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  • Kindle Scout: The Pros and Cons of Amazon's New Crowdsourced Publishing Program

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

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    Janet
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Children’s fuels 2014 growth in US – The Association of American Publishers have released their numbers regarding what is and isn’t selling in US publishing. In addition to the boom represented by kid lit, audiobooks are on the rise (26.2%) and hardcovers saw a very minor decrease (0.3%). Ebook revenue is reported to have grown by 7.5% for January through July, as well. Children’s drove a rise across trade publishing in the US generally throughout the period measured. Overall, the entire trade publishing sector was up 4.1% for the first seven months of the year,…
  • 130 Mistakes Students do (Oh, Sorry!) Make (by Andrew D. Miles)

    FreeBookSpot Latest Books
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Mistakes and students go together. Otherwise, pupils would be teachers. English – a language of few infallible rules – is fertile land for blunders and I have been listening to and committing them for years. One day I started to keep a list of the most common slips and ended up with around three hundred. After eliminating the least frequent I listed the remainder, which you’ll find below. Even though I have strived to include the most common errors this list is – as many others – arbitrary. I therefore apologise to those faults who feel their prevalence makes them belong here and to…
  • Barnes & Noble's latest collaboration with Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1

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    afv011
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Quote: After rolling out the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook earlier this year, Samsung and Barnes & Noble have announced that they're launching a larger variant based on the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4. The hardware on the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 is exactly the same as that as what Samsung offers with the standard Galaxy Tab 4. The difference is in the software, with the tablet eschewing Samsung's TouchWiz skin for Barnes & Noble's Nook software, which is "optimized for reading and entertainment." Link
  • 119 free kindle books (Wed) – lots of good romance, good mysteries & thrillers, lots of good non-fiction

    Kindle Review
    switch11
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 4:22 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *** Sense and Sensibility (Illustrated Edition) by Jane Austen. Price: Free.
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • Twelve Shades of Self-Promotion

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Joe sez: When I heard my frequent collaborator, Ann Voss Peterson, was involved in a new box set with a group of high-profile authors, I was intrigued. Both by the content (I just bought a copy and you should to) and by the way they've gone about promoting the set, which may involve the most marketing I've ever seen done by indie authors.So here's Ann and her partners in crime to discuss Twelve Shades of Midnight.Ann Voss Peterson (The School): Thanks, Joe!I’m involved in a twelve-author anthology called Twelve Shades of Midnight that was released today, October 28th. A lot goes into a…
  • More Advice To Authors United

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Two days after Simon & Schuster and Amazon announced a multi-year contract, David Gaughran wrote a great post about things Authors United can do next. He opined that while AU was ineffective in the Amazon/Hachette dispute, they did excel at getting media attention. Why not use that attention to address some real issues?He's correct. But before they get to his excellent list, they still have one big thing they can help out with.I gave my advice to Authors United a month ago. That advice is more applicable than ever before, now that S&S has proven that Amazon can be successfully…
  • Amazon Will Slash Your Royalties!

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Barry sez: There’s a meme afloat in the publishing world, most recently articulated by Kobo president Michael Tamblyn, to the effect that, "When Amazon kills all competition, it will lower royalties. So indie authors should support Hachette and legacy publishers generally."Even beyond the obvious (why so worried about a lion possibly eating you next year when there’s a bear in fact eating you right now), the argument above has things exactly backward.The underlying concern is legitimate: without meaningful competition, a publisher is free to lower royalties. We know this is true in no…
  • Eisler & Konrath & Patterson... Again

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Barry sez: Well, James Patterson is at it again, issuing alarums from the sumptuous grounds of his bazillion-dollar mansion about how Amazon Must Be Stopped lest Jeff Bezos fulfill his evil plan to usher in The End of Days and yada yada yada. Joe’s been doing yeoman’s work for a long time in keeping up with these Pattersonian pontifications -- see here and here and here and here and here, so naturally I asked him to join me in tackling Patterson’s latest, a video interview with The TelegraphIn a weird way, this interview is probably Patterson’s most interesting outing to date because…
  • Fisking Salon and Rob Spillman

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Updated below.Just when I think media coverage of Amazon/Hachette can't get any worse, Rob Spillman gets everything wrong in today's Salon.Seriously. Everything. Doesn't anyone fact-check at Salon? Are there editors? Rob in bold italic idiot font, my responses in plain reasonable text.If you are an author, how can you possibly defend Amazon? Because Amazon is responsible for tens of thousands of authors making money, many for the very first time?Is that a decent reason?Here's another: I published with Hachette, and they suck. Poor royalties, shitty one-sided contract clauses, mediocre…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • Kindle Scout: The Pros and Cons of Amazon's New Crowdsourced Publishing Program

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareYesterday, Amazon's brand-new crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout, opened for voting by the public.The concept is pretty simple:Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing. Authors can submit their full manuscripts of 50,000 words or more (including cover art,…
  • How Not to Change Your Business Model: The Latest on Permuted Press

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareThis is a very long post. If you're already familiar with the issues involved, scroll down to the third section and read from there.Last week, social media lit up with news that Permuted Press, a well-regarded small publisher of horror fiction, was going digital-first, and also suspending new title releases until 2015. In an email sent to authors, Permuted Press's President, Michael L. Wilson, touted PP's success in 2014, along with a huge increase in its release schedule: from 20-25 books per year to over 100 so far in 2014. However, While we’re…
  • How Not to Register Copyright

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareA few years ago, I wrote a post on the difference between copyright (literally, the right to copy or reproduce, ownership of which guarantees authors control over their intellectual property) and rights (the bundle of rights contained within copyright, which authors can grant or license to others or exploit on their own). This week, that post received a (likely spammed) anonymous comment:Copyright protects works of original authorship such as text, artwork, photographs, sound recordings, screenplays, music, lyrics, etc. You can register more than…
  • How to Request Rights Reversion From Your Publisher

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewarePartly in connection with the controversy surrounding troubled publisher Ellora's Cave, I've been getting questions about how to go about requesting rights reversion from one's publisher. There's no official format for a rights reversion request, and if you do a websearch on "rights reversion request" you can find various pieces of advice from authors and others. Here's the procedure I'd suggest. (Note that I'm not a lawyer, so this is not legal advice.)First of all, if you have a competent agent, ask your agent to handle it. Especially if you're…
  • A Hand in Your Pocket: Monetizing the Business of Writing

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareThere is a natural law in writing and publishing (as elsewhere): where need and desire are greatest, moneymaking enterprises follow.Vanity publishers are an easy (and long-standing) example of this law, presenting themselves as a way around the bottleneck of traditional publishing--as long as the writer is willing to "invest" in his/her work. Ditto for literary agent "middleman" services, in which an individual or company offers to "represent" writers to agents, supposedly to increase their chances of snagging a super-busy agent's attention.More…
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  • What's the "It" Book of 2014?

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    In 2013, it was arguably The Goldfinch.In 2012? Gone Girl, for sure."It" books. They're the ones that we pass along, that we hope our friends have read so that we can discuss and debate. Love them or hate them, we can't stop talking about them!So we had to find out: What is this year's "It" book?The best part of being book nerds here at Goodreads is that we have the data to answer these sorts of questions!We set a few limitations: To account for the fact that interest statistically skews high in the first couple of months after publication, we only looked at books published between January…
  • Meet Our Updated iOS App!

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    This is a major update to our Goodreads iPhone and iPad app’s design and navigation. The apps are now iOS 8-ready, and feature a beautifully redesigned newsfeed and streamlined navigation to help you discover great books and share your reading with friends.Download the updated app from the iTunes App Store to check out all the new features, and tell us what you think!For our Android-loving members, we promise that we have not forgotten you! The team is working on an update. We know it’s been a long wait, so thank you for your patience. It’s coming! posted by Libby on September, 24
  • 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…
 
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  • Sleep Tight

    Amy Edelman
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    How far would you go to hold on to the people you love?
  • 7 Must-Read Indie Books for Halloween

    IR Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Tis the season for terrible tales and horrible happenings afoot on your pages. From vampires to ghostly legends, here is a little taste of the best long-legged beasties for the avid autumn indie reader.
  • Kracker Flats

    IR Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    A huge hurricane drives a suburban woman and her kids from their protected upper-class community to a world full of rural eccentrics.
  • Diving for Pearls: A Thinking Journey with Hannah Arendt

    IR Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    DIVING FOR PEARLS is, in effect, a dual biography of Kathleen Jones and Hannah Arendt, a journey in which Jones explores Arendt's life and works for insight into her own life and the human condition in general.
  • Waiting for the Voo

    IR Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Buried beneath the outlandish circumstances of world annihilation is a lesson in empowerment.
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  • REVIEW: A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

    Jayne
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her. Bollywood’s favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone…
  • Thursday News: AAP numbers released, Hungary wants to tax the internet, NY court strikes down cyberbullying law, and The Poetry Brothel

    Janet
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Children’s fuels 2014 growth in US – The Association of American Publishers have released their numbers regarding what is and isn’t selling in US publishing. In addition to the boom represented by kid lit, audiobooks are on the rise (26.2%) and hardcovers saw a very minor decrease (0.3%). Ebook revenue is reported to have grown by 7.5% for January through July, as well. Children’s drove a rise across trade publishing in the US generally throughout the period measured. Overall, the entire trade publishing sector was up 4.1% for the first seven months of the year,…
  • Daily Deals: Zombies, charities, fighters, and cavemen

    Jane
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last Hero Standing by Dianna Love. $ .99 From the Jacket Copy: Enjoy 11 emotional stories – 2000 pages filled with all types of heroes, from small town to international action-adventure, who protect those they love and truly earn the title “hero.” Over 360 reviews with a 4.5 star rating!!! PLEASE NOTE: This box set will be available for ONE MONTH ONLY, and all proceeds go directly to the medical fund for box set author Pamela Clare, who is in the midst of her own battle with breast cancer. Everyone who touched this project donated their time and stories. Please help us help her by…
  • REVIEW: Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh

    Janine
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dear Ms. Singh, Readers of your Guild Hunter series were first introduced to the vampire Janvier and guild hunter Ashwini Taj in the novella Angels’ Pawn (2009). Now comes Archangel’s Shadows, the first full-length novel about Ashwini and Janvier. In this book, Janvier and Ashwini are tasked with catching the killer of a girl found in a dumpster, her body dessicated, brittle, and bearing brutal bite marks. It’s unclear who or what could have killed this girl, because although the body is reminiscent of some of the evil Archangel Lijuan’s handiwork, Lijuan was damaged badly enough…
  • REVIEW: The Walls of Troy by L.A.Witt

    Sirius
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just when the pieces begin to add up, danger blows them all apart… MA1 Iskander Ayhan’s orders are simple: stay with Admiral Dalton’s son as a plainclothes bodyguard while the kid attends university classes. So typical—a high-ranking officer abusing Navy resources for unnecessary security. It isn’t long before Iskander realizes there’s more to his assignment than protecting the kid from benign harassment by homophobic classmates. Behind those piercings, eyeliner, and bad attitude, Troy Dalton is scared. Truly, deeply, scared. Troy is indeed hiding something. Iskander is the only…
 
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  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-30-14

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    30 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Unbreakable (Forehead Kisses #1) By Abby Reynolds / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (119 reviews) This is a stand alone novel. It is not a cliffhanger. And it is the first novel in the Forehead Kisses Series. Can there be too many pieces to piece back together? This is a […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-30-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-29-14

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    29 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    The Education of Sebastian (The Education of… Book 1) By Jane Harvey-Berrick / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (135 reviews) A friendship between the lost and lonely Caroline, and the unhappy Sebastian, leads to an illicit love that threatens them both. Caroline Wilson is trapped in a cold and loveless […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-29-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-28-14

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    28 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Divorced, Desperate and Delicious (Divorced and Desperate Book 1) By Christie Craig / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (253 reviews) Ever since photographer Lacy Maguire caught her ex playing Pin the Secretary to the Elevator Wall, she’s been content with her dog Fabio, her three cats, and a vow […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-28-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-27-14

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    27 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    She Belongs to Me: A Southern Romantic-Suspense Novel – Charlotte – Book One By Carmen DeSousa / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (363 reviews) A passionate romantic-suspense novel filled with romance, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-27-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-26-14

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    26 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Deadly Straits (A Tom Dugan Novel) By R.E. McDermott / Genre: Men’s Adventure, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (499 reviews) When marine engineer and very part-time spook Tom Dugan becomes collateral damage in the War on Terror, he’s not about to take it lying down. Falsely implicated in a hijacking, […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 10-26-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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    Kindle Review

  • 119 free kindle books (Wed) – lots of good romance, good mysteries & thrillers, lots of good non-fiction

    switch11
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 4:22 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *** Sense and Sensibility (Illustrated Edition) by Jane Austen. Price: Free.
  • 137 Free Kindle Books – lots of good romance, lots of good non-fiction, good thrillers

    switch11
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 4:33 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day * Risky Brides: A BESTSELLERS’ COLLECTION OF NOVELS AND NOVELLAS (DEAL,…
  • 130 Free Kindle Books – lots of good romance, lots of good Fantasy & Horror, Good Non-Fiction

    switch11
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 4:35 pm, Mon, 27th Oct. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *** Treasure Me (Liberty Series) by Christine Nolfi. Price:…
  • 109 free kindle books (Sun) – good thrillers, good Christian, good nonfiction

    switch11
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 5:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *** Deadly Straits (A Tom Dugan Novel) by R.E. McDermott. Price: Free. Genre:…
  • 117 Free Kindle Books, 50 Kindle Book Deals for Sat – Deals on National Book Award Winners and Finalists and Pulitzer Prize Winners + good solid romance, mysteries & thrillers, non-fiction

    switch11
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kobo Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals, Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free, Deals, Intel for Authors, Money Saving Deals, Money Saving Coupons. Book Covers View, Free Books Search, All Free Books Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search. New Book Releases. Price Drops. All New Free.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult,…
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  • #SelfPrintedSplash: The Qs and As (and the Winners!)

