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  • 106 Free Kindle Books, 53 Kindle Books Deals – Great Deals on Bestsellers & National Book Award Winners

    Kindle Review
    switch11
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *HIRED GUN (A Jess Williams Novel) by Robert J. Thomas. Price: Free. Genre:…
  • 7 Types Of Book Launch Events You Can Use To Gain Best Seller Status For Your Book

    The Future of Ink
    Shelley Hitz
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Shelley Hitz If you have a book that’s being published soon, you’ll want to take advantage of all that a book launch can offer! In this video, I describe seven types of book launch events with resources for you to consider: The 7 Types of Book Launch Events Discussed in the Video 1. Discounted price 2. Bestseller Launch 3. Virtual Book Tours 4. Giveaways and Contests 5. Group Promotions 6. Online Conferences 7. Combine One Or More Of The Above Things to Consider Event Timing Event Length Type of Event Book Launch Event #1: Discounted price Depending on the price of your book,…
  • Technical Writing: A Viable Career (Or Sideline) Option for Writers

    WRITERS HELPING WRITERS
    Becca Puglisi
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Tony Fischer @ Creative Commons First let me start by giving a heartfelt THANK YOU to the men and women who have served or currently do serve in the armed forces. While Veteran’s Day is an American holiday, I applaud and respect the dedication it takes for anyone to serve their country in such a sacrificial way. I recognize that my freedom comes at great cost, and I’m humbly and eternally grateful for your sacrifice. One of the freedoms we cherish in America is the ability to choose our own career paths—even if our desired career is difficult or impractical or monetarily…
  • 5 Indie Novels That Got Their Start in NaNoWriMo

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    Joe Sutton
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    We’re about halfway through National Novel Writing Month, which means about 300,000+ ambitious writers are fast at work constructing novels, memoirs, short story collections and more before December.
  • Embrace Change – Guest Post by David Gaughran

    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Writers have it better than any other creative profession right now but it feels like we don’t appreciate our good fortune and haven’t adopted the mindset where we fully embrace change. The transition to digital is hugely disruptive – and not always in positive ways – but it’s solving a number of long-standing problems, particularly the issue of author earnings.It’s easy to forget how bad things were before the digital revolution made self-publishing viable and gave us all more options. I was at the International Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy at the end of September.
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  • Preston Amok, The Bookseller Sucks, Antitrust Redux*

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    *To revel in the full majesty of this blog's title, please mispronounce redux as re-ducks.Now go grab a pot of coffee and a bowl of popcorn. This is gonna be a long one.Back in 1978, when I was but a wee lad of 8 (the smarter among you can probably guess my birth year if you're good at math) a book came out by a guy named George Fox. It was called Amok.Even at that tender young age, I'd recently read Jaws (and you wonder why I'm a thriller writer?) and I picked up Amok at my local library in their paperback exchange rack. I selected it because of the cover; two muscular arms swinging a bloody…
  • Guest Post by Jennifer Selzer & Daniel Huber

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Writing books is notoriously a solitary craft, whether that brings to mind an image of the infamous recluse JD Salinger, or the more modern, anonymous soul sitting alone at the neighborhood Starbucks, head buried in his laptop. My experience with writing has mostly been the opposite of this, as Ive been in a collaborative partnership for over fifteen years now. Daniel Huber and I began writing together back in 1999, after I had mentioned to him that I had an idea for a story, for a world in fact. It was sort of this strange blend of science fiction and fantasy, because I wanted to write in a…
  • The Authors Guild: Do More Than Hope

    15 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    From Authors Guild Prez Roxana Robinson:“In the meantime, it’s our hope that Hachette—in light of the loyalty its authors have shown throughout this debacle—takes this opportunity to revisit its standard e-book royalty rate of 25% of the publisher’s net profits.”The Authors Guild has, many times in the past, voiced that ebook royalties should be raised.So do something about it.The AG, and Authors United, have been able to get beaucoup media attention during the Hachette/Amazon spat. They were squarely on the side of Hachette (even while proclaiming they weren't taking sides) and…
  • Amazon/Hachette Negotiations Finally End

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Via Hachette:Dear Authors and Agents,I’m very happy to bring you the good news that Hachette Book Group has reached a new agreement with Amazon for ebook and print sales. While the new ebook terms will take effect early in 2015, Hachette titles will be restored as soon as possible to normal availability on Amazon, will be available for pre-order, and will be included in promotions on the site, a very positive development as we head into the holiday shopping season.The new agreement delivers considerable benefits. It gives us full responsibility for the consumer prices of our ebooks.
  • Embrace Change – Guest Post by David Gaughran

    5 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Writers have it better than any other creative profession right now but it feels like we don’t appreciate our good fortune and haven’t adopted the mindset where we fully embrace change. The transition to digital is hugely disruptive – and not always in positive ways – but it’s solving a number of long-standing problems, particularly the issue of author earnings.It’s easy to forget how bad things were before the digital revolution made self-publishing viable and gave us all more options. I was at the International Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy at the end of September.
 
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  • MeGustaEscribir: Author Solutions Inc. Expands Into Spain

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareToday I'm highlighting a post by author and self-publishing expert David Gaughran. Like Writer Beware, David has been following Author Solutions Inc. closely over the past few years, and has written a number of important, in-depth articles about ASI and its operations.From David's blog: Penguin Random House is speeding up the international expansion of its vanity press operations, while also seeking to integrate them more closely with the traditional side of the business – hoping to counteract flat growth for Author Solutions at a time when…
  • Scam Warnings For Freelancers

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIdentity Theft This week, freelance writer Heather Boerner (who has published with such well-known venues as The Atlantic and The Washington Post) alerted me to her experience with a scammer.Heather discovered the scam when she was contacted, out of the blue, by an individual who claimed to have hired her through a freelance jobs bidding website called oDesk. From an article about the scam by one of Heather's colleagues, Paul Raeburn:[Heather] quickly realized that she had been the victim of identity theft. Somebody--a fake Heather--had gone to…
  • Alert: Cookbook Marketing Agency

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAre you thinking of creating your own cookbook--or have you already created one? Good news: an apparently new venture called Cookbook Marketing Agency is here to help.Cookbook Marketing Agency (CMA) is a global book marketing agency, publisher and branding consultancy. Along with our partners, we have helped thousands of authors, as well as other publishers increase their book sales potential.Sounds pretty impressive--if not very specific. That's OK, though, because CMA is ready to offer you a whole menu of assistance, including a promotional…
  • Solicitation Alert: LitFire Publishing

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareEDITED 11/11/14 TO ADD: Either as a result of this post or of the accompanying discussion at Absolute Write (which includes a lot more speculation and information about possible LitFire staff names and aliases), changes have begun to appear on the LitFire website. I've therefore appended a bunch of screenshots at the bottom of this post. A few weeks ago, I began hearing from writers who'd been solicited, out of the blue, by a company called LitFire Publishing. In some cases by phone, in others by email, a LitFire "consultant" claimed to have…
  • Kindle Scout: The Pros and Cons of Amazon's New Crowdsourced Publishing Program

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareYesterday, Amazon's brand-new crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout, opened for voting by the public.The concept is pretty simple:Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing. Authors can submit their full manuscripts of 50,000 words or more (including cover art,…
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  • Sex and Reading: A Look at Who's Reading Whom

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    What do men and women want when it comes to books? Are they reading their own gender? And what do they think of books written by the opposite sex? This year the #readwomen movement inspired us to take a closer look at where readers fall along gender lines. There's a lot of well-documented press about the fact that women's books tend to have "girly" covers instead of gender-neutral ones, and the VIDA count shows us that traditional book reviewers are predominantly male and books being reviewed in "top tier" publications are mostly by men. Together with the stats team, engineers, and designers,…
  • Love Your Fire Tablet? We Have New Goodreads Features For You! (U.S., Canada & Australia)

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Ever read a book and been left with a burning question? "So, what really happened to the diamond?" Or have you wanted some advice from readers before starting a book? "Is this suitable for a teenager?" We've now introduced our Reader Q&A feature to the Goodreads app for Fire Tablets to help you ask and answer questions along with your fellow readers!Reader Q&A is just one of many new features in the latest Goodreads update now available on Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, and Fire HDX 8.9, as well as the Fire HDX.Want to share which book you're currently reading? Easy peasy—click on the About…
  • Final Round Now Open—Last Chance to Vote in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards!

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:04 am
    Announcing Your Finalists! » It's time for the Final Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards! Readers cast more than 2.1 million votes for their favorite books in the Opening and Semifinal Rounds, and now we've narrowed the field to just 10 finalists in each of 20 categories. See what books made the cut—and it's your third and final chance to place your vote for the best books of the year!Congrats to the Goodreads Choice Finalists, who range from decorated authors like Margaret Atwood and Michael Lewis to first-time novelists like Jessie Burton and Pierce Brown. In Best Fiction, Rainbow…
  • Goodreads on Kindle E-readers Just Got Even Better! (U.S., Canada, & Australia)

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    After we launched Goodreads on Kindle e-readers, one of the requests we heard most from readers was, “When will we be able to share progress updates?” Starting today, the answer is now! This is just one of the many features now available on the new Kindle, the Kindle Voyage and the second generation Kindle Paperwhite, in the United States, Canada and Australia. For all of you clamoring for the ability to add a book to your Goodreads shelves, we haven’t forgotten you either. Just go to your Kindle device library and tap and hold on any book to shelve it on Goodreads.Being able to see…
  • What's the "It" Book of 2014?

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    In 2013, it was arguably The Goldfinch.In 2012? Gone Girl, for sure."It" books. They're the ones that we pass along, that we hope our friends have read so that we can discuss and debate. Love them or hate them, we can't stop talking about them!So we had to find out: What is this year's "It" book?The best part of being book nerds here at Goodreads is that we have the data to answer these sorts of questions!We set a few limitations: To account for the fact that interest statistically skews high in the first couple of months after publication, we only looked at books published between January…
 
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  • Book Porn

    Lucy Wang
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    We Plead the Fifth, Hugh Howey credits NaNoWriMo for training him to "be a pro" + more in this week's round-up
  • 5 Indie Novels That Got Their Start in NaNoWriMo

    Joe Sutton
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    We’re about halfway through National Novel Writing Month, which means about 300,000+ ambitious writers are fast at work constructing novels, memoirs, short story collections and more before December.
  • The Gertrude Threshold

    IR Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the future, scientist Stan Gertrude discovers the Sun is expanding so rapidly that its heat will consume the Earth within a few generations. After years of ineffective action, the Warming forces all underground, where the survivors can await the Gertrude Threshold, the day humanity will meet complete destruction.
  • The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide

    IR Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    As unlikely as it sounds, every Memorial Day weekend a crowd of punk rockers arrives in Las Vegas for a long weekend of music, partying and bowling. Yes, bowling. The centerpiece of this gathering is a bowling tournament with teams, prizes and a distinctly punk attitude.
  • Buckle Up! The New “50 Shades of Grey Trailer” is Here!

