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  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-17-14

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    Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    The Noru: Blue Rose (The Noru Series, Book 1) By Lola StVil / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (71 reviews) “After speaking to the other angels on the team, I hang up my cell and sigh. No one’s heard from Aaden in months. This […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-17-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Alert: Trouble at Ellora's Cave

    Writer Beware
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareOne of the original digital pioneers, erotic romance publisher Ellora's Cave has reportedly had financial and other problems for some years. But in 2014, things seem to be coming to a head. In May, news surfaced of late royalty payments (though this was not news to EC authors), which EC's CEO blamed on faulty software. Then, in August, EC announced that it was laying off the majority of its staff, attributing this to a precipitous decline in ebook sales via Amazon.Since then, rumors have been swirling, and authors have started to go public with…
  • Articulate Storyline Tutorials: Part 2 (Enable next button after visiting all interaction)

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    Sudhakar Reddy
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:08 am
    In Articulate Storyline using States, ENABLE Next button after visiting all interaction buttons 1) Take New Slide and rename corresponding layer in Slide Layers section. For example we will rename it as “Interactivity”. 2) Adding elements to start interactivity in the slide; a) Click on Insert tab in the ribbon. b) Select Button from Interactive Objects section(for demonstration purpose we will take 4 buttons) c) Select Shape from Illustration section and select a triangle to create content display area. 3) Add layers for each button in Slide layers section a) Click on New layer…
  • Self-Publishing a New Edition? Get Rid of the Old One First!

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    catherineryanhoward
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing, 3rd Edition is almost here, so it’s time to address the woes involved in bringing out a new edition. Don’t forget that in the Self-Printed 3.0 build up we’ve already talked about closing the Facebook and not doing what Goodreads tells us anymore, if you need something to read with your coffee today. See also the end of this post for Self-Printed 3.0 buying options and a chance to see Self-Printed: LIVE! (AKA, me doing a self-publishing workshop) if you live within driving distance of Dalkey, Co. Dublin and are…
  • E-Learning Through Smart Watches – Finding Possibilities

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    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    E-Learning is the name of the service which delivers learning solutions through any possible electronic platform in the most convenient and effective way for learners. The ever evolving technology offers delivery platforms for learning designers to opt and provide most suitable learning solution products. If technology meets the imagination, smart watches are going to be new trend in the market. As content developers, we must be aware and prepare for new delivering platforms. Thinking of delivering content on smart watches should not be taken as jumping on every new technology to deliver…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Nonsense United

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    And Authors United confirms that a group can indeed be less than the sum of its parts when it acts in such a blatantly stupid way. But, like any group of likeminded people bonded together by mutual ignorance, they can persuade the legacy media tools at the NYT and The Bookseller to run their biased propaganda without any counterpoints.Fails all around.Their recent letter almost isn't worth fisking. Really. It's so poorly done, such a flimsy, whiny argument, that a child could deconstruct it.But I didn't have a child available, so I did it.If you want a refresher on the nonsense, start…
  • Author Conference of the Future

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    If it ever does happen, this is how I'd picture it:One giant room, similar to ComiCon, with a stage and microphones.Authors sit at tables, which are set up everywhere. For table space at the 3 day conference, authors pay $25 a day.Attendees get in for free.Authors bring their own paper books to sell. They can accept cash, or credit cards via PayPal Here.Authors can bring cardboards stands, giveaways, whatever they'd like to make people come to their tables. I suggest having QR codes on promo material, so attendees can instantly buy ebooks.Conference fees pay for the room space, advertising,…
  • Ebook Sales Down? Here Are 15 Tips!

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    It happens to everyone.Sales slump. Riding high in April, shot down in May.No one knows why some titles sell and others don't, or why some sell for a while and then taper off. My own experience defies any long tail explanations. Sales tend to fluctuate, and I'll see spikes on titles I released back in 2009. Some of my ebooks have broken the Top 100 many times over many years, proof that there is no such thing as "backlist" when ebooks are forever. Your title is brand new to someone who has never seen it before.A decline in sales is natural. So natural that I wrote about it back in 2010.But…
  • The Opposite of Legacy

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    So I just read the latest drivel from The Guardian which completely misrepresents self-publishing. There's no need for me to fisk it--Howey, Eisler, Gaughran, and others already shredded the stupid in the comments. And there was a lot of stupid. It makes me ponder how the mainstream media keeps getting so much wrong.It also makes me ponder why self-pubbed authors care.As far as mainstream media, I can point to lazy reporting, willful ignorance, nepotism, and not-so-hidden agendas. This blog has a long history of pointing out why legacy publishers do what they do, and their priorities often…
  • Publishing Advice I'd Give My Younger Self

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Never sign any deal for more than a ten year term.Have zero expectations.Experiment with different prices and platforms.Diversify.Put more money away for taxes.Write more.Don't throw good money or more time at something that isn't working. Change direction and move on.Never Google yourself.Don't read your reviews.Celebrate milestones and victories, no matter how small.Study failures.Tweet less.Try not to spread yourself so thin.Turn off the Internet when you're working.Accept that you can't help everybody.Ignore haters.Don't hate anyone, even those who attack you. Haters are pitiable.Talk…
 
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  • COLOR SONG Release Day!

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    We don't often do self-promotion here at Writer Beware--but I have a new book out!Today is publication day for my young adult historical novel, Color Song. A tale of art, intrigue, and romance set in glorious 15th century Venice, it's a followup to my previous YA historical, Passion Blue, but can be read as a standalone.I'm incredibly excited to have Color Song out in the world at last, and for the wonderful reviews it has been receiving on Goodreads and elsewhere. It's published for the older teen market, but there's plenty of crossover appeal for adults.I've got a virtual book tour…
  • Alert: Trouble at Ellora's Cave

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareOne of the original digital pioneers, erotic romance publisher Ellora's Cave has reportedly had financial and other problems for some years. But in 2014, things seem to be coming to a head. In May, news surfaced of late royalty payments (though this was not news to EC authors), which EC's CEO blamed on faulty software. Then, in August, EC announced that it was laying off the majority of its staff, attributing this to a precipitous decline in ebook sales via Amazon.Since then, rumors have been swirling, and authors have started to go public with…
  • Guest Blog Post: Author-Editor Compatibility: The Crucial Element for a Successful Editing Experience

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIndependent editors. What do they do? When do you need them? How do you find them--and, most crucial, how do you determine whether they're qualified to be doing what they're doing? These very important questions are addressed on the Editors page of the Writer Beware website.Just as important, however, is a question that arises after you've determined your editing needs (and budget) and done your due diligence: are you and your chosen editor compatible? To get the most out of the editing experience, you must feel comfortable with your editor and be…
  • Haters Gonna Hate: The Smear Campaign Against Absolute Write

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware NOTE: Before writing this post, I thought a lot about linkage. I didn't want to increase traffic to propaganda blogs and websites by linking to them--but I did want readers to be able to see the kind of nastiness involved. So most of the links in this post are to cached versions.FULL DISCLOSURE: I've been a member of Absolute Write since the early 2000's, and was a moderator there for several years. Last week, I received an email from the owner of a website that, among other things, posts lists of resources for writers.One of the website's users…
  • Computer Down

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareToday I thought I'd be writing a blog post and catching up on Writer Beware correspondence. However, that is not to be.On Friday, my desktop computer (on which I keep most of my Writer Beware files) was working fine. Turned it on this morning...and it won't start. So it's off to the computer repair shop. I do have Internet access via my laptop, so if you've written to me in the past week and I haven't responded (I am, as always, several days behind on correspondence), please contact me again, either via my website (if you want to reach me at my…
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  • Now You Can Preview Books on Goodreads! (U.S. Members)

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Don’t judge a book by its cover…judge it by what’s inside with our new Preview feature, which launches today! With Preview, you can sample the story before committing to the whole book. Now our U.S. members can get a taste of their next amazing read right on the Goodreads website. Preview is easy to use. You’ll find the "Open Preview" button on the book page of any of the millions of titles that have a Kindle edition. Click on the “Open Preview” button and a sample of the book will open up inside Goodreads, using the Kindle Cloud Reader. If you like what you see, you can add the…
  • Nine Standout Books of 2014...So Far!

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    It's August, which means there's still time to fit in some summer reading! We took a look at the books that are topping Goodreads Want-to-Read charts and garnering 4.0-and-above average ratings to compile our list of the top tomes published this year in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Adult—three per category. These mighty nine offer up everything from tales of Wall Street excess to adventures with sexy, sarcastic demon hunters to the struggle of two women bound by history. The best part? They'll stay with you long after summer is over.Have you been following our annual Goodreads Choice…
  • 20 Moments that Changed History: A Reading List

    26 Jun 2014 | 6:55 am
    Sometimes a single event can alter the fate of millions. One hundred years ago this week, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, incited a diplomatic catastrophe in Europe. Just one month later, tensions would escalate into the First World War. To commemorate, we've chosen 20 pivotal moments from the last century, some inspiring and some disturbing, and paired each with a top-reviewed novel. If you're eager for more, also check out the links to Goodreads Listopias—book lists compiled by our members—beside each event. What other…
  • What We're Reading at Goodreads: June Book Perk

    23 Jun 2014 | 11:43 am
    Sure, health care and a 401K are nice, but what do Goodreads employees really want? Books! Every two months, everyone on the Goodreads team gets to choose a book to order. Here's our latest haul, photographed in the Land of the Wild Things, one of our bookishly themed conference rooms. Do you see any treasures in these stacks? posted by Jessica on June, 23
  • 20 Riveting World War I Reads

    17 Jun 2014 | 12:27 am
    World War I reshaped nations, toppled empires, made heroes, and showed us just how brutal and bloodthirsty the modern world could be. It also inspired an outpouring of literature. From the very first week of battle, soldiers and civilians alike wrote reams of poetry. Later, the shell-shocked fields of France would echo in the Dead Marshes of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. And from the trenches emerged one of the most admired war novels of all time, Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the war, we've gathered together 20 of Goodreads…
 
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  • Mythos Academy, a unique box set, paranormal suspense romance and historical

    Jane
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    TOUCH OF FROST, book 1, through KILLER FROST, book 6 by Jennifer Estep. $2.99 each — 6 books total From the Jacket Copy: TOUCH OF FROST, book 1: My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a…
  • REVIEW: One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy

    Kati
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dear Ms. Kennedy: I’ve read and really enjoyed some of your work, so when Jane featured One Night of Scandal as a Daily Deal, it was a no brainer for me to pick it up. Reed Miller is in a quandary. He’s been attracted to his best friend, AJ’s girlfriend since they started dating. Darcy is everything he wants. She’s gorgeous and smart and passionate about her work as a teacher. She’s the kind of woman you settle down with. Despite Reed’s reputation as a lady’s man, he’s starting to feel like it’s time to calm down his wild social life and…
  • REVIEW: Cover Him with Darkness by Janine Ashbless

    Jane
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dear Ms. Ashbless: This was a provocative dark romance with quite a bit of suspense. The PNR aspect read fresh to me even though I was familiar with the “fallen angel punished for sleeping with human women” storyline. It’s told from the heroine’s point of view. Her father has raised her in a remote village in Serbia and her family’s mission is watch over a captive chained to a hidden rock inside a mountain accessible only to her family. She first sees him as a young girl and is moved by the sight of his body lashed to a rock, fed and watered only by her…
  • Wednesday News: Harper Collins doubles down on DRM, Canada may tax Netflix and iTunes, Microsoft buys Minecraft, and the habits of high tech parents

    Janet
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    HarperCollins Adds Digital Watermarks to E-books – I read this whole article shaking my head at the idea that Harper Collins actually thinks it’s a good idea to add MORE DRM to their digital books. Why, you may ask? According to Harper Collins’ CDO Chantal Restivo-Alessi, the goal is “to prevent leaks in the digital supply chain as the company adds more e-tailers throughout the world.” Moreover, Although the system is capable of identifying consumers who download e-books illegally, HC is using it to make sure that its e-tailers “are using the highest degree of…
  • Daily Deals: Immortal warriors, ranchers, hilarious essays

    Jane
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A Little Bit Country by Debbie Macomber. $ 1.99 From the Jacket Copy: Overview She wants someone to share her life? Rorie Campbell has a pleasant, predictable life in San Francisco, where she’s seeing a pleasant, predictable man. Then, one vacation, her car breaks down on an Oregon country road, and horse rancher Clay Franklin comes to her rescue. Rorie’s life begins to change as her feelings for Clay grow, and she soon discovers that a city girl can fall in love with a country man. But Clay has no right to return her feelings—because he’s engaged to another woman!
 