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

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

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

    catherineryanhoward
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing, 3rd Edition is almost here! The Kindle edition goes live this Thursday, October 16th (you can pre-order it here on Amazon.com and here on Amazon.co.uk). Other e-book formats and the paperback will – avoiding any major disasters – be available by the day of the Self-Printed Splash, Friday October 24th. If you want a little e-mail reminder that it’s out, sign up to my laughably sporadic newsletter. It’s been nearly two years since I brought out version 2.0 and a lot has changed. I’ve been addressing…
  • 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…
 
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  • The Story of the Solar System

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Author: George F. Chambers Language: English Published: 1895
  • Rich Man, Poor Man

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Author: Maximilian Foster Language: English Published: 1916
  • Kuninkaan mies

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Historiallinen romaani Author: Walter Scott Language: Finnish Published: 1915
  • The Usurper

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    An Episode in Japanese History Author: Judith Gautier Language: English Published: 1884
  • Oracles from the Poets

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    A Fanciful Diversion for the Drawing Room Author: Caroline Gilman Language: English Published: 1848
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  • UK Copyright Law - more stuff freed & available.

    carpetmojo
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Copyright law has been amended regarding "orphan" works, such that a lot are now free of copyright problems. A kind of arcane area, but of interest to some, especially if those that can, start to be made available digitally. Some look very interesting indeed. Here's the link to the article in today's Independent - hope it works, and is of interest. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...s-9824266.html
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 10/18 - 10/25

    Alexander Turcic
    25 Oct 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 - NewsSimon & Schuster has reached deal with Amazon. Barnes & Noble's latest collaboration with Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1
  • Barnes & Noble's latest collaboration with Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1

    afv011
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Quote: After rolling out the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook earlier this year, Samsung and Barnes & Noble have announced that they're launching a larger variant based on the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4. The hardware on the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 is exactly the same as that as what Samsung offers with the standard Galaxy Tab 4. The difference is in the software, with the tablet eschewing Samsung's TouchWiz skin for Barnes & Noble's Nook software, which is "optimized for reading and entertainment." Link
  • Simon & Schuster has reached deal with Amazon.

    apesmom
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    From Publisher's Weekly. It kinda sounds like the current situation, agency with discounting to a point. Quote: The multi-year agreement moves the e-book discount policy back towards the original agency plan, and will let S&S set the e-book prices while giving Amazon room for some discounting. The deal is believed to keep the amount of money authors earn from the sale of e-books at current levels. I'm sure this isn't going to help Hachette's position.
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  • Review: Unrequited by Truth Devour

    T B Markinson
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    The interwoven complexities of life follow Talia Jacobs across time. In spite of the endless challenges, she leverages remarkable strength of character to pursue clear-sighted goals to achieve her dreams. Talia has been witness to more than just the mystical Seven Wonders of the World. She has swum in open oceans, hiked majestic mountains, chanted ...
  • Review: Wantin by Truth Devour

    T B Markinson
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Fate is relentless in its pursuit of Talia Jacobs. Presented with unimaginable turns of chance, she is drawn into the depths of tragic losses then catapulted to the extraordinary heights of life’s joy. Take the journey with Talia as she undergoes her sexual, social and physical metamorphosis from a vulnerable girl into a mature young ...
  • Review: A Cat Out of Egypt by C. L. Francisco

    T B Markinson
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    C. L. Francisco’s, A Cat Out of Egypt, is an imaginative and thoughtful tale about Jesus’ years in Egypt. The narrator is Miw, also called ‘Daughter of Fire’ by her people. And she’s a cat. This novel is the prequel to The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat (reviewed here by SPR). Miw is an Egyptian ...
  • 28 Free How-To eBooks For Self-Publishers

    Lysa Grant
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Or perhaps you just need some direction, inspiration or technical help with your book? We’ve put together a list of 28 totally free ebooks you can download right now that should help you get going! Writing How To Write Fiction Award winning writer, trained journalist and qualified trainer, Gurmeet ...
  • Review: Ambril’s Tale: Riding the Cursed Shoots by Wendy D. Walter

    T B Markinson
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Wendy D. Walter’s Ambril’s Tale: Riding the Cursed Shoots (Book Two) is a delightful story for readers of all ages. The author’s wry sense of humor, distinctive characters, and charming story weave a spell over the reader creating such a wonderful experience that many won’t want to put the book down until they turn the ...
 
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  • Fire TV Stick: new orders expected to deliver in 2015

    Bufo Calvin
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Fire TV Stick: new orders expected to deliver in 2015 I warned people not to wait! Amazon’s newest piece of hardware, the Fire TV Stick (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) how has an expected delivery date of January 1, 2015 for new orders from Amazon.com. Gee, if  you haven’t gotten your New Year’s Day gift, you can still just make it.  If you need it for an event before that, it doesn’t look like you’ll make it (although there might be a strong secondary market for it, depending on how things go. This is just a quick…
  • November 2014 Kindle book releases

    Bufo Calvin
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    November 2014 Kindle book releases While I don’t generally pre-order Kindle store books myself, I know many of you do. I understand the fun of just having the book show up, but I figure I’ll order when I want it…since I could have it within a minute, usually.… However, it’s worth noting that pre-ordering at a low price will tend to preserve that price. Back when the Agency Model was solidly in place, Amazon couldn’t guarantee that books sold by the publishers using that structure wouldn’t go up in price after you pre-ordered them. It wasn’t likely, it was just…
  • New! Fire TV stick…$19 for Prime members for 2 days only

    Bufo Calvin
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    New! Fire TV stick…$19 for Prime members for 2 days only More on this later, but I think a quick sell out is a real possibility. Fire TV Stick (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) $19 for Prime members for two days (limit two**) otherwise $39. Should be a great holiday gift! Don’t wait! Update: I’m glad I told people not to wait! **They’ve already changed it so that Prime members can only get one on that deal, instead of two…and I do think it could still sell out (although they might get more before the holidays). I ordered my two at…
  • Kindle Scout launches: help pick books to be published

    Bufo Calvin
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Kindle Scout launches: help pick books to be published In this press release Amazon announces the official launch (from the readers’ side) of Kindle Scout You can visit the above site and select the excerpt of a book to read (for free). If you like the book, you can “nominate” it for publication. Each book has thirty days of opportunity. Amazon will then select books for the e-tailer (although they are much more than that now) to publish…guided by, but not bound by, the nominations. If a book you nominated is selected, you’ll get it for free after it is…
  • Halloween non-fiction

    Bufo Calvin
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Halloween non-fiction Let me address one question first: should you let children read books which purport to be true stories about the supernatural? I’m sure it won’t surprise my regular readers if I give a resounding yes. Obviously, if you “believe” in ghosts, it makes sense for your child to read books about them. What if you believe that ghosts don’t exist? My feeling would be that it’s even more important for your child to read books that present the opposition opinion. You want your kid (if they are interested) to read them with your…
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  • The Pros and Cons of Free vs. Paid Press Release Distribution Services

    Joan Stewart
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Joan Stewart You’ve written a press release about your business, or your new digital product, or an event you’re hosting, and you want the widest exposure possible. You have a big decision to make. Paid services like PRNewswire and PRWeb offer tiered pricing, depending on how widely they distribute the release. If you buy the best package, it can cost you several hundred dollars, even if you write the release yourself. But those free press release services are just too tempting. How do you know whether you should pay or use a free service? Why Press Releases Are Still Important…
  • How To Get Your Book Into Costco (and other specialty stores)

    Penny Sansevieri
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Penny Sansevieri Authors ask me all the time: How can I get my book into Costco? To tell you the truth, it’s really not that complicated. But let’s look at the different ways that Costco stocks product: Nationally In order to be considered for national in-store distribution, you need to pass several (many) checks and your book needs to go to their book buyer who is super particular about what she buys for the stores. Understandably. Product needs to move fast in Costco which is why you may see something one week but not the next. Books that are given national distribution meet a…
  • 6 Steps To Become An Authorpreneur

    Justine Schofield
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Justine Schofield Authorpreneurship is a totally made up word that makes so much sense. With the rise of independent and digital publishing and the shift of the marketplace to online, authors are now expected to not only write, but also sell books. As a result, authors now need to adapt the skillful and savvy ways of an entrepreneur because, in reality, they need to build their book as they would a business. Sounds like a lot, I know,  but here are 6 steps to becoming a skilled authorpreneur. Your books (current and future) will appreciate this! 1. Determine your brand What is your book…
  • How To Organize Your Non-fiction Book

    Nina Amir
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    by Nina Amir Organization can prove a challenging task for creative people whose desks often tend to be a jumble of papers, sticky notes and books and whose filing cabinets  contain more random acts of filing than anything else. (Their computer files are often just as disorganized.) I know I have this problem. When I settle down to write a non-fiction book, however, I have to force myself to get organized. This is especially true if I want to do it quickly, like when I have a deadline or I take on a challenge such as National Nonfiction Writing Month, also known as the Write Nonfiction in…
  • How to Leap into Writing and Publishing Your Next Book

    Frances Caballo
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    by Frances Caballo Whenever I publish a new book, my husband and friends are always impressed. My colleagues? Not so much. While friends may wonder how I chose a topic and researched it, organized my time, and acquired the skills to write it, my colleagues know the Big Secret. What’s the Big Secret? Here’s your answer: Writing and publishing a book is a lot of work. Period. You spend hours in isolation pounding the keyboard. In addition, you must fight temptations to sneak onto the Internet, pour yourself a glass of wine, or take the dog for a walk. I know because every time I sit down to…
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  • Say “Yes” to Yes Please

    Melissa Marin
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “Before we begin, I want to let you know that I’m broadcasting from my own personal audio booth that I built at the base of Mount Rushmore 15 years ago. And I built it before I had even written one word and here I am now, reading my book to you. What a country.” – Amy Poehler, Yes Please Amy Poehler is well-known for her starring role as Leslie Knope on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” her years on “Saturday Night Live” and films like “Baby Mama” (and well-known in my heart as my imaginary best friend). In addition to her…
  • Anatomy of a Misfit read-alikes

    Michelle Ross
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you loved the Big Library Read pick Anatomy of a Misfit as much as we did at OverDrive, it will be hard to move on. To make it easier on you, our staff librarians have curated a list of read-alikes. Check out the list highlights below. If you’re looking for other Andrea Portes titles, try: Andrea Portes – Hick Unbridled Books Hick is Portes’ debut novel. It is a coming-of-age tale about 13-year-old Luli, who has had enough of small-town life and hits the road to Las Vegas. The film adaptation (from Phase 4 Films (USA), LLC) starring Blake Lively and Chole Mertz is also…
  • Use a survey to (en)gage your students

