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  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-14

    Free Ebooks Blog
    Admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Unleash Me, Vol. 1 (Unleash Me, Annihilate Me Series) By Christina Ross / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (81 reviews) Chasing your dreams is dangerous. Fighting for them can end your life. Lisa Ward’s childhood dream was to become a best-selling novelist. But when luck finally strikes after […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Author Tracey Cramer-Kelly Makes Indie Award Finalist for the THIRD Time!

    Indie Writer News
    IndieWriterNews
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Take Two: a Hollywood Romance (Lady Biker Series Book 1) By Tracey Cramer-Kelly Author Tracey Cramer-Kelly Makes Indie Award Finalist for the THIRD Time! ST. FRANCIS, MN, July 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ Tracey Cramer-Kelly’s novel, Take Two: a Hollywood Romance (Lady Biker Series Book 1), has been named Finalist in the Romance category for the 2014 Next Generation Indie Awards. Take Two: a Hollywood Romance is the story of a Harley-riding Hollywood director and single mom whose personal life collides with her leading man’s when he is poisoned on set. It is also Book One in the…
  • Surprising Self-Publishing Statistics

    PublishersWeekly.com PW Select Articles
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Two recent self-publishing surveys shake up conventional wisdom on e-book pricing, the value of "free," the sales impact of DRM, and more.
  • Kindle Unlimited and What it Means to Readers and Writers (Episode 17)

    Critical Margins
    Kevin Eagan
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    In this Critical Margins podcast, Jason and Kevin analyze how services like Kindle Unlimited might change how we read. Or will they? Are Kindle Unlimited, Oyster, and Scribd hyped up too much? Notes: Tech Titans Take Their Fight to the Mean Streets of Same-Day Delivery It’s here: Amazon’s e-book subscription service, Kindle Unlimited When Amazon Acts Like A Start-up: Why Amazon Has Entered The Ebook Subscription Market Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription Kindle Unlimited: The Key Questions Is Kindle Unlimited Good or Bad for Authors – Six…
  • 121 Free Kindle Books, Super Deal (20 Novels+Novellas for $1) (Mon, Jul 28th)

    Kindle Review
    switch11
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today. All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Literary, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals Please check Prices…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Must. Stop. The Stupid.

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Joe sez: So I'm trying to get some writing done, and I swore to myself I'd stay off the Internet. I even went so far as to ask my enabling comrade Barry Eisler not to tell me if Douglas Preston or the Authors Guild do anything particularly stupid.Barry sez: I prefer to think of myself as your sponsor. “Barry, I’m passing a bar serving straight-up legacy stupid and I want to go in for a fisk... talk me down!”Joe sez: Barry had the fortitude to keep his word. But ten other writers got in touch, wondering when I was going to say something about the recent stupid things said by Douglas…
  • More Preston Nonsense

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    From The Bookseller, in bold italics.Authors United, the group of writers who signed a letter calling on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette, has said it is “developing a long-term strategy”.The authors include well-known names such as Paul Auster, David Baldacci, Tracy Chevalier, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Mark Haddon, Sophie Hannah, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, James Patterson, Philip Pullman and Donna Tartt.Hachette Book Group (HBG) in the US and Amazon.com have been negotiating terms for a number of months now. During the dispute HBG authors have found their books subject…
  • Barry & Joe Discussing The Guardian Discussing AuthorEarnings

    19 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    Joe sez: Yesterday, the Guardian reviewed aspects of the latest AuthorEarnings report in an article called, Self-publishing Surging to 31% of Ebook Market, Claims ReportBarry sez: I’m a big Guardian fan and think it’s great that they’re covering the data AuthorEarnings has been crunching -- data that contradicts a lot of misinformation and legacy industry propaganda. I also think it was entirely sensible for them to reach out to Philip Jones of The Bookseller and Nicola Solomon of the Society of Authors for a contrary view. Joe sez: Maybe they also could have reached out to you for a…
  • Guest Post by Tracy Sharp & Iain Rob Wright

    17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Tracy: Iain, let me first say that I'm a huge fan of your writing. You show and incredible depth of character, atmospheric settings and gripping, haunting plots. You've recently released HOLES IN THE GROUND with Joe, which is doing very well. Congrats! But your next novel is a departure from the horror genre. Iain: Thank you, Tracy. The last few years have been great fun and I just wish I could write fast enough to get out all of my ideas. I’ve chosen to write a thriller for my next novel as I want to challenge myself to write outside of my comfort zone.Tracy: Can you tell us about SOFT…
  • Collective Narcissism

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Like many writers, I waver between having the world's biggest ego, and no ego at all. You have to be somewhat narcissistic to believe that what you write will be so desired by readers that they'll pay you for it. At the same time, the unique structure of the creative mind, coupled with the loneliness and isolation of this profession, the reaction (or lack thereof) of readers, and the constant rejection by agents and publishers, makes writers a perfect candidate for depression.Laura Hazard Owen recently did an article on GigaOm called "Elites or freedom fighters: How the Amazon-Hachette battle…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • A Marketing Pitch from Author Solutions

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareI've written before about Author Solutions' relentless efforts to get authors to buy the company's "marketing" services. Here's an example that was recently passed on to me (with the author's name and other identifying information redacted).Note the poor quality of the English (a lot of AS's staff are in the Philippines; English is a second language), the implied specialness of the offer (50% management discount, just for you!), the "hurry up and buy" pressure (supposedly only eight books will be able to get in on the deal; first come, first…
  • Self-Publishing and Author-Agent Agreements: The Need for Change

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareEarlier this week, I ran across a blog post by best-selling author Claire Cook  about the process by which she decided to become a hybrid author, ditching her high-powered agency in the process. It's an interesting story--but what really caught my eye was this:And then one day on the phone my agent informed me that in order to continue to be represented by this mighty agency, I would have to turn over 15% of the proceeds of my about-to-be self-published book to said agency. Not only that, but I would have to publish it exclusively…
  • Warning: Green Shore Publishing

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIf you've encountered Green Shore Publishing, you might be intrigued by an enterprise that describes itself as "The UK and Ireland's New Standard in Book Publishing," and touts both its success and (in the little video on its home page) its extreme selectivity.But wait: Green Shore Publishing isn't exactly what it seems.First clue: the Packages page, where you learn that you must pay between £300 and £1,500 for the privilege of publication. OK, so not really a publisher, then.Misgivings growing, you move on to the Testimonials page, where three…
  • On Trolls and Fake Bad Reviews

    18 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareWe've all read about the abuse of reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.I'm not talking about soliciting your friends to write glowing testimonials for your books, or buying five-star reviews in batches from paid review services. I'm talking about people who post bad reviews for revenge, punishment, or intimidation. And there's a lot of that kind of thing out there, from angry readers one-starring ebooks whose prices they deem too high, to academic authors employing fake names to slag their rivals, to (alleged) packs of bully reviewers on Goodreads…
  • Agenty Advice to a Hopeful Writer, From a Non-Agent

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
     Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareDear Hopeful Writer,Today I received your snail mail query, beginning:Dear agent, I am seeking your representation on my [title redacted] novel. It has 600,000 word count, with the theme: betrayal, revenge, suspense, la femme Nikita, romance, mystery, women fiction, detective and blackmail.Please consider this well-meant advice.- Oh dear. You formatted your query (and the chapters included with it) in Lucida Italic. Perhaps you thought this would make you stand out. Well, it does--but not in a good way. Agents expect standard formatting--which…
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    Indiereader

  • After June

    IR Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Ben Willows has always been reserved, and after his wife June passes away, he sees no need to change. But kindhearted June had other plans: before falling ill she made a young pregnant girl named Rose Swann promise that she would introduce herself to Ben.
  • My Chicken Story

    IR Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    MY CHICKEN STORY is a quick read for someone who is interested in romance and mystery genres, without having to do much thinking.
  • Ralph Pincus

    IR Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    RALPH PINCUS introduces a unique lead character to the literary scene – an average Jewish thirty-something who teams up with a sorcerer and vampire to vanquish evil.
  • Reader’s Hideaway

    Mary Ann Lombardo
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    There’s something pure yet intimate about sharing “reading secrets” in this kind of forum, especially when nothing is asked of you in return.
  • When Love Speaks

    IR Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    A conversation with a personified Love about the emotion, its origins, its functions, and how to properly experience it.
 
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    Dear Author

  • Daily Deals: Erotica novels, mercenaries, aliens, and a bad publisher

    Jane
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hidden Depths by Emma Holly. $ .99 From the Jacket Copy: Three full-length paranormal romances: Hidden Talents, Hidden Depths and Hidden Crimes. Whether they involve irresistible werewolf cops, sexy wereseal kings or sassy firefighting tigresses, these adventures turn up the heat! Back when erotic romance was just finding its footing, Emma Holly was one of its leading lights. She wrote smart, provocative story lines. The two star review said that while it wasn’t to her reader taste if you liked erotic fiction, this is a great deal. I concur. My only complaint about Holly is sometimes…
  • REVIEW: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

    Kati
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    SPOILER WARNING – Because Magic Breaks is Book 7 in the Kate Daniels series, there are unavoidable series spoilers found within this review. I’d also highly encourage readers new to the series to begin at the start of the series.  Below are links to Dear Author reviews of all previous books. MAGIC BITES MAGIC BURNS MAGIC STRIKES MAGIC BLEEDS MAGIC SLAYS MAGIC RISES Dear Ilona Andrews: I’m what we’ll call a “late bloomer” to your Kate Daniels series. I bought the first in the series, Magic Bites, when it first came out, but tried it and didn’t like…
  • Who gets the power when we’re rewriting myths?

    Janet
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Yesterday I posted a news story about the fact that Marvel Comics’ Thor: God of Thunder is now female. When I posted the story, I was elated at the idea that a woman had earned the power of the hammer that controls the very elements. This is a power that is based in both physical and mental strength. It is a power that has rested in a number of different beings over the course of its comic book existence (including a frog). The announcement has received quite a bit of backlash, which is to be expected when a male god is deemed unworthy and replaced by a more worthy female. And even some…
  • Tuesday News: Publishers at Comic-Con, self-publishing and agent contracts, how BookBub works, and the Telegraph’s 1914 archives

    Janet
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    No Lack of Major Prose Houses at Comic-Con – I think this article is a great example of how diversified entertainment options are, both in terms of partnerships between media outlets and formats, and competition for reader/viewer/gamer eyeballs and dollars. Jane has long said that it’s other forms of entertainment, not other books, that publishers and booksellers have to worry about. I, for one, think she’s right. Comic-con may celebrate comics but the fans are on the lookout for books and related media of all kinds. Over the weekend, HarperCollins and its partners are set…
  • Daily Deals: Ex cons, Witches, and Vampires

    Jane
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Heart of Stone by Christine Warren. $ 2.99 From the Jacket Copy: From bestselling author Christine Warren comes a thrilling new series about a young woman caught between a rock and a hard place—between gargoyles and demons… Ella Harrow is trying to carve out a normal life for herself. Well, as normal as an art geek with psychic abilities can hope for. As museum docent and gift-shop manager, Ella is able to keep her distance from people—and her powers in check—while surrounding herself with the artifacts she loves. But how on earth is she supposed to act normal when a thousand-year-old…
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-14

    Admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Unleash Me, Vol. 1 (Unleash Me, Annihilate Me Series) By Christina Ross / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (81 reviews) Chasing your dreams is dangerous. Fighting for them can end your life. Lisa Ward’s childhood dream was to become a best-selling novelist. But when luck finally strikes after […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-28-14

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Obsidian (A Lux Novel) (Entangled Teen) By Jennifer L. Armentrout / Genre: Science Fiction, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (922 reviews) Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-28-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-27-14

    Admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Sinner’s Creed By Scott Stapp / Genre: Actors & Actresses, Arts & Literature, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (223 reviews) Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award–winning leader of the multiplatinum rock band CREED. During CREED’s decade of dominance and in the years following the band’s […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-27-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-26-14

    Admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    The Unexpected Bride (The Great Wedding Giveaway Series Book 4) By Joanne Walsh / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (55 reviews) Wanted: nanny. Needed: wife. Laurent Fletcher has to admit his life would be a whole heap better if there was woman in it. His kids are running wild, […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-26-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-25-14

    Admin
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Twelve Years a Slave By Solomon Northup / Genre: Historical, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (065 reviews) The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed filmThe son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-25-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
 
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    Kindle Review

  • 114 Free Kindle Books (Tue, Jul 29th)

    switch11
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today. All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Literary, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals Please check Prices…
  • 121 Free Kindle Books, Super Deal (20 Novels+Novellas for $1) (Mon, Jul 28th)

    switch11
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today. All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Literary, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals Please check Prices…
  • 146 Free Kindle Books for Sunday, Jul 27th

    switch11
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today. All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Literary, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals Please check Prices…
  • 129 Free Kindle Books, 40 Kindle Book Deals (Sat, Jul 26)

    switch11
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Facebook Page – Free Books, Book Quotes, Stories, More. Facebook App with Search. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today (Largest). All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young…
  • 127 Free Kindle Books for Fri, Jul 25

    switch11
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Facebook Page – Free Books, Book Quotes, Stories, More. Facebook App with Search. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today (Largest). All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young…
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    Catherine, Caffeinated

