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  • The 5 Qualities You Need To Successfully Self-Publish Your Book

    The Future of Ink
    Nina Amir
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Send to Kindleby Nina Amir You can find lots of articles and guides on how to write and self-publish a book. Beyond the advice on promoting your book, including so-called bestseller campaigns, you’ll find less information on how to succeed as a self-published author. Here’s the truth of the matter: Achieving the status of “successful self-published author,” no matter how you publish, comes down to attitude. In fact, the majority of successful people in any industry will tell you their attitude helped them achieve their goals. You Need an Author Attitude If you want to become a…
  • Most Americans Now Reading Ebooks?

    Digital Book World
    Rich Bellis
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    A new poll by Harris Interactive, a Nielsen company, suggests they are. The poll, conducted last month, found a majority of Americans reading ebooks. It estimates that share at 54%, a number far exceeding the 28% a Pew study reported in January. Requests for comment on this discrepancy were not returned. Not only does the new poll indicate an unprecedented proportion of ebook readers in the U.S., it also found those who read ebooks actually read more books overall. Much more. To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW…
  • 10 Things that Should Be in Your Writer’s Toolbox #writing #amwriting #writers

    ePublish a Book
    Patricia de Hemricourt
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Ten Things that Should Be in Your Writer’s Toolbox (via http://writedivas.com) Ten Things that Should Be in Your Writer’s Toolbox In today’s article I’m going to cover the specific books and programs you should have squirreled away in your writer’s toolbox. Of course there is MUCH more out there than what is listed here… Related Posts :5 Things You Should Ask Your Potential Editor #editing #amwritingEditing Pet Peeves Or How To Really Get On Your Editor's NervesA Writer Asks A Famous Writer To Stop Writing Because–Why Again?Editing Pet Peeves - The Divas' choiceDependent Clauses…
  • Five Amazing Quotes From “How Literature Saved My Life” by David Shields

    Critical Margins
    Kevin Eagan
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    “How Literature Saved My Life” by David Shields is a close look at what makes reading and writing a necessity in the 21st century. Say what you will about David Shields: he’s made a name of himself as a critic of contemporary fiction and isn’t afraid to state what he thinks of the future of reading (read Reality Hunger for an example). I read David Shields’s latest nonfiction book, How Literature Saved My Life, last month. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads, which for me means I really liked it. “How Literature Saved My Life” by David Shields How Literature Saved My Life is…
  • Latham Conger and Kickstarter

    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    I met Latham Conger in fourth grade. We were plucked out of our respective classes to attend a two year program in another school called Special Opportunities. And no, it wasn't because we were disfunctional. It was a gifted program for supposedly smart kids, and we were taught by two teachers for two years in the same classroom. No grades, just written report cards. We were encouraged to explore our minds, both academically and creatively. Sort of a Montessori set-up, within the public school system.Being with the same group of kids for two years was interesting. I made two lifelong…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Latham Conger and Kickstarter

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    I met Latham Conger in fourth grade. We were plucked out of our respective classes to attend a two year program in another school called Special Opportunities. And no, it wasn't because we were disfunctional. It was a gifted program for supposedly smart kids, and we were taught by two teachers for two years in the same classroom. No grades, just written report cards. We were encouraged to explore our minds, both academically and creatively. Sort of a Montessori set-up, within the public school system.Being with the same group of kids for two years was interesting. I made two lifelong…
  • Guest Post by Dale T. Phillips and Vlad V.

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    Giving Our Way to Success- by Dale T. Phillips and Vlad V.Giving comes back around. Tess Gerritsen sparked the giving circle with so much of her time, energy, and money to aid Alzheimer's research – so it's nice that I got to thank her in person at Bouchercon, the world mystery conference.On this site, Joe upped the ante with his guest post offer, raising even more funds – while helping writers at the same time – so we’d like to say “thank you” for this opportunity. We've been reading this blog and others like it for years, and a big part of our going Indie is…
  • A Wake Up Call for Tracy Hickman

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Via PassiveGuy, who was linking to an article from ScienceFiction.com about a convention speech by bestselling sci-fi author Tracy Hickman to a room full of writers.Quote Tracy:“I have to do more now,” he said finally. A hush went over the audience as Hickman continued to describe the conditions under which authors are laboring under today. One can write 12,000 words and sell it for 4.95, he said. At that price point, his 120,000 novel would have be $49.50, which would be impossible to market. “I’m fighting for my life as an author,” he admitted frankly, his voice solemn. He then…
  • My Last Blog Post

    1 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Over three years ago, I did a blog post about successful self-published authors, and how many of them tried out self-publishing because they read my blog.I ended the blog post with this offer:You hear that, NY Publishing? You truly want to slow the growth of ebooks?Shut me up.I'm willing to be bought off. Pass around a collection envelope, like you do for employee birthdays. For a million bucks, I promise I'll never blog about ebooks, or help another writer, ever again.Since that post I've written several hundred more, encouraging authors to self-publish while explaining, in excruciating…
  • New Jack Daniels Novel Q & A with Jude Hardin

    20 Mar 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The first Jack Daniels novel in four years, LADY 52, is now available on Amazon Kindle for $3.99.What do Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels and private investigator Nicholas Colt have in common? Billiards, bourbon, bad jokes… And murder. Several, in fact. A homeless woman’s remains are found near Chicago twenty-six years after she disappeared. Her daughter—now retired in Florida—suspects foul play, and she hires Colt to fly up there and check it out. A prominent Chicago physician is slain outside a convenience store, horribly mutilated. A senseless street killing? A…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • Take the Money and Run: Kerry Jacobson, "Book Publicist"

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareStarting in the summer of last year, self-published authors whose books made it onto Amazon's Movers and Shakers list began to receive solicitations from a publicist named Kerry Jacobson (here's an example).Jacobson, who claimed more than eight years of experience boosting authors onto bestseller lists, promised a marketing push that would vault the authors' books onto the New York Times and USA Today lists, or propel them into Amazon's top ten. He also promised guidance and mentoring to help them make the most of the opportunity.Jacobson's fees…
  • Another Small Press Horror Story: Silver Publishing is Gone

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAnother small press disaster came to an ugly conclusion last week.In mid-2012, I began getting complaints about Silver Publishing, which started up in 2009 as a self-publishing facilitator, but in 2010 transformed itself into a "traditional royalty-paying press" (I put that in quotes because, these days, it means so little).Reported problems included poor editing, delayed and missing royalty statements/payments, royalty reductions due to claimed "overpayments," arbitrary changes in royalty payment schedules, and lack of communication--or,…
  • How to Succeed in Authorship Without Really Trying

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareGot the yen to write a book, but lack that essential creative spark? Looking to ride the coattails of the Kindle self-publishing craze, but don't want to bother with all that pesky scribbling? Want an author to create a story for you, but don't know where to find one?Fret no more. The Internet's got you covered.Here, for instance, would-be but inspiration-challenged authors can "Cash In on the Kindle Fiction Publishing Craze" by purchasing a "MASSIVE SET OF PRE-WRITTEN FICTION PLOTS."That's right! A diligent ghostwriter and her crack writing team…
  • Pamela Wray and WordWorks Publishing Consultants: The Amazing Case of the Serial Plagiarizer

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareEvery time I consider purging Writer Beware's files to get rid of documentation on agents and others we haven't heard anything about in years and years, I'm reminded of why I hold onto that old paper.Last Friday, I received an email from successful independent editor Jodie Renner. Apparently, client testimonials from her website had been plagiarized by an outfit called WordWorks Publishing Consultants. I hopped on over to WordWorks' website, expecting to discover something on the order of faux publicist Mike Albee, who decorated his site with fake…
  • The Short Life and Strange Death of Entranced Publishing

    28 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareWhen Entranced Publishing (its website is now gone, but a recent archived version can be seen here) opened to submissions in 2012, it looked like a promising small press, with a number of imprints, a sizeable staff, and a commitment not to churn out books, author-mill style.However promising-seeming, though, authors always need to be wary of brand-new small presses, because there's such a high attrition rate for such ventures. Even if the staff are very experienced (which often isn't the case in the small press world), it's wise to watch and wait…
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    Goodreads

  • Easily Add Books You Purchased from Amazon to Your Goodreads Shelves! (Available for members in the U.S., Canada, and Australia)

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Our members have been asking for a long time for a quick way to add their Amazon book purchases to their Goodreads shelves. So, we’ve come up with a new way to help: Today, we’re starting to roll out an Add Your Amazon Books feature! You can now add books you’ve purchased on Amazon – both print and Kindle books – to your Goodreads shelves. This will be available in the next few weeks to members in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Why add your Amazon purchases? Building out your bookshelves means that more of your friends will know about your favorite books. More books added to your…
  • New Discovery: Goodreads to Publish Lost Jane Austen Novel

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    "A girl without a father can never have too many brothers, yet Abigail Branscombe often found her three elder brothers to be quite vexing."—Opening line of Mirth and Mischief by Jane AustenIt is with great excitement and a weighty sense of responsibility that we make today's announcement: Goodreads has acquired and will release a previously unpublished work by Jane Austen. The full-length novel, titled Mirth and Mischief, will be made available to all readers in fall of 2014. We could not be more thrilled to introduce the world to Abigail Branscombe, an irrepressible heroine to join the…
  • Raise Your Glass to These St. Paddy's Day Reads

    12 Mar 2014 | 1:29 am
    Here at Goodreads, we've ordered some Guinness for our kegerator and learned two essential phrases in preparation for St. Patrick's Day: Éirinn go Brách! ("Ireland Forever!"—usually anglicized as "Erin go Bragh.") Sláinte! (A drink to good health—pronounced "slan-che.") If your Irish vocab stops there, you're not alone. Irish, aka Gaeilge or Irish Gaelic (not to be confused with Scottish Gaelic!), is one of the world's dying languages. Recent estimates put the number of speakers who use it daily as low as 80,000, out of 4.5 million people living in Ireland. However, Irish is still…
  • Goodreads Is Now on the First Generation Kindle Paperwhite

    10 Mar 2014 | 6:51 pm
    “We want Goodreads on the original Kindle Paperwhite, too!" was the cri du coeur in November when we first launched Goodreads on the new Kindle Paperwhite. For all of you who asked, your time is now!Starting today, Goodreads on Kindle is available on both models of Kindle Paperwhite in the United States, Canada, and Australia. This is part of our ongoing commitment to bring Goodreads to you on all your favorite devices.Goodreads on Kindle will be made available in a free and automatic over-the-air upgrade to the first generation Kindle Paperwhite in the coming weeks. How will you know when…
  • What's Your Love Story? Literary lovers: An Infographic.

    13 Feb 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Ah, love! It takes so many different forms. Are you engaged in a forbidden affair? Tormented by unrequited love? Totally content in your bromance? In honor of Valentine's Day, we present a handy flowchart that will help you find your literary love counterpart. Read the corresponding book for some relationship insight! So, what's your love story? posted by jade on February, 13
 
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    Indiereader

  • The Stain of Murder

    Dan Kilian
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    They’re going to kill that guy.
  • Out of the Rabbit Hole

    IR Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE clearly explains what OCD is, how it damages a person's life and well-being, and how it can be fought through cognitive-behavioral therapy.
  • I, Paris

    IR Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    To understand the significance of this novel, readers should first be familiar with the basics of Paris’s role in the Trojan War of Greek mythology. Paris has often been portrayed as “weak, almost effeminate,” as author Rick Garnett states in his introduction. In this novel, there’s an attempt to humanize him.
  • By Blood

    IR Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    This is a thoughtful, funny, intense work of young adult fiction that takes the reader on a journey through the streets of Oxford, exploring everything from the passion of summer romance to the mystic appeal of the ancient druids.
  • The Filigree: News From Fairyland

    Niko Silvester
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    One of the products listed was titled "The Filigree", and it was a newspaper. A fairy-tale newspaper.
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    Dear Author

  • Daily Deals: Titanic survivor, interracial romance, Alt POV romance, and PNR

    Jane
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Promise Me This by Cathy Gohlke. $ Free From the Jacket Copy: Annie Allen never imagined the day she watched her brother, Owen, sail on Titanic would be the last time she’d see him. Nor could she guess how the tragedy would forever knit her life to Michael Dunnagan, who survived through Owen’s sacrifice. As Annie struggles to navigate a challenging life in England, Michael labors in New Jersey to create the gardening business Owen once dreamed of and to heal Annie’s grief through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when her brother did not, a…
  • Reading List by Jennie for January and February

    Jennie
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    I also read and reviewed Villette, Thrown for a Curve, The Countess Conspiracy and Freeing during these months. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin This is the fifth and, for now, the last book in the A Song of Ice and Fire (otherwise known as Game of Thrones) series. It’s also long. Really, really long. I’ve been reading it since the first of the year and have just now reached the 50% mark. I guess on the plus side there will be less of a lapse between this book and The Winds of Winter for me, which is definitely a good thing; I have enough trouble keeping characters…
  • 87. An Interview with Maya Banks

    Jane
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Jane and Sarah interview New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks. We talk about what she’s writing, and what she’s reading – both Maya and Jane are fans of books that contain crack. We talk about her feelings about first person point of view, new books, antiheroes, and recurring characters in the Banks world. PLEASE NOTE. In the middle of the podcast, Jane and Maya discuss Kristen Ashley’s newest book, and there is a SPOILER ALERT between 20:30 – 24:34 in the podcast audio. (There’s also an announcement during the podcast at that point so don’t…
  • REVIEW: Playing It Close by Kat Latham

    Jayne
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Where do you go to escape everything when you’re one of the most famous rugby players in the world? For Liam Callaghan, that place is a remote lodge on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. Perfect, except he doesn’t exactly want to be alone with his thoughts. Enter Tess Chambers, the ultimate distraction. Still reeling from a professional disaster that’s made her all but unemployable, Tess understands the desire to move through life as somebody else. So when instantly recognizable Liam uses a fake name, she runs with it and creates a temporary new identity of her own.
  • Friday News: Amazon’s wacky algorithms, Fandom and corporate publicity, writers v. copyists, and a real life interracial historical romance

    Janet
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The (Unintentional) Amazon Guide to Dealing Drugs – For those of you who routinely give the side eye to Amazon’s algorithms, here’s a true story that is both absurd and frightening. It seems that a pattern of purchases for a certain scale has resulted in a recommended buying list that amounts to what Alexis Madrigal refers to as a “quickstart kit for selling drugs.” That’s the absurd part. The frightening part is that Amazon does not make clear in its TOS how it responds to requests from law enforcement for customer information. So, how long until police…
 
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-18-14

    Admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    Sold to the Sheikh (Club Volare) By Chloe Cox / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (183 reviews) Stella Spencer is grateful for any job she can get after her divorce, even if it’s at her friend’s exclusive club. And Club Volare proves the perfect place to hide while she mends […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-18-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-17-14

    Admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Promise Me, Cowboy (Copper Mountain Rodeo) By CJ Carmichael / Genre: Westerns, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 reviews) Sage Carrigan never meant to be the other woman. Unfortunately, bronco rider Dawson O’Dell neglected to mention he was married the night he invited her to his bed after they’d both placed first […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-17-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-16-14

    Admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Heart of Gold: an inspirational western romance By Lacy Williams / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (270 reviews) Wyoming, 1902–Ranch foreman Charlie Welch suspects his boss’s daughter has returned home with purely selfish motives–she wants money. After being estranged from her father for years, Opal Bright hopes […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-16-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-15-14

    Admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    When the Smoke Clears (Deadly Reunions Book #1): A Novel By Lynette Eason / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (151 reviews) As a member of the North Cascades Smokejumpers, Alexia Allen always takes care of the equipment that keeps her safe. So when she nearly dies in […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-15-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-14-14

    Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    When Mountains Move: A Novel By Julie Cantrell / Genre: Christian Fiction, Christian Books & Bibles, Religion & Spirituality / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (108 reviews) It is the spring of 1943. With a wedding and a cross-country move, Millie’s world is about to change forever.  If only her past could change with […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-14-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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  • 128 Free Kindle Books for Free Friday

    switch11
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Sign Up for Free NOW – Free Kindle Books Emails! Book Covers View at Zero Friction Books. Also option to see ALL free books today. Not in the US? Sign Up – Kindle UK, Kindle Canada, Kindle Germany, Kindle Australia, Kindle Brazil, Kindle India, Kindle Italy, Kindle Japan, Kindle Mexico,Kindle Spain, Kindle France. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD in your countries! Please check Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 1:20 pm Friday, Apr 18th. Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *Aloha Also Means Goodbye by Jessica Rosenberg.
  • 135 Free Kindle Books, 43 Kindle Book Deals for Thor Thursday

    switch11
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Sign Up for Free NOW – Free Kindle Books Emails! Book Covers View at Zero Friction Books. Also option to see ALL free books today. Not in the US? Sign Up – Kindle UK, Kindle Canada, Kindle Germany, Kindle Australia, Kindle Brazil, Kindle India, Kindle Italy, Kindle Japan, Kindle Mexico,Kindle Spain, Kindle France. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD in your countries! Please check Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:45 pm Thursday, Apr 17th. Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day ** Double Trouble: Volume 2 (The Coxwells) by…
  • 120 Free Kindle Books for Wed, Apr 16

    switch11
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Sign Up for Free NOW – Free Kindle Books Emails! Book Covers View at Zero Friction Books. Also option to see ALL free books today. Not in the US? Sign Up – Kindle UK, Kindle Canada, Kindle Germany, Kindle Australia, Kindle Brazil, Kindle India, Kindle Italy, Kindle Japan, Kindle Mexico,Kindle Spain, Kindle France. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD in your countries! Please check Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm Wednesday, Apr 16th. Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day [Pick] ***The Blackmail Club, a Jack McCall Mystery…
  • 116 Free Kindle Books, 43 Kindle Book Deals (Magical Tue, Apr 15)

    switch11
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Sign Up for Free NOW – Free Kindle Books Emails! Book Covers View at Zero Friction Books. Also option to see ALL free books today. Not in the US? Sign Up – Kindle UK, Kindle Canada, Kindle Germany, Kindle Australia, Kindle Brazil, Kindle India, Kindle Italy, Kindle Japan, Kindle Mexico,Kindle Spain, Kindle France. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD in your countries! Please check Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm Tuesday, Apr 15th. Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day **Call Me Cat by Karpov Kinrade. Price: Free. Genre:…
  • 107 Free Kindle Books for April 14th

    switch11
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Sign Up for Free NOW – Free Kindle Books Emails! Book Covers View at Zero Friction Books. Also option to see ALL free books today. Not in the US? Sign Up – Kindle UK, Kindle Canada, Kindle Germany, Kindle Australia, Kindle Brazil, Kindle India, Kindle Italy, Kindle Japan, Kindle Mexico,Kindle Spain, Kindle France. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD in your countries! Please check Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 3:55 pm Monday, Apr 14th. Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *Undeniable Rogue (The Rogues Club, Book One) (Aug…
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  • Attention Women Writers: Meet the #WoMentoring Project!

    catherineryanhoward
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Today I’m honored to help introduce something very exciting, timely and worthwhile: The WoMentoring Project!  The Wo-what now? The WoMentoring Project exists to offer free mentoring by professional literary women to up and coming female writers who would otherwise find it difficult to access similar opportunities. The mission of The WoMentoring Project is simply to introduce successful literary women to other women writers at the beginning of their careers who would benefit from some insight, knowledge and support. The hope is that we’ll see new, talented and diverse female voices…
  • Sunday Coffee Reads | Apr 6

    catherineryanhoward
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    Welcome to Sunday Coffee Reads which, if you’re not familiar, is my occasional sharing of the most interesting thoughts and links to things I’ve come across on Twitter and marked as favourites to read later, later being Sunday morning when I’ve the first of many cups of coffee in hand… I’ve actually been out of the office (read: away from the desk in my living room) for the past week, as Andrea Summers was here and I took her on a very rainy trip around Ireland. Well, a few bits of it anyway. Highlights were breakfast with a view at the Lake Hotel in…
  • Writer/Blogger? You May Need a Contact Page Intervention

    catherineryanhoward
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:53 am
    It may be news to you but for the last year and a half or so, I’ve been doing some freelance social media work for a publishing house, helping promote other authors’ books online. As my goal is essentially to connect readers with books I believe they’ll like, a lot of my time is spent trawling through the magical interweb looking for book blogs. They’re easy enough to find. But it’s not always easy to find what I need when I get there: a way to contact the blogger in private. It’s a particularly bad day when the coffee machine is still brewing and the…
  • Sunday Coffee Reads | Mar 23

    catherineryanhoward
    23 Mar 2014 | 6:48 am
    Welcome to Sunday Coffee Reads which, if you’re not familiar, is my occasional sharing of the most interesting thoughts and links to things I’ve come across on Twitter and marked as favourites to read later, later being Sunday morning when I’ve the first of many cups of coffee in hand… So, behold! This week’s tweets: 50+ Better Questions To Ask Than How To Be More Productive http://t.co/BD6LET4c2p via @CharlieGilkey — Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn) March 23, 2014 Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. LOUIS…
  • The Blog Tour: What, Why and How I Write

    catherineryanhoward
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:35 am
    This morning I am contributing a stop to The Blog Tour: What, Why and How I Write, this on-going blogging and writing thingy where each blogger answers four questions about their writing, tags three victims and runs away screaming, ‘You’re it!’ Normally I avoid such things because they have a tendency to get out of hand quickly (‘I just nominated for you for this award – now all you need to do is make a list of 53 bloggers you love and get each of them to nominate 87 other bloggers…’ etc. etc.) but Jason Arnopp (a) asked me before he tagged me and (b)…
 
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  • The MobileRead wiki turns 8 years old

    DaleDe
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The MobileRead wiki turns 8 years old this month. You can see a history and status of the wiki at Wiki Statistics. To celebrate this event I have redone the eBook Reader Matrix with an all new page with all new devices. All of the products shown are available this year. I saved the original E-book Reader Matrix page for posterity. It has 1.9 million views and was around even before the wiki existed. It now shows what may have been the heyday of eBook readers but it out of date with the current generation of products. The wiki itself continues to grow with over 1200 pages in the main pages and…
  • Amazon acquiring digital comics platform Comixology

    Dopedangel
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/10/56...orm-comixology I hope this doesn't mean I will loose access to my collection. Amazon does not sell Kindle here or ebooks.
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 03/29 - 04/05

    Alexander Turcic
    5 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Is it really Sunday again? Hoorah! Time to dig in to another digest of MobileRead delectables ;) E-Book General - NewsKobo No Longer at Ebates E Ink forecasts loss as ebook device demand falls
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    Self-Publishing Review

  • Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Review

    Mick Rooney
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has established itself as the single most recognisable DIY self-publishing platform for authors wanting to publish their books in e-book. Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing back in 2007 in beta form and pitched it initially to ‘publishers’ via marketing emails. Amazon had also just launched the first Kindle e-reader hardware—a basic ...
  • Interview with SPR Awards Non-Fiction Winner Christine Osborne

    Cate Baum
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    SPR talks to author Christine Osborne, SPR Awards Winner for Non-Fiction about her book, Travels With My Hat. Tell us about your winning entry to the SPR Awards. Travels with My Hat is about my adventures and misadventures as a solo woman writer and photographer working in the Arab world. How did you come to ...
  • Getting Listed in the Edelweiss Database

    Henry Baum
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    One of the biggest challenges for self-published authors is getting a book into bookstores, libraries, and in the hands of top reviewers. Traditional publishers certainly have the leg up in this area, and they’re using a service called Edelweiss. Here’s a good overview at Book Riot about what Edelweiss does. Basically, it sorts books out ...
  • Interview with SPR Awards Shorts Winner Gerard Marconi

    Cate Baum
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Gerard Marconi, the winner of the Shorts category in the SPR Awards 2014, talks about his winning entry, " Searching For Paradise and Other Stories".
  • Ten things to do to win a writing contest

    Cate Baum
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    With so many entries to judge, what is it about your book that will win you a prize?
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    I Love My Kindle

  • Add Your Amazon Books rolling out to Goodreads website

    Bufo Calvin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Add Your Amazon Books rolling out to Goodreads website When Amazon bought Goodreads (a bit over a year ago), one of the advantages people  envisaged  (and certainly, some people thought there might be disadvantages as well) was the ability to easily import your Amazon purchases to your Goodreads shelves. We did get the ability to do that from some Kindle devices. For example, you have that functionality on the Kindle Paperwhite. That was fine for people with those devices, but there are lots of Goodreads users who have bought books from Amazon and don’t have Kindles (or at least,…
  • Amazon updates Kindle Personal Documents

    Bufo Calvin
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Amazon updates Kindle Personal Documents In this Amazon Kindle forum thread (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) Amazon announced some significant changes to their Personal Documents service. Previously, you had the ability to send documents to your Kindle. You could e-mail them to a special e-mail address your Kindle has, or use the “Send to Kindle” feature: send to kindle (at AmazonSmile) and they would be stored in your Cloud/archives. One place they were available was at http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle (at AmazonSmile) You could also…
  • Heads up! LTO on LCD writing board at 315 PM Pacific

    Bufo Calvin
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Heads up! LTO on LCD writing board at 315 PM Pacific Amazon: Upcoming Limited-Time Special Offer on Kindle Fire: LCD Writing Board for $5. Deal starts at 6:15 PM ET/3:15 PM PT. Check your Kindle Fire. .. More later… Update: sorry I had to be really brief on this one! Not only was I on my phone, but I was in a place where I couldn’t speak out loud…so I couldn’t use speech-to-text! That really limited my ability to input the information. These are special limited time offers, which are only available to Kindle Fire owners. What happens is you can get a text to alert you…
  • Kindle Fires are on sale today

    Bufo Calvin
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Kindle Fires are on sale today Note: see the update below: Prime members are getting an extra ten percent off the prices listed in the first part of this post! This is a “limited time” offer, but not one of those that disappears in seconds. No way to know how long it will last, but I guess it will be good for today. Check the price before you click or tap that Buy button. Kindle Fire HDX 7″ (at AmazonSmile: support a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) That’s my personally most-used device. It’s $199 for the configuration I have: 16 GB, special offers, wi-fi…
  • Evi: free voice-input assistant for the Kindle Fire

    Bufo Calvin
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Evi: free voice-input assistant for the Kindle Fire Note: if you are not an app user, I have something else for you at the end of this post I’m more of a keyboard person than a mouse person. When I first learned to use computers, we didn’t have mice. In fact, we didn’t even use a keyboard. Do you know what we used to talk to the computer? A punchcard machine. Quickly, though, we got keyboards…and I took a typing class in high school. Eventually, I got to be pretty quick: I was measured typing in the 90s (words per minute), which is fast, but not world class. Then…
 
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  • How To Market Your Book To The Locals – Four Secrets

    Kristen Eckstein
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Send to Kindleby Kristen Eckstein While the internet is a huge place that allows us to connect with audiences all over the world, we shouldn’t neglect our own backyards. It’s easy to focus your marketing strategy only online, however local marketing can go a long way toward preparing you for interviews, giving you media exposure, and helping you gain practical experience you can use to properly position yourself as a successful author. Here are four secrets to market your book to your local target market in your own backyard: Secret #1: Contact local organizations Find out what local…
  • How To Start Your Own Publishing Company – 10 Essential Steps

    Shelley Hitz
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Send to Kindleby Shelley Hitz Disclaimer:  This blog post is for informational purposes only.  I am not a lawyer or accountant and am not giving legal advice.  Consult with a tax professional and lawyer before making decisions regarding your business.  As an author, have you considered starting your own publishing company?  Many self-published authors are now choosing this option.  In fact, this is what my husband CJ and I have done.  We started Body and Soul Publishing in 2012 and haven’t looked back yet. Three Reasons to Start an Independent Publishing Company 1)    It looks…
  • The 5 Qualities You Need To Successfully Self-Publish Your Book

    Nina Amir
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Send to Kindleby Nina Amir You can find lots of articles and guides on how to write and self-publish a book. Beyond the advice on promoting your book, including so-called bestseller campaigns, you’ll find less information on how to succeed as a self-published author. Here’s the truth of the matter: Achieving the status of “successful self-published author,” no matter how you publish, comes down to attitude. In fact, the majority of successful people in any industry will tell you their attitude helped them achieve their goals. You Need an Author Attitude If you want to become a…
  • 7 Tools to Create Killer Headlines

    Joan Stewart
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Send to Kindleby Joan Stewart On average, 8 of 10 people never make it past your headline or title. That’s because headlines are usually an afterthought–slapped onto an article, a press release or a blog post after you’ve  spent an hour or two painstakingly writing it, rewriting, proofreading and correcting errors. By the time you’re done with all that, you’re exhausted. So you write the first headline thing that comes to mind. In my work as a publicity expert, a writing coach a former newspaper editor, I’ve identified five major problems with headlines…
  • How to Research Keywords to Help you Create the Perfect Book

    Penny Sansevieri
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Send to Kindleby Penny Sansevieri Last month we talked about how to create bestselling book ideas and use keywords to help identify the right market, focus, and direction for your book. Now, let’s dig a bit deeper into this whole topic of keywords and focus on the strategy for identifying the exact right words for your market. Just about everything we’ll talk about in regards to social media these days comes down to using the right keywords. But the topic of keywords actually goes deeper than that. Keywords affect all areas of promotion: from creating the right copy on your website, to…
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  • The new OverDrive.com: Connecting readers with libraries

    Heather Tunstall
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    We’ve made some changes to the OverDrive websites to make it easier for your users to learn about your digital collection through OverDrive. On April 15, we split OverDrive.com into two websites – one for users, and one corporate website with OverDrive’s company information. This reorganization is to help serve you and your users better. The majority of visitors to overdrive.com are end users, so we are tailoring this website to them, providing a simple way to find their local library, search for titles to borrow, download the OverDrive app and find help articles. All of the…
  • Blog Post – Kobo Arc HD Review

    Justin Noszek
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Kobo released the Arc in 2012 as competitor to Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet and HD series, and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. A few months back, Kobo brought us the Arc HD, as a way to get into the high definition market, as well as offering a 10-inch model to supplement their 7-inch device. The difference between the two devices in some ways makes the HD a step up from the standard Arc, but a few features make it merely a lateral move. I’ll start with the less-than-stellar changes to the Arc HD, beginning with the audio. The Arc offered dual front-facing speakers, allowing a stereo…
  • Stress Awareness Month

    Rachel Somerville
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992. During this month, health care professionals and experts across the U.S. will conspire to increase awareness about both the causes and cures for today’s stress epidemic. I happen to be getting married in two weeks so I am definitely “aware” of stress this month. Thankfully, I have my local library and eBooks to read that help calm my nerves and help me stay organized. I have created a list of my favorite stress-related titles that are certain to provide guidance and comfort to your patrons. Stress Awareness Month These titles…
  • National Library Week: How libraries change lives!