    Beau Livengood
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Putting out a survey to your students is a great way to find out if they’ve used your digital library, but also a way to figure out how and why/why not. Lisa Guess at Smithville Middle School (MO) created a survey for her students and learned a lot more than just “Yes, I have read an eBook” or “No, I haven’t.” Asking the right questions is vital, and she sought to get answers for the following: “If you haven’t read an eBook, please explain why.” You can give a list of options or leave open-ended, but you might be surprised at some of the answers you get. The responses can…
  • Weekly eHighlights: Video edition

    Michelle Ross
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
      Hundreds of new streaming video titles have been added to our catalog in the past month. You can now expect to see lots of titles from BBC Active and some classic TV favorites, not to mention we’ve also got some more star-studded feature films. This post will highlight a few of the stellar selection. If you’d like to see all of our newest titles, click the Marketplace link. Click here to view featured titles and more in Marketplace. Feature Films Around the Block Cinedigm Entertainment Corp. – Drama Christina Ricci stars as an American teacher who takes a troubled…
  • Big Library Read: Chat with Andrea Portes

    Adam Sockel
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    On Monday, I had the opportunity to speak with our Big Library Read author, Andrea Portes. We chatted about Anatomy of a Misfit, where her motivation comes from, her writing habits and much more. She also shared her favorite memories about her libraries growing up and offered advice to aspiring writers. We started with a question that readers around the world (and around our office!) kept asking: Is Anatomy of a Misfit autobiographical? Andrea wanted everyone to know that yes, this is the story of her high school experience. I won’t give away any spoilers, in case you haven’t made…
 
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  • Kindle Voyage and New $79 Kindle Don’t Support Active Content (Games and Apps)

    Nathan
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    I’ve got some bad news for those of you that use Kindle Active Content, the games and apps designed specially for E Ink Kindle ebook readers. Amazon has decided to drop support for Kindle Active Content on newer Kindle models. In fact neither the Kindle Voyage or the new touchscreen Kindle support Active Content at […]
  • Kindle Voyage Covers and Cases List

    Nathan
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    After nearly one week of using the Kindle Voyage, I’ve come to the conclusion that a cover is pretty much required to get the best out of the PagePress sensors. And of course the whole providing protection thing… I mentioned in my Kindle Voyage first impressions review that I had a hard time holding the […]
  • Kindle Voyage vs Kobo Aura H2O Comparison Review (+Video)

    Nathan
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    The Kindle Voyage and Kobo Aura H2O have set themselves up as the best two new ebook readers released this year, and a lot people have been asking how they compare, which is better and what to get. Both ereaders share a number of similarities as far as software features are concerned, and each offers […]
  • New Cybook Muse and Cybook Ocean Get Released in November

    Nathan
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Bookeen, a French ebook reader company that has been making ereaders since 2003, announced a new lineup of devices for 2014 last week, with pre-orders starting in early November and shipments proceeding in mid-to-late November. The new devices include a 6-inch Cybook Muse, available with and without a frontlight, and the better-late-than-never Cybook Ocean, an […]
  • PocketBook InkPad 840 Finally Released, an 8-inch E Ink eReader

    Nathan
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Earlier this year PocketBook announced a new lineup of ereaders, with the 8-inch PocketBook InkPad 840 among them. It was supposed to be released back in July, but there were some unexpected delays and it’s just now getting released. PocketBook has been making ebook readers for many years now, but they are pretty much never […]
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  • 130 Mistakes Students do (Oh, Sorry!) Make (by Andrew D. Miles)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Mistakes and students go together. Otherwise, pupils would be teachers. English – a language of few infallible rules – is fertile land for blunders and I have been listening to and committing them for years. One day I started to keep a list of the most common slips and ended up with around three hundred. After eliminating the least frequent I listed the remainder, which you’ll find below. Even though I have strived to include the most common errors this list is – as many others – arbitrary. I therefore apologise to those faults who feel their prevalence makes them belong here and to…
  • Matrices and Transformations (Dover Books on Mathematics) (by Anthony J. Pettofrezzo)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    This text stresses the use of matrices in study of transformations of the plane. Familiarizes reader with role of matrices in abstract algebraic systems and illustrates its effective use as mathematical tool in geometry. Includes proofs of most theorems. Answers to odd-numbered exercises. Read more...
  • Elementary Matrix Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics) (by Howard Eves)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    Concrete treatment of fundamental concepts and operations, equivalence, determinants, matrices with polynomial elements, and similarity and congruence. Each chapter has many excellent problems and optional related information. No previous course in abstract algebra required. Read more...
  • The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty [Audiobook] (by Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream. The discovery of the quantum - the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities - planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular imagination. Quantum imagery and language now bombard us like an endless stream of photons. Phrases such as multiverse, quantum leap, alternate universe, the uncertainty principle, and Schrodinger's cat get reinvented continually in cartoons and movies, coffee mugs and T-shirts, and fiction and philosophy -…
  • One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future [Audiobook] (by Ben Carson, Candy Carson)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Dear Listener, In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great. Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation?s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now. Our growing debt and deteriorating morals have driven us far from the founders' intent. We've made very little progress in basic education. Obamacare threatens our…
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  • SharePoint 2013 App Model Succinctly

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

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

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

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

    Admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Information Systems for Business and Beyond, written by David T. Bourgeois, introduces the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world. It is written as an introductory text, meant for those with little or no experience with computers or information systems. Description Topics included: What […]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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  • C++ Multithreading Cookbook

    WOW!
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 422 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (August 1, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1783289791 ISBN-13: 978-1783289790 eBook Description: C++ Multithreading Cookbook Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804)

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    29 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    eBook Details: Hardcover: 888 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1st edition (October 24, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0071772006 ISBN-13: 978-0071772006 eBook Description: OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804) (Certification Press) Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • OCP: Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-063

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    29 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 768 pages Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (August 25, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1118644077 ISBN-13: 978-1118644072 eBook Description: OCP: Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-063 Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • OCA: Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate Study Guide: Exams 1Z0-061 and 1Z0-062

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    29 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 1224 pages Publisher: Sybex; 1st edition (May 12, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 111864395X ISBN-13: 978-1118643952 eBook Description: OCA: Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate Study Guide: Exams 1Z0-061 and 1Z0-062 Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550

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    29 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 888 pages Publisher: Sybex; 2nd edition (April 21, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1118658442 ISBN-13: 978-1118658444 eBook Description: VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550 Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
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  • Interview with The Little Blue Dog Author Karen Roberts (Part 2)

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

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

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

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

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

    Meg Neal
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Still don't have an e-reader? I can respect that. Physical books just feel better. Print is sacred. I'm with you—or at least I was, until our reviews editor thrust a Kindle in my hand and made me use it.Read more...
  • Kindle Voyage Review: The Best E-Reader Lots of Money Can Buy

    Brian Barrett
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    For the last week, I've been reading off of a Kindle e-reader that somehow costs twice as much as a brand new Kindle Fire HD tablet. What a world! And while I still don't know if the Kindle Voyage is worth $200 (or $290 for the 3G model) I do know that it's the best e-reader ever built.Read more...
  • Amazon Fire HD 6 Review: The Penny Pinching Tablet Buyer's Dream

    Adam Clark Estes
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Recently, Amazon made some quiet updates to the Kindle line, including two tiny HD tablets. There's no need to whisper about the Amazon Fire HD 6, though. This colorful little marvel is damned impressive. And at just $100, it's confusingly cheap. Yell it from a mountaintop! Read more...
  • Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

    Ashley Feinberg
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag—$240, specifically. The new, waterproof $180 Kobo Aura H2O, though, promises to deliver on all those points for a fraction of the cost. Read more...
  • 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...
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  • Amazon Introduces Fire TV Stick – $20 Off for Prime Members Today and Tomorrow

    Len Edgerly
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Amazon this morning introduced a competitor to the Chromecast media-streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. It’s called Fire TV Stick, and if you are an Amazon Prime member you can buy it for $20 off today and tomorrow only–for $19 instead of $39 for non-Prime members. Fire TV stick will ship November 19. Fire TV stick has four times the storage and two times the memory of Chromecast, Amazon says. Click here for the full press release. It comes with a remote control, and you can use your phone as a remote with the free mobile app that includes voice…
  • TKC 325 Donald Katz

    Len Edgerly
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Founder and CEO of Audible, Inc. Interview starts at 8:05 I think we’ve done a lot to change the quality of the performances, and  the perception of the performances in the entertainment, and the learning and the retention values and everything that causes people to want to read. Show Notes and Links: News “Amazon Closes Muliti-Year Deal With Simon & Schuster, The Other Big Five Publisher It Was in E-Book Pricing Negotiations with” by Julian D’Onfro at Business Insider – October 20, 2014 “Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions for Other Publishers” by…
  • Trying the new Kindle Voyage glass screen in direct sunlight…

    Len Edgerly
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    During our recent stay in Ocean Park, Maine, I took a review copy of the Kindle Voyage out to the beach on a sunny day to see if the micro-etched glass screen is as readable in sunlight as the plastic Kindle screens of yore. For the test, I put a Paperwhite and the Voyage side by side on a beach chair. You’ll see the result in this video. If you are happy with your Paperwhite and have a slightly less obsessive love of new gadgets than I do, I can’t think of a reason to upgrade to the Voyage. It’s a sweet eReader, for sure. The improvement in readability because of the higher…
  • Fire HD 6 + Kindle (basic, Paperwhite or Voyage) = Reader’s Delight

    Len Edgerly
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    After using a Fire HD 6 for a week or so, I have decided it’s the perfect reading complement to my E Ink Kindle, currently a Paperwhite but next I’m switching to the Voyage. Sometimes I prefer the sepia color of the Fire’s Kindle view, as well as the faster access to links or looking up information related to the book I’m reading. I also enjoy listening to the Classical for Reading playlist at Prime Music, while I’m reading a book on the Fire HD. You can’t do that with any E Ink Kindle in the current lineup, because they don’t have audio capability.
  • TKC 324 Peter Heller

    Len Edgerly
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Author of The Dog Stars and The Painter Interview starts at 13:42 Nobody, not even artists, understood art. What speed has to do with it. How much work it takes, year after year, building the skills, the trust in the process, more work probably than any Olympic athlete ever puts in because it is twenty-four hours a day, even in dreams, and then when the skills and the trust are in place, the best work usually takes the least effort. Usually. It comes fast, it comes without thought, it comes like a horse running over you at night.  (From The Painter) Show Notes and Links: News Kindle…
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  • Find Me I’m Yours

    Lynne
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
      Here’s the latest in the digital age of books: the CLICK LIT® novel. Find Me I’m Yours (RosettaBooks eBook; November 3, 2014; $6.99) is an ever-expanding, multi-platform creation that invites you to, “Join One Girl’s Hunt for Love in a Transmedia World.”  Find Me I’m Yours was written by award-winning author Hillary Carlip (who has appeared on Ellen and Oprah) and co-created, directed, and produced by Golden Globe-winner Maxine Lapiduss (Roseanne, Ellen, Dharma & Greg,…
  • New Luke Temple thriller: Chasing The Dawn

    Lynne
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
      Chasing The Dawn is the brand new powerhouse Luke Temple thriller following on from his Amazon best seller The Shadow of Medea; Flynn delivers his trademark action and twists in equal force, leading to a masterful conclusion that will leave you reeling. Teramo, Italy; A world renown physicist goes missing from the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. He is responsible for heading up a cutting edge experiment known as OPERA, a joint venture with CERN that is shrouded in mystery. The authorities are met with nothing but silence. Luke Temple does not officially exist, he works for a…
  • What Every Woman Should Know Trailer Release & Book Tour

    Lynne
    6 Apr 2013 | 6:00 pm
       Presenting the Trailer Release of What Every Woman Should Know by Jori Sams: Purchase the book by visiting: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways, and more! Find the next stop of the book tour here: Meet Jori Sams, author of What Every Woman Should Know.
  • Unspent Time Winners

    Lynne
    5 Jun 2012 | 12:37 pm
    “I’m very polite by nature, even the voices in my head let each other finish their sentences.” Graham Parke, Unspent Time I’d originally planned to have a monkey draw two random numbers out of a hat (then use the inverse hexadecimal value – because you cannot trust monkeys, not at the prices I’m willing to pay) but apparently there are laws against monkey labor. There are permits involved. It’s a whole thing. So instead I asked a friend to think of two random numbers while dressed in a monkey suit, without telling him what the numbers were for. This…
  • Unspent Time Launch Party