  • Closing the Facebook

    catherineryanhoward
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    This summer I’m working on revising and updating my self-publishing ‘how to': Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing. Edition #3 is scheduled for release September 5th. When I did the second edition back in 2012, only one year had passed since the first but still, so much had changed. This time around, the entire landscape has changed, and there’s so many new and exciting opportunities for self-publishers to take advantage of. I’ve completely changed my mind about some of my advice, and believe more than ever in the rest of it. One thing…
  • Some Pics From Belfast

    catherineryanhoward
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:26 am
    Busy writing, packing and – come this weekend – moving (ugh!), so I’m just popping in to share some pics from my afternoon at the LitNetNI event ‘Way With Words’ at Belfast Book Fest on June 14th… L-R: Alison Baverstock (@alisonbav) sharing the findings of her research into self-publishing and those that indulge in it, and moi and Andrew Moore (@agrmoore) listening intently. Photo credit: Averill Buchanan (@averillb) Should we have a caption competition? Note how my top matches my blog. I mean, really…. Photo credit: Averill Buchanan (@averillb)…
  • B is for…

    catherineryanhoward
    31 May 2014 | 3:33 am
    While I (a) struggle to believe that today is the last day of May, (b) try to drum up the motivation to clean my apartment and (c) prepare for binge-watching 24 with my brother tonight (I’m STILL waiting for someone to say, ‘Send it to my screen!’), I have a few things to tell you… B is for #BookADay Starting tomorrow, June 1st, Harper Collins are inviting book-lovers everywhere to participate in #bookaday. The idea is that every day for the month of June, you share a book a day on Twitter. We can’t wait for #bookaday to get started this Sunday 1st June. What are…
  • The Infinite Sadness of Unfinished Work

    catherineryanhoward
    19 May 2014 | 3:26 am
    Recently I came across the Nicholl Fellowship, an initiative run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (that’s the nice people who give out the Oscars, FYI), which invites amateur screenwriters from anywhere in the world to submit a feature-length screenplay to compete for one of several $35,000 bursaries, the idea being that in their fellowship year they have some financial wiggle room to take a step back from the 9 to 5 and produce a new script. (You also get invited to a very swanky luncheon in L.A…) There is a small fee to enter which pays for the time of the…
  • 11 Inspiring Quotes from the World’s Best Writers

    catherineryanhoward
    5 May 2014 | 5:28 am
    The last time we had a guest post from Laura Pepper Wu (11 Signs You’re Meant To Be A Writer), things went a bit nuts, with her post getting nearly 100 comments and being shared nearly 200 and over 400 times on Twitter and Facebook respectively. Today she’s back to share news of her new app, Write On! Daily Kick-Ass Writing Inspiration: 365 Tips & Quotes from the World’s Best Writers, and 11 of her favorite such quotes for those self-doubt-filled, motivation-lacking, no-amount-of-coffee-can-get-this-going bad writing days. Welcome back, Laura! ‘Having a bad writing…
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  • Chains

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    A Play, in Four Acts Author: Elizabeth Baker Language: English Published: 1911
  • India Under British Rule

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    From the Foundation of the East India Company Author: James Talboys Wheeler Language: English Published: 1886
  • Legends

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Autobiographical Sketches Author: August Strindberg Language: English Published: 1912
  • Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    from August 20th, 1863 to December 20th, 1865 Author: Hiram Chase Language: English Published: 1868
  • The Cruise of the Make-Believes

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Author: Tom Gallon Language: English Published: 1907
 
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    MobileRead Forums

  • Apple acquired BookLamp

    jhowell
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    I haven't seen this mentioned here yet. Forgive me if I missed a thread on this. TechCrunch: Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon Quote: BookLamp’s most well-known product was the Book Genome Project, a platform that let users find suggestions for books to read based on natural language analysis of other titles. BookLamp’s tech and talent could help Apple improve its iBooks service with better recommendations, search, and categorization.
  • Author Earnings looks at Nook... and Hachette...

    fjtorres
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    Well, now, this one is unexpected... http://authorearnings.com/july-2014-barnes-noble/ Oh, not the indie vs tradpub breakdowns--those mirror Kindle, as generally expected: Quote: More striking, though, is the market share gained by indie authors. If you scrolled through Nook’s genre bestseller lists, and tallied each book and how it was published, you would find that over half are now self-published. While Nook’s e-book market share is much smaller than Amazon’s overall, it is just as indie-friendly as the Kindle store. And the daily royalty share going to indies is nearly…
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 07/19 - 07/26

    Alexander Turcic
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you've been a bit too busy to keep up, here are a few of our favorite stories from the past week. E-Book General - NewsHarperCollins, BitLit offer cheap eBooks of print books you already own Dutch judge allows sale of used ebooks Comixology now allows DRM-free comics E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsAugust 2014 Book Club Nominations August 2014 Book Club Vote
  • Comixology now allows DRM-free comics

    fjtorres
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    http://www.cnet.com/news/amazons-com...omics-backups/ Quote: At the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, the company announced that its partner publishers can choose to offer their readers the ability to save comics to their local device outside of the Comixology app. Comixology's first download partner publishers include Top Shelf, Image, Dynamite, Thrillbent, and Zenescope. Aspiring creators who publish their comics through the Comixology Submit program can also give their readers the option to download DRM-free. The downloaded files will be available in PDF and CBZ formats. Associated detail:…
  • MobileRead August 2014 Book Club Vote

    WT Sharpe
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    August 2014 MobileRead Book Club Vote Help us choose a book as the August 2014 eBook for the MobileRead Book Club. The poll will be open for 5 days. There will be no runoff vote unless the voting results a tie, in which case there will be a 3 day run-off poll. This is a visible poll: others can see how you voted. It is You may cast a vote for each book that appeals to you. We will start the discussion thread for this book on August 20th. Select from the following Official Choices with three nominations each: • The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin Amazon US / Amazon Ca / Barnes &…
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    Self-Publishing Review

  • Author Interview – Jen Minkman

    Jen Minkman
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Jen Minkman was born in the Netherlands. In her home country, she is a trade-published author of paranormal romance and chicklit. She is also a self-published author of poetry, paranormal romance and Dystopian fiction. Tell us something about your books. The basics: what are they about? The Island Trilogy is a compilation of three stories ...
  • Review: The Art of Troubleshooting by Jason Maxham

    Cate Baum
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Jason Maxham, one of life’s polymaths, has put together a system to troubleshoot and fix just about any breakdown. Interviewing engineers, mechanics, mathematicians and IT experts, Maxham firstly philosophizes on the way things are put together and operate, and our expectations as an operator and how they relate, to form strategies on the best approach ...
  • Toronto International Book Fair Launches Self-Publishing Award

    Henry Baum
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Via the Toronto Star: Canada’s first awards for self-published books will be presented at Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair, an exhibition for print and digital books that launches in November. The Creation of Stories: Canada’s Self-Publishing Awards are open to all Canadians who have produced a book between July 1, 2013, and September 1, 2014, ...
  • Review: Intelligent Design: Revelations by J.M.Erickson

    Cate Baum
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    Mars – A Noah’s Ark of a civilization headed by Master Architect Janus, is a highly civilized race, making a last-ditch attempt to save Earth’s many species from extinction – more than sixty million years ago, as dinosaurs inhabit the Pale Blue Dot mankind now calls home. The Master Architects, a race something like mythological ...
  • How Do You Develop and Use a List of Your Readers?

    James Moushon
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    One of the pieces of information authors are finding invaluable is a list of their readers. If you want to announce a new release, a promotion or a giveaway, the instant access to a list of your readers is priceless. It could mean an instant jump in rankings and an increase in reviews both critical ...
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    I Love My Kindle

  • KDD: The Hunger Games for $1.99

    Bufo Calvin
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    KDD: The Hunger Games for $1.99 One of today’s Kindle Daily Deals (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) is Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games (at AmazonSmile) for $1.99. As always, check the price before you click or tap that Buy button…the price may not apply in your country (I have readers all over the world), or you may be seeing this after the sale has ended (it is a Kindle Daily Deal, after all). This is a book beloved by many. In the more than five (!) years since its initial release (someone who was thirteen and read it when it first came…
  • Fire Phone: first impressions and tips

    Bufo Calvin
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Fire Phone: first impressions and tips I’ve had my Amazon Fire Phone (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) since Thursday, which has given me an opportunity to use it over the weekend and at work. I can say that the best is yet to come. This is a new and radically different device. Think of the people who bought the first automobiles, before there were purpose built roads. They had to bounce and rattle along over streets intended for entirely different vehicles. It wasn’t until people responded to the invention that it became completely…
  • KU titles dominate paid bestseller list

    Bufo Calvin
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    KU titles dominate paid bestseller list One of my regular readers and commenters, Tom Semple, noted that there seemed to be a lot of Kindle Unlimited titles on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list. The books in Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) can be borrowed by customers who pay $9.99 a month for the service (although there is a free month available right now). The publishers are compensated with a royalty based on when the customer has read 10% of the book. Would that count as a sale for the paid bestseller list (as opposed to the free list)?
  • Binge reading with Kindle Unlimited #1

    Bufo Calvin
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Binge reading with Kindle Unlimited #1 While “binge watching” entire TV series may be all the rage, serious readers have been “binge reading” for decades. Many of us have picked a series and just plowed through them, start to finish. How many of you had a “Summer of Sherlock”, where you decided you’d read all the original Sherlock Holmes books? No? Gee, where else were you during the summer…on the beach? I once read three and a half novels in the same series in one day…that’s my record, by the way. It was The Expendables by Richard…
  • Amazon’s Q2 Financials: net loss 18 times larger than last year

    Bufo Calvin
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Amazon’s Q2 Financials: net loss 18 times larger than last year Customers can be happy about all of the money Amazon is investing to make their lives better. They are spending money on more content at no more cost (for example, hundreds of thousands of more songs for Prime Music), they continue to update devices, they are introducing new devices which lets us do things more of the same way in more places (which is easier). Investors may not feel the same way about it, though. Let’s take a stand-out figure, according to this press release “Net loss was $126 million in the…
 
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  • A Free ‘Best of’ Holiday Ebook That Goes Ka-ching, Ka-Ching

    Joan Stewart
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    by Joan Stewart Last month, I wrote about 11 Juicy Opt-in Offer Ideas Your Readers Will Love–alternatives to the not-so-glamorous ebook that you can give away in exchange for someone’s email address. This month, let’s resurrect the free ebook idea and give it a new and very profitable twist: a fast and easy end-of-the-year giveaway your followers will love. It’s a “Best of” free ebook, filled with tips, items and tidbits from your ezine, blog, articles or other content from the past year. Mine is called “The Best of The Publicity Hound’s Tips of…
  • 8 Reasons To Use Scrivener To Write And Produce Your Books

    Nina Amir
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Nina Amir If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a better and easier way—which means a more effective way—to get your writing projects finished and keep them organized. But what if you could go straight from writing to publishing your work? That would make life a lot simpler, right? It’s possible. The tool you want to use is Scrivener. I’ve just begun using it for most of my writing and blogging projects, and I’m about to test out its publishing capabilities, too. New Technology, New Learning Curve As with any new technology, if you choose to use Scrivener you’ll have…
  • 5 Reasons You Procrastinate on Getting Your Book Done: The Solutions – Part 2

    Kristen Eckstein
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Kristen Eckstein In Part 1 of this article, I discussed what procrastination on your book project might be costing you. If you haven’t read it yet, pop over to 5 Reasons You Procrastinate on Getting Your Book Done: What is it Costing You? and read that article before continuing on with this one… Here are five reasons why you procrastinate on getting your book done… and their solutions: Reason #1: Lack of Time This reason to procrastinate is the most common. Everybody wishes for more hours in the day. Many of our to-do lists are filled with about 50–75% more tasks than a normal…
  • 4 Reasons YOU Should Start Podcasting Now [video]

    Denise Wakeman
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    If you watched the live Hangout with Ellen Britt, MaAnna Stephenson and me, you heard some outstanding news about the opportunity for podcasters in the coming months… …The iTunes app is going to be pre-installed on all new i-devices AND integrated as part of CarPlay available on select new cars in 2014! …Google recently unveiled Android Auto with voice enabled software. One of their partners is Stitcher, an app for getting podcasts, news and radio on demand. The audience for your business podcast is exploding and it’s getting easier and easier to reach them everywhere…
  • How To Recommend eBooks To Your Library – 5 Simple Steps

    Shelley Hitz
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Shelley Hitz Overdrive provides an eBook lending service to libraries. I recently started using this service through my local library to read eBooks. There were several eBooks I wanted to read that they did not yet have in their collection. So, I recommended my library purchase these books. Very quickly, I was notified they purchased two of the books I requested. This is not only a great service for me as a reader, but every time a library purchases a copy of an author’s book, that author receives royalties as well. Smashwords recently started distributing their eBooks to Overdrive. I…
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  • OverDrive Challenge success stories: Part 1

    Melissa Marin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Last week, we announced the winners of the first ever OverDrive Challenge. The Challenge represented something new for us – if we set specific goals for every public library partner, would they rise to the occasion and try to meet those goals? The answer was a resounding yes! An outpouring of interest flooded in from more libraries than we have ever had participate in an OverDrive contest in the past. Not only did we want to see our libraries boost circulation, we wanted to see how they would do it. Every library is different and we knew there wasn’t a one size fits all solution. We asked…
  • Vote for the next Big Library Read title!

    OverDrive
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    OverDrive is preparing for the next Big Library Read this coming October, and we are excited to invite you, your library staff, and your readers to help select the next Big Library Read title. October’s title will be in the Young Adult category, and thanks to participating publishers, there’s a great selection to choose from. To vote, simply visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BigLibraryRead. Feel free to share this link with your readers, too. We’ll announce the winning title and provide more details about the October Big Library Read in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
  • Weekly eHighlights: Video Edition

    Cindy Orr
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
      Click to view the Marketplace cart of the titles in this newsletter plus more great picks.   Feature Films and TV Father’s Little Dividend Echelon Studios – Comedy Stanley Banks has barely recovered from his daughter’s wedding when he learns that she is going to have a baby. Disputes arise between the paternal and maternal grandparents. Sequel to Father of the Bride. Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Burke.   Hellboy: Blood and Iron Starz Digital Media – Action, Animated Hellboy has to fight harpies, hellhounds, a giant werewolf, and a goddess to…
  • The OverDrive Challenge results are in!