    IR Staff
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    When the first "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer for the movie adaptation of the (originally fanfic) books by E. L. James arrived this summer, the Internet reacted in a big way, driving the YouTube-housed tease to become the most watched trailer of 2014.
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    Dear Author

  • Really good people deserve love too

    Jane
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    A Family for Christmas by Noelle Adams. $ 0.99 From the Jacket Copy: For years, Lydia has dreamed of overseas mission work, the way some women dream of getting married. How ironic that she needs a husband to finally make it happen. She’s always been practical, however—even if it means a marriage-of-convenience so she can finally do the work she’s called to do. Gabe needs a wife at exactly the right time. Plus, he’s kind of hot. After a spectacularly failed marriage, Gabe isn’t looking for a wife. He and his nine-year-old daughter are doing just fine on their own. But…
  • REVIEW: Indecent Proposal by Molly O’Keefe

    Jane
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Ms. O’Keefe: I passed over this book when it first came out because the hero was getting into politics. I don’t like books   where politics are driving part of the conflict.  but then I’d like several books where politics are an important part of the story so I might have to re-examine my prejudice. Our wonderful heroine in this story is Ryan Kaminski, a beautiful girl from Philadelphia  once dreamed of being an international top model but is currently staring 30 in the face while  working as a bartender at a hotel bar in New York City. Needless to say her dreams…
  • First Page: Fluency Skills – Contemporary Romance

    Jane
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Welcome to First Page Saturday. Individual authors anonymously send a first page read and critiqued by the Dear Author community of authors, readers and industry others. Anyone is welcome to comment. You may comment anonymously. You can submit your own First Page using this form. When my best friend invites me to one of her parties, I go. It doesn’t matter that I don’t want to go, that I’d rather stay home and read, or bake a pie, or file my calluses. When Celeste asks me if I’m free Saturday night for “a little thing for Jay”, I tell her that I’ll be there, thanks for asking.
  • Daily Deals: Scandalous brides, dangerous highwaymen, dark manors

    Jane
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Midnight Vengeance by Lisa Marie Rice. $ .99 From the Jacket Copy: Morton “Jacko” Jackman isn’t afraid of anything. He’s a former Navy SEAL sniper, and he’s been in more firefights than most people have had hot meals. Lauren Dare scares the crap out of him. Gorgeous, talented and refined, she’s the type of woman who could never be interested in a roughneck like him. So he’s loved her fiercely in secret, taken her art classes, and kept a watchful but comfortable distance. Until now. Lauren had finally found a home in Portland, far from her real…
  • Reading List by Jennie for September and October

    Jennie
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Also read and reviewed: Waiting on You, Inamorata and Year of the Chick. All Souls: A Family Story From Southie by Michael Patrick Macdonald This was an engrossing and well-written autobiographical account of growing up in South Boston during the turbulent 1970s, enduring race riots, school busing and family tragedy. The author was raised by a single mother and ended up losing four brothers, one as an infant to pneumonia and the other three to suicide and murder. The writing had a detached tone at times; I would’ve liked to have had a better feel for the author as a person, but perhaps…
 
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  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-22-14

    Admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    In Too Deep (Due South: A Sexy Contemporary Romance Book 1) By Tracey Alvarez / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (58 reviews) Meet Piper and West… She vowed never to return. To save her brother from financial ruin, Piper Harland must do the one thing she swore she’d never […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-22-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-21-14

    Admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Addictive Lunacy (Compulsions Book 1) By N. Isabelle Blanco / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (33 reviews) Calum Alexander lived his life one way. With purpose and moderation. Everything was set in place and everything happened according to a plan. That is, until his picture perfect engagement falls apart […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-21-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-20-14

    Admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Logan’s Redemption: Redemption Book 1 By Cara Marsi / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (63 reviews) Doriana Callahan’s life is unraveling. Someone is stalking her and sabotaging her father’s company; her teenage son is rebelling; and Logan Tanner is back in town. For sixteen years she’s kept an explosive secret […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-20-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-19-14

    Admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    Mean Streak By Sandra Brown / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,242 reviews) From #1 New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding story of survival, that takes the age-old question, “Does the end justify the means?” and turns it on its head. Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-19-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-18-14

    Admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    The Duchess War (The Brothers Sinister Book Book 1) By Courtney Milan / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (351 reviews) Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-18-14 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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  • 106 Free Kindle Books, 53 Kindle Books Deals – Great Deals on Bestsellers & National Book Award Winners

    switch11
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *HIRED GUN (A Jess Williams Novel) by Robert J. Thomas. Price: Free. Genre:…
  • 128 Free Kindle Books (Nov 21st, Fri)

    switch11
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day * Fermentation for Beginners: Start Fermenting Veggies & Food and Live…
  • 91 Free Kindle Books (Thur) – lots of very good romance, thrillers, mysteries

    switch11
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day * The Forest Bull (The Fearless) by Terry Maggert. Price: Free. Genre:…
  • 111 Free Kindle Books (Wed, Nov 20th)

    switch11
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 5:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *** Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo. Price: Free. Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Science…
  • 92 Free Kindle Books (Tue, Nov 18) – good romance, excellent science fiction classics

    switch11
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Free Books Emails! Deals & Coupons! Free Games & Apps! Sign Up Now! Free Kindle Books, Coupons, Deals, Free Apple Books, Free Nook Books, Free Fire Apps, Games, Kobo, Google, Kindle UK, Author Offers. Free Book Search! Book Covers View! Kindle Unlimited! Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle NoLimit Search. New Releases. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 2:15 pm. PRICES CHANGE! Please see bottom of post for the meaning of *, **, ***. Free Kindle Books – KEBooks Books of the Day *** Chosen for Power (Women of Power Book 1) by Kathleen Brooks. Price: Free.
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  • A Discount on Self-Printed 3.0 Just for YOU!

    catherineryanhoward
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Well, not just for you, but for all my blog readers. Until midnight GMT Monday 17th November, you can get enjoy 25% off an ePub or Kindle edition of Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing (3rd edition) if you purchase it directly from me at one of the links below. Just enter the code blogreader to avail of your discount. Click here for Kindle Click here for ePub A PDF is also available at a permanent price of $2.49. (There’s no discount on that. Sorry!) Please note that this process will result in a file being downloaded to your computer. You’ll then have…
  • [Insert Annoying Self-Promoting Message Here]

    catherineryanhoward
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    I’ve decided to change the way I blog. From now on, day in and day out, all I’m going to post are blogs that consist of an image of my book’s cover, a link to where it’s for sale online and an excerpt from “another 5* review!” (the word another and the exclamation mark being the most important elements of that phrase). Will you stick around? I’m guessing not, and I wouldn’t expect you to. Were you to change your blog to consist exclusively of such blatant, repetitive, smug and utterly pointless – more on the pointless bit in a minute…
  • #SelfPrintedSplash: The Qs and As (and the Winners!)

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

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

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Author: Dora Russell Language: English Published: 1984
  • Model Women

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Author: William Anderson Language: English Published: 1870
  • Tom Sawyer ilmailija

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Huckleberry Finn'in jatko Author: Mark Twain Language: Finnish Published: 1909
  • The Book of Roses

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Author: Francis Parkman Jr Language: English Published: 1871
  • Short Sixes

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Stories to be Read While the Candle Burns Author: H.C. Bunner Language: English Published: 1891
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  • MobileRead Week in Review: 11/15 - 11/22

    Alexander Turcic
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Been so busy reading e-books that you haven't had time to keep up on the week's news? Here's some of what you've been missing: E-Book General - NewsNokia enters the Tablet market E-Book General - General DiscussionsKobo Now Listing File Type and DRM E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsDecember 2014 Book Club Nominations Miscellaneous - AnnouncementsScheduled Server Migration Nov 23 (Sunday) @ 3:00am EST
  • Scheduled Server Migration Nov 23 (Sunday) @ 3:00am EST

    Alexander Turcic
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Ladies and Gentlemen, MobileRead will be offline for server migration work this coming Sunday at 3:00am EST for approximately one to two hours. We'll be moving our equipment to a new location somewhere scenic very close to New York City. That's right, au revoir Canada, you served us well in the past. Yet time has come to embrace new opportunities with more competitive and better hosting options. In preparation, we've lowered the time-to-live values of our DNS entries to a minimum, hoping for the best that your local ISP will quickly pick up our new IP address. Until then... keep calm and…
  • Kobo Now Listing File Type and DRM

    Cosimo
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:48 pm
    I noticed tonight that under Product Information is an item titled Download Options where it lists the file type and if it is DRM protected. I believe this is new, I haven't noticed it before and I visit the site several times a day.
  • Nokia enters the Tablet market

    Dopedangel
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    Now that Nokia is free of microsoft they are coming out with a tablet. Always liked the hardware was disappointed they went windows for their OS instead of Android the main reason I feel that they got destroyed in smartphones. http://www.androidcentral.com/nokia-...llipop-out-box Not a bad device for $249
  • MobileRead December 2014 Book Club Nominations

    WT Sharpe
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    MobileRead Book Club December 2014 Nominations Help us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for December, 2014. The nominations will run through midnight EST November 30 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 December is: Short Stories 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…
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  • Review: The Supplement Guide: An Unbiased Review of the Best and Worst Sports Supplements by Tim Mielke

    James Grimsby
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    The Supplement Guide: An Unbiased Review of the Best and Worst Sports Supplements by Tim Mielke is a revised edition of a previous publication, The Book of Supplement Secrets: A Beginner’s Guide to Nutritional Supplements, an insider guide to the pros and cons of the supplement industry, and the common lies bought into by consumers. ...
  • Review: The Funny Adventures of Little Nani by Cinta García de la Rosa

    James Grimsby
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    The Funny Adventures of Little Nani by Cinta García de la Rosa is a collection of short stories for children featuring the titular Little Nani, an eight-year-old girl who wants to become a great witch. Using her magic spells she tries to help everyone she comes across, making the most unlikely of friends along the ...
  • Decay by Mark Lingane

    Henry Baum
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    Decay by Mark Lingane is the second book in his YA steampunk/science fiction series, “The Tesla Evolution.” Set in a war-ravaged dystopian future, Decay follows Sebastian, his friend Melanie, and others fighting off a cyborg threat to kill off humanity once and for all. Sebastian, along with some other survivors, find that they have enhanced ...
  • Lost Library by Kate Baray

    Henry Baum
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
    Lost Library by Kate Baray is the first novel in the “Lost Library” urban fantasy romance series, which so far comprises three novels and three short stories. That investment in world-building is very evident in these pages: the book is both carefully detailed and fast-paced, which will appeal to more readers than those interested in ...
  • Review: Choices by Staffan R.B. Nordqvist

    Cate Baum
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    There is a trend in self-publishing for the “selfie” book, a written version of the frequently-seen Instagram snap that appears online so often. Choices: A Physician’s Journey On Two Continents by Staffan R.B. Nordqvist is such a book:  a memoir of a Swedish doctor who emigrates to the USA. Sometimes humorous, sometimes hard, Nordqvist makes ...
 