    Lynne
    18 May 2012 | 9:37 am
    Unspent Time Launch Party Get free books and win a Kindle Fire or a Kindle Touch Warning: reading this novel may make you more attractive and elevate your random luck by about 9.332%* (* These statements have not been evaluated by any person of consequence!) From the award winning author of ‘No Hope for Gomez!’ comes a collection of impossible tales. Permeating the cracks between the past and the present is the realm of Unspent Time; time that was allotted but never spent. This is where we find the stories that could have been true. Read how to enter below. Excerpt Sunday brunch; the…
 
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  • Allirea’s Realm, Coffee and Conversation with R.G. Cordiner

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
      I am happy sticking within the middle grade / kids area – but within that I am trying to branch out and do a variety of genres R. G. Cordiner – 30 October 2014 What a pleasant time I had interviewing the author that disposed of one of my very close friends in Bug Island.  If you enjoy reading to your children, please check out Robert’s books, they are fun and well written.  Actually, even if you don’t have children, they are still fun to read.  Out of this entire interview, this will be the most important question.  Are you a coffee drinker? Definitely – it is…
  • IndieView with Anonymous-9, author of Bite Harder

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
      A better question would be: Were there any parts of the book where you did NOT struggle? Anonymous-9 – 26 October 2014 The Back Flap Some say he’s a serial killer. Others, a vigilante doing what police can’t or won’t do. What’s certain is that Dean Drayhart, a paraplegic, will soon sit on death row for killing hit-and-run drivers in Los Angeles. But not if the Mexican Mafia gets hold of him first. Somewhere, Dean’s trained companion monkey Sid and girlfriend Cinda are outrunning the law in a fast ’98 Trans Am. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s…
  • IndieView with Jayra Almanzor, author of Stygian Rift

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
      I started writing my novel when I was Grade 8 in the year 2012. Jayra Almanzor – 23 October 2014 The Back Flap What would you do if you woke up in hell and couldn’t remember a thing? Set in a dystopian society about 150 years from the 21st century… Suddenly rousing in a place completely different from his world, seventeen-year-old Robert is greeted with accusations, bullying, and fear from the teenagers around him. Life isn’t easy in the new place, especially if it’s the direct opposite of how and where he was raised. However, there’s something more about the place that…
  • #Free for your #Kindle, 10/20/2014

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The author of each of these books has indicated their intent to schedule these books for a free day for the Kindle versions today on Amazon. Sometimes plans change or mistakes happen, so be sure to verify the price before hitting that “buy me” button.   Hot Gossip by Susanne O’Leary Amazon US Amazon UK A Reason to Live by Matthew Iden Amazon US Amazon UK Authors interested in having their free book featured either here on Monday or a sister site on Thursday, visit this page for details.
  • IndieView with Amy Flint, author of Shadows in the Mist

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
      My Porter Biggleswade series is aimed at both believers and sceptics of the paranormal. While the lead character has the ability to see ghosts, she is sceptical of the fact.  Amy Flint 19 October, 2014 The Back Flap Nicknamed ‘the Shadow Reader’ for her ability to see ghosts, Dr Porter Biggleswade is a straight-talking paranormal investigator. While Porter’s work takes her to the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth, ghostly feuds are the least of her worries. A woman haunted by her living mother; a farmer plagued by spectral ewes; and a developer desperate to evict his mediaeval…
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  • Blog Tour: The Tudor Vendetta by C.W. Gortner

    drey
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Tudor Vendetta by C.W. Gortner Series: Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles #3 ISBN: 9780312658588 Published by Macmillan on 2014-10-21 Format: Paperback Pages: 290 Source: Publisher Genres: Historical Fiction London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth’s intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and arch-rival, Robert Dudley. A poison attempt on Elizabeth soon overshadows her coronation, but before Brendan can investigate, Elizabeth…
  • Blog Tour: Made for You by Lauren Layne

    drey
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Made for You by Lauren Layne Series: Best Mistake #2 ISBN: 9781455546091 Published by Grand Central Publishing on 2014-10-28 Format: eARC Pages: 219 Source: Publisher Genres: Contemporary Romance Three years ago, Brynn Dalton made a rare error in judgment and had a one-night stand with the one man she swore would never get into her designer panties. Will Thatcher was exactly the type of sexy playboy that good girls like Brynn stayed away from. And when Will moved across the country just days after their fling, Brynn vowed to put him behind her, even as the memories haunt her. Now Will…
  • Review: One in a Million by Jill Shalvis

    drey
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    One in a Million by Jill Shalvis Series: Lucky Harbor #12 ISBN: 9781455529544 Published by Grand Central Publishing on 2014-10-28 Format: eBook Pages: 229 Source: Purchased Genres: Contemporary Romance As the brains behind wedding site TyingTheKnot.com, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why…
  • Guest Post & Review: Traci L. Slatton on Setting BROKEN in Paris

    drey
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Broken by Traci L. Slatton ISBN: 9780986061158 Published by Parvati Press on 2014-09-15 Format: Paperback Pages: 219 Source: Author Genres: Historical Romance Power is pornographic Can love sustain light when the forces of evil close in? Paris, 1939-1942. A fallen angel is trapped in the web of German occupation. The deadly noose of Nazi control grows ever tighter, ensnaring her and two of her lovers, a bullfighter and a musician working in the fledgling Resistance. Can she save them and the Jewish widow and her child that she has come to love, or will betrayal take them all? IndieBound •…
  • TLC Book Tour: 104. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran…

    drey
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today’s tour is for a story about a girl who makes all the wrong choices, trying to find herself… About Caitlin Moran: Caitlin Moran was named the Columnist of the Year by the British Press Awards in 2010, and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011 for her work at the Times of London. Her debut book, How to Be a Woman, won the 2011 Galaxy Book of the Year Award and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Connect with Caitlin through her website www.caitlinmoran.co.uk, or follow her on Twitter. About How to Build a Girl: What do you do in your teenage years when you realize…
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  • 22 authors collaborate to write book on how serving through AmeriCorps changes lives

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

    keithogorek
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    This past weekend I gave the evening keynote at the West Coast Writer’s Conference Indie Publishing Conference.  I always enjoy those times, because along with meeting many aspiring authors and sharing the 4 Paths to Publishing with them, I also have opportunity to learn myself. At lunch on Saturday, Bill Van Orsdel from Bookfuel, gave a really insightful presentation on book marketing.  Inspired by his talk, I wanted to share some simple things you can do to build awareness for your book before and after your title goes live. Communicate your milestones–It sounds simple, but…
  • Every author has to overcome obstacles to get published, but maybe none as challenging as what Kent Bell faces everyday.

    keithogorek
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    When Kent Bell came into this world on Valentine’s Day in 1965, he was born without arms or legs and was not expected to live till the next day. But like most everything in his life, Kent defied the odds and is now, forty-nine years old.  His most recent accomplishment is becoming a published author. In his book, Look Ma, No Hands, No Legs Either, he narrates his life story, beginning with being born without arms or legs. Through his  inspiring work, Bell tells what it’s like living and thriving with a disability. From his birth, to moving regularly with his military family, to…
  • Science says reading print books provides a number of pretty interesting benefits

    keithogorek
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Recently, someone forwarded me a link to an article, titled Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books, on a site called Mic.com, which I had seen before. In this fascinating  article, Rachel Grate cites a number of recent studies that report the benefits of reading a paper book that e-readers don’t provide. She draws from a number of different studies that all seem to point to the same conclusion. Reading paper books help us in ways we may not have been aware. I tried to find a way to summarize her work and just hit the highlights, but I found that task difficult. Her content…
  • My 2nd most popular post: The 7 key elements of a great book cover

    keithogorek
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    One of the great things about analytics on a blog is they tell you what people are reading most and what search terms they use to find your blog.  My post popular blog post by far is The 5 Essential Elements of Every Good Story. However, the second most popular post is the one I am reposting below, The 7 key elements of a great book cover. Hopefully you will find this helpful and you don’t even have to search for it. Along with an eye-catching design, this cover employs a great subhead to help the reader know the benefit of reading this book. The 7 key elements of a great book cover Do…
 
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  • Book Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Read 10/23/144 Stars - Strongly Recommended for the campy fun of itPages: 216Publisher: TouchstoneReleased: originally published in 1955The other night, I was standing in front of my bookshelves looking for a quick read to curl up with. Something seasonally appropriate that wouldn't mush my brain or try my patience too much. And that's when I saw the yellow and white spine of Invasion of the Body Snatchers staring out at me. To be honest, I'd forgotten that I even had this book. But suddenly, it was the only thing I wanted to read. So, I immediately pulled it off the shelf and started…
  • Review: Thanksgiving For Werewolves and Other Monstrous Tales

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Read 10/13/14 - 10/16/143 Stars - Recommended to fans of light monster fiction, more for the fun of it than the fur and teeth of itPages: 156Publisher: Tiny Toe PressReleasing: UnknownAs I review this, there is a part of me that thinks I should hold off and post it closer to Thanksgiving. (Much like when Giano Cromley and I decided to host the Author/Reader Discussion for his novel The Last Good Halloween in October, as close to the holiday as we could get. Makes sense, right?) But seeing as how ML Kennedy's forthcoming Thanksgiving for Werewolves deals more so with monsters or monstrous…
  • Scott Navicky Recommends In the Kettle, The Shriek

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    And so we continue our Writers Recommend - a new series where we'll be asking writers to, well, you know.. recommend things. Like the books that they've enjoyed. To you. Because who doesn't like being recommended new and interesting books, right?! Think of it as a PSA. Only it's more like a LSA -Literary Service Announcement. Your welcome. Scott Navicky Recommends In The Kettle, The Shriek by Hannah StephensonI’m not very smart. Experience has taught me that it’s best to just be upfront about this. Yes, at first glance, I may appear to possess a good vocabulary, but…
  • Audio Series: Don Mitchell

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. This feature requires more time and patience of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.Today, Don Mitchell reads an excerpt from his novel A Red Woman Was Crying. Don is an ecological anthropologist, writer, and photographer, who grew up in Hilo, on the island of Hawai’i. He…
  • Review: Winterswim

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Read 9/30/14 - 10/7/144 Stars - Strongly Recommended to those who desire their indie lit dark and mysteriousPages: 138Publisher: Civil Coping MechanismsReleasing: December 2014Ryan W Bradley's arrestingly designed upcoming novel Winterswim shocks the system in much the same way that being immersed under freezing cold waves would. Gasping and sputtering, his sparse language pulls you under from the very first page:"There were a few inches of snow on the ground and more falling. The pastor walked to the edge of the lake cautiously, dragging the girl, naked but for a pair of white…
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  • More ENT Deals for 10-30-14

    Brooklyn
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Add more books to your library with this assortment of 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Rouge by Leigh Talbert Moore Rating: 4.3 Stars Genre: Romantic Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Rouge – Nook Rouge – Apple iBooks Rouge – Kobo “A steamy page-turner with a love triangle, with sequins and feathers–oh, and deceit, blood, and poison.”…
  • More Ereader Deals for 10-30-14

    Brooklyn
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Take a break and check out this assortment of 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue by Barbara O’Neal Rating: 4.3 Stars Genre: Womens Fiction Price: $1.99 Save $4.00 Make sure price is still $1.99 before clicking “Buy”. The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue – Nook The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue – Apple iBooks The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue – Kobo “Her prose is rich and…
  • Book Of The Day – Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set

    Ron
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Today’s Book of the Day is a Mystery box set by NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank and it’s 90% off for a limited time. Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $9! “My bed time came later and later as I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next!” Maxine – Amazon Reviewer Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set by Denise Grover Swank Rating: 4.6 Stars Genre: Mystery Price: $0.99 save $9   Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set – Nook Rose Gardner Mystery Box Set – Kobo NY Times and…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 10-30-14

    Brooklyn
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Good morning, ENT readers! Here’s a selection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books for you to enjoy. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Dirty Trick by Christine Bell Rating: 4.2 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $2.80 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Dirty Trick – Nook Dirty Trick – Apple iBooks Dirty Trick – Google Play Dirty Trick – Kobo “This was a book I enjoyed reading, had trouble…
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 10-29-14

    Brooklyn
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Wind down this evening with a book from this collection of 3 bargains and 2 freebies. 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 Deadly Coast by R.E. McDermott Rating: 4.6 Stars Genre: Action and Adventure Price: $0.99 Save $4.96 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “…Mr. McDermott writes an authentic nautical thriller. The thrills never stop.” -Captain PDK, Amazon – 5 stars Dugan thought somali pirates were bad news. Then it…
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  • Book Promo Feature – Lake of my Heart by Temba Magorimbo