    Melissa Marin
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    The results are in, and we’re happy to announce and congratulate the libraries that participated in the OverDrive Challenge and increased circulation in the month of June by 25% or more from their previous best month on record. 25%-49% increase: Brown Library Hyannis Public Library Aurora Public Library Lockport Public Library Meaford Library Selwyn Library Grey Highlands Library Seekonk Library Moore Memorial Public Library Monash Public Library Service Speer Memorial Library St. Albert Public Library Massanutten Regional Library Yukon Public Libraries Westmoreland eBook Network Medway…
  • Six popular social media reading lists

    Rachel Kray
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    If you’re like me, you’ve spent countless hours reading through list after list on Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, HuffPost, and other wonderful time-killing sites. I’m sure your patrons are doing the same and then likely going to their local library with a determination to read every book on said lists. To keep up with demand and to help make your Marketplace shopping effortless, we have created a selection of custom lists based off of a few of our favorite lists that feature the fresh, popular, in-demand titles that your patrons are sure to love. When you click the links below, they will show…
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  • Comixology Now Offers DRM-free Comics for Backups

    Nathan
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Last week at Comic-Con in San Diego Comixology announced that they will now offer DRM-free downloads of comics purchased from Comixology. This allows readers the option to save comics for backup outside of the Comixology app. Not all titles are available DRM-free; it’s up to individual publishers to decide if they want to offer a […]
  • Oyster Adds Web Reader to eBook Subscription Service

    Nathan
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    This past week Oyster, an ebook subscription service that grants subscribers unlimited access to a library of over 500,000 ebooks, announced the release of the Oyster Web Reader. The Web Reader makes it possible to read Oyster’s ebooks from any computer or mobile device using a web browser. This adds to Oyster’s iOS and newly-released […]
  • Software Update for Kindle Paperwhite 2 – Version 5.4.5

    Nathan
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Amazon released a software update for the 2nd generation Kindle Paperwhite today. The new firmware version is 5.4.5. The update adds a few new features, including syncing and PDF enhancements, and the option to read the sample of a Kindle ebook while awaiting the arrival of a purchased paper book. Like always, this update will […]
  • Kindle Unlimited Now Available in the United States

    Nathan
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service is now live in the United States, with more countries getting access to the service soon. Customers can sign up for a free thirty-day trial to get unlimited access to Amazon’s list of Kindle Unlimited ebooks and audiobooks. Not all of Amazon’s Kindle ebooks are available through Kindle […]
  • Review: Onyx Boox T68 Lynx

    Nathan
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    I’ve already posted a video review of the Onyx Boox T68 Lynx, along with several individual app reviews, so I figure it’s time to get the written review finished. I’ve been stalling waiting for a software update to fix some of the bugs that I’ve experienced while using the T68, and the first update came […]
 
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    FreeBookSpot Latest Books

  • Deutsche Leichte Panzerspahwagen (Waffen-Arsenal Band 86) (by Horst Scheibert)

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Der Band 5 dieser Reihe ist schon seit Jahren vergriffen. Bevor jedoch an eine Neuauflage gegangen wird, sollen erst noch — nach dem Vorbild fur andere Waffen — erganzende Neuschopfungen folgen. So sind neben dem vorliegenden auch noch weitere Bande uber die deutschen schweren Panzerspahwagen in Arbeit. Alle Fotos und Abbildungen sind - wie bei allen anderen Er­ganzungsbanden auch hier - gegenuber dem Band 5 neu. Read more...
  • Kampfpanzer Leopard 1 (Waffen-Arsenal Band 84) (by Michael Scheibert)

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Wahrend kriegerischer Konflikte war die Ubermittlung von Nachrichten schon immer von besonderer Bedeutung. Be­reits mit einfachsten Mitteln gelang es, Nachrichten mit hohem Gehalt zu ubertragen (Trommel. Trompete, Rauch­zeichen, Winkzeichen). Informationsgehalt und Uber-mittlungsgeschwindigkeit konnten der jeweiligen Partei ent­scheidende Vorteile bringen. Die Art der Ubermittlung wur­de wesentlich durch den Stand der Kriegskunst und den Grad der technologischen Entwicklung bestimmt. Uber Jahrhunderte wurden Truppen durch Kommando­stimme und Handzeichen des Heerfuhrers gefuhrt,…
  • The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick (by Andy Bounds)

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    How effective is the communication you experience every day? How often have you been bored during a presentation? Failed to win a piece of business that, deep down, you know you should have won? Had a tedious, pointless networking conversation? Countless times, no doubt. Too much information and not enough relevance is a problem that pervades almost all business communication. You see, the way many people communicate is like filling a bucket with jelly, flinging it at their audience, and hoping some of it sticks. It's ineffective, it's irritating and, above all, it's very messy. Read more...
  • High Frequency Electromagnetic Dosimetry (by David A. Sanchez-Hernandez)

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Along with the growth of RF and microwave technology applications, there is a mounting concern about the possible adverse effects over human health from electromagnetic radiation. Addressing this issue and putting it into perspective, this groundbreaking resource provides critical details on the latest advances in high frequency electromagnetic dosimetry. Written and edited by recognized experts in the field, the book takes a scientific and rigorous engineering point of view, helping professionals achieve highly accurate exposure assessments. Read more...
  • George Washington, Graphic Biography (Saddleback Graphic Biographies) (by Saddleback Educational Publishing)

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Product Description: Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 32-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries battled injustice and prejudice and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledgebridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character…
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  • Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

    Admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure: Best practices for DevOps, data storage, high availability, and more walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. Description Topics included: Automate everything • Source control • Continuous integration and continuous […]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…
  • PowerShell Succinctly

    Admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    PowerShell Succinctly highlights some of the PowerShell programming model’s many benefits, specifically for .NET developers and system administrators. Author Rui Machado guides readers through time-saving methods that simplify code testing by eliminating the need to create a new application in Visual Studio. Also included are tips for using additional services, such as PowerGui, WMI, and […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out…
  • Android Programming Succinctly

    Admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    In Android Programming Succinctly, Ryan Hodson provides a useful overview of the Android application lifecycle. Topics ranging from creating a UI to adding widgets and embedding fragments are covered, and he provides plenty of links to Android documentation along the way. Description Topics included: Setting Up • Hello, Android • The Activity Lifecycle • User […]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…
  • Bioinformatics Data Skills

    Admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Bioinformatics Data Skills demsonstrates the practice of bioinformatics through data skills. Rigorous assessment of data quality and of the effectiveness of tools is the foundation of reproducible and robust bioinformatics analysis. Through open source and freely available tools, you’ll learn not only how to do bioinformatics, but how to approach problems as a bioinformatician. Description […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out…
  • Entity Framework Code First Succinctly

    Admin
    5 Jul 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Follow author Ricardo Peres as he introduces the newest development mode for Entity Framework, Code First. With Entity Framework Code First Succinctly, you will learn the ins and outs of developing code by hand in Code First. With this knowledge, you will be able to have finer control over your output than ever before. Description […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!.TPouttablew_nd03vts…
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  • JavaScript Essential Training (2011) – Free Video Tutorial

    kfadmin
    29 Jul 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
    29 Jul 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
    29 Jul 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
  • The Underground Guide To The iPhone

    kfadmin
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Read about the basic user interface and a ton of incredible iPhone features you would’ve otherwise missed. This guide explains in detail how to perform both the very simple and the most tedious tasks. Find out how to get your hands on fresh applications, how to keep your device synchronized and even how to jailbreak your iPhone! Download Now
  • Access 2010 — Free Quick Reference Card

    kfadmin
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    This Access 2010 Quick Reference provides shortcuts, tips, and tricks for the popular database management system. Use it to brush up on the basics and to find alternate methods to your favorite commands. This printable quick reference is yours to use, distribute, and share! Along with this free reference card, if you are eligible, you will also receive a 30-day trial of CustomGuide training, including over 7,000 Online Skills Assessments and Interactive Tutorials. Download Now
 
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  • Winner Announced in eBooks2go Children’s Book Contest

    eBooks2go
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    What a way to kick off the company’s third year in operation. We received so many great submissions and were amazed with the turnout generated by this event. We would like to thank all those who participated in our first-ever Children’s Book Contest. You all made it a great success! Upon review, our team of highly-skilled and experienced publishing professionals noted several key factors in selecting a winner from the capitulations. The ultimate prize would go to the author whose book:   Conveyed Mass Appeal Delivered Eye-Catching Illustrations Possessed Animation Capabilities…
  • Guest Blogger: Leslie Adatto Part Deux

    eBooks2go
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Leslie Adatto is back again. “The Roof Explorer’s Guide: 101 New York City Rooftops” author comes to us this week to dig deeper into how she collected information for her new eBook. Adatto traversed the entire city of New York in search of the most fascinating rooftop locations the eye could see. So take a minute, and escape to the Big Apple courtesy of this eBooks2go author.   Goodbye BMW, Hello Bicycle – Another New York Rooftop Love Story By Leslie Adatto   If I had to choose the one thing that makes living in Manhattan the most radically different from my previous San…
  • Guest Blogger: Ellis Amdur

    eBooks2go
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    We are proud to announce that author Ellis Amdur has partnered with eBooks2go for his digital conversion services. In his comprehensive guidebook, Amdur walks families through a multitude of strategies they can use to keep themselves and their mentally ill family member safe. Learn the origin of Ellis’ journey as he conveys what really led him to write “In the Eye of the Hurricane”. In the Eye of the Hurricane -By Ellis Amdur   This book was born in a far away place—Japan. I lived there thirteen years, training archaic martial arts that were created in the 16th century. My life…
  • Guest Blogger: Leslie Adatto

    eBooks2go
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    As June comes to an end, we too conclude the month by hearing from one of our very own. Author Leslie Adatto has chosen eBooks2go for the electronic publication of her book, Roof Explorer’s Guide: 101 New York City Rooftops. After touring New York through her eyes, we wanted to explore even further with the author herself. In this piece, Leslie delves into the origins of motivation for crafting her instructive rooftop guide. Enjoy!   Love at First Sight – A New York Rooftop Story -By Leslie Adatto   The first time I got here, in the first moment I got out of the cab on…
  • eBooks2go Launches its First-Ever Children’s Book Contest

    eBooks2go
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:54 am
    eBooks2go reigns in its third year of business in a big way. The company officially announced the unveiling of a Children’s Book Contest on Monday June, 9 2014. The competition is geared toward authors and writers of illustrated/picture books with the goal being to find the best Children’s Book on the market. The premise of this month-long event is rather simple. eBooks2go wants to celebrate its 3rd Anniversary with the people that got them to this point in the first place…the authors. With the summer season looming, what better demographic to target than kids. School may be out for…
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  • Kindle News: Kindle Paperwhite 2 software update v5.4.5 -- Sync to most recent page read across all Kindle devices + reading apps; Small preview window now in margin of PDF pan & zooms; Sample of beginning of a book ready in your Cloud while waiting for a physical book.

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    NEW KINDLE PAPERWHITE 2 gets Software Update v5.4.5 has some general improvements and feature enhancements.Many report never getting automated updates on their E-Ink readers.  In that case you can download the update-file and install it manually if wanting to get the feature updates.  More on that below.This update was released last week. Kindle Paperwhite 2 Software Upgrade to v5.4.5  Devices involved: See Paperwhite 2 (US),   UK Paperwhite 2: here; Global Paperwhite 2: here.The new, free software update available for Kindle Paperwhite 2 can be found here [U.S. and…
  • Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited subscription plan for Kindle and Audible books

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    I just saw this.  Today, Amazon announced the launch of a new Kindle program - Kindle Unlimited -- a new subscription service which allows customers to "freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all for only $9.99 a month."There is a 30-day trial available for this newly-launched book-subscription program, competitors for which include Scribd and Oyster. This involves approximately the same number of books than are in the Prime program's Kindle Owners Lending Program.  And the books they…
  • Quick info from forums on Amazon's Fire Phone and data plans, etc.

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Customers discuss Fire Phone data plans and decisions made more difficult due to current phone plans, etc.   Thought I'd drop off a couple of tips from an Amazon forum on the coming Fire Phone, which will be shipping on July 25.  I'd not looked into the plans myself, as I have a the Nokia Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone, and just began my new data plan in December as a low-price update -- and I actually bought it for the 40-megapixel camera, which I now use more than my super expensive pocket Sony.  I'll report on my experience with a review copy of the Fire Phone though. From the…
  • Kindle Fire Sale: The current Kindle Fire tablets are still on sale (since July 9). No word on ending date. Added info on how to use some less-known features.

