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  • 88 Free Kindle Books, 8 Kindle Book Deals, $1 Steamy Romance Box Set Deal (USA Today Bestselling Author)

    Kindle Review
    switch11
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kindle Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals,  Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 5:27 pm EST. $1 Steamy Billionaire Romance Box…
  • 16 Books You Wish You Actually Paid Attention to in School

    Goodreads
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Assigned reading can be annoying, but you know what else is? Becoming a grown-up whose responsibilities don't include reading. If you missed out on a classic the first time around, try it now—just think how proud your former English teachers will be! This week we asked on Facebook and on Twitter: What assigned reading book do you wish you had paid more attention to in school? Check out the top answers below. Which book did you sleep through in English class? Did you ever try and read it later? posted by Hayley on August, 29
  • 25 Books Becoming Movies in 2017

    Kindle Addicts
    SandInMyFlipFlops
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Some of our favorite books are becoming movies in 2017. Will the scripts stay true to the books? Will they skip the best parts? It’s too early to know for sure! But if you want to get a jump on things, be sure to read these books before they become movies in 2017. All release […] The post 25 Books Becoming Movies in 2017 appeared first on Kindle Addicts.
  • Abundance For Authors And Taking Action With Honoree Corder

    The Creative Penn
    Alexandra Amor
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:59 pm
    The ‘poor, starving artist’ myth has kept a lot of creatives down, but we’re living in a time of abundance – of creativity, of global readership and of the opportunity to publish and reach them. In this interview, Honoree Corder shares her abundance ideas for authors, plus some interesting ideas for expanding income streams. In the introduction, I mention that I’m still working on the Creative Freedom course, which is only for those serious about making a living with their income. I put out a video on the Roadmap this week, and you can still get the free video series…
  • How an Author Should Manage Social Media Marketing

    Digital Book World
    Daniel Berkowitz
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    All most authors want to do is write their book. Rarely do they want to actually market it, let alone use social media to do so. One of the key reasons for this, according to Chris Syme in her latest DBW blog post, is that “social media marketing can be a big time suck for many authors. Making it manageable, though, is about learning how to take inventory of your time, resources and skill and then planning accordingly.” “In this ever-increasing space,” Syme continues, “there are plenty of tools, apps and systems available to help you organize your time better, but sometimes it’s…
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    A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

  • The Amazon Agenda

    25 Aug 2015 | 10:13 am
    I have a few disparate thoughts and observations that I'm going to attempt to coalesce into a single theme.Amazon was recently the subject of world news when the ever intrepid David Streitfeld, the NYT reporter that gave us the wonder of whale math, did a hit piece on Amazon corporate culture that came to the startling and controversial conclusion; Amazon employees work really, really hard.Streitfeld has a haterection for Amazon, and while he has yet to make a cogent point, this recent piece got big attention, so much so that major media outlets covered it, and there was outrage and…
  • Zombie Publishing Memes #2 - Low Prices Devalue Books

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    This is the second in an ongoing series that Barry Eisler and I are writing. When we talk about zombie memes, we’re referring to arguments that just won’t die no matter how many times they’re massacred by logic and evidence. Because we’ve been shooting down so many of these memes for so long, and because they just keep reanimating (often repeatedly from the same people), we thought it would be useful to create an online source for easy (and time-saving) reference.We’ll be tackling these memes one at a time over the course of the next few weeks and then publishing a free downloadable…
  • Ten Days of KENP with BookBub Boost

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    So this was unexpected.First, some background. Because I've been devoting my time to other things, I haven't published a solo novel in over two years.Whiskey Sour was my first legacy pubbed novel, and the hardcover came out in 2004.In 2010, I got my rights back and self-pubbed it.This was my first book in the Jack Daniels series. It has remained one of my best sellers for me, and in June under KU 1.0 payout of $1.38 per borrow I loaned out 362 copies and earned $500. I also sold 215 copies and earned $589.So in June I made $1089 from Whiskey Sour in KDP. Not bad for an 11 year old that I…
  • Guest Post H. L. LeRoy

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    First, a giant thank you to Joe for allowing me to guest post about my Kindle Worlds’ stories on his blog. I’ve been a longtime reader of A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing and I’m absolutely thrilled to be here.When Joe offered the opportunity to write in Jack Daniels’ world, I jumped at the chance. Since my other works are in the mystery/thriller/action/adventure genres and tell the stories of strong female protagonists confronting impossible situations, I knew it was a perfect fit.To that end, I've written three novellas (ONE EIGHT SEVEN, REMEMBER THE DEAD, and POOLED BLOOD)…
  • Zombie Publishing Memes #1 - Amazon is a Monopoly

    19 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    This is the first in an ongoing series that Barry Eisler and I are writing. When we talk about zombie memes, we’re referring to arguments that just won’t die no matter how many times they’re massacred by logic and evidence. Because we’ve been shooting down so many of these memes for so long, and because they just keep reanimating (often repeatedly from the same people), we thought it would be useful to create an online source for easy (and time-saving) reference.We’ll be tackling these memes one at a time over the course of the next few weeks and then publishing a free downloadable…
 
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    Writer Beware

  • Author Solutions Class Action Lawsuit Settled

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:27 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareA class action lawsuit against Author Solutions Inc. has been settled and discontinued.Filed in April 2013 by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, LLP against ASI and its parent company, Penguin Group, the suit alleged breach of contract, unjust enrichment, various violations of the California Business and Professional Code, and violation of New York General Business Law. Penguin was later dismissed from the case, along with some--but not all--of the claims against ASI. The case proceeded to discovery, and in February of this year…
  • Beware Social Media Snake Oil

    20 Aug 2015 | 10:22 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware This week I've got another great guest post for you, from marketing expert Chris Syme.We writers have all heard that we "have" to be on social media, which is presented to us--both by experts and the not-so-expert--as the Holy Grail of marketing and self-promotion. But apart from the thorny questions of which platforms to use (Twitter? Facebook? Pinterest? Some of them? All of them?), and how to use them (How often should we post? What's the proper mix of friendly interaction and self-promotion?), there's the problem of "services" that want to…
  • Guest Post: Want to Become a Better Writer? Stop Writing.

    6 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAs I explained in my last post, I'm still mostly M.I.A., but I've lined up some terrific guest posts that will appear over the next few weeks.Today's guest post comes from author and writing teacher Barbara Baig, who reveals how the path to productive writing may sometimes be, paradoxically, to put your writing on hold for a while.#Want to Become a Better Writer? Stop Writing. by Barbara Baig These days, aspiring writers are told constantly that, to attract the attention of agents and editors, they must develop a platform and learn to promote…
  • Writer Beware Blog on Temporary Hiatus

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareLast Sunday, my elderly mother, who's fighting cancer, fell in her apartment and broke three ribs. Cue nightmare scenario: 911 call...12 hours in the emergency room...confusion over hospital admission...fighting the massive hospital bureaucracy that wanted to discharge her ASAP despite the fact that she couldn't even get out of bed unassisted...it was the week from hell.Stubbornly independent, my mom still lives alone, with a ton of assistance from me and my husband, my brother, and family friends. But as much help as she's needed over the past two…
  • Pay-to-Play Alert: #WORLDCLASS Magazine

    15 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAuthors: have you received an unsolicited email from a "talent scout" at #WORLDCLASS Magazine pitching an interview and/or cover feature? Here's what you need to know in case you do: it's pay-to-play.Here's a sample pitch, sent to me by a wisely wary author (emphasis added, and all errors courtesy of the original):Dear [name redacted], You were selected by our talent scout to be featured in #WORLDCLASS magazine as an author of [book title redacted].We interview and feature top achievers in all areas of lives: entrepreneurs, world-class athletes,…
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    Goodreads

  • 16 Books You Wish You Actually Paid Attention to in School

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Assigned reading can be annoying, but you know what else is? Becoming a grown-up whose responsibilities don't include reading. If you missed out on a classic the first time around, try it now—just think how proud your former English teachers will be! This week we asked on Facebook and on Twitter: What assigned reading book do you wish you had paid more attention to in school? Check out the top answers below. Which book did you sleep through in English class? Did you ever try and read it later? posted by Hayley on August, 29
  • 6 Reasons to Add the Albena Beach Library to Your Bookish Bucket List

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
    "No shirt, no shoes, no service" doesn't apply at the Albenia Beach Library. The beachfront library's location—on the coast of the Black Sea—isn't an easy trip for most readers, but that's what bookish bucket lists are for. (And if you don't have a bookish bucket list, this place is a great excuse to start one, don't you think?) Reason #1: The library holds over 6,000 books in more than 15 different languages.German architect Herman Kompernas designed the library to foster a love of reading among tourists. The diverse books are arranged by country of publication in order to make discovery…
  • Plotters vs. Pantsers: Can You Guess Which Side Stephen King and J.K. Rowling Are On?

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Since the dawn of storytelling, there have always been two types of storytellers: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-b... Plotters and the Pantsers. (If you're wondering, yes, Pantsers predate the existence of pants.) Never heard the terms before? It's simple. Plotters outline and plan the structure of their entire story, while Pantsers prefer to write by the seat of their pants.To further understand the ancient Plotter/Pantser divide, we've taken a look at how six contemporary authors write their books. Which method of story crafting do you like best?The Plotters JOHN GRISHAM"I don't start…
  • Celebrate Historical Fiction Week!

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
    While some scientists are searching for a wormhole to travel back in time, fans of historical fiction have already discovered their own personal time machines, conveniently located on their bookshelves! With the simple turning of a page, historical fiction readers are transported to a different place and time, whether that's Tudor England, 18th century Scotland, or America at the start of the Second World War.We're celebrating our love for historical fiction by featuring authors, groups, giveaways, and Listopia lists throughout the week. To kick it all off, we asked a few bestselling…
  • 15 of Your Biggest Book Pet Peeves

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Last week we asked on Facebook and on Twitter: What's your biggest book pet peeve?* Check out the top answers below! 1. "Peeps who leave crumbs behind between pages!! #ew" (Joyce B)2. "When publishers change book covers mid-series! Biggest book pet peeve EVER…"(Amanda White)3. "My Kindle battery dying!" (Hannah DesWonn)4. "Seeing someone turn a book inside out by folding it in half while they read. The front and back should never meet!" (Mopsy Prewett)5. "People who forget that they borrowed a book from you." (Nadia Malik)6. "When someone rips out the pages of a book. How is the book…
 
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    Dear Author

  • DAILY DEALS: Touching historicals and books with boy bonds

    Jane
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    The Secret Heart by Erin Satie $ FREE From the Jacket Copy: She’s a fortune-hunter. He’s nobody’s prey. Adam, Earl of Bexley, lives to work. His only relief is the sordid savagery of bare-knuckle boxing. Not women, and definitely not a disreputable, scheming woman who dances in secret with such passion… Caro Small is desperate to escape her selfish family. Her only chance is a good marriage, and she intends to marry Adam—whether he likes it or not. But the more she schemes to entrap him, the more she risks trapping her own heart. Adam won’t be caught by a fortune-hunter’s…
  • REVIEW: Radio Rose by Stephanie Berget

