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  • Fresh Indie Titles! It’s eBook Madness Monday: 07/21/2014

    Indie Writer News
    IndieWriterNews
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo: Tim Simpson / Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode Fresh Indie Titles! It’s eBook Madness Monday: 07/21/2014 Cock-a-doodle-doo! It’s Monday morning and it’s time to get your week started right! That is why Indie Writer News is getting your Monday rolling with a heaping helping of fresh indie titles written by a flock of fine free range indie authors. This week’s list features titles from Kelsye Brynne Nelson, Elizabeth Pearl , Don Luis Zavala, Norm Clark, L.L. Muir, C.J. Anderson, and more! Remember, while the…
  • 135 Free Kindle Books for Jul 22, Tue

    Kindle Review
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    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Facebook Page – Free Books, Book Quotes, Stories, More. Facebook App with Search. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today (Largest). All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young…
  • More Preston Nonsense

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

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    Ola Kowalczyk
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    NY Magazine has put together a very nice infographic that shows daily habits of 27 brightest minds in history.The chart includes writers Maya Angelou, Honoré de Balzac, Haruki Murakami, and Charles Dickens, among others.It turns out that taking a nap doesn’t make you any smarter. Only two of the genius minds were doing it: Charles Darwin and Honoré de Balzac.The author of La Comédie humaine is famous for his work habits. He used to sleep in the evening, wake up after midnight, and take an hour and a half nap when many people were still in beds.Click on the image to enlarge…
  • 5 New Books to Read this Summer

    Vyrso Voice
    Lauren Visser
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Summer isn’t over. If you’ve already blazed through your Summer reading list, or even if you’re still putting it off, now is the perfect time to jump back into reading with fresh titles. Some amazing books aren’t even out until the middle of Summer anyways! We’ll help you keep up with what’s coming out and when. Here are five new Christian books releasing this Summer: 1. The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity John Piper is a nationally renowned pastor and bestselling author. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up with a…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • More Preston Nonsense

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

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

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

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

    13 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Everybody's talking about Amazon's latest move in the Amazon-Hachette kerfuffle and the reactions have been pretty predictable. Lots of confirmation bias going around. While the public broadsides, grand offers, and nasty anonymous leaks are full of sound and fury, I'm fond of looking for the truth in the silence. What the companies aren't saying is as important to understanding the situation as what they are saying. I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but neither side has denied any of the specific factual claims the other has made. In fact, if we read between the lines,…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • Warning: Green Shore Publishing

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

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

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

    10 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
     Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer BewareIt’s a tough time to be an author advocacy organization. As you may or may not know, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has been catching a lot of flak about signing on to Douglas Preston’s letter asking Amazon to stop treating Hachette’s books differently from those of the other big publishers by refusing to accept pre-orders, refusing to discount prices, and slowing the delivery of Hachette books to Amazon customers. SFWA wasn’t alone in signing the letter. Various prestigious authors, including Stephen King,…
  • Writer Beware Has a New Logo and a New Look

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIntroducing Writer Beware's brand-new logo! It was designed by awesome artist James F. Beveridge, and hopefully will help us to build more of a brand identity. After sixteen years, it's about time, right?Over the next few weeks, I'll be updating Writer Beware's various online presences to include it.I've already re-designed this blog, within the limits of available Blogger templates (while I would love to switch to Wordpress, I can't figure a way to do so without losing all our wonderful followers). I hope you find it more attractive and…
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  • 20 Moments that Changed History: A Reading List

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

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

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

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

    23 May 2014 | 12:37 pm
    If you could ask Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini, or James Patterson anything, what would it be? Maybe you want to know their writing inspiration, what they read as a guilty pleasure, or you have a burning question about one of their bestsellers. Now's your chance because these three are among the 54 major authors who are helping us launch an exciting new program on Goodreads—Ask the Author!Ask the Author allows readers to ask questions and get answers from their favorite authors. At Goodreads, we believe the relationship between authors and readers is very special. Authors tell stories…
 
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  • L.C. Barlow on IRDA Winner “Pivot”

    IR Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    "My roommate leaves me notes on rose petals."
  • The Investigation of Pepe Chavez et al: When Police and Politics Collide

    IR Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    WHEN POLICE AND POLITICS COLLIDE is a non-fiction police memoir written by former Police Sergeant Ray Tercek. The novel follows a young police sergeant as he battles through the political battlefield in the aftermath of arresting Jose 'Pepe' Chavez and his cocaine-dealing associates.
  • The Wanton Life of My Friend Dave

    IR Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    In this book, Isabella Maria follows the story being lived by her friend named Dave. She can describe him as wanton because she knows everything there is to know about him.
  • The Little Suicides

    IR Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    THE LITTLE SUICIDES is an insightful novel that follows its protagonist through a journey that culminates in an expanded sense of racial privilege and moral ambiguity.
  • Shopping Cart

    Joe Del Priore
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    The more Paul examined the child the more he liked what he saw. This kid even had better posture than Andy.
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    Dear Author

  • Daily Deals: YA love, captive brides, outlaws

    Jane
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    That Night: A Novel by Alice McDermott. $ 3.99 AMZN | Apple From the Jacket Copy: A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award It is high summer, the early 1960s. Sheryl and Rick, two Long Island teenagers, share an intense, all-consuming love. But Sheryl’s widowed mother steps between them, and one moonlit night Rick and a gang of hoodlums descend upon her quiet neighborhood. That night, driven by Rick’s determination to reclaim Sheryl, the young men provoke a violent confrontation, and as fathers step forward to protect their turf, notions of innocence belonging to both…
  • REVIEW: Lock & Key by Cat Porter

    Jane
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dear Ms. Porter: I have a hard time rating this book. There are some lovely turns of phrase and the story is different than I expected which made for a pleasant surprise. “The dart boards still dotted one wall as did the myriad of hunting trophies peering down at us from overhead—an eccentric variety of antlers, furry, glassy-eyed heads, and even a few stuffed fish, all mute, somber witnesses to the whirligig of flesh and alcohol below…A Miranda Lambert song flared up, and suddenly a rumble echoed over the old wood floors as a good number of eager couples, both young and old,…
  • Accumulation or: The Problem With Too Many Dukes

    Kaetrin
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    At our recent m/m roundtable, Sunita and I had a bit of a discussion in the comments about the Out for You and Gay for You tropes in m/m romance. That discussion and various others around the internetz got me thinking about Problems in Romance and the nature of them. I’ve come to the conclusion that for the most part, the issue is not so much that a particular thing exists – it is more that there exists too much of it. That is, it is more the frequency of the thing which has a cumulative effect and that then becomes the problem. Apparently in Regency England there were 27 real life dukes.
  • Tuesday News: 2014 publishing mergers, Tom Kabinet survives first ruling, iWatch speculation heats up, and everything you didn’t want to know about codpieces

    Janet
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Publishers’ Acquisition Activity Picks Up – An interesting piece from Publishers Weekly that lists the acquisitions and mergers publishers have taken between January and June 2014. According to the article, the last time this much publishing activity took place was 1929 (aka the start of the Great US Depression). And despite that happy thought, some industry experts apparently perceive these acquisitions and mergers as a sign of the publishing industry’s resilience. The combination of the economic downturn of 2008–2009 and the uncertainty about where the book business was…
  • GIVEAWAY: IPad Mini

    Jane
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    As promised, this month’s Device Giveaway is an iPad Mini. Last year we did this once a month and I’m bringing it back for the last half of 2014. You should be able to enter once a day so keep this page bookmarked!   a Rafflecopter giveaway Everyone here at Dear Author wants to thank you for reading us, commenting, and recommending us to other readers.  If you have a suggestion on how Dear Author could be better, send me an email at jane@dearauthor.com.
 
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-22-14

    Admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    Plastic Hearts By Lisa De Jong / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (140 reviews) My life has always been safe. I like it that way. I grew up in a fake society where plastic hearts rule. If our hearts are made of plastic, they can never be broken. My […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-22-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-21-14

    Admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    A Sky of Spells (Book #9 in the Sorcerer’s Ring) By Morgan Rice / Genre: Epic, Fantasy / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (209 reviews) In A SKY OF SPELLS (BOOK #9 IN THE SORCERER’S RING), Thorgrin finally returns to himself and must confront his father once and for all. An epic battle occurs, […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-21-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-20-14

    Admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    My Temporary Life-Book One of the My Temporary Life Trilogy By Martin Crosbie / Genre: British & Irish, Drama & Plays / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (287 reviews) Malcolm Wilson learns that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he’s raised by a promiscuous mother who can’t stay out of trouble, his best friend […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-20-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-19-14

    Admin
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Reckless (Renegades, Book 1) By Skye Jordan / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (533 reviews) A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, her years of polish and hard work are finally about to […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-19-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-18-14

    Admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    The Registry By Shannon Stoker / Genre: American, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (57 reviews) Welcome to a safe and secure new world, where beauty is bought and sold, and freedom is the ultimate crimeThe Registry saved the country from collapse, but stability has come at a price. In this patriotic […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-18-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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    Kindle Review

