go to a store…500K signed copies While Amazon could hypothetically do this online, and Barnes & Noble could have made the books available online (but didn’t), this is a bold move. According to this press release Barnes & Noble will have 500,000 copies of books signed by 100 authors (including Neil Gaiman, Amy Poehler, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Anne Rice) available just to instore customers. That’s not a lot of them per store: on average, 5,000 per author (but it may not have an even distribution) and they have about…
  • Heads up! LTO 1230 PM Pacific Belkin WeMo

    Bufo Calvin
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Amazon: Upcoming Limited-Time Special Offer on Kindle Fire: Belkin WeMo Switch for $25. Deal starts at 3:30 PM ET/12:30 PM PT. — On my phone so more later
  • USA Kindle store breaks 3 million title mark

    Bufo Calvin
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:02 pm
    USA Kindle store breaks 3 million title mark When the USA Kindle store first opened (about seven years ago), there were fewer than 100,000 titles. Now, there are over three million! USA Kindle store books (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) That’s more than thirty times bigger. Here are the numbers for the top level categories: Arts & Photography (170,528) Biographies & Memoirs (134,647) Business & Money (189,105) Children’s eBooks (193,303) Comics & Graphic Novels (37,296) Computers & Technology (53,319) Cookbooks, Food &…
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  • How To Get The Most From NaNoWriMo

    Justine Schofield
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Justine Schofield The aim of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Clearly, this is no easy feat, but there are hundreds of thousands of people who joined the NaNoWriMo movement and have spent the last month typing away at their computers. If you’re one of these people, congratulations! You’re almost ready to cross the finish line. You should feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, but you might also be wondering…now what? Once your draft is done and the hype of NaNoWriMo fades away, what are the next steps? Ideally, you’d like to share your hard work…
  • Why You Should Welcome Anything Less Than 5 Star Reviews

    Joan Stewart
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    by Joan Stewart When I’m looking at book or product reviews on Amazon, nothing sets off my B.S. detector faster than dozens of reviews that are all five stars, and none less than that. It’s the same at other sites. When I was shopping online for living room curtains recently at a consumer site, I fell in love with a pair of white sheers with delicate embroidery for only $25 a pair. “How can they be any good if that’s all they cost”? I asked myself. I jumped to the 47 reviews, almost all 5 star reviews. Customers gushed about how beautiful and feminine they…
  • How to Sell More Books to the Right Target Audience

    Kristen Eckstein
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    by Kristen Eckstein I know, I know, you’ve probably heard it before: You need to know who you’re marketing to. A section about finding and knowing your target audience can be found in almost every book written about publishing, and every publishing and book marketing blog on the net. While you may already have this concept nailed down for your book, you’d be surprised how many established authors still try and reach too broad an audience, which directly impacts the potential number of books they sell. The secret to selling more books isn’t writing about the hottest trending topic (a…
  • 7 Types Of Book Launch Events You Can Use To Gain Best Seller Status For Your Book

    Shelley Hitz
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Shelley Hitz If you have a book that’s being published soon, you’ll want to take advantage of all that a book launch can offer! In this video, I describe seven types of book launch events with resources for you to consider: The 7 Types of Book Launch Events Discussed in the Video 1. Discounted price 2. Bestseller Launch 3. Virtual Book Tours 4. Giveaways and Contests 5. Group Promotions 6. Online Conferences 7. Combine One Or More Of The Above Things to Consider Event Timing Event Length Type of Event Book Launch Event #1: Discounted price Depending on the price of your book,…
  • A Closer Look at Content Rules and The Science of Marketing – Book Reviews

    Frances Caballo
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Frances Caballo I read about 70 blog posts a week and for quite some time, I was ordering every book I could find to deepen my understanding of content creation and social media marketing. People often ask me what books I read so I thought I would review the two marketing books I rely on the most and suggest a few other books that I also love. The Rule Book on Great Content When Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman published Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, eBooks, Webinars (and More) that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business, I purchased a hardcover copy. I think…
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  • Is your digital library ready for the holiday rush?

    Melissa Marin
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    As the end of the year approaches, we’re gearing up for what is traditionally the busiest time of year for your digital library. To help you prepare, the Account Specialists from the Library Partner Services team share some of their tips for a successful holiday season: 1. Holiday promotional resources: Get your users into the holiday spirit and share a reminder that your digital collection is available even when the library is closed. Visit the Partner Portal and download the Holiday Marketing Kit (in the Winter Promo Pack) for fun holiday social media graphics, print-ready flyers to…
  • Prepare your school’s digital library for the holiday rush

    Melissa Marin
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    The holiday season is traditionally one of the busiest times of year for school library websites. To help you prepare, the Account Specialists from the School Partner Services team share some of their tips for a successful holiday season: 1. Holiday promotional resources: Get your students into the holiday spirit and share a reminder that your digital collection is available even during school breaks. Visit the Partner Portal and download the Holiday Marketing Kit (in the Winter Promo Pack) for fun holiday social media graphics, print-ready flyers to display or distribute at your school, gift…
  • Weekly eHighlights: Adult Nonfiction Edition (Bonus edition)

    Cindy Orr
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    There were so many blockbuster authors who had new titles published in our November 6 edition of eHighlights that we decided to publish a bonus edition to feature some of the other great titles available in time for the Holiday shopping season. Here are some of the notable nonfiction titles you won’t want to miss. Click here to view the Marketplace cart of these titles and more.   Peter Ackroyd – Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life – Random House eBook – A brief, yet excellent new biography. PW and Booklist starred reviews. Peter Ackroyd – Rebellion: The History…
  • Simon & Schuster eBooks available without Buy It Now

    OverDrive
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Simon & Schuster catalog is now available to purchase without the previously-required Buy It Now feature. In addition, Simon & Schuster titles are now available for Canadian public and government libraries. Public and government libraries in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand may now add eBooks from Simon & Schuster without also having to offer a Buy It Now option. You can find Simon & Schuster titles in OverDrive Marketplace, and titles purchased will be made available to your users within 24 hours. Simon & Schuster eBooks are available with a one-year term…
  • Weekly eHighlights: Adult Audiobooks Edition

    Cindy Orr
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    We have nearly two hundred new audiobook titles worth considering for your end of the year budget. Click here for the Marketplace cart of the title below and more.   No Introduction Needed: Top Authors David Baldacci – The Escape – Blackstone – read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy Maeve Binchy – Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words – Books on Tape – read by Kate Binchy Suzanne Brockmann – Undercover Princess – Dreamscape Media – read by Erin Yuen Suzanne Brockmann – Gone Too Far and Into the Night (Troubleshooters series) –…
 
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  • Onyx Boox I62A is an Entry-Level Android eReader for $89

    Nathan
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The Onyx Boox I62A is yet another new Onyx Boox ebook reader to add to the seemingly endless list of new devices from Onyx this year. The I62A is more of a basic ereader than the Onyx Boox C67ML and some of the others. It’s a lot like the Onyx Boox Classic that Arta Tech […]
  • Onyx Boox C67ML eReader with Android 4.2, Frontlight, and HD E Ink Costs $129

    Nathan
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Earlier this month Arta Tech released the Onyx Boox AfterGlow 2, a 6-inch ebook reader with a frontlight, HD E Ink screen and Android 4.2.2. Soon after Banggood.com started selling an almost identical device called the Onyx Boox C67ML (upgraded version). It appears to be about 95% the same as the AfterGlow 2, though there […]
  • How to Give Kindle eBooks and Kindle Unlimited as Gifts

    Nathan
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    Unlike most major ebook retailers, one good thing about Amazon is how easy they making giving Kindle books as gifts. They even make it super easy to give Kindle Unlimited as a gift, Amazon’s new ebook subscription service where users get unlimited access to a library of over 700,000 ebooks and several thousand audiobooks for […]
  • Amazon Bundling Kindle Unlimited with Select Kindle and Fire Devices