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  • Heads up! LTO at 230 PM Pacific: Lindt Chocolate Truffles

    Bufo Calvin
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Heads up! LTO at 230 PM Pacific: Lindt Chocolate Truffles Amazon: Upcoming Limited-Time Special Offer on Kindle Fire: Lindt Chocolate Truffles for $13. Deal starts at 5:30 PM ET/2:30 PM PT. ___ I’m on my phone right now so more later. Update: These are special limited time offers, which are only available to Kindle Fire owners. What happens is you can get a text to alert you to an upcoming deal (details in the links below). You don’t get much warning…maybe an hour. The deal also appears on the sleep screen of your Fire, and you can find it under Offers on the homescreen (all the way…
  • Washington Post free on Kindle Fire

    Bufo Calvin
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    Washington Post free on Kindle Fire When Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO (Chief Executive Officer) bought the Washington Post, most of the talk was about how that might (presumably negatively) impact the venerable newspaper. Less discussed (but not entirely absent) was how it might benefit it, and consumers. Well, Kindle Fire owners can now get the Washington Post on their tablets for free for six months. You just need to download this app: The Washington Post (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) I’ve been exploring it this morning on my Kindle Fire…
  • Goodreads Choice Awards 2014: last chance to vote

    Bufo Calvin
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Goodreads Choice Awards 2014: last chance to vote There have already been over three million votes cast for the Goodreads Choice Awards books of 2014. You can continue to vote through November 24th, by going here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2014 Even though Amazon bought Goodreads, the books which are finalists don’t match up well with Amazon’s bestsellers or highest rated, which suggest that the opinions are still pretty independent. One of the key things is that Amazon tends to have a much higher presence of books published by Amazon. I don’t think…
  • J.D. Powers: Fires more satisfying than iPads (take $20 off)

    Bufo Calvin
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    J.D. Powers: Fires more satisfying than iPads (take $20 off) This one was interesting! Amazon has given us a discount on something before when they ranked highest in Customer Service (which they did for nine years in a row in the Foresee survey for the holidays, through the most recent 2013 season). This time, it’s a J.D. Powers survey on how satisfied customers are with their tablets. Fire users said they were more satisfied than iPad users…and they were more satisfied than users of the other tablets in the survey as well. Now, it’s worth noting that the survey (summarized)…
  • Amazon Echos are shipping: Estimated Date of Delivery is November 20th

    Bufo Calvin
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Amazon Echos are shipping: Estimated Date of Delivery is November 20th I wrote previously about Amazon’s new class of device (which I call a “Listener”, as opposed to a “Speaker”): Amazon reinvents…life? Amazon Echo Well, one of my regular readers and commenters, Karen Salmons, was kind enough to let me know that Amazon says Karen will have it November 20th! I also requested an invitation, and haven’t heard anything yet. Just to let you know, I also asked Amazon if they’d send me a review unit, and was told the only way to get it is to do the…
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    The Future of Ink

  • Why You Should Welcome Anything Less Than 5 Star Reviews

    Joan Stewart
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    by Joan Stewart When I’m looking at book or product reviews on Amazon, nothing sets off my B.S. detector faster than dozens of reviews that are all five stars, and none less than that. It’s the same at other sites. When I was shopping online for living room curtains recently at a consumer site, I fell in love with a pair of white sheers with delicate embroidery for only $25 a pair. “How can they be any good if that’s all they cost”? I asked myself. I jumped to the 47 reviews, almost all 5 star reviews. Customers gushed about how beautiful and feminine they…
  • How to Sell More Books to the Right Target Audience

    Kristen Eckstein
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    by Kristen Eckstein I know, I know, you’ve probably heard it before: You need to know who you’re marketing to. A section about finding and knowing your target audience can be found in almost every book written about publishing, and every publishing and book marketing blog on the net. While you may already have this concept nailed down for your book, you’d be surprised how many established authors still try and reach too broad an audience, which directly impacts the potential number of books they sell. The secret to selling more books isn’t writing about the hottest trending topic (a…
  • 7 Types Of Book Launch Events You Can Use To Gain Best Seller Status For Your Book

    Shelley Hitz
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Shelley Hitz If you have a book that’s being published soon, you’ll want to take advantage of all that a book launch can offer! In this video, I describe seven types of book launch events with resources for you to consider: The 7 Types of Book Launch Events Discussed in the Video 1. Discounted price 2. Bestseller Launch 3. Virtual Book Tours 4. Giveaways and Contests 5. Group Promotions 6. Online Conferences 7. Combine One Or More Of The Above Things to Consider Event Timing Event Length Type of Event Book Launch Event #1: Discounted price Depending on the price of your book,…
  • A Closer Look at Content Rules and The Science of Marketing – Book Reviews

    Frances Caballo
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Frances Caballo I read about 70 blog posts a week and for quite some time, I was ordering every book I could find to deepen my understanding of content creation and social media marketing. People often ask me what books I read so I thought I would review the two marketing books I rely on the most and suggest a few other books that I also love. The Rule Book on Great Content When Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman published Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, eBooks, Webinars (and More) that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business, I purchased a hardcover copy. I think…
  • How To Co-Write Your Next Kindle Book – 6 Tips For Success

    Rebecca Livermore
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    by Rebecca Livermore Even though Kindle books are often shorter than traditionally published books, they are still a lot of work. Co-writing is one way to not only cut the work in half, but if done right, to make the process more profitable and enjoyable as well. Here are six tips to keep in mind to make the process of co-writing your next Kindle book a smooth one: One – Choose Your Partner with Care Writing a book is a lot of work, and even if you never meet your coauthor in person, you’re going to spend a lot of time connecting, and will be “tied” to him or her for a…
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  • Simon & Schuster eBooks available without Buy It Now

    OverDrive
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Simon & Schuster catalog is now available to purchase without the previously-required Buy It Now feature. In addition, Simon & Schuster titles are now available for Canadian public and government libraries. Public and government libraries in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand may now add eBooks from Simon & Schuster without also having to offer a Buy It Now option. You can find Simon & Schuster titles in OverDrive Marketplace, and titles purchased will be made available to your users within 24 hours. Simon & Schuster eBooks are available with a one-year term…
  • Weekly eHighlights: Adult Audiobooks Edition

    Cindy Orr
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    We have nearly two hundred new audiobook titles worth considering for your end of the year budget. Click here for the Marketplace cart of the title below and more.   No Introduction Needed: Top Authors David Baldacci – The Escape – Blackstone – read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy Maeve Binchy – Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words – Books on Tape – read by Kate Binchy Suzanne Brockmann – Undercover Princess – Dreamscape Media – read by Erin Yuen Suzanne Brockmann – Gone Too Far and Into the Night (Troubleshooters series) –…
  • Weekly eHighlights: Bonus Adult Fiction Edition

    Cindy Orr
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    There were so many blockbuster authors who had new titles published in our November 6 edition of eHighlights, that we decided to publish a bonus edition to feature some of the other great titles available in time for the Holiday shopping season. In addition, Stephen King, Lisa Scottoline, and others have new books just available, so don’t miss any of these excellent titles. Click here to view the Marketplace cart of these titles and more. H. G. Adler – The Wall – Random House eBook – PW: One of the best books of the year. Isabella Alan – Murder, Served Simply –…
  • Be entered to win a prize while shopping the biggest content sale of the year!

    OverDrive
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    ‘Tis the season for giving, and OverDrive is taking part by giving away hundreds of brand new devices and Facebook marketing credits to say “thank you” for being great library and school partners. Every purchase order submitted at OverDrive Marketplace from November 17 through January 11, will automatically receive one entry into the 2014-2015 Holiday Bonus giveaway! Prizes will be awarded to the user submitting the order and include Samsung Galaxy Nook tablets, MP3 players, Android tablets, and Facebook marketing credits. One winner will be randomly selected four times every day…
  • Weekly eHighlights: Kids & Teens Edition

    Cindy Orr
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Welcome to this month’s eHighlights newsletter for kids and teens. Check back on the second Thursday of every month for a new edition listing some of the best new youth titles added to OverDrive’s Marketplace. The featured titles below are some of the best picks, but don’t miss the complete list of almost 200 titles! Click on the link below to see these and even more great purchases conveniently placed for you into a Marketplace cart. Click here to view the Marketplace cart of these titles and more.   Top Authors: No Annotation Needed Ursula K. Le Guin – The Daughter of Odren: An…
 
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  • Onyx Boox C65S Classic Released for 69 Euros

    Nathan
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The folks at Arta Tech have released another new Onyx ebook reader a week after introducing the Onyx Boox AfterGlow 2. The new ereader is a simple no-frills device called the Onyx Boox Classic. It is somewhat comparable to the old basic Kindle that Amazon recently stopped offering in favor of the new touchscreen Kindle […]
  • B&N Launches Nook Audiobooks App, Comes With 2 Free Audiobooks

    Nathan
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Barnes and Noble has announced the release of a new audiobook app for Android phones and tablets called NOOK Audiobooks. B&N claims that their audiobook catalog consists of over 50,000 titles, with free samples available on a wide selection of them. B&N is emphasizing a no-commitment type of selling environment, unlike Audible.com’s monthly subscription plans […]
  • B&N Drops Nook GlowLight to $99; Weekend Sale on Nook Galaxy Tablets

    Nathan
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Barnes and Noble released a press release today announcing a permanent price drop on the Nook GlowLight and a weekend sale on Nook Galaxy tablets. The Nook GlowLight turned one year old this month. Since its release it has sold for $119, the same price as the base Kindle Paperwhite. As of November 21st, the […]
  • DigiLand DL7 Tablet Gets Hardware Upgrades, Still Costs Just $49