    Jayne
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Radio Rose knows Martians aren’t real. As a DJ for a late night talk show about aliens, she’d never admit to being a non-believer. Talking to crazies all night isn’t the perfect job for most people, but she’s happy with her solitary life. Until a middle of the night car crash and a blow to the head has her mistaking a stranger for a real life extra-terrestrial. Adam Cameron, raised by his narcissistic grandfather for most of his childhood, made his escape from Tullyville, Colorado the day he turned eighteen. Forced to return ten years later for the reading of his grandfather’s will,…
  • The impermanence of digital books

    Jane
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Several years ago, I was reading a book that had a name I found really, really jarring. It was so jarring that it was affecting my ability to read the book. It was just the name, though, so I powered up my computer, opened the ebook file and did a search and replace for the name…and changed it. I saved the revised ebook and then shot a new file to my Kindle account. Problem solved. And readers aren’t the only ones that fiddle with the digital books. Authors often push out updates to their self published books, erasing errors and sometimes deleting whole scenes or adding in new…
  • DAILY DEALS: Cozy mysteries, biker witches, compelling YA

    Jane
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Just One Year by Gayle Forman $ 2.99 From the Jacket Copy: The compelling companion title to the much-lauded Just One Day follows Willem’s transformative journey toward self-discovery and true love, by the author of If I Stay. Picking up where Just One Day ended, Just One Year tells Willem’s side of the story. After spending an amazing day and night with Allyson in Paris that ends in separation, Willem and Allyson are both searching for one another. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson’s own as Willem undergoes a…
  • REVIEW: The Youth & Young Lives of Oliver Wade: Stories by Ben Monopoli

    Sirius
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    What makes us who we are? Is it life’s big milestones that propel us from childhood to adulthood? Or are we made of all the little memories that have a way of standing in for so much more? A friend’s itchy chin might be how you remember him. A pair of worn corduroys might be what you remember of your first love. A green-eyed boy on a subway platform might be how you remember a breakthrough. A coffee cup in a blizzard might be how you remember your best friend. The sound of a dial-up modem connecting. The wet stems of lily pads in your dad’s hands. A spiral of hairs on a…
 
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    Free Ebooks Blog

  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-30-15

    Admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    Kill Devil Hills By Sarah Darlington / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (148 reviews) He’s twenty-four. She’s eighteen. His life is exactly the way he’s always wanted it to be…stable. She’s quite possibly the very definition of unstable. Noah saved her. Georgina never wanted to be saved. Growing up, Noah […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-30-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-29-15

    Admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Falling for Trouble (Hiding from Love Book 1) By Selena Laurence / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (95 reviews) A Good Girl Tempted to Sin Alexis Garcia volunteered to go to Afghanistan as a UN aid worker. But she’s never been a fan of the military and wasn’t prepared for […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-29-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-28-15

    Admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:16 am
    Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series Book 1) By Emma Jameson / Genre: Nonfiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (423 reviews) Anthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-28-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-27-15

    Admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Holt’s Gamble (Wild Western Hearts Series, Book 1) By Barbara Ankrum / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (106 reviews) Kierin McKendry is indentured to J. Talbot, a ruthless saloon owner, until Clay Holt wins her in a rigged poker game. When Clay tries to collect his winnings, he’s attacked […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-27-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
  • Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-26-15

    Admin
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    You’ll Think of Me By Lucia Franco / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (79 reviews) Luke Jackson. With his thick southern drawl and seductive charm, Luke is the country boy everyone adores. He has his future mapped out, but his plans with Olivia are suddenly derailed when she makes […]The post Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-26-15 appeared first on Free Ebooks Blog.
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    Kindle Review

  • 88 Free Kindle Books, 8 Kindle Book Deals, $1 Steamy Romance Box Set Deal (USA Today Bestselling Author)

    switch11
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kindle Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals,  Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 5:27 pm EST. $1 Steamy Billionaire Romance Box…
  • 88 Free Kindle Books, 8 Kindle Books, NY Times Bestselling Author Free Mystery, NY Times Bestselling Author Free Romance

    switch11
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kindle Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals,  Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 5:15 pm EST. $1 Victorian Historical Romance…
  • 99 Free Kindle Books, 9 Kindle Book Deals

    switch11
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kindle Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals,  Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 4:23 pm EST. Free Steamy Romance of the Day! A…
  • 55 Free Kindle Books, 8 Deals, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors Free Romance

    switch11
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kindle Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals,  Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 5:10 pm EST. Women’s Fiction &…
  • 101 Free Kindle Books, 5 Kindle Book Deals, 3 Free Romance Specials, Free NY Times Bestselling Author, Free USA Today Bestselling Author

    switch11
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Save Money: Apple, Nook, Kindle Free Books + Coupons Sign Up & Save Money: Apple iBooks Free & Deals, Free Kindle Books & Deals, Money Saving Coupons, Money Saving Deals,  Nook Free Books & Deals, Kindle Fire Free Apps, Deals, Kobo Free Books, Google, Kindle UK Free Book Covers View. Free Books Search. Kindle Unlimited Search.* Jump to: Romance, Mysteries, Christian, Fantasy & SciFi, Historical, Young Adult, Children, Adventure, Women, Non Fiction, Kindle Book Deals. Please Confirm Prices at Amazon BEFORE buying. Free at 3:30 pm EST. Free Romance Specials – Free…
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    CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

  • Something Nice from Nice

    catherineryanhoward
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    I’m in Nice. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that this isn’t my first time in Nice. For 6-8 weeks every Autumn for three years beginning in 2011 – I’ll give you a moment to catch your breath after that weird sentence construction – I came here, supposedly, to write. That sounds very decadent, I know, but I was living with my parents at the time and had no real financial responsibilities. (Now I have rent to pay in Dublin “The Rent On This Telephone Box Will Make Your Eyes Water” City and university fees to…
  • How Many Drafts Did You Do Of Your Book?

    catherineryanhoward
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    “How many drafts did you do of your book?” In between getting a book deal and being able to tell people I got a book deal, I went to an event at Dun Laoghaire’s Mountains to Sea festival where an audience member asked Paula Hawkins, superstar author of The Girl on the Train, this very question. On hearing it, I rolled my eyes and groaned about it to my company for the evening (who rolled her eyes at my groaning), even though it wasn’t that long ago that I sat in the audience at writerly events and asked the very same thing of published authors myself. Why the…
  • A Short Story About Scarpetta

    catherineryanhoward
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    I’m heading to the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate tomorrow morning (for the first time ever and feeling a bit like the new girl who switches schools half way through term and has to walk into a class where she doesn’t know anyone!) so this evening, while I procrastinate instead of pack, I thought I’d share with you a story about my introduction to crime (writing): Kay Scarpetta and the woman who invented her, Patricia Cornwell. One Christmas, back when I was (I think) either 12 or 13 (ish), a friend of mine lent me her older brother’s…
  • Are Amazon *Really* Paying Authors Per Page Read? No. No, They’re Not. [Pause] Well…

    catherineryanhoward
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    [Originally this post wasn’t very clear on the differences in lending programmes, and it was pointed out to me that Irish Amazon customers can avail of Kindle Unlimited through the Amazon.co.uk site. I’ve updated the text to improve/reflect this, and thank Kate and Caoimhe in the comments for pointing this out.] I understand how the internet works. I know what click bait is. If I click on a headline like She Used a Pen To Open an Envelope. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next… or His Dog Pooped In His Shoe and the Shoe’s Reaction was PERFECT, I agree that…
  • Let’s Talk About Self-Publishing. In Dublin. Next Weekend.

    catherineryanhoward
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    (I know, I know – a blog post that’s not about The News. Surprise!) Next weekend, the Books Go Social Writers Conference takes place in Dublin. It promises to be an action-packed weekend with multiple “streams” or options for attendees to choose from, with topics ranging from how to get published to exploring in depth how to write a story that other people will want to read in the first place. There’s also a dinner for all speakers and attendees on the Saturday night, and the weekend will also offer some time to explore the city of Dublin. I’ll be there on…
 
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    MobileRead Forums

  • MobileRead Week in Review: 08/22 - 08/29

    Alexander Turcic
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Feast your eyes on some of the discussions from this week at MobileRead... E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsSeptember 2015 Book Club Vote
  • MobileRead September 2015 Book Club Vote

    WT Sharpe
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    September 2015 MobileRead Book Club Vote Help us choose a book as the September 2015 eBook for the MobileRead Book Club. The poll will be open for 5 days. There will be no runoff vote unless the voting results a tie, in which case there will be a 3 day run-off poll. This is a visible poll: others can see how you voted. It is You may cast a vote for each book that appeals to you. We will start the discussion thread for this book on September 20th. Select from the following Official Choices with three nominations each: • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (UK title: Harry Potter and…
  • MobileRead Week in Review: 08/15 - 08/22

    Alexander Turcic
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    What was going on this week at MobileRead? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something! E-Book General - Reading RecommendationsSeptember 2015 Book Club Nominations
  • Scribd changes audiobooks to credit based system

    AnemicOak
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:04 pm
    It looks like some audiobooks will be credit based while they'll maintain a changing catalog of unlimited ones as well. Quote: Today, we’re letting you know that we’re going to be transitioning our audiobook service to a credit–based system. Starting on September 20, you will receive one audiobook credit as part of your monthly subscription to use toward any title in Scribd’s audiobook catalog. Quote: What does this actually mean for listeners? Your monthly subscription price of $8.99 will stay the same. Nothing will change for the next 30 days – the unlimited audiobooks library…
  • MobileRead September 2015 Book Club Nominations

    WT Sharpe
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Help us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for September, 2015. The nominations will run through midnight EST August 26 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 September is: Banned or Challenged Books In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of…
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    Self-Publishing Review

  • Review: Drachen by Brendan Le Grange ★★★★

    Dakota Kemp
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    Drachen by Brendan Le Grange is a classic treasure hunting story, with all the thrills and adventure such a labeling entails.  Sorry, Indie fans.  There’s no Ark of the Covenant at the end of this ancient bread crumb trail, no treasure of the Free Mason’s buried beneath national monuments, and not a single person stumbling ...
  • Review: Driving in Circles by Rita D’Orazio ★★★★½

    T B Markinson
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:55 am
    Driving in Circles, by Rita D’Orazio, is an intriguing story that revolves around one family and their secrets. Henry and Cynthia Jones are celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary by going on a ten-day cruise. They decide to bring along their three daughters and one son-in-law. What could go wrong? Plenty. After two days, the youngest ...
  • Review: A Stalker’s Journey by John C. Lukegord ★★★

    James Grimsby
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
    Content warning for violence, drug abuse, and sexual abuse, including that of minors. In Iowa, 1983, when Curtis Ware is driven off the road while escaping from the scene of a drug theft, he is hospitalized for horrific injuries and charged for his crimes based on traumatized, rage-filled, drug-induced testimonies. Released after a single harrowing ...
  • Review: Hattie’s Place by Katherine P. Stillerman ★★★★★