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    New banners have been appearing since July 9th on Amazon Kindle Fire pageswhile I had to be away.  Here is the banner information -- the actual links are below the Amazon alerts here:The discounts start with the 7" HD model and include the 8.9" HDX.  Prices shown below are for models with 'special offers' on the lockscreen and represent models with increasing storage capacity:  * New Kindle Fire HD 7" 2nd Gen - $139/169  $119/$129 [See "NOTE" below)  * Kindle Fire HDX 7" - $229/269/309  $199/239/259   ($100 more w/ 4G-LTE cellular network access)  *…
  • Quick note: Free Kindle book search-link options for July for contemporary, non-classics + some less-known bargain pages - Updated 7/2/14 - 2:50pm

    2 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    July 2, 2014 - This is just a quick note to let you know that the free Kindle book search options in the reference section (right-column of blog) are updated for July. I've been unexpectedly trapped in a hospital for a bit, all is fixed, and I'm back to add to the blog again in the next few days while most of you will or should be holidaying.  A lot to catch up on. Reminders of what is available - some less-known links for avid bargain Kindle book hunters    June 2014  July 2014.     Also, all currently free non-classics sorted by:    Publication Date…
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    Gizmodo

  • The Onion Profiles a New Kindle That Brags About Your Taste in Books

    Andrew Liszewski
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Bookworms who've balked at upgrading to an e-reader have a long list of reasons why they won't give up their paper copies. But there's only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they're reading in public. And as The Onion reveals, that's what led Amazon to create a new version of the Kindle that shouts the title of your current book so everyone knows how well read you are.Read more...
  • We Put the Waterproof Kindle Through Hell

    Ashley Feinberg
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    When we heard about Waterfi's custom waterproof Paperwhite, we were delighted at the prospect , but reserved final judgement until we could put it through the wringer ourselves. And after some highly scientific experimentation, we can confirm: This thing is a goddamn rock. Read more...
  • Buy a Kindle Fire HDX Today, and Get a Free Upgrade to the LTE Model

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Today's Amazon Gold Box deal is a brand new Kindle Fire HDX 7" with your choice of Verizon or AT&T LTE for $229. That's $100 off retail price, nearly $50 off the lowest price ever, and the same price as a Wi-Fi-only model.Read more...
  • Should You Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited?

    Kate Knibbs
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service is now available , offering access to 600,000 book titles and 8,000 audiobook titles for $10 a month. You can start a free trial today, but if you'd like to know immediately whether this is the digital borrowing service for you, we've got the answer: Read more...
  • Kindle Unlimited Is Here: Read As Much As You Like For $10 a Month

    Jamie Condliffe
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Following rumors earlier this week , Amazon has just announced its new Kindle Unlimited subscription service. Pay $10 a month, and you can read as much as you want (from a pool of 600,000 books, at least).Read more...
 
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 312 Stephen Windwalker

    Len Edgerly
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    Photo by Betty Scharf Creator of Kindle Nation Daily and BookGorilla Interview starts at 9:23 I don’t think their market [for Fire phone] is people who don’t have a smartphone now. I think it’s people who have some version of an Android phone or an iPhone, and they’re committed Amazon customers. I would expect that 75 percent of their sales, just to pick a number out of thin air, could well be people who are Amazon Prime members. Show Notes and Links: Intro Quilts by Susan Carlson “Dear Jeff Bezos (One-Week Kindle Review)” by Robert Scoble – November 25, 2007 News…
  • Sun Test: iPhone 5S versus Amazon Fire Phone

    Len Edgerly
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
      One of the benefits Jeff Bezos claimed for the Amazon Fire Phone is that its screen would be easier to read in direct sunlight than existing smartphones. Today I took my Fire phone review unit and my iPhone 5S outside to compare the screens. I took the photo above with a real camera, my Nikon Coolpix S8000, and I think it shows slightly better readability on the Fire. In real life, I thought the advantage was greater than what you see here. I was reading the same Business Insider article on each device. On the iPhone, the contrast was not as good as on the Fire. The text on the Fire…
  • Unboxing Video of Kindle Fire Phone

    Len Edgerly
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    My very first impressions of the Kindle Fire phone? Mayday rocks. I tapped through to my first question and answer within five minutes of firing up the phone. Will I really cancel my iPhone contract with Verizon and rely on the Fire as my only phone? Not yet. I will be toting two phones for a while. I’ll have more in this week’s episode of the Kindle Chronicles, but one disappointment is that auto-scroll does not work on Kindle books, only on web pages. I’ve heard from Amazon that this will be remedied in a software update this fall. Send to Kindle
  • TKC 311 Linda Grant

    Len Edgerly
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Novelist, Journalist, Author of “I Murdered My Library” Interview starts at 23:05 I was sitting, reading this novel on my Kindle. And I thought, actually, this is a perfect medium for this particular book [In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut], which had a very pared-down writing style. And I did have this very, very eerie sense that instead of the Kindle interfering with my ability to read the book, it made it a much purer experience. (Photo by Judah Passow) Show Notes and Links: Intro “How to Get Back in Your Scull after Flipping,” YouTube video posted by Calm Waters Rowing News…
  • TKC 310 David H. Rothman

    Len Edgerly
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Creator of TeleRead and LibraryCity Interview starts at 15:48 Everyone, I think, would be better off if we replaced DRM [Digital Rights Management] with either no “protection” at all, or else social DRM, which in this case means imprinting the readers’ identities at the starts of books. The advantage of this is that books would no longer be siloed. Nook books could be read on Kindle and vice versa. At any rate, I think DRM has been one of the major barriers. Show Notes and Links: News “Amazon makes an offer to Hachette authors” by Hayley Tsukayama in The Washington Post –…
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  • #Free for your #Kindle, 7/28/2014

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    The author of each of these books has indicated their intent to schedule these books for a free day for the Kindle versions today on Amazon. Sometimes plans change or mistakes happen, so be sure to verify the price before hitting that “buy me” button. The House on Persimmon Road by Jackie Weger Amazon US Amazon UK A Reason to Live by Matthew Iden Amazon US Amazon UK Authors interested in having their free book featured either here on Monday or a sister site on Thursday, visit this page for details.
  • IndieView with Julie Frayn, author of Mazie Baby

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      …but my books seem to appeal to women of any age. Though my first book makes grown men cry, and many have loved my second. So I guess I write for adults. Julie Frayn – 27 July 2014 The Back Flap Mazie Reynolds has moxie from the top of her bruised face to the tip of her broken wrist. She married a man she adored, and who adored her in return. But over fourteen years, her happy marriage soured with each new beating. When his attentions shift to their twelve-year-old daughter, Mazie knows it’s time to get the hell out. She hatches a plan to escape. But can she outwit the…
  • IndieView with Ashley Quigley, author of Breeders

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    No one wants to read an unpolished manuscript; there is nothing worse in my opinion. It’s hugely important to make sure that the level and quality of work you send out there is of the top standard. Ashley Quigley – 07 July 2014 The Back Flap Ariet has been taken from her family, who are told she has died of an illness; when, in fact, she has been drugged and removed against her will to a secret underground location. Selected for a genetic breeding program by the Creators, the Monarchy of the New World, Ariet and her captor Mason, have to provide an offspring with a predetermined…
  • Indieview with reviewer Steve Liddick

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      Now that anyone can publish anything there are far too many bad books out there. That has put prospective readers off. Readers invest their time and money carefully. If they are disappointed too often they won’t come back. Steve Liddick – 22 July 2014 About Reviewing How did you get started? I was asked to participate in several critique groups, which I enjoyed from the viewpoint of both the critiquer and the critiqued. How do you review a book? Is it a read first, and then make notes, or do you make notes as you go along? I read several chapters to see where the book is going…
  • IndieView with Kimberly G. Giarratano, author of Grunge Gods and Graveyards

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
       I have a lot of fun making people up and if it’s fun, then it must be easy. Kimberly G. Giarratano – 20 July 2014 The Back Flap Parted by death. Tethered by love. Lainey Bloom’s high school senior year is a complete disaster. The popular clique, led by mean girl Wynter Woods, bullies her constantly. The principal threatens not to let her graduate with the class of 1997 unless she completes a major research project. And everyone blames her for the death of Wynter’s boyfriend, Danny Obregon. Danny, a gorgeous musician, stole Lainey’s heart when he stole a kiss at a…
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  • July’s FEATURED AUTHOR: David’s Top TBR Five!

    drey
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s Wednesday again (!!), and Featured Author D.B. Jackson is here today to share what’s at the top of his TBR pile! “The Books I’m Most Eager to Read” by D.B. Jackson Like most book lovers, I have a To Be Read pile that stretches from floor to ceiling. There are so many terrific authors out there, many in the fantasy/science fiction genre, and many outside of it, and there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. For a long time, early in my career, I found that I could not read other people’s fiction when I was working on a book of my own. And since I was almost…
  • Giveaway! NEVER BEEN KISSED, AWAKENED, & BETWEEN THE SHEETS!

    drey
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Y’all are lucky ducks! Today I have a giveaway for one copy each of Molly O’Keefe’s Never Been Kissed and Between the Sheets, and Virna DePaul’s Awakened! Read on for more info! As the daughter of a wealthy politician, Ashley Montgomery has had enough of her parents’ expectations for her future and is going her own way, volunteering to work at a refugee camp in Africa. But her act of charity turns dangerous when she takes a boat trip and is abducted by Somali pirates. Enter Brody Baxter, who was a bodyguard for the Montgomery family ten years ago and doesn’t think…
  • TLC Book Tour: 72. All I Love and Know by Judith Frank…

    drey
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s a tour day again – today’s title is a little different from the books I usually review, it’s a beautifully-written story with religion, politics, and a gay couple at its heart… Photo credit: Samuel MasinterAbout Judith Frank: Judith Frank is a professor of English at Amherst College. She received a B.A. from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in English literature and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Cornell. She was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, has held residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell, and is the author of a…
  • July’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Ethan and Sephira, the Heart of D.B. Jackson’s Thieftaker Books…

    drey
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    July’s Featured Author D.B. Jackson is here today to talk about Ethan Kaille and Sephira Pryce, the hero and nemesis of his popular Thieftaker series. Read and enjoy! “Ethan and Sephira: The Heart of the Thieftaker Books” by D.B. Jackson During my first week here at Drey’s Library, I introduced (or perhaps reintroduced) you to Ethan Kaille, the thieftaking, conjuring hero of my historical urban fantasy series, the Thieftaker Chronicles. Last week, you met his nemesis and rival in thieftaking, the lovely and deadly Sephira Pryce. It’s no coincidence that I wrote those posts from…
  • Review: 71. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn…

    drey
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve never been one to follow the masses (usually!) especially where it regards popular fiction, so it’s taken me this long to pick up Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. And boy, what was I waiting for?? drey’s thoughts: Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is a story of a marriage gone awry. When Nick Dunne reports his wife Amy missing on their fifth anniversary, he had no idea the storm that will soon engulf him in the small town of North Carthage, Missouri… Before you know it, his every action and reaction are scrutinized – by the police, along with strangers,…
 
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    Author Solutions

  • North Carolina Poet Laureate resigns post because of protests that she was only self-published.

    keithogorek
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Don’t know if you saw the story this past week about the uproar in North Carolina regarding the appointment governor Pat McCrory made. Valerie MaconPhoto Credit: Department of Cultural Resource Valerie Macon, a disability examiner for the state, was appointed last week as Poet Laureate and it created quite a stir. The governor came under fire for selecting someone and not including the Arts Council in the decision. Perhaps more importantly, the “establishment” questioned her credentials simply because she was self-published.  Macon chose to resign this week because she did…
  • From idea to published book: Advice for aspiring authors from Westbow Press author Rob Wingerter

    keithogorek
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Rob Wingerter did not set out to be an author. In fact, like many first-time authors these days, he took a circuitous route to getting published.  He has spent the better part of his life and career as a partner with a global accounting firm specializing in tax matters. Along the way, he was led to open a retreat center called Mahseh. You can read about and watch a video where he explains his journey on his blog, www.robwingerter.com. However, what I also found interesting was his advice to aspiring authors. Rob wrote his book, Regaining Your Spiritual Poise as a means to inform people on…
  • Answers to Mistakes spell check would miss, but a good editor will catch

    keithogorek
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:55 am
    In my last post, I suggested that spell check does not take the place of a good editor.  In fact, it will overlook errors that an editor will catch. I gave these examples and asked you to see if you could find the mistakes. I did not here the gate change for my flight; so I did not get there bags on the plane. Once I realized I needed to move myself foreword: I had the angel I needed to see what I needed to sea. He was so surprised. He looked like a dear in the headlights. Here are the corrections.  How many did you catch? Also if you are looking for other information about editing, just…
  • Mistakes spell check would miss, but a good editor will catch.

    keithogorek
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:55 pm
    One of the most important things self-published authors can do is have their book edited by an experienced professional. Spell check does not count as editing despite what some first time authors may think. Let me just give you a few examples of mistakes in the following sentences that spell check would miss. I did not here the gate change for my flight; so I did not get there bags on the plane. Once I realized I needed to move myself foreword: I had the angel I needed to see what I needed to sea. He was so surprised. He looked like a dear in the headlights. See if you can find them all and…
  • Important things I learned at Book Expo America that you may find helpful.

    keithogorek
    14 Jun 2014 | 4:27 am
    Recently I had the opportunity to attend Book Expo America, which is the premier publishing industry trade show in the US. Because the industry is undergoing such amazing transformation, it makes this show very interesting as trade shows go. This year was no different. Here’s what I heard or saw that I thought you might find interesting. Hugh Howey, author of the best selling book, Wool. Hugh Howey told people how hard it is to be a successful author. Hugh Howey has become well-known for his book Wool, both for his sales and his publishing strategy. He retained his digital rights for…
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  • The Audio Series: Adam Ingle

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. This feature requires more time and patience of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.Today, Adam Ingle reads an excerpt from his debut novel Necessary Evil and the Greater Good. Adam's a basement-dwelling, graveyard-shift nerd by night and an aspiring peddler of exorcised…
  • A Whole New Ballgame Blog Tour

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today, we are honored to kick off another Grab The Lapels blog tour. This time, it's for Caryn Rose's A Whole New Ballgame, and here she is, sharing with us the story of how her love of baseball all started!For someone who has published two baseball books in one year, it might seem odd to point out that 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to explain one thing about baseball to you. I didn’t grow up a baseball fan; my dad is one of those guys who gave up on baseball when the Dodgers left Brooklyn. My mom was a White Sox fan, but not enough to have passed it down to me.  So, I grew…
  • Oliver Serang Kidnapped My Blog: Where Oliver Writes