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  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-17-14

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    17 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    The Noru: Blue Rose (The Noru Series, Book 1) By Lola StVil / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (71 reviews) “After speaking to the other angels on the team, I hang up my cell and sigh. No one’s heard from Aaden in months. This […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-17-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-16-14

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    16 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Lady Bess By Claudy Conn / Genre: British & Irish, Drama & Plays / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (267 reviews) Bess Saunders has fallen in love. He is big, he is charmingly masculine, and his Scottish accent sends her reeling with very unmaiden-like desires. Having inherited his mother’s English home and title, Earl […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-16-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-15-14

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    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dangerous Curves By Pamela Britton / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (39 reviews) Special Agent Cece Blackwell is smart, savvy and knows her way around a race car. Heading up a team to investigate the murder of a NASCAR driver is right up her alley. The only problem is […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-15-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-14-14

    Admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    For Nicky (A Torey Hope Novel Book 1) By A.D. Ellis / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (71 reviews) Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy, totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-14-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-13-14

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    13 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Solitude of Passion By Addison Moore / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (230 reviews) When Lee Townsend’s past explodes back into her life, it does the only thing it can, it demands to reshape her future. When Lee’s husband leaves the country on a community outreach, the […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-13-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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  • 124 free kindle books for Wed – lots of good cookbooks, lots of good gardening books today

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    17 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals: 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, Offers & Intelligence for Authors. Book Covers View, Free Books Search, All Free Books Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Price Drops. All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Literary, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals Please…
  • 111 free kindle books for Tue – avalanche of good romance, lots of good non fiction herbal remedies, knitting, etc.

    switch11
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals: 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, Offers & Intelligence for Authors. Book Covers View, Free Books Search, All Free Books Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Price Drops. All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Literary, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals Please…
  • 116 free kindle books including lots of good romance and a harper collins contemporary fiction

    switch11
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals: 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, Offers & Intelligence for Authors. Book Covers View, Free Books Search, All Free Books Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Price Drops. All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Literary, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals Please…
  • 91 Free Kindle Books for Sun, Sept 14

    switch11
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Author Intel – Services & Offers for Authors Sign up for Offers & Intelligence for Authors. Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals: 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, Offers & Intelligence for Authors. Book Covers View, Free Books Search, All Free Books Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Price Drops. All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy &…
  • 149 Free Kindle Books, 49 Kindle Deals – good romance, lots of good mysteries & thrillers, very good non-fiction (aromatherapy, essential oils, mediterranean diet)

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    13 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals: 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, Free Books Search, All Free Books Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Price Drops. 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 at Amazon BEFORE buying.
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  • Self-Publishing a New Edition? Get Rid of the Old One First!

    catherineryanhoward
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing, 3rd Edition is almost here, so it’s time to address the woes involved in bringing out a new edition. Don’t forget that in the Self-Printed 3.0 build up we’ve already talked about closing the Facebook and not doing what Goodreads tells us anymore, if you need something to read with your coffee today. See also the end of this post for Self-Printed 3.0 buying options and a chance to see Self-Printed: LIVE! (AKA, me doing a self-publishing workshop) if you live within driving distance of Dalkey, Co. Dublin and are…
  • The SELF-PRINTED 3.0 Splash Needs YOU!

    catherineryanhoward
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    Self-Printed 3.0 is almost here EXCLAMATION MARK. Well, it’ll be here soon. It’s hard to estimate exactly when all editions will be up and running, but I think it’s safe to say we’ll be good to go by October 16th. Some editions may be available long before that but usually I watch all self-imposed deadlines pass on by, so I’m way overestimating here just to be safe. I’ll also be availing of Amazon KDP’s new pre-ordering function, so stay tuned for that. Since it’s been 2 years since the last one and this new edition is almost entirely revamped,…
  • Goodreads Giveaways: Don’t Do What You’re Told

    catherineryanhoward
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:07 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 in a few weeks’ time. (I will definitely be taking advantage of KDP’s new pre-ordering function, so stayed tuned for that.) 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…
  • 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)…
 
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  • Cornish Saints and Sinners

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Author: J. Henry Harris Language: English Published: 1906
  • Jack Harkaway in New York

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    or, The Adventures of the Travelers' Club Author: Bracebridge Hemyng Language: English Published: 1879
  • Under the Flag of France

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    A Tale of Bertrand du Guesclin Author: David Ker Language: English Published: 1908
  • Sporting Dogs

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Their Points: and Management; in Health, and Disease Author: Frank Townend Barton Language: English Published: 1905
  • The Hills of Desire

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Author: Richard Aumerle Maher Language: English Published: 1919
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  • Latest Authors United letter to Amazon Board

    TCSimpson
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Seeing that the Amazon/Hachette dispute and this stuff in general always generates a robust debate, placing this here seems a good fit. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/au...n-board.html-0 Let the opinions flow.
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 09/06 - 09/13

    Alexander Turcic
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    What was going on this week at MobileRead? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something! E-Book General - NewsCharting Nook's Decline Pew Report on Younger Americans and Public Libraries
  • Pew Report on Younger Americans and Public Libraries

    ElspethB
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    An overview of a recent Pew report. Some interesting findings here, including the fact that 88% of American adults under age 30 read at least one book in the past year versus 79% of those age 30 and older. Also, the use of e-books among young adults has increased.
  • Charting Nook's Decline

    charmian
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014...nooks-decline/ Nook's revenues have been decreasing, but lately they have also decreased their losses.
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 08/30 - 09/06

    Alexander Turcic
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for our weekly roundup of what's new and interesting in the world of e-books. E-Book General - NewsJoan Rivers Book Sales Spike 70,750 Percent Miscellaneous - AnnouncementsListen Up - We've got a brand new audiobook forum A Change in the "Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion)" Stickies
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  • MS Madness Book Promo – Win a $25 Amazon Voucher!

    Cate Baum
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    Win a $25 Amazon Voucher!
  • Authors Must Be Marketers

    Neil Raphel
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Authors don’t like to promote their own works. Here are actual quotes from some of the authors we published: “I’m a writer, not a marketer.” “I’m uncomfortable asking people to buy my book.” “I don’t really understand social media.” “I’ve put a ton of effort into writing my book. Why do I have to sell ...
  • An Interview with Josefina Gutierrez

    Josefina Gutierrez
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    Josefina Gutierrez, an emerging Young Adult eBook author from San Antonio, chats about The Shadow of Loss and self-publishing. Tell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about? My book is about a young girl coming to terms with life and loss.  Evelyn has lost both parents and her best friend-soul mate, June.  ...
  • Authors Millionaire Mindset And Selling Millions Of Books With Stephanie J. Hale

    Mayowa Ajisafe
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    Self-publishing has offered authors the opportunity to be more than an author or book writer. Authors today have the opportunity of turning written word into various form of multimedia format for profitability to become successful entrepreneurs, building a successful business around their knowledge and expertise. I’m super excited to welcome Stephanie J. Hale to AuthorsCrib.com Expert Author Interview ...
  • Life Discarded by D.E. Haggerty

    Lysa Grant
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Life Discarded is the third book by D.E. Haggerty. Morgan, a thirty-something Midwestern librarian, marries Daniel, a handsome, successful accountant in a fairytale ceremony and feels certain she has finally got the life she could only dream of. But even before the wedding night has finished, Daniel’s friend, hunky fireman Eric makes her nervous about ...
 
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  • It’s official! New Kindle hardware…and software

    Bufo Calvin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    It’s official! New Kindle hardware…and software I think that’s a record! Five press releases from Amazon in the same day…announcing two new non-Fire Kindles, three new Fires, and a new version of the Fire operating system! Let’s break this down: We’ll start with the non-Fire Kindles (all information is for the USA, although I believe all these models may be available elsewhere): Kindle Voyage, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Adaptive Built-in Light, PagePress Sensors, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers (at AmazonSmile: benefit a…
  • Using the Kindle store’s Advanced Search

    Bufo Calvin
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Using the Kindle store’s Advanced Search Like a lot of people, I’m surprised sometimes at how unsophisticated the search in the Kindle store is. You can put an author’s name into the searchbox at the top of a page and count on finding just books by that author. You can’t search for books that came out this week easily, or the ones that have the most customer reviews, or ones published in a particular country, or that were originally published in a certain century, and so on. If you get beyond the page top searchbox (say that three times quickly), it’s a bit…
  • Round up #269: how Amazon spent the summer, AmazonShack?

    Bufo Calvin
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Round up #269: how Amazon spent the summer, AmazonShack? The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later. Should Amazon buy Radio Shack? Several articles are talking about Rob Peck of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s suggestion that Amazon could buy Radio Shack if the latter declares bankruptcy. Here’s one that I thought had a good discussion of the idea: MarketWatch article by Jennnifer Booton I don’t really see it. They certainly don’t want the name or the operating strategy. Generally, when Amazon takes over a business (IMDb, GoodReads,…
  • Books on my Kindles #2 (part 4)

    Bufo Calvin
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Books on my Kindles #2 (part 4) This is a continuation of a recent series of posts: Books on my Kindles #2 (part 1) Books on my Kindles #2 (part 2) Books on my Kindles #2 (part 3) in which I list and talk about the books I currently have downloaded to my Kindles. For more information on this, see that first post linked above. Listed in the previous posts: The City on the Edge of Forever (at AmazonSmile*) Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life (at AmazonSmile*) These Are The Voyages, TOS, Season One ( Season One Book 1)(at AmazonSmile*) These are the Voyages…
  • Harry Potter and the Tolerance of Others

    Bufo Calvin
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Harry Potter and the Tolerance of Others “Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.” –Arthur C. Clarke I’ve said many times here that I think people who are readers tend to be more understanding of viewpoints other than their own. I’ve also said that I like to see the data. There has now been a study (more than one, actually) published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jasp.12279/full that specifically tested the concept. I need to say first that I have not read the actual…
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    The Future of Ink

  • The Secret Formula to Creating a Bestselling Book

    Penny Sansevieri
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Penny Sansevieri Writing a book is one thing, promoting it is a whole different animal. But what if you could, right out of the gate, know exactly what to do to create an outstanding, well-received book that was promoted in such a way that it sold better than you expected? Sound like a dream? Well, certainly nothing is without risk but in working and speaking with thousands of authors, I have found that there are certain things that work every time – and others that don’t. There is a formula for success, and though varying degrees of it may be modified to better serve your audience…
  • How To Use Gmail Canned Responses In Book Marketing

    Shelley Hitz
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    by Shelley Hitz Gmail has a simple, yet effective, feature authors can use when marketing their books. It is called “canned responses.” Canned responses allows you to save pre-written messages you can easily insert into your e-mails later. This can save you hours of time and make you more productive. How can authors use canned responses? There are several ways I personally use canned responses in my book marketing efforts: FAQ – I save frequently asked questions readers send me via e-mail in canned responses. This way I can quickly insert my response and customize it as I would like.
  • Two Questions Every New Author Asks

    Frances Caballo
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Frances Caballo Every author I’ve met has asked me the same set of questions: How did you know how to price your book? What do I need to do to encourage/boost sales? Do they sound familiar? We’ve all asked these questions – I know I did – when approaching publishing for the first time. So let’s address them one-by-one. How to Price Your eBook Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, has probably conducted the most exhaustive studies on how to price eBooks. He discovered that the price that sells the most books is $0. Free is hot when it comes to  generating eBook sales and building…
  • How To Diversify Your Income Beyond Your Book

    Kristen Eckstein
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Kristen Eckstein It doesn’t matter if you’re a children’s book author, fiction writer, non-fiction how-to author, business person, or even a fine artist. The fact is, in this modern age of book publishing, you’re in business… Period. You’re in sales, you’re in the business of selling books, and hopefully you’re in the business of using your books as a gateway to make even more money with external products and services. Any seasoned author will tell you that you won’t quickly get rich off book sales profits and royalties alone. The average traditionally-published…
  • How to Use Visual Marketing to Sell Books

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    By Peg Fitzpatrick Visual marketing may seem foreign to an author, after all we specialize in words, right? Changes in social media have shifted slightly to a more visual world with Pinterest, Instagram, and the wild popularity of YouTube. Not to worry, using your creativity and some handy free web tools, you can create a solid visual marketing campaign for your book. Start with your book cover and build out Creating a visual style starts with your cover since this is your calling card. I’m going to create a faux book and use it to create some visual assets so you can see the process and…
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  • Happy Read an eBook Day!