    T B Markinson
    11 Aug 2015 | 4:59 am
    Hattie’s Place by Katherine Stillerman is a touching historical fiction novel set in the early 1900s in South Carolina. One week before her graduation from Greenville Female College, Hattie Robinson receives a disturbing letter from her fiancé Will Kendrick. In the letter, Will breaks off their engagement citing a mysterious complication. Hattie is devastated. She ...
  • How I Made $3,200,000 from My Hobby By Michael Bernhart

    Henry Baum
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:24 am
    Don’t let the title fool you: this isn’t non-fiction, you won’t find any get rich quick schemes here. But it does speak to how Bernhart’s lead character, the regally-named Maxwell Smythe Brown IV, doesn’t take much of anything very seriously. A funny and engaging voice, Brown has a very good knack for getting himself into ...
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  • The Land of 10,000 Reviews

    Bufo Calvin
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    The Land of 10,000 Reviews We’ve probably all gotten a request from a writer to do a review. Clearly, people believe that reviews equal sales…you know, unless they just genuinely want the criticism. However, when we look at the books with the most reviews at Amazon (I figured out and reported on a way to sort search results by most reviews here: New search tip: sort by Most Reviews), you’ll find that they don’t match up with Amazon’s USA Kindle Store E-book Bestsellers (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) The reason for that is…
  • What’s in a name? An EBR by any other name would read as sweet

    Bufo Calvin
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    What’s in a name? An EBR by any other name would read as sweet Amazon is good at a lot of things. Naming items isn’t one of them. Okay, those are both my opinion…but they are opinions that have been expressed by many people. Even the name “Kindle”, with its association with fire, seemed an odd choice if you were arguing that you are a champion of books…and especially if you were doing something that some people were going to fear would hurt paper books. Of course, it wasn’t as bad as Barnes & Nobles’ choice of “Nook” for their…
  • Round up #305: Amazon Underground, BAMM

    Bufo Calvin
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Round up #305: Amazon Underground, BAMM The ILMK Round ups are short pieces which may or may not be expanded later. Books-A-Million revenues down slightly, loss nearly doubles According to their press release Books-A-Million, the second largest chain bookstore in the USA (after Barnes & Noble) had comparable store sales down .3% compared to the same period in the previous year. That’s not a large amount…they blame it on megahit books the previous year. However, their net loss went down a lot more: “Net loss attributable to Books-A-Million for the second quarter was…
  • Amazon reportedly lays off hardware developers at Lab126

    Bufo Calvin
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Amazon reportedly lays off hardware developers at Lab126 According to this Wall Street Journal article by Greg Bensinger (if the link is behind the paywall for you, requiring you to register to read it, try searching for the title in a search engine): Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices Amazon is laying off “Dozens of engineers…” The thrust of the piece is that, due to the disappointment of the Amazon Fire Phone (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) (that is the SmartPhone I use every day, but even I liked my Galaxy better), Amazon…
  • 225 Kindle books for $1.99 or less each, through September 20th

    Bufo Calvin
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:36 pm
    225 Kindle books for $1.99 or less each, through September 20th It’s hard to keep up with all of the Amazon sales! How about this one? 225 Kindle books for $1.99 or less each (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*) Now, these aren’t what I call “People Magazine” books…they aren’t current frontlist titles from traditional publishers. Still, there are some good books in this group. I’ll list a few that caught my eye: The Brainrush series by Richard Bard (3 books, $1.99 each). The first book in the series has 4.3 stars out of 5…
 
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  • Emma’s 10 deserted island books

    Adam Sockel
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    Ed. Note: This is the 2nd in our series of books we’d take on a deserted island if we could only pick 10. Thanks again to Time Magazine for the idea!   The Likeness by Tana French Tana French is one the best mystery/thriller writers that I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. If I had to pick just one of her novels, it would be this. Murder, mystery, doppelgängers and the Irish countryside? Count me in. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) Perhaps I’m just desperate to rekindle the way it felt to read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books for the first time,…
  • My library and me: making life better one book at a time

    Adam Sockel
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    This video was a big hit at DigiPalooza, so I wanted to share it with you, and tell you a little bit about the inspiration behind the video. Does anyone out there remember “My Buddy?”  It was this doll with one of the most persistently obnoxious TV commercials of all time.  It was always there, jamming its jingle into my brain between my favorite Saturday morning cartoons.  For those of you that don’t remember, here it is: Why am I talking about My Buddy?  The idea behind their entire marketing campaign was that you could and should take My Buddy with you everywhere, living your…
  • My 10 deserted island books: Cindy Orr

    Adam Sockel
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    Recently Time Magazine has released a series of wonderful articles where they asked famous people their ten favorite books or the “ten books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island.” We simply love this idea and wanted to share Team OverDrive’s deserted island reading selections. This first list comes from Cindy Orr, our Digital Collection Advisor. A note from Cindy: This was incredibly painful, and I’ll change my mind tomorrow…   Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard My desert island would most likely not be anything like the…
  • There’s something for everyone in our Back to School sale!

    Adam Sockel
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    As August starts to sundown into September and the back to school season kicks into high gear, it’s time for librarians and educators to turn our attention to the great mission before us: engaging young readers. The voracious readers are easy, but how do you encourage the more reluctant ones? Or how do you support the regular readers by fostering their love of the written word? One of the best ways to capture the attention of readers of all levels and interests is by continually providing them more new content. This isn’t just a job of school librarians. The public library serves an…
  • Celebrate Read an eBook Day and win content credit from OverDrive!

    Adam Sockel
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We are excited to share that OverDrive will once again be celebrating Read an eBook Day on September 18th. This year we’re giving away four separate content credits of $2,500 to libraries who are celebrating Read an eBook Day. Simply mention OverDrive in a social media post using the hashtag #eBookLove and to share how your library is celebrating.  Throughout the day, OverDrive will randomly select four libraries as winners.* The purpose of Read an eBook Day is to celebrate digital reading as a great way to connect readers with their libraries and authors they love. Given that…
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  • New Kobo Touch 2.0 Quietly Released for $89

    Nathan
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    It looks like Kobo has quietly started rolling out their latest ebook reader, the Kobo Touch 2.0. So far there’s been no official announcement from Kobo about the new device, and it still isn’t listed on Kobo’s website at all, but the Kobo Touch 2.0 has just turned up for sale at Chapters.Indigo, one of […]
  • Kindle for Kids Bundle Not Getting Much Attention

    Nathan
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    About three months ago toward the end of May, Amazon started selling a new Kindle for Kids Bundle for $99. There’s nothing “new” about it really, but the idea is new as far as E Ink Kindles are concerned. The device itself is the exact same as the $79 Kindle that was released last October, […]
  • Tablet Keyboard Cover With an E Ink Screen (Video)

    Nathan
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Here’s something a bit different. The Microsoft Applied Sciences Group has built a prototype of a keyboard cover for tablets that includes a secondary E Ink display that offers some unique new ways to use a tablet and help make productivity easier. It’s called the DisplayCover. It’s a new take on the two displays experiment. […]
  • 10 Free Kindle eBooks and Kindle Deals

    Nathan
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Below is a list of ten free highly-rated Kindle ebooks, along with current Kindle book deals, including some new Kindle magazine sales. Please note that these Kindle ebooks are free as of August 23rd, 2015. Most of these titles are free for a limited time and could expire in a few days or hours, so […]
  • Scribd’s Subscription Service Changing Unlimited Audiobooks Plan

    Nathan
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Last November Scribd added audiobooks to their ebook subscription plan, which costs $8.99 per month to get unlimited access to Scribd’s library of several hundred thousand ebooks. Since then audiobooks have been apart of the unlimited monthly plan, but now that’s going to change. Starting September 20th, Scribd will be switching to an audiobook credit […]
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  • Structural Optimization: Fundamentals and Applications (by Uri Kirsch)

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:44 am
    This book was developed while teaching a graduate course at several universities in the United States. Europe and Israel. during the last two decades. The purpose of the book is to introduce the fundamentals and applications of optimum structural design. Much work has been done in this area recently and many studies have been published. The book is an attempt to collect together selected topics of this literature and to present them in a unified approach. It meets the need for an introductory text covering the basic concepts of modem structural optimization. A previous book by the author on…
  • Learning Spaces (by Diana G. Oblinger)

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:17 am
    Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for…
  • Cross-Train Your Brain: A Mental Fitness Program for Maximizing Creativity and Achieving Success (by Stephen D. Eiffert)

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:12 am
    CROSS-TRAIN YOUR BRAIN A Mental Fitness Program for Maximizing Creativity and Achieving Success When you change the way you think, you can change your life. That's the message and the goal of this dynamic mental workout created by creativity guru Stephen Eiffert. Cross-Train Your Brain shows readers how to break through the constraints of career pigeonholing, tedious routine, and rote learning to recapture the power of their true creative natures. Creativity is not just the realm of artists and inventors. Everyone is born with creativity, and everyone can learn to use it to sharpen their…
  • Wet: Erotic Adventures in Water (by Ellen Kate)

    29 Aug 2015 | 1:02 am
    Water is a highly sensual playground, and can serve as an exciting alternative to the bedroom. From the shower, to bathtubs and Jacuzzis, pools, the ocean, lakes, rivers and brooks, there is a great deal of sexual pleasure that you can experience in water-considered by many to be a sensual and erotic aphrodisiac. WET submerges you into new depths of ecstasy. Featuring full-color, highly artistic and titillating photographs, shot on location in Los Cabos, Mexico, the book provides readers with suggestions for various aquatic venues and sex positions, aqueous foreplay and masturbation…
  • Building Parallel, Embedded, and Real-Time Applications with Ada (by John W. McCormick)

    29 Aug 2015 | 12:48 am
    The arrival and popularity of multi-core processors has sparked a renewed interest in the development of parallel programs. Similarly, the availability of low-cost microprocessors and sensors has generated a great interest in embedded real-time programs. This book provides students and programmers whose backgrounds are in traditional sequential programming with the opportunity to expand their capabilities into parallel, embedded, real-time and distributed computing. It also addresses the theoretical foundation of real-time scheduling analysis, focusing on theory that is useful for actual…
 
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  • Arduino Succinctly

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    25 Aug 2015 | 1:43 am
    Microcontrollers like Arduino provide a great introduction to physical computing, allowing you to design: environment sensors and controls; visual and auditory alerts based on input; and devices comprising the Internet of Things. In Arduino Succinctly, author Marko Švaljek explains the fundamentals of the Arduino Uno board and how it interacts with common components. Description Topics […]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…
  • Developing Windows Services Succinctly

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    12 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    Learn the basics of Windows Services and how to develop and deploy basic apps. Follow the step-by-step process to create a basic, practical Windows Service project, and learn how to make the deployment process easier. Author José Roberto Olivas Mendoza will guide newcomers to Windows Services to success with Developing Windows Services Succinctly. Description Topics […]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…
  • Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution, Second Edition

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    4 Aug 2015 | 4:37 am
    This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that […]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…
  • Visual Studio 2015 Succinctly

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    20 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 is the new version of the widely-used integrated development environment for building modern, high-quality applications for a number of platforms such as Windows, the web, the cloud, and mobile devices. In Visual Studio 2015 Succinctly, author Alessandro Del Sole explains how to take advantage of the most useful of these highly […]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…
  • The Java Garbage Collection Mini-Book