    Nathan
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Today I noticed Amazon offering a new promotion where they are bundling six months of Kindle Unlimited at a discount with the purchase of certain Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets. Kindle Unlimited is Amazon’s new ebook subscription service that they first started rolling out this past July in the United States, and then in the […]
  • Warning: Avoid Sony eBook Gift Cards Still Being Sold Online

    Nathan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Sony decided to closed down their ebook store in the United States and Canada back in March of this year. Then they proceeded to close their European and Australian ebook stores in June. But that hasn’t stopped dishonest retailers from continuing to sell Sony ebook gift cards online. Last week I was browsing Walmart’s website […]
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    FreeBookSpot Latest Books

  • Autonomics Development: A Domain-Specific Aspect Language Approach (Autonomic Systems) (by Paul Soule)

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    Distributed applications are difficult to write as programmers need to adhere to specific distributed systems programming conventions and frameworks, which makes distributed systems development complex and error prone and ties the resultant application to the distributed system because the application's code is tangled with the crosscutting concern distribution. This book introduces the concept of a domain-specific aspect language called a Distribution Definition Language that generalises the distribution and distribution recovery concerns by describing the classes and methods of an existing…
  • Ultimate Book of Business Forms: 250+ Forms You Can Customize (Ultimate Series) (by Entrepreneur Press)

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Tired of reinventing everyday business documents? Now there’s an easier way. From hiring the right people to selling your products or services, 200+ ready-to-use business forms – available immediately via download - help you administer business activities accurately and consistently. Covering all aspects of business, and applicable across may industries, this ultimate go-to resource provides forms relevant to: • Human resource recruitment and management • Employee records • Employee and workplace safety • Employee termination • Sales and revenue analysis • Credit, billing and…
  • IELTS Advantage: Reading Skills (by Jeremy Taylor)

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    IELTS Advantage - Reading Skills is a fully comprehensive resource for passing the IELTS Academic Reading Test with a grade of 6.5–7.0 or higher. Students who are taking the General IELTS Test can also benefit from the book. This book teaches a range of key strategies for reading more effectively and for understanding texts more easily, such as skimming, scanning and speed-reading techniques, helping students to get a better result in the Reading paper. Each of the ten units provides a variety of long and short texts that cover major topic areas likely to appear in the exam. Each unit is…
  • Jackie and Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball s Color Line (by William C. Kashatus)

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    As star players for the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers, and prior to that as the first black players to be candidates to break professional baseball’s color barrier, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella would seem to be natural allies. But the two men were divided by a rivalry going far beyond the personality differences and petty jealousies of competitive teammates. Behind the bitterness were deep and differing beliefs about the fight for civil rights. Robinson, the more aggressive and intense of the two, thought Jim Crow should be attacked head-on Campanella, more passive and…
  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 (by Deborah Blum, Tim Folger)

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    “Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.” — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings “A stimulating compendium.” — Kirkus Reviews Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author Deborah Blum selects the year’s top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity and in the process uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines. Read more...
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  • Machine Learning Using C# Succinctly

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    In Machine Learning Using C# Succinctly, you’ll learn several different approaches to applying machine learning to data analysis and prediction problems. Author James McCaffrey demonstrates different clustering and classification techniques, and explains the many decisions that must be made during development that determine how effective these techniques can be. Description Topics included: k-Means Clustering • […]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…
  • SharePoint 2013 App Model Succinctly

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    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    SharePoint 2013 App Model Succinctly is a hands-on approach to learning how to develop SharePoint apps. It introduces readers to the concepts that make SharePoint 2013 simpler and easier to use than previous development models. You’ll learn to develop both on-premises and cloud applications in Visual Studio 2013, then enable your apps to communicate with […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free…
  • Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition

    Admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:51 pm
    This is a preview edition of Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, a book about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the exciting new mobile development platform for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone unveiled by Xamarin in May 2014. Xamarin.Forms lets you write shared user-interface code in C# and XAML (the eXtensible Application Markup Language) that maps to […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us…
  • ServiceStack Succinctly

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    3 Oct 2014 | 11:36 pm
    ServiceStack is an open source framework designed to be an alternative to the WCF, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web API frameworks. With ServiceStack Succinctly by Zoran Maksimovic, you’ll learn the basics by creating and implementing a simple order management system, and in no time you’ll see why so many web developers rely on it. Description […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free Business and…
  • 119 SQL Code Smells

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    22 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    119 SQL Code Smells is a handy reference guide written with advice, help or contributions from over 25 SQL Server professionals. Discover 119 common SQL code smells, understand why they’re smells and the problems they may cause. Description Topics included: Introduction • Problems with Database Design • Problems with Table Design • Problems with Data […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like…
 
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  • Expert Oracle Database Architecture, 3rd Edition

    WOW!
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 836 pages Publisher: Apress; 3rd edition (January 18, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1430263008 ISBN-13: 978-1430263005 eBook Description: Expert Oracle Database Architecture, 3rd Edition: Revised to cover Oracle Database 12c Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Beginning C++

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    24 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 632 pages Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (November 19, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 148420008X ISBN-13: 978-1484200087 eBook Description: Beginning C++ By Ivor Horton: Corresponds to the C++14 Standard Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, 3rd Edition

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    23 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 828 pages Publisher: Apress; 3rd edition (November 20, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1430259086 ISBN-13: 978-1430259084 eBook Description: Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, 3rd Edition: Covers Spring Framework 4.0 Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Pro Python System Administration, 2nd Edition

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    23 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 428 pages Publisher: Apress; 2nd edition (November 13, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 148420218X ISBN-13: 978-1484202180 eBook Description: Pro Python System Administration, 2nd Edition Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Pro Office 365 Development, 2nd Edition

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    23 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 376 pages Publisher: Apress; 2nd edition (October 28, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1484202457 ISBN-13: 978-1484202456 eBook Description: Pro Office 365 Development, 2nd Edition Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
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  • Interview with The Little Blue Dog Author Karen Roberts (Part 2)

    eBooks2go
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Welcome back readers! With Halloween just around the corner, we wanted to stay in the spirit of the holiday and keep the creative juices flowing. Not to worry, we aren’t looking to give anyone the heebie jeebies. Just wanted to catch back up with our less than ghoulish friend Karen Roberts. In the second installment of our dialogue with The Little Blue Dog creator, we examine the publishing side of things. The author relays some of her most beneficial moments when promoting her first book as well as her experiences transitioning from print to digital. Recall, Karen’s efforts are purely…
  • Interview with The Little Blue Dog Author Karen Roberts (Part 1)

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

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

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

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

    Eric Limer
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    You can always expect that Amazon will push out new Kindles and Fires year by year, but the Everything Store has so much more in the works. From travel sites to retail stores, there's a whole bunch of rumored stuff Bezos & Co. might be getting ready to roll out. Here's a breakdown. Read more...
  • Order A Year of Amazon Prime, and Save $40 on Select Amazon Gadgets

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    If you, or anyone on your holiday shopping list wants a new Kindle, here's a rare chance to save $40 on any model, directly from Amazon.Read more...
  • Kindle Voyage Teardown: It Sure Is Cramped Behind That Glass Screen

    Andrew Liszewski
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    For those who prefer the finer things in life, Amazon's Kindle Voyage provides a luxurious e-reading experience with a steep $290 price tag—if you also want wireless connectivity. But that didn't stop the folks at iFixit from immediately tearing it asunder once they got their hands on one. If you think the Voyage is pretty on the outside, you'll definitely enjoy its electronic eye candy on the inside.Read more...
  • Kindle Just Got a Family Plan So You Can Finally Share Your Ebooks