    OverDrive
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Today is the first ever Read an eBook Day, a holiday dedicated to digital reading. It’s a great opportunity for you to encourage your readers to borrow a title (or a few!) and join the conversation to celebrate and raise awareness for eBooks. Need some ideas? Head over to our Partners Portal and download our Read an eBook Day marketing kit, here. We’re getting on the fun too, by giving away devices every hour today. Readers can enter by sharing their favorite eBook experiences and stories on OverDrive’s Facebook page and Twitter using the hashtag #eBookDay. Participants can…
  • Step into the Teachers’ Lounge

    Carrie Smith
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    OverDrive is now offering a new feature for school digital libraries: the Teachers’ Lounge. Just as you may have a Teachers’ Lounge at school, you can now have a Teachers’ Lounge in your digital library—a dedicated space focused on your teachers’ needs. While your full digital library probably offers titles for a range of ages, reading levels, and interests, the Teachers’ Lounge filters out your juvenile and young adult content in order to spotlight your adult-oriented materials (like books about technology, education, or professional development). This way, teachers can easily…
  • Share your thoughts about OverDrive Blogs

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    16 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    We want to hear from you! What are your thoughts on the OverDrive blogs? What can we do better? How do you like to receive information from us? Please take just a few minutes to answer our quick survey so that we can deliver the best information to you the way you want to receive it. Thanks in advance! Click here to take the survey before September 26.
  • The new OverDrive app is here!

    OverDrive
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    We’re pleased to announce that a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is here! This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process – one of your most frequently requested enhancements. We expect this change will significantly reduce library support questions and provide excellent benefits to users like syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches. First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There…
  • 1,000 HarperCollins titles now 40 percent off through September 30

    OverDrive
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    Now is a great opportunity to stock up on popular, in-demand eBooks from authors such as Kiera Cass, Jodi Picoult, Stephanie Evanovich, Ray Bradbury, and Barbara Kingsolver, as 1,000 titles from HarperCollins Publishers are 40 percent off in OverDrive Marketplace, today through September 30. This sale is available for all public libraries that currently have geographic rights to the sale title list. From classic literature to today’s bestsellers, fantasy, romance, biography and thriller, this sale encompasses everything your readers are looking for from HarperCollins. Their Eyes were…
 
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    eBook Reader Blog

  • Amazon Announces 6 New Kindles, All up for Pre-Order

    Nathan
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    The day started with leaked information about two new Kindles, and now that Amazon has made an official announcement, there are four more new Kindles to add to the list. There are two new E Ink Kindles, the Kindle Voyage and a new entry-level reader simply called Kindle. And there are four new tablets too, […]
  • Kindle Voyage User Manual Reveals More About PagePress Button Sensors

    Nathan
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Information about a new Kindle Voyage ebook reader turned up online today. Amazon has yet to make an official announcement, but more details are coming out. So far we know that the Kindle Voyage is a 6-inch ebook reader with a high-resolution 300 ppi display. It will be offered in the usual 3G and WiFi-only […]
  • New Entry-Level Kindle has Touchscreen and Arrives in 2 Weeks, But what Else?

    Nathan
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Now that two new Kindle models have leaked online, most people are paying attention to the premium Kindle Voyage, but what about the new entry-level Kindle? Until Amazon makes an official announcement, which could be as soon as today, all we have to go off is a screenshot showing the new Kindles listed on Amazon […]
  • New Kindle Voyage with 300 ppi Screen Shows up Online (Updated)

    Nathan
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    A new Kindle ereader is about to be released, two in fact. A leak has turned up online from Amazon Germany that shows the listing for new Kindle models. There is what appears to be a new “basic” Kindle. This one has a touchscreen and will sell for 59 euros in Europe. More interesting is […]
  • Amazon Now Offering Kindle eBook Credits with “No Rush Shipping” Option

    Nathan
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Amazon has recently started offering Amazon Prime customers that choose the “No Rush Shipping” option during checkout a $1 credit that can be applied toward the purchase of a print book or Kindle ebook. Previously the $1 credit offer for choosing slower shipping could be used for Amazon Instant Videos. But now both Kindle ebooks […]
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    FreeBookSpot Latest Books

  • Data Mining Using Grammar Based Genetic Programming and Applications (by Man Leung Wong)

    11 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Data mining involves the non-trivial extraction of implicit, previously unknown, and potentially useful information from databases. Genetic Programming (GP) and Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) are two of the approaches for data mining. This book first sets the necessary backgrounds for the reader, including an overview of data mining, evolutionary algorithms and inductive logic programming. It then describes a framework, called GGP (Generic Genetic Programming), that integrates GP and ILP based on a formalism of logic grammars. The formalism is powerful enough to represent context-…
  • Abnormal Skeletal Phenotypes: From Simple Signs to Complex Diagnoses (by Alessandro Castriota-Scanderbeg)

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    This book focuses on the radiographic changes of malformation syndromes and skeletal dysplasias. It is structured such that the reader can identify the radiographic changes and relate them to specific disease entities. The aim is to provide an essential, practical guideline to the recognition of the key radiographic signs for diagnosing malformation syndromes and skeletal dysplasias. The book is intended for radiologists, clinical and medical geneticists, and pediatricians. The material is divided into two parts. The first part is structured in a symptom-oriented form and describes…
  • The Bilingual Brain (by Arturo E. Hernandez)

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Cases of language loss and recovery bring up an intriguing paradox. If two languages are stored in the brain, how can it be that a person can lose one of them, but not the other, and then gain one back without relearning it? The traditional models of how a language is represented in the brain suggest that languages can become inaccessible, even though they are not entirely lost. As the author demonstrates through fascinating cases, stress whether due to foreign language immersion, sleep deprivation, or brain damage can lead to the apparent loss of one language, but not the other. Arturo…
  • Simulating Continuous Fuzzy Systems Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing) (by James J. Buckley)

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    1. 1 Introduction This book is written in two major parts. The ?rst part includes the int- ductory chapters consisting of Chapters 1 through 6. In part two, Chapters 7-26, we present the applications. This book continues our research into simulating fuzzy systems. We started with investigating simulating discrete event fuzzy systems ([7],[13],[14]). These systems can usually be described as queuing networks. Items (transactions) arrive at various points in the s- tem and go into a queue waiting for service. The service stations, preceded by a queue, are connected forming a network of queues…
  • Mind Play: A Guide to Erotic Hypnosis (by Mark Wiseman)

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    All kinds of people are secretly (or not so secretly) fascinated by the erotic possibilities of hypnosis. Many of us know that hypnosis doesn't really have the kind of mind-melting power we see in movies. Still, we can't help but get turned on at the thought of either controlling someone, or being controlled by someone, into doing things we've been told we shouldn't do ... but really, inside, kind of want to. In this book, Mark Wiseman (Wiseguy) will teach you how to put your partner into a hypnotic trance safely and effectively. Then the fun begins as you learn how to: Create or intensify…
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    OnlineProgrammingBooks.com

  • Regular Expressions Succinctly

    Admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    In Regular Expressions Succinctly, author Joe Booth teaches Visual Studio developers how regular expressions can help solve basic programming problems. By introducing patterns and rules to your C# strings, you can eliminate the need to write your own complex code for text manipulation. Description Topics included: Text Processing • Using Regular Expressions in .NET • […]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…
  • Imperative to Functional Programming Succinctly

    Admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:39 pm
    With Imperative to Functional Programming Succinctly by Marc Clifton, you will learn many of the basic concepts involved with functional programming, such as currying, partial application, function pipelines, recursion, and continuations. By book’s end, you will learn how to combine functional and imperative programming to get the most out of your solutions. Description Topics included: […]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…
  • Localization for .NET Succinctly

    Admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Learn to write applications that support different languages and cultures, with an emphasis on .NET development. With the help of author Jonas Gauffin, Localization for .NET Succinctly will help you become an effective developer in the global community. Description Topics included: Starting with localization • Date and time • Week numbers • Time zones • […]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…
  • SQL Server Source Control Basics

    Admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    For efficient team-based database development, and reliable and repeatable database deployments, going without source control isn’t really optional any more. Quite apart from making it easier to work together, roll back, and share changes, it’s the cornerstone of better change management and continuous integration. SQL Server Source Control Basics provides just the right combination of […]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…
  • MATLAB Succinctly

    Admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    In MATLAB Succinctly, Learn the essential skills needed to use the flexible MATLAB system. You will be able to apply the highly modular system towards the purposes you need by harnessing the power of its different toolboxes. Description Topics included: User Interface • Data Types • Basic Syntax • Arrays and Matrices • Working with […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free…
 
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    Gizmodo

  • Kindle Voyage: This Is What a $200 E-Reader Looks Like (It's Gorgeous)

    Eric Limer and Leslie Horn
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It's been a few years since e-ink Kindles took a big step forward. 2012's Kindle Paperwhite was the last big splash. But now Amazon's got a new, beautiful, premium e-reader for you to read words off of. This is the Kindle Voyage. Read more...
  • Amazon's Got a Faster Kindle Fire HDX and a Fleet of $100 Tiny Tablets

    Eric Limer and Leslie Horn
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Last year, Amazon's Kindle tablets really grew up. They got fantastic and stylish new design, and a software update to back it up . This year, Amazon's trotting out a new 8.9 Kindle Fire HDX with faster guts. You won't find a 7-inch version if that's what you're looking for, but Amazon does have some staggeringly cheap new Kindle Fire HDs to take its place for just $100 a pop.Read more...
  • Leaked Details About Two New Kindles Appear Online

    Kate Knibbs
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    Details about two new upcoming Kindle readers have leaked online. Read more...
  • Save Up to 85% on Kindle Self-Help and History Books, Today Only

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Today's Amazon deal of the day features over 1,000 discounted Kindle books that are meant to help students, but anyone who wants to pick up some new skills should take a look at the selection. Read more...
  • Watch the Evolution of Amazon's Kindle Hardware In a Single GIF

    Kate Knibbs
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    The Amazon Fire Phone is kind of whack , but being ugly is not one of its problems. Amazon's hardware design has improved over the years, and the GadgetLove team created this GIF to illustrate how its products have evolved since that first clunky, oddly designed Kindle. Read more...
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • First Look at Two New Kindles at NYC Product Demo

    Len Edgerly
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    This is a video clip, taken by Brittany Turner of Amazon, showing the Kindle Voyage and new basic Kindle at the product demonstration today in New York City. Send to Kindle
  • How New Fire HDX 8.9 Mimics Paper with Dynamic Light Control

    Len Edgerly
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    In this video clip made at the Amazon new product launch today in New York City, Jon Oakes, director of product management for Kindle, explains Dynamic Light Control. This clever capability enables the new Fire HDX to change the background of a book’s page to adjust to available light in a way similar to the effect of light on a paper page. Send to Kindle
  • First Impressions of the New Kindle Lineup

    Len Edgerly
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    As my flight from New York approaches Denver International and the media embargo ends, I want to share impressions from today’s Amazon’s media demonstration of the new Kindles. My group of about 12 journalists—one of several such gatherings throughout the day—convened at Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street, for a little more than two hours of presentations and time to try the devices and chat ask questions. It was a beautiful, sunny day on Manhattan, and we began on the top-floor patio with a view of the Hudson River next to a table with stickie buns, coffee, juice and other treats. I…
  • What’s New Tonight from Amazon – Summary of New Kindles and Fires

    Len Edgerly
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Here are the new devices you can pre-order as of tonight (Wednesday, September 17th) at 9 p.m. ET at the Amazon home page: Kindle Voyage – $199 WiFi and $269 3G. This seventh-generation eReader is the thinnest, lightest, brightest, and smartest Kindle to date. You press the bezel for silent movement to the next or previous page, and you feel a friendly haptic response as the page turns. The screen is 39 percent brighter. It automatically adjusts to surrounding light. And—get this—it dims gradually after you start reading in the dark, matching how your eyes take time adjust to…
  • TKC 319 Jim Duncan