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    16 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    The Java Garbage Collection Mini-book provides a concise, accessible guide for Java architects and senior developers who want to understand what garbage collection is, how it works, and how it impacts the execution of their programs. This book dives right into the details. Starting with an examination of the Java heap and pointers, safe-points, and […]OnlineProgrammingBooks.com has a Facebook page, giving a new way to see our latest announcements and posts without leaving the comfort of your Facebook newstream. So check out facebook.com/freecomputerbooks and like us today!Free Business…
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  • Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd Edition

    WOW! eBook
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 600 pages Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides; 2nd edition (August 3, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 0134171454 ISBN-13: 978-0134171456 eBook Description: Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, Second Edition: This book covers the latest and greatest: Android 5.1! Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd Edition is an introductory Android book […] WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • Learn C the Hard Way: Practical Exercises on the Computational Subjects You Keep Avoiding (Like C)

    WOW! eBook
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:11 am
    eBook Details: Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (September 12, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321884922 ISBN-13: 978-0321884923 eBook Description: Learn C the Hard Way: Practical Exercises on the Computational Subjects You Keep Avoiding (Like C) Zed Shaw has crafted the perfect course for the beginning C programmer eager to advance their skills in […] WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook, 2nd Edition

    WOW! eBook
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 406 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media; 2nd edition (May 31, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1491920807 ISBN-13: 978-1491920800 eBook Description: iOS Swift Game Development Cookbook: Simple Solutions for Game Development Problems, 2nd Edition Ready to make amazing games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch? With Apple’s Swift programming language, it’s never been easier. […] WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • HTML5 Game Development by Example: Beginner’s Guide – Second Edition

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    27 Aug 2015 | 1:56 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 354 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing; 2nd Revised edition (June 30, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 178528777X ISBN-13: 978-1785287770 eBook Description: HTML5 Game Development by Example: Beginner’s Guide – Second Edition: Make the most of HTML5 techniques to create exciting games from scratch HTML5 is a markup language used to structure and present content […] WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
  • WildFly Cookbook

    WOW! eBook
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:42 pm
    eBook Details: Paperback: 604 pages Publisher: Packt Publishing (July 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1784392413 ISBN-13: 978-1784392413 eBook Description: WildFly Cookbook: Over 90 hands-on recipes to configure, deploy, and manage Java-based applications using WildFly This book is intended for middleware system administrators and Java developers, actually good Java developers, who care about architecture design and implementation. […] WOW! eBook: http://www.wowebook.org/
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  • Amazon Kindle’s New Payment Plan

    eBooks2go
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
    Recently, Amazon has change their royalty payment plan for their Kindle Direct authors by changing how to calculate author reimbursements. Amazon’s old royalty payments were based on book rentals by Amazon subscribers while the new system is on a pages-read basis. What does this mean? Authors will only get paid if an Amazon subscriber downloads the book and actually reads the content within the ebook. The reader has to spend a pre-calculated amount of time on the page to have it deemed as “read”, and if a user is only flipping through the book, Amazon will not credit you for those page…
  • Writing an Outline: Is it important?

    eBooks2go
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Outlines have been ingrained in the writing process ever since the first great story was written. As years passed, many authors consider a question as they develop as a writer; is writing an outline important? Some authors would argue that outlining a story goes against the organic nature of narrative writing, but others will argue that writing an outline allows for a fully fleshed out story with a coherent plot. There is no right or wrong answer. It all depends on your writing style. If you tend to write stories with no outline, chances are, you’re not going to write an outline for your…
  • BookCon: Chicago 2016

    eBooks2go
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    BookCon will be in Chicago in 2016, and eBooks2go is planning on going. You may ask yourself, what is BookCon and why should I care? Good thing you’re here because we’ll give you an overview on what the event is all about. What is BookCon? After BookCon 2015, the organizers announced that BookCon 2016 will have a change of scenery from New York to Chicago in McCormick Place on May 14, 2016. BookCon is a convention for book lovers as fans will be able to interact with authors, publishers, celebrities and content creators that shape everything we read. BookCon has many events such as…
  • eBooks2go Royalty Statement Generator

    eBooks2go
    14 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    We at eBooks2go always look for ways to help our authors succeed. Our development team has recently crafted a system that will allow our users to track all of their sales, from all distributors, on one platform. Our Royalty Statement Generator (RSG) allows you to track your monthly and annual sales in an easy to use system to give you all of the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions for your books. eBooks2go’s RSG is especially helpful for authors that have published multiple books because these sales reports can be found in one place. Within the system, authors will be able to…
  • Importance of Valid Book Reviews

    eBooks2go
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    The recent trends for book reviews have shifted ever since the digital age began.  At one point, book reviews were done by respectable sources and editors, but customer reviews have somewhat tainted the nature of reviewing books.  Customer reviews have become popular due to online retailers like Amazon who pioneered the user generated review revolution.  User reviews have their place in the marketplace by giving people an insight on a purchase they may be unsure of.  Sometimes people put more weight on a customer reviews because it may come across as a more honest review.  Reviews can be…
 
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  • Amazon's Gadget Lab Is Secretly Building These Three Things

    Sean Hollister
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon’s Lab126—makers of the Kindle, Fire Phone, and Amazon Echo —is laying off dozens of engineers. That’s a shame. Some consolation: now we can hear about the gadgets they were secretly building!Read more...
  • Save Up to 80% on Kindle Books By Jon Stewart's Guests, Today Only

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    In honor of Jon Stewart’s final farewell , Amazon is offering up to 80% off dozens of Kindle books from his most popular guests, today only.http://gawker.com/bloggers-jobs-... Read more...
  • Do You Buy Books Anymore?

    Kaila Hale-Stern
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We’re talking the old-fashioned kind. A “new” Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get? is cause for rejoicing, and likely the purchase of a paper copy, if you’re into Dr. Seuss. But do you really buy books these days?Read more...
  • Amazon's Review Policy is Creepy and Bad for Authors

    Kiona Smith-Strickland
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Independent author and blogger Imy Santiago bought an ebook, read it, and posted a review on Amazon. Then things started to go wrong, according to her recent blog post, which has put Amazon in the crosshairs of another round of criticism from authors and reviewers.Read more...
  • Amazon Will Soon Start Paying Authors Based on e-Book Pages Read

    Maddie Stone
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    What if we lived in a world where authors earned royalties not based on how many books they sell, but on how many pages we read? The idea, which would have been preposterous 10 years ago, is not only possible with modern technology, it’s something Amazon will be test driving this summer.Read more...
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    The Kindle Chronicles

  • TKC 369 Sara Nelson

    Len Edgerly
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at Amazon.com Interview starts at 14:54 and ends at 39:15 On The Story of the Lost Child: I think this is going to break Elena Ferrante out as a bona fide super star in this country. And nobody knows who she is, which I love! News “Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired students” by Lisa L. Colangelo and Ben Chapman at The Daily News – August 25, 2015 “Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices” by Greg Bensinger at The Wall Street Journal – August 26, 2015…
  • TKC 368 Jason Snell

    Len Edgerly
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Six Colors Interview starts at 17:44 and ends at 42:27 I hope the E Ink readers stick around, because I do love them. But it’s going to be a niche market. It’s going to be for people who are dedicated book readers who are willing to spend at least a little bit of money for a nice, distraction-free experience.  News “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace” by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld at The New York Times – August 15, 2015 “Was Portrayal of Amazon’s Brutal Workplace on Target?” – blog post by Margaret…
  • TKC 367 Harry Bingham

    Len Edgerly
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Creator of the Fiona Griffiths crime series Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 37:59 Whoever heard of a retailer offering 70 percent royalty? It’s never happened before. How’s that not a good thing for authors? So I just think the Authors United group are bananas, quite frankly. And I think there is increasingly a swell of opinion among authors—not amongst yet the more traditional structures—but there is a sort of side movement thinking, “Hang on. Amazon actually offers us quite a lot.  News “The Rise of Phone Reading” by Jennifer Maloney at The Wall Street Journal –…
  • Kindle Software Updates are Available

    Len Edgerly
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
    This is a screenshot from my Voyage announcing the availability of Amazon’s stylish new font. Finally! I am updating my Kindle Voyage software as I type, to 5.6.5. This will install the stylish Bookerly font to my E Ink reader, as well as new Smart Lookout features for highlights, notes, and sharing quotes. There will also be subtle but kinda cool improvements in typography and layout–ligatures and kerning, anyone?–but only in hundreds of thousands of books out of the 3.8 million available at the Kindle Store. Amazon says more are being added every week. Amazon promised…
  • TKC 366 Carie Harling

    Len Edgerly
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Creator of Dispatches from the Frat House Interview starts at 14:23 and ends at 40:20 I’d like to write the kind of book that I’d like to read. And immediately there’s that thing in your head that goes, “Why? There are a gazillion books out there. Why would you want to write a book? This little wife in the midwest surrounded by kids—who’s going to want to read that?” And the other part of my brain goes, “Well why not? Why shouldn’t I write that? If nobody reads it, I wrote it, I’m happy. So why not?” News “Watch out, Siri, Amazon’s Alexa could be coming to…
 
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  • IndieView with Lianne Simon author of Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite

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    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The world of publishing is still rapidly evolving, but at the time, it seemed that good writing wouldn’t necessarily get you an agent. And without feedback, it’s difficult to tell what’s wrong with your query letters. Lianne Simon – 30 August 2015 The Back Flap From the heart of an intersex teen, one who must ultimately choose male or female–family or true love–comes the story of a deeply emotional and perilous journey home. This is a young adult novel unlike any other–an authentic portrayal of the issues faced by a child growing up with a sexually ambiguous…
  • IndieView with Nick Hirst author of The Shape of Rain

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    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I heard a story on the BBC while driving that sparked my imagination. Later, in California I saw a road sign that inspired me and gave me another idea and it all sort of gelled into one. Nick Hirst – 27 August 2015 The Back Flap In 1967, after the Apollo 1 disaster, eight powerful men meet in a small Californian coastal town to ensure America’s planned moon landing will be a perceived success. Fast-forward thirty-five years to September 2002 and a celebrated investigative reporter is murdered at BBC headquarters in London just before he was going to broadcast an explosive story about…
  • Reviewer IndieView with Patrick Murtha of Book’em, Danno!