    Kate Knibbs
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Kindle announced an update today that lets people share books they've purchased with their family. Amazon let people know a family sharing program was coming a few months ago, and now it's finally here. Read more...
  • Amazon's Selling Kindle Paperwhites Today for Just $79

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    It might not be Amazon's flagship e-reader anymore, but the Kindle Paperwhite still arguably offers the best bang for the buck in the Kindle lineup at its usual $119 price tag. But at $79, it's a complete steal.Read more...
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 329 Sara Nelson

    Len Edgerly
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Editorial Director at Amazon.com Interview starts at 11:43 There are all kinds of books in the world, and there are all kinds of people in the world, and there are all kinds of things that people would love to judge you for. We all do it, to some extent I suppose. We judge somebody by the car they drive, too. There’s enough of everything to go around, in my opinion. News Amazon Echo “The Washington Post Launches New Tablet App, Free for Amazon Fire Customers” press release – November 20, 2014 The Washington Post free app for Fire tablets “Washington Post Releases Free App for…
  • TKC 328 Scott McNulty

    Len Edgerly
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Author of The Amazon Fire Phone Interview starts at 23:07 I read an interview where some Amazon exec in Europe talked about how they are learning from it, and they’re going to take their lessons and apply it to their next iteration. So that seems to me that there will be another Fire phone out there—and I’ll probably buy it!   News “Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute” by David Streitfeld at The New York Times – November 13, 2014 “Amazon and Hachete Reach Deal Over E-Books” at Hear & Now – November 13, 2014 Hugh Howey’s blog post on Hachette agreement…
  • Amazon and Hachette Announce New Contract

    Len Edgerly
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    And so it ends… HACHETTE BOOK GROUP AND AMAZON REACH NEW EBOOK AND PRINT BOOK AGREEMENT November 13, 2014 – Hachette Book Group and Amazon (AMZN) today announced that the companies have reached a new, multi-year agreement for ebook and print sales in the US. Michael Pietsch, Hachette Book Group CEO said, “This is great news for writers. The new agreement will benefit Hachette authors for years to come. It gives Hachette enormous marketing capability with one of our most important bookselling partners.” “We are pleased with this new agreement as it includes specific…
  • TKC 327 Mike Langlois

    Len Edgerly
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Author of Reset: Psychotherapy & Video Games, 2nd Edition Interview starts at 14:24 I think that kids that don’t get to play video games are missing out on whole strata of ways to negotiate a 21st century high tech world as well as peer relationships. And I don’t think it needs to be a “versus.” I love reading. And I think one of the things that’s really cool about the Kindle is that you can read on it and play video games on it, at least with the Fire. Show Notes and Links: News Amazon Echo James McQuivey interview on TKC 296 – March, 2014 “Your Voice…
  • TKC 326 Aaron Goldfarb

    Len Edgerly
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Author of The Guide for a Single Man and The Guide for a Single Woman Interview starts at 19:11 It’s a lot of effort to get one book, but two simultaneous books, where you’re timing and syncing everything. It was just a huge challenge for the entire FG Press team, even beyond me writing the books. Show Notes and Links: News Amazon’s press release announcing Fire TV Stick – October 27, 2014 Amazon Fire TV – $99 Tom Semple’s comment on the Fire TV Stick, compared with the Fire TV box Motley Fool analysis of Fire TV Stick v. Google Chromecast – October 30,…
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  • IndieView with Russ Hall, author of To Hell and Gone in Texas

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    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The book started as a memoir and galloped off to become a suspense/thriller. To keep the pace ripping right along I had to remove ten thousand words of backstory. Russ Hall – 23 November 2014 The Back Flap Trouble big as all hell. Retired sheriff’s detective Al Quinn hasn’t spoken to his brother, Maury, in twenty years. When Maury lands in the hospital under suspicious circumstances, though, Al reluctantly abandons his quiet country seclusion to look into the matter. A second attempt to take Maury out drives the brothers back to Al’s lakeside home, where Al knows the…
  • IndieView with Shauna Roberts, author of Claimed by the Enemy

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    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      Like most, my house survived the hurricane but was badly damaged by the flood caused by the failure of the federal levee; I didn’t lose any friends or family, but I knew people who did. And of course, the devastation of our precious, beautiful city and neighborhoods tore apart every New Orleanean, even those whose families and houses survived intact. Shauna Roberts – 20 November 2014 The Back Flap Crown Princess Nindalla knows the terrifying power of Sargon of Akkad’s army: Ten years ago, it destroyed her home city and killed her parents. Now the nightmare is happening again.
  • IndieView with Rebecca Chastain, author of A Fistful of Evil

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    16 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      Does your brain try to sabotage your sleep time and keep you awake thinking about all the things that need to get done the next day? (Or that you should have done today? Or that you wish you’d done differently today?) Rebecca Chastain – 16 November 2014 The Back Flap Madison Fox just learned that her ability to see souls is more than a sight: It’s a weapon for fighting evil. The only problem is she doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing. On the positive side, her money problems are over, she’s possibly discovered her purpose in life, and her coworker is smoking hot. On…
  • IndieView with Nick Vellis, author of Dig Two Graves: Revenge or Honor

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      Yep -I have a target audience- me. There are a lot of different types of readers out there, looking for their special genre or subgenre. I write what I like to read and believe there are many others who like a similar type of book.  Nick Vellis – 13 November 2014 The Back Flap During World War II, OSS commando, Lt. John Pantheras, stumbles onto a horrific plot in war torn Greece. The Nazis are collecting a ransom from every Jewish Greek but they plan a double cross. They are going to deport the Jewish community despite their promises. Lt. Pantheras, a Greek resistance leader,…
  • #Free for your #Kindle, 11/10/2014

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    The author of each of these books has indicated their intent to schedule these books for a free day for the Kindle versions today on Amazon. Sometimes plans change or mistakes happen, so be sure to verify the price before hitting that “buy me” button. Love is not free, The price is 99 cents by Rudolf Kerkhoven Amazon US Amazon UK Fledge by Penny Greenhorn Amazon US Amazon UK Authors interested in having their free book featured either here on Monday or a sister site on Thursday, visit this page for details.
 
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  • Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker

    drey
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sexy heroes who moonlight as motorcycle mechanics? Yes, please! Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker Series: Black Knights Inc. #7 ISBN: 9781402294518 Published by Sourcebooks on 2014-12-02 Format: eARC Pages: 384 Source: Publisher Genres: Contemporary Romance She Needs a Hero... Abby Thompson didn't sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she's content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the…
  • Blog Tour: The Tiger Queens by Stephanie Thornton

    drey
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Tiger Queens by Stephanie Thornton ISBN: 9780451417800 Published by Penguin on 2014-11-04 Format: Paperback Pages: 454 Source: Publisher Genres: Historical Fiction In the late twelfth century, across the sweeping Mongolian grasslands, brilliant, charismatic Temujin ascends to power, declaring himself the Great, or Genghis, Khan. But it is the women who stand beside him who ensure his triumph.... After her mother foretells an ominous future for her, gifted Borte becomes an outsider within her clan. When she seeks comfort in the arms of aristocratic traveler Jamuka, she discovers he is the…
  • Slack Friday Feature: Dani-Lyn Alexander’s THE PERFECT GIFT

    drey
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    SLACK FRIDAY: NOVEMBER 28, 2014 Avoid the crazed shopping crowds! Keep calm and carry on at home with these great Merr-E Holiday Treats from Pocket Star eBooks! The Perfect Gift by Dani-Lyn Alexander ISBN: 9781476773339 Published by Simon and Schuster on 2014-11-17 Format: eBook Pages: 80 Genres: Contemporary Romance ’Tis the night before Christmas… and businessman and single father Jason is scrambling to find the dollhouse of the season for his seven-year-old daughter Emily. But when he finally strikes gold at an obscure toy store, he’s met with resistance—literally, as a beautiful…
  • Review & Giveaway: The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich

    drey
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich ISBN: 9780765331250 Published by Tor Forge on 2014-10-14 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Source: Publisher Genres: Steampunk Éire is one of the most powerful empires in the world. The Anglian Dependencies are a dusty backwater filled with resentful colonial subjects, Europe is a disjointed mess, and many look to Éire for stability and peace. In a series of braided stories, Beth Bernobich has created a tale about the brilliant Éireann scientists who have already bent the laws of nature for Man's benefit. And who now are striving to conquer the nature of…
  • Winners!