    Len Edgerly
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Executive Director of the Colorado Library Consortium Interview starts at 16:26 We could go back as a group of libraries, hundreds of libraries across Colorado, to a Big Five publisher and say, “We’re ready to buy your content directly, and here’s the way it looks: You make your content exposed and available in our marketplace. The collection development librarians, the people who make those decisions of purchasing, go into the marketplace and–click, click, click—they can check all the various titles they want to purchase and the number of copies. Show Notes and Links: News…
 
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    The IndieView

  • IndieView with David Burton, author of Seven Sneezes

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
      It’s a cliché, but I tend to say, “I write for me and edit for others.” And while this is true —because I must want to read the story I’m writing—lately I’m thinking more about the wonderful person who might honour my characters by diving within their story and sharing their lives.  David Burton – 14 September 2014 The Back Flap Lizzy Anderson is given a cold for her first birthday, and discovers she always sneezes in sevens. Her mum worries about her, her dad loses interest, and Lizzy learns to entertain and look after herself. Over the years (one chapter for…
  • IndieView with Claire Ashby, author of When You Make it Home

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
      One day I asked him if I was making a mistake trying to tell a story that was so far from my experience. He said, “You know what? Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve never met a zombie.”  Claire Ashby – 11 September 2014 The Back Flap Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She’s learned her lesson and has her mind set on success—until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy. When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse,…
  • IndieView with Clifton K. Meador MD, author of Sketches of a Small Town

    admin
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
      I write every day. Stephen King’s book on writing is my favorite. He says it is like any job, just get up and do it. Clifton K. Meador, MD – 7 September 2014 The Back Flap In Sketches of a Small Town…circa 1940Clifton K. Meador, MD, tells stories of his life growing up in a small cotton-farming town in the Deep South during the 1930s and ‘40s. Full of fascinating characters and entertaining tales, his memoir captures the sights and sounds, people and places, and hopes and dreams of this remarkable era. For Meador, Greenville, Alabama, was a rich environment to grow up in.
  • IndieView with Martin Preib, author of Crooked City

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
      The new editor said he thought it was a potential masterpiece but he wasn’t going to publish it because it was too controversial. I was disappointed and angry, but after talking to some other writers, self publishing seemed like a good way to go. Martin Preib – 9 September 2014 The Back Flap Chicago cop and award-winning writer Martin Preib, author of The Wagon and Other Stories From the City, takes on the wrongful conviction movement by re-investigating several key cases. Crooked City culminates in a review of the Anthony Porter exoneration for a double homicide and concludes…
  • IndieView with reviewer Bee of Let Books Bee

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
        Reading for me is really just an escape from my own life. Being able to lose myself in a good novel for a few hours really helps me get through my days.  Bee – 2 September 2014 About Reviewing How did you get started? After finishing a book I always used to write a review for myself, mainly to have a quick summary available if I ever wanted to re-read the book. But after I discovered GoodReads I started uploading my reviews and got some pretty good feedback, that’s basically the main reason why I decided to start up a blog. How do you review a book? Is it a read…
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    drey's library

  • Review: 93. The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen…

    drey
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Oh, how could anyone not want to check out Carl Mørck’s next adventure? He’s my favorite cranky detective, like, ever. drey’s thoughts: Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series is one of my favorite police procedurals, for its cranky lead, card stories, dry humor, and quirky secondary characters. The Marco Effect is the fifth installment in the series, and it definitely continues the tradition set by its precedents. The mystery itself is layered à la a le Carré thriller, playing on a game board of multiple continents, embezzlement, child soldiers, and a gang of petty…
  • Winners!

    drey
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    I love love love hosting giveaways for y’all! It’s too bad I can’t find a magical fairy to pick winners & notify ‘em & do all that admin stuff I’m so bad at… Anyway! Winners. *drumroll please* Kelley Armstrong’s Visions goes to Michelle Willms!! Carolyn Dingman’s Cancel the Wedding goes to Sharon Berger!! And Plum Sykes’ The Debutante Divorcee goes to Anita Yancey!! Happy reading, y’all! The post Winners! appeared first on drey's library.
  • Review: 92. The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire…

    drey
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been a lucky ducky, with yet another favorite series releasing a new installment! drey’s thoughts: Things are looking up for Toby. The new Queen is a much nicer one, her personal life is getting better, and those she loves are all safe and sound. Then a blast from her past shows up, bringing discord and a greater threat in his wake. Toby’s emotions are all over the place when Simon Torquil shows up. He’s her liege’s brother, the same one who turned Toby into a fish all those years ago, the same one responsible for a whole host of reprehensible actions. But…
  • Review: 91. Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs…

    drey
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series is one of my favorites, how could I turn down a chance to read a collection of stories with the characters from the series? I couldn’t… drey’s thoughts: I don’t usually review anthologies or short stories, but couldn’t turn down a chance to get my hands on a copy of Shifting Shadows early (though this review is posting late – scheduling trouble). I love love love Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson – she’s a totally kick-ass character who’s interesting in her own right, who’s been through the…
  • TLC Book Tour: 90. Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers…

    drey
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    ‘Tis time for another TLC Book Tour, and today’s Accidents of Marriage is a heartbreaking look at actions and consequences… About Randy Susan Meyers: The drama of Randy Susan Meyers’ novels is informed by her work with families impacted by emotional and family violence. Her newest novel, Accidents of Marriage, examines the slippery definitions of emotional abuse and explores tragic circumstances forcing a family to challenge the dynamics that have long-defined them. Randy is a founding member of Beyond The Margins, a site dedicated to the craft of writing and the business…
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    Indie book blog

  • Review - Strike of the Sweepers by Tyler Whitesides

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

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

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

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

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

    keithogorek
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Choosing a title for your book is certainly a creative decision, but it is also your first marketing decision because your book title can greatly help or hinder the sale of your book. While most authors usually have a title in mind when they first start writing their manuscript,  it is worth considering the following tips before you select a final title for your book. Short can be sweet…and memorable Short titles are usually the best. Think about the book titles you remember. I suspect many if not have short titles. So try to come up with a title for your book that has no more than four or…
  • The Guardian newspaper in the UK suggests $6,000 needed to effectively self publish. Debate ensues.

    keithogorek
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Last week, Suzanne McGee, penned a feature  in the Money section of the Guardian, with the headline, You can try to be the next Hemingway — for $6,000 and the subhead, Self-publishing has made it possible to get your writing out in the world. But it hasn’t made it cheap. In her article, she suggests based on her interviews with a number of self published authors, there are some critical elements you need to consider if you are going to self publish. Those include An ISBN number Editing Cover Art Paid reviews Promotional print copies of your book She suggested the total cost of the…
  • What are some the next big things we will see for self-published authors?

    keithogorek
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    This past weekend I was a panelist at the Writer’s Digest conference in a session that focused on new developments in indie or self-publishing. Panelists included Dan Dillon from Lulu and Amanda Barbara from Pubslush, which is a crowd funding platform for authors. Moderator was Phil Sexton from Writer’s Digest. Jimmy Brass is a graphic novel that was self-published through AuthorHouse in partnership with Golden Apple Comics As usual, there was some lively dialogue and great questions from the audience and I always find the Writer’s Digest conference to be one of the best in the country.
  • From blog to book: Westbow Press author Mark Eckel tells how he did it.

    keithogorek
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    I speak to bloggers all the time who generate content on a regular basis and contemplate creating a book from their blog, but they never quite seem to get the goal.  That’s why I was pleased to speak with Mark Eckel, who has turned his blog content into a book titled, I Just Need Time to Think: Reflective Study as Christian Practice, which was published by Westbow Press. Mark (meckel@lbc.edu) is Professor of Leadership, Education, and Discipleship for Capital Seminary & Graduate School.  Indianapolis,  Dr. Eckel has written and published curricula, peer-reviewed journal articles,…
  • 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…
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  • Tony McMillen Takes it to the Toilet

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Oh yes! We are absolutely running a series on bathroom reading! So long as it's taking place behind the closed  (or open, if that's the way you swing) bathroom door, we want to know what it is. It can be a book, the back of the shampoo bottle, the newspaper, or Twitter on your cell phone - whatever helps you pass the time...Today, author Tony McMillen takes it to the toilet. Tony's debut novel Nefarious Twit was published by Branch Hands Press December of last year. He lives near Boston but grew up mostly in Tucson, Arizona. Besides fiction he also writes the humor column…
  • From Here Blog Tour

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Always flattered to be a part of the Grab the Lapels blog tours because Melanie Page is doing such wonderful things to get women writers the exposure and attention they deserve. In today's blog tour post, Jen shares an excerpt from her newest collection FROM HERE, then breaks down the excerpt, sharing some insights. Today is the second stop of Jen Michalski’s virtual book tour celebrating her new collection, From HereThe twelve stories in From Here explore the dislocations and intersections of people searching, running away, staying put. Their physical and emotional…
  • Indie Ink Runs Deep: Anne Michaud

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Every now and then I manage to talk a small press author into showing us a little skin... tattooed skin, that is. I know there are websites and books out there that have been-there-done-that already, but I hadn't seen one with a specific focus on the authors and publishers of the small press community. Whether it's the influence for their book, influenced by their book, or completely unrelated to the book, we get to hear the story behind their indie ink....Today's ink story comes from Anne Michaud, she who likes dark things never grew up. She never stopped listening to…
  • Book Review: A Red Woman Was Crying

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Read 9/3/14 - 9/11/143 Stars - Recommended to fans of interconnected stories / stories that take place in a foreign setting, told from a foreign perspectivePages: 266Publisher: Saddle Road PressReleased: 2013An American eco-anthropologist relocates himself to the Bougainville Island in the 1960's with the intent of studying the group of native Nagovisi there. Instead, he finds himself becoming an active member of their tribe, viewed as student and fellow clan-member, and the subject of the Nagovisi's own curiosities.Based on the real life research of author Don Mitchell, these fictional…
  • Indie Spotlight: Emily Verona and Inkshares

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Emily reached out to me a few weeks ago to introduce me to her upcoming Conversations: A Collection of Short Stories, which she's planning to publish through Inkshares, a crowdfunding website.  As Emily was explaining the thought process behind her book and the path she was taking to get it published, I thought the idea of crowdfunding publisher was interesting; I felt there was a guest post buried in there. And so I asked her to share her story with you....~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I write stories. Crack open the core of me and words would undoubtedly pour out. It has…
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 9-17-14

    Brooklyn
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Relax this evening and download this selection 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 Color of Danger by Alexa Verde Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Romantic Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “Verde dares you to believe in the power of faith and love. Color of Danger is not to be missed.” -Caridad Pineiro, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Former runaway Mari Del…
  • More ENT Deals for 9-17-14

    Brooklyn
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Another collection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books is waiting for you below. 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 Warrior’s Game by Denise Domning Rating: 4.2 Stars Genre: Historical Romance Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “Denise Domning is a superb writer. She writes as if she has lived in these times.” -T. Day Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Trapped in the court of King John,…
  • More Kindle Deals for 9-17-14

    Brooklyn
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Take a break and check out this assortment of 5 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 Sexy Babe by James L. Conway Rating: 4.2 Stars Genre: Thriller and Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “…..this saucy thriller explores the seedy side of Hollywood while producing neck-snapping twists at a dizzying rate.” -Boyd Morrison, bestselling author Grace Taylor is an…
  • Book Of The Day – Saving Grace

    Ron
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    Today’s Book of the Day is a Romance novel by Amazon bestselling and award-winning author, Katie Graykowski and it’s 75% off for a limited time. Saving Grace has a 4.7 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3! “A must-read for any fan of romantic comedy.” Wanda W. – Amazon Reviewer Saving Grace by Katie Graykowski Rating: 4.7 Stars Genre: Romance Price: $0.99 save $3   Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Grace Kelley isn’t blonde, demure, and she definitely isn’t a princess. At the moment, fifteen dollars and a single peppermint stand…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 9-17-14

    Brooklyn
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Start your day with these 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Breakaway Hearts by Crista McHugh Rating: 4.3 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Breakaway Hearts – Nook Breakaway Hearts – Apple iBooks Breakaway Hearts – Kobo “I loved it!! Well written, with an amazing story and very sweet characters….” -Moon NY Times…
 