    Laura Guldeman
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    When I was little, I loved Roald Dahl’s Matilda, her voracious appetite for books and her unflagging nature. Nothing was as life-changing for Matilda as the day she set out on her own in search of the public library. I adored the relationship Matilda made with the sweet librarian Mrs. Phelps. She gave Matilda her first “grown-up book” to read, Great Expectation by Charles Dickens, but Matilda’s education in literature didn’t end there. “. . . books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships…
  • Teenreads presents Ultimate Reading List

    Kristin Preyss
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Reading may not always be a teenager’s first choice of activity. I know when I was in high school, I associated reading with required text from English class. I always put off reading homework until the last minute and dragged through it. It wasn’t until I discovered reading didn’t have to be just the assigned list that I really started enjoying it. Now when I find a good book, I cannot put it down; I read until 3 a.m. and continue as soon as I have a free minute. Every year, Teenreads.com puts together an Ultimate Teen Reading List that consists of hundreds of titles that inspire teens…
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  • Amazon Gives Samsung Custom Kindle App with Free Monthly eBooks

    Nathan
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Amazon and Samsung have announced an interesting new partnership that has resulted in a co-branded Kindle reading app called Kindle for Samsung. The new app includes some exclusive features, notably access to Samsung Book Deals, a service just launched that provides access to 12 free ebooks a year to all Kindle for Samsung users. The […]
  • Goodreads Adds New Feature to Add Amazon Books to Shelves

    Nathan
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Last year when Amazon acquired Goodreads, an online book community where people review and discuss books as well as find new books to read, we knew it was just a matter of time before Amazon started making use of Goodreads’ resources. Amazon has already integrated Goodreads into their Kindle Paperwhite ebook readers and Kindle Fire […]
  • Hisense Sero 8 Android Tablet Incoming, But is There a Sero 8 Pro?

    Nathan
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    My favorite budget tablet last year was undoubtedly the Hisense Sero 7 Pro, which is pretty surprising given all the competition in the budget Android tablet market and the fact that Hisense had never even made any tablets before. Now Hisense is moving forward with at least one new tablet this year, called the Hisense […]
  • Kindle Cloud Storage Moves to Amazon Cloud Drive

    Nathan
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    One of the added benefits that Amazon offers customers who use Kindle devices or apps is the option to add personal documents and non-Amazon ebooks to their Kindle libraries using email or one of the Send to Kindle apps. Amazon is sending out emails to Kindle customers this morning detailing a change to the way […]
  • Nook GlowLight on Sale for $99, But Don’t Get the Clip Cover

    Nathan
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    This past week Barnes and Noble issued an update for the Nook GlowLight to improve the on-board shopping experience and to add a few new features. Now this week Barnes and Noble is running a sale on the Nook GlowLight to try and get it out into more people’s hands. The Nook GlowLight normally sells […]
 
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  • Linguistics For Dummies (by Rose-Marie Dechaine)

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    The fascinating, fun, and friendly way to understand the science behind human language Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Linguistics students study how languages are constructed, how they function, how they affect society, and how humans learn language. From understanding other languages to teaching computers to communicate, linguistics plays a vital role in society. Linguistics For Dummies tracks to a typical college-level introductory linguistics course and arms you with the confidence, knowledge, and know-how to score your highest. • Understand the science behind…
  • Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine (by Barry C. Smith)

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Interest in and consumption of wine have grown exponentially in recent years and there has been a corresponding increase in consumers' knowledge of wine, which in turn has generated discussions about the meaning and value of wine in our lives and how renowned wine critics influence our subjective assessment of quality and shape public tastes. Wine first played a part in Western philosophy at the symposium of the early Greek philosophers where it enlivened and encouraged discussion. During the Enlightenment David Hume recommended drinking wine with friends as a cure for philosophical…
  • Breaking Kate (The Acceptance Series) (Volume 1) (by D. Kelly)

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    I couldn't put it down. Fell in love with all th characters....I cried and I laughed and it was everything all rolled into one amazing book! Now I am anxiously awaiting how Kate's story will continue! Spot on book and a must read! Read more...
  • Chasing Forever (Chasing Series) (by Pamela Ann)

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    I really liked this book. Although I wanted to as Chad would say bitch slap Toby and Lucy! The only negative thing I would say is that the ending seemed a little rushed. I didn't think Toby and Lucy really talked thru their problems very well. I don't know if that's because there is another book coming or not. Otherwise the book was excellent. I made me laugh and cry a lot. Thank you for another good book. Read more...
  • Fractals in Reservoir Engineering (by H. H. Hardy)

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Many natural objects have been found to be fractal and fractal mathematics has been used to generate many beautiful "nature" scenes. Fractal mathematics is used in image compression and for movies and is now becoming an engineering tool as well. This book describes the application of fractal mathematics to one engineering specialty - reservoir engineering. This is the process of engineering the production of oil and gas. The reservoir engineer's job is to design and predict production from underground oil and gas reservoirs. The successful application of fractal mathematics to this…
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  • Twitter Bootstrap Succinctly

    Admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Twitter Bootstrap (TWB) is a free front-end framework built by Twitter developers to ensure visual and functional consistency across websites and applications. In Twitter Bootstrap Succinctly, Peter Shaw walks you through the basics of using TWB Version 2 CSS classes to add beautiful, user-friendly components to your projects. You’ll learn how to add TWB 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…
  • AngularJS Succinctly

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    9 Apr 2014 | 4:59 am
    Author Frederik Dietz uses AngularJS Succinctly to outline common tasks and challenges for developers using Angular.js. With his help, novices and experts alike will find a reference that clearly outlines a variety of challenges, their solutions, and technical explanations for how the challenges are overcome. Description Topics included: An Introduction to Angular.js • Controllers • […]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…
  • Visual Studio 2013 Succinctly

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    21 Mar 2014 | 10:28 am
    With author Alessandro Del Sole as your guide, you will learn how to harness these features for increased productivity and efficiency. For novices and returning experts alike, Visual Studio 2013 Succinctly offers a point of entry into one of Microsoft’s most powerful tools. Description Topics included: Synchronized Settings and Notifications • The Start Page Revisited […]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…
  • Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly

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    21 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    With Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly by Matteo Pagani, you’ll go from creating a “Hello World” app to managing network data usage, enabling users to talk to your application through speech APIs, and earning money through in-app purchases. Dozens of additional features are covered in the book, including launchers, choosers, and geolocation services, so you’ll […]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…
  • Direct 3D Succinctly [PDF, Kindle]

    Admin
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Direct3D Succinctly tears down the barriers to entry. Requiring only a background in C++, author Chris Rose will guide you through the process of developing your own 3-D applications. Description Topics included: Introduction to 3-D Graphics • Setting up the Visual Studio Template • Basic Direct3D • Loading a Model • Texture Mapping • HLSL […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us…
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  • JavaScript Essential Training (2011) – Free Video Tutorial

    kfadmin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    In JavaScript Essential Training, Simon Allardice shows how to use JavaScript to add new features and a richer, more compelling user interface on web pages. This course keeps current best practices and practical uses for JavaScript in mind, while covering syntax, working with the DOM, and developing and debugging across multiple platforms, devices, and browsers. It also shows how to progressively enhance and gracefully degrade web pages, and take advantage of the world of JavaScript libraries now available. Exercise files are included with the course. Topics include: - Introduction to…
  • JavaScript Essential Training (2011) – Free Video Tutorial

    kfadmin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    In JavaScript Essential Training, Simon Allardice shows how to use JavaScript to add new features and a richer, more compelling user interface on web pages. This course keeps current best practices and practical uses for JavaScript in mind, while covering syntax, working with the DOM, and developing and debugging across multiple platforms, devices, and browsers. It also shows how to progressively enhance and gracefully degrade web pages, and take advantage of the world of JavaScript libraries now available. Exercise files are included with the course. Topics include: - Introduction to…
  • jQuery: Novice To Ninja- Free 151 Page Preview

    kfadmin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    jQuery: Novice to Ninja will show you how to unleash the amazing power of jQuery. In this book excerpt, you’ll master all the major tricks and techniques that jQuery offers–within hours. jQuery has quickly become the JavaScript library of choice, and it’s easy to see why. This JavaScript framework dramatically improves how you add interactivity and animation to your website. Download Now
  • jQuery: Novice To Ninja- Free 151 Page Preview

    kfadmin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    jQuery: Novice to Ninja will show you how to unleash the amazing power of jQuery. In this book excerpt, you’ll master all the major tricks and techniques that jQuery offers–within hours. jQuery has quickly become the JavaScript library of choice, and it’s easy to see why. This JavaScript framework dramatically improves how you add interactivity and animation to your website. Download Now
  • Simply SQL

    kfadmin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Simply SQL is a practical step-by-step guide to writing SQL.! Teach Yourself SQL – The Easy Way! You’ll learn how to make the most of your data using best-practice SQL code. Rather than bore you with theory, it focuses on the practical use of SQL with common databases and uses plenty of diagrams, easy-to-read text, and examples to help make learning SQL easy and fun. Download Now
 
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  • Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2

    Wow!
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Book Description Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotely connect back into the office, or learn all about Storage Spaces—these are just a few of the features in Windows Server 2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windows authority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led by Kevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the new features and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-world scenarios to put them in perspective. If you’re a system administrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing Windows Server 2012…
  • Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

    Wow!
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    Book Description Invaluable coverage on all aspects of System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Completely updated for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, this comprehensive book provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of the product, including planning and installation, migrating from previous versions of Configuration Manager, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing. Provides numerous real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts Explores planning and…
  • AutoCAD Platform Customization

    Wow!
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    Book Description Make AutoCAD your own with powerful personalization options Options for AutoCAD customization are typically the domain of administrators, but savvy users can perform their own customizations to personalize AutoCAD. Until recently, most users never thought to customize the AutoCAD platform to meet their specific needs, instead leaving it to administrators. If you are an AutoCAD user who wants to ramp up personalization options in your favorite software, AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface and Beyond is the perfect resource for you. Author Lee Ambrosius is recognized…
  • Todd Lammle’s CCNA/CCENT IOS Commands Survival Guide: Exams 100-101, 200-101, and 200-120

    Wow!
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    Book Description Your Guide to CCENT and CCNA IOS Commands This book is an ideal supplement to Todd Lammle’s CCENT and CCNA Study Guides, and a great quick reference for any Cisco networking administrator. Covering IOS version 15, each chapter begins with a short introduction, explaining what tasks will be discussed, followed by detailed explanations of and examples of the commands. The book includes an easy-to-navigate table of commands broken into the following topic areas: Internetworking and TCP/IP Cisco command line interface (CLI) and Security Device Manager (SDM) Router Configuration…
  • Five Stars: Putting Online Reviews to Work for Your Business

    Wow!
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    Book Description Create positive visibility for your business with this essential roadmap Everyone now understands the importance of online reviews on sites such as Yelp. This unique book helps you influence the process and leverage the results to increase sales and revenue. Five Stars is the perfect guide to a timely and crucial marketing tactic for today’s savvy small business owners and marketers. Find out how to get more (and better) online reviews for your business, track and monitor them, leverage them effectively in social media and elsewhere, and handle negative reviews with…
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  • Samsung Galaxy Owners Now Have a Custom Kindle Store With Free Stuff

    Jamie Condliffe
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Got a Samsung Galaxy device? You're in for a treat: Amazon is building a custom Kindle store for you and your device—and it comes with perks.Read more...
  • How to Buy Ebooks From Anywhere and Still Read Them All in One Place

    Eric Ravenscraft on Lifehacker, shared by Brian Barrett to Gizmodo
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there's a way around this problem.Read more...
  • You Might Have Free Amazon Money Waiting in Your Inbox

    Brian Barrett
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:25 am
    If you're a regular buyer of Kindle ebooks, you want to go check your email; inside, there might just be a little present from Amazon waiting for you. And by "present" I mean "legally mandated compensation to make up for years of price-fixing." Just like Christmas!Read more...
  • The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Costs Less Than a Kindle Paperwhite Today

    Brian Barrett
    19 Mar 2014 | 5:55 am
    While at this point the year-and-a-half old 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD might be showing its age a bit, it's still one of the best tablets you can buy. Especially considering that you can get one today for just $130—less than an e-ink Kindle Paperwhite.Read more...
  • The first-gen Kindle Paperwhite is finally getting the second-gen software features it's been waitin

    Jamie Condliffe
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:16 am
    The first-gen Kindle Paperwhite is finally getting the second-gen software features it's been waiting for—including Goodreads, kid-friendly FreeTime, improved cloud organization, and a handful of other little benefits.Read more...
 