    drey
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Hey y’all lucky ducks – I have winners to announce!! Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl goes to Lyza Jo! David Nicholls’ Us goes to Kat Vela! Winners have been notified by email, please respond before the end of day Wednesday. Happy reading, and don’t forget to check out the giveaways still running! The post Winners! appeared first on drey's library.
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  • From self-published Archway author to Simon and Schuster: Virginia Castleman shares how it happened.

    keithogorek
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    One of the great things about the Indie revolution is the only path to traditional publishing used to be work through an agent and have the book acquired. That has obviously changed as evidenced by this video. Virginia Castleman had a manuscript that bounced around among agents and publishing houses for years. Publishers were interested, but then they left the imprint and so she had to start over. Finally, she decided to self-publish her book Strays with Archway Publishing and that’s how Simon and Schuster found her. Her book was acquired by Aladdin books and slated for release next…
  • LET’S EAT GRANDMA: The Importance of Proofreading

    keithogorek
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    One of the things I enjoy most about my current role is the opportunity to meet and interact with some amazingly creative and professional people A few weeks ago when I gave the key note address at the West Coast Writers Conference Indie Author Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Kathy Ide.  Kathyis a published author/ghostwriter, editor/mentor, and writers’ conference speaker.  Her latest book is Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors is a must read for every aspiring authorShe is also the founder and coordinator of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors…
  • iUniverse celebrates 15 years by recognizing some of their most significant self-published authors

    keithogorek
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    This past month marked the 15th year of iUniverse offering supported self-publishing services to authors. To celebrate the occasion, they recognized some of the most significant authors who have self-published through them. The list of those authors follows and it is a unique collection. Some have been picked up by traditional publishers. Some have used their iUniverse book to further a cause.  Others have written multiple books and self-published them all with iUniverse.  All together they help illustrate one of the greatest value of the indie publishing revolution. Writers from various…
  • 22 authors collaborate to write book on how serving through AmeriCorps changes lives

    keithogorek
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    One of the great things about the indie revolution is books that might not be of interest to traditional publishers can still find their way into the hands of readers and make an impact. Take for example the book, Serve, Reflect, Repeat. Full disclosure: This book was compiled by my oldest daughter who has served in AmeriCorps, but I did not think family connection was reason to disqualify this story from my blog. I say that because I think this volume is an excellent example of another way a book can come to be. In this case, she did not write the manuscript herself, but instead engaged a…
  • 7 simple things you can do to build awareness for your self published book

    keithogorek
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    This past weekend I gave the evening keynote at the West Coast Writer’s Conference Indie Publishing Conference.  I always enjoy those times, because along with meeting many aspiring authors and sharing the 4 Paths to Publishing with them, I also have opportunity to learn myself. At lunch on Saturday, Bill Van Orsdel from Bookfuel, gave a really insightful presentation on book marketing.  Inspired by his talk, I wanted to share some simple things you can do to build awareness for your book before and after your title goes live. Communicate your milestones–It sounds simple, but…
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  • Indie Ink Runs Deep: Stephen Kozeniewski

    25 Nov 2014 | 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 Stephen Kozeniewski (pronounced: "causin' ooze key"). Stephen lives with his wife and two…
  • Audio Series: Nic Esposito

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. This feature requires more time and patience of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.Today, Nic Esposito reads an excerpt from Johnny Almost Gets Jumped, part of his collection of non-fiction essays Kensington Homestead. After developing urban farm projects in Philadelphia, Nic…
  • Melanie Reviews: MFA vs. NYC

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American FictionPages: 320Publisher: n+1Released: February 2014Guest review by Melanie PageIn issue 10of n+1 magazine, Chad Harbach proposed that there are two cultures of American fiction: what is born of MFA programs and the writing that comes out of New York City (and those who specifically live in the city). A number of folks responded to Harbach and his idea’ thus, the book was born. Slatecalls the debate between two groups “phony” while The New York Times calls the collection “serious, helpful and wily book” despite some flaws.MFA vs NYC is a…
  • Book Review: Bird Box

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Read 11/6/14 - 11/9/145 Stars - The Next Best "it's the unseen, the unknown, that makes this a downright scary read" BookPages: 262Publisher: EccoReleased: January 2014The world was slowing going mad. The news was reporting it one story at a time at first. These people, in countries far from here, they just lost it, murdered their families then killed themselves. And then, within just a few hours, another country, this one closer to home, where another nutter buries their children alive and then takes their own life. Pretty soon, the brutal  murder/suicides are happening everywhere. Now…
  • Where Writers Write: Wintfred Huskey

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write!Where Writers Write is a series that features authors as they showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen. This is Wintfred Huskey. Wintfred lives and writes in Philadelphia, PA. He is the author of the novel Blowin' It. Hemodels his writing game after ex-pitcher Jamie Moyer, relying on cantankerousness and…
 
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  • Book Of The Day – Wolfpack Publishing’s Western Boxed Set

    Ron
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Fiction boxed set by bestselling and award-winning Various Authors and it’s 72% off for a limited time. Wolfpack Publishing’s Western Boxed Set has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $5! “Romance, action, adventure, and a rip-roaring good time as you travel through the novels of the West.” Christine – Amazon Reviewer Wolfpack Publishing’s Western Boxed Set by Various Authors Rating: 4.3 Stars Genre: Historical Fiction Price: $1.99 save $5   New York Times Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors…
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 11-25-14

    Brooklyn
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Relax this evening and download a great new read from this selection 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 Jackie Blue – A Justice Security Novel by T. M. Bilderback Rating: 5.0 Stars Genre: Thriller and Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “… shows just the right amount of drama, romance, suspense, and just down right excitement! I could hardly put the story…
  • More ENT Deals for 11-25-14

    Brooklyn
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Another collection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books is waiting for you below. 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 Ginger Krinkles by Dee DeTarsio Rating: 5.0 Stars Genre: Romantic Comedy Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “…a delightful holiday story.” -Riverside Reader Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Ginger Krinkles is crossing her fingers that this holiday season will be extra…
  • More Ereader Deals for 11-25-14

    Brooklyn
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Take a break and check out this assortment of 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Romancing Christmas- 10 Love Stories To Spice Up The Holidays by Various Authors Rating: 4.8 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $6.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Romancing Christmas- 10 Love Stories To Spice Up The Holidays – Nook Romancing Christmas- 10 Love Stories To Spice Up The Holidays –…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 11-25-14

    Brooklyn
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Start your day 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 Frozen Assets by Traci Tyne Hilton Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Christian Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Frozen Assets – Nook “…a wholesome, Christian mystery. It was a well-done plot and story line.” -Angela Award-Winning Author When a local architect and notorious Lothario gets himself…
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    Indie Book Promo

  • Interview with Jon McFarlane, author of Binary Options Trading

    Indiebookpromo
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book  Promo is happy to welcome Jon McFarlane to the blog! He’s here to share about his book, Binary Options Trading. If this books sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.  IBP - How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb? Jon – A revolutionary approach to Binary Options Trading, this strategy provides you with the information you need in order to ensure you do not lose money   IBP – Tell me a little about yourself Jon – I have been successfully…
  • Interview with Jason Cantrell, author of Manifestation