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  • Book Promo Feature – Now You See It by Teresa Roblin

    Indiebookpromo
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Teresa Roblin to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Now You See It. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find some buy links below and pick up a copy or two. BLURB – NOW YOU SEE IT . . .  The harder she resists him, the faster her clothes will vanish. Outspoken Sarah Santorelli hides her sensitive side behind a gruff personality. Fear of abandonment causes her to manipulate romantic relationships to avoid involving her heart. But when her prying aunt casts a spell on her, Sarah ends up…
  • Interview with Juliene Lloyd, author of Operation Angelica

    Indiebookpromo
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Juliene Lloyd to the blog. Juliene is here today to answer some of our questions and share about her book, Operation Angelica. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. IBP - How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb? Lisa – “Operation Angelica” is equal parts spy-thriller, super hero tale and love story.   IBP – Did you always had in mind to be a writer or it just happen? Lisa – If, 3 years ago, someone…
  • Interview with Richard W. Kelly, author of Testament

    Indiebookpromo
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Richard W. Kelly to the blog. Richard is the author of Testament and is here to answer some questions and to share about his book, Testament. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. IBP – Try to describe your book in one sentence.   Richard - What if a vampire believed he was doing the work of God? IBP – Tell me a little about yourself Richard – I was a never a fan of that question.  As the person who experiences my life, I feel it is…
  • Book Promo Feature – Bloodpledge by Tima Maria Lacoba

    Indiebookpromo
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Tima Maria Lacoba to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Blookpledge. 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 Bloodpledge continues Alec and Laura’s story from Bloodgifted. Having undergone the Ritual and induction into the vampire community, Laura— the prophesised Child of Light and Darkness and last of the Ingenii—takes her place as Alec’s consort and First Lady of the Brethren. But resentment and anger grow at Alec’s privileged…
  • Interview with Dan Abubakar, Author of The Galadima Conspiracy

    Indiebookpromo
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Dan Abubakar to the blog! He’s here to answer some of our questions as well as share about his book, The Galadima Conspiracy. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below. IBP : How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb? Dan: A conspiracy thriller about murder, deception and global politics with spies, wannabe writers and psychotic assassins. IBP : Aside from writing, what do you enjoy doing on your spare time? Dan : I’m a movie buff. I love movies. Not just…
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  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Wednesday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Keep your Kindle full and happy with tonight’s great reads! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Horror, Humor, Mystery, Nonfiction, Romance Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist by Larry Burk Still free? Click Here to find out! Would you like to learn to balance the left-brained world of conventional medicine with the right-brained realm of alternative healing? Let Magic Happen takes the reader on a journey from academic medicine and radiology to holistic medicine and parapsychology guided by unexpected…
  • [Save 88%] Nailed (A Ron Ketchum Mystery)

    Pixel of Ink
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Nailed (A Ron Ketchum Mystery) by Joseph Flynn Genre: Mystery Ron Ketchum saw his share of the dark side of life as a cop in Los Angeles. Then he left L.A. to become the chief of police in the Sierra Nevada resort town of Goldstrike. One sunny morning in the mountains, though, he comes upon a crime unlike anything he’s ever seen before. He finds the body of an African American man nailed to a tree. The victim is a highly respected minister, and his father is the nationally known televangelist Jimmy Thunder. Ron, on the other hand, has described himself in court as a recovering bigot.
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Wednesday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:22 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: Humor, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Time Travel The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza Still free? Click Here to find out! Coco Pinchard was never a single thirty-something. She married young, had a son, and put her dream to be a writer on hold. Now her first novel is published. Husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and son Rosencrantz is grown up. It should be time to enjoy life. That is, until the…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Tuesday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Here are even more Deals & Steals for your Kindle tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller Last Call by Rob Cornell Still free? Click Here to find out! Running a karaoke bar is no way for an ex-PI to make a living. Just ask Ridley Brone, a California private investigator who returns to his Michigan hometown when he inherits his estranged parents’ multimillion dollar estate. The songs his mom and dad wrote made them rich, but their popular karaoke bar, the High Note, made…
  • [Hot Deal] Fatal Jeopardy – Save 75%

    Pixel of Ink
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Fatal Jeopardy by Marie Force Over 600 5-Star Reviews! Genre: Romantic Suspense Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her husband, U.S. Senator Nick Cappuano, have been looking forward to a quiet Thanksgiving with their son. But any thoughts of a restful holiday are dashed when Sam and Nick return home to a gruesome scene: Sam’s seventeen-year-old niece Brooke, barely conscious and covered in blood on their front stoop. With lines between personal and professional blurring in this emotionally charged, deeply personal case, Sam is relying on Nick more than ever for…
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  • Amazon Unveils New Kindle E-Readers, High-End Kindle Fire, Children’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire for Under $100

    Jeremy Greenfield
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    [Press Releases] Amazon Introduces Two All-New Kindles New Kindle Voyage is our thinnest, most advanced Kindle ever, with our brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display, plus reimagined page turns—$199 New $79 Kindle is small and light, with weeks of battery life, a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now with a touch interface Amazon today introduced the 7th generation of Kindle: Kindle Voyage, our most advanced e-reader ever, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now with a touch interface. Meet the new Kindle and Kindle…
  • Amazon Readying New, More Expensive Kindle Model?

    DBW
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Amazon is reportedly getting ready to launch the Kindle Voyage, the latest model of its series of Kindle e-readers. The Verge, which has the news, is citing pages on Amazon sites in Germany and Japan that have since been taken down. According to the reports, the new Kindle has a high-resolution screen and a new way for readers to turn pages: pressure sensors on the device’s bevel. It’s unclear whether this new Kindle will replace the Paperwhite, Amazon’s current high-end model. Requests for comment haven’t yet been returned by Amazon. The new Kindle reportedly is…
  • Digital Reading: DBA Judge Franco Alvarado on Future-Proofing Ebooks

    Anne Kostick
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Fall is here and the entry deadline for the Digital Book Awards is just two weeks away. I asked the newest member of the DBA Judges’ Panel, Franco Alvarado, of F+W Media, to share his thoughts on ebook development and the future of ebooks. His thoughts about future-proofing really resonate with me as I juggle formats and platforms. (Hey, I just want to read … !) Franco Alvarado, Ebook Developer at F+W AK: How are you feeling about ebook development? Is it getting anywhere? If so, where? Are we seeing better use of the format? FA: F+W has been EPUB3 compliant since January 2014. Now that…
  • How Many New Customers Will Apple iBooks Get From the New iOS 8?

    DBW
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Some time today, Apple will start updating its mobile device operating system to iOS 8 for all its users. For ebook publishers, it’s the most important update yet, as iOS 8 will come pre-loaded with iBooks, a new development. According to an Apple spokesperson, some 150 million Apple mobile devices have iBooks installed as of June 2013, the latest figures available. As of June 2014, the company had 800 million iOS devices in circulation, and 90% of them had iOS 7 installed, the latest version. Assuming that even half of the 650 million Apple users who do not already have iBooks on…
  • Should Self-Published Authors Slow Down?

    Jeremy Greenfield
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the great advantages of self-publishing is speed to market. In the 2014 Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest author survey, this was found to be in an important factor for authors when considering publishing options. But can that advantage sometimes be a disadvantage? The marketplace is the ideal testing ground for writing, some authors say, but producing an inferior product and establishing a poor brand among readers could hurt one’s career. More. To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 6:00 AM, sign up for the DBW Daily today! Big…
 
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  • Amazon Unleashes New Sangria OS for Fire Tablets

    Michael Kozlowski
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Amazon has enhanced their operating system to pave the way for the new line of Fire tablets. It is entitled Sangria and upgrades the Android OS to Kitcat and packs a number of money functions. The latest version of Fire OS, “Sangria,” continues Fire OS’ content-forward user interface that delivers easy and fast access to your favorite books, songs, videos, and games—open them with one tap rather than hunting through folders and apps. Fire OS 4 updates the visual design of the UI and adds Profiles so each family member can have their own individual email, Facebook and Twitter accounts,…
  • Next Generation Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Available in October

    Michael Kozlowski
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Amazon has revised their HDX 8.9 inch tablet with a brand new version of 2014. It has a startlingly light design and stunning HDX display with a new, more powerful processor, exclusive Dolby Atmos and the latest Dolby Audio, and all-new Fire OS 4 “Sangria” features and services. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 2014 edition has a capacitive touchscreen display with resolution of 2560 X 1600 and features exceptional pixel density (over 4 million pixels, 339 ppi) for vivid, lifelike images. Fire HDX 8.9 features an 8MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video. The…
  • Kindle—Now With Touch, Just $79

    Michael Kozlowski
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Amazon has unveiled a new brand entry level Kindle model for $79 that should appeal towards gift buyers and the price conscious. For the first time ever, the basic model Kindle will forgo the D-PAD and include a touchscreen. The all-new Kindle includes a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now features a touch interface and all of the latest features customers love about Kindle, including Kindle FreeTime, Goodreads, and Smart Lookup. The new Kindle is small, light, and portable—toss it in a beach bag or put it in a pocket to always have your reading with you. The new Kindle is…
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage may be the Best e-reader yet

    Michael Kozlowski
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    The Amazon Kindle Voyage was leaked earlier in the day and now it has been officially unveiled and it seems like the best e-reader ever made. The new Voyage e-reader features a six inch capacitive touchscreen display with the latest generation e-Ink Carta. It has an adaptive front light that adjusts automatically, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale. I really liked the fact that the screen is flush with the bezel, all prior Kindle models have a sunken screen. This means that Amazon has fully abandoned Neonode IR Touch technology for their flagship e-reader model. Instead…
  • Amazon Releases Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet

    Michael Kozlowski
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Amazon has realized that making tablets geared towards kids is big business. Samsung, V.Tech, Fisher Price and a number of other entrants consistently release new hardware with bright, bubbly interfaces and are aimed primarily at the little ones. In order combat these companies, Amazon has just unveiled the Fire HD Kids Edition. The Fire HD Kids edition comes in two different sizes and price points. You will lay down $149 for a 6” tablet and $189 for a 7” and both come with an unlimited two year warranty, because kids break stuff right? Parents will also be able to choose between three…
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  • Science Fiction (Bookshelf)

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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    ← Older revision Revision as of 22:31, 17 September 2014 (One intermediate revision by one user not shown)Line 2: Line 2:  [[Image:BShlfSF01.jpg|thumb|left|125px|Robots, nudes and spaceships, …]]   [[Image:BShlfSF01.jpg|thumb|left|125px|Robots, nudes and spaceships, …]]    [[Image:BShlfSF02.jpg|thumb|right|125px|… SF is more than that.]] [[Image:BShlfSF02.jpg|thumb|right|125px|… SF is more than that.]]    '''''Science Fiction''''' (often called sci-fi or SF) is a popular…
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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    ← Older revision Revision as of 22:12, 17 September 2014 Line 5: Line 5:  An obsessive amateur microbiologist builds a super powered microscope using a diamond obtained by foul means, and discovers a surreal and populated world tinier even than the microbiota to which he had dedicated his passions. An obsessive amateur microbiologist builds a super powered microscope using a diamond obtained by foul means, and discovers a surreal and populated world tinier even than the microbiota to which he had dedicated his passions.    This short story, written in what now seems to…
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    17 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    ← Older revision Revision as of 21:45, 17 September 2014 Line 3: Line 3:  [[author:James Blish|James Blish]] (1921-1975) [[author:James Blish|James Blish]] (1921-1975)    When a communist ship drops something that might be a nuclear bomb in New York harbour, the authorities have to decide quickly whether they should evacuate the city, or if such an evacuation is what the emery wants. They can't find the device on the sea floor and are running out of timeso they hire a reformed gambler to make the decision for them.When a communist ship drops something that might be a…
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    17 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    ← Older revision Revision as of 21:27, 17 September 2014 Line 5: Line 5:  A hero, Brion, is recruited by a secret galactic organisation to help save a planet of philosophers, Nyjord, from murdering a neighbouring planet of sociopaths, Dis. Dis is a burning poisonous desert populated by stone-age barbarian human descendants in a weird symbiotic relationship with the local wildlife, ruled over by a priest warrior class of cold, unbiddable extremists who have threatened Nyjord with annihilation unless they surrender. Brion has to find Dis's weapons and work out why their social elites…
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  • Category: Axis Capital Group Tips to Avoid Fraud Malaysia