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    (Oliver Serang is an American lecturer at Universität Bremen and a research scientist at Thermo Fisher in Germany, where he swims in the river during snowstorms. He has published papers on computational biology algorithms and is the author of the novel Stay Close, Little Ghost. He can be found at colorfulengineering.org.He has kidnapped this blog. Regular content will return next week!)I wrote Stay Close, Little Ghost while I was finishing my PhD in [1] Seattle, while I was a visiting scientist in [2] São Paulo, Brazil, and when starting a research fellowship in [3] Boston. After…
  • Oliver Serang Kidnapped My Blog: Interview with Mattias Frånberg

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    (Oliver Serang is an American lecturer at Universität Bremen and a research scientist at Thermo Fisher in Germany, where he swims in the river during snowstorms. He has published papers on computational biology algorithms and is the author of the novel Stay Close, Little Ghost. He can be found at colorfulengineering.org.He has kidnapped this blog.Regular content will return next week!)In this discussion, I talk with Mattias Frånberg about several aspects of my novel Stay Close, Little Ghost, including the following:-Magical realism in modern urban life: the anonymity and mystery of getting…
  • Oliver Serang Kidnapped My Blog: Audio Excerpts

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    (Oliver Serang is an American lecturer at Universität Bremen and a research scientist at Thermo Fisher in Germany, where he swims in the river during snowstorms. He has published papers on computational biology algorithms and is the author of the novel Stay Close, Little Ghost. He can be found at colorfulengineering.org.He has kidnapped this blog. Regular content will return next week!)Here are a few short stories and excerpts from authors whose work I really love, and which resonates with my worldview (Ardour by Jonathan Keats, One Last Story And That’s It by Etgar Keret, Noah and…
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 7-29-14

    Brooklyn
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Don’t miss out on more deals…..choose from this assortment of 3 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Thrill Ride: 8 Pulse-Pounding Novels by Various Authors Rating: 5.0 Stars Genre: Thriller and Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $9.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Thrill Ride: 8 Pulse-Pounding Novels – Nook Thrill Ride: 8 Pulse-Pounding Novels – Apple iBooks Thrill Ride: 8 Pulse-Pounding Novels…
  • More ENT Deals for 7-29-14

    Brooklyn
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    Handpicked for your reading pleasure, enjoy another 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Elusive Obsession by Judy Kentrus Rating: 4.9 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Elusive Obsession – Nook Elusive Obsession – Apple iBooks Elusive Obsession – Kobo “The characters are rich and fleshed out, the story is exciting, and the…
  • More Kindle Deals for 7-29-14

    Brooklyn
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Here’s another selection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books for you to download and enjoy. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS The 13th Enumeration by William Struse Rating: 4.4 Stars Genre: Christian Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “Excellent research of the scriptures, brought out things I never would have thought about….Very exciting story behind the research; kept me on the edge throughout…
  • Book Of The Day – Both Sides Now

    Ron
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Today’s Book of the Day is a Biographical Romance novel by Shawn Inmon and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Both Sides Now has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4! “It is truly one of the best true love stories I have ever read.” Johnnie – Amazon Reviewer Both Sides Now by Shawn Inmon Rating: 4.6 Stars Genre: Romance Price: $0.99 save $4   Do you remember your first love? When Dawn moved from Southern California to rainy, rural, Washington state in 1976, love took a backseat to worries about fitting in at her new school. Over time, her…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 7-29-14

    Brooklyn
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Jump start your day with this collection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Her Sister by Karen Rose Smith Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Womens Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “….an engaging tale that tugs at the heart, yet affirms life can be good, especially if we work together to make it so.” -Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today USA Today and Amazon…
 
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    Indie Book Promo

  • Book Promo Feature – Rubeck’s Raiders by Van Holt

    Indiebookpromo
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Van Holt to the blog! He’s here to share about his book, Rubeck’s Raiders. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy.   What some reviewers have to say about Van Holt’s writing: “Step aside Louis L’Amour, another great Western writer is here…”  –Heather “I had a feeling that Van Holt…might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation.”  –Stern0 “Van Holt is…
  • Book Promo Feature – Dom Wars Round One by Lucian Bane

    Indiebookpromo
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Lucian Bane to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, Dom Wars Round One. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy. Blurb: Lucian Bane’s inner Dom is out of control and hungry for things he can’t name. When he signs up for Dom Wars, he meets Tara who is naive to the BDSM world. Her reckless dominance and puritan heart fascinate him. But when he discovers the pain in her past, it unleashes his true Dom within. Dom Wars is available on Amazon      …
  • Book Promo Feature – The List of Five by J. Scott Sharp

    Indiebookpromo
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome J. Scott Sharp to the blog! He’s here to share about his book, The List of Five. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. Blurb A normal kid Thirteen year-old Richie Lyons is spending the summer hanging out with his friends, playing games and unaware that his world is about to come apart. A list of names He awakens in the morning of his thirteenth birthday with a list of names pounding through his skull, a list that contains the names of those he cares about most. As…
  • Book Promo Feature – God Every Day by Mike Lutz

    Indiebookpromo
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Mike Lutz to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, God Every Day. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up  a copy. Book blurb:  In his dynamic daily devotional, God Every Day, pastor and author Mike Lutz provides readers with a spiritually energizing and uplifting start to their day. God Every Day is a contemporary and practical daily devotional that will have you waking up eager to hear from God. Each day’s devotion is filled with solid, in-depth teaching…
  • Book Promo Feature, Buck Hayden, Mustanger by Van Holt

    Indiebookpromo
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Van Holt to the blog! He’s here to share about his book, Buck Hayden, Mustanger. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy links below and pick up a copy or two.   What some reviewers have to say about Van Holt’s writing: “Step aside Louis L’Amour, another great Western writer is here…”  –Heather      “I had a feeling that Van Holt…might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation.”  –Stern0…
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    Pixel of Ink

  • July 29th Evening Edition: Kindle Deals & Steals

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Take a peek at tonight’s Deals & Steals for your Kindle! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Post-apocalyptic, Romance, Thriller The Victim by Jonas Saul Still free? Click Here to find out! Sarah is killed in a horrible car accident, the DNA found in the car verified as hers. But the government men at the Sophia Project have faked her death to keep her to themselves. After her funeral, she shows up in the food court of a busy mall where a violent exchange takes place. Things go wrong fast. The people…
  • [Hot Deal] Diving In – Just 99c!

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Diving In by Gretchen Galway Genre: Romance For schoolteacher Nicki Fitch, a summer in Hawaii is the perfect opportunity to overcome a lifetime of phobias and heartbreak. But when she gets to Maui, she discovers the guy who broke her heart in college is living in her paradise. How can she tackle her fears when the biggest one of all is walking around shirtless – and refuses to leave her alone? About to turn thirty, Ansel has never wasted his life of privilege – if only his father saw it that way. When Dad cuts him off financially, Ansel moves into his family’s vacation home to…
  • July 29th Morning Edition: Kindle Deals & Steals

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:39 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: Dystopian, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction The Secret Root by D.S. Cahr Still free? Click Here to find out! Sometimes time is not on your side, and 15 year-old Jared Garber is about to find that out the hard way. Without warning, the entire Garber family is ripped from their Kansas home, separated, and transported into a distant and perplexing future. Disconnected from everything he understands, Jared must quickly learn how and why…
  • July 28th Evening Edition: Kindle Deals & Steals

    Pixel of Ink
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Ready for some more great reads? Check out this selection for your Kindle tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Dystopian, Mystery, Romance, Travel The Sound Of Footsteps by Diane Patterson Still free? Click Here to find out! Ghosts are fun. Ghosts are easy to deal with. Ghosts aren’t real. Reality is where the trouble starts. Drusilla Thorne and her sister Stevie need a place to live in San Antonio while Drusilla sets up her new identity. The place they find is definitely cheap – the landlord can’t find…
  • [Hot Deal] The Boys in the Boat – Save $14

    Pixel of Ink
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Genre: Sports The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany. For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times – the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the…
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    Digital Book World

  • Amazon Spells Out Objectives in Hachette Negotiation

    DBW
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    In a short note today on its website, the Amazon Books team spelled out for observers and readers just what its goals are in its negotiation with Hachette. Amazon says that its overall goal is to make more money for itself, for publishers and for authors, and to help reading compete better with other media through lower ebook prices. Related: Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Kindle, to Speak at Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2015 The company contends in its note (below) that $9.99 ebooks sell so many more copies than more expensive ebooks that it more than makes up the…
  • American Library Association Praises Macmillan Expansion of Ebook Sales to Libraries

    DBW
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    [Press Release] ALA WELCOMES MACMILLAN EXPANSION OF ITS PUBLIC LIBRARY E-LENDING PROGRAM Today Macmillan announces that its frontlist ebooks will be available through its public library e-lending program. ALA President Courtney Young released the following statement: “The Macmillan expansion of its library ebook program represents another important development for improving the ability of libraries to serve America’s communities. One of the most fundamental relationships and roles of libraries is to connect authors and readers. Library lending encourages experimentation, enabling people…
  • Macmillan Makes Full Ebook Front-List Available to Libraries

    DBW
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    [Press Release] Macmillan Publishers Broadens Public Library E-lending Pilot Program Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to their public library e-lending pilot, it was announced today. It is the first time the company has made its catalog of eBooks published in the last twelve months available for lending in libraries. The pilot program has been in place since March 2013 and currently includes all Macmillan eBooks published twelve or more months ago. With the addition of frontlist, Macmillan will have approximately 15,000 books available in their…
  • EPUB3 Fixed Layout Ebooks Now Available to Libraries Through OverDrive

    DBW
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    Webcast: Creating Fixed-Layout EPUB with Adobe InDesign—Tools and Best Practices [Press Release] EPUB3 fixed layout eBooks now live at public libraries through OverDrive Fully-illustrated eBooks based on open industry standards available for the first time for libraries OverDrive’s browser-based OverDrive Read™ allows seamless reading on any device with a modern web browser and now optimizes the reading experience on desktop and mobile devices for a variety of graphic children’s titles, comics, and other illustrated titles as beautifully as the author and publisher prepared for…
  • Aquafadas Releases ‘Wave’ App to Teach Ebook Production Professionals, Designers How to Use Aquafadas

    DBW
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    [Press Release] Aquafadas “Wave” App Pushes Creative Boundaries of Digital Publishing Technology Visually stunning app showcases powerful capabilities behind the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, recently released its own app, Aquafadas Wave. A knowledge base and source of inspiration, Wave offers publishers and their design teams a visual guide to get the most out of their Aquafadas Digital Publishing System. Publishers can download the free iOS app from the App Store and quickly discover how to create highly sophisticated,…
 
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    Good E-Reader

  • Amazon says $9.99 eBooks Make More Money

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Amazon has penned an open letter on their website which spells out their mentality in approaching the ongoing Hachette eBook dispute.  They primarily contend that selling eBooks at the $9.9 price point sells more copies and garners more money than titles that retail for $14.99. In a written statement Amazon said “A key objective is lower e-book prices. Many e-books are being released at $14.99 and even $19.99. That is unjustifiably high for an e-book. With an e-book, there’s no printing, no over-printing, no need to forecast, no returns, no lost sales due to out-of-stock, no…
  • BookPal Starts Wholesale eBook Business

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    BookPal has just launched a brand new wholesale eBook operation, that will allow schools, government and businesses to buy titles  in bulk. When you purchase eBooks from BookPal the only way to read them  is via the  BookPal app. It is a fairly robust with the ability to make highlights, annotations, look up a definition and share excerpts with Facebook or Twitter. In order to customize the overall e-reading experience users can adjust the font size, brightness, margins or initiate night mode. You can download the apps for free for  iOS and Android. The overall catalog books is fairly…
  • Amazon Partners with Warner Bros for Digital First Imprint

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Amazon has announced a new partnership with Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. The two sides will publish digitally at first, gauging the market to see if a print run is warranted. The new imprint, which will also use the Alloy Entertainment name, will publish young adult, new adult and commercial fiction titles. Three titles were released for the Kindle today, as part of the partnership; Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand, Every Ugly Word by Aimee Salter, and Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart. Warner Bros is hoping to leverage films, television and media properties it owns to develop…
  • Scholastic Storia Closing – What Parents and Schools Need to Know

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Scholastic has announced in a very covert manner that they are closing the Storia eBook store, as we know it, and transitioning it into STORIA SCHOOL EDITION and Family Streaming Edition. Instead of selling eBooks directly, they intend on adopting the uber popular Netflix for eBooks ideology. What happens to the hundreds of thousands of books already purchased? How does this new subscription system actually work and is it a viable business model? Storia was Scholastics catch all system for purchasing eBooks on an individual basis. Parents, schools and kids would use the reading app for iOS,…
  • Shop Til You Drop Magazine to Focus on Digital

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Australian based fashion magazine Shop Til You Drop intends to focus on digital, while still publishing four tangible issues a year. The new online edition will be available every two weeks and focus on emerging fashion trends. Shop Til You Drop was founded in 2004 and is the modern girl’s fashion and beauty bible. It aims to make shopping easier and more accessible for time-challenged women. With a focus on shopping smart, it covers the entire market of fashion, beauty and homewares, providing the reader with the ultimate edit of what she needs this minute – mixing high-end fashion with…
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  • FR Littérature (Genre)

    Wile
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
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  • FR Peuples et Sociétés (Genre)

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  • FR Sciences et Techniques (Genre)

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    Wile
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  • BP Holdings Tax Management, Balley Price Holdings: 5 Tips

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:42 pm
    5 tips för Spotting skattebedrägeri De säger att endast tvÃ¥ saker är vissa i livet: döden och skatter. IRS fÃ¥ngar upp med alla sÃ¥ smÃ¥ningom. En av anledningarna till att de har möjlighet att göra detta är genom medborgare som du som ringer IRS whistleblower line rapport bedrägerier. Din vakande ögon hjälpa verkställa skattelagstiftningen, som betalar för värdefulla sociala tjänster och defense fund. Överdrivet stort välgörenhet avdrag Donation centra som Goodwill ger ofta dem som donerar ett tomt formulär och be dem att…
  • Harver Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group Tokyo

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Laut Regierung Verantwortlichkeit Büro Bericht genehmigt 11 fiktive Bewerber Online oder per Telefon Fiktiven Bewerber, die an der Bundesrepublik Exchange die Affordable Care Act eingesetzten ging konnten arglistig für Berichterstattung und Krankenversicherung Steuergutschriften genehmigt zu bekommen nach einem neuen Bericht. Der Austausch genehmigt Abdeckung für 11 fiktive Bewerber, die online oder telefonisch an Abdeckung, angewendet nach einem Bericht des Government Accountability Office überprüft von The Wall Street Journal. Die Bewerber konnten Premium Steuergutschriften,…
  • The Fire of His Holiness

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    This is the 2nd edition of The Fire of His Holiness. Sergio Scataglini unflinchingly calls each of us to die to ourselves and be resurrected to an entirely new dimension of life in Christ where 98% purity is not enough. He challenges us to walk away from the "acceptable" Christian life, to abandon all forms of idolatry and purify ourselves, that we may move in the power of God and win the world for Him. 
  • Naughty Nurses 3

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    ===This comic is for Adults Only=== 184 erotic pages of color and black and white hentai featuring mistresses, nurses, threesomes, romance, and more! These nurses are back for a third time to heat up your night! 
  • Naughty Nurses 2

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    ===This comic is for Adults Only=== 169 erotic pages of color and black and white hentai featuring mistresses, nurses, threesomes, love triangles, and more! Even more nurses to spice up your night and reader! 
 