  • 135 Free Kindle Books for Jul 22, Tue

    switch11
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Facebook Page – Free Books, Book Quotes, Stories, More. Facebook App with Search. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today (Largest). All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young…
  • 114 Free Kindle Books (Mon, 21st July)

    switch11
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Facebook Page – Free Books, Book Quotes, Stories, More. Facebook App with Search. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today (Largest). All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young…
  • 136 Free Kindle Books, 38 Deals including Great YA Deals, Kids Deals from Macmillan

    switch11
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Facebook Page – Free Books, Book Quotes, Stories, More. Facebook App with Search. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today (Largest). All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young…
  • 127 Free Kindle Books, 37 Deals for Sat, Jul 19th

    switch11
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Facebook Page – Free Books, Book Quotes, Stories, More. Facebook App with Search. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today (Largest). All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young…
  • 134 Free Kindle Books (Fri, Jul 18th)

    switch11
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google Free Book & Deals Emails Sign Up for Free Books & Deals (Various Stores): Free Kindle Books & Deals, Apple iBooks Deals & Free, Nook Free Books & Deals, Google Free Books, Kobo Free Books, Kindle Fire Apps & Deals, Kindle UK Free Books. Facebook Page – Free Books, Book Quotes, Stories, More. Facebook App with Search. Book Covers View, Price Drops Today, All Free Books Today Book Covers View – Covers. Price Drops Today (Largest). All New Free (Uncurated)* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young…
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  • Closing the Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Author: Jules Verne Language: German Published: 1894
  • Stories of Exile

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Ethan Brand; The Swans of Lir; A Night in a Workhouse; The Outcasts of Poker Flat; The Man Without a Country; Flight of a Tartar Tribe Author: Various Authors Language: English Published: 1874
  • Down the Ice

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    and Other Winter Sports Stories Author: Harold M. Sherman Language: English Published: 1932
  • Gudrun

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    A Mediaeval Epic Author: Mary Pickering Nichols Language: English Published: 1889
  • Talbot's Angles

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Author: Amy Ella Blanchard Language: English Published: 1911
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  • MobileRead August 2014 Book Club Nominations

    WT Sharpe
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    MobileRead Book Club August 2014 Nominations Help us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for August, 2014. The nominations will run through midnight EST July 31 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. Book selection category for August is: Science Fiction In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by…
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 07/12 - 07/19

    Alexander Turcic
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here it is again, our weekly roundup! Enjoy! E-Book General - NewsBluefire Reader for Windows released Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month July AUTHOR EARNINGS report brings focus on DRM
  • July AUTHOR EARNINGS report brings focus on DRM

    fjtorres
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    As expected, the third Author Earnings report is out. http://authorearnings.com/july-2014-...rnings-report/ Among the expected focus on publishing path data, this time they looked at the prevalence and effect of DRM on Kindle ebooks: Quote: DRM – A Bad Idea In addition to our standard pie charts on sales and earnings, we always like to bring something new and interesting to each report. Last time, we looked at rates of churn on the bestseller lists. We have also previously looked at the vast income difference between tenured and debuting authors. This time, we pulled data for DRM, and what…
  • Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month

    Top100EbooksRank
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    http://gigaom.com/2014/07/16/amazon-...for-9-99month/ Quote: Amazon is testing an ebook and audiobook subscription service called “Kindle Unlimited” that would cost $9.99 a month. According to pages that were pulled down, it will offer access to over 600,000 titles. Test pages were pulled down Wednesday after some users on the Kindle Boards noticed them, but they are still available through Google Cache. Image of the Google cache https://gigaom2.files.wordpress.com/...0-17-30-am.png http://gigaom2.files.wordpress.com/2...ng?w=708&h=282
  • Bluefire Reader for Windows released

    Micah
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    For those that read EPUB on the desktop, there is a new option in town Bluefire Reader for Windows PC's Syncs location in book across devices, export annotations, user settings for font face, colors, themes, margins and more. Supports PDF and EPUB2 as well as Adobe DRM. Officially supports Win7 and above (though works on Vista in our tests) App can be downloaded free here: http://www.bluefirereader.com/windows-app.html Note that it does not contain UI for transferring files to tethered ereader devices. Happy Reading, Micah
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  • Why I’m leaving Amazon’s KDP Select program

    Todd Keisling
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    On Friday, Amazon launched a new service called “Kindle Unlimited.” It’s a subscription service where, for $9.99 a month, a consumer can have access to over 600k Kindle titles, as well as their audio equivalents. You can get up to 10 books at a time. Authors who have titles enrolled in Amazon’s KDP Select program ...
  • Amazon Releases Kindle Unlimited with One Major Problem

    Henry Baum
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    There’s been a lot of fanfare about Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited program – a service where you can read any book for $9.99 a month. Well, not any book. Indie authors hoping to be a part of this program face one obstacle: you need to be in the Kindle Select program, meaning it requires exclusivity ...
  • Places To Share Your e-Book

    Lesley Vos
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Your e-book is ready, and it is time to share it with your readers. Here’s some specific online platforms for promotion of your e-book: Addicted To Ebooks For those authors who have their free books on Amazon already. Use Addicted To Ebooks to promote your e-book: write a description, add a comment, and share the ...
  • An Interview With Author Thomas Drago

    Cate Baum
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Thomas Drago is the author of Crow Creek, a strange and wonderful tale about a sinkhole and the town around it. Tell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about? Crow Creek takes place in a fictional Southern town.  The local Sheriff is investigating a recent suicide and finds himself in conflict with ...
  • Interview with Author Ariel Ceylan

    Ariel Ceylan
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Ariel Ceylan is a senior at William Paterson University and has written several fantasy books. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally? I self-published because I was frustrated with traditional publishers. I wrote my first book when I was 13 and I felt that I was ready to publish, ...
 
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  • Heads up! LTO on Fire at 3 PM Pacific. ..Coffeemaker for $20

    Bufo Calvin
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Amazon: Upcoming Limited-Time Special Offer on Kindle Fire: Hamilton Beach Coffeemaker for $20. Deal starts at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT.
  • Round up #262: $100 off Kindle Fire, update for Kindle Paperwhite

    Bufo Calvin
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Round up #262: $100 off Kindle Fire, update for Kindle Paperwhite The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later. Kindle Paperwhite 2 update 5.4.5 Amazon has released a new update for the KPW2: Update 5.4.5 for Kindle Paperwhite 2 (at AmazonSmile* Benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) You can wait and it will eventually happen on its own (that can be weeks), or you can go to the above link and update manually It brings three main changes: Sync on Your Kindle Paperwhite (at AmazonSmile): honestly, I’m not quite clear what the difference is here.
  • A Day in the Life of a Kindleer 2014

    Bufo Calvin
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    A Day in the Life of a Kindleer 2014 This is one in a series of posts which I write about once a year. I do this primarily to give my readers some ideas they might use to get more out of their devices. I also think it’s interesting to go back and look at the previous ones, to see how much things have changed…and it’s always a lot. I usually wake up between about 3:00 and 3:30 AM. That’s hours before I need to go to work, but I get a lot of things done (including writing) during that time. I know what time it is because I have my Kindle Fire HDX (at AmazonSmile:…
  • Meanwhile…at the public library

    Bufo Calvin
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Meanwhile…at the public library I have a lot more to say about Kindle Unlimited (how it affects authors, how to find the audiobooks, my experience in using it), but I don’t like to write too much about the same thing too many posts in a row! I like the blog to be eclectic, so that if something doesn’t appeal to a reader, they don’t have to wait too long to get to something that does. I was inspired to take a look at my public library’s e-book collection again, based on some things I’ve heard in the past couple of days (okay, those comments did tie into KU,…
  • It’s official! Kindle Unlimited is here with 639,621 titles

    Bufo Calvin
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    It’s official! Kindle Unlimited is here with 639,621 titles After an apparent leak of the information yesterday, Amazon has announced in this press release that Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) is live! While I certainly wasn’t the only person predicting it (and I thought it might happen before this year), it is fun for me that I got the name right back in December. Before I talk about what this might mean for readers and the industry, let’s take a look at the service itself. There are over 600,000 e-book titles…
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  • 5 Reasons You Procrastinate on Getting Your Book Done: The Solutions – Part 2

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

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

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

    Kristen Eckstein
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    by Kristen Eckstein We’ve all suffered from the disease of procrastination at one time or another in our lives. Procrastination can be rooted in fear, busyness, fatigue and illness, and pretty much anything else that causes you to be too tired or preoccupied and want to put off a task. But at what cost do we procrastinate? What benefits does procrastination reap? Now I’m not saying there aren’t valid reasons to put off your book project, like a family tragedy or a sudden new business opportunity. I myself believe in perfect timing for everything. However, I also know that when I…
  • Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose: 20 Ways To Maximize Existing Content And Cut Your Blogging Time in Half

    Penny Sansevieri
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Penny Sansevieri By now we’ve all heard the endless chatter about Google’s issues with duplicate content. In the past, we could easily re-run pieces in a variety of places. Some experts I know reused articles as many as twenty times, but if you do that now you may find your site in a lot of trouble and severely penalized by the Google-Gods. So what’s a marketer to do? I was considering this the other day when I was trying to figure out what to blog about because the other issue is that Google does not want “thin” content, which is content that isn’t compelling, thin in data or…
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  • The OverDrive Challenge results are in!