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    You have a huge life insurance cover with a term plan to protect your family's financial future. You also have a complete health insurance plan to pay your hospital bills. Your car is insured against damage and theft, whereas your house is covered against natural and man-made calamities and burglary. But it is quite possible that you don't have personal accident insurance. In 2013-14, barely 55 individuals purchased personal accident insurance. That's less than 0.4% of the total population of the country and about 3% of the projected insurable population. You can buy one at AXIS is a global…
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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    This book for beginners has proved to be ideal for students of English who would like to start to speak the language fluently at a very early stage. The volume consists of five sections dealing with basic English grammar structures. Each section contains 250 sample sentences on fifty topics. The book is aimed at the development of the learner's fluency in speech through fluency practice drills. 
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    17 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    At the age of twenty-four, Penny was tired. She was uninterested with her job, her institution animation, and modify the men she knew. She was hunting for labor and a more intoxicating gracious of individual friend. She cerebration she saw much a human in Paul Lagarde, who had a reputation as one of the group's largest lovers. Regrettably for Penny, what Paul truly reversed out to be was a manipulative man. What is a manipulative man? The mortal is discussed at size by Ben Bursten, M.D., in an article entitled "Manipulative Men: Their Sexed Attitudes," published in the Apr, 1973, fund of…
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    17 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    She thought she saw such a male in Paul Lagarde, who had a reputation as one of the world's greatest lovers. Unfortunately for Penny, what Paul really turned out to be was a manipulative man. Penny finds herself hypnotized by Paul and intrigued by his intersexual theories after one unforesightful visit to his domicile. She accepts his invitation to pass the weekend on his island and discovers it's a "unisexual heaven" where every identify of sex activity is carried out by those who happen to be on the justness itemize. There are two categories of grouping on the island: Paul's invited guests,…
  • The Slutty Deaconess

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The juices in her cunt gushed. Her body throbbed. She sucked her son’s erect heatedly, rubbing her fingers across her button and between her slithering cuntlips. Good God! She knew it was a sin. She knew it. But she couldn’t cease with her son’s honey, unfermented body piercing her angle cried out for satisfaction. No man had ever eaten her quite so well or so thoroughly or had seemed to enjoy the feast quite so much. Marcella Plummer, first deaconess of the Church of Holy and Mysterious Revelation was on a mission to search of a site for a new congregation assigned by her…
 
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  • Starship Fuel

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    By Mari Lumpkin. Published by: Flying Turtle Publishing. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/61">Children&rsquo;s books</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4514">Cooking &amp; Food</a>. Mari Lumpkin Hang out with Ajaye and learn what goes into a nutritious "starship fuel" for the crew of the Starling.
  • An Allegory- The Metamorphosis: Sin's Doorway

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    By King O'Bryan. Price: $1.99 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/2961">Christian Life / Inspirational</a> / <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…
  • Los Dioses me enviaron

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    By Jag Lake. Published by: Olivier Vargas. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/882">Humor &amp; comedy</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1273">Satire</a>. Jag Lake Realmente la historia es como nos la enseñan en el colegio? Debemos confiar en los libros escritos por la mano insegura del ser humano? En este singular e intrincado viaje descubriremos que si bien podrían existir los…
  • BRUNO LATOUR - CIÊNCIA EM AÇÃO: um texto de acompanhamento de leitura e sugestões de monografias

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    By Vittorio Pastelli. Price: Free USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/67">Social Science</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4785">Future Studies</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/76">Philosophy</a> / <a…
  • Wolf Lake: Part 4 (Werewolf / Shifter Romance)

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    By Mac Flynn. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1235">Romance</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1238">Contemporary</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1235">Romance</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1247">Paranormal</a>. Mac…
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    The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

  • Amazon Introduces All-New Kindles and New Fire Tablets

    Passive Guy
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    From The Amazon Media Room: Amazon today introduced the 7th generation of Kindle: Kindle Voyage, our most advanced e-reader ever, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now with a touch interface. Meet the new Kindle and Kindle Voyage at www.amazon.com/kindle-voyage. “Our mission with Kindle is to make the device disappear, so you can lose yourself in the author’s world,” said Jeff Bezos,Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “Kindle Voyage is the next big step in this mission. With the thinnest design, highest resolution and highest contrast display,…
  • Why Amazon Has No Profits (And Why It Works)

    Passive Guy
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    From Andreessen Horowitz Amazon has a tendency to polarize people. On one hand, there is the ruthless, relentless, ferociously efficient company that’s building the Sears Roebuck of the 21st Century. But on the other, there is the fact that almost 20 years after it was launched, it has yet to report a meaningful profit. Amazon is in fact organized not just in these segments, but in dozens and dozens of separate teams, each with their own internal P&L and a high degree of autonomy. So, say, shoes in Germany, electronics in France or makeup in the USA are all different teams. Each of…
  • In Sleep

    Passive Guy
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death. Thomas Wolfe
  • Laura Resnick on Cover Art

    Passive Guy
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    TPV regular Laura Resnick is interviewed at Diabolical Plots: Laura Resnick has done extensive research, including interviews with authors and art directors, on how cover art is developed and how it has a drastic affect on sales and careers. Her current artist, for the Esther Diamond series, is Dan Dos Santos, a 5 time Hugo nominee and Chesley winner. In this interview with Diabolical Plots’ Carl Slaughter, she provides the inside story on cover art. CARL SLAUGHTER: You’ve done extensive research on how cover art affects sales figures and author careers. Give us some examples of cover art…
  • Kindle Unlimited borrow rate slumps by 15% to $1.54 for August

    Passive Guy
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    From author Roger Packer: Well, the figures have come out bang on time but they don’t make great reading. I had expected a payout of around $1.60-1.70 per borrow for Kindle Unlimited/KOLL for August, but Amazon have announced the rate is $1.54, not far off the lower range of my forecast, but still disappointing. It’s worth remembering that Amazon strangely lowered the KDP Select Global Fund for August to $2 million after adding bonuses in July which took the fund up to $2,850,000, when the borrow payout was $1.81, which means the August $1.54 pay rate is down by 15% from July. The August…
 
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    AuthorCulture

  • One Great Way to Write a Short Story

    Jimmie Kepler
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    "Exhibit A"I am a "second-rate" short story writer. Why would I say that? "Exhibit A" shows the answer. It is a certificate documenting my second-place finish in the short story writing contest of the East Texas Christian Writer's Conference. I have never won a short story competition but have finished in second place. I have written and even sold short stories. Over the years, I have entered short story contests. I am still seeking that elusive "first place" in a short story contest. In my quest to win a contest, I have become a student of the short story form. Here is what I…
  • ACFW's Biggest Cheerleader has a Book of Her Own!

    Linda Yezak
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    President of the award-winning literary site, Novel Rocket, and three-time Genesis finalist, Ane Mulligan is in everyone's corner. New to the biz? You'll find her rooting for you. Been there a while? Still rooting. Need prayer, advice, a positive word? Go to Ane. She's there for you, ready with a smile and words of encouragement.She lives in Suwanee, GA, with her artist husband, her chef son, and two Mastiffs--huge by Biblical proportions. She's one of my critique partners, a special friend, and a fellow redhead, and I'm honored to get to present her to our readers here on…
  • Writer's Resource List

    Lisa Lickel
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Ever wonder where to quickly find some bit of information on the web? You're in the middle of a great sentence, and--Bam! you realize you need to know when the moon was full? Or which branch of government runs the Witness Protection Agency? Here you go. My latest updated resource list. Feel free to share some of your own, too. This list of one of a number of things I offer on my website in the Tips and Resources page. http://www.lisalickel.com.OnLine Resourceshttp://dictionary.reference.com/http://thesaurus.reference.com/AlphaDictionary -http://www.alphadictionary.com/index.shtml…
  • The Bait

    Jody
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Google Free Images Our local writer’s group has hosted a noted western writer as guest speaker several times. His discussion about the publishing process left an indelible impression on me. He spoke of visiting his publisher in New York where he hung around the offices after a meeting. The staff had had a very long day, yet they ordered pizza and then kicked back to go through the slush pile, a huge backlog of unsolicited manuscripts. He said he watched as they “tossed” one manuscript after another. If the first sentence or two didn’t grab them, well, “that’s all she…
  • Friday Book Review: In the Comfort of Shadows, by Laurel Bragstad

    Lisa Lickel
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    In the Comfort of ShadowsLaurel BragstadE-book: $3.99Print: $12.99Orange Hat PublishingISBN-13: 978-1937165635386 ppBuy on AmazonAbout the Book: In the Comfort of Shadows is a story of family secrets and the love and romance often found hidden deep within sins of the past. The novel follows Ann Olson, a big city professor, who longs to fill in the empty pages of her childhood. Unfortunately the only man alive who knows the whole story is Emmett Pederson, her adoptive dad’s crazy, poor, hermit cousin who never married and still lives on his run-down farm in rural Wisconsin. Disregarding…
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    The Independent Publishing Magazine

  • When Douglas Preston Put his Vest On | End The Sanctions

    Mick Rooney
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Over the weekend, Authors United published its latest letter in the media sideshow that seems to be accompanying the on-going and protracted negotiations between Amazon and big-five publisher Hachette. While Preston's letter(s)—on behalf of more than a thousand Hachette and non-Hachette authors— become increasingly emotive, surreal and downright laughable and embarrassing, New York Times and Authors United cheerleader David Streitfeld seems destined to take mainstream media bias just as far as any journalist can take it. Indeed, hybrid author Hugh Howey has described…
  • Puff, Pastry, Peterson and Reliable Publishing Resources

    Mick Rooney
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    I get asked a lot about where the best resources can be found for authors taking their first steps into the world of book publishing, whether through traditional channels or via the self-publishing route. Ultimately, an author needs up-to-date resources that are reliable and provided by an expert. This couldn't be any more important when applied to the ever-changing world of publishing. My role as a publishing consultant isn't to make the decisions for my author-clients, but help them make informed decisions with the most accurate and suitable information available. This process is…
  • Authors Must Be Marketers - Neil Raphel | Guest Post

    Mick Rooney
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Authors don't like to promote their own works. Here are actual quotes from some of the authors we published:"I'm a writer, not a marketer.""I'm uncomfortable asking people to buy my book.""I don't really understand social media.""I've put a ton of effort into writing my book. Why do I have to sell it?"On the one hand, I sympathize with these comments. It makes sense. You've written a book and it's somebody else's job to sell the books. Isn't that the way the book business works? Plus, won’t your beautiful writing…
  • Publishing Service Index: September 2014

    Mick Rooney
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for September 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback over the past eight weeks. CreateSpace drops from the top spot to second, with Amazon KDP back where it was in June. Both have swapped places several times over the past few months.Read More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
  • Amazon Launch KDP Kids Software for Self-Published Authors

    Mick Rooney
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Last week Amazon announced the launch of Kindle Direct Publishing Kids, book creation tool specifically aimed at self-published authors with illustrated children's e-books. What particularly useful about the new book creation software is that it can be downloaded to your PC and used offline. Manuscript can be prepared in Microsoft Word or a similar word processing program. The software allows authors to create pop-up text boxes that magnify words by tapping. Doc and docx formats are supported and book covers can also be created using KDP's Cover Creator, which was previously released…
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    WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Blending In

    Becca Puglisi
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:47 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…
  • Critiques 4 U

    Becca Puglisi
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Courtesy: Denise Krebs at CC I don’t know about you all, but I love to critique. Maybe it’s being able to help others with their trouble spots. Possibly, it’s my mutant writing gene that makes the revision stage my most favoritest part of the process. Maybe it’s my inner four-year-old reveling in the knowledge that I’m not the only one who needs help. Whatever the motivation, I do love to critique, but because of all the stuff I’ve got going on, I don’t get to do a lot of it these days. But there’s this old saying: necessity is the…
  • Character Talents and Skills: Re-purposing

    Angela Ackerman
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:03 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…
  • Kick it up a Notch: Top Tips on Writing a Page-Turning Novel