    Indiebookpromo
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Janson Cantrell to the blog! He’s here to answer some of our questions and share about his book, Manifestation. 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.   IBP – Try to describe your book in one sentence. Jason – Manifestation is about a teenage girl, Gabby Palladino, who is drawn into danger, mystery, and wonder as she witnesses the revival of ancient magical abilities that have long been thought to be nothing more than fables and fairy tales.
  • Book Promo Feature – The War of the Black Tower, Part Three by Jack Conner

    Indiebookpromo
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Jack Conner to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, The War of the Black Tower, Part Three. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.  When a dark power rises, only a doomed prince can stand against it. “The War of the Black Tower: Part Three of an Dark Epic Fantasy Trilogy” is a swashbuckling epic fantasy adventure continuing the story begun in Part One. Imagine the reach of J.R.R. Tolkien, the propulsive action of Robert E. Howard and the…
  • Book Promo Feature – Butterscotch by Temba Magorimbo

    Indiebookpromo
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Temba Magorimbo to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, Butterscotch. If this book sounds like something you would enjoy reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. The heat is on from the moment Raphael concludes his apprenticeship. He starts working part time as a lecturer while searching around for a permanent job of his calibre. He meets Virginia, a state registered general nurse in training. Together they become an inseparable item. He finds contract work that pays well and is within his trade 280-kilometres away…
  • Book Promo Feature – The Fifth Beast by Michael Kirchhoff

    Indiebookpromo
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Michael Kirchhoff to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, The Fifth Beast. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in, please find some buy links below and pick up a copy or two.   Blurb: The aliens have arrived. They don’t want to conquer the Earth, they just want to lease it.  These visitors have brought their secret war to Earth, dramatically altering the lives of three unwitting humans: Benjamin, a lonely soul consumed by an irrational amorous obsession; Armin, a hippie ex-priest whose exotic new girlfriend…
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  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Tuesday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    Check out tonight’s Freebies & Deals for your Kindle while they last! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Thriller Courier (Freelancer Book 1) by Terry Irving Still free? Click Here to find out! Rick Putnam is running for his life. A Vietnam Veteran riding a motorcycle for a national news network, he’s picked up something too hot to handle. So hot that a reporter and a camera crew has already been killed and a rogue CIA kill squad is on his tail. Stick with this charismatic…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Big Little Lies – Save $22

    Pixel of Ink
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Over 2,00 5-Star Reviews! Genre: Psychological Thriller Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal… A murder… a tragic accident… or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Tuesday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:14 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, Nonfiction, Thriller The Edge of Light by Ann Shorey Still free? Click Here to find out! It is the summer of 1838 in St. Lawrenceville, Missouri, and Molly McGarvie’s life is about to change forever. When her beloved Samuel succumbs to cholera, Molly is heartbroken but determined to take care of herself and her children. But when Samuel’s unscrupulous brother takes over the family…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Monday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    Take a peek at this selection of Deals & Steals for your Kindle tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Classic Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Elixir by Ted Galdi Still free? Click Here to find out! Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone. He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, and more than one million dollars from his winning streak on Jeopardy. However, Sean wishes he could just be normal. But his life is anything but normal. The US government manipulates him,…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Dangerous Creatures – Save $16

    Pixel of Ink
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy From the world of Beautiful Creatures – the instant New York Times bestselling tale of love and magic. Ridley Duchannes is nobody’s heroine. She’s a Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. You can’t trust her, or yourself when she’s around. And she’ll be the first to tell you to stay away – especially if you’re going to do something as stupid as fall in love with her. Lucky for Ridley, her wannabe rocker boyfriend, Wesley “Link”…
 
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  • HarperCollins Ebooks Get Airborne

    Rich Bellis
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    A new partnership with JetBlue brings an in-flight ebookstore to the airline’s passengers. Free samples of select best-selling HarperCollins titles will appear in JetBlue’s new digital content platform, called “Fly-Fi,” allowing interested readers to purchase any titles they’d like to read in their entirety. HarperCollins has moved aggressively to open new distribution channels for its titles since launching an online retail platform through its website this summer, a process the publisher now takes to the skies. More. Related: Angela Tribelli, Chief Marketing Officer at…
  • Five Digital Publishing Questions for Jane Friedman

    Jane Friedman
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Digital Book World Conference + Expo, kicking off on January 13, 2015 is packed with an incredible amount of information and ideas about the digital publishing landscape at a time of remarkable transformations. To help attendees make the most out of those three days, Digital Book World is sitting down with conference speakers to help lay the groundwork for conversations that will take place at the conference and continue for many weeks and months afterward. This is the second installment in our “Digital Publishing Questions” blog series, featuring Scratch Magazine Publisher Jane…
  • HarperCollins Takes Flight with JetBlue Ebook Partnership

    DBW
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    When JetBlue rolls out its new in-flight digital content platform later this week, it will come equipped with a selection of samples of twenty best-selling ebooks published by HarperCollins. The deal between the publisher and the airline marks the latest in HarperCollins’s efforts at opening up new retail channels and digital marketing opportunities, beginning with the launch of an online bookstore through its website this summer. Readers will be able to buy any of the ebooks in the sample collection through a range of retailers using JetBlue’s platform. Related: Angela…
  • Self-Publishing Shifts Focus

    Rich Bellis
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Changes in self-publishing aren’t only, or even primarily, a matter of market statistics and proliferating tools and services. They’re also a function of the ways authors today think about their work and business priorities in an evolving marketplace. Appraising those changes at a recent conference, IPR License founder Tom Chalmers argues many of the issues that previously characterized the self-publishing world are becoming less relevant as others come to the fore. For one thing, he says, “the traditional versus self-publishing argument is finished,” with the focus turning instead to…
  • Five Digital Publishing Questions for Peter Hudson

    Peter Hudson
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Digital Book World Conference + Expo, kicking off on January 13, 2015 is packed with an incredible amount of information and ideas about the digital publishing landscape at a time of remarkable transformations. To help attendees make the most out of those three days, Digital Book World is sitting down with conference speakers to help lay the groundwork for conversations that will take place at the conference and continue for many weeks and months afterward. This is the first installment in our “Digital Publishing Questions” blog series, featuring BitLit Co-founder and CEO Peter…
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    Good E-Reader

  • Moscow Metro Riders Get Free eBooks

    Michael Kozlowski
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    The Moscow Metro has unveiled an ambitious new plan to give free eBooks away to riders. This pilot project is only starting at a handful of subway stations and once all of the kinks have been worked out will expand to over 195. Riders will be able to get free access to Nikolai Gogol’s Nose, Alexander Pushkin’s Egyptian Nights, Anton Chekhov’s About Love, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Mr. Prokharchin by scanning QR codes. The codes will be read on a smartphone or tablet and instantly download the book to your device. The first few stations to get this service will be Dinamo, Belorussky,…
  • Can e-Books Ever Overtake Print?