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 298 Molly Hawthorne

    Len Edgerly
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Retired Special Ed Teacher and Kindle Reader Interview starts at 19:42 I read The New York Times Book Magazine on Sundays, and I belong to a book group, and there are suggestions there. If I come across anything in the newspaper or whatever, then I check it out. The nice thing is I can get a sample of it and read that sample. If I like it I can download it, and if not I just go onto the next.  Show Notes and Links:  News “Amazon Kindle Fire Smartphone Expected Release Date” by Christine Celis at AndroidOrigin – April 14, 2014 Tech Tip Amazon Cloud Collections Interview with Molly…
  • TKC 297 David P. Vandagriff

    Len Edgerly
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Attorney and Creator of The Passive Voice blog Interview starts at 17:13 In my opinion, any midlist author that sticks with a traditional publisher is crazy, because I personally know a number of formerly midlist traditionally publishing authors who are making a very, very nice living off of self-publishing now. We’re talking a 10-x increase in their royalty payments over what they had with traditional publishers. Show Notes and Links: News Fire TV Amazon Fire TV Voice Search FAQ “Estimating Kindle E-Book Sales for Amazon” by Trefis at nasdaq.com – April 7, 2013 “Inside…
  • TKC 296 James McQuivey & Amazon Fire TV

    Len Edgerly
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Author of Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation It could literally just be a bluetooth microphone that you clip to yourself, and maybe it’s combined in a pedometer or a wristwatch or a something else. All it does is listen for specific commands, like “Amazon, send me toothpaste.” Well Amazon would know exactly which toothpaste to send me. Interview starts at 1:56 Show Notes and Links: Amazon Dash Interview with James McQuivey “Disrupting Disruption at the AAP Annual Meeting” by Calvin Reid at Publishers Weekly – March 21, 2014 Digital Disruption:…
  • At Home in Denver with Fire TV

    Len Edgerly
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    By the time I arrived home in Denver last night, it had been a long day, beginning with 4:30 a.m. wakeup in Cambridge, Mass., for the Amtrak Acela ride to New York City to the Amazon press conference, then a Southwest flight from LaGuardia to DIA, toting with great mindfulness the attractive shopping bag (in photo above) holding my review unit for Fire TV. I briefly considered going to bed and saving the installation of Fire TV until morning, when I would be rested and alert. Right. Instead I made a ham and Swiss sandwich and headed quietly to the guest room, where our relatively new Samsung…
  • Liveblog of Amazon NYC Press Event on New Video Service

    Len Edgerly
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    This is my liveblog of Amazon’s press event Tuesday, April 2, 2014 in New York City to announce a new video business. If you have arrived here but don’t see the live posts, click once on the headline above to reveal them. Thanks for following along, and please feel free to spread this link to others who might be interested in what Amazon announces today about video. I will be checking Twitter, so let me know if you have questions or comments @LenEdgerly. Send to Kindle
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  • Please Read: The NOOK Blog has moved!

    SarahDelapU
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Hello NOOK Blog followers:   As of January 17, 2014, there is a new NOOK Blog with an updated look and feel. You can find the NEW NOOK Blog here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog   You can expect the same great information on bestselling NOOK Books, apps, and special offers, and we’ll be offering more posts throughout the day -- including new features like Coolest Covers, Cooking with NOOK, It Bears Re-Tweeting, Online Storytime, and more.    It’s easy to sign up and interact with our daily blog posts! Just click on a post and find the comments section. To…
  • Free Fridays: Beauty and the Wolf by Marina Myles, the Yatzy app and a Free DC Comics Book!

    SarahDelapU
    16 Jan 2014 | 8:53 am
    **For the most current Free Friday selections, please visit the New NOOK Blog at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/category/free-fridays/.    Today's Free Fridays book selection is Beauty and the Wolf by Marina Myles - a sexy paranormal romance that will warm you up on the coldest of nights.   Isabella loves her new husband, the wealthy and powerful Lord Draven Winthrop, but not everyone feels the same. Many fear him and the dark, magical secrets that lie beneath his brooding stare...but Isabella has ancient secrets of her own, and they're about to get her into huge…
  • Free Fridays: Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson and Wubbzy's Fire Engine Adventure app

    SarahDelapU
    16 Jan 2014 | 8:52 am
      **For the most current Free Friday selections, please visit the New NOOK Blog at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/category/free-fridays/.    Today's Free Fridays book selection is Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson -  a novel about the challenges and joys of writing a novel, with a mystical twist.   Miss Buncle's bank account has seen better days, and so she decides to write a novel to bring in some extra cash. Her inspiration is her small English town, a place she knows like the back of her hand. But strange things start happening after the book…
  • Free Fridays: Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey & the Wordsplosion App

    SarahDelapU
    16 Jan 2014 | 8:52 am
    **For the most current Free Friday selections, please visit the New NOOK Blog at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/category/free-fridays/.    Today's Free Fridays book selection is Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey - a touching modern-day romance of second chances and sizzling chemistry.   Journalist Keri Daniels is assigned to interview a reclusive bestselling novelist by the name of Joe Kowalski - thing is, she had a fling with him a few years back and completely shattered his heart. Joe agrees to the interview, but on one condition: Keri must accompany Joe…
  • NOOK's 12 Days of Christmas: Sports!

    SarahDelapU
    15 Dec 2013 | 10:07 am
    Batter up! Do you know any die-hard sports fans? It's Day 3 of NOOK's 12 Days Before Christmas! We have some NOOK books that sports nuts will love....   Orr by Bobby Orr    He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story.Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many…
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  • IndieView with Jocie McKade, author of Heart River Inn

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
      Most of my characters are based loosely on people I’ve met along the way. Some are people I’d like to meet and some are characters I wish I could be more like. Wow, that sounded like I have a multiple personality disorder. How about I just go with fictitious characters that are highlighted with reality? Jocie McKade – 17 April 2014 The Back Flap A mysterious photograph, lethal swans, gushy beds and a kitschy lovers resort in the Pocono Mountains. Can you say single woman in hell? Lexi Sheridan doesn’t believe in true love. It’s a fantasy found only in old Hollywood…
  • BookView with Elizabeth Corrigan, author of Raising Chaos

    admin
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
      My characters are largely made up. I don’t know any immortal angels who embody virtues, after all. But there is one sort of exception to this. I created the character Siren as a kind of joke side character—me, if I were an angel. Elizabeth Corrigan – 13 April 2014 The Back Flap When good fails, chaos rises to the challenge. The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped…
  • BookView with Rebecca Forster, author of Keeping Counsel

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
      Hopefully, any thriller reader will enjoy this book but I think fans of romance or women’s fiction will also find it intriguing. Rebecca Forster –  10 April 2014 The Back Flap New Mexico attorney Tara Linley has always believed in the power and fairness of the law. All that changes when she takes on her best friend’s lover as a client. It is only after she reluctantly agrees to represent Bill Hamilton that Tara discovers the real reason he has sought her out and the shocking crime he has committed. Attorney/client privilege prevents Tara from warning her friend that her…
  • IndieView with reviewer Don Grant of Gut Reaction Reviews

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
      I will review what I want to review. While I read ebooks, I do prefer printed books. I read both fiction and non-fiction. In fiction, I read most genres with the exception of romance novels. If I read a book, I am blunt in my review as to how that book resonates with me. If it is good I will say so, and if it is crap I will say that, and it doesn’t matter how famous an author may be. Don Grant, April 8, 2014 About Reviewing How did you get started? Having been an avid reader all my life, it wasn’t until Amazon came along that I decided to review books. Seeing reviews of my favorite…
  • Allirea’s Realm, Coffee and Conversation with Jools Sinclair

    admin
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
      I am going to have to admit that I am such a SQUEE girl when it comes to this author.  I discovered her 44 series from a friend (thanks Win) and now I am a major fan.   When I found out that she would actually sit down and do an interview with me, I was so nervous.  What if she thought I was getting too personal, what if she hated the questions, what if she would regret doing this, what if..well you get the gist.  I am happy to report that none of that was worth worrying over.  Jools is an absolute delight, and we had an amazing conversation.  Sit back, read, and relax, it was…
 
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  • April’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Kelly’s Favorites!

    drey
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s another (the THIRD!) Wednesday of the month already, and I woke up to snowflakes on Monday morning this week. Yeah. Spring? What spring? BUT. This Wednesday’s perked right up with a visit from our Featured Author Kelly Moran, who’s here to share some of her must-read authors! Take it away, Kelly! Thanks again, Drey, for having me. Today I was asked to talk about books. My favs, who I read, why I love them. And, oh man, this is crack for an author. I could be here until Christmas. Seriously. Let’s start with tropes. My favorites are friends-to-lovers, reacquainted…
  • Blog Tour: 39. Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones…

    drey
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m so excited to be on tour today for Nicole Mones’ Night in Shanghai! About Nicole Mones: A newly launched textile business took Nicole Mones to China for the first time in 1977, after the end of the Cultural Revolution. As an individual she traded textiles with China for eighteen years before she turned to writing about that country. Her novels Night in Shanghai, The Last Chinese Chef, Lost in Translation and A Cup of Light are in print in more than twenty-two languages and have received multiple juried prizes, including the Kafka Prize (year’s best work of fiction by any…
  • Winners!

    drey
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:22 pm
    I’m so late with these!! My sincere apologies to the winners, I’ve been just buried. :/ Kathleen Bianchi wins Janie Chang’s Three Souls! Katherine Ivan wins Seanan McGuire’s Half-Off Ragnarok! holdenj wins Chris Pavone’s The Accident! Maria Smith wins Patricia Briggs’ Night Broken! bermudaonion wins Mary Hogan’s Two Sisters! And Delilah Vela wins Rene Denfeld’s The Enchanted! Phew. Congratulations, everyone! Emails have gone out, please get me your mailing addresses by the end of day Wednesday. The post Winners! appeared first on drey's…
  • April’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Kelly Moran’s books!

    drey
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s Wednesday already? Is my April going to disappear as fast as my March did? Anyway. Today the spotlight is on Featured Author Kelly Moran’s books! We’ll start with The Dysfunctional Test! You are cordially challenged to a test of true love. Growing up in her large, crazy Serbian family, Camryn Covic became an expert at shutting down her emotions in order to maintain her sanity. But when she loses her apartment, her job and her boyfriend all in one day, she hits her breaking point. Worse, if her family finds out she’s single again, her sister’s upcoming wedding will…
  • Review: 38. Dark Eden by Chris Beckett…

    drey
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I won Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden from Read it Forward and just finished it. drey’s thoughts: Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden is a story of survival. Once upon a time, three young men decide to show off and go on an adventure – in a spaceship that’s not theirs. The cops pursue, and five people crash land on a planet. One ship’s dead in the water. The other’s slightly wrecked. Three of the five decide to try to return to the mothership, leaving one man and one woman who eventually populate the planet with their descendants. And it is the descendants we meet.
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  • Review - Balanced on the Blade's Edge by Lindsay Buroker

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

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

    11 Mar 2014 | 5:21 am
    For those who have been following this blog for a while may recall my reviews of Bad Radio and Liar's Harvest by Michael Langlois, well he has recently started a Kickstarter campaign to get funding for a board game based on the world of his books called Fireteam Zero.  It reached it's funding goal on day one and has continued to grow with new and awesome add-ons being added regularly.  If you are a fan of tabletop gaming at all, check out the details and pick up a discounted copy of this game.Sorry for the bland post, but I'm at work and can't really do much with images from this…
  • Review - The Avatar Battle - Cragbridge Hall, Volume 2 by Chad Morris

    2 Mar 2014 | 8:58 pm
    The adventure continues when Abby and Derick begin their second semester at Cragbridge Hall, the most prestigious secondary school in the world. But when Grandpa Cragbridge admits them to the Council of Keys—a secret group of people who have keys to travel back in time—strange things begin to happen. One by one, members are found unconscious and unable to wake, their keys stolen. Now Abby and Derick must scramble to figure out who is behind the attacks before they become the next victims, which would give their enemy the power to change the past forever.Review by: Scott 4 starsThe…
  • Review - Die Laughing by J.H. Sked

    18 Feb 2014 | 6:41 pm
    The gods are back in town. Well, one of them is - and he doesn't play nice. Jane Rossa is trying to find out who - or what - killed her brother. Enter Billy, a nice guy with a few unusual talents, and very unusual friends. Can a vampire, a ghost, and a shape-shifting house-cat stop a deranged god who thinks killing people and wearing their bodies is laugh-out-loud fun? Maybe - with a little help from their friends. And a hell of a lot of luck. 5 starsDie Laughing by J.H. Sked gives a more in depth look into the Blue Moon Detective Agency (introduced in Basement Blues).  When Mike calls…
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  • Review – The Persistence of Memory by Jordan Castillo Price

    Red
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Title: The Persistence of Memory Series: Mnevermind #1 Author: Jordan Castillo Price Publisher: JCP Books Rating: 4 stars Amazon order link Publication date: May 2, 2012 Genre: M/M romance/Science fiction Length: 194 pp Review Summary: Intriguing first book in a trilogy focusing on induced dream/memories with some very engaging characters. Plan to read the whole series because you won’t want to stop at the end of this one. Plot Summary/Blurb Daniel Schroeder is a mnemographer, helping clients to have positive experiences or mnems in a kind of dreamworld, and he used to be very good at…
  • Review – Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford

    Red
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Title: Fish and Ghosts Series: Hellsinger #1 Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Rating: 4 stars Amazon order link Publication date: December 30, 2013 Genre: M/M paranormal romance Length: Novel Review Summary: A must for anyone who likes their M/M romance served up in a haunted house. Plot Summary/Blurb Tristan Pryce’s uncle died and left him the huge and beautiful Hoxne Grange because he was the only one of the family who could see the ghosts that used it as a stopover on their way to the next world. His other aunts and uncles, not surprisingly, want to have Tristan certified as…
  • Review – Rites of Passage by William Golding

    Red
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    Title: Rites of Passage Series: To the Ends of the Earth, #1 Author: William Golding Publisher: various Rating: 5 stars Amazon order link Publication date: 1980 Genre: Literary fiction, historical with LGBT interest Length: Novel Rites of Passage Review Summary: Stunning and sad historical prizewinning novel set on a ship bound for Australia in the early 19th century. The arrogant upper class narrator is unintentionally hilarious, but it’s really the story of the young parson Mr Colley and his catastrophic wish to please. Plot Summary/Blurb In a makeshift cabin on a stinking former…
 
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  • Confused about how to do book marketing? Here is a simple way to build an effective marketing plan.

    keithogorek
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    It wasn’t that long ago that the biggest challenge for a writer was getting published. Clearly that has changed because now there are four paths to publishing which I have written about extensively. So getting your book into the hands of readers is not the obstacle it once was. Now what I hear from authors is confusion about how to market their books. They seem overwhelmed or not sure where to start. Knowing this POEM will help you. So in this blog post I want to give you a simple framework and acronym for how to think about book marketing that will take some of the mystery out of the…
  • Even in the media drenched times in which we live, books still impact lives in unique and signficant ways.

    keithogorek
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:13 pm
    A number of years ago, I wrote a white paper titled, The Democratization of Publishing.  I suggested then that one of the key benefits of self publishing was not just getting to market quicker or earning more royalties, but using books to make a difference in the lives of others. Author Solutions (AS) has recently started a campaign that validates that claim. Under the banner of Real Authors, Real Impact, AS is highlighting authors that have published a book for the purpose of impacting others. In this campaign, there are stories of authors who have promoted organ donation and saved…
  • Overcoming the last 3 roadblocks that keep writers from finishing their books.