    Melissa Marin
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    The results are in, and we’re happy to announce and congratulate the libraries that participated in the OverDrive Challenge and increased circulation in the month of June by 25% or more from their previous best month on record. 25%-49% increase: Moore Memorial Public Library Monash Public Library Service Speer Memorial Library St. Albert Public Library Massanutten Regional Library Yukon Public Libraries Westmoreland eBook Network Medway Council Monterey County Free Libraries Geelong Regional Library Nassau County Public Library Shasta Public Libraries Lake County Library System Charlotte…
  • Six popular social media reading lists

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

    Cindy Orr
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Welcome to this month’s eHighlights newsletter for audiobooks. Check back the third week every month for a new edition listing some of the best new titles added to OverDrive’s Marketplace. The featured titles below are some of the best picks, but be sure to also click on this link to see these plus more great purchases conveniently ready for you in a Marketplace cart: Click here to view the Marketplace cart of these titles and more.   Finally Available for the First Time! Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird– read by Sissy Spacek Bestsellers Hilary Clinton – Hard Choices Anthony…
  • Fixed layout brings beautiful picture books to your device

    Adam Sockel
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    At ALA’s annual conference earlier this month we demonstrated our brand new enhanced eBooks which provide a deeper and more expansive reading experience for your users. These EPUB3 titles use HTML5 allowing titles to be presented in a fixed layout format. What this means for your users is that young readers will be able to discover picture books and classic titles on their reading devices the same way you did as a kid. It also means that many of the books that were previously not available as eBooks because of their formatting and layout are now ready for digital lending. Being able to…
  • Curated book and author read-alikes

    Rachel Kray
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Looking to add some new titles to your digital collection? Maybe a new title for your digital book club? Check out our Book & Author Read-Alikes! Handpicked by our staff Librarians, these lists can be very helpful in finding popular, high circulating content that your patrons are sure to enjoy. When you click the links below, they will show up as a Marketplace search result and you’ll be able to easily add them to a cart. The Goldfinch Read-Alikes Harry Potter Read-Alikes Divergent Read-Alikes Game of Thrones Read-Alikes John Green Read-Alikes Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-Alikes Gone Girl…
 
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    eBook Reader Blog

  • Software Update for Kindle Paperwhite 2 – Version 5.4.5

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

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

    Nathan
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    I’ve already posted a video review of the Onyx Boox T68 Lynx, along with several individual app reviews, so I figure it’s time to get the written review finished. I’ve been stalling waiting for a software update to fix some of the bugs that I’ve experienced while using the T68, and the first update came […]
  • Kindle Unlimited: Amazon to Offer eBook Subscription Service for $10/month

    Nathan
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    It looks like Amazon is going to get into the ebook subscription service business in the near future, and it’s likely to include audiobooks as well. There’s been no official announcement from Amazon just yet, but there’s a story at Gigaom with very compelling evidence that Amazon is close to revealing a new service called […]
  • Oaxis InkCase Plus Achieves Kickstarter Funding Goal in 3 Hours

    Nathan
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Oaxis is coming out with a new E Ink phone case called the InkCase Plus that works as a secondary screen with all Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphones running Android 4.0 and up. Yesterday Oaxis launched a kickstarter campaign to raise funding for the InkCase Plus with a goal of $100,000. It only took 3 hours to […]
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    FreeBookSpot Latest Books

  • Environmental Microbiology of Aquatic and Waste Systems (by Nduka Okafor)

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    This book places the main actors in environmental microbiology, namely the microorganisms, on center stage. Using the modern approach of 16S ribosomal RNA, the book looks at the taxonomy of marine and freshwater bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae, viruses, and the smaller aquatic animals such as nematodes and rotifers, as well as at the study of unculturable aquatic microorganisms (metagenomics). The peculiarities of water as an environment for microbial growth, and the influence of aquatic microorganisms on global climate and global recycling of nitrogen and sulphur are also examined. The…
  • Discrete Mathematics DeMYSTiFied (by Steven Krantz)

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    MULTIPLY your chances of understanding DISCRETE MATHEMATICS If you're interested in learning the fundamentals of discrete mathematics but can't seem to get your brain to function, then here's your solution. Add this easy-to-follow guide to the equation and calculate how quickly you learn the essential concepts. Written by award-winning math professor Steven Krantz, Discrete Mathematics Demystified explains this challenging topic in an effective and enlightening way. You will learn about logic, proofs, functions, matrices, sequences, series, and much more. Concise explanations, real-world…
  • The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland (Cambridge World Archaeology) (by Richard Bradley)

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Sited at the furthest limits of the Neolithic revolution and standing at the confluence of the two great sea routes of prehistory, Britain and Ireland are distinct from continental Europe for much of the prehistoric sequence. In this landmark 2007 study - the first significant survey of the archaeology of Britain and Ireland for twenty years - Richard Bradley offers an interpretation of the unique archaeological record of these islands based on a wealth of current and largely unpublished data. Bradley surveys the entire archaeological sequence over a 4,000 year period, from the adoption of…
  • Game Development Tools (by Marwan Ansari)

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    This book brings the insights of game professionals, DCC creators, hardware vendors, and current researchers together into a collection that focuses on the most underrepresented and critical part of game production: tools development. The first gems-type book dedicated to game tools, this volume focuses on practical, implementable tools for game development professionals. Topics range from asset tracking to improving remote version control performance to robust and efficient IO. Technical artists, as well as game play, audio, and graphics programmers will find new tools to improve work flow…
  • Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th edition (by Emmett Dulaney)

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Eight minibooks in one volume cover every important aspect of Linux and everything you need to know to pass level–1 certification Linux All–in–One For Dummies explains everything you need to get up and running with the popular Linux operating system. Written in the friendly and accessible For Dummies style, the book ideal for new and intermediate Linux users, as well as anyone studying for level–1 Linux certification. The eight minibooks inside cover the basics of Linux, interacting with it, networking issues, Internet services, administration, security, scripting, and level–1…
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  • Android Programming Succinctly

    Admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    In Android Programming Succinctly, Ryan Hodson provides a useful overview of the Android application lifecycle. Topics ranging from creating a UI to adding widgets and embedding fragments are covered, and he provides plenty of links to Android documentation along the way. Description Topics included: Setting Up • Hello, Android • The Activity Lifecycle • User […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and…
  • Bioinformatics Data Skills

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

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

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    5 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    In MongoDB Succinctly, author Agus Kurniawan explains the essentials of the MongoDB database system. Starting with creating a MongoDB database, you’ll learn how to make collections and interact with their data, how to build a console application to interact with binary and image collection data, and much more. You’ll also learn how to integrate MongoDB […]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…
  • Human Javascript

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    29 Jun 2014 | 1:06 am
    What if you could eliminate 3,000 line JavaScript files, nasty state bugs and that nagging feeling of oh-please-don’t-touch-it fragility? What if you could make your team’s communication and code collaboration better while shipping higher quality software at an increasing rate? And what if you could do all this while investing in software skills that aren’t […]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…
 
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  • Oracle Magazine

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    22 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

    kfadmin
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    You’ve surely heard of the Raspberry Pi: the palm-sized computer with enough power to run servers or media centres complete with retro gaming. Download Now Rasberry Pi has the connectivity to control security systems and enthusiast projects; and with the software tools to encourage the teaching and understanding of programming. Since its launch in 2012 the Raspberry Pi has exceeded expectations, becoming a must-have piece of computer hardware for enthusiasts and tech-heads. For a small project developed to be sold to schools and colleges to teach programming principles, that’s not bad.
  • Joomla! 3 Essential Training

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    22 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    In this course, Jen Kramer shows how to build a custom Joomla! template that automatically tailors and sizes content for a wide range of displays, from desktops to mobile devices. Download Now This course covers using Joomla! 3 with its built-in Bootstrap framework, and a start-to-finish development strategy that covers everything from converting the wireframe to HTML, to styling the headers and footers. Jen also shows how to incorporate Dreamweaver and the Firefox developer tools into your workflow, and accommodate multiple layouts and color variations in a single template. Download Now
  • The Ultimate Windows 8 Kit

    kfadmin
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Become familiar with Windows 8. Whether you’ve pre-ordered a Windows 8 device or are just wondering what’s new. Download Now Included in the Ultimate Windows 8 kit is one 44 page guide and two Windows 8 cheat sheets: - Getting Started: Your Guide to Windows 8 - Windows 8 Cheat Sheet: Touch and Mouse Gestures - Windows 8 Cheat Sheet: Keyboard Shortcuts Download Now
  • Apple iPhone — Free Quick Reference Card

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    22 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    This Apple iPhone Quick Reference provides shortcuts, tips, and tricks for the popular mobile device. Download Now Use it to brush up on the basics and to find alternate methods to your favorite commands. This printable quick reference is yours to use, distribute, and share at your organization! Along with this free reference card, you will also receive a 30-day trial of CustomGuide training, including over 7,000 Online Skills Assessments and Interactive Tutorials. Download Now
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  • Winner Announced in eBooks2go Children’s Book Contest

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

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

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

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

    eBooks2go
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:54 am
    eBooks2go reigns in its third year of business in a big way. The company officially announced the unveiling of a Children’s Book Contest on Monday June, 9 2014. The competition is geared toward authors and writers of illustrated/picture books with the goal being to find the best Children’s Book on the market. The premise of this month-long event is rather simple. eBooks2go wants to celebrate its 3rd Anniversary with the people that got them to this point in the first place…the authors. With the summer season looming, what better demographic to target than kids. School may be out for…
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  • Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited subscription plan for Kindle and Audible books