    Nathan
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:57 pm
    This past summer Best Buy started offering a 7-inch Android tablet with Android 4.4 for $49 called the DigiLand DL7, model DL700D. Best Buy currently has it on “clearance” for $47. It offered decent specs and newer software for the price. A number of people left comments saying it was actually a pretty good budget […]
  • Kindle Word Wise Review and Free eBook Samples

    Nathan
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    One of the new features that Amazon introduced with the latest software update for the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and entry-level Kindle is something called Word Wise. Word Wise is designed to make reading challenging books easier, especially for kids, by displaying short definitions above difficult words while reading. Tapping on a word brings up […]
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  • Kink the Halls: A Christmas Novella (Hers Book) (by Dawn Robertson)

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Dawn Robertson outdid herself in bringing together all of these characters and maintaining their stories interesting for the reader. She brought to the page her usual humor and her trademark sensuality coupled with a few emotions to round it all up. Seven and Star shine and show how much they've grown while Levi and Chrome display more of their devotion to them. There is also Paisley and Rider who give us an exciting, entertaining side-story that I would love to get a bit more of. If you've read Hers and Finding Willow , you'll love Kink the Halls too. All in all, a wonderful addition to the…
  • Globalisation, Transition and Development in China: The Case of the Coal Industry (Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy) (by Rui Huaichuan)

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Based on extensive original research, Globalisation, Transition and Development in China explains China's development strategy and its underlying forces, and the success of this strategy. It examines China's gradualist approach which emphasizes development first and regards transition and globalization as secondary, enacting liberalization of domestic markets and integration into the world economy in a paced way, avoiding dramatic changes which might impede or even reverse development, and argues that this approach is broadly correct. It considers China's failures, including the failure to…
  • Handbook of Child Psychology, Vol. 1: Theoretical Models of Human Development, 6th Edition (Volume 1) (by William Damon, Richard M. Lerner)

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains new chapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, and non-verbal communication. Volume 1: Theoretical Models of Human Development, edited by Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University, explores a variety of theoretical approaches, including life-span/life-course theories,…
  • Lairds of the Eagle (by Missy Strom)

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Lairds of the Eagle suffers from a heroine who is flighty and impulsive. The hero was unique, a Knight who lost the use of his legs. Analise the heroine in this novella spots Donan at her step-brother's home. She falls in love with him on sight and I mean on sight. She never has a conversation with him but knows he is the one for her before they are even introduced. She despises her step-brother who is intent on selling her to the highest bidder in marriage. She manages to escape with Donan and his brother Shancy. Donan has a special saddle which allows him to ride. He also has a wheelchair…
  • Phospholipases in Health and Disease (by Paramjit S Tappia, Naranjan S. Dhalla)

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Phospholipases generate lipid signaling molecules through their hydrolytic action on phospholipids and are known to regulate function of a variety of cells under normal and diseased conditions. While several physiological, biochemical and molecular techniques have identified key players involved in different disease processes, phospholipases have also emerged as critical players in the pathogenesis of a number of different diseases including cancer and heart disease. In addition, phospholipases are also implicated in such conditions as brain disorder/injury, kidney and immune cell…
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  • Machine Learning Using C# Succinctly

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    In Machine Learning Using C# Succinctly, you’ll learn several different approaches to applying machine learning to data analysis and prediction problems. Author James McCaffrey demonstrates different clustering and classification techniques, and explains the many decisions that must be made during development that determine how effective these techniques can be. Description Topics included: k-Means Clustering • […]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…
  • SharePoint 2013 App Model Succinctly

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

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

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

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

    WOW!
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 248 pages Publisher: Apress; 1st edition (August 18, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1430267917 ISBN-13: 978-1430267911 eBook Description: Pro TypeScript: Application-Scale JavaScript Development Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • The Business of iOS App Development: For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, 3rd Edition

    WOW!
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 440 pages Publisher: Apress; 3rd edition (October 25, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1430262389 ISBN-13: 978-1430262381 eBook Description: The Business of iOS App Development: For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, 3rd Edition Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Lightweight Django

    WOW!
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 246 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 1st edition (November 13, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 149194594X ISBN-13: 978-1491945940 eBook Description: Lightweight Django: Using REST, WebSockets, and Backbone Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Problem Solving with C++, 9th Edition

    WOW!
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 1088 pages Publisher: Addison-Wesley; 9th edition (February 21, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0133591743 ISBN-13: 978-0133591743 eBook Description: Problem Solving with C++, 9th Edition Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
  • Problem Solving, Abstraction, and Design using C++, 6th Edition

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    20 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 912 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6th edition (March 18, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0136079474 ISBN-13: 978-0136079477 eBook Description: Problem Solving, Abstraction, and Design using C++, 6th Edition Click to eBook Link Above and Download Your Free eBook Now.
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  • Interview with The Little Blue Dog Author Karen Roberts (Part 2)

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

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

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

    eBooks2go
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Since their preliminary meetings, held at America House in New York, the affiliates of the Catholic Book Publisher’s Association had sought to become a professional organization in which supporters would advise and fortify one another in a concerted setting.  Over the succeeding decades, additional corresponding fundamental objectives had arisen as ideals to benefit all members. Virtues like communal support for the shared mission to spread the Word and decipher its meaning for a changing world, and informational & didactic opportunities that meet growing requirements, in both the…
  • What Metadata Says About Your Book…Literally

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

  • Everything Amazon Is Supposedly Working On

    Eric Limer
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    You can always expect that Amazon will push out new Kindles and Fires year by year, but the Everything Store has so much more in the works. From travel sites to retail stores, there's a whole bunch of rumored stuff Bezos & Co. might be getting ready to roll out. Here's a breakdown. Read more...
  • Order A Year of Amazon Prime, and Save $40 on Select Amazon Gadgets

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    If you, or anyone on your holiday shopping list wants a new Kindle, here's a rare chance to save $40 on any model, directly from Amazon.Read more...
  • Kindle Voyage Teardown: It Sure Is Cramped Behind That Glass Screen

    Andrew Liszewski
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    For those who prefer the finer things in life, Amazon's Kindle Voyage provides a luxurious e-reading experience with a steep $290 price tag—if you also want wireless connectivity. But that didn't stop the folks at iFixit from immediately tearing it asunder once they got their hands on one. If you think the Voyage is pretty on the outside, you'll definitely enjoy its electronic eye candy on the inside.Read more...
  • Kindle Just Got a Family Plan So You Can Finally Share Your Ebooks

    Kate Knibbs
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Kindle announced an update today that lets people share books they've purchased with their family. Amazon let people know a family sharing program was coming a few months ago, and now it's finally here. Read more...
  • Amazon's Selling Kindle Paperwhites Today for Just $79

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    It might not be Amazon's flagship e-reader anymore, but the Kindle Paperwhite still arguably offers the best bang for the buck in the Kindle lineup at its usual $119 price tag. But at $79, it's a complete steal.Read more...
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 329 Sara Nelson

    Len Edgerly
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Editorial Director at Amazon.com Interview starts at 11:43 There are all kinds of books in the world, and there are all kinds of people in the world, and there are all kinds of things that people would love to judge you for. We all do it, to some extent I suppose. We judge somebody by the car they drive, too. There’s enough of everything to go around, in my opinion. News Amazon Echo “The Washington Post Launches New Tablet App, Free for Amazon Fire Customers” press release – November 20, 2014 The Washington Post free app for Fire tablets “Washington Post Releases Free App for…
  • TKC 328 Scott McNulty

    Len Edgerly
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Author of The Amazon Fire Phone Interview starts at 23:07 I read an interview where some Amazon exec in Europe talked about how they are learning from it, and they’re going to take their lessons and apply it to their next iteration. So that seems to me that there will be another Fire phone out there—and I’ll probably buy it!   News “Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute” by David Streitfeld at The New York Times – November 13, 2014 “Amazon and Hachete Reach Deal Over E-Books” at Hear & Now – November 13, 2014 Hugh Howey’s blog post on Hachette agreement…
  • Amazon and Hachette Announce New Contract

    Len Edgerly
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    And so it ends… HACHETTE BOOK GROUP AND AMAZON REACH NEW EBOOK AND PRINT BOOK AGREEMENT November 13, 2014 – Hachette Book Group and Amazon (AMZN) today announced that the companies have reached a new, multi-year agreement for ebook and print sales in the US. Michael Pietsch, Hachette Book Group CEO said, “This is great news for writers. The new agreement will benefit Hachette authors for years to come. It gives Hachette enormous marketing capability with one of our most important bookselling partners.” “We are pleased with this new agreement as it includes specific…
  • TKC 327 Mike Langlois

    Len Edgerly
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Author of Reset: Psychotherapy & Video Games, 2nd Edition Interview starts at 14:24 I think that kids that don’t get to play video games are missing out on whole strata of ways to negotiate a 21st century high tech world as well as peer relationships. And I don’t think it needs to be a “versus.” I love reading. And I think one of the things that’s really cool about the Kindle is that you can read on it and play video games on it, at least with the Fire. Show Notes and Links: News Amazon Echo James McQuivey interview on TKC 296 – March, 2014 “Your Voice…
  • TKC 326 Aaron Goldfarb

    Len Edgerly
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Author of The Guide for a Single Man and The Guide for a Single Woman Interview starts at 19:11 It’s a lot of effort to get one book, but two simultaneous books, where you’re timing and syncing everything. It was just a huge challenge for the entire FG Press team, even beyond me writing the books. Show Notes and Links: News Amazon’s press release announcing Fire TV Stick – October 27, 2014 Amazon Fire TV – $99 Tom Semple’s comment on the Fire TV Stick, compared with the Fire TV box Motley Fool analysis of Fire TV Stick v. Google Chromecast – October 30,…
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  • IndieView with Shauna Roberts, author of Claimed by the Enemy

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      Like most, my house survived the hurricane but was badly damaged by the flood caused by the failure of the federal levee; I didn’t lose any friends or family, but I knew people who did. And of course, the devastation of our precious, beautiful city and neighborhoods tore apart every New Orleanean, even those whose families and houses survived intact. Shauna Roberts – 20 November 2014 The Back Flap Crown Princess Nindalla knows the terrifying power of Sargon of Akkad’s army: Ten years ago, it destroyed her home city and killed her parents. Now the nightmare is happening again.
  • IndieView with Rebecca Chastain, author of A Fistful of Evil