    keithogorek
    26 Feb 2014 | 4:12 pm
    In my previous post, I set forth five common roadblocks that I have seen stand between writers and a finished book. That list included: Forgetting why you wanted to write the book Losing the discipline of writing regularly Losing sight of the day you want to hold your book Doubt takes over Unclear what you will do when you are done writing. I suggested ways to overcome the first two and so in this post, I would like to address the remaining three reasons why some writers never see their books in the hands of readers. Losing sight of the day you want to hold your book A third roadblock I often…
  • Overcoming 5 Common Roadblocks That Keep Writers From Finishing Their Books (Part 1)

    keithogorek
    17 Feb 2014 | 12:08 am
    Having an idea for a book is really easy.  Starting a book is easy, but writing to finish is difficult and very few people actually reach the goal. Why is that?  I believe it is because the path to a finished book has many obstacles. Why do some authors get published and others do not?  Well, I have authored three books myself, but more importantly, I have had hundreds of conversations with authors. It is from those chats that I have seen five common roadblocks that prevent writers from getting the manuscript to finished book.  Here is that list and some ways you can overcome them.
  • Holding your book for the first time. Hear what it is like from these authors.

    keithogorek
    7 Feb 2014 | 8:17 am
    In conjunction with the release of its 225,000th title, Author Solutions has released a video titled, “Special Delivery: Holding Your Book for the First Time.”. This unique compilation captures a range of authors speaking about what it was like to see a copy of their print book for the first time. Two of the authors, Donna Schwenk and J. L Witterick were eventually picked up by traditional publishers, Hay House andG.P. Putnam’s Sons respectively, one of the world’s leading trade imprints of Penguin. If you are still working on your manuscript, I think this video will motivate you to…
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  • CCLaP: Turtle and Dam

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    On Monday, CCLaP celebrated the birth of another book!Say hello to Scott Abraham's Turtle and DamTurtle and Dam is Scott's literary debut, and if you enjoy literature that elbows cultural references and differences in the ribs, you'll find a lot to love in here. It pokes fun at so much and yet it tells such a serious story about going after what you believe in. Turtle - a twenty something year old American educated Chinese man and recent college graduate - is desperately hunting for a job. He is also incredibly full of himself. Hilarity and head-biffs ensue as the reader follows him…
  • Lavinia Reviews: Shut Up / Look Pretty

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Shut Up / Look Pretty - Anthology193 PagesPublisher: Tiny Hardcore PressReleased: 2012Guest Reviewed by Lavinia LudlowIn 2012, Lauren Becker, Erin Fitzgerald, Kirsty Logan, Michelle Reale, and Amber Sparks released Shut Up/Look Pretty, a collection of short stories and micro fictions about everything from bad break ups, vampires, to classic familial dysfunction. The contrast of narrative voices brought a charming feel to the compilation, and collectively, made for a unique reading experience. Becker opens with a story called A Simple Explanation, which reads more like a low self-esteemed…
  • Where Writers Write: Anne Valente

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write!Where Writers Write is a weekly series that will feature a different author every Wednesday 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 Anne Valente. Her first short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names, releases from Dzanc Books in October 2014. She is also the author of the…
  • The Indie Ink Runs Deep: John H. Matthews

    15 Apr 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 John H. Matthews. John is a Chicago-based writer who has worked as a cigar store…
  • Book Review: Die You Doughnut Bastards

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Read 4/5/14 - 4/7/143 Stars - Recommended to fans of light bizarro cause light bizarro's like a box a chocolates, you never know just what kinda crazy ass stories you gunna get.196 pagesPublisher: Eraserhead PressReleased: 2012Every once in awhile, I gotta take a break from the overwhelming pile of review books and stick my nose into something else. A little breather reading. Something fun - not that what I have in my review pile isn't fun, mind you - but a pressure free read that I can escape into, like a warm bath after a mentally draining day at work.For these side-reads of mine, I like to…
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  • Book Of The Day – GOD INSIDE THE FIRE: An Amazing True Story

    Ron
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today’s Book of the Day is a Christian Inspirational novel by Greg Stelley and it’s 72% off for a limited time. GOD INSIDE THE FIRE: An Amazing True Story has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $5! “Great proof that God is real and still performs miracles!” W.M. – Amazon Reviewer God Inside The Fire: An Amazing True Story by Greg Stelley Rating: 4.8 Stars Genre: Religious Price: $1.99 save $5   Joni is no stranger to miracles. Her prayers and even her dreams have a habit of coming true. Her husband is regularly amazed by her strong faith and…
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 4-18-14

    Brooklyn
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Relax with another set of 3 bargain books and 2 free books. Have a great evening! Please “LIKE” and share ENT with everyone. Book Of The Day: GOD INSIDE THE FIRE – An Amazing True Story by Greg Stelley has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $5! BARGAIN BOOKS The End Came With A Kiss by John Michael Hileman Rating: 4.9 Stars Genre: Romance Price: $0.99 Save $6.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “The plot is smart and the story delightful.” -Greg My friends and I used to laugh about the zombie apocalypse, the absurdity of…
  • More ENT Deals for 4-18-14

    Brooklyn
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Another collection of Kindle books is waiting for you. Choose from these 4 bargain books and 2 free books. Please “LIKE” this and share. Book Of The Day: GOD INSIDE THE FIRE – An Amazing True Story by Greg Stelley has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $5! BARGAIN BOOKS Ruth’s Redemption by Cynthia Hickey Rating: 4.2 Stars Genre: Historical Romance Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “The story kept me captivated and wanting to read more.” -Tiffany The Civil War took everything from Ruth…
  • More Kindle Deals for 4-18-14

    Brooklyn
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Here’s another selection of 3 bargain books and 2 free books to check out. Make sure to “LIKE” and let friends and family know where you go for Kindle deals. Book Of The Day: GOD INSIDE THE FIRE – An Amazing True Story by Greg Stelley has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $5! BARGAIN BOOKS The Billionaire Princess by Christina Tetreault Rating: 4.7 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. The Billionaire Princess – Nook The Billionaire Princess – Apple iBooks The…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 4-18-14

    Brooklyn
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Here are 3 bargain books and 2 free books for you to download and enjoy. Please “LIKE” and share this with your book-loving friends. Book Of The Day: GOD INSIDE THE FIRE – An Amazing True Story by Greg Stelley has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $5! BARGAIN BOOKS Shadows of Truth by Angie Robinson Rating: 4.9 Stars Genre: Christian Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Shadows of Truth – Nook Shadows of Truth – Kobo “The story is captivating. Its appeal is universal….”…
 
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  • Book Promo Feature – One Little White Lie by Pricilla Bleik

    Indiebookpromo
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Pricilla Bleik to the blog! She’s here to share about her book, One Little White Lie. If this book sounds like the sort of book you would be interested in reading, please find some buy links below and pick up a copy or two.   BLURB When India Roman’s sister Cylia dreams of making it big and decides to enter the worldwide phenomenon that is the STAR singing competition, India is horrified. Cylia suffers from a number of anxiety disorders and India is convinced that her sister won’t be able to join the winding open-audition queue without…
  • Book Promo Feature – Forbidden Fruit – Forbidden Love Novella Vol 1 by 10 Bestselling Authors

    Indiebookpromo
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Olivia Linden and the other authors of the Anthology she is involved in. Olivia is here to share about Forbidden Fruit. If this book sounds like the sort of book you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below. Also keep in mind that Volume 2 of this book will be released on April 15th From some of Today’s Bestselling Authors comes this Anthology of Forbidden Love Novellas. Title: Forbidden Fruit Vol. 1 Price: $.99 (for a limited time) Stories/Authors: * One Hot Summer by Lisa M Harley * Weakness by Missy Johnson * Try Me by Stacey…
  • Book Promo Feature – The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend by Annabelle Costa

    Indiebookpromo
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Annabelle Costa to the blog. Annabelle is the author of The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend and is here to share about her book. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find some buy links below and pick up a copy. Claudia’s geeky boyfriend Adam has just invented a time machine.   No, really—he has.  She doesn’t believe it either until Adam provides her with definitive proof that he does, in fact, have a functioning time travel device sitting in the living room of his Manhattan brownstone.   But…
  • Book Promo Feature – The Wrong Man by Delaney Diamond

    Indiebookpromo
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Delaney Diamond to the blog! She’s the author of The Wrong Man and is here to share about her book. 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. Title: The Wrong Man Blurb: They have nothing in common. So why can’t they stay away from each other? Construction foreman Tomas Molina has no desire to settle down. He enjoys the single life too much, with all the choices of women available to him. But when ad executive Talia Jackson becomes single again, they start an…
  • Book Promo Feature – The Gundowners by Van Holt

    Indiebookpromo
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Van Holt to the blog! He’s here to share about his book, The Gundowners. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below. The Gundowners description   While Jeff Mitton is away fighting in the War Between the States, his sister Lettie disappears. When he returns home, his mother makes him promise to find her. When Jeff if bushwhacked while looking for Lettie, he is befriended by a secretive gunfighter named Steve Kibben, who is hunting some men who killed his sister. Jeff doesn’t know…
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  • [Pixel Picks] Deals & Steals for Apr 18th: Part 2

    Pixel of Ink
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Take a peek at tonight’s great reads and snag your favorites while they last! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller Call Me Cat by Karpov Kinrade Still free? Click Here to find out! “Make me forget about everything except you.” Catelyn Travis is a good girl who gets good grades in law school, doesn’t date and never gets into trouble. But when a run of bad luck threatens to destroy everything she’s worked for, she’s forced to become Cat, phone sex goddess…
  • [Kindle Daily Deal] House of Bathory – Today Only!

    Pixel of Ink
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    Amazon has a daily promotion called the Kindle Daily Deal. You can view this special deal every day here: http://amzn.to/KindleDailyDeal Today’s deal is… House of Bathory by Linda Lafferty Genre: Historical Fiction In the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Blood Countess, ruled Čachtice Castle in the hinterlands of Slovakia. During bizarre nightly rites, she tortured and killed the young women she had taken on as servants. A devil, a demon, the terror of Royal Hungary – she bathed in their blood to preserve her own youth. 400 years later, echoes of the…
  • [Pixel Picks] Deals & Steals for Apr 18th: Part 1

    Pixel of Ink
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:50 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: Biographies & Memoirs, Classic Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Drama, Medical Thriller Aloha Also Means Goodbye by Jessica Rosenberg Still free? Click Here to find out! Jo and Jordan tied the knot five years ago in a mud hut in the middle of Zambia far from all their friends and family. Now they’re in Hawaii for a big wedding vow renewal ceremony elaborately planned by Jo’s mother. There’s just one small issue,…
  • [Pixel Picks] Deals & Steals for Apr 17th: Part 2

    Pixel of Ink
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Keep your Kindle full and happy with these great reads tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Steampunk, Suspense, Urban Fantasy Almost Kings by Max Doty Still free? Click Here to find out! With their father lost in anger and self-loathing, James “Truck” Wheeler has raised his younger brother Ted as best as he could, considering he’s just a teenager himself. In return, Ted idolizes his brother. Now, during their one year of high school together, Ted will realize there are troubling aspects to…
  • [Hot Deal] More Than You Know – Save $10

    Pixel of Ink
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    More Than You Know by Nan Rossiter Genre: Contemporary Fiction New York Times Bestselling author Nan Rossiter weaves a poignant, empowering novel in which three sisters gather to celebrate their mother’s life – and find new inspiration for living their own… Losing her father on the night she was born could have torn Beryl Graham’s family apart. Instead, it knitted them together. Under their mother’s steady guidance, Beryl and her older sisters, Isak and Rumer, shared a childhood filled with happiness. But now Mia Graham has passed away after battling…
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    Digital Book World

  • Most Americans Now Reading Ebooks?

    Rich Bellis
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    A new poll by Harris Interactive, a Nielsen company, suggests they are. The poll, conducted last month, found a majority of Americans reading ebooks. It estimates that share at 54%, a number far exceeding the 28% a Pew study reported in January. Requests for comment on this discrepancy were not returned. Not only does the new poll indicate an unprecedented proportion of ebook readers in the U.S., it also found those who read ebooks actually read more books overall. Much more. To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW…
  • Rich Pickings for the Small and Beautiful

    Tom Chalmers
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    It may by my father’s Communist-leaning sympathies – power to the people and all that – but I hate to see job losses and immediately imagine the stress it may cause to individuals’ families. Job losses are inevitable as companies will fail, and where they are dealt with openly it creates great disappointment. What makes me angry, however, is when they are dealt with by stealth and are often in fact avoidable. And we are seeing this at the moment in publishing, and in particular through the increasing number of mergers and acquisitions. Here in the UK, the acquisition of Constable…
  • Oyster Teams up With Spritz to Bring Faster Reading Experience

    DBW
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    [Press Email] Oyster and Spritz have teamed up to provide a reading experience unlike any other before. With a groundswell of excitement around the capabilities of Spritz, Oyster is thrilled to provide the first platform for the public to read a full-length, in-copyright book utilizing Spritz’s speed-reading technology. Available at OysterBooks.com/Spritz, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” — the renowned business title by Stephen Covey with over 20 million copies sold to-date — is available for free reading using Spritz technology.The 432 print-pages of…
  • Helping Associations and Society Publishers Optimize their Digital Assets

    Robert Kidd
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    This content was provided by Impelsys. The boom in e-books is undeniable. According to PWC, consumer and educational e-books will account for 22% of all books sold globally, increasing from 9% in 2012. Publishers and learning organizations are adapting to the growing needs of their e-book patrons. As a special group, association and society publishers are using e-books to expand services to their professional members. What trends do we see in this market? Three come to mind: 1. Integration of learning management systems with content management systems. This development is particularly…
  • Riggio Reduces Stake in Barnes & Noble

    DBW
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    Barnes & Noble founder and chairman of the board Len Riggio has reduced his stake in the company to about 20% after selling 3.7 million shares of stock in the bookseller. In a statement, Riggio said that he still believes in the company’s future and points out that he is still the largest shareholder. The statement does not say who bought the stake or for how much. Riggio’s sale isn’t the first instance this year of a major Barnes & Noble investor reducing its share of the company. Liberty Media, which owned about 17% of Barnes & Noble, now owns about 1.7% after…
 
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  • Pubslush Announces Contest for Children’s Book Week

    Mercy Pilkington
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    With its focus on helping authors meet the financial needs of publishing books, Pubslush does more than just create a platform for book preorders. Yesterday, vice president and co-founder Amanda Barbara spoke to Good e-Reader about a contest the site is hosting through their company, the Little Reader Snapshot Contest. In conjunction with the Children’s Book Council and timed to coincide with the annual Children’s Book Week (May 12-18, 2014), Pubslush’s contest encourages parents to upload snapshots of their children reading their favorite books. The contest, aimed at…
  • Digital Publishing Startups Vying for $10,000 at BEA