    Indiebookpromo
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Temba Magorimbo to the blog today. He’s the author of several book and will be sharing about Lake of my Heart. If this  book sounds  like something you would be interested in, find buy links below and pick up a copy or two! Naomi is slightly shorter than Thomas with a broad smile and dimples when the mood is upon her. Thomas on his part is taller and broader with a good sense of humour. He used to like her laughter especially when she threw her head up exposing her tender neck. She loved his dance, his jokes and his behaviour when he was walking…
  • Book Promo Feature – The Men From Missouri by Van Holt

    Indiebookpromo
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to share about Van Holt’s latest book, The Men From Missouri. 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! What some reviewers have to say about Van Holt’s writing: “Step aside Louis L’Amour, another great Western writer is here…”  –Heather “I had a feeling that Van Holt…might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation.”  –Stern0 “Van Holt wants to be LOUIS…
  • Interview with Lance Erlick, author of The Rebel Trap

    Indiebookpromo
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Lance Erlick to the blog. He’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about his book, The Rebel Trap. 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 – Tell us about your new release? Lance - The Rebel Trap was written as a standalone story, but also follows sixteen-year-old Annabelle Scott’s adventures from The Rebel Within. Despite being a Mech Warrior recruit, she rebels against her post-Second Civil War society by not only refusing to…
  • Interview with Jack Conner, author of War of the Black Tower Part Two

    Indiebookpromo
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Jack Conner to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, The War of the Black Tower, Part Two. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.  IBP –  How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb?   Jack - Epic, dark and fast-paced, “War of the Black Tower” is a fantasy adventure trilogy for grown-ups.   IBP – Tell me a little about yourself   Jack – I’m a native of Austin, Texas, but I’ve…
  • Guest Post – Why Did I Write My Book Winds of Skilak by Bonnie Rose Ward

    Indiebookpromo
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Bonnie Rose Ward to the blog. Bonnie is sharing her thoughts on writing her book as well as sharing about the book, itself. 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. Why did I write my book Winds of Skilak? During our very first night on Caribou Island, shivering as we pitched our pup tent in the cold and rain, the thought crossed my mind, “Who does this?” We drank straight from the huge glacier-fed lake we lived on. We didn’t filter or boil our water, and I…
 
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  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] The Exorcist – Save 75%

    Pixel of Ink
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty Genre: Horror Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Thursday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    For even more of the best eBook deals, be sure to check Pixel of Ink every day! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance Skinny Dipping by Alicia M Kaye Still free? Click Here to find out! Sophie drowned as a child. She died for three minutes. Her childhood trauma is real. Yet Sophie Smart, hot-shot advertising executive, isn’t a child anymore. Now Sophie’s most important client, handsome Matthew Silver, is insisting she learn how to swim. She can’t blame him really…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Wednesday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Take a peek at these Kindle Book Freebies & Deals tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Advice & How-to, Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Romance, Thriller Desecration (London Psychic Book 1) by J.F. Penn Still free? Click Here to find out! Death isn’t always the end. When the body of a young heiress is found within the Royal College of Surgeons, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke is assigned to the case. An antique ivory figurine found beside the body is the only lead and she enlists Blake Daniel, a reluctant psychic, to…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Circle in the Sand – Just 99c!

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Circle in the Sand by Lia Fairchild Genre: Contemporary Fiction Four Friends. Four Different Paths. One Unwavering Friendship. Four life-long friends bound by two decades of laughter, love, promises, and secrets. Once inseparable, the four grow into independent adults pursuing very different paths. Sage, raised by career-driven parents, follows a carefully laid out future of success that leaves her wondering what she’s missed out on. Emily, the college drop-out, now has three children that have become her whole life. She’s slowly lost herself, subconsciously seeking dangerous ways…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Wednesday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    For even more of the best eBook deals, be sure to check Pixel of Ink every day! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction Unleashed by Emily Kimelman Still free? Click Here to find out! Joy Humbolt does not like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller’s dog-walking business on Manhattan’s exclusive upper east side, it seems like the perfect fit: Posh environment, minimal contact with…
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  • Lights Out for Enhanced Ebooks?

    Rich Bellis
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some say the prospects for enhanced ebooks went dark a long time ago–or never existed in the first place. Now, the news that Atavist Books is shutting its doors leads one author to revisit those claims. While interactive digital content remains costly to produce and the audience for it limited relative to standard reflowable ebooks, there’s some indication that both those barriers are diminishing. And even if they never disappear entirely, there may be ways for authors and publishers to continue innovating without putting all their eggs in the enhanced ebook basket. Here’s why doing…
  • Does the Closure of Atavist Books Signal the End of Enhanced Ebooks?

    J.J. Gadd
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Was last week’s announcement of the closure of multi-platform book publisher Atavist Books the beginning of the final death knell for enhanced books? Hardly. This is a death rattle that’s apparently been dragging out for twenty years. At least that’s if you believe, as I do, that the enhanced ebook finds its roots in the wonderfully experimental (but famously short-lived) hypertext fiction of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Hypertext Fiction: A Brief Tangent Interactive and hypertext fiction was so short-lived for several reasons, the key one being that the technology changed…
  • Young Adult Still Driving Trade Growth

    Rich Bellis
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Young adult and children’s titles are still the biggest propellers of the modest growth U.S. trade publishers have seen this year, according to recent figures on June and July sales from the Association of American Publishers. That category has grown each month this year through July, relative to each such period in 2013. Even adult trade sales, which were down each month from March through June, reversed course in July and grew by 3.7%. Still, it comes as little surprise that young adult hits like The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent and If I Stay are continuing to drive growth, both in…
  • Self-Published Titles Rally on Ebook Best-Seller List

    Rich Bellis
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Recent weeks saw the brief ascent of higher-priced titles from traditional publishers on the Ebook Best-Seller List, a phenomenon that reversed course last week and is replaced this one by the resurgence of less expensive, self-published titles. Penelope Ward’s self-published Stepbrother Dearest remains squarely within the top ten, jumping two places into the No. 4 position this week. And Deborah Bladon, also a self-published author, lands not one but three titles on this week’s list–each of them a bargain for readers at just $0.99. Altogether, there are six…
  • Kobo Adds Marvel Digital Comics

    Rich Bellis
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A new partnership brings more than 250 of Marvel’s digital comics to Kobo’s catalog. Many of those titles are tied to popular franchises with established fan bases, like The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, so the move probably doesn’t herald a seismic shift in the outlook for fixed-layout and illustrated ebooks. Still, it’s a modest vote of confidence in the format on Kobo’s part, not to mention an expanded play in a field dominated by ComiXology, which was acquired by Amazon earlier this year. More. Related: Kobo’s Director of Merchandising Nathan Maharaj to Speak at DBW15…
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  • Audible Attains Thousands of New Comedy Audiobooks

    Michael Kozlowski
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Amazon has just signed a deal to purchase Comedy service Rooftop Media. The ten person company will be joining Audible in an effort to boost the catalog with new content. Audible founder and Chief Executive Donald Katz said in a statement on Monday the company had been attracted by Rooftop’s content as well as its pool of comic talent. Rooftop does something very unique in the recording industry. They setup shop in comedy clubs all over the US and record the sets of established names and up and coming talent.  They attain the full licenses and own the digital rights to thousands of…
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs Kindle Voyage

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:59 pm
    The Kindle Voyage builds upon the software and design principles of the Paperwhite line of e-readers. Today, we evaluate if it makes enough sense to upgrade from the second generation Kindle Paperwhite over to the Voyage. The Voyage has superior resolution and DPI compared to the Kindle Paperwhite, but how does this play out in real world conditions? We show off the eBook and PDF experience to give you a sense on how the same content looks, side by side. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs Kindle Voyage is a post from: Good e-Reader
  • The Longest Journey Finds Its Way to iOS

    Jillian Koskie
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    If you like games that are equal parts book, movie, and game… The Longest Journey is something to be excited about. Described as being an interactive and beautifully created universe, The Longest Journey is told from the perspective of a young art student named April Ryan who possesses the power to pass between worlds (like others are able to pass between being awake and asleep). Feel free to get yourself addicted to this franchise. Developed by Ragnar Tornquist and his team at development house, Red Thread Games, The Longest Journey: Dreamfall Chapters sequel was recently brought to…
  • Deep Loot Brings Old-School Gaming Charm to Android

    Jillian Koskie
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    The developers of Deep Loot describe the game as being about “swimming, digging and fighting your way through an infinitely explorable ocean to discover lost ruins, plunder hidden treasures and earn some chunky paychecks!” In reality, for those of us who used to spend their quarters in old-school arcades, Deep Loot is a trip down memory lane (even though it didn’t technically exist back then). On the surface, the app is pretty simple: your friends push your pixelated self off of the boat, and you start searching for treasure. As you collect unique artifacts and complete…
  • Apple Decreases Review Times on New eBooks

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Apple has dispatched an email to authors who publish through iBooks, informing them on a number of new policy changes. The first, is to decrease the amount of time that the editorial staff approves for new titles for inclusion into the Apple Bookstore, it went from ten days to one business change. The second should really help authors in giving out  free copies of their digital book for review, with 250 promo codes. Apple has revised the iBooks experience with the advent of iOS 8 and the new line of iPhone 6 smartphones. It is far easier to purchase and discover new content with the UI…
 
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  • Chambers's Edinburgh Journal (Bookshelf)

    Susanskinner
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    ‎Fourth Series: ← Older revision Revision as of 20:39, 29 October 2014 Line 73: Line 73:  * {{Ebook|47094|Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art. No. 695, April 21, 1877}} * {{Ebook|47094|Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art. No. 695, April 21, 1877}}  * {{Ebook|47099|Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art. No. 696, April 28, 1877}} * {{Ebook|47099|Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art. No. 696, April 28, 1877}}  * {{Ebook|47223|Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and…
  • FR Sciences et Techniques (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    ‎Michel Chevalier, 1806-1879: ← Older revision Revision as of 13:34, 27 October 2014 Line 435: Line 435:  * {{Ebook|26515|L'isthme de Panama}} {{BlueBullet}} Avec une carte (1844)   * {{Ebook|26515|L'isthme de Panama}} {{BlueBullet}} Avec une carte (1844)    : Examen historique et géographique des différentes directions suivant lesquelles on pourrait le percer et des moyens à y employer; suivi d'un aperçu sur l'isthme de Suez. : Examen historique et géographique des différentes directions suivant lesquelles on pourrait le percer et des moyens à y…
  • FR Humour (Genre)

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    27 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    ‎Hector Berlioz, 1803-1869: ← Older revision Revision as of 13:33, 27 October 2014 Line 24: Line 24:  == Hector Berlioz, 1803-1869 == == Hector Berlioz, 1803-1869 ==  *{{Ebook|35825|Les grotesques de la musique}} {{BlueBullet}} *{{Ebook|35825|Les grotesques de la musique}} {{BlueBullet}}    == Michel Corday ==  *{{Ebook|47207|Plaisirs d'auto}} (1909)     == Léon Curmer (Éditeur) == == Léon Curmer (Éditeur) ==
  • FR Nouveautés (Genre)

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    27 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    ‎Octobre: ← Older revision Revision as of 13:30, 27 October 2014 Line 10: Line 10:     === Octobre === === Octobre ===  {{EbookAndCover|47207|Plaisirs d'auto|par Michel Corday (1909)}}<br/>    Ebook nº 47196 {{Ebook|47196|Essai sur Talleyrand}} par Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer (1868)<br/> Ebook nº 47196 {{Ebook|47196|Essai sur Talleyrand}} par Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer (1868)<br/>   
  • FR Biographie, Mémoires, Journal intime, Correspondance (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    ‎Bathild Bouniol, 1815-1877: ← Older revision Revision as of 19:55, 25 October 2014 (One intermediate revision by one user not shown)Line 75: Line 75:     == Bathild Bouniol, 1815-1877 == == Bathild Bouniol, 1815-1877 == *{{Ebook|31746|Les rues de Paris &mdash; Biographies, portraits, récits et légendes, Tome I}} {{Ebook|35054|Tome III}}*{{Ebook|31746|Les rues de Paris &mdash; Biographies, portraits, récits et légendes, Tome I}} {{Ebook|35054|Tome III}}     == Adrien-Jean-Baptiste-François Bourgogne, 1785-1867 == ==…
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  • Shadow Zone