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    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many of the greatest works of literature – Emily Dickinson’s and Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poetry, John Kennedy Toole’s “A Confederacy of Dunces” – didn’t make it past the slush piles of their times, and it is only by a fortunate concatenation of circumstances that we have them. We don’t know what other great writing has been lost forever. Patrick Murtha – 25 August 2015 About Reviewing How did you get started? I have loved reading ever since I demanded my grandfather to teach me when I was all of three years old. I developed an interest in criticism by reading…
  • #Free for your #Kindle, 8/24/2015

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 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.   Drawing Breath by Laurie Boris Amazon US Amazon UK Dead(ish) by Naomi Kramer 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 Kimberley Gold, author of Dating Games

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    23 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
      I watched the games involved in modern dating and how the search for Mr Right quite often went very wrong, and this gave me the idea for Dating Games.  Kimberly Gold – 23 August 2015 The Back Flap Scarlett Harper’s glamorous visions of life as a personal assistant on an investment bank’s trade floor, aren’t quite working out the way she’d hoped. Where were the marriage proposals from rich hedge-fund bankers, and tickets to the front row at London’s Fashion Week? Newly-single and armed only with advice from well-meaning friends, Scarlett is thrust into the unfamiliar…
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  • Mailbox Monday

    drey
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. It’s been a while – which is typical of me + memes, but let’s move on shall we? I have just three to share, but three absolutely fabulous titles! Don’t you agree?    The Hanging Girl (Department Q #6) by Jussi Adler-Olsen, […] The post Mailbox Monday appeared first on drey's library.
  • Early Review: Breakout by Ann Aguirre

    drey
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    drey’s thoughts: The Plot: Well, Havoc sure left a whole lot of bodies in its wake, but that doesn’t mean there’s less action and drama in Breakout. Oh, no. Instead, due to the depleting food supply – and general deteriorating condition of the Perdition – Dred and the surviving members of her team are throwing […] The post Early Review: Breakout by Ann Aguirre appeared first on drey's library.
  • Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill

    drey
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    drey’s thoughts: The Plot: A shopkeeper with a secret puts it all on the line to save a life, and gets help from an unexpected quarter. The Veil shattered seven years ago, bringing war, death, and magic. Closing the Veil contained the threat, and those caught on this side were locked away behind walls. However, […] The post Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill appeared first on drey's library.
  • Giveaway: The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

    drey
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rosalie Ham’s The Dressmaker is getting the big screen treatment, starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth, and I have a giveaway to celebrate! Oh, and a trailer to share. You can thank me later… Giveaway! Enter to win a copy of The Dressmaker! This one’s open to US residents only; no PO Boxes please. To […] The post Giveaway: The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham appeared first on drey's library.
  • Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

    drey
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    drey’s thoughts: The Plot: Irrepressibly irresponsible Prince achieves goal that sent him (and companions) to the frozen tundra, and now has to return with said prize. Question is, return where? To the Red Queen? Who knows what she’ll do with its power. To the Dead King? Only in Snorri’s dreams (or so Jalan thinks – […] The post Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence appeared first on drey's library.
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  • 4 words that will help you unleash your creativity.

    keithogorek
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Creativity is a very interesting and often debated topic. Is it something you are born with or something you can develop? Is it something that only happens when limitations are removed or is there a process you can follow to foster creative ideas?  From my experience some people may have a greater propensity to come up with new ideas, but we all have the capability to be creative. I say that because I believe creativity is essentially seeing or ordering the relationship between existing elements differently and perhaps in way that you had not seen previously. Therefore I believe you can use…
  • How to make your book cover attract readers: A conversation with book designer Adam Hall

    keithogorek
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Over the past year, I have gotten to know, Adam Hall, who is a book designer for indie authors. His website, www.aroundthepages.com  is a showcase for his work, but Adam also does design for a variety of diverse projects and audiences. He has worked with both first-time and experienced authors on one book or a series. I asked him to share some of his insights recently about designing for books. His answers to my questions follow below. Type is as important as the image on a cover. How did you start designing book covers?  I got my start by doing a favor for a friend, Ernie Lindsey. He is…
  • 3 brainstorming techniques that can help you capture the best ideas for your book

    keithogorek
    15 Aug 2015 | 4:19 pm
    One of the keys to writing a good book is making sure your manuscript contains the best of ideas or story you want to convey. That means you need to make sure you include all the main ideas and supporting concepts for a nonfiction book and all the key plot points and characters in a fiction book. Brainstorming before you begin writing can help you capture scattered thoughts and explore new ones you might not have considered. You can brainstorm about your book in general to get started, or you can brainstorm something more specific, such as a particular character, the setting of your story, or…
  • Essential info on how to work with an illustrator: An interview with Jamie Cosley

    keithogorek
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:25 am
    Recently I had a conversation with Jamie Cosley, who makes his living as an illustrator. While Jamie’s web site show cases a wide range of illustrations, his portfolio features work for a number of children’s books. Given the number of aspiring authors I speak with who are writing a children’s book, I thought it would be helpful to hear from an experienced illustrator like Jamie to know what to expect when working with an illustrator to make your book as good as it can be. What follows are Jamie’s answers to some questions I posed to him. Illustrator Jamie Cosley…
  • Can outlining make your writing even better? Here are 3 methods to use and find out.

    keithogorek
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    I have to admit I was not a fan of outlining and have heard multiple debates among writers about whether an outline is needed. Some see it as essential before they start the writing process. Others see it as too restrictive and something that limits creativity. I probably would have fallen more in the latter category, but over the last few years, I have come to really see the value of establishing an outline before writing. No matter what method you use, an outline could improve your writing.  Having a good outline is like having a good map. GPS on our phones has made maps old school, but…
 
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  • Celebrating Book Bargain Hunting Week

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Bargain Hunting Week is celebrated during the first week of August, but if you're anything like us, you're always looking for a great deal, right?! In order to honor this fabulously thrifty holiday (and yes, I know, we're late!), we decided to share a few of our favorite places to save a few bucks on some books.Drew's favorite ways to save:* Here in New York, there are some great indie booksellers and plenty of used bookstores - but you can't go wrong with the Strand. They have, reliably, the best deals on books. Used books are never more than half-price and quite often they're significantly…
  • Where Writers Write: Rosie Forrest

    27 Aug 2015 | 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 Rosie Forrest. Rosie is a writer, teacher, and program director currently living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the winner of the 9th Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest…
  • Tanya Olson "On Being Indie"

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    On "Being Indie" is a blog series that introduces us to a wide variety of independent authors, publishers, and booksellers as they discuss what being indie means to them. Tanya Olson lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a Lecturer in English at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County). Her first book, Boyishly, was published by YesYes Books in 2013 and received a 2014 American Book Award. In 2010, she won a Discovery/Boston Review prize and she was named a 2011 Lambda Fellow by the Lambda Literary Foundation. Her poem 54 Prince was chosen for inclusion in Best…
  • Celebrating a Month of Romance

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's romance month.......and we're doing our best to keep the love alive this month by sharing our favorite romance novels with you. Of course, our definition of "romance" may be a little loose, so you know, we're just kinda going with it.  Though you won't find any mushy-gushy recommendations from me this month - I run for the hills whenever the word romance is tied to any kind of fiction - our contributors surprised me! Melanie and Kate are about to woo you with a handful of awesome books to fall in love (winkwink).Melanie Recommends:The One-Week Marriageby Renee Roszel:This was the…
  • Drew reviews: The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing5 Stars - Highly Recommended by Drew / The Next Best BookPages: 176Publisher: Two Dollar RadioReleased: 2014Guest review by Drew Broussard The Short Version: A journalist comes to meet with Roberto Acestes Laing, a near-mythic figure in film culture who worked for major directors and who, as a film librarian, destroyed the only copies of several films from now-famous directors. But what does the journalist really seek - and what does Laing actually offer?The Review: Few books in recent years have stolen into my consciousness and set up shop…
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  • More Bargain and Free Books for 8-30-15

    Brooklyn
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    Enjoy more reading time with this set of 4 bargain books and 3 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 A Mersey Killing by Brian L. Porter Rating: 5.0 Stars Genre: Mystery Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “A gripping, evocative, and thoroughly enjoyable read. Highly recommended.” -K. Cowdall Multi Award-Winning Author A skeleton and a missing woman. A mystery spanning two generations. Liverpool,…
  • More ENT Deals for 8-30-15

    Brooklyn
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    Here are 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 CCC Part 1 by D. K. W. Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Thriller and Suspense Price: $0.99 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. “Great book. Action packed thrill ride!” -Matthew F. Three brilliant young adults are forcibly recruited by a secret agency, one that has unlimited funding and technology decades ahead of anyone else on the…
  • More Ereader Deals for 8-30-15

    Brooklyn
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    Add more books to your Ereader library with 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 Love In London Series by Demelza Watts Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Romance Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Wanted: Running from heartbreak, Elizabeth Morgan has left her small town for the big city lights of London. Although she is open to love, she wants to be sure the man she finally…
  • Bargain and Free Books for 8-30-15

    Brooklyn
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    Enjoy 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 A Chance for Love by Various Authors Rating: 4.5 Stars Genre: Christian Fiction Price: $0.99 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Top 5 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors REDEMPTION by Lynette Sowell Charlotte Sorenson winds up in Redemption, Kansas, where she’s found her long-lost aunt. Charlie is tired of her wandering life and wants…
  • More Bargain and Free Books for 8-29-15

    Brooklyn
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    Be a couch potato with your Ereader this evening and download another great read from this set of 3 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 Gathered Waters by Cara Luecht Rating: 4.9 Stars Genre: Historical Fiction Price: $0.99 Save $3.00 Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”. Gathered Waters – Nook “I loved this book! Beautifully written….brings history to life.”…
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  • EXERCISES TO LEARN VERSES

    W
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:27 pm
    1.     Biblical table tennis Say the text with the students.Now, play table tennis with the words in the text.Use the exact words in the text, one at a time, alternating between teacher and students.Keep doing this until you finish with the text.The competition can be held between two students or by dividing the class into two teams.2.     The hot potatoThe students form a circle with everyone standing.Quickly, they pass the “potato” from one student to the next.When the teacher says “stop”, the student who has the potato has to say the…
  • MORE VERSE TEACHING TECHNIQUES

    W
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:26 pm
    4.      Hanging the laundry (you can use two card holders)a.      Divide the class into two teams.Write in cards the words of the text (one set for each team).Give a card to each member of the team, if possible.There will be a rope hanging in front of them, as a cable.When you say “go”, the team members have to try to “hang the cards” in the right order, according to the word each of them have.The first team to put the text together wins.5.     The candy basketForm a circle with the students.Put one candy for each…
  • KEEP YOUR CHILDREN STUDYING OUTSIDE OF CLASS

    W
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    OUTSIDE OF CLASSSome specialists suggest that if a child is doing well in school, he/she should do a couple of extracurricular activities that might keep them busy twice or thrice a week, but they insist that it should be a combination of activities requiring study (such as, music, painting) and recreation (sports). These activities will help them build habits, so the child may see his/her continuous process, not mere by entertainment.  We shouldn’t burden the child with overwhelming learning activities, as these should not take time from studying. TIME-WASTING ACTIVITIESVideo games,…
  • TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR WRITING SKILLS

    W
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    1.Composing musicCompose a song for the text using alternative styles.2. AcrosticsWrite a word vertically.Each letter has to be the start of a word that describes the text.3. CryptogramsWrite the text using numbers, letters and other symbols.Give the deciphering key to the students.The students have to decipher it. 4. Hieroglyph Write the text on a poster.Substitute the nouns and adjectives with squares whenever it’s possible.5. Crossword.Make a crossword with words used in the text.6. Alphabet soupThe students have to look for words related to the lesson.In the…
  • IMPROVE A CHILDREN'S SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