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

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

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

    2 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    July 2, 2014 - This is just a quick note to let you know that the free Kindle book search options in the reference section (right-column of blog) are updated for July. I've been unexpectedly trapped in a hospital for a bit, all is fixed, and I'm back to add to the blog again in the next few days while most of you will or should be holidaying.  A lot to catch up on. Reminders of what is available - some less-known links for avid bargain Kindle book hunters    June 2014  July 2014.     Also, all currently free non-classics sorted by:    Publication Date…
  • Amazon's Smartphone is here. $199 to start, with 2 yr plan AND free year of Prime (extra year for Prime members). Updated and re-edited for clarity 7/2/14

    18 Jun 2014 | 7:11 pm
    LAUNCH EVENT time 10:30am PDT, 1:30pm EDTFIRE PHONE is now available for pre-order.Release date: July 25, 2014   Limited time offer - "Includes a full year of Amazon Prime" (normally $99) If you aren't a Prime member, you'll get a full year of Prime with Fire phone. If you already have Prime, we'll extend your membership for a full year."It starts at $199 for 32 GB, $299 for 64 GB, with a 2-year monthly data plan with AT&T.  Essentially then, the phone with 32G is $99 after saving on $99 Prime, with 2 yrs of a monthly data plan. The 3D-simulation on Amazon's product-page image is…
 
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    Gizmodo

  • Buy a Kindle Fire HDX Today, and Get a Free Upgrade to the LTE Model

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

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

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

    Kate Knibbs
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Amazon is testing an ebook rental service called "Kindle Unlimited," as GigaOm pointed out today. The e-commerce company put up test pages for the service, which will offer "unlimited access to 600,000 titles." Users would pay $10 a month for access to the online lending library. The question is: Will they? Read more...
  • Barnes & Noble, whose Nook e-reader once seemed to be the company's best shot at survival, said toda

    Robert Sorokanich
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    Barnes & Noble, whose Nook e-reader once seemed to be the company's best shot at survival, said today that it will break Nook into a separate public company. The move comes after disappointing Nook sales, especially compared to Amazon's Kindle. [The New York Times]Read more...
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 311 Linda Grant

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

    Len Edgerly
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Creator of TeleRead and LibraryCity Interview starts at 15:48 Everyone, I think, would be better off if we replaced DRM [Digital Rights Management] with either no “protection” at all, or else social DRM, which in this case means imprinting the readers’ identities at the starts of books. The advantage of this is that books would no longer be siloed. Nook books could be read on Kindle and vice versa. At any rate, I think DRM has been one of the major barriers. Show Notes and Links: News “Amazon makes an offer to Hachette authors” by Hayley Tsukayama in The Washington Post –…
  • TKC 309 David P. Vandagriff

    Len Edgerly
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Contracts Attorney and Creator of The Passive Voice blog Interview starts at 22:32 “Predatory pricing” sounds good to people who don’t really understand that law very well. But I don’t see anything in Amazon’s behavior that would support that. I think a predatory-pricing antitrust action would would get kicked out of court, because where are the big price increases that Amazon is asking for? The antitrust laws are not designed to protect particular companies or particular groups of companies in a business. They’re designed to protect competition and protect consumers. I think…
  • TKC 308 My Grandson James

    Len Edgerly
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:06 pm
    An 8-year-old Kindle reader Interview starts at 15:56 You can take a photo and put it on the Kindle of yourself. You would never get to do that to a book, probably! Show Notes and Links: News Full video of Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone presentation on June 18 in Seattle “FAA grounds Amazon’s drone delivery plans” by David Kravets in ars technics – June 24, 2014 “Amazon: just another greedy retailer” by Charles Arthur in The Guardian – June 21, 2014 “The Bus Pants Utilization” - Episode 12, Season 4 of The Big Bang Theory Tech Tips “Up the Creek with  Kindle: Test…
  • Demo of Reading a Book on Amazon’s Fire Phone

    Len Edgerly
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:11 am
    Brett McNeill recorded this video showing the amazing way you can control the flow of text in a book using Amazon’s new Fire Phone. It’s pretty spectacular and makes this device a reader’s delight. I’m packing up here in Seattle, headed to Denver after a very full dose of Amazon World. I keep thinking of the words painted on the wall of the Phoenix fulfillment center, as shown in a recent excellent Wired article: work hard. have fun. make history. Pretty good prescription for making a difference. Send to Kindle
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  • Indieview with reviewer Steve Liddick

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

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

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I had been carrying these stories around with me since 1998 when I finished my first year living abroad. The book is a combination of things that happened to me during my first year in Korea and of stories that I heard.  Manheim Wagner – 17 July 2014 The Back Flap Korea: How You Feel is a vivid snapshot of life as an English teacher during the late 1990′s Asian economic crisis, where things are not what they seem. From a bewildered arrival at Kimpo Airport in Seoul to an alchemic epiphany in the streets of Saigon, Manheim Wagner’s expatriate novel takes the reader on a…
  • #Free for your #Kindle, 7/14/2014

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    The author of each of these books has indicated their intent to schedule these books for a free day for the Kindle versions today on Amazon. Sometimes plans change or mistakes happen, so be sure to verify the price before hitting that “buy me” button. The Ten Brides for Ten Heroes Cookbook by Varius 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 Annette Ranald, author of Under an Evil Star

    admin
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      I love grand epic tales, family sagas.  I’ve had to learn, though, that the lavish details and prose don’t cut it with modern readers. Annette Ranald – 7 July 2014 The Back Flap In April 1847, Louis Keseberg, the last survivor of the Donner Party, was rescued from a snow-covered cabin in a pass of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Surrounded by the dismembered bodies of his fellow-travelers and unhinged by hunger and isolation, it’s obvious that he consumed the bodies of his comrades to survive.  Money belonging to the Donner family was found in his possession.
 
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  • Giveaway! NEVER BEEN KISSED, AWAKENED, & BETWEEN THE SHEETS!

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

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

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

    drey
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve never been one to follow the masses (usually!) especially where it regards popular fiction, so it’s taken me this long to pick up Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. And boy, what was I waiting for?? drey’s thoughts: Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is a story of a marriage gone awry. When Nick Dunne reports his wife Amy missing on their fifth anniversary, he had no idea the storm that will soon engulf him in the small town of North Carthage, Missouri… Before you know it, his every action and reaction are scrutinized – by the police, along with strangers,…
  • Review & Giveaway: 70. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness…

    drey
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    So… Who’s been waiting for The Book of Life? I mean, really, it can’t just be me, right? Well, your wait’s almost over, The Book of Life is out TOMORROW! drey’s thoughts: I couldn’t wait for Deborah Harkness’ final installment of her All Souls trilogy, even if it meant the end of the story – The Book of Life was inhaled as quickly as I could manage it. It is a tome after all! Diana and Matthew have been all over time and place in their journey to figure out Ashmole 782 and its origins, and now they’re doing it in a modern laboratory with DNA…
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  • North Carolina Poet Laureate resigns post because of protests that she was only self-published.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Oliver Serang Kidnapped My Blog: How Stay Close, Little Ghost Came To Be

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    (Oliver Serang is an American lecturer at Universität Bremen and a research scientist at Thermo Fisher in Germany, where he swims in the river during snowstorms. He has published papers on computational biology algorithms and is the author of the novel Stay Close, Little Ghost. He can be found at colorfulengineering.org.He has kidnapped this blog.Regular content will return next week!)How Stay Close, Little Ghost Came To BeThe idea to write a novel came from a former colleague back when I was studying for my PhD. We were playing pool after midnight at a grimy bar when he said he'd found some…
  • Oliver Serang Kidnapped My Blog: Book and TShirt Giveaway

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    (Oliver Serang is an American lecturer at Universität Bremen and a research scientist at Thermo Fisher in Germany, where he swims in the river during snowstorms. He has published papers on computational biology algorithms and is the author of the novel Stay Close, Little Ghost. He can be found at colorfulengineering.org.He has kidnapped this blog. Regular content will return next week!)As the first step in my five day guest appearance on The Next Best Book Blog, I’d like to thank Lori Hettler for her support of independent authors and publishing.And second, I’m happy to announce a…
  • Book Review: Love Water Memory

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Read 7/15/14 - 7/17/143 Stars - Recommended to fans of "memory loss and love" stories, because lord knows this stuff's been done beforePages: 326Publisher: Gallery BooksReleased: (in paperback) January 2014I'm going to come clean and state that Love Water Memory is not my usual fare. But you know this already. You're scratching your head as you look at this and you're probably wondering what prompted me to pick this up. I know. I know. And you're right. You are absolutely right. It's much too mainstream and the plot is just way too common to have caught my attention on its own.So a…
  • Where Writers Write: Darran Anderson

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write!Where Writers Write is a series that features authors as they showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen. photo by Chris Kelly This is Darran Anderson. Darran Anderson is an Irish writer. He is the author of A Hubristic Flea (3:AM Press), Histoire de Melody Nelson 33 1/3 (Bloomsbury) and Tesla's Ghost…
  • Indie Spotlight: Lauren Becker

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Author Lauren Becker released a collection of flash fiction with Curbside Splendor last month. It's called If I Would Leave Myself Behind, and today she appears on the blog with an essay on the origins of those stories.It's always interesting to me to hear how the content of an author's stories came about... what inspired them to write it, where were they when it all came gushing out, how long did it take to get it all down, how much of it is autobiographical....In Lauren's essay, she answers those questions, and more.....~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I tried to write about the…
 