    Becca Puglisi
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    We all want to write an engaging, page-turning story. But that’s harder said than done, as is proven by the number of times I leave a movie complaining that it was one long bull crap moment. There are tips and tricks to successfully writing a can’t-put-it-down book. Eileen Goudge is here today to share some of them with us… Courtesy: Sam Beckwith at CC If you’ve watched the hit TV show “24”, you know that every day in the life of hero Jack Bauer is a really, really bad day. When he’s not hunting terrorists he’s saving a major city from total annihilation. Is…
  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Reading People

    Becca Puglisi
    30 Aug 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…
 
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    The Creative Penn

  • Creating Money, Creating Meaning. Getting Into Financial Flow With Orna Ross

    Joanna Penn
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    Our attitudes to money shape so much of our lives, and today I explore how we can integrate our creativity with our money in discussion with Orna Ross. If you’re struggling with your financial journey, then you’ll find this interview fascinating. In the intro, I talk about my lessons learned after 3 years as a full time author-entrepreneur and what’s changing for me right now. 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…
  • Lessons Learned From 3 Years As An Author-Entrepreneur

    Joanna Penn
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Three years ago, I gave up a career as an IT business consultant for large corporates, earning a six-figure income, to become a full-time author-entrepreneur. Over the last few years, I have shared my income split, business model and my lessons learned from year 1, as well as lessons learned from year 2. Here’s the latest installment at the end of year 3. How do I currently make a living as an author-entrepreneur? I didn’t double my income from last year as planned, but my overall income increased by 24% which isn’t bad. I’m not doing a full income disclosure like some…
  • Risk-Taking, Author Collaboration And Marketing Ideas With J Thorn

    Joanna Penn
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    It’s great to learn from successful indies who can share their insights into lessons learned on the journey. Today I have a laughter-filled chat with horror writer, J Thorn. J Thorn is a bestselling horror writer,  consistently one of the Top 100 Most Popular Authors in Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy, with his bestselling books selling over 100,000 copies. J is also a podcaster, entrepreneur and speaker. His latest book is the Black Fang Betrayal. You can watch the video below or here on YouTube. You can listen below or on Soundcloud. Or there are show notes below the multimedia.
  • Productivity Tips And Running Your Author Business With Jen Talty

    Joanna Penn
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    I love to talk about the business side of being an author, and helping creatives move into the entrepreneurial sphere is a key focus on the blog these days. Today I talk to Jen Talty, COO of Cool Gus Publishing, and she gives us an insight into how she helps run the lives of a dozen bestselling authors. In the intro, I mention Business for Authors on pre-order at Amazon, Kobo and iBooks, Amazon KDP for kids, Kobo Aura H20, the arrival of IOS8 and what it means for authors. Plus, join me for a free webinar on using Scrivener for NaNoWriMo, or in Stockholm, Frankfurt or London for one of my…
  • How To Write A Novel With The Snowflake Method With Randy Ingermanson

    Joanna Penn
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    If you write fiction, or you want to, sorting out your writing process for a book is a core task. Are you a pantser? Are you a plotter? Or perhaps, you might be a Snowflaker … Today I talk to Randy Ingermanson about his book, How to write a novel using the snowflake method, and how it can help those people who fall through the gaps. Plus, how to write 500 words a day as a habit, dealing with panic disorder and how our flaws contribute to our writing. You can watch the video below or here on YouTube. You can also listen to the audio below or here on SoundCloud. Randy Ingermanson is a…
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    Self Publishing Advisor

  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 9/16/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    16 Sep 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 dream deferred no more: Teen secretly publishes his mother’s book Mary Petrie put her publishing dreams on hold to raise a family. This year, her college-bound son gave her a…
  • Copyright Basics, Part II: What works are and are not protected?

    Jodee Thayer
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the most confusing parts of publishing for many authors is copyright laws. To address the common copyright questions I am often asked, I will be writing a copyright basics series every week for the month of September. See the end of the post for links past posts you may missed, and be sure to check back each week for answers to more of your copyright questions. What works are protected? Copyright protects “original works of authorship” that are fixed in a tangible form of expression. Copyrightable works include the following categories:  literary works musical works, including…
  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 9/12/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    INSPIRED…BY NEIGHBORS It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been two years since my friend Avanti and I embarked on the adventure of telling the story of his wife—Selma’s—immigration to the United States of America.  If Selma’s father had not sought safety in the U.S. from the tyranny of Mussolini, his wife and children would not have followed him and Selma, and Avanti would have never met—and fallen in love—or been “in position” to bless the lives of so many others.  Oh, there are thousands of stories out there like that, you say?  I beg to differ.  Truly, there are NO…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review: Beyond the Secret

    selfpublishingadvisor
    11 Sep 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: Beyond the Secret Ardiana Cohn Publisher: Outskirts Press ISBN:…
  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 9/09/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry. This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. To help you stay current on self-publishing topics, simply visit our blog every Tuesday to find out the hottest news. Amazon launches self-publishing program for kids books In its latest move to generate more original content, Amazon launched KDP Kids, a set of tools to allow authors to publish…
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    Backspace: The Writers Place

  • What Do Your Dreams Really Mean? by Mary Kennedy

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

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

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

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

    Karen Dionne
    16 Oct 2013 | 3:01 am
    I recently started the first draft of a new novel. This instills in me all the self-confidence of two virgins in a MINI Cooper. I’m sweaty and awkward. I don’t have a clue where anything goes. And I’m already questioning my choice of vehicle. First drafts are scary. There’s so much expectation—and so much disappointment. Scenes lumber off in the wrong direction. The writing feels clumsy and artless. The story confuses. Or worse, it bores. I compare the well-dressed prose of authors I admire and cringe at my own naked and brutish words. And I want to hit “delete.” It’s easy to…
 
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    Ebook Friendly

  • 12 sure-fire ebook bestsellers – autumn 2014

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    This autumn you won’t find long-awaited bestsellers, but the choice is good enough to please yourself and those you gift.Last year everyone was waiting for Allegiant, the grand finale of the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. Plus, Stephen King released Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining. We were waiting for it 36 years!No such highly anticipated titles will be released before Christmas 2014, but many bestselling authors return with beloved characters from popular series.Recommended: 12 amazing book visualizations12 most beautiful book-style iPhone covers and casesJames…
  • The Literacy Store – a striking action to support reading, by McDonald’s (video)

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    After sharing Do Not Read This video from Room to Read, I just can’t resist the excitement of showing another great campaign that supports literacy.What you’ve seen in the video is not a TV commercial with props and actors. The footage was shot in a real McDonald’s restaurant in Chicago, last autumn.When you entered the restaurant you saw being absurd random sequences of letters, instead of words and sentences. Except McDonald’s logo there was not a single text in plain English. From menu boards to ketchup sachets to tray liners to toilet signs – everything was…
  • The entire plot of Harry Potter summarized in one chart

    Ola Kowalczyk
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    The SummHarry is fantastic illustration by comic artist, designer, and book author Lucy Knisley.This intense and extremely entertaining chart (click or tap on it to enlarge) will guide you through the plot of the entire Harry Potter saga.Via Laughing Squid.More geek stuff to explore:12 amazing book visualizationsTop 100 books loved by Facebook usersQuirky animated gifs based on vintage photos from the Library of CongressHistory of Apple in one insanely great chart (picture)How to read a book
  • 12 amazing book visualizations

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    In this post you’ll find highly creative book visualizations, presenting books in a surprisingly new light.In times of picture-driven internet, where we are hunting for various kinds of infographics, animations, and chart, books prove they are a highly inspiring topic for visual design.Recommended: 12 most beautiful book-style iPhone covers and cases12 best collections of historical images on FlickrMany of these visualizations are possible thanks to the internet and digitization.As soon as the book goes digital, its entire content can be analysed like never before. Creators can include…
  • A challenge: try not to read all day (video)

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    Here is a challenge: try not to read all day. Not only books. Everything. No emails, Facebook status updates, blog posts, product labels, road signs. Or the text in videos like this one.Is this actually possible at all? Not reading when you’re exposed to words? Is it possible to spend a day or an hour without learning something through the ability to decode meaning from a sequence of letters?It is. If you don’t have that ability. If you are illiterate.The video makes this smart point to stress that one seventh of the world population is illiterate.Created by a San…
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    Indie House Books

  • If Mrs. Greeby Asks by Nancy Mauerman

    Kayte M
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 9/18-9/22 Clairie’s bike was too big to ride and she fell off again, “How would you like it if I had to put one of my eyes in a purse and hang it from my left ear?” she asked her mother, who was mixing the toilet. Clairie had problems, one after another, and she was looking forward to summer for a little relief but when it came it wasn’t any better, in fact it progressed down into deep devastation when she found evidence her mother was trying to get rid of her. She had a choice; follow her logical mind or her trusting mind. Which would she choose? The post If…
  • Hancock Hill by Peter Silverman

    Kayte M
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 9/18-9/19 The 1950s… a small suburban town… a sledding party on Hancock Hill… Alex Dunhaigen scores a date with gorgeous Kay Cosgrove. But the next day Kay suddenly leaves town, and when Alex learns that her violent stepfather has heard about an indiscrete moment on their date, he fears the worst and that it was his fault. Four years later… Alex is in college, and bad luck and questionable choices lead life down painful paths. At the same time, he and his brilliant best friend, Zach, are building their invention, a transforming gift to the world. But those…
  • Blood Orchids

    David M.
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    By Toby Neal Fast-paced crime mystery with a touch of romance, readers call Blood Orchids “un-putdownable”! Hawaii is palm trees, black sand and blue water—but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a dark side to paradise. Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers—one of whom she’d recently busted. With its echoes of her own past, the murdered girl’s harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply. She becomes obsessed—even as the killer is drawn to…
  • Jigsaw World by JD Lovil

    Kayte M
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 9/17-9/21 Tom lives in one of those worlds, and he is blessed, or cursed, to be able to see the monsters. He learns that the world is not supposed to be that way, and it is a symptom of the breakdown of Reality. Sometimes, the world drafts you to save it. ˃˃˃ Tom realizes that he and the people he gathers in his travels are supposed to fix the world. He doesn’t know how, and he doesn’t know why, but the fates are conspiring to make him a reluctant hero. Anyone that knew Tom would know that was not flattering, just inconvenient and idiotic. Tom suspected that…
  • Taken (Callisto Series – Book 1) by Erica Conroy

    Kayte M
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: Permanently Free Respect the enemy, fear his daughter… Peace negotiations are easy right? Not when you’re learning a language composed of hisses, growls and other guttural sounds. And that’s not even the tough part for recently divorced diplomat Viktor Jacobs. No, that would be matching wits with the fiercely intelligent daughter of the opposing side. Between dodging her claws, avoiding a myriad of cultural taboos, and not accidentally getting married or killed, he has to somehow make the Lyrissians see that joining the Alliance of Worlds is the…
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  • How to Experience God’s Presence through Prayer

    Brian Williams
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Today’s guest post is by Linda Evans Shepherd a nationally known Christian speaker and a best-selling author. She’s the president of Right to the Heart Ministries, and the founder of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Her online and speaking ministries have seen well over 300 thousand people come to Christ and is viewed by over 45,000 people daily. She’s been married to her husband, Paul, for 35 years and has two young adult children; Jim a software engineer and Laura, a survivor of a year-long coma following a car accident when she was an infant. Theologian and author…
  • Yes or No?