    Michael Kozlowski
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    Book Expo America sponsored the first official Hackathon next year, which saw a few notable young startups pitch angle investors and the industry at large. Things are getting a little bit more serious for the upcoming publishing event in New York. For the first time ever, there will be a Startup Alley at BEA, bringing together the best of Silicon Alley and the book publishing industry on Thursday, May 29th, 2014. Startups will compete to appear before the judges that will decide prizewinners and potential investment candidates on the spot. The first prize of $10,000, is sponsored by ICG…
  • Hugh Howey and the Road Map to Publishing

    Mercy Pilkington
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Despite the successes Hugh Howey has enjoyed as an author, he began his keynote at today’s PubSmartCon event by stating that his is not a road map to success that anyone should follow, largely because he doesn’t know where he’s going. The tongue-in-cheek opening to his presentation is only partly humorous; part of Howey’s charm and allure as a writer and a publishing industry watcher is that he is the first to admit that it is all largely surprising. “Someone said we were going to outline roadmaps for how we got to where we are. I’m going to do two things:…
  • Authorpreneurship and the Business of Being an Author

    Mercy Pilkington
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    At today’s PubSmartCon panels, industry professionals presented a panel on the business side of being a career writer under a newly coined term, authorpreneur. By viewing being a published author, regardless of the mode of publication, as a small business owner with serious investment concerns and prioritization to be met. A panel presented by Amanda Barbara of book crowdfunding site Pubslush, C. Hope Clark of FundsforWriters, Miral Sattar of BiblioCrunch, and Orna Ross of the Alliance of Independent Authors offered a wealth of information about how to proceed with a publishing project,…
  • PubSmartCon: Jane Friedman on What It Means to Publish

    Mercy Pilkington
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    At this morning’s keynote event from the 2014 PubSmartCon in Charleston, South Carolina, publishing industry professional Jane Friedman spoke on the roundabout definition of what it means to publish in the current climate. Examining it from its early roots, all the way through publishing via blogging, the session explored what authorship and readership have come to mean. “It was the rise of literacy that allowed authors to make a living because it increased the market demand for books. But what’s interesting to me in the current dynamic is how everyone is becoming an author…
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    Marcello
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    slightly reworded ← Older revision Revision as of 15:07, 15 April 2014 (One intermediate revision by one user not shown)Line 49: Line 49:     The complete Project Gutenberg catalog is available in [http://www.w3.org/RDF/ RDF/XML Format]. It is licensed under the [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html GNU General Public License]. The complete Project Gutenberg catalog is available in [http://www.w3.org/RDF/ RDF/XML Format]. It is licensed under the [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html GNU General Public License].    This file is a tar archive that contains one…
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  • David Beckham: Most Appealing Footballer Ever

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    Beckham wasted little time in making a splash on the English soccer landscape. The talented goal scorer was named the Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year in 1997. A year later, he was one of the leading faces of England's World Cup team. His bravado and good looks offered up plenty of off-field potential, too. In 1998, Beckham, who'd already signed a deal with Adidas, netted $13 million in endorsement deals. The Beckham brand only enhanced in value when he met Victoria Adams, also known as "Posh Spice" of the Spice Girls, in 1997. The two quickly fell in love, and…
  • Tijuana Baby

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    THEY MUST GET ACROSS THE BORDER.A promising film director and his Italian-Stallion sidekick get trapped in Mexico trying to save a young girl from a vicious drug smuggler "Decadent Hollywood collides with desperate Tijuana. Boom! A bad-ass adventure on both sides of the border."-John Gaines, Writer/Editor. Struggling Hollywood director David Orson Welles and his Italian Stallion loser of a partner Primo Salerno cross the Mexican border to buy discount infertility drugs. They become trapped when they try to save a 14-year old girl from a ruthless pimp and drug dealer. The border is hope,…
  • The Wildcat's Victory

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Wildcat's Victory is the fourth novel in the Iskander series of alternate world/SF adventures that feature the strong female storm-crow Gisel Matah, a security agent for the castaway Iskanders on the alternate Earth called Gaia. She is now twenty-one and Iskander's top special operations agent, the security officer for Iskander's vital trans-shipment port Skrona as well as their operations manager for the new Iskander-Felger Partnership in company with Yohan Felger, her husband. As they take passage to Lubitz in the Swift, the Partnership's new steam packet, an agent of hers is murdered…
  • Tales From Africa

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Tales from Africa vividly captures the lives of many in Africa. Susan Wood’s explicit use of descriptive language gets the reader involved in the events described and at the same time relates with most of the happenings. She addresses a number of issues or themes quite characteristic of an African setting. Social life is brought out in ‘The Wedding,’ in which she explores the preparations of the marriage between Paulina and David including the mention of how almost the entire society gets involved and how this perpetuates harmony within society. Further Polygamy and the…
  • AORF Textbook of Orthopaedics

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The purpose of this book is to cater for the students of medicine, at all levels, who wish for a simple groundwork on Orthopaedics. It also attempts to educate, in a format acceptable, the lay public who has an interest in Orthopaedics. The common conditions of musculoskeletal system are discussed in full. Emphasis is placed on minor technical procedures and the principles of the more complicated once discussed. The last chapter is on outcome measures in orthopaedics; this is the most important factor in assessment of any medical management. We have made every effort to include the best and…
 
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  • The Cross Breed Legend

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    By Robert A. Hunt. Price: $3.76 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/892">Adventure</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1306">Action</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1206">Fantasy</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1211">Paranormal</a>.
  • Running in the Dark

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    By SJ Davis. Price: $2.99 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/1247">Paranormal</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/1246">Suspense</a>. SJ Davis…
  • The Ten Best Simply Sweet Cupcakes

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    By Big Ideas Press. Price: $0.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/89">Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/637">Desserts</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/89">Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits</a> / <a…
  • The Gifted Souls

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    By Kari Sayers. Price: $1.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1018">Young adult or teen</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1024">Sci-Fi &amp; fantasy</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1018">Young adult or teen</a> / <a…
  • The Cascade Winners

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    By Hemlata Vasavada. Price: $6.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/892">Adventure</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1302">General</a>. Hemlata Vasavada The Cascade Winners is a story of of four couples linked by their jobs at an engineering firm and their love of playing bridge. Set in a small town in Northwest Washington, it depicts the last half of the twentieth century, war, racism, women’s…
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  • DIY: Crowdfunding 101

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Without an advance or the support of a publisher, securing funding to publish and publicize a book can be an uphill battle. Because of this, many enterprising indie authors have turned to crowdfunding platforms -- which pair artists and projects with donors -- to support their publishing efforts.
  • Indie Success Story: Jen McLaughlin's Shot to the Heart

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    McLaughlin's first self-published romance novel, "Out of Line," went on to sell over 150,000 copies and hit number nine on The New York Times e-book bestseller list. It’s the kind of success that indie authors dream about -- but it didn’t happen without a lot of hard work.
  • In the Trenches: PW Talks with Karyn Rashoff

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A high school counselor with 33 years of experience, Karyn Rashoff self-published a guidebook for parents and students that received a starred review from PW Select. We caught up with Rashoff to talk about indie publishing and the issues facing parents and adolescents.
  • Saint Germain Tops in February

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The second book in Lili Saint Germain’s Gypsy Brothers series, "Six Brothers," took the top spot last month on the list of bestselling titles published via the Smashwords platform.
  • Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, February 2014

    23 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    "Six Brothers," the second romance in Lili Saint Germain's Gypsy Brothers series, grabbed the #1 spot on our list of the best-selling titles published on the Smashwords platform.
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  • Is Unprofessionalism Keeping You From Being Published? #publish #getpublished #writers

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Is Unprofessionalism Keeping You From Being Published? (via http://writedivas.com) In today’s featured article, Diva Shay is going to pull from her background as an acquisitions editor and delve into how unprofessionalism can keep you from being published. Rejection letters. Strange how two innocuous words such as these can make… Related Posts :Is Unprofessionalism Keeping You From Being Published?2014 Writing Conferences #writers #writerslifePlagiarism and Copyright InfringementPicking a Genre for Your Book5 Things You Should Ask Your Potential Editor #editing #amwritingBy Blogsdna The…
  • 10 Things that Should Be in Your Writer’s Toolbox #writing #amwriting #writers

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Ten Things that Should Be in Your Writer’s Toolbox (via http://writedivas.com) Ten Things that Should Be in Your Writer’s Toolbox In today’s article I’m going to cover the specific books and programs you should have squirreled away in your writer’s toolbox. Of course there is MUCH more out there than what is listed here… Related Posts :5 Things You Should Ask Your Potential Editor #editing #amwritingEditing Pet Peeves Or How To Really Get On Your Editor's NervesA Writer Asks A Famous Writer To Stop Writing Because–Why Again?Editing Pet Peeves - The Divas' choiceDependent Clauses…
  • #writetips Direct and Indirect Narrative #writing #writers

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Divas on Dialogue: Direct and Indirect Narrative (via http://writedivas.com) Direct and Indirect Narrative   The difference between direct and indirect narrative is pretty straightforward. Direct narrative is basically describing everything in a scene, including all the action and detail. For example, say you’re writing a… Related Posts :Punctuate or Puncture Your Dialogues #writing #writers#Writetips But I Loooove Adverbs #writers #writing#WriteTip How to Write Dynamic Dialogue #writing #amwriting#writetips Accents and Dialects #writing #writers#WritingTip - Overuse of The Five Senses…
  • The Power and Perils of Self-Publishing #selfpublish #writers #publish

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:38 am
    B.I.G. Discusses Power and Perils of Self-Publishing (via Summit Patch) Four local authors shared their experiences. The Summit/New Providence chapter of  B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow) offered insight into the world of book and e-book publishing Thursday morning at Twin Maples in Summit. A panel of four published authors… Related Posts :How to Make Money with E-publishing #epublish #publishing #selfpublishBest of Both Worlds—Publishing to Digital MediaWorld's biggest book fair explores self-publishing trendI’m Colin Wright, Co-Founder of Asymmetrical Press, and This is How I Power…
  • #writetips Accents and Dialects #writing #writers

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Divas on Dialogue: Accents and Dialects (via http://writedivas.com) Accents and Dialects   Who doesn’t love listening to an accent or an entertaining dialect, especially one delivered by a sexy model or actor? Accents and dialects make people more interesting, probably because the sound is interesting to listen to… Related Posts :Punctuate or Puncture Your Dialogues #writing #writers#Writetips But I Loooove Adverbs #writers #writing#WriteTip How to Write Dynamic Dialogue #writing #amwriting#WriteTip Paragraphing Dialogue #editing #amediting#writetips Direct and Indirect Narrative…
 
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  • Ballard bookstore and gallery embraces ebooks

    Passive Guy
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    From the Ballard News Tribune:How do you like to read a book? Many readers have dumped the print for digital media reading devices like Kindle. Other’s cling to their age scented pages like a crucifix.Amazon has had an influential role in changing the way we read, and with the way we read, publishing has changed too. More and more authors side step the traditional publishing house by contracting out all the work that goes into designing and editing a book to freelancers. With the change, new ways to sell books are emerging across the country and right here in Ballard.Michael Matewauk is…
  • Why There Will Be A Robot Uprising

    Passive Guy
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    From Defense One:In the movie Transcendence, which opens in theaters on Friday, a sentient computer program embarks on a relentless quest for power, nearly destroying humanity in the process.The film is science fiction but a computer scientist and entrepreneur Steven Omohundro says that “anti-social” artificial intelligence in the future is not only possible, but probable, unless we start designing AI systems very differently today.Omohundro’s most recent recent paper, published in the Journal of Experimental Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, lays out the case.We think of…
  • A Shard

    Passive Guy
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    A short story is a shard, a sliver, a vignette. It’s a biopsy on the human condition but it doesn’t have this capacity to think autonomously for itself.Will SelfClick to Tweet/Email/Share This Post
  • Here’s to the Guys

    Passive Guy
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Nothing to do with books, but PG enjoyed the twist on advertising tropes in this.  Click to Tweet/Email/Share This Post
  • Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87

    Passive Guy
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    From the New York Times:Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.Mr. García Márquez, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation, but his appeal was universal. His books were translated into dozens of languages. He was among a select roster of canonical writers — Dickens, Tolstoy and Hemingway among them — who were embraced both by critics…
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    AuthorCulture

  • Building a Platform by Kevin B Parsons

    Kevin Parsons
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    In order to sell a jillion books, you must first have a platform. What is a platform, you ask? It's a raised wooden deck.I have no idea what that has to do with book sales, but perhaps you should stand on it and yell, "Buy my book!"What you really need is a lot of followers. A LOT. A bazillion. Much more than a jillion. Kevin here will give you some clever methods to get the word out that you've written a blockbuster.First, get Facebook followers, then cross over to every social media. Next, say something controversial. Something like, "I believe we should give monkeys the right to vote."That…
  • Guest Post: Target Marketing with Joseph Young

    Lisa Lickel
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Save Your Story from ObscurityBy Joseph YoungSo, you wrote a book, got it proofread and edited, and published it to Kindle. That's awesome! Now what? Perhaps, you are sitting back and waiting for the sales to come rushing in now that you are an accomplished self-published author, right? Well, you may be sitting there for a long time.One of the biggest downfalls a product creator can make is creating a product without knowing who it is for. The same problem exists with authors too because they write books, which are products, without knowing who their audience is. I did.You may be thinking, "I…
  • Little Did She Know...