    W
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:15 pm
    WHEN THEY AREN’T DOING WELLWhen a student didn’t acquire a study habit since an early age, his/her development becomes deficient, the same occurs in school, as the child doesn’t feel motivated either. The same exact thing will happen at home, and often, there will be tension between the child and the parents when it is time to study. The most important thing for these students is for them to find motivation, ensuring they don’t realize boring and repetitive activities, making sure they can relate these to topics they are interested in (such as animals, sports, etc), as well reach an…
 
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  • Book Promo Feature – Prince Charming Must Die! by Ken Brosky

    Indiebookpromo
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Ken Brosky to the blog. He’s here to share about his book Prince Charming must Die. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. ***** On the eve of her 18th […] The post Book Promo Feature – Prince Charming Must Die! by Ken Brosky appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers Book 1) by Lili Saint Germain

    Indiebookpromo
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:23 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Lili Saint Germain to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, Seven Sons. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below. *Please note this book is dark romance and deals with serious themes including rape, violence and […] The post Book Promo Feature – Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers Book 1) by Lili Saint Germain appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • The Promise (The Lady Quill Chronicles, #1)

    Indiebookpromo
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome D. D. Chant to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, The Promise. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. Orphaned as a child, Adele of Berron found […] The post The Promise (The Lady Quill Chronicles, #1) appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Pianist in a Bordello by Mike C. Erickson

    Indiebookpromo
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Mike C. Erickson to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, Pianist in a Bordello. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two. *   *   * What […] The post Book Promo Feature – Pianist in a Bordello by Mike C. Erickson appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
  • Book Promo Feature – Fiona Frost: Shillingstone Witch (Volume 4)by Dr. Bon Blossman

    Indiebookpromo
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Dr. Bon Blossman to the blog. She is here to share about her book, Fiona Frost: Shillingstone Witch. If this book sounds like something you are interested in reading please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two. *   *   * Fiona has […] The post Book Promo Feature – Fiona Frost: Shillingstone Witch (Volume 4)by Dr. Bon Blossman appeared first on Indie Book Promo.
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  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Sunday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    Ready for even more great reads? Check out these Freebies & Deals tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Contemporary Fiction, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction Lucky by Staci Stallings Still free? Click Here to find out! Kalin Lane had his dream in hand. Then, on the cusp of mega-stardom, Kalin’s world crashed down around him in a hail of stupid choices. Five years later, Kalin is back, reaching for his dream once again; however, time hasn’t erased his past. Will the lessons of the past be enough to save him…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] Just Like Other Daughters – Save $12

    Pixel of Ink
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner Genre: Contemporary Fiction Alicia Richards loved her daughter from her very first breath. Days later, when tests confirmed what Alicia already knew – that Chloe had Down syndrome – she didn’t falter. Her ex-husband wanted a child who would grow to be a scholar. For Alicia, it’s enough that Chloe just is. Now twenty-five, Chloe is sweet, funny, and content. Alicia brings her to adult daycare while she teaches at a local college. One day Chloe arrives home thrumming with excitement, and says the words Alicia never anticipated. She…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Sunday Morning

    Pixel of Ink
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:21 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: Fantasy, Motivational, Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi Still free? Click Here to find out! Can an always-tardy garlic mogul and a punctual Silicon Valley librarian fall in love? The world needs garlic and somebody’s got to sell that garlic. Cedric Johnson is that man. But even though he’s got just about everything he can wish for, Cedric is still missing one thing in his life: someone…
  • Kindle Deals & Steals for Saturday Evening

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    Here are even more Freebies & Deals for your Kindle tonight! For non-U.S. readers, Kindle content availability and pricing will vary. Genre: Mystery, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller A Secret Killer by Gillian Larkin Still free? Click Here to find out! Julia Blake runs a cleaning business. She also has the uncanny knack of discovering murdered people. In this story Julia visits one of her clients, a genealogist called Hugo Barnes. Hugo has uncovered a family secret during the course of his work. He tells Julia that the client won’t be happy about the secret…
  • [BOOK OF THE DAY] The Chronothon – Only 99c!

    Pixel of Ink
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    The Chronothon by Nathan Van Coops Genre: Science Fiction Run from the past. Run from the future. Run for your lives. He’s a novice time traveler in a big universe. Ben just wants time with the scientist’s daughter who got him into this, but when he’s rooked into competing in a chronothon–an Amazing Race through time–getting the girl means he’ll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he’ll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the…
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  • How an Author Should Manage Social Media Marketing

    Daniel Berkowitz
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    All most authors want to do is write their book. Rarely do they want to actually market it, let alone use social media to do so. One of the key reasons for this, according to Chris Syme in her latest DBW blog post, is that “social media marketing can be a big time suck for many authors. Making it manageable, though, is about learning how to take inventory of your time, resources and skill and then planning accordingly.” “In this ever-increasing space,” Syme continues, “there are plenty of tools, apps and systems available to help you organize your time better, but sometimes it’s…
  • Social Media Marketing Must Be Manageable

    Chris Syme
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Social media marketing can be a big time suck for many authors. Making it manageable, though, is about learning how to take inventory of your time, resources and skill and then planning accordingly. None of us can control how much time is in a day, but we can certainly control how we use it. In this ever-increasing space, there are plenty of tools, apps and systems available to help you organize your time better, but sometimes it’s difficult to decide which fits your needs best. So here are five filters that can help you figure out what you need: 1. Free. Don’t be opposed to paying for a…
  • Opportunities in Mexico for Digital Growth

    DBW
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    [Press Release] THE MARKETS – Global Publishing Summit 2015 Market overview: Mexico – opportunities for growth through digital transformation Frankfurt, 27 August 2015 – THE MARKETS – Global Publishing Summit 2015, the new conference to kick off the Frankfurt Book Fair (14-18 October 2015) will set the stage for the world’s largest industry event: The one-day conference will focus on seven international book markets, which will be introduced by industry experts and analysed from various points of view, with the aim of initiating deals on the spot as well as bringing to light…
  • How to Add a page-list to an EPUB

    Joshua Tallent
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Navigation is an important part of every ebook file, and one navigation option that many publishers often forget when creating their ebooks is page numbers. “Wait… There are page numbers in ebooks?” you might ask. Yes! Page numbers are actually very useful for ebook files and can be a helpful addition to navigating the content. While it’s true that many devices display automatically-created page numbers in ebooks, these numbers are actually disconnected from the print book and can be confusing to readers. Print page numbers are very useful to readers, though. For example, imagine…
  • Introducing DBW Spotlight

    Daniel Berkowitz
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Digital Book World is proud to announce the launch of DBW Spotlight—a new way for you to dive deeper into the issues that are important to your business. Starting in September, our editors will devote each month to putting the spotlight on a topic essential to successful digital publishing. Over the course of the month, we’ll highlight relevant news articles, commission expert opinions and provide you with additional resources, like white papers and webinars, on the Spotlight theme. Spotlight topics will be selected for their relevance to the publishing business calendar: in September,…
 
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  • New Kobo Touch 2.0 e-reader Available Now

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Kobo has just quietly unveiled a brand new e-reader that is designed for people on a budget. The Kobo Touch 2.0 is now officially listed on the Chapters/Indigo bookstore website for $89.99. Likely, this e-reader will make a great back to school gift or for the upcoming holiday season. Nothing much is known about the new Kobo Touch 2.0, it is very likely that Chapters posted the details before Kobo was ready to make a formal announcement. What we do know is that it has an older e-ink Pearl HD screen and it is not illuminated, so you won’t be able to read in the dark. I think Kobo…
  • Amazon Echo Can Now Play Audiobooks from Multiple Amazon Accounts

    Michael Kozlowski
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:40 pm
    The Amazon Echo now has the ability to play audiobooks from multiple Amazon accounts  and switching between them is as easy as a voice command. In order to get started you simply need to access the settings menu within the updated Alexa App for Android and add your second account.  Once this is completed all you have to do is say “Alexa, switch accounts.” This might seem like a trivial change at first, but the multiple account support will be welcomed by many. People who live in homes with family members who have different accounts will be able to access their individual…
  • New Braille Smartwatch can Read e-books and Texts

    Michael Kozlowski
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:05 pm
    People with vision disorders or who are completely blind are quite limited when it comes to using smartphones or reading e-books on an e-reader. There are a few solutions currently on the market, but they retail for thousands of dollars. A Korean company is seeking to address this issue with a new Braille smartwatch that can read text messages and read e-books for $300. The new device is called DOT has a raised sequences of bumps, which are readable, or touchable as words, are created by four rows of six dots that rise up or are lowered to make up to four letters at a time. This is perfect…
  • Sony Stops Selling the Digital Paper (DPT-S1) Direct Today

    Michael Kozlowski
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
    The entire Sony e-commerce network is shutting down today and by September 30th 2015 it will be deleted. This will result in Sony being unable to directly sell products, such as the Sony Digital Paper. This is not the end of the world for people who want to buy this device though, Sony has setup a new marketing site that heavily leans on 3rd party re-sellers to fill the void. I talked to a number of high ranking executives in charge of the Sony Digital Paper today and they informed me that a new marketing site  has been developed. It replaces the old product landing page and has new…
  • Should Amazon Release Another Kids Tablet?

    Michael Kozlowski
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    Late last year Amazon released their first Fire Tablet that was aimed at kids. This device included a 1 year unlimited warranty and a protective case that was designed to withstand the trials and tribulations of capricious youth. The Fire HD Kids edition also had an augmented version of Amazons Android OS, that is a bit more kid friendly and is very tightly integrated with Freetime Unlimited. Customers have been very apathetic about this tablet, should Amazon maker another? Amazon prides themselves on their review system and many people are quite enamored with products like the Kindle Voyage…
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  • Her First Scream

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Tricia’s parents trusted the both of us enough to think we would not do it that night, that night they left the two of us alone in the house; such misplaced trust set upon two sex-crazed, virgin 18 year-olds, it was almost a joke that they left the two of us alone. In a way, I almost feel bad for them, knowing that by the time they came back that night I would have seen, touched, tasted, licked and blasted my sperm over and into parts of her body that they should never see, never know… Almost that is 
  • Expressions

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    One man's erotic tale of the woman he loves and the erotic 'expressions,' she shares with him through the course of the love making. From the start, during, to the final climactic end, her facial expressions tells her lover everything he needs to know... 
  • Devious Training

    29 Aug 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Working out with her best friend while her husbands away on business leads this hot, insatiable milf, to explore the men's shower room & get to the real "workout" she's been needing... 
  • Chained

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Captured by a Dominating Sexual Sadist, Drew has one chance to escape. For the Next 24 hours she must suffer the wrath of her captor, fulfilling his every perverted need and desire. If she can make it through the day, without breaking down and becoming his Slave she shall obtain her Freedom. Sadly for Drew however, she loves the dark and dirty, rough parts of Master/Slave sex. 
  • Behind the Closet Door

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Mmm,” she moaned as she slowly pressed the palm of her hands against her warm appetizing breasts feeling her large supple shaped breasts, raking the tips of her fingers across her nipple, she sucked the edge of her bottom lip into her mouth, biting on it firmly. “I still got it,” she gasped as she took in a long deep breath, only to hold it as she gazed down at her stomach, observing the sharp curves of her physique and the way her rib cage gently, yet erotically pressed out against her flesh, “Yep… I still got it,” she cooed as she slowly released her breath, allowing the air to…
 