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      Does your brain try to sabotage your sleep time and keep you awake thinking about all the things that need to get done the next day? (Or that you should have done today? Or that you wish you’d done differently today?) Rebecca Chastain – 16 November 2014 The Back Flap Madison Fox just learned that her ability to see souls is more than a sight: It’s a weapon for fighting evil. The only problem is she doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing. On the positive side, her money problems are over, she’s possibly discovered her purpose in life, and her coworker is smoking hot. On…
  • IndieView with Nick Vellis, author of Dig Two Graves: Revenge or Honor

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      Yep -I have a target audience- me. There are a lot of different types of readers out there, looking for their special genre or subgenre. I write what I like to read and believe there are many others who like a similar type of book.  Nick Vellis – 13 November 2014 The Back Flap During World War II, OSS commando, Lt. John Pantheras, stumbles onto a horrific plot in war torn Greece. The Nazis are collecting a ransom from every Jewish Greek but they plan a double cross. They are going to deport the Jewish community despite their promises. Lt. Pantheras, a Greek resistance leader,…
  • #Free for your #Kindle, 11/10/2014

    admin
    10 Nov 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. Love is not free, The price is 99 cents by Rudolf Kerkhoven Amazon US Amazon UK Fledge by Penny Greenhorn 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 Pete Barber, author of Love Poison

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m a late blooming writer. Not because I didn’t want to write earlier in life, but because I was too busy putting bread on the table. I admire writers who do both, but I’m single minded by nature. Pete Barber – 9 November 2014 The Back Flap Love is a dangerous drug. Lab assistant and avid climber Amber Wilson is no stranger to risk. But she feels invisible around her handsome boss, Mark, until she accidentally doses him with an irresistible aphrodisiac that leaves him with a suicidal hangover. Abruptly fired, Amber and Mark partner up to research the source of the drug—a rare…
 
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    drey's library

  • Slack Friday Feature: Dani-Lyn Alexander’s THE PERFECT GIFT

    drey
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    SLACK FRIDAY: NOVEMBER 28, 2014 Avoid the crazed shopping crowds! Keep calm and carry on at home with these great Merr-E Holiday Treats from Pocket Star eBooks! The Perfect Gift by Dani-Lyn Alexander ISBN: 9781476773339 Published by Simon and Schuster on 2014-11-17 Format: eBook Pages: 80 Genres: Contemporary Romance ’Tis the night before Christmas… and businessman and single father Jason is scrambling to find the dollhouse of the season for his seven-year-old daughter Emily. But when he finally strikes gold at an obscure toy store, he’s met with resistance—literally, as a beautiful…
  • Review & Giveaway: The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich

    drey
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich ISBN: 9780765331250 Published by Tor Forge on 2014-10-14 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Source: Publisher Genres: Steampunk Éire is one of the most powerful empires in the world. The Anglian Dependencies are a dusty backwater filled with resentful colonial subjects, Europe is a disjointed mess, and many look to Éire for stability and peace. In a series of braided stories, Beth Bernobich has created a tale about the brilliant Éireann scientists who have already bent the laws of nature for Man's benefit. And who now are striving to conquer the nature of…
  • Winners!

    drey
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Hey y’all lucky ducks – I have winners to announce!! Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl goes to Lyza Jo! David Nicholls’ Us goes to Kat Vela! Winners have been notified by email, please respond before the end of day Wednesday. Happy reading, and don’t forget to check out the giveaways still running! The post Winners! appeared first on drey's library.
  • Early Review: The Look of Love by Sarah Jio

    drey
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve enjoyed every Sarah Jio book I’ve picked up, so it’s pretty much a no-brainer to say “Yes!” when offered a review copy of her latest, The Look of Love! The Look of Love by Sarah Jio ISBN: 9780142180532 Published by Penguin on 2014-11-25 Format: Paperback Pages: 286 Source: Publisher Genres: Contemporary Fiction Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to see true love. Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless romantic when, on her twenty-ninth birthday, a mysterious greeting card arrives,…
  • Blog Tour: Elizabeth Haydon’s THE TREE OF WATER

    drey
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s a blog tour day today, and I’m sharing an excerpt of Elizabeth Haydon’s The Tree of Water – along with a giveaway! The Tree of Water by Elizabeth Haydon Series: The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme #4 ISBN: 9780765320599 Published by Tor Forge on 2014-10-28 Pages: 400 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult The epic voyages continue in The Tree of Water, the fourth adventure in bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon’s acclaimed fantasy series for young readers, The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme. As Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, it is the duty of young Charles Magnus…
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    Author Solutions

  • From self-published Archway author to Simon and Schuster: Virginia Castleman shares how it happened.

    keithogorek
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    One of the great things about the Indie revolution is the only path to traditional publishing used to be work through an agent and have the book acquired. That has obviously changed as evidenced by this video. Virginia Castleman had a manuscript that bounced around among agents and publishing houses for years. Publishers were interested, but then they left the imprint and so she had to start over. Finally, she decided to self-publish her book Strays with Archway Publishing and that’s how Simon and Schuster found her. Her book was acquired by Aladdin books and slated for release next…
  • LET’S EAT GRANDMA: The Importance of Proofreading

    keithogorek
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    One of the things I enjoy most about my current role is the opportunity to meet and interact with some amazingly creative and professional people A few weeks ago when I gave the key note address at the West Coast Writers Conference Indie Author Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Kathy Ide.  Kathyis a published author/ghostwriter, editor/mentor, and writers’ conference speaker.  Her latest book is Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors is a must read for every aspiring authorShe is also the founder and coordinator of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors…
  • iUniverse celebrates 15 years by recognizing some of their most significant self-published authors

    keithogorek
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    This past month marked the 15th year of iUniverse offering supported self-publishing services to authors. To celebrate the occasion, they recognized some of the most significant authors who have self-published through them. The list of those authors follows and it is a unique collection. Some have been picked up by traditional publishers. Some have used their iUniverse book to further a cause.  Others have written multiple books and self-published them all with iUniverse.  All together they help illustrate one of the greatest value of the indie publishing revolution. Writers from various…
  • 22 authors collaborate to write book on how serving through AmeriCorps changes lives

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

    keithogorek
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    This past weekend I gave the evening keynote at the West Coast Writer’s Conference Indie Publishing Conference.  I always enjoy those times, because along with meeting many aspiring authors and sharing the 4 Paths to Publishing with them, I also have opportunity to learn myself. At lunch on Saturday, Bill Van Orsdel from Bookfuel, gave a really insightful presentation on book marketing.  Inspired by his talk, I wanted to share some simple things you can do to build awareness for your book before and after your title goes live. Communicate your milestones–It sounds simple, but…
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    TNBBC's The Next Best Book Blog

  • Melanie Reviews: MFA vs. NYC

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American FictionPages: 320Publisher: n+1Released: February 2014Guest review by Melanie PageIn issue 10of n+1 magazine, Chad Harbach proposed that there are two cultures of American fiction: what is born of MFA programs and the writing that comes out of New York City (and those who specifically live in the city). A number of folks responded to Harbach and his idea’ thus, the book was born. Slatecalls the debate between two groups “phony” while The New York Times calls the collection “serious, helpful and wily book” despite some flaws.MFA vs NYC is a…
  • Book Review: Bird Box

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Read 11/6/14 - 11/9/145 Stars - The Next Best "it's the unseen, the unknown, that makes this a downright scary read" BookPages: 262Publisher: EccoReleased: January 2014The world was slowing going mad. The news was reporting it one story at a time at first. These people, in countries far from here, they just lost it, murdered their families then killed themselves. And then, within just a few hours, another country, this one closer to home, where another nutter buries their children alive and then takes their own life. Pretty soon, the brutal  murder/suicides are happening everywhere. Now…
  • Where Writers Write: Wintfred Huskey

    19 Nov 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. This is Wintfred Huskey. Wintfred lives and writes in Philadelphia, PA. He is the author of the novel Blowin' It. Hemodels his writing game after ex-pitcher Jamie Moyer, relying on cantankerousness and…
  • MB Caschetta's Guide to Books & Booze

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Time to grab a book and get tipsy!Back by popular demand, Books & Booze, originally a mini-series of sorts here on TNBBC challenges participating authors to make up their own drinks, name and all, or create a drink list for their characters and/or readers using drinks that already exist. Today, MB Cashetta shares a deleted scene from her novel Miracle Girls, which released November 11th. Too funny that it's also the booziest scene!An extra-dry gin martini on the rocks is the drink. Barely even a drop of Vermouth. This is what 10-year-old Cee-Cee Biancos father drinks.
  • Audio Series: Roderick Vincent

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. This feature requires more time and patience of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.Today, Roderick Vincent  reads an excerpt from The Cause, the first novel in the Minutemen series about a dystopian America. It will be published by Roundfire Books on November 28th…
 
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 11-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Enjoy a book or two or four from this selection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS BENNINGTON P.I. – Ultimate Collection by D.W. Ulsterman Rating: 4.8 Stars Genre: Mystery Price: $1.99 Save $4.46 Make sure price is still $1.99 before clicking “Buy”. “FANTASTIC – a Tour de Force!” -Hercy A. Lord/Literate Lady This collection includes the following titles being offered here at one low price: -The…
  • More ENT Deals for 11-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Add another set of 4 bargain books and 2 free books to your weekend reading list. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Evil In Disguise by M.A. Comley Rating: 3.9 Stars Genre: Womens Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Evil In Disguise – Nook Evil In Disguise – Apple iBooks Evil In Disguise – Google Play Evil In Disguise – Kobo “A Moving and Important Book.” -Elaine F. NY…
  • More Ereader Deals for 11-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Here’s a selection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books for your reading pleasure. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS This Fragile Life by Kate Hewitt Rating: 4.7 Stars Genre: Womens Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $4.29 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “I highly recommend this read, it was heart-warming, gut wrenching, emotional and extremely powerful.” -Family Saga Reviews USA Today Bestselling Author You love your best friend.
  • Bargain and Free Books for 11-22-14

    Brooklyn
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    Happy Saturday! Here’s a set of 4 bargain books and 2 free books for you to check out. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Hearts Stolen by Caryl McAdoo Rating: 4.9 Stars Genre: Christian Fiction Price: $1.99 Save $7.73 Make sure price is still $1.99 before clicking “Buy”. “…she makes reading a breeze and keeps it interesting to the end.” -teresa s.” Unbeknownst to loved ones, a headstrong young wife is snatched off the prairie by two…
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 11-21-14

    Brooklyn
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Cozy up on the couch and indulge in a great read from this selection of 4 bargain books and 2 free books. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app! BARGAIN BOOKS Slur by Diane Mannion Rating: 4.7 Stars Genre: Thriller and Suspense Price: $0.99 Save $2.21 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “A fantastic novel, which had a gripping story line.” -SLH How would it feel to be accused of a murder you didn’t commit? To believe your friends, family and…
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    Indie Book Promo