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 7-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Check out these 4 bargain books and 2 free books for your Tuesday evening read. Please “LIKE” and share ENT with all the book enthusiasts you know. Book Of The Day: Family Deceptions by Loretta Giacoletto has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3! BARGAIN BOOKS Secondhand Smoke by Patty Friedmann Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Contemporary Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “The outrageous developments and swift pace make this novel hard to resist.” –Publishers Weekly JERUSHA’S POISON… …to just…
  • More ENT Deals for 7-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Add more reading material to your Kindle library with this selection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books. Remember to “LIKE” and let friends and family in on these deals. Book Of The Day: Family Deceptions by Loretta Giacoletto has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3! BARGAIN BOOKS Forever Loved by Deanna Roy Rating: 4.4 Stars Genre: Romance Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Forever Loved – Nook Forever Loved – Apple iBooks Forever Loved – Google Play Forever Loved – Kobo…
  • More Kindle Deals for 7-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Find a nice, quiet spot to enjoy these 4 bargain books and 2 free books. Make sure to “LIKE” and let fellow book loving colleagues in on your #1 source for Kindle deals. Book Of The Day: Family Deceptions by Loretta Giacoletto has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3! BARGAIN BOOKS I Am Woman by Tom Peashey Rating: 5.0 Stars Genre: Literary Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “A cast of strong characters along with a plot that keeps you reading makes this a very good read.” -Michael F. There…
  • Book Of The Day – Family Deceptions

    Ron
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Fiction novel by Loretta Giacoletto and it’s 75% off for a limited time. Family Deceptions has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3! “Excellent reading, held my interest to the end, wanted more.” Mary – Amazon Reviewer Family Deceptions by Loretta Giacoletto Rating: 4.3 Stars Genre: Historical Fiction Price: $0.99 save $3   Family Deceptions – Nook Family Deceptions – Apple iBooks Family Deceptions – Kobo Pietro and Isabella Rocca are living a marriage of convenience in 1928 Italy.
  • Bargain and Free Books for 7-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Here are 3 bargain books and 2 free books to get your day started. Please “LIKE” and share these books with a friend or two. Book Of The Day: Family Deceptions by Loretta Giacoletto has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3! BARGAIN BOOKS All Fired Up by Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy Rating: 4.4 Stars Genre: Contemporary Romance Price: $0.99 Save $2.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. All Fired Up – Nook All Fired Up – Kobo “The writing is sharp and witty; the romance is steamy and fun; the storyline is clever and…
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    Indie Book Promo

  • Book Promo Feature – God Every Day by Mike Lutz

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

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

    Indiebookpromo
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to  welcome Linda K. Hopkins to the blog! She’s here to share about her book, Bound by a Dragon. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy. Blurb The dragon turned its head and seemed to look straight at Keira. Pulling her arm out of her sister’s, she drew herself upright and stared straight back, meeting the golden eye of the dragon before it turned its enormous body in a slow, fluid motion and lazily flew towards the mountains. A dragon has moved into the neighborhood of…
  • Book Promo Feature – Ten Brides for Ten Heroes by Mimi Barbour and friends

    Indiebookpromo
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Mimi Barbour to the blog.  She’s here to share about her latest release Ten Brides for Ten Heroes. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy.    June brides are special!!! Ten of them are amazing!!   I’m so happy to be able to visit Indie Book Promo to tell you about the new box collection I’m in with ten other authors. Many of these girls are New York Times, USA Today best-sellers and to say I was intimidated would be putting it mildly. I was shaking in my…
  • Book Promo Feature – What’s Your Author Platform? Create It, Understand It, Use It by Barb Drozdowich

    Indiebookpromo
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Barb Drozdowich to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, What’s Your Author Platform? If this book sounds like something you are interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. Creating buzz for your book and your career as an author just got easier. ‘What’s Your Platform?’ will help you create, understand and use a powerful author platform to sell books! Social Media and WordPress Consultant Barb Drozdowich will steer you through the technology behind book marketing without all the…
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  • July 22nd Evening Edition: Kindle Deals & Steals

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Ready for some more great reads? Check out this selection for your Kindle tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Urban Fiction Life of Secrets by Bowen Greenwood Still free? Click Here to find out! Alyssa Chambers is rich and privileged by birth, but a criminal by choice. She steals secrets from the powerful and influential, and sells them to whoever pays – and they pay very well. But when someone assassinates a Presidential candidate in an office Alyssa just robbed, she’s framed for…
  • [Hot Deal] Essential Oils for Beginners – Save 88%

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Althea Press Over 100 5-Star Reviews! Genre: Nonfiction Essential oils are a natural and safe way to improve your health, cure ailments, and soothe your body and mind. They come from natural sources, and have been used for centuries for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Essential Oils for Beginners is the comprehensive guide to harnessing the power of essential oils. Recent scientific research has proven that essential oils can truly prevent and heal disease, and they are far more affordable and safe…
  • July 22nd Morning Edition: Kindle Deals & Steals

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:31 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: Amish, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Nonfiction, Romance A Pedigree To Die For by Laurien Berenson Still free? Click Here to find out! Melanie’ Travis’s life is going to the dogs. With school out for the summer, a stint as a camp counselor falling through, and her sometime boyfriend dumping her for a Las Vegas chorus girl, the thirty-something Connecticut teacher and single mother figures that things can’t get any…
  • July 21st Evening Edition: Kindle Deals & Steals

    Pixel of Ink
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Keep your Kindle full and happy with tonight’s great reads! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Suspense Deadly Magic by Elisabeth Crabtree Still free? Click Here to find out! A night of magic turns into a night of murder. It’s Halloween night and the normally unhappy co-workers of the Straker Toy Company are eagerly looking forward to the celebration of their tyrannical boss’ fiftieth birthday. None more so than Grace Holliday. After all, it’s not every day she gets invited…
  • [Save $16] The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

    Pixel of Ink
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    The Eye of Minds by James Dashner Over 100 5-Star Reviews! Genre: Dystopian Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway? But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is…
 
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    Digital Book World

  • Stephen Colbert Helps One Hachette Author Beat Amazon Negotiation Fallout

    DBW
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Stephen Colbert’s efforts to show he could sell more books than Amazon are paying off. In early June, when the Amazon-Hachette contract dispute was just heating up in the news cycle, television personality and best-selling author Stephen Colbert joined a chorus of Hachette authors criticizing Amazon for its negotiating tactics which they said put authors in the crossfire of what was a conflict between two corporations. In addition to giving the online retailer the finger on cable television, Colbert boasted that he could foil Amazon and help Hachette authors sell more books than they…
  • For Subscription Ebooks, Great Expectations But Few Guarantees

    Rich Bellis
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    A report released today by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) finds that 80% of publishers believe subscription ebooks becoming a major part of the publishing business is “inevitable.” The launch last week of Amazon’s subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, would appear to corroborate that finding — but are they? Professionals within the trade, scholarly, professional and higher education sectors interviewed for the BISG report had differing views on the various subscription-based models most likely to take hold in their respective categories. Among all those interviewed,…
  • App Developer Activity Grows Around Amazon Fire Phone

    DBW
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    [Press Release] Developer Excitement Grows for Amazon’s New Fire Phone Rate of app and game submissions to the Amazon Appstore have more than doubled since the Fire phone unveiling Innovative apps and games from developers—including Camouflaj, Craigslist, eBay, Fandango, Fluik, Kik, Magmic, Trove, TV Guide, and WhitePages—all using Fire phone’s unique technical capabilities Amazon today announced that Amazon Appstore selection has nearly tripled over the past year, and since Fire phone launched, the rate of app submissions to the Amazon Appstore has more than doubled. App submissions…
  • Kindle Unlimited a Bad Deal for Some Authors?

    Jeremy Greenfield
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to Kindle Unlimited, the new all-you-can-read ebook service from Amazon, some authors have it good and some don’t, according to one. For some authors, whenever a book is read, it’s treated as if it’s purchased and the author is paid the agreed-upon ebook royalty. For others, when at least 10% of a book is read, they are entitled to a fluctuating portion of a fixed pool of money – and it could be the same as they make whenever they sell any book, a bit more, or, what’s seeming more likely, a bit less. This creates two classes of authors: Ones who are compensated per…
  • Wattpad Rolls Out Creative Commons 4.0 to Users to Increase Collaboration

    DBW
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    [Press Release] ‘Open stories’ now available on Wattpad for creators and remixers worldwide Wattpad rolls out Creative Commons 4.0 licensing options to 30 million people Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, has upgraded to Creative Commons (CC) 4.0 licensing options to give creators around the world the ability to search millions of stories to remix and reimagine. It is the largest implementation of CC 4.0 by a social media platform. Copyright has long been a hot-button issue for writers. As the nature of storytelling evolves to become more social and…
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  • Amazon Unveils PDF Preview Pane on New Paperwhite Update

    Michael Kozlowski
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Amazon has just released a new firmware update for the second generation Kindle Paperwhite.  One of the big enhancements is for the PDF experience and now users will see a small preview pane on the top lefthand corner. This helps orient you when you are pinching and zooming, to insure you know were you are in the document. When you buy physical books from Amazon, you normally have to wait a few days for it to be shipped out. Now, whenever you purchase a book, the sample eBook version will be automatically added to your library, so you can read the first few chapters. Finally, Amazon has…
  • Authors United to Issue New Directive to Amazon