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  • Rousting the Book Pirates From Google

    PG
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    From The New York Times: The Haggler will now don his professorial tweeds because he starts this episode in teacher mode. All of the action below revolves around the Google Play store. In Forbes recently, Erik Kain called Google Play “an ugly, poorly organized store filled with myriad knockoffs, dubious ‘games’ and other apps.” That sounds a bit harsh to the Haggler, a Google Play regular who has had mostly positive experiences. That said, the site has problems. Q. Book piracy has taken a new form. Someone scanned my entire e-book, “Graphic Design Solutions,” created a new cover…
  • Across the street somebody had delirium tremens

    PG
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Across the street somebody had delirium tremens in the front yard and a mixed quartet tore what was left of the night into small strips and did what they could to make the strips miserable. While this was going on the exotic brunette didn’t move more than one eyelash. Raymond Chandler
  • Seven Ways Blogging Improves Your Writing

    PG
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    From Writers Write: Today, it seems that everyone is a blogger. Setting up a blog is simple. If your mother can set up a Facebook profile, chances are she will be able to set up a blog. So, if it is that simple, why are you not blogging? Not everyone wants to write about his or her life. An online diary is seriously not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you spend time online, you will notice not all blogs are personal diaries. If that is not enough motivation to get you blogging, consider these seven points: 1. It gives you a deadline. Writers always perform better with deadlines. It forces…
  • 50% off from Kobo

    PG
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    From Kobo: Attention all Kobo Writing Life authors! We’re proud to announce that we’ll be supporting a special end-of-summer clearance sale on all titles published through KWL—a 50% discount for your readers, on us. This sale won’t cost you anything and will not be taken out of your royalties. This special sale will start Friday, August 28th and ends on Monday, August 31st and will be valid in Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and South Africa. Customers will be able to redeem 50% off of any title published by KWL using the promo code SALE50 an unlimited…
  • Has Amazon Cracked the Problem With In-App Payments?

    PG
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    From Wired: There’s an experience familiar to nearly anyone who’s downloaded a game on their smartphone. Try as you might to conquer the latest level/village/candy, your thumbs lack the speed/agility/candy to get you through. With deep regret, you purchase an item or expansion pack to continue your long march toward distraction. If, every time you do this, you find yourself thinking that there must be a better way, know two things: you’re right, and you’re not alone. Amazon introduced Underground, an Android app that contains a huge number of traditionally paid or freemium apps…
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    AuthorCulture

  • A.D. 30: A Novel: A Book Review

    Deborah Dee Harper
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Ted Dekker has been called, and rightfully so, the "master of suspense," and that's the way I've come to think of him as an author. His books, though Christian in nature, often shock, frighten, or thrill the reader and that's why I was so interested in reading A.D. 30. I surmised it would be different from his previous works.I was both right and wrong. The plot centers on the seemingly-impossible predicament of Maviah (the illegitimate daughter of a Bedouin sheikh, Rami, who ruled over "Arabia's northern sands") when powerful enemies destroy everything she holds dear,…
  • “STRONG LANGUAGE” IN FICTION AND FILM

    Donn Taylor
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    byDonn Taylor            I've posted this several times over the years, but it's important enough to repeat.             Every writer must decide whether he should use words that are euphemistically described as "strong language," i.e.,"cusswords" and gutter language. These "four-letter words" so dominate fiction and film conversations today that these words often arethe dialogue.            I guess I've heard them all, first as…
  • Over Socialized

    Linda Yezak
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:23 am
    Use social media, they say. Get yourself out there! So I did.I'm on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Goodreads, three blogs, and now Pinterest. I make friends and post fun pictures all over everywhere; create ads and memes and distribute them among all the sites that allow them. I respond to people who post, tweet, comment, follow, link, join. It's fun. And time consuming.When a Trojan horse galloped through my computer and started gnawing on everything like it was pasture hay, I had a hard time getting things back up and running, and when I finally did, I discovered I'd used up the…
  • BOOK REVIEW: The Virgin of Small Plains

    Liberty Speidel
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:16 am
    If I could just say one word about The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel, I think it would be 'Wow!' Released in 2006 by Nancy Pickard, I can easily see why this book spent some time on the New York Times bestseller list. It also won the following awards: Reader's Choice, Agatha, Macavity, A "Killer Book" (by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association), and Kansas Reads Book of the Year (2009); and was nominated for: the Edgar Award and the Dillys Award.I happen to be lucky enough to have met Ms. Pickard several times in the last few years, including shortly after Virgin was released,…
  • 3 Biggest Mistakes New Authors Insist on Making

    Lisa Lickel
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:30 pm
    As a multi-level editor of award-winning work, I receive many requests for work. They come in bunches, of course, so that I’m always either swamped or...well, I’m always swamped since I also field half a dozen requests a month for book reviews, which I take seriously.My editing process is risky to my professional reputation in that I allow writers to look like idiots if they so choose. Sometimes I ask that they not use my name in connection with their work when they insist on making mistakes that make it look like no editing was involved. Of course there are always trolls who bark that…
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    WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™

  • Blog Vacay!

    Becca Puglisi
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:33 am
    Photo Credit: Pixabay Well, folks, summer is just about over. Vacations are wrapping up, kids are either back in school or getting ready to go back, parents are rejoicing… This summer has been nuts for Angela and me, as you may know if you’ve heard us twitching and whimpering on Facebook. It’s a good nuts, since good things are happening, but…nuts, all the same. We’re working hard on our One Stop For Writers product, getting it nice and pretty and ready to launch in just over 5 weeks. But now we’re needing to take a leetle break. Angela is now an…
  • The Importance of Psychological Development in Character Growth

    Becca Puglisi
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    I learn so much from every thesaurus that we write. If there’s one thing I’ve gleaned from our Negative and Positive Trait Thesaurus books, along with our current Emotional Wounds Thesaurus, is that, like real people, each character is different. Some may be similar, but every one is uniquely individual. Many factors affect who a character is, but one we’ve never really explored is psychological development. Now, I’m no psychologist. But Maria Grace is. And that’s why I’m super excited that she’s offered to shed some light on this subject, which…
  • Emotional Wounds: Being Trapped in a Collapsed Building

    Angela Ackerman
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:09 am
    When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound. This negative experience from the past is so intense that a character will go to great lengths to avoid experiencing that kind of pain and negative emotion again. As a result, certain behaviors, beliefs, and character traits will emerge. Characters, like real people, are unique, and will respond to wounding events differently. The vast array…
  • 5 Tips for Success as a Self-Published Author

    Angela Ackerman
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:33 am
    We are so excited to have Susan Kaye Quinn here today, and the topic is very appropriate. Why do you ask? Because Susan is a great success as an indie-published author. She was a frontrunner in many ways for young adult authors taking the SP leap, and every step of the way has sought to understand the online landscape so she could share that information with other writers looking to shorten their learning curve when it came to all things indie. Finally with pressure from her many, many fans, she started putting all this practical and time-tested knowledge into a book on self publishing. Now…
  • Emotional Wounds Thesaurus Entry: Being Mugged

    Becca Puglisi
    15 Aug 2015 | 2:46 am
    When you’re writing a character, it’s important to know why she is the way she is. Knowing her backstory is important to achieving this end, and one of the most impactful pieces of a character’s backstory is her emotional wound. This negative experience from the past is so intense that a character will go to great lengths to avoid experiencing that kind of pain and negative emotion again. As a result, certain behaviors, beliefs, and character traits will emerge. Characters, like real people, are unique, and will respond to wounding events differently. The vast array…
 
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    The Creative Penn

  • Soundtracks For Books: How One Author Is Using Booktrack For Her Novels

    Joanna Penn
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    I live in central London and every time I travel on the Tube, I see people reading … with headphones plugged in. They are listening to music at the same time as reading.  My husband does it at home as well, usually to block out the sound of my interviews for the podcast. Ambient noise while reading blocks out the sounds that might distract you from the book. But what about using sound to actually enhance a book? We’re not talking about audiobooks where you are being read to, but a sound track that goes alongside your reading, one that adjusts to your reading pace. Booktrack…
  • Abundance For Authors And Taking Action With Honoree Corder

    Alexandra Amor
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:59 pm
    The ‘poor, starving artist’ myth has kept a lot of creatives down, but we’re living in a time of abundance – of creativity, of global readership and of the opportunity to publish and reach them. In this interview, Honoree Corder shares her abundance ideas for authors, plus some interesting ideas for expanding income streams. In the introduction, I mention that I’m still working on the Creative Freedom course, which is only for those serious about making a living with their income. I put out a video on the Roadmap this week, and you can still get the free video series…
  • Broken, Not Bitter. An Author’s Life with Repetitive Strain Injuries

    Joanna Penn
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:46 pm
    A writer’s life is not an inherently healthy one. We sit for long periods of time, and studies show that sedentary behavior is bad for us. We hunch over keys, creating back problems. We stare at screens, giving us headaches and we type and mouse a lot. All of this can lead to Repetitive Strain Injury. I had back problems in the last few years that were solved by using a Swiss ball instead of a chair, and moving a lot more. We don’t have a car so naturally walk a lot anyway. But in the last few months, after a heavy writing stint in a cafe with tables at the wrong height, I…
  • Q&A Show On Self-Publishing And Book Marketing With Joanna Penn

    Joanna Penn
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:59 pm
    In today’s show, I tackle more of your questions from The Creative Penn survey about self-publishing and marketing. The last Q&A show was one of the most popular of the podcast, so I hope you enjoy this one too. In the intro, I mention that I visited Highgate Cemetery yesterday and if you’re a fellow taphophile, you can see my pics on Pinterest here. I also mention the ups and downs of Amazon this week, with Joe Konrath and Hugh Howey both singing the praises of KDP Select, while a report on working conditions in the New York Times has been getting a lot of negative press. I…
  • How To Build Your Own Self-Hosted Author Website In Under 30 Minutes

    Joanna Penn
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Your website is one of the most important things to get sorted if you’re taking your career as an author seriously. It’s your home on the internet and the hub for your books. It’s how readers, agents, publishers, journalists, bloggers and podcasters judge how professional you are. It’s where you can start to build an email list of readers. A free site is not good enough if you want to take your author career onwards and upwards. But your own site doesn’t have to be a big deal. It’s not expensive and it won’t take long to set up. In this video, I take…
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    Self Publishing Advisor