    Michael Kozlowski
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    A number of analysts have been proclaiming that within a few years digital eBooks will overtake print. PricewaterhouseCoopers is one of the most notorious, who recently said this will occur in 2018. Is this possible? In the United States and Britain, sales of eBooks represent between a quarter and a third of the consumer book market. According to a recent survey by Nielsen Books, eBook sales made up 23% of unit sales for the first six months of 2014, while hardcover’s accounted for 25% and paperbacks 42%. Ever since the Kindle was released in 2007 digital sales have consistently increased…
  • The Best e-Readers and Tablets for the 2014 Holidays

    Michael Kozlowski
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Welcome to another Video Installment of the Good e-Reader Gift Giving Guide! Last month we did one on the best e-readers of 2014 and today we are basically looking back on 2014 and giving our advice for the best devices to buy yourself or a loved one. Peter and myself have very different views on technology, so you can get a sense on what we loved the most. The Best e-Readers and Tablets for the 2014 Holidays is a post from: Good e-Reader
  • JetBlue to Provide eBooks as in-flight Entertainment

    Michael Kozlowski
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:14 pm
    If you are a seasoned airline traveler, likely you will be familiar with the quintessential in-flight entertainment system. It provides an animated map with the location of your flight and also a host of movies, television shows, music and children’s content. You can now add eBooks to the list to keep the literary minded entertained. Starting November 26, HarperCollins will be providing excerpts from a selection of bestselling eBooks, and each digital sample will include buy buttons to a variety of retailers. Excerpted titles include Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell, Yes Please by…
  • Gates Foundation Mandates Research it Funds Must Provide Free Digital Access

    Michael Kozlowski
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds thousands of health and research scientists to solve many of the worlds most dire issues. Until this point, the reports and data the foundation funded were sometimes published in magazines, sold online and generally out of reach for the general public. This is set to change. The Gates Foundation has announced that starting in 2017 it will require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. In order to setup a proper pipeline for scientists the Foundation is mandating that current grantees can publish in…
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  • FR Langues (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:51 pm
    ← Older revision Revision as of 03:51, 26 November 2014 (2 intermediate revisions by one user not shown)Line 27: Line 27:  == Oscar Dunn, 1845-1885 == == Oscar Dunn, 1845-1885 ==  * {{Ebook|13230|Glossaire franco-canadien et vocabulaire de locutions vicieuses usitées au Canada}} (1880) * {{Ebook|13230|Glossaire franco-canadien et vocabulaire de locutions vicieuses usitées au Canada}} (1880)    == Antoine Furetière, 1619-1688 ==  * {{Ebook|47459|Essais d'un Dictionnaire universel}} (1685)  : ''Contenant généralement tous les mots François tant…
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    Hpieterse
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    ‎Novembre: ← Older revision Revision as of 03:41, 26 November 2014 Line 10: Line 10:     === Novembre === === Novembre ===  Ebook n° 47459 {{Ebook|47459|Essais d'un Dictionnaire universel}} par Antoine Furetière<br/>    {{EbookAndCover|47414|L'Illustration, No. 1597, 4 octobre 1873|Ebook nº 47414}}<br/> {{EbookAndCover|47414|L'Illustration, No. 1597, 4 octobre 1873|Ebook nº 47414}}<br/>   
  • Physics (Bookshelf)

    Adhere
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Add Bohr's Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra under new QM section ← Older revision Revision as of 14:54, 22 November 2014 Line 25: Line 25:  == Electromagnetism == == Electromagnetism ==  * {{Ebook|36525|Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism}} (English) Thomson, J. J. * {{Ebook|36525|Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism}} (English) Thomson, J. J.    == Quantum Mechanics ==  * {{Ebook|47167|On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra, Part 1 and 2}} (English) Bohr, Niels Henrik David     == Nuclear Physics…
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    Hpieterse
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    ‎Novembre: ← Older revision Revision as of 21:47, 21 November 2014 Line 10: Line 10:     === Novembre === === Novembre ===  {{EbookAndCover|47414|L'Illustration, No. 1597, 4 octobre 1873|Ebook nº 47414}}<br/>    Ebook n° 47404 {{Ebook|47404|Le troisième rang du collier}} par Judith Gautier<br/> Ebook n° 47404 {{Ebook|47404|Le troisième rang du collier}} par Judith Gautier<br/>   
  • L'Illustration (Bookshelf)

    Renald
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
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  • SV TCL & Associates Probe Company: SV TCL complète intégrati

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:36 pm
    un des principaux fournisseurs mondiaux de cartes de sonde de haute performance, a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle a terminé son intégration de l'entreprise de carte de sonde et actifs du laboratoire de Cathode de Tokyo ("TCL") et a lancé un nouveau site Web à www.svprobe.com. SV TCL KK a commencé des opérations officielles au Japon le 1er septembre 2013 et pour mieux refléter les synergies entre les entreprises et reconnaître la réputation de TCL pour les produits de haute qualité, SV a lui-même rebaptisé SV TCL. L'an dernier SV TCL a travaillé…
  • Axis Capital Group Inc. Review

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:07 pm
    The method for discovering a good leasing arrangement for your business equipment is actually not unlike the process for purchasing equipment. The initial pace is to verify as closely as possible precisely what you require and how much you're eager to pay. As soon as that's complete, you must dedicate some time to shopping around to discover the best deal for your money. AXIS Capital, Inc. is a Direct Lender group of companies providing quality equipment leasing/financing services along with superior customer service, headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska; AXIS has grown to become an…
  • The Shearin Group Leadership Training Tips: Thanksgiving

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    It’s that time of year again. So, why is this money expert, who provides financial advice to Baby Boomers and their offspring, writing about Thanksgiving? Because the “giving” part of money is key to any money discussion (and I love Thanksgiving and this is my blog!) I’m not alone when it comes to my love for the Thanksgiving holiday. According to CNN.com, Thanksgiving is America’s second favorite holiday after Christmas. And, thanks to editor of Ladies Magazine, Sarah Josepha Hale’s 36 year advocacy, Thanksgiving is a national holiday that falls on the fourth…
  • Loving Sarah

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:58 pm
    She was running to adventure, he was running from destiny. Lady Sarah Halden stows away on the wrong boat when she thinks to enter a sailing race with her brother. She lands in the company of Lucky’s business partner, Ian Ross-Mackeever, heir to the Earl Mackeever. Sarah finds the gruff captain handsome and desires him in ways she’d never wanted a man before. With the help of a salacious little book filled with erotic images, Sarah decides to seduce her captain. At the halfway point of the race, instead of simply letting her return home with him, Lucky forces Sarah and Ian to marry.
  • Already His

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    She’s loved him all her life. Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl’s heart. He’s admired her from a respectable distance. As young men, Michael Brightman and his best friend swore sisters were off limits. This…
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  • Official Twitter Account XL Gets 1 Million Followers

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    By Cleo Denson. Price: Free USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/898">Essay</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/900">Business</a>. Cleo Denson Axiata has also developed the Axiata Digital Services unit to focus on digital entertainment, digital commerce, digital payment, and digital advertising services.Aside from that, Jamaludin have also expanded its digital platform with the launch of various digital services.
  • Female Drawing Poses vol.1

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am
    By Vadims Mediks. Price: $0.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/95">Art, Architecture, Photography</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/801">Art - how to</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1658">Drawing</a>. Vadims Mediks The illustrated mini book with sketches of female poses.
  • Spies and Subterfuge

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Christopher Hoare. Published by: Tyche Books Ltd.. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1213">Science fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1271">Steampunk &amp; retropunk</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/57">Literature</a> / <a…
  • The Promise Keeper

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Lynn Wood. Price: $3.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1235">Romance</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1241">Historical</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1235">Romance</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1247">Paranormal</a>. Lynn…
  • Under Lamplight

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Pauleen Novosel. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/884">Historical</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1288">General</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1235">Romance</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1241">Historical</a>.
 