    Mercy Pilkington
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    As Hachette, Amazon, and the laundry list of household name authors who make up the faux-power group Authors United continue to battle and make headlines over the contract dispute, there’s another major player who’s caught in the crossfire of the whole mess: the readers. While critics and supporters on both sides argue over the costs of doing business, the power of capitalism, even the poor contract terms that many traditionally published authors face, the sad fact is that the readers are being left out of much of the discussion. How the contract agreement–whenever it may…
  • Amazon Rolls Out Beta of KDP Pricing Support

    Mercy Pilkington
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    New information and knowledge have come to light thanks to the efforts of a core group of individuals; author Hugh Howey and his mathematical number cruncher Data Guy have released exhaustive information through the Author Earnings reports designed to help authors make informed decisions concerning their publishing. Rather than fight the Author Earnings efforts and information with their collective heads in the sand, Amazon seems to be reading and incorporating the information into tools for their authors. In the public beta of a new feature, KDP Pricing Support, Amazon has opened a new…
  • Wattpad Announces Creative Commons Agreement

    Mercy Pilkington
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Copyright is a hotly contested issue facing both authors and the publishing industry, as rights holders work to strike a balance between safeguarding content and sharing it across a variety of platforms to reach as many readers as possible. In the era of digital publishing, ebook piracy, and open sharing authoring platforms, some industry response has been to tighten the reins even further to combat the over-inflated perceived threat of content loss. Wattpad, a site which makes discovery possible through more than 30 million reader memberships, is designed specifically for authors to write…
  • First Quarter Digital Sales on the Rise

    Mercy Pilkington
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    The PA Digital Sales Monitor, new report from the UK-based Publishers’ Association, showed that ebook sales are on the rise for the first quarter of 2014. This report, which showed a 10.5% increase in digital sales, comes at a time when the debate around ebooks and their viability from different angles is starting to make waves again. According to a press release issued on the first quarter sales, “The growth in sales was also spread across all recorded categories. In the consumer sector digital sales of fiction increased 8%, with a 10% rise in sales of adult non-fiction. Digital…
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  • L'Illustration (Bookshelf)

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    22 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
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    22 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
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    22 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    ‎Collectif: ← Older revision Revision as of 17:45, 22 July 2014 Line 55: Line 55:  == Collectif == == Collectif ==  * {{Ebook|24960|Voyages amusants}} Voyage de Chapelle et de Bachaumont — Voyage de Languedoc et de Provence par Lefranc de Pompignan — Voyage de Paris à Saint-Cloud par mer et retour de Saint-Cloud à Paris par terre (1906) * {{Ebook|24960|Voyages amusants}} Voyage de Chapelle et de Bachaumont — Voyage de Languedoc et de Provence par Lefranc de Pompignan — Voyage de Paris à Saint-Cloud par mer et retour de…
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    Juacolameiro
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    ← Older revision Revision as of 12:49, 22 July 2014 Line 37: Line 37:  = Fine Arts = = Fine Arts =  === Lanzi, Luigi Antonio, 1732-1810 === === Lanzi, Luigi Antonio, 1732-1810 === * The History of Painting in Italy: From the Period of the Revival of the Fine Arts to the End of the Eighteenth Century (6 vols.) (1828; the original ''Storia Pittorica dell'Italia'' was published in 1792 [History of Painting in Lower Italy] and in 1796 [History of Painting in Upper Italy]) Translated by Thomas Roscoe, 1791-1871* The History of Painting in Italy: From the Period of the Revival…
 
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  • Obsession: Warm Bodies, Cold Hearts

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When Danny and Sydney meet, sparks fly and the blaze from their unhealthy relationship burns everyone and everything they come into contact with including themselves. Sydney sets in motion a series of events that could destroy their relationship and destroy their love for each other when she refuses to marry him, which sends Danny into a downward spiral. Through their love hate relationship they cannot love others and they cannot love each other. What will be the catalyst which will bring them together? 
  • Echoes (Echoes #1)

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Washington District of Columbia United Republic of Earth 2712 _____ Twenty-three-year-old Adem Adamend has it rough. His name is ludicrous. His friends are few. And the only thing his "kid genius" status has gotten him at the Interdistrict Bureau of Intelligence is a boatload of extra work with no credit in sight. Then hotshot lawyer Victor Manson is burned to death in his own back yard, and Adem finds himself using his unique skills to piece together the strangest crime he's ever seen. Strange because the only possible suspect Adem can pin the murder on...is a mythical beast. A dragon.
  • Zombies vs The Living Dead

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    A short story from the Post-Apocalyptic series ‘Surviving The Evacuation’. This tale is set before the events of Book 1: London, featuring characters that appear in Book 3: Family (out now). (15,000 words) The outbreak began in New York. Within days it had spread throughout the world. Nowhere is safe from the undead. Britain is under quarantine. Curfews, rationing and martial law have been implemented, but it’s not enough. An evacuation of all the indefensible inland regions has been planned. The entire population will be relocated to enclaves being established around the…
  • Surviving The Evacuation, Book 3: Family

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    This is the final volume of Bill Wright's journal. (78,000 words). Please note that this book features characters that first appeared in the short story, 'Zombies vs The Living Dead. Billions died. Civilisation collapsed. Zombies rule the Earth. But there is safety, so Bill and Kim are told, in a small village on the Irish coast. If they can just cross hundreds of miles of undead wasteland, to a rendezvous on a Welsh beach, there is a boat willing to take them there. But first they must travel back into London to rescue Annette and Daisy. If they can find and rescue the children, and get them…
  • Surviving The Evacuation, Book 2: Wasteland

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Billions were infected. Nations fell. The evacuation failed. Bill Wright has found safety at Brazely Abbey, but that isn’t enough. Uncertain how deep the conspiracy runs, nor how wide-spread the betrayal, he leaves his sanctuary to discover the truth. He knows where he is heading, the facility that created the virus. To get there he has to cross an undead infested wasteland. On the way he discovers other survivors, and finds that it is not just the undead that need to be feared. This is the second volume of his journal. (76,000 words) 
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  • The Time-Swept City

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    By Thomas F. Monteleone. Published by: Crossroad Press. Price: $3.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1213">Science fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1215">Adventure</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…
  • Change the World 4 How to Change Your Government into a True Democracy Quickly & Peacefully

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    By Tony Kelbrat. Price: $3.00 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/75">Politics and Current Affairs</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/343">Activism</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/75">Politics and Current Affairs</a> / <a…
  • Rich Man's War

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:18 pm
    By Elliott Kay. Price: $3.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1213">Science fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1222">Military</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…
  • Change the World 3 We Don't Need Fake Representatives: We Can Vote on Every Big Bill Online

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    By Tony Kelbrat. Price: $3.00 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/75">Politics and Current Affairs</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/343">Activism</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/75">Politics and Current Affairs</a> / <a…
  • Swept off her Feet

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    By lily love chapman. Price: $0.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1235">Romance</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1246">Suspense</a>. lily love chapman Jeanette Wilder wasn't looking for love when love found her after her friend moved in with her. Deputy Beaumont had a way with words, but didn't expect to find his way into Jeanette's heart. They had both turned their backs on love after…
 
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  • The Most Loved Chidlren Books – Infographic #Childrenbooks #children # books

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    by lemonwood_design. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Recommended book for children in a divorce Related Posts :Who Buys Children Books? - Infographic #writers #writing #childrenbooksThe DNA of a Successfull Book - Infographic #writers #writing #selfpubWhat Does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like? - Infographic #writers #writerscafe #IANThe Habits of British Readers - Infographic #writers #writing #readingBest Books of the 21st Century - Infographic #books #reading #amreadingBy Blogsdna The post The Most Loved Chidlren…
  • What Does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like? – Infographic #writers #writerscafe #IAN

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

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

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

    Patricia de Hemricourt
    28 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Recommended book for children in a divorce Related Posts :The Most Loved Chidlren Books - Infographic #Childrenbooks #children # booksThe DNA of a Successfull Book - Infographic #writers #writing #selfpubWhat Does 2 Billion Book Sales Look Like? - Infographic #writers #writerscafe #IANBest Books of the 21st Century - Infographic #books #reading #amreadingThe Habits of British Readers - Infographic #writers #writing #readingBy Blogsdna The post Who Buys Children Books? –…
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  • Dutch court lets ebook reseller stay online

    Passive Guy
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    From PC World: Dutch publishers have failed in their efforts to immediately close down ebook reselling site Tom Kabinet. The Amsterdam District Court ruled Monday that the reseller can stay in business, after the Dutch Publishers Association (DPA) filed a preliminary case at the beginning of July to urgently close the site for copyright infringement. Tom Kabinet offers a platform that it says lets users legally sell used ebooks. Sellers have to declare they obtained their copies legally and agree to delete their versions when a sale is made. While the service has no way to verify whether a…
  • It’s 2011 All Over Again

    Passive Guy
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    From Hugh Howey: I’m having a Groundhog Day moment, here. Indies are getting screwed. Exclusivity is death for authors. We are in coach and Big 5 authors are in first class. Our pay is going down. The same discussion exploded on KBoards back in 2011. They were the Kindle Boards at the time, and self-publishing was a lot more stigmatized than it is today. Amazon launched a program called KDP Select, and if you went exclusive with them, you gained two marketing advantages: Your ebooks became part of the Kindle Lending Library, and you were granted 5 “free” days for every 90-day period of…
  • Mobile-Ad Spending Leaps, but Trails User Growth