  • Interview with Jason Cantrell, author of Manifestation

    Indiebookpromo
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Janson Cantrell to the blog! He’s here to answer some of our questions and share about his book, Manifestation. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two.   IBP – Try to describe your book in one sentence. Jason – Manifestation is about a teenage girl, Gabby Palladino, who is drawn into danger, mystery, and wonder as she witnesses the revival of ancient magical abilities that have long been thought to be nothing more than fables and fairy tales.
  • Book Promo Feature – The War of the Black Tower, Part Three by Jack Conner

    Indiebookpromo
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Jack Conner to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, The War of the Black Tower, Part Three. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.  When a dark power rises, only a doomed prince can stand against it. “The War of the Black Tower: Part Three of an Dark Epic Fantasy Trilogy” is a swashbuckling epic fantasy adventure continuing the story begun in Part One. Imagine the reach of J.R.R. Tolkien, the propulsive action of Robert E. Howard and the…
  • Book Promo Feature – Butterscotch by Temba Magorimbo

    Indiebookpromo
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Temba Magorimbo to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, Butterscotch. If this book sounds like something you would enjoy reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. The heat is on from the moment Raphael concludes his apprenticeship. He starts working part time as a lecturer while searching around for a permanent job of his calibre. He meets Virginia, a state registered general nurse in training. Together they become an inseparable item. He finds contract work that pays well and is within his trade 280-kilometres away…
  • Book Promo Feature – The Fifth Beast by Michael Kirchhoff

    Indiebookpromo
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Michael Kirchhoff to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, The Fifth Beast. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in, please find some buy links below and pick up a copy or two.   Blurb: The aliens have arrived. They don’t want to conquer the Earth, they just want to lease it.  These visitors have brought their secret war to Earth, dramatically altering the lives of three unwitting humans: Benjamin, a lonely soul consumed by an irrational amorous obsession; Armin, a hippie ex-priest whose exotic new girlfriend…
  • Interview with David Robert, author of Wanderlush

    Indiebookpromo
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome David Robert to the blog! He’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about his book, Wanderlush. If this book sounds like something you would enjoy reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two!   IBP – Tell us about your new release?   David – When I first set out to write Wanderlush, I fully intended the book to be a collection of humorous travel essays but it quickly turned into something far more interesting. The premise of the book is that I convince myself that I’m dying of cancer (I’m a…
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    Pixel of Ink

  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Saturday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Ready for some more great reads? Take a look these Kindle Book Deals & Steals tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Thriller Dynamite Fishermen by Preston Fleming Still free? Click Here to find out! Dynamite Fishermen offers complex characters, fast-paced action, a vivid portrayal of human intelligence operations and the flavor of Beirut during its dark days. Beirut, 1982. Conrad Prosser is a skilled Arabist, expert agent handler, prolific intelligence reporter, and a connoisseur of Beirut’s…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] The Weirdness – Save $13

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    The Weirdness by Jeremy P. Bushnell Genre: Humor What do you do when you wake up hung over and late for work only to find a stranger on your couch? And what if that stranger turns out to be an Adversarial Manifestation – like Satan, say – who has brewed you a fresh cup of fair-trade coffee? And what if he offers you your life’s goal of making the bestseller list if only you find his missing Lucky Cat and, you know, sign over your soul? If you’re Billy Ridgeway, you take the coffee. Still a Hot Deal? Click Here to find out! Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Saturday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:29 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: Contemporary Fiction, Cookbooks, Humor, Mystery, Romance Making Lemonade by Kate Langdon Still free? Click Here to find out! Meet three thirty-somethings whose lives have swerved way off the beaten track… Can they find their way back to the dreams of their youth – or is it time to accept life’s lemons and start making lemonade? My Life Without a Parachute by Skye Taylor Still free? Click Here to find out! You are about to step…
  • Friday Reads: A Monster Calls, The Darkest Minds, and Midnight Tides

    Pixel of Ink
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Do you abandon books when you’re bored, or feel you must finish each book you start? Click here to see what Sharon & David have been reading (or not reading) this week!
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Friday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Check out tonight’s Freebies & Deals for your Kindle! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance Modern Sorcery: The First Jonathan Shade Novel by Gary Jonas Still free? Click Here to find out! A SAVAGE MURDER… A husband armed with a sword hacks apart his wife in a Denver grocery store. There are dozens of witnesses, and the crime is captured on the security cameras. To the police, it’s an open-and-shut case. To Naomi, the daughter of the couple, it’s…
 
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    Digital Book World

  • Oyster Turns Web Publisher

    Rich Bellis
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The ebook subscription service Oyster launches an online literary magazine called The Oyster Review in a move designed to boost discovery of the titles in its catalog. Earlier this week Simon & Schuster also debuted a site for publishing original content, called Scribner Magazine. Both new ventures reflect the hope that free, editorially curated web content can help ebook readers find–and ultimately purchase–new titles. The Oyster Review also represents an expansion of Oyster’s business beyond just an ebook retail and e-reading platform. Scribd’s recent plunge into the…
  • Simon & Schuster Strips “Buy It Now” Requirement from Library Ebook Program

    DBW
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    When Simon & Schuster launched its library ebook program in June, it stipulated that participating libraries must offer a “Buy It Now” button allowing patrons to purchase the ebooks they borrow. Today the publisher makes that requirement optional in an effort to expand the program to libraries that hesitated to jump on board as a result. The American Library Association applauds the change. ALA President Courtney Young said in a statement today that the revision “speaks to the importance of sustaining conversations among librarians, publishers, distributors and authors…
  • BitLit Bundles Elsevier Ebooks

    DBW
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Four months after HarperCollins launched a pilot program with the ebook bundling start-up BitLit, Elsevier follows suit. BitLit offers customers discounted ebook versions of titles they already own in print. More than two hundred publishers already offer their titles through BitLit’s bundling service, which currently consists of about 40,000 ebooks. Elsevier kicks off its own BitLit partnership with a pilot of 5,000 titles at three different price points. Learn more: Hear directly from BitLit founder and CEO Peter Hudson at Digital Book World 2015. [Press Release] BITLIT TO OFFER…
  • Five Digital Publishing Leaders Weigh in on Industry’s Future

    DBW
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Here’s one short thought each from five industry leaders on where digital publishing is headed: “For the foreseeable future, we will operate in a hybrid print and digital world.” –Jonathan Nowell, President, Nielsen Book “Ebooks and digital media enable execution of a variety of new business models globally, opening new channels by delivering content in innovative formats.” –Steve Potash, CEO, OverDrive “Great subscription products will drive more people to read more books in the years ahead.” –Matt Shatz, Chief Revenue Officer, Oyster…
  • Oyster Invites Authors’ Input on Business Model, Launches Literary Journal

    Rich Bellis
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Ebook subscription service Oyster launches two new programs today–one to improve what happens behind the scenes, the other geared specifically to readers. Oyster’s new Author Advisory Board invites top authors to weigh in on how Oyster does business. According to an Oyster spokesperson, board members “will provide input and feedback on product and content decisions at Oyster to help ensure that streaming services for books are mutually beneficial to writers, readers, and publishers for a long time to come.” Related: Hear Directly from Subscription Ebook Leaders on…
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    Good E-Reader

  • Digital Magazine Consumption Rises 50% in Canada

    Michael Kozlowski
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Digital magazine consumption has risen 50% in the last twelve months in Canada according to new figures from The Print Measurement Bureau’s Fall report. The Print Measurement Bureau is not exactly a household name, but they have been chronicling the rise of digital reading habits since 2013. One of the most interesting figures is the fact that only 2.9 million Canadians are reading digital magazines, which is an increase of over 57% from last year. In a world of heavily customized apps geared towards tablets and smartphones the vast majority of Canadians are continuing to read exclusively…
  • Google Sets Sights on App Store in China

    Jillian Koskie
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Android users in China (now numbering in the ten of millions) will be happy to know that many of them will have access to Google’s app store (hopefully, at least). Though a specific launch date has yet to be discussed, Google is working with a legal team to get plans together (many of the core Google Play services, like Gmail and Maps, are currently being blocked in China). Earlier this week, Google also announced that policies were changing for Chinese app developers –allowing them to make money from their paid apps being downloaded from 130 countries worldwide (China isn’t…
  • Will Apple Start Paying out $400 Million in eBook Credits Soon?

    Michael Kozlowski
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Apple has just received the green light from a court in New York that will finally begin offering iBooks customers refunds from a pool of prospective pool of $400 million dollars. This specific amount is dependent on the court upholding a 2013 verdict where an appeal brought the figure down to a paltry $50 million. The final number that Apple will have to pay consumers will be established on December 15th 2014. The Justice Department, lawyers, Apple and everyone involved in the court drama are basically tired and want to get this situation resolved ASAP. Customers can expect refunds from…
  • Artificial Scarcity vs Organic Abundance – Why I am Abandoning eBooks

    Michael Kozlowski
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    In 2013 the traditional book selling industry in the US produced 304,912 print titles that were distributed to bookstores such as Barnes and Noble or Books-a-Million. Fiction and Juvenile genres continued to dominate the market, accounting for over 27% of new titles. Self-publishing on the other hand saw 458,564 titles that were produced that actually had ISBN numbers. Companies such as Amazon do not require ISBN numbers for authors to submit their eBooks into  Kindle Direct Publishing. Amazon currently has 2.5 million eBooks for sale and 400,000 of them are courtesy of indie authors…
  • Onyx BOOX Classic e-Reader Now Available

    Michael Kozlowski
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:57 am
    Onyx Boox is not content to just sit idly in the marketplace while the competition rushes out new e-readers for the holiday season. On the heels of the Afterglow 2, Onyx has just released a bare bones Basic reader to do battle against the Kindle. The new Onyx Boox Classic features a six inch e-Ink Pearl HD display screen with a resolution of 1024 X 758. This device does not have a touchscreen, instead you will have to rely on the D-Pad to browse and navigate the device. This concept seems to be a bit retro, since most modern e-readers now have a touchscreen display, but the price is only 69…
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  • Physics (Bookshelf)

    Adhere
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Add Bohr's Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra under new QM section ← Older revision Revision as of 14:54, 22 November 2014 Line 25: Line 25:  == Electromagnetism == == Electromagnetism ==  * {{Ebook|36525|Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism}} (English) Thomson, J. J. * {{Ebook|36525|Notes on Recent Researches in Electricity and Magnetism}} (English) Thomson, J. J.    == Quantum Mechanics ==  * {{Ebook|47167|On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra, Part 1 and 2}} (English) Bohr, Niels Henrik David     == Nuclear Physics…
  • FR Nouveautés (Genre)