    Sophie Dawson
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    It's often the last line in a chapter. That little sentence as a teaser to make sure the reader turns the page, or swipes the screen. It's called foreshadowing. I'm not a fan of foreshadowing. Many famous authors use it. That doesn't mean it's a good idea. (I have a theory that famous authors get paid by the word so they end up using them in excess.)I don't want to know what comes next before it happens. I want the action to play out in proper time sequence. Knowing that Jane is going to drive into a ditch before it happens spoils the read for me. I may have figured it out anyway from the…
  • Things a Little Bird Told Me

    Cherie Burbach
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I believe Twitter is one of the coolest inventions ever, and a great resource for writers. Recently I read Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind by Biz Stone and really enjoyed it. The book chronicles a little bit about his history (working as an illustrator for a publisher, going to Google, then working on Blogger) and then gets into the meat of how Twitter started and grew. Stone is a wonderful storyteller, and seems genuine in his desire to have people connect. I think this is truly the key behind Twitter and what makes it successful. Personally, I prefer…
  • Inspiration for the Senses

    Jody
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Google Free ImagesMy daughter recently held one of those home parties for flame-less burners and scented candle wax. I got my usual headache sniffing all the samples, but couldn't believe it when I ran across one that said "Tomato Vine". The fragrance put me right smack in the middle of a garden, among the tomato plants. Talk about inspiration! I promptly sniffed through even more samples to see what might relate and inspire me in my current WIP. I bought a few in a car fragrance card format and put them in baggies. I'll whip out my scents when I need some inspiration. This reminded me that…
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    The Independent Publishing Magazine

  • Former Bewrite Founder and Editor Neil Marr Has Died (1949-2014)

    Mick Rooney
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    1949-2014It's with great sadness that TIPM reports Neil Marr has died. Neil began his writing career as a journalist, founded Bewrite Books as an editor and publisher, and was a much respected light in recent years in the self-publishing community. Many authors within the UK will be very familiar with Neil and his constant energy and enthusiasm to support and encourage writers.Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
  • The Global eBook Report | Spring 2014 Edition

    Mick Rooney
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Getting concrete and accurate data on e-books and the digital marketplace in the book industry can be a precarious business. Bowker and Nielsen both provide regular data to the industry but their can often miss the full global picture if certain sales channels are omitted or the data is correlated solely from books published with an ISBN. For example, Amazon are notorious for not sharing book sales data unless you are an author or publisher client. Even then, it's your data, no one else. Similarly, with so many self-publishing platforms out there facilitating authors to…
  • Publishing Service Index | April 2014

    Mick Rooney
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for April 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past 4 to 5 weeks. CreateSpace and Amazon KDP swap places at the top and Bookbaby enters the index for the first time at 17th. You can see our TIPM review of Bookbaby here.IngramSpark continues to make up some ground after its launch last summer, rising to 4th place.TIPM continues to receive regular feedback on services through comments under our reviews, via our TIPM Facebook page, and directly to us. Your comments are always welcome and every comment and experience…
  • Warning About Using AuthorOffer.com For Kindle Promotion

    Mick Rooney
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    There are growing concerns in the author-publishing community about the operation, activities and claims made by AuthorOffer.com over the past month. The website was registered and set-up in December 2013 and offers authors and small publishers the opportunity to “offer your Kindle Books to our 635,148 hungry readers, and get up to 24,350+ free downloads or 3390+ purchases for your book.” The offer comes with a fee of $119 to $ $599, depending on which category (genre) and promotional package is selected. So how does AuthorOffer.com help authors to promote and increase sales of their…
  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Announced

    Mick Rooney
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    The ten books to make the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award were announced shortly after midnight last night. This award is one of the richest in the literary world and books are nominated by libraries in 39 different countries.Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
 
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  • What Killed it For Me #6: Action Too Early

    Becca Puglisi
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:37 am
    This looks like a good place to start my story… It’s likely that we’ve all encountered these stories—the ones that open with an explosion, plague, car chase, alien abduction, fist fight, or other volatile scene involving a main character that we know virtually nothing about. I get why authors do this. It makes sense that starting the story with a bang would engage readers and suck them right in. But most of the time, the opposite happens for me: I end up confused and uninterested. And here’s why: To care about what’s happening to the character, I have to first…
  • Eight Steps to an Agent, a Publisher, and a Two-Book Deal

    Becca Puglisi
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    Happy Monday, everyone! I know, I know…Mondays. Bleh. Luckily, Donna Galanti is here to cheer you up. When it comes to publishing, she’s done it all: her short story collection is self-published, her debut novel was published through a small press, and she’s recently acquired an agent for her children’s book series. Today, she’s here to share her journey to traditional publication—the lessons she learned and is still learning as a published author. So be encouraged, everyone. IT CAN BE DONE! Courtesy of Mark Sebastian @ Creative Commons Over three years I…
  • Character Skills and Talents: Survival Skills

    Angela Ackerman
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:23 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…
  • Hurting Animals (In Fiction!)

    Becca Puglisi
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    Before we get to today’s very intriguing post…Angela and I need to let everyone know that we’re in the process of uploading new files of The Emotion Thesaurus to the various stores that sell it. No content is being changed; we’re just adding our new website address and information on our newest books. If you’re trying to buy The Emotion Thesaurus and it’s unavailable at the distributor of your choice, please know that this is temporary, and the new file should be available within 24-48 hours. If you simply can’t wait, you also have the option of…
  • What Killed it For Me #5: Weak Writing

    Becca Puglisi
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Courtesy of Jem Yoshioka @ Creative Commons Today I want to talk about one of the most common reasons I stop reading: weak writing. I’ve been putting this one off because 1) it’s highly subjective, and 2) it’s not a simple fix. By definition, weak writing is writing that weakens the story or narrative—annoying things that jump out at me and pull me out of the story. For me, weak writing includes things like too much telling repeated words and sentence structures reliance on dialogue to convey information to the reader characters using each others names repeatedly when talking to each…
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    The Creative Penn

  • Why Indie Authors Need A Team

    Joanna Penn
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    People often ask me about how to be a successful indie author, or what’s the best way of marketing. I seem to be replying in the same vein every time these days – it’s all about collaboration and about personal relationships. I have a team of people I work with in my business. I have editors, a cover designer, an interior book designer, a graphic artist, a transcriber, a book-keeper, outsourced contractors for specific projects, a creative mentor, a community of twitter & blog friends and many more. Without these, I would not be able to do what I do. This is also why I…
  • Lessons Learned From A Game Changing London Book Fair 2014

    Joanna Penn
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The last few days at London Book Fair have been mind-blowing for me. I feel this is a tipping point in my own author journey, and in this post I share with you what I have learned. (1) Ambitious authors can achieve 7 figure success as indies This week I experienced the Indie Bestseller group of authors, made up of Bella Andre, Hugh Howey, Jasinda Wilder, Barbara Freethy, Liliana Hart, Candice Hern and Stephanie Bond, all of whom are incredibly successful as indie authors, both in terms of hitting the big lists, satisfying readers, and making a very good living. I say ‘experienced’…
  • No More Excuses About Writing. Fire The Muse And Go To Work.

    Joanna Penn
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:07 pm
    At Harrogate Crime Festival last year, I heard Lee Child being interviewed on his incredibly successful Jack Reacher series. When asked about his writing process, Lee mentioned being like a trucker. A trucker doesn’t get up in the morning and wonder whether or not to get in the truck and do his job. He just does, and off he drives. So, Lee said, he just gets in his version of the truck and writes. It’s a job, just do it. This workman attitude also resonates through Steven Pressfield’s book ‘Turning Pro,’ which sits on my desk and which I re-read every new year.
  • Writing Fiction: 5 Lessons From Game Of Thrones

    Joanna Penn
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Game of Thrones fever is at its peak as Season 4 finally hits the screens. We haven’t had a TV for years now, but in the last few months, we’ve watched the whole series, glued to the drama of Westeros and the battle for the Iron Throne. As a viewer, I have been addicted to the story, and as a writer, I bow my head to a master story creator and world builder. It must be the ambition of every creative to see their work loved as widely as Game of Thrones now is. The adaptation to screen is fantastic, creating new fans outside the realms of the fantasy genre and drawing more into the…
  • See Your Book Idea Through the Lens of a Publishing Professional

    Nina Amir
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    One of the best things about being an indie author is that the creative control rests with you. You get to write and publish what you want. But that doesn’t guarantee that anyone will notice your book, or that they will buy it. If you take a business orientated view of the publishing and marketing side of things, you’ll find your chances to sell and make an impact will be greater. In today’s article, Nina Amir explains how to take your book idea to the professional level, giving it more chance to succeed. For centuries authors, as well as readers, relied on acquisitions…
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  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 4/18/14

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    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING When meeting someone new—and hoping to establish a friendship—there are two topics of conversation that most people stay clear of: Politics and Religion.  Thank goodness, writers have no such boundary!  As of this blog entry, I have not yet had the pleasure of working with an author in the genre of World and/or National Politics.  However, I am very blessed to say that my life has been enriched by working with authors from the mission field, from pastors to world evangelists and prophets to next door neighbors who write about the legacy of their faith walk. …
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review: The Secret of Cancer & AIDS

    selfpublishingadvisor
    17 Apr 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: The Secret of Cancer & AIDS Jason McKenna Publisher:…
  • 4 Reasons to Self-Publish This Easter

    Kelly Schuknecht
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Holidays can be an excellent source of motivation and inspiration, and many great books center around a specific holiday. Here are four reasons you should self-publish this Easter. 1. Children’s Books Holiday themed books are especially popular among children’s book authors because teachers, parents, and kids love to read books related to what children are experiencing at that time. Perhaps you could write a book Sunday school teachers could use to teach kids about Easter, or you could create a funny bunny story that plays with alliterations, metaphors, and other writing…
  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 4/15/14

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    15 Apr 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. Amazon’s Vision for the Future of Self-Publishing This article discusses Jon Fine’s, director of author and publishing relations at Amazon, vision of the future of…
  • How Self-Publishing Authors Can Celebrate Earth Day

    Jodee Thayer
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    In honor of Earth Day next week, many of you may be looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Self-publishing authors can help keep our planet clean, beautiful, and healthy by offering their readers an ebook version of their book. Here are a few reasons why self-publishing an ebook is a great idea. Obviously, ebooks equal paperless, and less paper equals more trees. More trees equal a healthier, more beautiful environment. E-readers, such as the Kindle and Nook, are becoming increasingly popular, so more and more readers are looking for ebooks. Offering an ebook increases the…
 
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  • 10 iconic dishes from famous novels (pictures)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Novels are the food for the soul, but who said they can’t please the body?Now it’s easier to imagine – and cook – most memorable meals from classic and contemporary novels. Dinah Fried, an award-winning designer and writer from San Francisco, has just published a wonderful photo album Fictitious Dishes, which immediately got extremely popular thanks to the invaluable Brain Pickings blog.In Fictitious Dishes you’ll find 50 gorgeous pictures that are photographic interpretations of “culinary moments” from classic and contemporary novels.Each…
  • Tips to help children refocus on reading (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Internet makes us distracted. Our attention span shrinks, we move too easily from reading to scrolling, every second page of the book we need a tweet-break.Now, imagine our kids – the generation that doesn’t know the world without the internet, animated gifs, looping 6-second videos, or quick Facebook updates.We suffer from distraction. Our kids are distracted by default.The infographic from Chronicle Books, a shopping site with wonderful personalized books, shows how to make the children focus – or refocus – on written word.You don’t necessarily have to buy…
  • Now Google web search lets you find the nearest library

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    More and more features, specific to Google Now (and mobile Google in general), can be found in the desktop Google search as well.When you type the word “library” in Google web search, the first thing to come is a little widget asking “Looking for local results for library?”.You can type your city or a zip code, and on top of general results, you’ll have a Google Maps module with libraries in your area.Below there is a screenshot with results for “Washington”.More about libraries:Libraries and books of the future as imagined by Ray Cummings in 193015…
  • The complete process of print book publishing (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    A possibility to publish a book in an electronic format, quickly and at no cost, is luring authors to digital self-publishing. There is one value that suffers most from it: quality.In fact, in digital publishing we should keep as many steps of the traditional process as possible, especially the ones that result in a better book: manuscript check, editing, cover design, professional book marketing.Agency Fish has put together a simple chart that guides us through the process of publishing a print book. There is much more to do than just:writing a book you’re personally satisfied with…
  • Libraries and books of the future as imagined by Ray Cummings in 1930

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    Illustration from Brigands of the Moon, Astounding Stories of Super Science, March 1930Ray Cummings was an American science-fiction author, one of the founders of sci-fi pulp fiction. He wrote more than 700 short stories and novels.Before he started to write sci-fi, he was working closely with Thomas Edison, as his personal assistant and technical writer.In a foreword to Brigands of the Moon, a first part of his four-part novel from Gregg Haljan series, published in Astounding Stories of Super-Science from March 1930, he gave an interesting description of how libraries and books might…
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  • Experience Life in Poetry: Seeking, Accepting and Following God

    Tami M
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Shannon Sonneveldt This is volume three in the Experience Life in Poetry series, a series that reflects observations and emotions at any given moment in life. This volume reflects the ups and downs, fear and hope that come during the journey of seeking, accepting and following God. The poems are a mixture of questions, challenges, insight and faith, a journey from seeking a relationship with Him to a life following Him. Everyone’s belief journey is different. Every journey has its ups and downs, it’s joys and missteps. This volume contains poems, quotes and verses that you may…
  • Forgiving The Unforgivable: Removing the Obstacles to Love

    Kayte M
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    By Niramisa Weiss It is one thing struggling to forgive our nearest and dearest those foolish squabbles that leave us bitter and upset. But what about the big stuff; that which we cannot comprehend? While we fail to understand why humans behave so atrociously, we must cherish the belief in ‘evil’ and harbour condemnation in our hearts for our fellows. And while there is any justification for condemnation, we will not know peace. What if we were sure that every regrettable act any human being has ever committed was utterly unavoidable? What if we knew we would all do exactly the…
  • Declutter Your Life: Quick and Easy Tips for Busy People

    Kayte M
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
      By Jenny Davis Is the clutter in your house impacting your life? Do you feel overwhelmed by clutter? Are you struggling to figure out how to declutter your home? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this book is for you. This complete, practical guide shows you how to tackle every inch of your home, how to declutter it and – most importantly – how to keep it that way! It includes: 1. Practical action steps for decluttering every part of your home – including dealing with your home office and documents 2. An explanation of why we struggle with clutter and how…
  • Mad Science Institute

    Kayte M
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    By Sechin Tower A lightning-paced science fiction thriller. Sophia “Soap” Lazarcheck is a girl genius with a knack for making robots-and for making robots explode. After her talents earn her admission into a secretive university institute, she is swiftly drawn into a conspiracy more than a century in the making. Meanwhile and without her knowledge, her cousin Dean wages a two-fisted war of vengeance against a villainous genius and his unwashed minions. Separately, the cousins must pit themselves against murderous thugs, experimental weaponry, lizard monsters, and a nefarious…
  • The Transhumanist Wager

    Kayte M
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    By Zoltan Istvan #1 Philosophy Bestseller on Amazon #1 Science Fiction Visionary Bestseller on Amazon Philosopher, entrepreneur, and former National Geographic and New York Times correspondent Zoltan Istvan presents his bestselling visionary novel, The Transhumanist Wager, as a seminal statement of our times. Scorned by over 500 publishers and literary agents around the world, his indie philosophical thriller has been called “revolutionary” and “socially dangerous” by readers, scholars, and religious authorities. The novel debuts a challenging original philosophy,…
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  • The Wonder of Resurrection: Why You Should Celebrate Easter All Year Long

    Sherri Huleatt
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today’s guest post is from Gloria Furman, a busy mom, author, blogger, and passionate follower of Jesus Christ. In 2008, Furman moved to the Middle East with her husband and young daughter to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai. Since then, she’s had three more children, written two books, and been named one of Vyrso’s top authors to watch in 2014. Furman’s books offer fresh humor and a vibrant spirit that speaks to busy and tired wives and mothers everywhere. Get Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home and her new book, Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel…
  • You Have the Power to Change a Life this Easter

    Sherri Huleatt
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Today’s guest post is by Poncho Lowder, a college pastor at City Bible Church, cofounder of the Bible and Journal App Company, and author of Pursue God: How Do You Develop a Thriving Relationship with God, which, for a limited time, you can get for only99 cents! For many people, Easter is the one day they set aside each year to be with Jesus. Some people are bothered by this fact, but I’m inspired and motivated by this! My hope is that this one encounter could catapult them into a deep relationship with Jesus like what happened to Peter in Luke 5. This one encounter stirred up a new…
  • God Sightings: How Often Has He Passed through Your Life Unnoticed?