    Passive Guy
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    From The Wall Street Journal: After less than a decade of existence, smartphones and tablets this year will draw more money from advertisers than the centuries-old newspaper industry or the nearly century-old radio sector, a sign of just how rapidly technology is transforming media habits. Research firm eMarketer estimates that spending on mobile advertising, which includes both smartphones and tablets, will soar 83% to nearly $18 billion in 2014. Newspapers will draw nearly $17 billion, while radio will bring in $15.5 billion. “As more eyeballs are going there in larger numbers, the…
  • I turn my body from the sun

    Passive Guy
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    I turn my body from the sun. What ho, Tashtego! let me hear thy hammer. Oh! ye three unsurrendered spires of mine; thou uncracked keel; and only god-bullied hull; thou firm deck, and haughty helm, and Pole-pointed prow,- death- glorious ship! must ye then perish, and without me? Am I cut off from the last fond pride of meanest shipwrecked captains? Oh, lonely death on lonely life! Oh, now I feel my topmost greatness lies in my topmost grief. Ho, ho! from all your furthest bounds, pour ye now in, ye bold billows of my whole foregone life, and top this one piled comber of my death! Towards thee…
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  • Book Review: How to Succeed In Business Without Really Crying

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

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

    Lisa Lickel
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Review of Runaway Hearts by Karen Cogan c. Oct 2013 Prism Book GroupISBN: 9781940099194e-book $0.99p-book $10.99Buy on AmazonFrom the Publisher: Lynn thought putting distance between herself and her mother was healthy. Then she met Greg. He not only understands the meaning of running away from his problems, he's about to give her a painful lesson on the subject.My Review:Two lost souls find more than love when they meet as teachers at a small school on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico.Lynn Martin arrives at the beginning of a school year as a long-term sub for the fifth grade teacher. She…
  • The Lofty Semicolon

    Linda Yezak
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    As in all professions--all of life, actually--there are people behind the scenes known only as "the powers that be," the nebulous and unidentified "they." The same is true for authors. Whoever "they" are, those powers that be, they have deemed the semicolon to be too formal for fiction writing. I'm not certain I agree; all writing tools should be available for all authors, and that includes tools of punctuation.These powers also say that the semicolon has no place in dialogue: "No one speaks in semicolons," someone once explained to me. That hit me as rather bizarre at the time. If we were to…
  • Things Never to Put In Your Author Bio

    Cherie Burbach
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I interact with a lot of authors, many of whom contact me about getting interviewed for my writing site. I see a lot of author bios, some that wow me and many that make me cringe. I’d even include myself in that mix. Don’t Throw Words In That Have Nothing to Do With Being a WriterWhen I published my first poetry book ten years ago, I had just come off a 20-year career in marketing. I felt this was important somehow, mainly because I didn’t have many other writing credentials. I did have several freelance articles published, but didn’t feel that “made me a writer.” (Don’t we love…
 
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  • RPI Now Trying To Directly Lure UK Authors With Green Shore Imprint

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

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

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

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

    Mick Rooney
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Hybrid author Hugh Howey has been researching and writing extensively recently about author earnings and producing some intriguing reports. It's certainly captured the attention of both writers and publishers and created a great deal of debate in the industry.Today, The Authors' Licensing and Collection Society (ALCS)released summary details of a survey conducted into author earnings in the UK. The survey—officially titled, What are words worth now?—is based on the 2012/13 fiscal year and invited various participant writers (professional, part-time, occasional and self-published)…
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  • How To Mine Your Dreams For Story Gold

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

    Angela Ackerman
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
  • 3 Steps to Taking Your Character Further and Deeper With…Anger?

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

    Angela Ackerman
    12 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    Hi everyone! Just a quickie post today, asking for a bit of feedback. It’s been over six months since we transferred hosting sites and became Writers Helping Writers, so I wanted to do a check in: How are we doing? Our goal is to build a space that offers writers help, information and tools that can’t be found elsewhere. Becca and I want to support all writers, both with bettering their craft, and helping them navigate the marketing and the business end of being an author. To do this right, we need your help. If you don’t mind, take a minute to let us know what you really…
  • Hidden Emotions: How To Tell Readers What Characters Don’t Want To Show

    Angela Ackerman
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    One of the struggles that comes with writing is when a character feels  vulnerable  and so tries to hide their emotions as a result.  Fear of emotional pain, a lack of trust in others, instinct, or protecting one’s reputation are all reasons he or she might repress what’s going on inside them. After all, people do this in real life, and so it makes sense that our characters will too.  Protecting oneself from feeling exposed is as normal as it gets. But where does that leave writers who STILL have to show these hidden emotions to the reader (and possibly other characters in the…
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  • Make Art. Make Money. Lessons From Jim Henson With Elizabeth Hyde Stevens. Podcast Episode 189

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

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

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

    Joanna Penn
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    The adventures in translation continue apace … and this one is a little different! Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of Desecration-Verletzung in German, which is part of a debut set of crime/thrillers from a new German digital-only imprint, Midnight by Ullstein. This article includes my thoughts on working with a publisher as well as an interview with my translator. Digital Only Deal for Desecration with Ullstein Midnight As part of my 50:50 royalty split deal with my translator, Hans Maerker, we discussed the possibility of pursuing a traditional deal as well as…
  • The Arc Of The Indie Author Journey. From First Book To CEO Of Your Global Media Empire

    Joanna Penn
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:05 pm
    When you first have a yearning to write a book, you’re not usually thinking of running a global media empire! So don’t worry if you’re not ready to assume the mantle of CEO of your own business just yet. You don’t have to know everything now. You can learn on the job. We all have to. None of us are born with the knowledge of how to do these things – we just find out along the way. This is the story arc of the author’s writing and business life as I have experienced it (so far) and the main challenges at each stage, as well as how to overcome them. I’m…
 
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    Self Publishing Advisor

  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 7/22/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    As a self-publishing author, you may find it helpful to stay up-to-date on the trends and news related to the self-publishing industry. This will help you make informed decisions before, during and after the self-publishing process, which will lead to a greater self-publishing experience. To help you stay current on self-publishing topics, simply visit our blog every Tuesday to find out the hottest news.  A Publisher of One’s Own This interesting article from Inside Higher Ed looks at self-publishing statistics and the role self-publishing currently plays in academic publishing.
  • Self-Publishing Takes Patience

    Jodee Thayer
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the many benefits of self-publishing is the turnaround time. Self-published books can often be printed much quicker than traditionally published books. That said, successful self-published authors understand that publishing a quality book takes patience. Here is why. 1. Your manuscript should be near flawless. Before self-publishing your book, you want to make sure you spend plenty of time revising and editing. For some authors, a developmental editor could be extremely beneficial, and for all writers, hiring a professional copyeditor is a must. While no book is completely flawless,…
  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 7/18/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    IT’S IN THE STARS WHERE oh where are today’s true Science Fiction writers  In my youthful days, I cut my reading-teeth on such marvelous other-world adventures as 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (by Jules Verne), War of the Worlds (by H.G. Wells) and John Carter the mysterious traveler to Mars/Barsoom.  With each impossible John Carter action and invention created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, my wonderment increased.  Yet, the present-day genre of “science fiction” now includes other facets that (in my opinion) detract from the legacy left to us by these great authors. The…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review: The Job

    selfpublishingadvisor
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written. When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review: The Job Cramer Louis Jackson Publisher: Outskirts Press ISBN:…
  • Achieve Your Summer Readings Goals While on Vacation

    Kelly Schuknecht
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Reading is one of the best things writers can do to improve their own work. Reading offers inspiration, teaches the craft, and provides insight into what is (or isn’t) successful right now. I frequently encourage writers to set reading goals — read a certain number of books per month. Your summer vacation is the perfect time to achieve those summer reading goals. Years ago, when you went on vacation you’d pack a small stack of books to enjoy on the plane or as you laid by the pool. Once those books were finished, your reading was done. Obviously for space reasons (and…
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    Self Publishing Team

  • How Authors Can Build Their Audience on Instagram [Guest Post]

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

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

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

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

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

  • What happens when you finish reading a book (video)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever felt like having a terrible hangover when you’ve finished reading the last sentence of the book? Probably yes, and probably several times, right.The team from Epic Reads, an online community of young adult fiction fans, has prepared a video that, well, visualizes the damage done to you when “the words stop”.The best cure? Reach for the next book. And the next, and the next…More videos:Reading at work (video)Amazon Fire Phone lets read books in two new ways (video)A book that watches you – it’s not a concept any longer (video)Shop Kindle…
  • Interactive timeline of print technology

    Ola Kowalczyk
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    3D printing – a screenshot from interactive timeline of print technology by PrinterInksPrinterInks, an online store offering a large selection of cartridges for laser and inkjet printers, has documented the history of print technology in an amazing interactive chart.The chart lets us go through the most important dates in the history of print, from the early days of woodblock to the latest advances in 3D printing.You’ll see here not only the biggest milestones like the invention of a movable type, but also the dates when most famous typefaces or Pantone colors were…
  • Reading habits compared: Android vs iOS (infographic)