    Hpieterse
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
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  • Global shares push higher at Credence Independent Advisors

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:46 pm
    (Reuters) – World stocks inched up and U.S. bond yields steadied after almost three weeks of gains on Tuesday with Federal Reserve policy setters expected to end six years of aggressive monetary stimulus. The Fed kicks off a two-day meeting later with markets betting on an announcement that it will stop its post-financial crisis high-intensity asset buying and reinforce that a softly-softly approach will be taken to raising rates. With the euro zone running into turbulence again and China’s giant economy also struggling for pace, the prospect of a world without U.S. stimulus has…
  • Driftwood Deeds

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    When journalist Iris Ellis visits a sleepy seaside town to interview recluse screenwriter Paul Archer, he offers her insights into never acted upon fantasies of dominance and submission. Too curious to deny herself a taste of them, Iris gives herself up to Paul’s gentle guidance, but when she realizes that a taste can never be enough, she must find the courage to ask for what she needs or risk losing it all. Called a "gem for fans of BDSM romance and the perfect starting point for readers new to the genre" by RT Book Reviews, Driftwood Deeds is a novella of sexual awakening as well as…
  • Technical Analysis Explained

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Technical analysis attempts to understand the market psychology by studying the behavior of the market in the past. If one understands the essence, benefits and limitations of technical analysis, it can give him new skills to become a better trader. The main objective of “Technical Analysis Explained” is to help you learn the most essential and fundamental points of technical analysis, understand why and how successful traders use it in their trade and develop your own trading strategy based on technical charts and indicators. 
  • What to check before buying new heavy equipment

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    With the numerous other businesses in Jakarta Indonesia, construction companies are achieving the status each day. It transpires due to its remarkable benefits that assist others to generate big return from it. Construction business like Axis Capital Group, Singapore is the finest program to gross big income and form a sturdy place in the market. At present, coming as a new comer in this line of work and aspire to manage your business profitably, thenceforth it is significant to buy necessary heavy equipment for your site. There are a lot of kinds of heavy machinery that can be advantageous…
  • Developments of Dyslexic Users’ Tools

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    School age children with dyslexia face numerous challenges in their lives including learning, socializing, and even playing or doing group activities. However, there is a glimpse of hope. Recent researches involving dyslexia conclude with predictions that newly developed technologies would play a greater role in improving dyslexic students’ livelihood, especially those who grow up using computers. Especially those known to us as digital natives who used or familiar with internet and mobile phones since their childhood. This brings expectations to those who have dyslexia with…
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  • A Wolf for the Holidays

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:14 pm
    By Bridget Essex. Published by: Rose and Star Press. Price: $2.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/886">Gay &amp; lesbian fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1127">Lesbian</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1235">Romance</a> / <a…
  • Voice of Reason

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    By Amberlee Velasquez. Price: Free USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1337">Themes &amp; motifs</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1340">Crime</a>. Amberlee Velasquez Savvy land manager, Jean Benchley, gives a voice to the people of a struggling city. Her hunches about the CEO of Bankstron Glass gets too close for comfort in this brief flash fiction story.
  • Behind Sight

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    By Billy Garrett. Price: $0.99 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/94">Biography</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/778">Autobiographies &amp; Memoirs</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/3">Fiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/892">Adventure</a> / <a…
  • Bubbling for Cash & Connections (All about Bubblews.com)

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    By Charm Baker. Price: You set the price USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/90">Computers and Internet</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/653">Social networking</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/90">Computers and Internet</a> / <a…
  • The Way of Christian Service

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    By Zacharias Tanee Fomum. Published by: ZTF Books Online. Price: $6.00 USD. Category: <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/4">Nonfiction</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/71">Religion and Spirituality</a> / <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/category/2996">Christian Ministry / General</a>. Zacharias Tanee Fomum People can do many things in the Lord’s name, but only that which flows from life will last, and to have the flow of life there must, first of all, be death. A person will…
 
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  • The Storyteller

    Passive Guy
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    From an old issue of The New Yorker: My copy was blue. The book was a small Scholastic paperback, and on the cover was a trio of pale-green concentric circles. They looked like radio waves, or the kind of design you could get by fiddling around with a Spirograph set. In one of the circles was the silhouette of a girl, and, in another, a matching image of a little boy. The book was “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleine L’Engle. Published in 1962, it is—depending on how you look at it—science fiction, a warm tale of family life, a response to the Cold War, a book about a search for a…
  • It makes you wonder

    Passive Guy
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how. Ann Patchett, Bel Canto
  • Want To Be More Creative? Don’t Sleep

    Passive Guy
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    From LinkedIn: Wednesday, famed sportswriter Bill Simmons released a podcast where he interviewed Lorne Michaels, the man who created and still runs Saturday Night Live. In the interview, Michaels said something particularly interesting about the creative process. Simmons asked him about the grueling nature of SNL, where Michaels and his staff have been putting on a live hour of television each week for the past 40 years. Specifically, Simmons asked if that sort of schedule was too difficult, if there would be a benefit to cutting back. Michaels’ answer: no. “There’s a mantra that I…
  • Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval

    Passive Guy
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    From Reuters: A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc’s agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. During a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved what she called a “highly unusual” accord. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company is unsuccessful in appealing a ruling that found it liable for antitrust violations. The $400 million comes on top of earlier settlements with five publishers in the case, which…
  • ‘Bieber’s Finger’ and other quirky fiction

    Passive Guy
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    From The Ogden Standard-Examiner: The old “sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll” stereotype has nothing on the new science fiction novel by Kaysville author/musician/businessman Craig Nybo. In “Bieber’s Finger,” Nybo has crafted a story about a super fan who just happens to catch the finger of her pop-singing idol when he’s killed in a car bombing — all of which happens in the first few pages. The rest of the book chronicles this 15-year-old groupie’s attempts to illegally clone the object of her affection and proceed to teach him to sing and dance so that he can perform at the…
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  • General Word Counts in Literature

    Lisa Lickel
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    There are always exceptions to every rule.Got that out of the Way. In general, plan on the follow Rule of Thumb for your work.Word Counts - really? Do they still matter in today's Electronic Age?Well, sure. How many of your have found yourselves thumbing across the screen faster and faster, waiting to light on a key word that meant the action picked up again? Just because we don't care about wasting paper anymore doesn't mean we can waste reader's time. And for a debut novelist who is trying to catch the eye of an agent or editor for the first time? Err on the side of caution with your…
  • Review: Chapel Springs Revival

    Linda Yezak
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Get your giggle-box oiled up and ready to rumble, 'cause Chapel Springs Revival is going to put it to good use. Patsy Kowalski and Claire Bennett are well on their way into the "unforgettable character" category for folks who love humorous women's fiction.Take two artsy women, give them two neglectful spouses, and watch the antics unfold. Add to the mix a cleavage-showin' hussy who's unhappy with her husband and looking for a new one--anyone's husband will do--and you have a story that's uproariously funny.Beneath the humor is a story all women of a certain age can appreciate, one that shares…
  • The Unlikeable Author

    Cherie Burbach
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Let’s talk about something ugly for a minute, here… the unlikeable author. Have you ever met one or read their works? How does being unlikeable affect your book sales? And can you lose fans just because they don’t seem to like you personally?#148343626 / gettyimages.comGrumpy vs UnlikeableThere are plenty of authors who are known for being a bit curmudgeonly, and this can work for or against them. Some authors are known for not talking to the media, not giving interviews, not interacting with fans, and they develop a loyal fan following almost in spite of this.But that’s rare. In my…
  • Why this Former Pantser is Now a Plotter

    Jimmie Kepler
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    When I wrote my first novel, I sat down at my computer and waited to be surprised by the story that unfolded. I had no idea how the story would unveil. I was writing by the seat of my pants (the definition of Panster). I never knew where I was going before I got there except for knowing the final destination. I loved the surprise of traveling where my characters led me. I loved the joy of the journey.The joy disappeared as I started pitching the book. I learned the agent wanted a one to three-page synopsis of my story in addition to sample chapters. Some required an outline and chapter…
  • Your Facebook Fan Page

    Linda Yezak
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    Recently, I read a comment from an author who didn't understand the perks of having an author page apart from his regular Facebook page. I had to think about that a minute, because I wasn't sure of the answer. I have an answer now, and I think I've discovered a strategy to utilize my own author page better.I use Facebook for keeping up with family, with both personal and close cyberfriends, and with my writer friends and aquaintances. Most of the folks who have "friended" me are writers. Had I possessed a functioning brain at the time I started this, I would've…
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    WRITERS HELPING WRITERS

  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Whittling

    Becca Puglisi
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:52 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…
  • Pacing Tips

    Becca Puglisi
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Before we get to the nitty-gritty, let me give a hearty shout out to all of you doing NaNoWriMo. *POM-POMS*  I’ve never been able to NaNo with the rest of the world, since November is such a crazy month for me, but I have so much respect for all of you in the trenches right now. KEEP IT UP! You’re halfway there! Kenny Louie @ Creative Commons So, I mentioned that November is insane, right? My son’s birthday falls just before Thanksgiving. This year, we’re throwing his first party. He wanted a Darth Vader theme, and I may have gone a teensy bit overboard. Regardless,…
  • Character Skills and Talents: Astrological Divination

    Angela Ackerman
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:46 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…
  • Technical Writing: A Viable Career (Or Sideline) Option for Writers

    Becca Puglisi
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Tony Fischer @ Creative Commons First let me start by giving a heartfelt THANK YOU to the men and women who have served or currently do serve in the armed forces. While Veteran’s Day is an American holiday, I applaud and respect the dedication it takes for anyone to serve their country in such a sacrificial way. I recognize that my freedom comes at great cost, and I’m humbly and eternally grateful for your sacrifice. One of the freedoms we cherish in America is the ability to choose our own career paths—even if our desired career is difficult or impractical or monetarily…
  • Talents and Skills Thesaurus Entry: Throwing One’s Voice

    Becca Puglisi
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    As writers, we want to make our characters as unique and interesting as possible. One way to do this is to give your character a special skill or talent that sets him apart from other people. This might be something small, like having a green thumb or being good with animals, to a larger and more competitive talent like stock car racing or being an award-winning film producer.  When choosing a talent or skill, think about the personality of your character, his range of experiences and who his role models might have been. Some talents might be genetically imparted while others are created…
 