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    The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

  • The Uncomfortable Trail-Blazer

    Passive Guy
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    From TPV regular MCA Hogarth: Maybe it seems strange that reading an article about my own career might help me see patterns in it that I didn’t necessarily understand before… but the PW article crystallized a theme for me. Did you sense the same one too? Here’s my takeaway: most of my leaps have been inspired by frustration. Frustration with people throwing obstacles between me and my readers; frustration with the industry, for making it difficult for me to navigate it; frustration with how much things cost and how that prevents me from taking advantage of them. If I had to…
  • Harper Collins to provide Content to Jet Blue Customers

    Passive Guy
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    From a HarperCollins press release: HarperCollins Publishers today announced they will offer a selection of bestselling titles to JetBlue customers as the exclusive book content partner for the launch of JetBlue’s Fly-Fi content platform. Beginning today, customers on JetBlue flights equipped with Fly-Fi, the inflight Wi-Fi, will be able to read excerpts from more than twenty bestselling books published by HarperCollins, includingFlesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell, Yes Please by Amy Poehler, Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton and Pete the Cat and His Magic…
  • The soldier’s greatest fear

    Passive Guy
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    They carried the soldier’s greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to the war in the first place, nothing positive, no dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor. They died so as not to die of embarrassment. Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
  • Good Practice Guidelines for New Agenting Services

    Passive Guy
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    From the Association of Authors’ Agents, an association of British agents: In recent years, the industry has diversified significantly. Whilst members continue to serve authors by selling rights in their work to third parties and to be paid by commission for such work, many literary agencies are now offering a wider range of services to clients than they used to and a broader framework of good practice is required.  These guidelines to which members of the AAA are required to adhere are not intended to amend or replace the terms of the Code of Practice, which remains paramount. Members…
  • How To Tell If You Are In a Regency Romance Novel

    Passive Guy
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    From The Toast: 1. You are either a virgin or a sad and lovely widow whose husband was lost at sea. You are spirited, but still passing ladylike. 2. Your father is away in the colonies protecting his tobacco interests, or a bumbling idiot, or a gambler. His character flaws lead to you becoming betrothed to a man you’ve never met.  8. A notorious rake catches your eye at a fashionable social function. His brocaded—though not foppishly so—waistcoat betrays his unimaginable wealth. His eyes smolder like sapphires pulled from the inferno itself. He raises his glass to you with a ravenous…
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    AuthorCulture

  • A Mentor's Story

    Jimmie Kepler
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sherwood AndersonOne way a novelist can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. Writing groups can also serve the role of a mentor. Let me share an illustration of the impact a mentor. In 1919, a youthful veteran returned from World War I. He relocated to Chicago moving into a particular neighborhood with the hope of being near to the author Sherwood Anderson.The green writer was impressed by the critical acclaim for Anderson and his novel Winesburg, Ohio. He had heard that Sherwood Anderson was willing to help aspiring writers. He worked to meet…
  • General Word Counts in Literature

    Lisa Lickel
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    There are always exceptions to every rule.Got that out of the Way. In general, plan on the follow Rule of Thumb for your work.Word Counts - really? Do they still matter in today's Electronic Age?Well, sure. How many of your have found yourselves thumbing across the screen faster and faster, waiting to light on a key word that meant the action picked up again? Just because we don't care about wasting paper anymore doesn't mean we can waste reader's time. And for a debut novelist who is trying to catch the eye of an agent or editor for the first time? Err on the side of caution with your…
  • Review: Chapel Springs Revival

    Linda Yezak
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Get your giggle-box oiled up and ready to rumble, 'cause Chapel Springs Revival is going to put it to good use. Patsy Kowalski and Claire Bennett are well on their way into the "unforgettable character" category for folks who love humorous women's fiction.Take two artsy women, give them two neglectful spouses, and watch the antics unfold. Add to the mix a cleavage-showin' hussy who's unhappy with her husband and looking for a new one--anyone's husband will do--and you have a story that's uproariously funny.Beneath the humor is a story all women of a certain age can appreciate, one that shares…
  • The Unlikeable Author

    Cherie Burbach
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Let’s talk about something ugly for a minute, here… the unlikeable author. Have you ever met one or read their works? How does being unlikeable affect your book sales? And can you lose fans just because they don’t seem to like you personally?#148343626 / gettyimages.comGrumpy vs UnlikeableThere are plenty of authors who are known for being a bit curmudgeonly, and this can work for or against them. Some authors are known for not talking to the media, not giving interviews, not interacting with fans, and they develop a loyal fan following almost in spite of this.But that’s rare. In my…
  • Why this Former Pantser is Now a Plotter

    Jimmie Kepler
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    When I wrote my first novel, I sat down at my computer and waited to be surprised by the story that unfolded. I had no idea how the story would unveil. I was writing by the seat of my pants (the definition of Panster). I never knew where I was going before I got there except for knowing the final destination. I loved the surprise of traveling where my characters led me. I loved the joy of the journey.The joy disappeared as I started pitching the book. I learned the agent wanted a one to three-page synopsis of my story in addition to sample chapters. Some required an outline and chapter…
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    WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

  • 3 Tricks to Surviving a Public Speaking Event

    Becca Puglisi
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    You know what I find interesting? That statistic claiming that more people are afraid of public speaking than of anything else in the world. I mean, the everyday person would rather be trapped in a cave, touch a spider, or be chased by clowns than address a crowd. But in today’s market, visibility is huge. Somewhere between 600,000 and 1 million books were self-published last year IN THE US ALONE. For readers to know about our books, we’ve got to get out there and be seen. And that means book signings, school visits, library engagements, speaking at conferences, etc. If the mere…
  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Whittling

    Becca Puglisi
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
  • Pacing Tips

    Becca Puglisi
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Before we get to the nitty-gritty, let me give a hearty shout out to all of you doing NaNoWriMo. *POM-POMS*  I’ve never been able to NaNo with the rest of the world, since November is such a crazy month for me, but I have so much respect for all of you in the trenches right now. KEEP IT UP! You’re halfway there! Kenny Louie @ Creative Commons So, I mentioned that November is insane, right? My son’s birthday falls just before Thanksgiving. This year, we’re throwing his first party. He wanted a Darth Vader theme, and I may have gone a teensy bit overboard. Regardless,…
  • Character Skills and Talents: Astrological Divination

    Angela Ackerman
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
  • Technical Writing: A Viable Career (Or Sideline) Option for Writers

    Becca Puglisi
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Tony Fischer @ Creative Commons First let me start by giving a heartfelt THANK YOU to the men and women who have served or currently do serve in the armed forces. While Veteran’s Day is an American holiday, I applaud and respect the dedication it takes for anyone to serve their country in such a sacrificial way. I recognize that my freedom comes at great cost, and I’m humbly and eternally grateful for your sacrifice. One of the freedoms we cherish in America is the ability to choose our own career paths—even if our desired career is difficult or impractical or monetarily…
 
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    The Creative Penn

  • Book Cover Design And Entrepreneurship With Derek Murphy

    Joanna Penn
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    There are two things that are non-negotiable in my opinion for indie authors who want to sell books. Professional editing and professional cover design. In today’s episode, I talk about book cover design with Derek Murphy, who designs all my book covers, plus we discuss the importance of artists also being entrepreneurial. In the intro, I talk about my writing updates on Gates of Hell and One Day in New York, as well as the STORY conference I am going to with Robert McKee. I also mention the Christmas thriller giveway – win 12 print books here. I’m speaking in Auckland, New…
  • Beating Self-Censorship And How Embracing The Shadow Helps My Fiction

    Joanna Penn
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    I recently did an all-encompassing interview with the lovely Deb Ozarko about changing the status quo. We talked a lot about going indie, self-publishing and creative entrepreneurship, but we also got into some deep and meaningful topics. I must admit to being fueled by pinot noir for the interview, so I opened up a lot about some of the things that really matter to me If you’d like to listen to the whole interview, I suggest joining me for a glass! You can listen to the whole interview here [1 hr 44], or you can watch or listen to the 5 minute clip below or here on YouTube. In this…
  • Why The Writing Journey Is Just Like Skiing

    Joanna Penn
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Everybody wants to know the best way to write, to publish, to market. But although there are tracks to follow and experts to emulate, there really is no single right way to do anything in the author life. We will all have a different journey. Imagine that you want to ski down a hill. Even if you don’t ski, hopefully you’ve seen enough Bond movies to know how it works! It’s similar to our journey through life and also applies to writing, marketing and any kind of business or career. Here’s why. (1) Your path is not a straight line. You have to zigzag. Even though you…
  • The Christian Publishing Market With Jeremy Bouma