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Oyster is an ebook ecosystem which for $9.95 a month gives their subscribers unlimited access to over 500,000 books.Recently, the company has introduced a long-expected app for Android. This gave an opportunity to compare reading habits of users of  the two most popular mobile platforms. Oyster collected the facts in an interesting infographic.Android readers are more likely to reach for health books, while iOS users prefer to read about how to influence people.iOS readers read mostly before sleep, and during lunchtime. Android owners read in the evenings, and they tend to read long…
  • 12 minimalist posters with quotes from famous authors (pictures)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    Design Different shop on Etsy offers beautiful minimalist posters with quotes from famous authorsA motivational poster is one of the best decorating ideas, especially if you pick up a smart quote dressed in a stylish design.Such are all posters created by Design Different, and sold on Etsy.The shop offers over 30 different quotes, and we selected the ones from famous authors: Oscar Wilde, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, or Albert Camus.The posters are available in five sizes, from 8×10″ (for $19) to 13×19″ ($23). All prints include a slim 1/4″ white border and are printed on…
  • When genius writers slept (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    NY Magazine has put together a very nice infographic that shows daily habits of 27 brightest minds in history.The chart includes writers Maya Angelou, Honoré de Balzac, Haruki Murakami, and Charles Dickens, among others.It turns out that taking a nap doesn’t make you any smarter. Only two of the genius minds were doing it: Charles Darwin and Honoré de Balzac.The author of La Comédie humaine is famous for his work habits. He used to sleep in the evening, wake up after midnight, and take an hour and a half nap when many people were still in beds.Click on the image to enlarge…
 
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    Indie House Books

  • Cornered Coyote (Coyote Series Book 3)

    Kayte M
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    By Dianne Harman A Gripping tale that is hard to put down – One that is as Sweet as a Ballerina and as Pugnacious as a Pitbull! Maria is tired of running from the law and comes back to the US from France. She murdered her husband, a deranged genius in self-defense and is arrested on arrival. Will she come out unscathed or will this be the biggest mistake of her life? Will she taste freedom or will she remain behind bars forever? Follow the loveable yet eccentric private investigator, Slade Kelly, (a readers’ favorite), as he tries to save Maria from seemingly insurmountable odds.
  • Marlene and Sofia – A Double Love Story by Pedro Barrento

    Kayte M
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Range: 7/22-7/24 A writer struggles to finish a book that someone else started writing, battling to weave his own characters and plot into the pre-existing manuscript. A group of well-off old people in a retirement home seek relief from boredom by using an internet service which allows them to live out their fantasies virtually. Two working-class men, one young and disenfranchised, one a lifelong Communist, discuss their differing world views. An unstable computer genius and a control freak banker form an uneasy alliance to launch a new internet sensation, while the…
  • The Prodigal Father: “I Faked My Own Death” (Life after Death Book 1) by David Dodge

    Kayte M
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 7/22-7/23 “I faked my own death and lived under other names for almost three years. I was the prodigal son, prodigal husband and prodigal father. I left my mother and father, ten brothers and sisters, and my wife and three children. I knew I couldn’t live a deceptive life and take God with me. I couldn’t take my family and live a deceptive life, so I verbally told my God goodbye. He left me alone. The children of Israel wanted meat in the wilderness. God gave it to them, but He sent leanness to their souls.——I got the freedom I wanted,…
  • Tallyho in the Squat by Asa Ingram

    Kayte M
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Dates: 7/22-7/23 Smuggling wild rabbits. Late night sasquatch hunting. A bar fight with a donkey. This wasn’t the post-graduate life Bill Gulledge bargained for. But in a terrible economy, Bill’s English degree doesn’t pack much punch, and his wealthy redneck father enlists him to bring back illegal shipments of wild rabbits from Kentucky to their hometown in South Carolina. His good ole boy cousin, Jimbo, joins the party after he loses his beer truck driving job due to a heart condition. With cash in their pockets, plenty of beer in the coolers, and lots of time to…
  • Sweet Pete and the Magical Cookie Jar by Maria Alony

    Kayte M
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Link: Amazon Promo Range: 7/20-7/21 Does your child eat too many sweets and you find it hard to change? Such is the problem of our hero, Sweet Pete, a happy little bunny who only likes to eat sweets. Lots and lots of sweets. But one day something magical and very strange happens and Pete realizes that sweets are not so sweet after all! ***A best seller in the categories of Bedtime and Dreaming and Beginner readers Books*** “Books like this are pretty darn useful for helping the little ones realize that eating only sweets is not a good idea, and the younger they are when we start talking…
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    Vyrso Voice

  • Choose from Over 95 New Audio Books: Learn on the Go!

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

    Lauren Visser
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Summer isn’t over. If you’ve already blazed through your Summer reading list, or even if you’re still putting it off, now is the perfect time to jump back into reading with fresh titles. Some amazing books aren’t even out until the middle of Summer anyways! We’ll help you keep up with what’s coming out and when. Here are five new Christian books releasing this Summer: 1. The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity John Piper is a nationally renowned pastor and bestselling author. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up with a…
  • 4 Simple Ways to Beat Busyness

    Dominic Sickich
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    Life isn’t meant to be merely survived—and neither are your work weeks. But at times, we become overwhelmed by our busyness, and when we finally slow down enough to take notice, we find we feel like a fish out of water fighting for a more natural environment. Beat the unnecessary busyness and find a balance with these four simple tips:   1. Know your roles: quit and simplify It’s essential to clearly define what’s important in our lives: what are we living for? Even better, who are we to living for? What are the roles you desire to play? You could want the role of a loving father…
  • Never Too Late to Be Found: Treating the Wounds of Hurting People with Grace

    Brian Williams
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Today’s interview is with Sarah Jakes, a businesswoman, media personality, and author of the new book Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life. This memoir is a captivating look at Jakes’ journey, including her struggles with being a teen mom and the daughter of T.D. Jakes—a high-profile preacher. This honest and vulnerable story is a reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into his perfection. Download her memoir and call to action, Lost and Found, today! 1. You said your story is “not always pretty.” What prompted you to share the life lessons you have…
  • Recovering Redemption: Revealing Our Weaknesses As a Church

    Sherri Huleatt
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today’s interview is with Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church, which has grown from just 160 people to over 11,000. Chandler is also president of Acts 29, a worldwide church-planting organization, and has authored several books, including The Explicit Gospel and Creature of the Word. His latest book, Recovering Redemption: A Gospel-Saturated Perspective on How to Change, is written with a pastor’s intensity and a counselor’s discerning insight, and it takes you deep into Scripture as you evaluate your personal weaknesses, anxieties, and points of shame. With this book,…
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    Critical Margins

  • Interview With Mike Chasar, Author of “Everyday Reading”

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

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

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

    Kevin Eagan
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Today, Jason and Kevin look at profanity in books. Do bad words turn you off? Will you keep reading if a book is laced with profanity? And, does profanity matter when reading a book, especially if that book serves a purpose or holds an important place in your life? A lot of readers dislike profanity in books. But we’re wary of censorship, especially in literature. So-called bad words can often have an enlightening effect on what we read. and profanity in literature has existed for millenia: just go read some chaucer for some examples. Show notes: What George Carlin has to say about bad…
  • Episode 14 – The Unwashed Reviews

    Kevin Eagan
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Literary critics have lorded over the pages of elite magazines for centuries, and in the twentieth century, magazines like the New Yorker and The Atlantic have helped make and break potential new books. But now, we’re in the 21st century. People find books through social media recommendations and user ratings on Amazon and Goodreads. Book review publications have gone belly up or have downsized. Today, Jason and I look critically at the critics. What can they offer us today, if anything? Do we really rely on professional critics to help us choose what to read? We discuss why so many critics…
 
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    Digital Content Conversion & Publishing

  • eBooks are enhancing children’s caliber for studying. Is it true?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Social Media Friendships. Online Gaming, Facebook, Twitter, Linked, and more

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Murder Pit by Jeff Shelby: Book Review

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

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

    pskarr
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    The post The Mad Herringtons by Jane Myers Perrine: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. The Mad Herringtons are a large quirky family who do as they please. Their whimsies are the talk of the ton, and nothing they do surprises the gentry. This Regency romance is refreshing because it shows a more human and humorous side of the ‘toffs’. Aphrodite Herrington is the changeling of the Herringtons. Her whole [...] The post The Mad Herringtons by Jane Myers Perrine: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes: Book Review

    pskarr
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    The post A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. A Charming Crime is somewhat goofy but you’ll love it if you liked Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. I do so I did. There is certainly a fantasy element here but it is not too scary. You can sit back and enjoy the fun. June Heal is more adept at running A Dose of Darla than [...] The post A Charming Crime by Tonya Kappes: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Nora Roberts Land by Ava Miles: Book Review

    pskarr
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    The post Nora Roberts Land by Ava Miles: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Nora Roberts Land is the first book in the Dare Valley series. It has an engaging plot with lots of romance, some conflict, some intrigue and a mystery in the background. In short, it has something for everyone, just like the books by its namesake. If you know Nora Roberts, you should have an idea [...] The post Nora Roberts Land by Ava Miles: Book Review appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
 
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  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman Download

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Where She Went by Gayle Forman Description The extremely expected follow up to your New York Times popular and vitally recommended If I Stay Selecting up some many years following the remarkable summary of If I Stay, Where She Went goes on the storyline of Adam and Mia, from Adam’s point of view. Ever before because Mia’s choice to remain – yet not with your husband – Adam’s profession is for a great flight. Their record album, paid for through the torment as well as discomfort of the break up, makes your a bona fide star. And Mia by herself has turned into a…
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