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  • IDEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS. Scientific Proof Of Existence Of "God": The Catalog Of Human Population.

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    By Andrey Davydov. Published by: Human Population Academy & HPA Press. Price: Free USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/71">Religion and Spirituality</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3080">Religion &amp; Science</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/70">Science and…
  • Create A Picture (3)

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    By Oliver Spedding. Price: $1.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/91">Children&#039;s Books</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3987">Activity Books</a>. Oliver Spedding Another 10 children's picture puzzles that promote hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognize corresponding shapes and lines.
  • The Beastly Conspiracy Part One: The Beast is Born

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    By Matt Ramsay. Price: $0.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1213">Science fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1271">Steampunk &amp; retropunk</a>. Matt Ramsay A strange Beast stalks the alleys of seventeenth century London, striking terror into the hearts of the citizenry. Detective Belle is assigned to investigate the case of the Beast of London. During the course of her investigation she…
  • E' Guerra - Easy Italian Reader

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    By Alfonso Borello. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/81">Language Instruction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/446">Italian</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/84">History</a> / <a…
  • Trees for the Forest - Part Four

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    By Denise Siegel. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1213">Science fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1265">Utopias &amp; dystopias</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1213">Science fiction</a> / <a…
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  • Top 10 Banned or Challenged Classics – Infographic #reading #amreading #bannedbooks

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Related Posts :Best Books of the 21st Century - Infographic #books #reading #amreadingWhich Book Species Are You #reading #amreading #writersThe DNA of a Successfull Book - Infographic #writers #writing #selfpubWhat Does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like? - Infographic #writers #writerscafe #IANThe Habits of British Readers - Infographic #writers #writing #readingBy Blogsdna The post Top 10 Banned or Challenged Classics – Infographic #reading #amreading #bannedbooks appeared first…
  • The Most Loved Chidlren Books – Infographic #Childrenbooks #children # books

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    by lemonwood_design. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Recommended book for children in a divorce Related Posts :Who Buys Children Books? - Infographic #writers #writing #childrenbooksThe DNA of a Successfull Book - Infographic #writers #writing #selfpubWhat Does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like? - Infographic #writers #writerscafe #IANThe Habits of British Readers - Infographic #writers #writing #readingTop 10 Banned or Challenged Classics - Infographic #reading #amreading #bannedbooksBy Blogsdna The post The Most Loved…
  • What Does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like? – Infographic #writers #writerscafe #IAN

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    by Sofia M. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Related Posts :The Habits of British Readers - Infographic #writers #writing #readingThe DNA of a Successfull Book - Infographic #writers #writing #selfpubTop 10 Banned or Challenged Classics - Infographic #reading #amreading #bannedbooksBest Books of the 21st Century - Infographic #books #reading #amreadingWhich Book Species Are You #reading #amreading #writersBy Blogsdna The post What Does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like? – Infographic #writers #writerscafe #IAN…
  • Best Books of the 21st Century – Infographic #books #reading #amreading

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Related Posts :Top 10 Banned or Challenged Classics - Infographic #reading #amreading #bannedbooksWhich Book Species Are You #reading #amreading #writersThe DNA of a Successfull Book - Infographic #writers #writing #selfpubWhat Does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like? - Infographic #writers #writerscafe #IANThe Habits of British Readers - Infographic #writers #writing #readingBy Blogsdna The post Best Books of the 21st Century – Infographic #books #reading #amreading appeared first…
  • Why Our #Editor Makes Turns Us #Writers Into Schizophrenic Maniacs? #amwriting #amediting #writing

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Why Our Editor Makes Turns Us Writers Into Schizophrenic Maniacs? Didn’t you know? The moment you approach an editor, you risk becoming a raving lunatic who alternates between bursts of murderous hatred against your editor and waves of delirious joy at the mere thoughts of the improvements your blasted editor will bring to your manuscript. That is, if you are a normal, balanced individual Yes, your sanity is at risk. Especially if you pick up a talented editor. You’ve just spent months or years honing your manuscript to near perfection and there comes the editor… What does he or…
 
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    The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

  • Update re: Amazon/Hachette Business Interruption

    Passive Guy
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:19 pm
    From The Amazon Books Team: With this update, we’re providing specific information about Amazon’s objectives. A key objective is lower e-book prices. Many e-books are being released at $14.99 and even $19.99. That is unjustifiably high for an e-book. With an e-book, there’s no printing, no over-printing, no need to forecast, no returns, no lost sales due to out-of-stock, no warehousing costs, no transportation costs, and there is no secondary market — e-books cannot be resold as used books. E-books can be and should be less expensive. It’s also important to…
  • A Publisher’s Mission Statement

    Passive Guy
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
  • Live in such a way

    Passive Guy
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers
  • Publishers need to rethink their marketing deployments and tactics in the digital age to take advantage of their backlists

    Passive Guy
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    From veteran publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin: Well-articulated complaints about the way traditional publishing compares to self-publishing have recently been posted by two accomplished authors, one who writes fiction and one who writes non-fiction. These point to what most publishers really should already know. Some fundamental and time-honored truths about publishing need to be reexaminedas we continue the digital transition. And one of the things that really needs to change is the distinction between backlist and frontlist. There is a real baked-in logic to how publishers see their…
  • The Bad Boyfriend

    Passive Guy
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    From author Tudor Robins: I have to thank my friend Christina for giving me the theme I needed to pull together this post. Christina says she, and her family, are like a bad boyfriend – they can’t commit to anything.  I’m sure most of us have known what it’s like to wish with all our hearts that a certain boy, or girl, would call us. Or return our call (or our six calls). That we would get their undivided attention. That they’d commit to us. That roller coaster is crazy-making. It’s also, sometimes, exhilarating. Ninety-nine per cent of the time it’s a ride you don’t want…
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    AuthorCulture

  • A Checklist for Considering Writer’s Groups

    Jimmie Kepler
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    People have a variety of viewpoints when it comes to belonging to a writer’s group or workshop. Some authors like Dean Koontz abhor them. Many writers cannot stand them. Some say they will cause you to quit writing or destroy your writing style. Others say they could not write without them.I have experienced both points of view. Over the years, I have belonged to three writer’s groups. The first was the Frisco (Texas) Writer’s Group. It was a hybrid group. Some sessions focused on the learning the business of writing. Other sessions were for critique. Over time, I outgrew this group of…
  • Know What You Write

    Linda Yezak
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today's post is compliments of debut author Brad Seggie, who allowed me to be the cowriter of our soon-to-be released conspiracy thriller, The Simulacrum. Brad did all the research for that novel, much of it amazingly detailed and intense. He developed an exciting plot from his research, and the resulting book was a blast to write.Details help to bring a reader into a story. A little bit of local color can go a long way toward bringing your readers into the story. The flip side is that some of the readers know a thing or two about the subjects and places that you are describing. If your…
  • Content Marketing with Karen Cioffi

    Lisa Lickel
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    This article originally appeared Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing on Monday, May 19, 2014. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Become a Niche Powerhouse - Build Relationships with Your Audience and Subscribers with Content Marketing Part 1 of this three-part series discussed finding a niche and working it. Part 2 discussed finding your audience and building your list. Now, it’s on to establishing relationships with your audience and subscribers. This element of niche building actually goes hand-in-hand with finding your audience.To find your audience you need to search them out and…
  • Book Review: How to Succeed In Business Without Really Crying

    Cherie Burbach
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I love books that offer lessons about getting ahead, writing, and managing a business, and yet aren’t about those things specifically. What I mean is, I enjoy reading about how people are succeeding in the writing life in a totally unique way. That’s one reason I picked up How to Succeed In Business Without Really Crying by Carol Leifer.Emmy-Nominated Writer and ProducerLeifer has been nominated for four Emmy’s for her writing work on shows like Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, and the Academy Awards. She’s been on Late Night With David Lettermen over two dozen times, as well as a host…
  • Details, Details, Details!

    Jody
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Google Free Images     ( Can you find the 16 differences between these images?)My husband and I sometimes like to watch movies that include story note pop-ups. We enjoy that there are some interesting and little known facts to be learned that enrich our watching experience. Last night during an action adventure movie, a subtitle appeared that announced the current location of the characters. They'd traveled to a new city in a few hours.The story note pop-up shared that the characters would have had to drive for 16 hours straight at 120 miles an hour to arrive there…
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    The Independent Publishing Magazine

  • Publishing Service Index | July 2014

    Mick Rooney
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for July 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past four weeks. CreateSpace has retaken the top spot ahead of Amazon KDP. Both have swapped places several times over the past few months.Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
  • RPI Now Trying To Directly Lure UK Authors With Green Shore Imprint

    Mick Rooney
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Ever since TIPM first reviewed Raider Publishing International (RPI) back in 2008 (since updated), we've been covering the fortunes of this full service publishing provider. Much of the coverage of RPI has been far from positive, and though the company has attempted to address and refute claims by some authors of poor service, little appears to have changed. Indeed, the complaints and grievances continue to TIPM and several online consumer complaint bodies like Ripoff Report and Scam Informer.Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
  • Pulley Wins 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

    Mick Rooney
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    D. M. Pulley's The Dead Key has won the grand prize in this year's Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The Amazon award is in its seventh year and there are five prizes awarded: four first-prize publishing contracts, each with a $15,000 advance against future royalties, and one Grand Prize Winner with a $50,000 advance against future royalties. Pulley's mystery novel was voted on by Amazon customers and is expected to be published in 2015 in print and Kindle editions through the Amazon imprint, Thomas & Mercer.Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
  • Publish Green - Reviewed

    Mick Rooney
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Publish Green is the e-book publishing division of Hillcrest Media Group, based in Minneapolis, USA. Launched in 2011, it provides a full range of e-book services, from file conversion, formatting, editing, distribution, marketing and custom web design to authors (both self and traditionally published) and small presses.Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
  • The Dangers of Paying and Playing the Piper | Amazon-Hachette

    Mick Rooney
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    I think we can safely describe Douglas Preston as a loyal author and servant of Hachette. I also think there is a danger that Preston is allowing himself (by fault or design) to be portrayed as a crusader for all authors when in fact he represents the commercial interests of a select group of authors, or maybe Douglas Preston just wants his toast buttered on both sides. If Preston is so aggrieved about the behaviour and power of Amazon in the bookselling universe, then maybe he should request Hachette—his publisher—to withdraw his books from sale on Amazon. This is also the very same…
 
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    WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

  • 5 Important Ways to Use Symbolism in Your Story

    Becca Puglisi
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    So many elements go into a truly good book. When we turn that final page with a satisfying sigh, it’s often hard to identify just what made it a success. But many times, symbolism is one of the things that ties the whole work together. Done sloppily, it’s heavy-handed and forced, and turns the reader off. And when it’s done well, symbolism is one of those elements that the reader doesn’t notice; they just recognize that everything worked. It’s an important element, but really hard to do well. That’s why I’m glad to have K.M. Weiland here today.
  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Sharpshooting

    Becca Puglisi
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
  • How To Mine Your Dreams For Story Gold

    Angela Ackerman
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    We’ve all experienced it…the curtain to consciousness opening, and with it, the realization that the best story idea we’ve ever had is carefully unraveling with each passing second into wakefulness. We grab something–anything–and start writing down a the images, thoughts, character tics, plot snippets and world building details before they can escape. After a shower, a coffee, and if we’re lucky, some form of breakfast that doesn’t have the word “leftover” in it, we sit down to reread our brilliance. And often, the only word to describe…
  • Character Skills and Talents: Promotion

    Angela Ackerman
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:48 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…
  • 3 Steps to Taking Your Character Further and Deeper With…Anger?