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    The Creative Penn

  • Beating Self-Censorship And How Embracing The Shadow Helps My Fiction

    Joanna Penn
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    I recently did an all-encompassing interview with the lovely Deb Ozarko about changing the status quo. We talked a lot about going indie, self-publishing and creative entrepreneurship, but we also got into some deep and meaningful topics. I must admit to being fueled by pinot noir for the interview, so I opened up a lot about some of the things that really matter to me If you’d like to listen to the whole interview, I suggest joining me for a glass! You can listen to the whole interview here [1 hr 44], or you can watch or listen to the 5 minute clip below or here on YouTube. In this…
  • Why The Writing Journey Is Just Like Skiing

    Joanna Penn
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Everybody wants to know the best way to write, to publish, to market. But although there are tracks to follow and experts to emulate, there really is no single right way to do anything in the author life. We will all have a different journey. Imagine that you want to ski down a hill. Even if you don’t ski, hopefully you’ve seen enough Bond movies to know how it works! It’s similar to our journey through life and also applies to writing, marketing and any kind of business or career. Here’s why. (1) Your path is not a straight line. You have to zigzag. Even though you…
  • The Christian Publishing Market With Jeremy Bouma

    Joanna Penn
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    I have a degree in Theology and my interest in religion is enmeshed in my fiction. I write books that can be described as religious thrillers, and yet I’m not a Christian, although I do describe myself as spiritual. In today’s show, I interview Jeremy Bouma about the complexities of the Christian publishing market, and you’ll learn a lot about the sub-niche as well as customer targeting and much more, even if you’re not a Christian author. In the introduction I mention my personal writing updates, as well as the Goodreads event on Nov 15th when you can join me and…
  • Adapting A Novel And Other Lessons Learned From London Screenwriter’s Festival

    Joanna Penn
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    A few weeks ago, I attended the London Screenwriter’s Festival which was a cornucopia of fascinating information and networking packed into a couple of intense days. Authors can learn a lot from screenwriters, especially in an age where there’s some amazing television. After getting rid of the physical TV six years ago, we’ve been downloading and devouring shows like House of Cards, Game of Thrones and True Detective, and I am always a sucker for action movies! Let’s face it – more people watch TV and films than read books. More people devour stories through the…
  • Pitching Literary Festivals, Genre Boundaries And Crime Fiction. With Clare Mackintosh

    Joanna Penn
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:46 pm
    I attend quite a few literary festivals and I always come away having learned something. I definitely think they are worth going to for the new perspectives as well as the networking opportunities. Today on the blog, I interview crime author Clare Mackintosh, who also runs a literary festival in Chipping Norton in the UK. She answers some of my burning questions about literary fiction and genre boundaries, running literary festivals and how authors can maximize their chances of being involved. You can leave Clare any questions about these topics in the comments at the bottom of the post.
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  • Friday Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer 11/21/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    CHARACTERS II Many years ago my writing friend, Sara Huff, gave me a paperback book titled: Fiction is Folks by Robert Newton Peck.  The subtitle on the cover reads: “Characters are what readers remember, what editors look for, and what turn aspiring writers into published authors.”  SO TRUE!  Mr. Peck has been writing for a while, listing upwards of fifty-five novels, six books of nonfiction, thirty-five songs, three television specials and over 100 poems to his resume.  Much of his success he credits to his teacher—Miss Kelly.  “She taught first, second, third, fourth, fifth,…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review: Rebellion of Silence

    selfpublishingadvisor
    20 Nov 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: Rebellion of Silence Brittney Martin Publisher: Outskirts Press…
  • Rising Through the Ranks | A Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (Part V)

    Kelly S
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    And so it begins––my fifth and final post in this series detailing some of the main tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to Search Engine Optimization, or SEO.In a moment I’m going to dive into a final grab-bag of tidbits that will help boost your SEO ranking, but first, I wanted to take a moment to think back to the five steps I’ve already described: Step 1: Optimize your keywords. Step 2: Optimize your content. Step 3: Optimize your title. Step 4: Optimize your tags. Step 5: Optimize your use of Google Analytics. As you can see, many if not most of these points are geared…
  • Self-Publishing Week in Review: 11/18/14

    selfpublishingadvisor
    18 Nov 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. Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing: What’s The Best Route For Entrepreneurs This Forbes.com article discusses the best publishing route for entrepreneurs. Writing a book…
  • 6 Self-Publishing Don’ts

    selfpublishingadvisor
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Unfortunately, some people have a negative perception of self publishing. This is because some self-publishing authors make detrimental mistakes that prevent their books from being taken seriously. If you want to be seen as a professional author with a successful book, be sure to avoid these six self-publishing don’ts: 1. Don’t attempt to create print-ready files if you don’t already possess that particular skill set. You’re a writer; not a book designer.  Leave this task to the professionals and focus your time on writing and promoting your book. 2. Don’t skip the…
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  • Do writers have to “write what they know?” by Suzanne Chazin

    Karen Dionne
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Writers are often advised to “write what you know.” The thinking goes that only by experiencing something yourself can you portray it authentically. Here’s what I know: 1. A child’s need for a bathroom is inversely proportional to the distance from one. 2. If you want to discuss something really important with a man, hide the remote. 3. Never enter a swimming pool after a bunch of preschoolers have used it. The same goes for teenagers and your car. If I had to write solely from personal experience, my novels would have all the excitement of a C-span budget hearing. I’m no Hemingway.
  • What Do Your Dreams Really Mean? by Mary Kennedy

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

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

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

    Karen Dionne
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:38 am
    Early in my writing career, there were two people who I consider mentors. Both were New York Times bestselling authors. One worked with me for over a year, the other, only once. Both were instrumental in helping me take my writing from promising to publishable. I met Gayle Lynds in 2005 at a mystery writers conference in Chicago. Later, after she kindly agreed to read the first 50 pages of my agented-but-not-yet-published novel, to my surprise, she called me on the phone to discuss. We talked about villains and endings and I learned more in those few minutes of discussion specific to my story…
 
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  • Nook GlowLight now sells for $99

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    In preparations for the pre-Christmas shopping peak, Barnes & Noble reduces the price of Nook GlowLight to $99.The only e-reader in Barnes & Noble’s offer gets a new, lower price. Starting from November 21, you can get Nook GlowLight for $99, $20 (16%) less than a day ago.Read also: Best books of 2014 picked by Amazon50 awesome literary t-shirts for book loversLast time Barnes & Noble reduced the price of GlowLight was in April, for a week. This time, the lower price is the new price. It won’t come back to $119, but, on the other hand, don’t count on further…
  • E-reader and tablet covers with a classic artwork from The British Library

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Big Strawberry offers traditionally hand-made e-reader and tablet covers that feature original cover art from the British Library.Many users miss in the new-technology reading the touch of a history, embodied in the old good hard cover book.More to read: 25 iPad case covers for a book geek12 most beautiful book-style iPhone covers and casesTherefore, any initiatives that try to recreate the beauty of the vintage book are awaited by book lovers around the world.We’ve already shared many examples of book-style covers, but this collection is very special.Offered by Big Strawberry,…
  • “I love my library” – a brilliant animated poem by Scroobius Pip (video)

    Piotr Kowalczyk
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Scroobius Pip is a UK-based hip-hop record producer, also known for his spoken word poetry.To help BBC Radio 6 Music celebrate libraries he presents a poem about the public library which he had written exclusively for Chris Hawkins’ Early Show, and performed it life in mid November.More videos to watch:The joy of reading like you’ve never seen before (video)Book nerd problems: limited book space (video)Automated book sorting system at Norway National Library (video)Modern Polaxis is an augmented reality comic book you have to see (video)Stop-motion woodmaking of gorgeous bookends…
  • Sex and reading – what do women and men read (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
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  • Are Pen Names Worth It? (Episode 25)

    Kevin Eagan
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Special note: This is our last episode for 2014, but we’ll be back in January with even better topics, so keep listening! Kevin is taking time off in November and December to figure out fatherhood. He is expecting his first son sometime in November. For now, enjoy the show! Today, we are talking about pseudonyms. Do writers need them? Are there ever times when we need to hide behind a pseudonym or publish anonymously? Some writers and artists make their persona part of their style, so certainly a pseudonym can work, but it’s not for everyone. Show notes: Teacher who was arrested for…
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  • How to Assess a Competent E-Learning Vendor or Service Provider?

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    E-Learning is a current trend in training and learning domain; it has become an obvious option for Learning Managers or Learning Officers. The four major advantages e-learning offers are; easy development/update of learning content anywhere-anytime implementation/access effective learning results effective cost E-learning has plethora of options to provide for your unique leanings needs or requirements. The major challenge lies in selecting the right e-learning vendor or service providers. This discussion will help you to assess capable e-learning vendor for all kinds of learning needs.
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    4 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Learning Officers or Learning Managers are responsible to satisfy learning and training needs of the organizations they are serving to. There are various types of platforms and methodologies to satisfy these needs; off-course E-Learning is one the most effective among all the available. Concepts In this discussion we will restrict ourselves to the E-Learning Solutions and Services. Moving further, you may need to understand following concepts in brief: Organizational Learning Needs –  Understanding: Training or learning which may bring required change or improvement in resources or…
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    27 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Learning Managers are needed to understand their specific learning problems and corresponding requirement so that they select right vendor company to develop and deliver the most effective e-learning solution. Learning or Instructional Strategy is not something which can be demanded or instructed to learning developer to adopt; it is devised based on certain elements or parameters. In this discussion we will be analyzing only design related parameters. The other parameters are commercials, development tool, delivery platform technology etc. The design based parameters to decide learning or…
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    Advanced eLearning Authoring Tools have made eLearning Development Easy The rapid and extensive advances in technology have brought on incredible innovation in all fields of human interest. The impact of the same can be seen in the e-learning space, and these days, this specialized segment is breaking new ground continuously. With this increasing demand, a lot of small-sized companies, as well as corporates are venturing into the elearning development arena. Even individuals who have sufficient technical backup can successfully create quality elearning resources. The process becomes…
 
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  • 5 super powers every reader needs

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    14 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    I remember when I was younger that I always wanted super powers of my own. Whether it was the ability to transport my bothersome little brother to Siberia or the ability to speed up time to watch the next episode of Friends, nothing says Caped Crusader than having a super powers to save the day from everyday crises. Readers have to deal with their own problems too, and sometimes we need our own abilities to save the day. The ability to silent (insolent) people There’s always that one person who just doesn’t get why you have to spend your time reading. They assume that whatever they have…
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