    Joanna Penn
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    I have a degree in Theology and my interest in religion is enmeshed in my fiction. I write books that can be described as religious thrillers, and yet I’m not a Christian, although I do describe myself as spiritual. In today’s show, I interview Jeremy Bouma about the complexities of the Christian publishing market, and you’ll learn a lot about the sub-niche as well as customer targeting and much more, even if you’re not a Christian author. In the introduction I mention my personal writing updates, as well as the Goodreads event on Nov 15th when you can join me and…
  • Adapting A Novel And Other Lessons Learned From London Screenwriter’s Festival

    Joanna Penn
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    A few weeks ago, I attended the London Screenwriter’s Festival which was a cornucopia of fascinating information and networking packed into a couple of intense days. Authors can learn a lot from screenwriters, especially in an age where there’s some amazing television. After getting rid of the physical TV six years ago, we’ve been downloading and devouring shows like House of Cards, Game of Thrones and True Detective, and I am always a sucker for action movies! Let’s face it – more people watch TV and films than read books. More people devour stories through the…
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  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 11/24/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry. This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. To help you stay current on self-publishing topics, simply visit our blog every Tuesday to find out the hottest news. Blazing the Self-Publishing Path In this Publisher’s Weekly article, indie pioneer M.C.A. Hogarth shares her self-publishing journey and looks to the future of self-publishing.
  • Self-Publishing, A Reason to Be Thankful

    Jodee Thayer
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    As you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner this week, I hope you take the time to reflect on all the things you have to be thankful for. As a writer, there are many reasons to be thankful for self-publishing. Here are the top five reasons I am thankful for self-publishing. 1. Freedom of Expression Self-publishing gives writers the freedom to creatively express themselves. They don’t have to wait for an editor to decide their story is worthy or be told to change their vision to fit a commercial market. 2. Creative Control Self-publishing authors maintain complete control throughout the…
  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 11/21/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    CHARACTERS II Many years ago my writing friend, Sara Huff, gave me a paperback book titled: Fiction is Folks by Robert Newton Peck.  The subtitle on the cover reads: “Characters are what readers remember, what editors look for, and what turn aspiring writers into published authors.”  SO TRUE!  Mr. Peck has been writing for a while, listing upwards of fifty-five novels, six books of nonfiction, thirty-five songs, three television specials and over 100 poems to his resume.  Much of his success he credits to his teacher—Miss Kelly.  “She taught first, second, third, fourth, fifth,…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review: Rebellion of Silence

    selfpublishingadvisor
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written. When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review: Rebellion of Silence Brittney Martin Publisher: Outskirts Press…
  • Rising Through the Ranks | A Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (Part V)

    Kelly S
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    And so it begins––my fifth and final post in this series detailing some of the main tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to Search Engine Optimization, or SEO.In a moment I’m going to dive into a final grab-bag of tidbits that will help boost your SEO ranking, but first, I wanted to take a moment to think back to the five steps I’ve already described: Step 1: Optimize your keywords. Step 2: Optimize your content. Step 3: Optimize your title. Step 4: Optimize your tags. Step 5: Optimize your use of Google Analytics. As you can see, many if not most of these points are geared…
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  • Do writers have to “write what they know?” by Suzanne Chazin

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

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

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

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

    Karen Dionne
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:38 am
    Early in my writing career, there were two people who I consider mentors. Both were New York Times bestselling authors. One worked with me for over a year, the other, only once. Both were instrumental in helping me take my writing from promising to publishable. I met Gayle Lynds in 2005 at a mystery writers conference in Chicago. Later, after she kindly agreed to read the first 50 pages of my agented-but-not-yet-published novel, to my surprise, she called me on the phone to discuss. We talked about villains and endings and I learned more in those few minutes of discussion specific to my story…
 
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  • Word of the Year 2014, according to Oxford Dictionaries (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Oxford Dictionaries chose “vape” as the Word of the Year 2014. Learn more about it in a special infographic.Every year, Oxford Dictionaries pick up the word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest.Recommended: 12 best Hunger Games accessories, clothes and giftsBest books of 2014 picked by AmazonThe chosen word is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the particular year and to have lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.The Word of the Year 2014 is “vape” (see the definition in Oxford Dictionaries).Not as popular as…
  • 12 best Hunger Games accessories, clothes and gifts

    Ola Kowalczyk
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    A list of accessories, clothes and gifts inspired by the famous dystopian trilogy The Hunger Games.A movie adaptation of a bestselling book is the last time to decide whether we want to express in any way our emotional connection to the book or movie.Recommended: Best books of 2014 picked by Amazon50 awesome literary t-shirts for book loversThere are official Hunger Games stores on Amazon or on Hollywood Video. You’ll find here licensed items, from cell phone charms to headphones (the latter one surely to be used to listen to “The Hanging Tree”).If the official set of…
  • Harry Potter spells you should know (infographic)

    Friendly Staff
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:31 am
    Malaysia-based Deviant artist Sean Chun Seian Liew has created a chart that puts together Harry Potter spells. It’s based on a comprehensive Wikipedia list of spells in Harry Potter books.Via Geeks are Sexy.More stuff for book geeks:12 best Hunger Games accessories, clothes and gifts50 awesome literary t-shirts for book lovers14 notable sonnets beautifully mapped by Pop Chart Lab (picture)Incredible chart maps out every house in the Game of ThronesIdioms of the world (pictures)
  • Nook GlowLight now sells for $99

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    In preparations for the pre-Christmas shopping peak, Barnes & Noble reduces the price of Nook GlowLight to $99.The only e-reader in Barnes & Noble’s offer gets a new, lower price. Starting from November 21, you can get Nook GlowLight for $99, $20 (16%) less than a day ago.Read also: 12 best Hunger Games accessories, clothes and giftsBest books of 2014 picked by AmazonLast time Barnes & Noble reduced the price of GlowLight was in April, for a week. This time, the lower price is the new price. It won’t come back to $119, but, on the other hand, don’t count on…
  • E-reader and tablet covers with a classic artwork from The British Library

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Big Strawberry offers traditionally hand-made e-reader and tablet covers that feature original cover art from the British Library.Many users miss in the new-technology reading the touch of a history, embodied in the old good hard cover book.More to read: 25 iPad case covers for a book geek12 most beautiful book-style iPhone covers and casesTherefore, any initiatives that try to recreate the beauty of the vintage book are awaited by book lovers around the world.We’ve already shared many examples of book-style covers, but this collection is very special.Offered by Big Strawberry,…
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  • What Lies Within Us

    Kayte M
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:22 pm
    By Kiki Howell After receiving a letter from an aunt she never knew existed, Kyna Hughes travels to Ireland only to find out that her whole life has been a series of well-orchestrated lies. Suddenly, this poor girl from the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains is thrust into a life of not only the wealthy and affluent, but of dark magic and secret societies. As Kyna learns of the magic hidden inside her, purposefully stunted as she grew up for her protection, she must now battle mystical hauntings which are the result of curses while getting a crash course in utilizing her powers. Kidnappings…
  • Essentials of Essential Oils: How to Use Essential Oils for Beginners (The Titus 2 Homemaker Teaches) by Rachel Ramey

    Kayte M
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    Learning Officers or Learning Managers are responsible to satisfy learning and training needs of the organizations they are serving to. There are various types of platforms and methodologies to satisfy these needs; off-course E-Learning is one the most effective among all the available. Concepts In this discussion we will restrict ourselves to the E-Learning Solutions and Services. Moving further, you may need to understand following concepts in brief: Organizational Learning Needs –  Understanding: Training or learning which may bring required change or improvement in resources or…
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    27 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
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  • 5 super powers every reader needs

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    14 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
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