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    Book 4 of the The Schattenreich Caitlin von der Lahn. Data expert. Druid. Deceased. Stabbed through the heart by her worst adversary, Caitlin seeks a way to return to the waking world - and to life. She desperately wants the life taken from her in a brutal sacrifice on the summer solstice. She has embarked on her first journey. The Ankou. Death. Dreadful. Dangerous. The spectre she has feared since childhood has now transformed into a pointy-eared deity of beauty. He tells Caitlin about her choice - the choice of how she will lead her life. Caitlin's journey takes her through the reaches of…
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - A Justice Security Novel

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    The newest, hottest nightclub in the city has hired Justice Security to protect its patrons from danger. Each night that the club is open, it has a rotating force of four grunts and two plainclothes personnel circulating through the paying customers, just as the manager has asked Justice Security to do. Tonight, Joey Justice and Misty Wilhite have turned up in the rotation, along with up-and-comers Brandon King and Patty Ferguson. As Joey and Misty arrive, Joey goes inside, and Misty returns to the car for a forgotten item. While at the car, Misty sees the club taken over by a large force of…
  • Open Season

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Absolutely no one is sorry when the infamous Ruislip Wood Ripper, a serial killer who has already raped and murdered three women, ends up dead in the forest, shot by a hunter while on the cusp of attacking his fourth victim. But there are just a few coincidences too many in this case for the taste of Detective Inspector Helen Shepherd. Was it really just pure luck that hunter Reginald Hargreaves just happened to be in the right place at the right time? And why did no one warn French tourist Anne Marie Sauvage that there was a killer on the loose in Ruislip Woods? This is a crime short of 6200…
  • Wreckers of the Star Patrol

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    “Why should I hire you?” bellowed Captain Fennery, bunching his shaggy eyebrows into a heavy scowl. “We want no namby-pamby sissies in the Hyperion!” Bob Hartwell merely flushed and stood a little straighter. If his need had not been so great, his answer to that would have been a straight right to the jaw. Moreover, he had just told the man why he was there—of his having been in command of the neat packet, Mary Sue, of the Venus-Tellurian Line, and how that company had blown up and left him stranded on Venus. 
  • The Outlaws of the Air

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    A few minutes before one A.M. on Sunday, the 1st of July 1894, a man was walking with quick if somewhat irregular strides, as some men do walk when deeply absorbed in thought, up the Caledonian Road from King’s Cross Station. By his dress he might either have belonged to the aristocracy of the craftsman class, or he might have been one of the poorer members of that class which is popularly considered to be above it. 
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  • Petoony P Pinemore in the Mystery of the Old Man in the Woods

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    By Bill Thompson. Price: $3.99 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/4509">Readers / Chapter Books</a>. Bill Thompson Petoony and her best friend find stolen jewelry from a robbery, while hiking. They befriend a homeless man and his dog, living in a shack along the trail. The old man gets accused of the robbery and Petoony and Crystel set out to…
  • A Death On Sunday

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    By Tish Owen. Published by: WillowTree Press. Price: $3.49 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/879">Mystery &amp; detective</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1118">Women Sleuths</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/879">Mystery &amp; detective</a> / <a…
  • Tenebris: A Collection of Dark Poetry

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    By Aaras Scorpius. Published by: Mountain Springs House mspringspub@gmail.com. Price: $3.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/56">Poetry</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3295">Themes &amp; motifs</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3649">General</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a…
  • Are You There, Coffee? It's Me, Mom

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    By Kianna Alexander. Price: Free USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/87">Entertainment</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/563">Humor and satire</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/2793">Topic / marriage &amp; family</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a…
  • Inchoate in Urdu

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    By Lazlo Ferran. Price: Free USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1213">Science fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1219">Short stories</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1213">Science fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1220">Hard…
 
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  • Andrew Wylie talks about the state of the publishing industry

    Passive Guy
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    From Quill & Quire: Andrew Wylie has much to say about the book business, but it’s not for the faint of heart. In his keynote address at the International Festival of Authors (and in the Q&A with CBC’s Carol Off that followed), the internationally renowned agent of Martin Amis and Salman Rushie offered up his characteristic zingers, calling Amazon “the equivalent of ISIS,” 50 Shades of Grey “one of the most embarrassing moments in Western culture,” and self-publishing “the aesthetic equivalent of telling everyone who sings in the shower they deserve to be in La…
  • The Percy Jackson Problem

    Passive Guy
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    From The New Yorker: About a year ago, the novelist Neil Gaiman delivered a lecture at the Barbican, in London, on behalf of the Reading Agency, a not-for-profit organization that promotes literacy and reading for pleasure among children and adults. In the lecture, which was reprinted in the Guardian, Gaiman came out in favor of what might be called the “just so long as they’re reading” camp. “I don’t think there is such a thing as a bad book for children,” he argued, adding that it was “snobbery and … foolishness” to suggest that a certain author or particular genre might…
  • It is impossible to discourage the real writers

    Passive Guy
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    It is impossible to discourage the real writers — they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write. Sinclair Lewis
  • A Call for Digital Media Ethics

    Passive Guy
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    From Publishing Perspectives: Self-appointed digital experts on any digital topic are very popular these days in the digital media. It seems that just being “digital something” gives anyone the right to feel competent at anything that has some “digital” flavor/attribute/declination/relevance. While there is a clear difference between being “a jack of all trades, but master of none” and a “windbag,” in the digital media almost anyone feels to belong to the former rather than to the latter. This is often because they believe their readers know even less than they do. While…
  • Children’s fuels 2014 growth in US

    Passive Guy
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    From The Bookseller: YA/children’s books are fuelling growth, including e-book growth, in the US, according to new figures from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). New figures released by the group covering January to July 2014, show that the e-book revenue grew 7.5% compared to the same period in 2013. This was driven largely by a huge growth of e-book revenue in the children’s and YA category, with a 59.5% growth compared to the same period last year. Another growth area is religious e-books, which has climbed 25.7% Link to the rest at The Bookseller
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  • Types of Genre in Literature

    Lisa Lickel
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    How do you know what you write? Sort it out here.City University of New York describes genre:Genre is a French term derived from the Latin genus, generis, meaning "type," "sort," or "kind." It the classification of what books have in common, either in their formal structures or subject matter, or both. Why do we divide our reading material into categories? One reason is that grouping works offers us an orderly way to talk about a bewildering number of books. More importantly, if we can point to a genre we get an idea of what we might expect to read. Bookstores need to know how to group their…
  • Book Review: How to Get a Truckload of Reviews on Amazon

    Cherie Burbach
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Who wouldn’t love a truckload of reviews? The title, How to Get a Truckload of Reviews on Amazon, immediately drew me in, and that in and of itself is a lesson on how to promote yourself as an author. The book is written by Penny Sansevieri from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. I’ve always appreciated Penny’s take on getting your name out in front of people as an author, and I like that she has the experience in dealing with authors solely as someone who helps promote them. Reviews and Engagement MatterHer first point is a great one. Reviews are still important. I often overlook them…
  • Two Platform Lessons

    Jody
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    I've been reflecting recently on my publishing journey, particularly the marketing aspect. Much of my research suggests that you ask for endorsements, and aim pretty high. What could it hurt? I want my message to reach as many folks as possible. So I got brave and asked some pretty big names for endorsements and reviews. I also asked some  lesser known authors and reviewers. Here's what happened.The famous, high profile authors responded to me within a few days. The answer was "Sorry, no," but I received warm congratulations and well wishes.
  • Friday Book Review: My Father's Keep, by Ed Abell

    Lisa Lickel
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Review of My Father’s Keep by Ed AbellCreate Space, Jan 2014www.wisconsincounsciousness.orgISBN: 9781494367381Ebook 4.49Pbook 10.16 Buy the book  - AmazonBarnes and NobleAn Inspiring Journey of Forgiveness and Promise-KeepingAt once a trek to the highest peak on Earth and the deepest place of the heart, My Father’s Keep captures the experience that all adult children share: the pain and suffering of growing up in the chaos of alcoholism and the dogged belief that they can—and must—somehow save their afflicted parents from their torment. As that child, Ed Abell vows that one day…
  • C. Hope Clark, "Secondary Characters Have a Primary Role"

    Linda Yezak
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    My favorite characters are the secondary ones, often considered the sidekicks. When I wrote the first chapter in my first mystery, my focus honed in on the good guy and the bad guy. Everyone else was dispensable, flexible, even optional, but wow, over the years I’ve come to my senses. Secondary characters make a book. Without them, all you have is the good guy and the bad guy, and gracious, how bland is that? Imagine the family on Christmas Day, all gathered around the tree, or maybe the dinner table. The patriarch is evident, as is the matriarch. The clown and the wallflower. The good…
 
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  • TIPM Announcement | Out with the old and in with the new!

    Mick Rooney
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    In late 2007 I had an idea for a blog. I’d been self-publishing books since 1990, long before the birth of print-on-demand technology and e-books. My career had taken me into many different areas — retail, logistics, publishing, journalism, band management, and marketing and promotion. I felt I had an experience to share as an author and also an insight into the world of book publishing. If by recording my experiences through a blog could help just one or two other authors along their journey, then I would be happy with that.Some long-time readers of The Independent Publishing Magazine…
  • eBookIt - Reviewed

    Mick Rooney
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    eBookIt is a conversion and distribution platform for publishers and independent authors founded by business man and author Robert (Bo) Bennett in January, 2011. Based in Sudbury, Massachusetts, the company has more than 3500 titles listed with major retailers and is one of several web properties under Archieboy Holdings LLC(Bennett’s original company formed in 2001). The executive eBookIt team is listed hereRead More>>>The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media
  • Selling e-Books in Europe Is About to Get a Lot More Complicated

    Mick Rooney
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Selling e-books into the European market is about to get a lot more complicated for retailers and publishers from the 1st of January, 2015. And when I say publishers, I include author-publishers selling e-books directly from their websites. The new European Union (EU) law comes into affect next year across all 28-member states and addresses VAT paid on e-books and other digital services (including broadcasting and telecommunications). Up until now VAT rates on digital services and products were applied according to the VAT rate in the country where the product was sold, but next year the VAT…
  • To Agree or Not to Agree: Simon & Schuster Just Did

    Mick Rooney
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    With so much attention recently given to the Amazon and Hachette dispute over their on going contract negotiations, Tuesday's news that big five publisher Simon & Schuster had agreed a deal with Amazon came as something of a surprise to many in the industry. If we were to listen to the anti-Amazon ramblings of New York Times journalist David Streitfeld, you'd swear no one could agree a deal with Amazon. According to Business Insider, negotiations between Simon & Schuster and Amazon were agreed two months ahead the date the current contract expires. The new deal officially…
  • Self-Publising in the United States 2008-13 | Some Report Analysis

    Mick Rooney
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information and management solutions for the publishing industry in the USA. Earlier this month Bowker released a detailed six-page report on self-publishing. The data presented in the report is based on counts of ISBNs registered in Bowker's Books in Print database and published or distributed in the United States. The report, titled Self-Publishing in the United States 2008-2013, features analysis of self-publishing service providers, micro-publishers and direct output from authors publishing with their own block of registered ISBNs.
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  • How Morals and Basic Needs Influence a Character’s Strengths

    Becca Puglisi
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    You ever have one of those mornings where you’re just feeling…bleh? Life wasn’t exactly ticking along like clockwork and I was struggling with self-doubt. Then I clicked open my inbox and read the most wonderful message from a reader praising our Trait Thesaurus books. The most interesting thing was that she had been really touched by the front matter, rather than the entries.  Well, I perked right up at that. It made me think of some of the really cool things Angela and I have accomplished over the past three years—of the hard work, the struggles to come up with…
  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: The Midas Touch

    Becca Puglisi
    25 Oct 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…
  • How Image Systems Can Supercharge a Novel

    Becca Puglisi
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    You know, after 5+ years, we’ve covered a lot of writing-related topics at this blog. At times, it’s a challenge to come up with meaningful material that hasn’t been done to death. So I was super excited to receive C.S. Lakin’s post on a topic that we’ve never discussed before at Writers Helping Writers—a topic that I’d never actually even heard of before: using image systems to improve your novel. What the heck is an image system? I’m so glad you asked…. Filmmakers use a term called “image systems,” and novelists can benefit greatly by…
  • Character Talents and Skills: ESP (Clairvoyance)

    Angela Ackerman
    18 Oct 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…
  • 11 Novelist-Tested Ways to Defeat Writer’s Block

    Becca Puglisi
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    I’m super excited to welcome Warren Adler to our blog. He’s the author of The War of The Roses and Random Hearts, which you’ll likely recognize as major motion pictures from the 80s and 90s. As a successful career author, Warren has accumulated some tried-and-true methods for getting un-stuck, and he’s here today to share them with us… PhotoSteve101 @ Creative Commons 1. Reread your favorite novels, the ones that once inspired you to be a writer. One of my favorite books is The Red and the Black by Stendhal. Not surprisingly, it makes an appearance in my new…
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  • How To Get A Unique Illustration For Your Book Cover

    Joanna Penn
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    With the explosion of creativity that is the indie publishing revolution, you may have noticed the array of book covers that use similar stock photos in their designs. Selection of the initial key designs submitted. All copyright belongs to the designers. Some authors these days have private photo shoots to ensure their cover images are unique, but what about if you have a smaller budget, or you want something uniquely special in terms of an illustration? This type of approach can also work for art that relates to your book, e.g. world building and maps, or artwork for marketing purposes…
  • Indie Author Power Pack. 99c For 3 Of The Biggest Books In Self-Publishing. Plus An Exclusive Interview.