    Angela Ackerman
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    We all know how hard it is to write emotion: understanding what a character is feeling exactly, and to what degree, and then showing it to readers. And of course, that’s just the tip of the challenge. What makes it truly difficult is that whatever body language, thoughts and actions we use MUST be ones that fit each individual’s personality seamlessly. Emotional description is not one size fits all. This means that while Kara might throw a mug at the head of her deadbeat husband as he wanders in at six am loaded to the gills, Barbara will not. Her anger is a slow simmer that…
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    The Creative Penn

  • Writing Fiction. Improve Your Dialogue With James Scott Bell. Podcast Episode 190

    Joanna Penn
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:51 pm
    When I started writing fiction, I found dialogue to be one of the hardest things to write. It’s rarely used outside of a fiction context, and I spent a lot of time learning all about it. I still do! Today I’m thrilled to be discussing how to improve dialogue with James Scott Bell. This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors. James Scott Bell is the best-selling and…
  • Creative Entrepreneur: Business Models For Authors

    Joanna Penn
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    This is a continuation in the author entrepreneur series of articles. Recently, I posted the arc of the indie author from first book to CEO of your global business. Today we’re focusing on the various business models that authors can use to generate revenue and satisfy customers. Of course, many authors have day jobs which is a great way to pay the bills and writing can then be for fun or extra income, but this article is aimed at authors who are intent on going full-time in this business. Why do you need to define your business model? Defining your business model can help keep you…
  • Make Art. Make Money. Lessons From Jim Henson With Elizabeth Hyde Stevens. Podcast Episode 189

    Joanna Penn
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    In keeping with the author entrepreneur focus of the blog recently, today I’m discussing making art and making money with Elizabeth Hyde Stevens, who wrote a book about Jim Henson’s career, which was both creatively and financially rewarding. In the intro, I talk about my awesome Thrillerfest experience, Kindle Unlimited, the new Kindle pricing tool and my German book launch and first experience with a traditional publisher. This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can…
  • Writing Thrillers. 50 Lessons Learned From Thrillerfest 2014

    Joanna Penn
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:46 am
    My head is still exploding with everything I learned and everyone I met at Thrillerfest this year! Below is a mega-post full of lessons learned about writing, marketing, mindset, self-publishing and the FBI, but I wanted to start with an intro to ITW. Why I love ITW and Thrillerfest I have now been to Thrillerfest twice (you can read my notes from 2012 here), and I can definitely say that it is the only conference where I really feel at home – and ITW is truly the tribe I belong to. I can sit in the bar talking about ways to murder people and weapons of choice and not feel weird. I can…
  • How To Find The Right Editor For Your Book And More Editing Questions Answered

    Joanna Penn
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    These days I’m objecting to the term ‘self-publishing,’ because we all need a team to put a great book out into the world. This is not something you do by yourself. I currently work with a number of people to publish my work, but the one person who I have to trust the most is my editor. Finding an editor is a bit like dating – you have to try a number before you find someone who is the best match. I’ve been through a number of editors in the last few years, and I’m thrilled to now be working with Jen Blood, who is a brilliant editor but also writes the same…
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    Self Publishing Advisor

  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 7/25/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    IT’S IN THE STARS-II Can you imagine it?  Can you see it?  Do you perceive the conundrums associated with futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel and the eventual contact with other sentient beings?  If you are a Science Fiction reader/writer, these concepts (and many others) race through your mind all the time.  That’s exciting!  Very exciting!  And we know it is exciting because of NPR’s 2011 list of Top 100 Sci-Fi-Fantasy books, the first eleven books of them being written and published between 1917 and 1964—way before authors had the option to…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review: Later Gator, In a While Crocodile

    selfpublishingadvisor
    24 Jul 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: Later Gator, In a While Crocodile Mike Fortunato Publisher:…
  • Don’t Miss These Opportunities to Promote Your Book

    Kelly Schuknecht
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Book fairs are an excellent way to promote your self-published book, learn about the publishing industry, and network with other professionals. Even though the year is more than half way over, it’s not too late to promote your book at some of this year’s book fairs. Here are a few you might want to add to your calendar. 2014 Beijing International Book Fair Show Date: Aug 27, 2014 – Aug 31, 2014 Location: Beijing, China Deadline: Aug 05, 2014 2014 LIBER (Spain) Show Date: Oct 01, 2014 – Oct 03, 2014 Location: Barcelona Deadline: Sep 10, 2014 2014 Frankfurt International…
  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 7/22/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    22 Jul 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.  A Publisher of One’s Own This interesting article from Inside Higher Ed looks at self-publishing statistics and the role self-publishing currently plays in academic publishing.
  • Self-Publishing Takes Patience

    Jodee Thayer
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the many benefits of self-publishing is the turnaround time. Self-published books can often be printed much quicker than traditionally published books. That said, successful self-published authors understand that publishing a quality book takes patience. Here is why. 1. Your manuscript should be near flawless. Before self-publishing your book, you want to make sure you spend plenty of time revising and editing. For some authors, a developmental editor could be extremely beneficial, and for all writers, hiring a professional copyeditor is a must. While no book is completely flawless,…
 
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  • How Authors Can Build Their Audience on Instagram [Guest Post]

    Guest Poster
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    We gladly welcome back our friend Adrienne from Design Roast (who previously showed us how to promote our work on Tumblr) back to the blog! One of the fundamental rules writers strive to follow is “show, don’t tell.” While this is meant to prevent clunky exposition (or the dreaded exposition monologue), it’s also a great piece of advice for the modern writer on social media. Although it might seem more natural for authors to flock to word-based sites like Twitter to promote their work or build their fan base, an image-based site like Instagram can also serve as a great promotional…
  • The Author Monthly Planner: A Freebie to Organize Your Writing and Marketing Life

    Toni (the Geek)
    6 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    My house is a mess. We’re stuck in this cycle where, for at least one week every month, one member of our family is sick (I blame Olivia for bringing home the germies from daycare, BTW). While being sick doesn’t rate highly on the ol’ fun-o-meter, it did give me an awfully convenient excuse to skip out on my regular cleaning routine. After catching Olivia practically wading through a pile of books in her bedroom, however, I decided that enough was enough. It was time to get back on my game. So, I made a to-do list. A looong to-do list. Pretty reasonable, right? The result?
  • Tumblr 101 for Authors [Guest Post]

    Guest Poster
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    The following is a guest post by Adrienne from Design Roast. Tumblr is a must for any author looking to build a following of readers. It is a platform to promote your writing within a tight-knit community, as well as a place to dynamically tell the world about you and your books through videos, quotes, photos, reblogging, links and just some straightforward text too. The most popular way to share on this site, however, is through the creative use of animated gifs. What do all of these forms have in common? They’re short, easily digestible content. Today, a variety of literary figures can…
  • 3 Book Marketing Projects to Tackle in 2014

    Toni (the Geek)
    8 Jan 2014 | 7:19 am
    This is my year. No more excuses. 2014, I will OWN you! Sound familiar? The ringing in of a new year forces us to think about what we’ve achieved in the past twelve months — and how we can do things a bit better this time around. After the fireworks die down and the champagne stops bubbling, we sit down and make those dreaded…you guessed it: New Year’s Resolutions. The funny thing about resolutions, though? Their success could be determined by a simple coin flip! That’s right, less than half of us will actually stick to our resolutions — and that means…
  • The Vin Diesel School of Facebook

    Shannon (the Author)
    11 Nov 2013 | 5:00 am
    Vin Diesel — the less attractive dude in the Fast & Furious movies — has 46 million Facebook likes. Forty. Six. Million. The actor joined Facebook in April 2009, a time when only one person had over a million likes (President Barack Obama). Vin was the second. His page quickly skyrocketed to #1 — passing major corporations like Coca-Cola who were undoubtedly spending truckloads of cash on social media. Facebook was so confounded by this (Vin Diesel? Seriously?) they called him up to their offices demanding to know what in the [bleep] he was doing. So what’s his…
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  • A concept of a smartphone with a single e-ink screen (pictures)

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    E-ink technology is making its way into the smartphone market.The model which is already on sale is YotaPhone, the $800 Android-operated phone with an LCD screen on front, and e-ink display on back.The concept of a smartphone from FormNation is different. It fully relies on a single e-ink display. The assumption is being made here that the e-ink technology will evolve to a stage where the refresh rate won’t be a limitation in performing typical smartphone screen actions.It will eventually happen. Multi-purpose devices are the chance for e-paper, as e-reader market is shrinking.E-ink…
  • The war between Amazon and The Big 5 publishers (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Michael Lieberman from Book Patrol has digged a timely infographic developed by Writers Workshop.The chart compares financial strength of Amazon versus The Big 5 publishers.It’s pretty clear why the Big 5 Publishers are scared of Amazon. The company is massive, with such a huge revenue advantage that it’s in a different league altogether.Compared to long-established publishers, Amazon is just a 20-year-old kid – very grown-up, powerful, and with a clear vision where to go.Click on the image to enlarge it.More infographics to check out:A periodic table of fictional elements from…
  • A periodic table of fictional elements from books, games, and movies

    Friendly Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    This beautiful image is not specifically a periodic table of literary elements, as it also includes “minerals” from famous TV shows, movies, games, and pop culture in general.88 elements are collected and organized according to their origin. Comic book elements are light blue. Elements from literature are marked in dark blue.Prepared by Buy Metal Online, the infographic, besides quite obvious Kryptonite from Superman, lists also Randomonium (Rd), Narravativium (Na), or Nvidium (Nv).We know these things… exist, but we don’t know how and we don’t know in what…
  • 5 laws of librarianship (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan was a university librarian and professor of library science from India.His most notable library work is a theory called Five laws of library science, which sets up the principles of operating a library system. In short, these laws are:Books are for use.Every reader her or his book.Every book its reader.Save the time of the reader.The library is a growing organism.University of Southern California has visualized Dr. Ranganathan’s library laws in a recent infographic. A great reference for students, librarians, and library patrons.Click on the…
  • Mobile library (cartoon)

    Friendly Staff
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Hilarious cartoon by Zach Kanin. Via Roughly Daily.
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  • The Fear of Things to Come

    David M.
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Kathryne Arnold The DSM. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A voluminous, invaluable tool used by psychotherapists the world over to diagnose individuals with mental illness. Referenced by Samantha Clark countless times throughout her career, never suspecting that one day it would save her life. Samantha receives a seemingly innocent but anonymous letter, and overnight her world changes forever. She becomes a victim in a frightening game of cat-and-mouse, a nightmare that begins when her boyfriend, Todd, fails to return to the wellness retreat they own in the woods…
  • The Call of Agon: Book One of The Children of Telm

    Dean F. Wilson
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    By Dean F. Wilson THE LAST LINE. THE LAST WORDS. THE LAST CHANCE. Ifferon is one of the last in the bloodline of the dead god Telm, who mated with mortal women, and who imprisoned the Beast Agon in the Underworld. Armed with a connection to the estranged gods in the Overworld and a scroll bearing Telm’s powerful dying words, he is tasked with ensuring the god’s vital legacy: that Agon remain vanquished. Fear forces Ifferon to abandon his duty, but terror restores his quest when the forces of Agon find his hideaway in an isolated coastal monastery. Weighed down by the worries of…
  • My Secret Language: Children’s book for ‘how to deal with a crying child’ (Truthy Ruthy series) by Sari Barel

    Kayte M
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Range: 7/30-7/31 - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - - HOW TO DEAL WITH A CRYING CHILD WITH A HUMOROUS ATTITUDE? HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHILD STOP CRYING OVER LITTLE THINGS? - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -…
  • Zenith: The First Book of Ascension by Dirk Strasser

    Kayte M
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Range: 7/30-8/12 Can you see the story breathing? Imagine A mountain so great it takes a year to travel from base to summit A sun so powerful it drives you into madness if you look at it An ascent so vital it determines the fate of the world A summit so precious it holds the key to the divine The world of the great Mountain is unstable. Giant pillars erupt from the surface and yawning chasms form unpredictably underfoot. Since the Maelir first stood on its slopes in the distant past, they have sought to still its anger and control its power. Each year, twin brothers are…
  • Dust To Dust 2: Witch You Were Here by Eden Crowne

    Kayte M
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 7/30-7/31 The afterlife bites. Hard. Prime Vampires, shapeshifting spider witches, necromancers, vampire game police, zombies, even the head of a government task force on terrorism are all dying to get their hands on body-jumping spirit Tamsin West as she hunts the gang of Soul Eaters who doomed her to dust. After sacrificing herself to save her lover, the Fae Hunter, Drake, Tamsin has finally located a new body: a young Faerie witch murdered by magic. Unfortunately, the girl’s coven believes Tamsin responsible for their sister’s death. If she…
 
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  • 4 New Books Available in August

    Ryan Nelson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Summer is finishing strong with a ton of new releases. Pre-order them now to get the best possible deal. Here are four books releasing this August: 1. The Trail: A Tale about Discovering God’s Will Available August 1 God’s good and perfect will is not a destination on the horizon of life where everything makes sense, but a place where your life is exposed to God’s power. The Trail is an enchanting, beautifully crafted allegory exploring the mysterious process of discovering God’s will. Join Matt and Brenda as they adventure into the High Sierras and discover an unshakable…
  • Last Chance: Enter to Win the Pastoral-Leadership Giveaway!

    Lauren Visser
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Don’t miss your chance to win this resource bundle geared specifically to mentors, pastors, and church leaders. Get the wisdom, encouragement, and tools you need to continue growing as a leader. You could win hundreds of leader training tools, leadership books, sermons and sermon illustrations, workshops, and scholarly academic resources to help you experience better Bible study. Here’s the jump-start you’ve been waiting for to enrich your ministry and bring spiritual insight to those around you. Check out the lineup of awesome prizes: A one-year subscription to Bible…
  • Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man

    Brian Williams
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    In Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man, Sir David Frost gives a remarkable look at the personal side of a world-renowned preacher and author. For 30 years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham’s decades-long ministry. Pre-order your copy of Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man for $10.79!   Exclusive sneak peek Some time ago Billy Graham said, “A marriage should be made up of three people: you, your spouse, and God. Christ should be the foundation of a Christian…
  • 5 Practical Ways to Show God’s Love

    Dominic Sickich
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Sometimes we complicate love. Who should we love? When should we love? How should we love? Love can be really simple; in fact, it usually is really simple. It doesn’t need to be grand. We don’t need to reach the masses every time we extend a helping hand. Love spreads like wildfire. We only need one small act of practical love to ignite something powerful. Here are five simple ways to love people today: 1. Show up This is step one, and I think it shows love more than we give it credit. Just show up to be with someone—be present. Time is valuable, and when you give your time to people,…
  • Choose from Over 95 New Audio Books: Learn on the Go!