    Sherri Huleatt
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    Today’s guest post is by Don Cousins, trusted teacher, leadership coach, and author of Unexplainable: Pursuing a Life Only God Can Make Possible—an intuitive resource designed to help people find true fulfillment by shifting their life view from outside-in to inside-out. Discover how to pursue a joyful life that can only be found in Christ—download Unexplainable on Vyrso today! Did you make note of God when he passed by your life today? I would bet he gave you several chances to spot him. He may have shown up in the form of an answered prayer, or in a conversation that went in a very…
  • 6 Ways to Worship God Outside of Church

    Dominic Sickich
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    God is worthy of worship through the duration of our days. Oftentimes it’s difficult to unravel how this works outside of our church attendance on Sundays. However, God has crafted our souls, designed our world, and granted us every tool necessary to worship him whenever, wherever, and basically, however. Here are six ways you can worship God outside of church at any given moment: 1.   Accept the fact that you’re accepted Genuinely accepting the fact that we’re loved, welcomed, and fully accepted by God outweighs any other style of worship. The truth is there’s nothing about you…
  • Ends Soon: Get 32 Books for Just 99 Cents Each!

    Sherri Huleatt
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    You only have four more days to take advantage of huge savings on 32 Shepherd Press titles! Last week, we launched our new partnership with Shepherd Press—a publishing company committed to printing gospel- and heart-focused books—by offering 32 of their titles for just 99 cents each. Regularly, all Shepherd Press titles combined would cost $155.68, but download these books today and save $124. Get all 32 titles for just $31.68! Prices increase after April 14, so get these great deals on books about parenting, grace, marriage, and ministry today. 99-cent books Shepherding a Child’s Heart…
 
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  • Episode 5: Reading in the Digital Shallows

    Kevin Eagan
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    In today’s podcast, Jason and Kevin wade through the digital shallows and talk about the science of reading. What does it mean to be bi-literate? Is skimming a “worse” type of reading than deep, “serious” reading? We explore the arguments made in a Washington Post article by Michael Rosenwald: “Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say”. We also discuss the neuroscience of reading mentioned in the article and in the book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf. Some more reading: “10 Things…
  • Episode 4: Smartphone Lit and Writing on Phones

    Kevin Eagan
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    In today’s show, Kevin and Jason talk about writing on smartphones. Did you know a lot of students are writing more than tweets and texts on their phones? Is there anything wrong with writing everything on a smartphone? We want to use our smartphones for good, so join us as we uncover how students use their phones for good. In the show, we discuss: Multimodal Composing on Mobile Devices Using Smartphones in the Classroom Jason mentioned these books: Lives on the Boundary by Mike Rose The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great by Alec Foege What Video Games…
  • Five Amazing Quotes From “How Literature Saved My Life” by David Shields

    Kevin Eagan
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    “How Literature Saved My Life” by David Shields is a close look at what makes reading and writing a necessity in the 21st century. Say what you will about David Shields: he’s made a name of himself as a critic of contemporary fiction and isn’t afraid to state what he thinks of the future of reading (read Reality Hunger for an example). I read David Shields’s latest nonfiction book, How Literature Saved My Life, last month. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads, which for me means I really liked it. “How Literature Saved My Life” by David Shields How Literature Saved My Life is…
  • Episode 3: Can You Write This on a Train?

    Kevin Eagan
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    Today, Jason Braun and I talk about writing on trains. The Amtrak Residency is a selective writers’ residency that offers a free, round-trip ticket on an Amtrak train. But is this program worthwhile? We debate the pros and cons of the writer residency 2.0. Read more about the Amtrak Residency’s roots in this article in The New Yorker: “Writing Powered by Amtrak” In the show, we discuss David Foster Wallace and Frank Conroy’s essays on selling out for free cruise trips: DFW: “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again” (In the book of the same name, available on Amazon) or read…
  • The Unknowns of Writing

    Kevin Eagan
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:22 am
    How much of our creative process comes from our most vulnerable moments? Inspired by Len Edgerly’s recent posts about his creative process and his urging in recent posts to check out Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work, I’ve been thinking about my own creative process. The thing is, the more I think about how I create — whether it’s a blog post, the new podcast, or my professional editing — the more I realize how much of what I do comes from a place of uncertainty and vulnerability. Certain aspects of creative process can be explained or taught, but where your creative work…
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  • A Writers Holiday

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Title: A Writers HolidayArticle: A Writers Holiday - Does it really exist in the Terran Chronicles Universe? As this month rolls by, I realize the small vacation with my wife, and two friends, is getting very close. We are going away, which means away from the computer I use to write my stories, blogs, and pretty much everything else. I imagine that I am like many writers, in that I have a lot of ‘things’ going on at once. So how will I find the time to have a holiday? Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Fri 21 March 2014 15:31Categories: RoutineTags: Indie Authors
  • KDP Select - So Far, So Sad

    24 Feb 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: KDP Select - So Far, So SadArticle: What may work for some doesn't always work for others. Just like thousands of other authors, I released a new eBook in December of 2013, and signed up for Amazon's Select program. This means that my book, 'Colony'; must remain exclusive to Amazon, and thus not be available elsewhere. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Tue 25 February 2014 10:54Categories: Self PublishingTags: marketing
  • National Science Fiction Day

    2 Jan 2014 | 11:07 am
    Title: National Science Fiction DayArticle: The start of a New Year and reflecting on the past. January 2nd is the claimed birthday of Isaac Asimov, a prolific and renowned science fiction writer. He, Robert A Heinlein, and Arthur C Clark, have been referred to as the 'big three' when it comes to writing. In my October 2013 blog, I paid homage to these greats, and others, for the inspiration they continually provide me. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Thu 02 January 2014 13:17Categories: Self PublishingTags: marketing
  • To KDP Select, or not to KDP Select, that is the question?

    15 Dec 2013 | 10:00 pm
    Title: To KDP Select, or not to KDP Select, that is the question?Article: Amazon Prime - The benefits of KDP Select for Authors. Amazon owns Kindle, along with a most successful eBook publishing and sales platform called Kindle Direct Publishing. KDP reaches around the world, and thanks to the ease with which authors can self publish, the selection of eBooks available is astounding. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Mon 16 December 2013 14:50Categories: RoutineTags: Self-Publishing, marketing
  • Friends, Family, and Social Media - Pros, and Cons

    1 Nov 2013 | 6:24 am
    Title: Friends, Family, and Social Media - Pros, and ConsArticle:   The explosion of Social Media and keeping up. With the explosion of social media, and the advent of applications like Facebook, Skype, Pinterest, Twitter, and more, distance is no longer a barrier to communication. Not too many years ago, the only way to keep in touch with family and friends, was via letters, now often referred to as 'snail mail'. Email filled in the gap for a few years, but that too, is fading as a preferred means of keeping in touch. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Thu 31 October 2013…
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  • Half Moon Harbor by Donna Kauffman: Book Review

    pskarr
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    The post Half Moon Harbor by Donna Kauffman: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. I am a sucker for books that have ‘sea’, ‘bay’, ‘beach’ and other nautical terms in their title. The same goes for inns and castles. Half Moon Harbor is a good read for romance lovers who love a man with a good Irish brogue.   Desperate heroines seem to be the feature this week. Grace [...] The post Half Moon Harbor by Donna Kauffman: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Inn at Last Chance by Hope Ramsay: Book Review

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    17 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    The post Inn at Last Chance by Hope Ramsay: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Inn at Last Chance is not of a genre I usually like to read, and avoid reviewing because of my bias. I am going to try to not be unfair to the book and focus on the main story and characters. But then, can you really separate a story from its ghost? Jenny Carpenter has [...] The post Inn at Last Chance by Hope Ramsay: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Far Horizons by Kate Hewitt: Book Review

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    10 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    The post Far Horizons by Kate Hewitt: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. I liked reading Out in The Country by Kate Hewitt and also reviewed it on this blog earlier. Far Horizons couldn’t be any more different. For starters, it begins in Scotland and is set in 1819. If I had to sum up the story in a few words, I’d say it’s a game of tag! [...] The post Far Horizons by Kate Hewitt: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Unholy Matrimony by Peg Cochran: Book Review

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    8 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    The post Unholy Matrimony by Peg Cochran: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. I read and reviewed Confession is Murder by Peg Cochran a few months ago. I had mixed feelings and was not quite taken with the character of Lucille. But a few weeks passed and the book kind of sunk in. Maybe I read some books since then might have seemed worse. But for some reason, [...] The post Unholy Matrimony by Peg Cochran: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon: Book Review

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    7 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    The post Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. I was a bit reluctant to read Louisiana Longshot. I have read some cozy mysteries and liked them. Some, I wasn’t too keen on. But somehow, I had high expectations from this book and was afraid of being let down. Fortune is a top CIA operative who works in the Middle East and other sensitive [...] The post Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
 
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  • The Curriculum Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts by Stanley Bing

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    17 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    The Curriculum Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts by Stanley Bing Description Starting the brain for the greatest business gunslinger goes this particular no-fuss, real world Curriculum, created to augment—if not replace—the more conventional way to obtaining command for the company world. Overcome this crisp, useful and quite often entertaining training and save $250,000 of squandered graduate school university fees. As opposed to people aug, Ivy-encrusted production facilities which generate crafty company directors, The Curriculum will show the to you art of…
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    17 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    The Confidence Code The Science and Art of Self-Assurance What Women Should Know by Katty Kay Description After the prosperity of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the creators of the best-selling Womenomics offer an interesting and useful guide to knowledge the significance of confidence—and learning to accomplish it—for women and at all phases of the profession. Performing ladies nowadays much better informed and much more well certified than in the past. Yet male still reign within the business globe. Within the Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the…
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    17 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
    The Complete Low-Carb Cookbook (Best of the Best Presents) by George Stella Description George Stella’s Food Network TV showcase and 5 popular recipe books have conventional him a the finest expert on low-carb preparing. The Complete Low-Carb Cookbook is not just George Stella’s very best assortment of dishes, but his conclusive phrase on low-carb eating. With plenty of priceless guidelines, you’re not just appropriate together; you’re learning to use Stella’s strategies to recreate all of your personal dishes without having to use fast foods. You’re…
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    17 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    Skinny Meals Everything You Need to Lose Weight-Fast by Bob Harper Description In The Skinny Rules, super-motivator Bob Harper launched the 20 nonnegotiable consuming and way of life concepts that pave the means to ready and everlasting weight reduction. Subsequently, a huge number of fans requested to get more assistance and guidance! Skinny Meals responses the call, providing 100 new Skinny Rules–abiding formulas (them all below 350 calories!) and a month’s really worth of the latest eating plan methods that fulfill you at each dinner. From an Apple Pie Shake for morning meal to…
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    17 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    Optimal Living 360 Smart Decision Making for a Balanced Life by Sanjay K. Jain Description A plan to make the most from the current and upcoming The greatest obstacle is calculating out just how in order to make choices that enhance your general well being. In Optimal Living 360, Dr. Sanjay Jain presents Integrative Decision Making, an strategy that concentrates on the big image and shows you the way to help make choices to get the greatest revenue in daily life. Although revealing his life-changing breakthroughs, Dr. Jain guides you thru the entire process of distancing your core standards…
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  • How to instal bind on fedora

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    How to instal bind on fedoraOn most modern networks, including the Internet, users locate other computers by name. This frees users from the daunting task of remembering the numerical network address of network resources. The most effective way to configure a network to allow such name-based connections is to set up a Domain Name Service (DNS) or a nameserver, which resolves hostnames on the network to numerical addresses and vice versa    For search:  How to instal bind fedora, How to instal bind on fedora, fedora, bind, dns, How to instal dns on fedora, How to instal bind,…
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    Network Security with OpenSSL: Cryptography for Secure Communications pdfSummary ebook :Network Security with OpenSSL: Cryptography for Secure Communications Most applications these days are at least somewhat network aware, but how do you protect those applications against common network security threats? Many developers are turning to OpenSSL, an open source version of SSL/TLS, which is the most widely used protocol for secure network communications. The OpenSSL library is seeing widespread adoption for web sites that require cryptographic functions to protect a broad range of sensitive…
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    Ebook Fundamentals of Network SecuritySummary This book network security is not a hacker's guide, nor is it in tended for the experien ced computer security professional. I don't claim to be a computer security "expert." Then again, I don't believe that many who claim that distinction are as expert as they maintain. This book is intended for those who are just beginning their journey of discovery in the area of computer and network security. It is a starting point from whic h one can build a foun dation of knowledge. This book, which focuses on security from a mana gement perspective,…
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    How to cook pizzaSummary Ebook Pizza: More than 60 Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pizza Team five-time world pizza-throwing champion Tony Gemignani with acclaimed cookbook author Diane Morgan and the result is a cookbook that will turn any home kitchen into the best pizzeria in town. There are over 60 selections on the menu, including the thick, rounded-edge crust of classic Neapolitan pizza Margherita, the thin crust New Yorkstyle Italian Sausage and Three Pepper Pizza, and the stick-to-your-ribs, deep-dish kind, smothered in spinach and mozzarella. There are also plenty of new-fangled…
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    12 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
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  • Factors effecting cost of Elearning

    Subhatul Marjan
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    “Costing e-Learning is much like peeling an onion… there are many layers, they don’t ever seem to end, and sometimes it really smells. … if you understand the variables involved in determining costs you can take the magic right out of the process. Don’t be misled that it’s easy though; there are a lot of variables to consider!” With the advent and proliferation of Elearning, The most remarkable feature which is attributed to the Elearning content development is the cost effectiveness of Elearning training delivery. But it’s not as simple as it is stated above…
  • Simulations – A way of Elearning

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    9 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    “If you tell me, I will listen. If you show me, I will see. But if you let me experience, I will learn.” The market for E-learning is ever growing and there are clear indications that it would continue to grow tremendously in the future. The concept of E-learning has revolutionized the whole system of education and training. With ever increasing demand of innovation in the field of content development and authoring tools to make the learning more interactive, effective and productive. The integration of simulation in E-learning has taken a major leap. When we talk about simulation in…
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    Subhatul Marjan
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:17 am
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