    Joanna Penn
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Cue exciting music … dim the lights … And get ready for all the writing, self-publishing and book marketing advice that you can handle in the super-duper … Indie Author Power Pack! Including 3 of the top-selling books for indie authors PLUS/ a 1 hour exclusive conversation – never heard before – with me, David Gaughran, Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant from the Self Publishing Podcast in audio, video and transcript format. The PowerPack is at 99c for a very short time in an exclusive deal, and even if you have all the books already, it’s worth it for the…
  • From The First Book To Running A Multi Genre Story Studio With Sean Platt

    Joanna Penn
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    For some authors, this creative life is about seeing their one book in the world. Others have a vision of their stories reaching the world in many forms, over many years. Today I interview Sean Platt about the beginning of his story studio, and his journey from co-author of one book to the multi-faceted creative business he runs today. In the intro, I mention the history-making deal that Barbara Freethy has made with Ingram for print distribution to bookstores – exciting times for indies as the final frontiers come tumbling down! I also recommend the new book, ‘Discoverability:…
  • How To Be Successful In Self-Publishing

    Joanna Penn
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Last week, I spoke at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the Kobo booth and talked about what it takes to be successful in self-publishing to a small group of indie authors. Thanks to Camille Mofidi from Kobo Writing Life Europe for inviting me and also getting me a star on the walk of fame – see the picture at the bottom of the post! With Camille Mofidi at the Kobo booth at Frankfurt Book Fair Here are my slides from the event and a list of notes with more links is included below. It is 95% relevant to all authors, with a little bit of German specific info throughout. How to be successful in…
  • Six Figure Success Self-Publishing Non-Fiction Books With Steve Scott

    Joanna Penn
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    If you want a six figure income from your books, it’s a good idea to model people who are already making this kind of money. Steve Scott seemed to burst onto the indie non-fiction scene in early 2014, but in fact, he has 42 books and has had an internet business since 2006. I interview him about his (not so secret) strategies for success. In the intro, I talk about my impressions of Frankfurt Book Fair and some of what I learned there, as well as an update on my writing. This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets…
 
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  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review: Know God and Love Him

    selfpublishingadvisor
    30 Oct 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: Know God and Love Him Joanne M. Rypma Publisher: Outskirts Press…
  • Rising Through the Ranks | A Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (Part II)

    Kelly S
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Last week, I launched a series of blogs to provide a primer to––or a launching point for future discussions about––one vital way to augment your digital presence: Search Engine Optimization (or SEO).I argued that by making our digital content easier for the average internet user to find, we can boost traffic to our websites––and by extending the reach of our voices, expand our audiences. I have already examined the specific benefits to refining the way we use keywords, particularly in our website or blog titles, tags, and so on.This week, I’m going to turn to matters of…
  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 10/28/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    28 Oct 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. If You Self-Publish Your Book, Can You Sell It to a Big Publisher Down the Road — And Would You Even Want To? In this article, Allison Carmen, an author who has published with…
  • Self-Publishing, A Trick or Treat

    Jodee Thayer
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ll end the month this week with the pros and cons of self-publishing, so you can decide if self-publishing is a trick or a treat. Be sure to check out the previous posts about spooky self-publishing statistics, why authors are scared to self-publish, and how to scare away readers. Pros Freedom of expression — You have complete control over the content of your book. You don’t have to edit your manuscript to meet the opinions of a traditional publisher. You control how your book looks – Everything from the cover to the interior formatting is in your hands. With traditional…
  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 10/24/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    CRITICAL THINKING-WRITING II Someone once told me that my true vocation was as a CSI (crime scene investigator) in the writing field because I question everything and look for better answers.  That particular person’s tone was a bit thick with sarcasm.  However I accepted it as a moment of “constructive criticism.”  Since then, I’ve developed several “rebellious” elements to my writing career that have greatly enhanced my editing techniques and (in my opinion) bring out the best in the manuscripts I’m editing or ghostwriting.  The following four points are part of those…
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  • 50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    A list of images about books, reading, and libraries, that were most often shared in social media networks.Anyone who devotes time to promoting books, reading, and libraries, sooner or later will realize images are the best tool to share the love of words.Recommended: 20 best short stories for kids25 iPad case covers for a book geekImages have a huge stopping power. It’s not a secret that a book quote visualized as an image catches the attention a couple of times better than the same quote in a text update.We’ve prepared the list of pictures and illustrations that…
  • Most popular book genres of all time (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    The new infographic not only lists best-selling books of all time, but also estimates sales in most popular book genres.We’ve seen already the infographics collecting best-selling books of all time (we list them later in the post).When it comes to single titles, the job is quite simple. Bringing the comparison to a more general level, is much harder, but would eventually give some hints on which book genres make the most money.Recommended: 50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries15 vintage Halloween cards, free to useThe new infographic, designed by UK-based…
  • A guide to literary Halloween costumes (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Don’t know who do you want to be this Halloween? Why not picking up a character from books?Bookish, a discovery site that helps find new books to read, this time will help you with the Halloween costume.Click or tap on the image to enlarge it.More infographics to check out:Most popular book genres of all time (infographic)The definitive guide to banned books, vol. 2 (infographic)Ebook growth is stagnating (infographic)Reading makes us better (infographic)Timeline of literary periods and movements (infographic)
  • 15 vintage Halloween cards, free to use

    Ola Kowalczyk
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    A collection of postcards from The New York Public Library shows a spooky face of the traditional Halloween.Nowadays, Halloween is about costumes, trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and telling scary stories.Rewind back one hundred years, and you’ll discover that sending Halloween postcards was an important part of the holiday. Just look at the cards that are available at The New York Public Library photostream on Flickr.Recommended: 25 sources of free public domain booksFree books for Samsung tablets – where to find themThe library, together with almost 100 other institutions…
  • 7 things great readers do

    Friendly Staff
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    This wonderful poster, describing seven activities to help students become better readers, was created by Teachers Pay Teachers – an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original downloadable educational materials.You can get it as a free pdf download, once you sign up to the service.More pictures to explore:Are you reading enough? (flowchart)Find the origins of your language with this awesome tree chartFamous music performances as Penguin book covers (pictures)Ebook geek problems #14Delightful Harry Potter pixel art alphabet (pictures)
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  • The Man With Two Legs

    Kayte M
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    By Ernie Lindsey Many winters ago, the man with two legs managed to escape the oppressive maiming rituals of Tritan’s government. Now he stands on a hillside overlooking the city, a bomb in his rucksack, determined to bring about two impossible results: his mother’s rescue and freedom for his people. The Man With Two Legs is a short story of approximately 10,000 words, or thirty-five pages.   What the Reviewers Are Saying “Author Ernie Lindsey possesses an imagination of which I am in awe. Every story of his I pick up proves that, over and over again.”…
  • Ansible 15715 (The Ansible Stories) by Stant Litore

    Kayte M
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 10/30-11/1 “Please hear me. We are all in danger, the most terrible danger; we are all going to die terrible deaths. If you can hear me, if anyone can hear me, remember these words. Please. Pass them on to your children, and to theirs. You are our one hope…” Ansible 15715, a short story, is a frantic broadcast from the mind of a woman lost in time, a researcher trying to forewarn the human species about an unexpected and terrifying threat. There is very little chance that anyone will hear her plea. Unless possibly you. The post Ansible 15715 (The…
  • Swept Up by the Spirit Journey of Transformation by Gary Garner

    Kayte M
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 10/30-11/1 The author, Gary Garner, a confident, designer/building contractor of luxury homes becomes overwhelmed by the unprecedented mortgage/ housing crisis of the mid 1970′s. Mired in darkness, shackled with debt, depressed and suicidal, with no faith and seemingly no place to turn for help, the Holy Spirit orchestrated an almost unbelievable awakening that would set his family on a most incredible journey- and which launched him on a lifetime evangelical mission. Swept Up by the Spirit,Journey of Transformation is an account of this journey, relating many…
  • Blood Healing (The Healers of Meligna Book 2)

    Kayte M
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    By K. J. Colt Banished to the healer city of Meligna, fourteen year old Adenine must adapt to the strange customs and fickle personalities of its citizens. The Queens have but one goal: to create a perfect city. But when Adenine pulls at the loose threads that bind the city together, what she unravels shocks and angers her. The populace is brainwashed and delusional. When Jemely, her loyal friend, becomes a victim, Adenine takes a stand against the Queens. But Adenine has no power, and her strong ideals injure the few friends she has. When she stumbles upon the Queens’ most shocking…
  • Rydon Hall by Alexander Games

    Kayte M
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 10/29-11/2 Charles Goldforbes is the new Latin teacher at Rydon Hall, the third best boys’ prep school in Churley, south-west London. Along with the job come two related problems. One is the hideous Florian Bavington, aged 13 but already a master of low-level disruption. The other is the disturbingly alluring Natasha Bavington, Florian’s mother. Drama unfolds as Charles accompanies Florian and the rest of Year 8 on the annual school trip to Egypt, a country which just happens to be on the brink of revolution. The Arab Spring is underway but the tour party’s…
 
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  • Quick Fixes to Deep Problems: an Excerpt from Radically Normal

    Brian Williams
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Today’s excerpt is from Radically Normal: You Don’t Have to Live Crazy to Follow Jesus by Josh Kelley. Josh has been a pastor for 15 years and holds a BA in biblical studies from Pacific Life College. Originally from northwest Washington, he is currently on a year-long, cross country speaking tour, joined by his wife Marilyn and their two daughters. Get Radically Normal for free when you sign up for Vyrso’s daily deal! Enter your email address on the Radically Normal product page and you’ll receive your free ebook in an email. One fine summer afternoon, I was working…
  • 3 Ways to Manage Challenges as a Leader

    Erin Halsne
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Equip yourself to lead. Through October 31, get 20 ebooks about leadership for just $2.99 each! Being a leader isn’t easy. People experience painful relationships, choices, and circumstances, but leaders are expected to make the tough calls and gracefully navigate these points of tension. Leaders are people too. They’re still susceptible to anger, feelings of inadequacy, and disappointment. They collide—perhaps more frequently than we think—with people and situations that require a thick skin, incredible patience, and a steady hand. Author Jeff Iorg in his ebook, The Painful…
  • What Are You Supposed To Do With Your Life?