    Ryan Nelson
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    Logos Bible Software has just added more than 95 audio books to its collection of over 40,000 digital Bible resources. What does this mean for you? For starters, now you can finally catch up on your reading list! On your daily commute, pop in Blue Like Jazz and transform the same tired trip into a riveting spiritual journey. Or as your standing in line at the store, listen to Beth Moore and discover the freedom of surrender in Breaking Free. Some of life’s greatest wisdom is found in books. But when you’re busy, it’s hard to find time to read without putting life on hold.
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  • Kindle Unlimited and What it Means to Readers and Writers (Episode 17)

    Kevin Eagan
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    In this Critical Margins podcast, Jason and Kevin analyze how services like Kindle Unlimited might change how we read. Or will they? Are Kindle Unlimited, Oyster, and Scribd hyped up too much? Notes: Tech Titans Take Their Fight to the Mean Streets of Same-Day Delivery It’s here: Amazon’s e-book subscription service, Kindle Unlimited When Amazon Acts Like A Start-up: Why Amazon Has Entered The Ebook Subscription Market Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription Kindle Unlimited: The Key Questions Is Kindle Unlimited Good or Bad for Authors – Six…
  • Interview With Mike Chasar, Author of “Everyday Reading”

    Hope Leman
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Whatever happened to poetry? Why don’t most of us read it anymore? Can you name three prominent poets? In his book, Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America, Mike Chasar chronicles a time not so very long ago (the first half of the 20th century) when average people consumed, created and cared about poetry. I asked Mr. Chasar for an interview and this is the result.  Thank you for agreeing to this interview, Mike. You tell us that your book “traces the forgotten and often anonymous readers and writers who sustained and fueled the culture of popular poetry in…
  • Episode 16: Models for a Publishing Future?

    Kevin Eagan
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    In this week’s Critical Margins Podcast, Jason and Kevin discuss models worth following in the future of publishing and the myths that come along with digital publishing. Do we all need to act like we’re publishers in order to succeed? Over at Litragger.com, author Adam Lefton wrote an article titled, “5 Myths About the New Era of Publishing.” Lefton brings up some excellent points about the future of publishing we’d like to discuss today. We’re in a turbulent time in publishing right now. We’ve talked about how to get published and how to write in previous shows, but today,…
  • Interview with Deven M. Patel, Author of “Text to Tradition”

    Hope Leman
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    The question of what constitutes a classic work of literature is often restricted to primarily Western works. Ditto the matter of what constitutes a readership. In his book Text to Tradition: The Naisadhīyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia, Deven M. Patel addresses these fascinating questions. I asked him for an interview and this is the result. You start off your book by saying, “Compared to what we know about classic works with long reception histories from other parts of the world, we have a surprisingly shadowy understanding of what great literary works composed in South Asia…
  • Episode 15: The Sacred and Profane: Reading Naughty Words in Books

    Kevin Eagan
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Today, Jason and Kevin look at profanity in books. Do bad words turn you off? Will you keep reading if a book is laced with profanity? And, does profanity matter when reading a book, especially if that book serves a purpose or holds an important place in your life? A lot of readers dislike profanity in books. But we’re wary of censorship, especially in literature. So-called bad words can often have an enlightening effect on what we read. and profanity in literature has existed for millenia: just go read some chaucer for some examples. Show notes: What George Carlin has to say about bad…
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  • eBooks are enhancing children’s caliber for studying. Is it true?

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    With the things going technical and modern, who on this earth would like to read paper books? But yes there are few people who still like reading their paper books may be because of a habit or maybe they do not have a proper idea about the fun and easiness that you get while reading books on your iPad. Well I am also an enthusiast reader who is always searching for something different in the books available in the world. I like to read fictions but with this new technology of reading with Kindle eBooks I enjoy reading anything. These eBooks are available for free online. You can check out…
  • ePub Conversion and Formatting Services – A Great Option For eBooks!

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

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

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

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

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    Title: World at WarArticle:   World at War...  What does that mean? This blog, like most of my others, was going to be on a rather safe topic. But with all the strife we have in the world right now, I could not in good conscience stick my head in the sand and ignore what is going on. With that being said I must warn you that this blog expresses my views and insights into the world's current events. For those who are not interested in this topic, please come back next month when I promise I will provide a more contemporary blog. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Fri 25 July 2014…
  • Social Media Friendships. Online Gaming, Facebook, Twitter, Linked, and more

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Title: Social Media Friendships. Online Gaming, Facebook, Twitter, Linked, and moreArticle:   Are social media friends, friends...  I think so. Many years ago my wife and I started playing World of Warcraft, a game we played for almost seven years. Over the course of these years we became good friends with a number of other players. We used Ventrilo, a voice chat program, in order to communicate with each other as we played. Roll forward ten years, and even though I have not meet these people face to face, thanks to our many chatting sessions and the phenomenon that Facebook has…
  • Family and Friends

    2 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Family and FriendsArticle:   We all have to start somewhere and with perseverance, we can make our dreams come true. My Stepdaughter, Kayla, has been fascinated with cartoons for her entire life. When she said she wanted to be involved in the industry, her mother and I did what we could to support her endeavors. She spent four years studying at the Chicago Institute of Art, then took the bold step of moving to New York in order to pursue her new career. During college, and these early days in New York, she had to work a variety of jobs in order to make ends meet. Created By:…
  • James Jackson's Quest for a Finishing Editor

    8 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: James Jackson's Quest for a Finishing EditorArticle:   Progress in the quest for an Editor for the Terran Chronicles Universe I began writing the Terran Chronicles Universe series in 2010, and have been tweaking my writing and publication process ever since. Many times I have talked about being an indie author, and having limited resources at my disposal. One of the defining factors that differentiates many indie authors from professionals is the quality of their editing. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Fri 09 May 2014 17:31Categories: Self PublishingTags: Self-Publishing
  • ebook Self Publishing - Apple Publishing Direct for eBooks

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    Title: ebook Self Publishing - Apple Publishing Direct for eBooksArticle: James Jackon's Experience of Apple Publishing Directly to the iBookstore Just like many indie authors, I am constrained as to what I can do in terms of self publishing. My home computer I write on is a Windows based system, which means publishing directly to Apple is not possible because the Apple publishing process requires an Apple Computer.  However there are companies that will, for a nominal fee, publish to Apple Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Mon 28 April 2014 01:23Categories: Self Publishing, eBook…
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  • Weddings Can be Murder by Christie Craig: Book Review

    pskarr
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    The post Weddings Can be Murder by Christie Craig: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Katie Ray discovers a surprising truth as she accidentally flushes her diamond ring down the toilet. She is about to get married to a man she doesn’t love. But a promise is a promise, and Rays don’t go back on their word. Katie Ray has been left alone when her family is killed in a [...] The post Weddings Can be Murder by Christie Craig: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • 33 Women Sleuths That Came After Miss Marple

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    25 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    The post 33 Women Sleuths That Came After Miss Marple appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Women sleuths are all the  rage in the literary world. so much that Amazon, one of the largest book retailers in the world has a category called ‘women sleuths’. And what do you want to bet it is one of the most popular, if not highest selling category of mystery books? Nancy Drew was the [...] The post 33 Women Sleuths That Came After Miss Marple appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Good, Clean, Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton: Book Review

    pskarr
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    The post Good, Clean, Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Good, Clean, Murder stars Jane Adler, a Portland, Oregon native who cleans houses for a living. Not because she needs to, but because she attends a local Bible school against her parent’s wishes. Jane Adler’s life is quite pathetic. She grew up in the lap of luxury and went to a prep school. But now [...] The post Good, Clean, Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • The Murder Pit by Jeff Shelby: Book Review

    pskarr
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    The post The Murder Pit by Jeff Shelby: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. The Murder Pit brings us yet another woman sleuth, this time created by a man. I think this is the first cozy, women sleuths mystery I have read that has been written by a guy. Just the concept itself is refreshing! Daisy Savage and husband Jake are living a Yours, Mine and Ours type dream. [...] The post The Murder Pit by Jeff Shelby: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Kindle Unlimited Boon for Book Lovers

    pskarr
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:28 pm
    The post Kindle Unlimited Boon for Book Lovers appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Christmas has come early this year with Kindle Unlimited! Kindle lovers like me have been enjoying the bounty of books offered by Amazon for a while now. If you are a bookworm, you are always looking for a good read. Now you can read practically any book, classic or latest bestseller, to your heart’s content [...] The post Kindle Unlimited Boon for Book Lovers appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman Download

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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Where She Went by Gayle Forman Description The extremely expected follow up to your New York Times popular and vitally recommended If I Stay Selecting up some many years following the remarkable summary of If I Stay, Where She Went goes on the storyline of Adam and Mia, from Adam’s point of view. Ever before because Mia’s choice to remain – yet not with your husband – Adam’s profession is for a great flight. Their record album, paid for through the torment as well as discomfort of the break up, makes your a bona fide star. And Mia by herself has turned into a…
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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    The Mockingbird Next Door Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills Description To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the very best adored books for the 20th. However for the final 50 years, the novel’s famous writer, Harper Lee, has stated practically nothing in the record. Correspondents come with trekked to her home town of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her buddies as Nelle, has resided along with her sis, Alice, for many years, attempting and faltering for an meeting with all the writer. But in 2001, the Lee siblings opened up his or her door to Chicago Tribune…
  • The Garner Files A Memoir by James Garner Download

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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    The Garner Files A Memoir by James Garner Description One of Hollywood’s all-time great foremost male, James Garner loved an amazing profession comprising 6 years, and regardless of whether you know him as Bret Maverick or Jim Rockford, his attract bridgework decades. Couple of understand the proper tale, now informed within close autobiography to maturing in Depression-era Oklahoma and triumphing in Hollywood. Following bodily punishment during the fingers of his stepmother, Garner left house in 14. He had been Oklahoma’s 1st draftee for the Korean War, getting 2 Purple Hearts for fight…
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    22 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath Description Do you need the chance to perform everything you perform better day-after-day? Odds are, you do not. Frequently, the normal skills go unexploited. Through the hold to your workplace, people dedicate additional time towards repairing the weak points rather than creating the talents. To help individuals discover their skills, Gallup launched the very first form of their on the web evaluation, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which enkindled a worldwide discussion as well as assisted countless to find their top five talents. In its advanced nationwide top…
 
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  • Erotica Books By Indie Authors (18+ Only) – Indie Writer News

    IndieWriterNews
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo: ePi.Longo / Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode Erotica Books By Indie Authors We are fogging up the windows over here at the Indie Writer News offices this week and getting all kinds of hot and bothered! That’s right, adults only (18+), these titles are definitely NSFW! The Team here is excited to feature some of our favorite naughty writers in today’s “Erotica Books by Indie Authors” post. We are pleased to bring you sultry, sexy, and downright dirty titles from indie authors like: Caelia Portier, Andie Devaux,…
  • Author Tracey Cramer-Kelly Makes Indie Award Finalist for the THIRD Time!

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    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Take Two: a Hollywood Romance (Lady Biker Series Book 1) By Tracey Cramer-Kelly Author Tracey Cramer-Kelly Makes Indie Award Finalist for the THIRD Time! ST. FRANCIS, MN, July 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ Tracey Cramer-Kelly’s novel, Take Two: a Hollywood Romance (Lady Biker Series Book 1), has been named Finalist in the Romance category for the 2014 Next Generation Indie Awards. Take Two: a Hollywood Romance is the story of a Harley-riding Hollywood director and single mom whose personal life collides with her leading man’s when he is poisoned on set. It is also Book One in the…
  • Book Crazy! It’s eBook Madness Monday: 07/28/2014

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    28 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Photo: Okko Pyykko / Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Book Crazy! It’s eBook Madness Monday: 07/28/2014 Fire up the coffee maker, get your Monday game face on, and get ready to take on the week. Now, before you head off to the rat race and hit the grind, take a few minutes to go book crazy with the Indie Writer News Team! Don’t miss out on these new titles from indie authors that you should get to know if you don’t already. This Monday we bring you outstanding offerings from the likes of: Rachel L. Hamm, Lola StVil, Kendall…
  • Can You Harness Your Inner Psychopath & Get More Out of Life? [Book PR]

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    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Courtesy: PR Newswire The Good Psychopath’s Guide To Success LONDON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A new book called The Good Psychopath’s Guide To Success: How to use your inner psychopath to get the most out of life shows that psychopathic traits can lead to success in life. “When we look at psychopaths, we always think of the Hannibal Lecter type character, but it’s a broad spectrum,” former British Special Air Service soldier Andy McNab says. “And, without doubt, certain elements of being a good psychopath can be a boost to us all.” McNab…
  • Weekly Round-Up & Other Links: 07/26/2014

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    26 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo: Benny Mazur / Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Weekly Round-Up & Other Links: 07/26/2014 Step right up, Ladies and Gents! It’s time for the Indie Writer News Weekly Round-Up! It was another fun week here a the IWN offices. We learned that Reddit isn’t our biggest fan (or at least one Redditor in particular that labeled us a spammer), found some awesome new indie titles to share with you, and celebrated our 500th Twitter Follower! Speaking of our 500th Twitter Follower…we would like to give her a shout out. Her name…
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