    Brian Williams
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Today’s guest post is by Jeff Shinabarger, a social entrepreneur and the author of  Yes or No and More or Less. Jeff and his wife, Andre, live in Atlanta where he is personally engaged in over 100 start-ups focused on solving problems through the non-profit, Plywood People.  Have you ever considered that two small words have the ability to change everything? Yes or no. Most decisions ultimately come down to the moment when you choose to say yes or choose to say no. I believe that the words yes and no are the most powerful words in the dictionary. They define what we love, what we…
  • Exclusive Q&A With Francis Chan

    Erin Halsne
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    “If we don’t stare at God, we’ll spend our time staring at lesser things. Namely, ourselves.” —You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity If you haven’t read Francis and Lisa Chan’s new ebook, You and Me Forever, you probably should. This isn’t your average book on how to have a happy marriage. Co-authors and husband and wife duo Francis and Lisa Chan unpack an external focus for marriage, steering away from advice on how spouses can be happy with one another, and aiming to look at marriage as a mission with God at the center. We had the chance to ask…
  • Addiction: A Contemporary Problem with Historical Roots

    Brian Williams
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Today’s guest post is by Michelle Griep, an accomplished novelist and author of A Heart Deceived, which you can get for just 99 cents through September 26.  What comes to mind when I say Jane Austen? Hold on. Let me guess:  Swirling ballroom scenes  Dinner parties galore  The dashing Mr. Darcy Any of these answers would be right, of course, but you’d also be correct if you’d shouted out opium usage. Austen’s mother used opium to help her sleep, and her father was an agent in the trade. Elizabeth Barrett Browning took opiates every day from the age of fourteen, Sir Walter Scott…
  • Pursuing Justice in a Too-Easy-to-Quit World

    Brian Williams
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    The following is an excerpt from Eugene Cho’s book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World? (Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2014), 118, 122-125 Today, it’s just so easy. Easy to change. Easy to quit. Easy to abandon ship. Easy to file for a divorce online. So easy to do whatever. In Luke 5 we read about what most scholars speculate to be four friends who encounter a man who was paralyzed. They felt compassion for the man and wanted to bring him to Jesus for healing. Let’s be real here—it probably wasn’t an easy task. We…
 
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  • Writing in the Margins (Episode 20)

    Kevin Eagan
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    In today’s show, we explore the promise of digital marginalia. Remember when you were a kid and teachers told you not to mark up your textbooks? And then you got to college, and teachers told you you had to mark up your books? There’s something about writing in the margins of a book that either scares readers away or excites them. If you’re a regular Critical Margins reader, you know I love marking up books and see a lot of promise in digital margin notes, but we have a long way to go. Kevin’s thoughts on marginalia: “What we gain and lose in the future of reading” and “Why…
  • Evernote for Reading and Writing (Episode 19)

    Kevin Eagan
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    How do you organize your reading life? Today, we’re talking about how to use Evernote for writing and organization. Both Jason and Kevin use Evernote to write notes, keep lists, organize daily writing, and keep track of our digital books. You can even use evernote to organize your ebook reading notes as well. Show notes: Clippings.io is designed to export your Amazon Kindle notes, and you can send them to Evernote Book mentioned by Jason: Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher Evernote Essentials by Brett Kelly and Evernote:…
  • What’s a MOOC Got to do with It? (Episode 18)

    Kevin Eagan
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Today, Jason and Kevin talk about MOOCs. You might be wondering: What’s a MOOC? I can assure you it’s not a horned animal from Middle Earth, nor is it something Sarah Palin shoots from helicopters. MOOCs are massive, open online courses. They give some promise to our higher education system in need of reform. But MOOCs aren’t perfect, and they certainly won’t replace traditional higher education anytime soon. Show notes: The MOOC Kevin’s participating in right now, discussed on the show: Coursera.org Social Psychology What You Need to Know About MOOCs, from The Chronicle of Higher…
  • 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…
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  • Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt: Loving a Minotaur

    pskarr
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm
    The post Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt: Loving a Minotaur appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Darling Beast is my first Elizabeth Hoyt book, and it didn’t disappoint! The 7th book in her Maiden lane series, Darling Beast has sweet romance, passionate love scenes and an intriguing plot that keeps you on the edge. Lily Stump is a famous London actress who is out of work. She has taken shelter in [...] The post Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt: Loving a Minotaur appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Coulda Been A Cowboy by Brenda Novak: Not a Western!

    pskarr
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    The post Coulda Been A Cowboy by Brenda Novak: Not a Western! appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Coulda Been a Cowboy is not much of a Western, but it is quite a lot of romance! I remember reading M&B books into the night as a teen, and it was a great way to settle into sweet dreams into the night. Brenda Novak has written a touching story. The plot may not be [...] The post Coulda Been A Cowboy by Brenda Novak: Not a Western! appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Seductive Secrets by Colleen Connally: Strange Deja Vu

    pskarr
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    The post Seductive Secrets by Colleen Connally: Strange Deja Vu appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Seductive Secrets is aptly named because it is full of people who are trying to keep something from each other. Alice has grown up in Cornwall cared for by a hired couple who are totally incompetent. The local people think she is a witch, and their gossip is fueled when her house burns down. She [...] The post Seductive Secrets by Colleen Connally: Strange Deja Vu appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Finding Sky by Susan O’Brien – Suburban Mom turns PI

    pskarr
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The post Finding Sky by Susan O’Brien – Suburban Mom turns PI appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Finding Sky introduces Nicki Valentine, a young widow with two kids, who is training to be a P.I. We did meet a Mom P.I earlier in On the Nickel.  Finding Sky is emotional and fun filled, and it leads you on a nice chase. Nicki is a vegetarian and is raising her kids to be [...] The post Finding Sky by Susan O’Brien – Suburban Mom turns PI appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Sea Scoundrel by Annette Blair: High Jinx on the High Seas

    pskarr
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    The post Sea Scoundrel by Annette Blair: High Jinx on the High Seas appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Sea Scoundrel is a fun filled dose of romance and adventure on the high seas and is a must read. The exasperating Lady Patience Kendall meets her match in Captain Grant, and spends weeks being frustrated with him on an Atlantic crossing. The story and the characters will win you over, and you will want [...] The post Sea Scoundrel by Annette Blair: High Jinx on the High Seas appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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  • The Roosevelts An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward Download

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    16 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Roosevelts An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward Description A brilliant and private painting of America’s best governmental as well as their massive effect on the nation—the friend amount to your seven-part PBS documental show At 796 photos, many nothing you’ve seen prior observed Their writers for the recommended as well as best selling The Civil War, Jazz, The War, and Baseball existing a romantic reputation for 3 excellent people through the exact same excellent family—Theodore, Eleanor, as well as Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Geoffrey C. Ward, distilling additional then…
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    16 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    The King’s Curse (Cousins’ War) by Philippa Gregory Description From the #1 New York Times popular writer powering the Starz original show The White Queen goes the storyline to lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her exclusive look at King Henry VIII’s stratospheric increase to energize in Tudor England. Known so far an additional risk to your fickle King Henry VII’s state to your enthrone, Margaret Pole, relative to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and girl of George, Duke of Clarence, is wedded to a stable as well as sort Lancaster supporter—Sir Richard Pole.
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    16 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
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    16 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
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    16 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
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  • E-Learning Through Smart Watches – Finding Possibilities

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    E-Learning is the name of the service which delivers learning solutions through any possible electronic platform in the most convenient and effective way for learners. The ever evolving technology offers delivery platforms for learning designers to opt and provide most suitable learning solution products. If technology meets the imagination, smart watches are going to be new trend in the market. As content developers, we must be aware and prepare for new delivering platforms. Thinking of delivering content on smart watches should not be taken as jumping on every new technology to deliver…
  • Articulate Storyline Tutorials: Part 2 (Enable next button after visiting all interaction)

    Sudhakar Reddy
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:08 am
    In Articulate Storyline using States, ENABLE Next button after visiting all interaction buttons 1) Take New Slide and rename corresponding layer in Slide Layers section. For example we will rename it as “Interactivity”. 2) Adding elements to start interactivity in the slide; a) Click on Insert tab in the ribbon. b) Select Button from Interactive Objects section(for demonstration purpose we will take 4 buttons) c) Select Shape from Illustration section and select a triangle to create content display area. 3) Add layers for each button in Slide layers section a) Click on New layer…
  • Articulate Storyline Tutorials: Part 1 (Adding Page Numbers)

    Sudhakar Reddy
    27 May 2014 | 12:15 am
    Adding Page number in a Articulate Storyline will have various routes that users can take? 1) Manually entering page number in each slide: a) This approach is not feasible one. b) If we require to add or delete one slide from middle, then we need to change slide numbers of all the slides manually. c) Even if client request to change the position of page number, it requires manual efforts on all the slides. 2) Adding page number using variables: (This approach is considered as feasible) a) Click on View tab on the menu. b) Select Slide Master in the ribbon. c) Click on the Manage Project…
  • Making Mobile Learning Implementation More Effective

    Subhatul Marjan
    12 May 2014 | 11:07 pm
    The amalgamation of mobile communication and handheld devices has brought about tremendous revolution in the field of learning and education. The world is changing and it’s changing with a faster speed and it’s considered to be the need of an hour to have the flexibility in the context of learning and enhancing the skills on a regular basis throughout the career with more flexibility and convenience. When we talk about mobile learning, the challenges and concerns which come across our minds are the areas related to implementation. As we all know the technology is growing and ever changing…
  • Factors effecting cost of Elearning

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

    Zee Mee
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
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    13 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
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    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
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  • Social media (addiction) overload?

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    In 2004… …the world wide web adopted only 5 social media websites and now today there are almost 200 running wild. In a frame of 10 years the evolution of social networking had accelerated aggressively. Out of the flood of procrastinatory gateways out there I’m only member to 9 of them and I feel like if I don’t check every single one of them by the end of the day, I’m missing out on information that might be significant. It’s like this online community of socialites had cast an enchanted spell on us or do I dare say it has become an dependence to alleviate our…
  • 14 inspirational author quotes

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
      Where to find that inspiration? I’m a person who collects quotes just to get my inspiration fix which most people need once in a while. Writers see the world differently to most and through their words they depict to us what can’t alway be seen. Here are just a handfull of my favorite quotes from great authors to arouse your perception.     “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde    “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S Lewis   “No…
  • The life of an (untrained) writer

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Before I begin… …I just want to indicate that I never thought I’ll write something like this. Something about only me. I don’t like speaking about myself and I shun away from the spotlight every time. Just for now – only a onetime thing – I’m going to speak about me and my experience, honestly. This is who I am, as an (untrained) writer, before and after my first book. I’m dyslexic. My brain works differently and the words I read and see are different to what other people see, so most times I don’t see the errors I make. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was…
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    29 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    The TFIOS review Recently completing the YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars, I thought I’ll post my review on the acclaimed book. Rated 3.5 stars out of 5 stars In the words of Hazel Grace Lancaster, “Okay.”And that’s how I felt about this book. It was… okay.I had great expectations for TFIOS (for goodness sakes, they made a movie, it must be good), but to tell the honest and impartial true – I really didn’t get the hype.Don’t get me wrong TFIOS fans, there is nothing wrong with this book, I did enjoy it. A story about kids with cancer will forever stay with me.
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    29 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
      Book Trailer Publishing Pretty Girl, I never thought I’ll make my own book trailer. I have no experience with film editing and I’ve never made a video before. Believe it or not, I didn’t even have a YouTube account until now. With animoto, it made it easier for me and it was FREE! Check it out below or click that link => Pretty Girl Book Trailer http://www.amyheugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/animoto_360p.mp4
 
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  • 12 Reasons to try iBooks Author

    Steve Sagovac
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Use iBooks Author to Create and Self Publish your next Art Book or Picture Book When it comes to creating and self-publishing a fixed layout art, or picture book, there is absolutely no better choice than using iBooks Author. Here are my 12 Reasons why you should try iBooks Author 1. iBooks Author has a [...]
  • How to Publish an eBook with Kindle Kids Book Creator – Tutorial

    Steve Sagovac
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Create an Amazon Kindle Picture Book with Kindle Kids Book Creator from an iBooks Author PDF Amazon announced today their new product for easily creating Children’s Picture Books and publishing them on the Amazon Kindle Store – the Kindle Kids Book Creator UPDATE: The book was approved and released in around 4hrs. You can see [...]
  • Why do my Stories all come out in Rhyme – it’s very frustrating!

    Steve Sagovac
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    Below is a post I wrote a while back on my personal site www.daydreemin.com. I still haven’t finished this story, but I did get my notes out to see if I could. Rhyming Trouble This post could also be called: “The trouble with having more than one notebook”, or “writing a story in bits and [...]
  • iBooks Author Widget Tutorial – Create a Fade Transition Effect

    Steve Sagovac
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    An iBooks Author Widget that lets you click on the image to show the work in progress line work A while ago I developed an iPad app for an artist friend of mine, Tina Burke. Tina is a children’s book illustrator, but also has an interest in doing bird illustrations. As one of the features [...]
  • BOOK NEWS – from around the web – Aug 29

    Steve Sagovac
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Digital Book World The Future of Fixed-Layout Ebooks The fate of fixed-layout ebooks is far from assured, with many in the industry convinced that particular corner of the market is stuck in neutral. New Kobo Device Eyes Premium, Poolside Readers The summer may be winding down, but poolside and beachgoing ebook readers just got a [...]
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