    Brian Williams
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Today we have the pleasure of sharing an exclusive look at Johnnie Moore’s new ebook, What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life? This ebook aims to provide spiritual direction and clear guidance on the most frequently asked question Moore hears as the campus pastor at a Christian university. Take a look: Young evangelicals are constantly told that our teen, college, and young adult years are a “waiting period.” We’re waiting for jobs, for spouses, for God’s calling. This isn’t the season to get to work, but the season to wait until God shows us what we’re supposed to do with…
  • Get Equipped to Lead with $2.99 Leadership Ebooks

    Erin Halsne
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    We’ve partnered with B&H Publishing Group to bring you 20 titles on leadership for just $2.99 each through October 31. Get these resources today and get equipped to lead. Improvement and growth in a skill or practice doesn’t just fall into our laps, we have to actively seek it out and look for opportunities to learn. What better way to grow as a leader than to explore different views, methods, and models of leadership from other professionals and leaders? Through October 31, get 20 ebooks on leadership for just $2.99 each. You’ll find resources to help equip you for leadership…
  • 5 Tips for Praying with Your Family

    Brian Williams
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    While contemplating what it means to be a leader in the home, I remembered a post that my friend Jayson wrote in 2012, 5 Tips for Praying with Your Children. Many of you might have missed the post two years ago, and I felt that this previous content would fit well within our leadership theme this month. Here are 5 tips for praying with your family: 1. Plan Your Prayer Time If you don’t plan for prayer time with your family, it just isn’t going to happen regularly. It is amazing how life can get in the way of something that is so important. By the time you get dinner, bath time, and all…
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    Critical Margins

  • The Late Bloomers (Episode 22)

    Kevin Eagan
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    What happens if you peak late in life? Today, we’re talking about those late bloomers, the writers and innovators who gain notoreity after years of hard work. Did you know Charles Bukowski wasn’t published until he was 51, or that Walt Whitman self-published the first edition of Leaves of Grass at 36? Today, we seem obsessed with young genius, but we still see cases of people publishing and gaining success later in life. Jason and I are both over 30. We keep writing and trying to get our work out there. I guess we’re late bloomers, or getting close to it. Perhaps there’s too much…
  • Digitally Composed, Consumed, and Critiqued (Episode 21)

    Kevin Eagan
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    We live in a digital world, and that means writers need to develop their readership online. Luckily, the tools available to do that continue to improve. Wattpad is one of those writerly tools, and fan fiction one of the ways writers find an audience. Today, Jason and Kevin talk about how to be digitally composed, consumed, and critiqued. We look at the phenomenon that is fan fiction. Remixing and revisiting popular works has existed for centuries: look at what Shakespeare did with his source material or today, what Disney does with old fairy tales. But fan fiction is very popular online, and…
  • 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…
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  • Using Current Events in Fiction Writing

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Using Current Events in Fiction WritingArticle:   To close to home or do you weave reality Many writers enjoy weaving a moral story inside their works of fiction and fantasy. Real world events can often be the catalyst for amazing storylines, and their subsequent consequences. Sometimes the message conveyed is subtle, and missed. Other times the meaning to clear and obvious. In either case, once discovered, the effect on the reader can be quite profound. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Mon 20 October 2014 02:14Categories: Self PublishingTags: Indie Authors
  • Science Fiction versus Fantasy

    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Science Fiction versus FantasyArticle:   Just what is the difference between Fantasy and Science Fiction I am sometimes asked what a science fiction novel is, and if it differs from fantasy. Well first, let's tackle their individual meanings.  Science fiction is content which is usually set in the future, or in futuristic settings. These stories usually involve space travel, scientific advancements, or alien races. A common theme of science fiction is an off world setting. Think of Frank Herbert's Dune saga, or Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. Fantasy writing usually…
  • Computers that Writers and Gamers use

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Computers that Writers and Gamers useArticle:   The technology of a writer (and avid Gamer) The only common denominator for my title is that I do both. In reality, the computer system that is essential for writing has rather simple needs, while a gaming system definitely requires far newer technology. I will add that having multiple monitors for both is a very handy feature. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Wed 20 August 2014 08:15Categories: Self Publishing, RoutineTags: Self-Publishing, Indie Authors
  • World at War

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    Title: World at WarArticle:   World at War...  What does that mean? This blog, like most of my others, was going to be on a rather safe topic. But with all the strife we have in the world right now, I could not in good conscience stick my head in the sand and ignore what is going on. With that being said I must warn you that this blog expresses my views and insights into the world's current events. For those who are not interested in this topic, please come back next month when I promise I will provide a more contemporary blog. Created By: jamesjacksonLast Modified: Wed 20 August…
  • Social Media Friendships. Online Gaming, Facebook, Twitter, Linked, and more

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

    pskarr
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    The post Carrots by Colleen Helme – ‘Babe’ Housewife Chasing Goons appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Carrots, named aptly or very simply, is the story of a housewife whose life is turned upside down just because she takes a detour to buy some carrots. Shelby Nichols wants to make soup for dinner, and what is soup without carrots? She trades in her sanity for some bunny food and is caught in [...] The post Carrots by Colleen Helme – ‘Babe’ Housewife Chasing Goons appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger

    pskarr
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    The post Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death has something of a Jewish motif, if you haven’t already guessed so by the ‘matzoh ball’ in the title. It is the story about the mystery surrounding an old lady’s death caused by a matzoh ball, and how two enterprising senior women go about solving it. Not [...] The post Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death by Mark Reutlinger appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Six Months in Montana by Pamela M. Kelly – Career or Love?

    pskarr
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    The post Six Months in Montana by Pamela M. Kelly – Career or Love? appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Six Months in Montana is quite a popular romance if its 500+ reviews are any indication. Career versus love – the age old question a woman always has to answer is at the center of the book. Some might say it is a question of whether the love is strong enough. But first, let us [...] The post Six Months in Montana by Pamela M. Kelly – Career or Love? appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate – Modern Day British Mystery

    pskarr
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    The post The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate – Modern Day British Mystery appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. The Red Book of Primrose House is quite a verbose title, but is aptly named. Marty Wingate’s Potting Shed mystery will enthrall gardening enthusiasts, especially those who are steeped into the history of gardens of yore. Set in a small Sussex village, this British mystery has the working class, middle class and the rich and [...] The post The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate – Modern Day British Mystery appeared first on A Million Kindle…
  • Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott – Medieval Scottish Romance

    pskarr
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    The post Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott – Medieval Scottish Romance appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Moonlight Raider is a Scottish romance set in the 16th century and is part of Amanda Scott’s Border Nights series. Runaway Brides walked the earth long before Julia Roberts, and Molly is one of them. Walter Scott or Wat has just buried his father and inherited the title Lord of Rankilburn. He is walking through [...] The post Moonlight Raider by Amanda Scott – Medieval Scottish Romance appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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  • Where the Sidewalk Ends Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein

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    29 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
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    29 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg Description One of the most important, respected, as well as advanced ladies of all time: designer, philanthropist, spouse, mom, as well as grandma, Diane von Furstenberg offers a guide regarding getting the lady this girl thought about being. Diane von Furstenberg began away having a bag filled with t-shirt attire as well as an concept of whom this girl desired to be—in the girl terms, “the type of female who’s separate as well as whom does not depend on a guy to pay for the girl expenses.” she’s because come to be which…
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    29 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    The Tucci Table Cooking With Family and Friends by Stanley Tucci Description Offering family-friendly dishes as well as beautiful digital photography, a brand new recipe book starting New York Times bestselling writer, precious actor or actress, as well as recognized foodie Stanley Tucci. Stanley Tucci’s relationship at great food started enthusiasts with all the film Big Night and resonated in his function as Julia Child’s spouse in Julie & Julia. But very well earlier these types of movies, he had been experiencing advanced do-it-yourself European country food through their youth,…
  • The Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter) by J. K. Rowling

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    29 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    The Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter) by J. K. Rowling Description People tend to be happy to provide the first boxed set of the finish Hogwarts Library, such as Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The books have been totally remodeled to create sophisticated boxed-in packed with colourful panels, headbands, footbands, as well as hydrofoil creating. Product Details The Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter) by J. K. Rowling Grade Level: 3 and up Series: Harry Potter Hardcover Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Slp edition (October 29, 2013)…
  • The Colder War How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from Americas Grasp by Marin Katusa

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    29 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    The Colder War How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from Americas Grasp by Marin Katusa Description Just how the huge energy change inside Russia threatens the governmental prominence for the United States Generally there actually brand new cool conflict started, powered from a significant geopolitical energy change towards Russia that moved virtually undetected around the world. In The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America’s Grasp, power professional Marin Katusa analyses the methods their west globe is actually shedding control over the power marketplace, as well…
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    Android Programming BookAndBook: Android Programming Book by Nicolas Gramlich AndBook is a non-commerical book to learn programming for Google’s Android as a ‘hands on’ process. As mentioned in the book, “This document was written for developers who have worked with Java™ before and want to start developing for the Android Platform. I tried to make this as much “hands on” as possible, placing example codes everywhere it fit. Also I tried to insert as many picture as possible, because they liven up the learning process and relax the reader’s eyes…
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    18 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    How to instal bind on fedoraOn most modern networks, including the Internet, users locate other computers by name. This frees users from the daunting task of remembering the numerical network address of network resources. The most effective way to configure a network to allow such name-based connections is to set up a Domain Name Service (DNS) or a nameserver, which resolves hostnames on the network to numerical addresses and vice versa    For search:  How to instal bind fedora, How to instal bind on fedora, fedora, bind, dns, How to instal dns on fedora, How to instal bind,…
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    Network Security with OpenSSL: Cryptography for Secure Communications pdfSummary ebook :Network Security with OpenSSL: Cryptography for Secure Communications Most applications these days are at least somewhat network aware, but how do you protect those applications against common network security threats? Many developers are turning to OpenSSL, an open source version of SSL/TLS, which is the most widely used protocol for secure network communications. The OpenSSL library is seeing widespread adoption for web sites that require cryptographic functions to protect a broad range of sensitive…
 
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  • An Effective E-Learning Course – Design Elements for An Instructional Strategy

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Learning Managers are needed to understand their specific learning problems and corresponding requirement so that they select right vendor company to develop and deliver the most effective e-learning solution. Learning or Instructional Strategy is not something which can be demanded or instructed to learning developer to adopt; it is devised based on certain elements or parameters. In this discussion we will be analyzing only design related parameters. The other parameters are commercials, development tool, delivery platform technology etc. The design based parameters to decide learning or…
  • E-Templates – A new approach in Rapid E-Learning Course Development

    Swift Elearning Services
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Advanced eLearning Authoring Tools have made eLearning Development Easy The rapid and extensive advances in technology have brought on incredible innovation in all fields of human interest. The impact of the same can be seen in the e-learning space, and these days, this specialized segment is breaking new ground continuously. With this increasing demand, a lot of small-sized companies, as well as corporates are venturing into the elearning development arena. Even individuals who have sufficient technical backup can successfully create quality elearning resources. The process becomes…
  • E-Learning and Blended Learning

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    It is difficult to find one simple solutions for a complex issues. The expectations with regards to performance at work place or at home are complex; we need a blend of various learning solutions to resolve these complex issues. In such a scenario, Blended learning offers a greater chance of success. Blended learning is not new concepts. In fact, it is an age-old concept that existed for several centuries. In ancient India, the pupil leave with their teacher or guru for years in Ashrams. The pupil was imparted theoretical knowledge, in the presence of the guru, sitting under the tree. The…
  • Why E-Learning? – A simple analysis

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    E-Learning industry is witnessing tremendous growth in terms of revenue and application. It has become a synonym for many of the learning requirements in corporates, academics and government institutions. To provide most suitable learning solutions, industry experts exploring and inventing creative methods and approaches such as Custom Learning Solutions, Rapid Learning Solutions, Gamifications, Instructor Led Training programs and blend of these methods and approaches. There are people who still want to get convinced with e-learning as an effective learning delivery platform or methodology.
  • Apple’s ‘Bendgate’ – E-Learning is a better strategy to avoid product failures

    Shaik Abdul Wahab
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Oooooh it is bending, it is Iphone, it is Apple, Steve Jobs. It happens with any designer, manufacturer, developer even it has happened with Steve Jobs too in 2010 with Iphone 4 the ‘Antenagate’. To the world at large Steve Jobs is known as a meticulous product manager but still Iphone 4 Antenagate is a reality. In general, people bother about product looks from outside; Steve Jobs was a person who also cares about inside looks. So it is not just about how meticulous you are, how skilled full developers and designers you have and what quality of material you use; it is also about how much…
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  • Gone Girl Review

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
      There are two sides to every story 4 out of 5 stars I’ll admit I’d never heard of this book until I heard that they made a movie and I always think if the powerful people of Hollywood made an effort to make a movie based on a book, it must be a good read. Even though this isn’t the kind of book I would read, I thought I give it a try (also thanks to the movie trailer). But wow, long book (I’ll be very impressed if someone could finish it in one day). I’m not complaining, I prefer longer novel, it’s only that I thought some parts weren’t necessary and that’s my first issue…
  • 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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