  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review: “Chessman: And His Nine Lives on Death Row”

    selfpublishingadvisor
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:30 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: Chessman: And His Nine Lives on Death Row Terrence W. Cooney…
  • Conversations With A Self-Publishing Writer: 08/28/2015

    selfpublishingadvisor
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    WHY SHOULD I PUBLISH? Part IV – The JOY Oh, yes! Joy is definitely a defining and delectable feeling that comes with being a published author.  When I was asked to autograph my book for the first time, I suddenly realized that I had not taken the advice of my author-friends to prepare a short sentence for these occasions.  Yet, within my next heartbeat, the phrasing flowed forth.  Since then, I’ve honed it a bit and definitely change it up considering the person who will walk away with my book.  Someone once told me that I’d get tired of autographing books.  At this time, I…
  • An Indie Author’s Social Media Primer | Etsy

    selfpublishingadvisor
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    If you’re a bibliophile, chances are you’ve heard of Etsy.  Chances are you’ve shopped on Etsy––or at the very least, window-shopped.  There’s something so winsome about this platform that just … sucks you in and then later spins you out, dazed and simultaneously envious of other peoples’ talents at handcrafts and carefully counting your change to see if you can afford to buy something beautiful today.  I’m not speaking from experience, of course. Okay, so I am.  And what’s wrong with ogling a beautiful watercolor print of one of my…
  • From the Archives: “Statistics Suggest Good News for the Self-Publishing Author”

    selfpublishingadvisor
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Welcome back to our new Tuesday segment, where we’ll be revisiting some of our most popular posts from the last few years.  What’s stayed the same?  And what’s changed?  We’ll be updating you on the facts, and taking a new (and hopefully refreshing) angle on a few timeless classics of Self Publishing Advisor. [ Originally posted: December 17th, 2008 ] Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information management, recently released 2007 book publishing statistics compiled from its Books In Print database. Based on figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is…
  • Weekly Self-Published Book Review:Breaking the Devil’s Heart

    selfpublishingadvisor
    22 Aug 2015 | 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: Breaking the Devil’s Heart H. A. Goodman Publisher:…
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    Ebook Friendly

  • Ernest Hemingway’s favorite bars, meals, and beverages (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:46 am
    Ernest Hemingway liked two things in life: travelling around the world and having a good meal. A new infographic created by an online writing service Essay Tigers shows seven bars and cafés the famous author liked to visit. Besides the Paris bars he mentioned in his memoir A Moveable Feast, you’ll find here the places in Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. You don’t have to love his books to savor a Hemingway Hammer at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Florida, or grab a bite of filet de beouf in Closerie des Lilas in Paris. Apart from good food, you can enjoy the fiery Cuban music in La Bodeguita…
  • Ebook love #117 (picture)

    Friendly Staff
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    W świetle tych wszystkich doniesień o ograniczeniach dostaw energii, moja lektura ostatnich kilkunastu dni nabiera zupełnie nowego znaczenia. Czytam właśnie “Blackout”, historię ataku terrorystycznego odcinającego Europę od prądu. Co za zbieg okoliczności! –notopieknie. Via Instagram.
  • Famous books by the numbers (infographic)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    The infographic takes a closer look at word counts of famous books. It’s never too late to share a great literary infographic, and the one from Cartridge Discount is one of the best in recent years. The focus is on the word count. See also: 9 captivating bookshops and libraries on the water15 diagrams that show how a book is made The infographic analyzes famous books, from classic novels, to book sagas (Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones), to novellas. At the end of the visual you’ll find sections devoted to authors, where you’ll find their longest and shortest texts. Ernest…
  • What is digital literacy and why it matters (video)

    Ola Kowalczyk
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    University of Derby has prepared an informative video explaining what digital literacy is about, and why it is important that we understand the new digital landscape. More videos: Storytelling made interactive thanks to conductive ink (video)The art of creating a book (video)What’s the most frequently used English word? (video)Popslate case transforms the back of the iPhone into e-paper display (video)Chuck Palahniuk reads “Fight Club” for kids (video)
  • Literary festivals from around the world (infographic)

    Friendly Staff
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    An ebook-creating platform InstaScribe has prepared a visual that puts together all major literary festivals from around the world. Click or tap on the infographic to see it in full resolution. Via InstaScribe Blog. More infographics to check out: Ernest Hemingway’s favorite bars, meals, and beverages (infographic)Famous books by the numbers (infographic)What we think about ebooks, 2011-201580 plants from fiction (infographic)A look at America’s reading habits (infographic)
 
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    Vyrso Voice

  • Last Chance: Save 80% on Three Ebook Bundles

    Katie Monsma
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Vyrso has teamed up with B&H Publishing to bring you three ebook bundles all about prayer, available through August 31. When you get all three bundles you’ll save $56.00. Pick from Three Ebook Bundles (Or Get Them All!) Get the Priscilla Shirer Bundle for $3.99 Find words of hope in two ebooks by Prisiclla Shirer, God is Able and One in a Million. Get the B&H Prayer Bundle Vol. 1 for $5.99 Add The Power of Persistence by Michael Catt, Touching God: 52 Guidelines for Personal Prayer by Harold J. Sala, and The Power of Prayer and Fasting by Ronnie Floyd to  your digital library!
  • A Case of Mistaken Identity: An Excerpt from Priscilla Shirer’s Fervent

    Katie Monsma
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Priscilla Shirer is Vyrso’s author of the month. She is an accomplished Bible teacher and well-known conference speaker, and has written many inspiring ebooks, including her new release Fervent. Check out an exclusive excerpt from Fervent below, and keep reading with the Priscilla Shirer Bundle, which includes Shirer’s God is Able and One in a Million, available for just $3.99 through August 31.   It was a tragic scene. Abby, a nineteen-year-old college sophomore, was returning home with four other friends on a spring break outing to Disneyland, when the SUV in which she…
  • D. A. Carson on Prayer and Scripture: An Excerpt from Bible Study Magazine

    Katie Monsma
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    For a limited time get James: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary free when you subscribe to Bible Study Magazine Featured in the September-October issue is D.A. Carson, one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world.  But it hasn’t always been that way, as a young chemistry graduate, Carson planned to pursue a PhD in organic synthesis and begin a career in research. When his pastor asked him to assist over the summer, he says, “I thought he had me confused with someone else. There were a number of young adults in our church who had decided to head into…
  • 7 Encouraging Bible Verses About Prayer

    Katie Monsma
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    In honor of the new ebook releases of Stephen and Alex Kendrick’s The Battle Plan for Prayer and  Fervent by Priscilla Shirer, Vyrso has teamed up with B&H Publishing to bring you three ebook bundles all about prayer. Save 80% on these ebook bundles focused on prayer, available through August 31. Prayer is a special way to connect with God, to set aside our anxieties, declare our hopes, envision our dreams, send out requests of healing for those we care about, and so much more. Prayer grows and strengthens our relationship with God. The Bible has a lot to say about prayer, so…
  • Watch Where You’re Going: An Excerpt from Priscilla Shirer

    Katie Monsma
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Priscilla Shirer is Vyrso’s author of the month. She is an accomplished Bible teacher and well-known conference speaker, and has written many inspiring ebooks, including her new release Fervent. Right now, get two of Priscilla Shirer’s ebooks, God is Able and One in a Million, bundled together in the Priscilla Shirer Bundle for $3.99! Below is an excerpt, “Watch Where You’re Going,” from God Is Able an ebook written to encourage everyone trust God because through him, anything is possible! “Unto Him.” What valuable words to pocket into your living vocabulary.
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    Critical Margins

  • The analog tools creatives still use today

    Kevin Eagan
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    I am fascinated by the pens, notebooks, and other analog tools artists and writers use each day. The New York Times highlights some in a recent article, “Creative Types From Manolo Blahnik to Milton Glaser on Their Favorite Writing and Drawing Instruments”: Is the pencil over? It’s no secret we’ve turned to keyboards and touch screens to convey our thoughts, complete our work in the office and design everything from bespoke stationery to custom footwear. For most, it’s hard to recall the last time an octagonal wooden shaft rested between our fingers. But for a select set of…
  • Setting goals isn’t always the best creative move

    Kevin Eagan
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    If you do any creative work (and I’m assuming most Critical Margins readers do something creative) you’ll recognize what researcher Kenneth Stanley calls the “objective paradox”: According to Christie Aschwanden over at FiveThirtyEight (“Stop Trying To Be Creative”), the objective paradox is the feeling that “as soon as you create an objective, you ruin your ability to reach it.” This hampers the creative process, which requires “blind searching” and “an openness to discovering whatever arises.” That’s how I’ve been feeling lately regarding a writing project I hope…
  • In Defense of the Present Tense (from lithub.com)

    Kevin Eagan
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:34 pm
    It’s becoming the most popular verb tense in fiction writing, and this article by Alexander Chee at Lithub.com defends it: As a part time professional ‘creative writing tutor’, I can say I only ever teach the present tense as one tool among many. I do not urge it on my ‘sensitive and artistic storytellers’, or any of the insensitive ones either. I teach students that verbs are the way they create a relationship for the reader to time, and function a little like the way a horizon line might in a picture. As for using it to dodge the ‘politically dodgy’, well, I can’t imagine…
  • I hope you’re reading this on your phone – I am!

    Kevin Eagan
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:35 pm
    About a week ago, when I wanted to try out Amazon’s new bookerly font, I went searching for my Kindle Paperwhite and realized the battery was dead; I hadn’t used it in weeks. Yet in those weeks, I had read several e-books and a plethora of articles – just not on my e-reader. I realized I did most of my reading on my phone. Am I an outlier? Not according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal (“The Rise of Phone Reading” by Jennifer Maloney, @maloneyfiles). Reading on a smartphone is commonplace: In a Nielsen survey of 2,000 people this past December, about 54% of e-book…
  • Why Writing on Paper Matters in the Digital Age

    Kevin Eagan
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Nothing can replace the experience of writing on paper, so why seek out a digital replacement? Last month, I faced a predicament: How should I organize and manage all my projects? I’m a freelance editor; I have to organize my client work smartly, otherwise I won’t finish the work on time and get paid. I manage several projects with multiple clients, and sometimes I get overwhelmed. I looked at my schedule and my to-do list scattered across four apps on my phone and a half-used notebook on my desk. I went through my stuff to organize it, and it dawned on me that I had a problem: I spent…
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    Science Fiction eBooks - Terran Chronicles Blog

  • Alliance release - Are you ready?

    3 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Title: Alliance release - Are you ready?Article: Terran Chronicles - Initiation Series For this month's blog, I shall indulge myself, and talk about the Terran Chronicles Universe. The fourth book of the Terran Chronicles Universe releases on August 5th. This is a global release, such is the power available at the hands of the meekest of authors. The eBook version of this story will be available on Amazon, iTunes, and Smashwords on this day. Nook, Kobo, and Flipkart, will follow shortly thereafter. Alliance took more than two years to write, and is my most ambitious effort to date. Many of…
  • Writing Genre - What’s yours?

    8 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Title: Writing Genre - What’s yours?Article: Authors and what they write There are numerous categories in the literary world, seemingly an almost endless list. Starting off with the basics, all works are designated as either non-fiction or fiction. We assign a suitable age range to the work, and then from there, the options continue. Fact based books range from historical and scientific journals, to autobiographies, and cover a wide range of topics. Fiction is broken down into many subcategories. Some of these include; Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, and Thrillers.
  • Embedded Marketing - Product Placement - Get Results with the Right Company Part II

    31 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Title: Embedded Marketing - Product Placement - Get Results with the Right Company Part IIArticle: You need the right team behind you and that should include John Fluke "Product placement is the subtle, or sometimes not so subtle, inclusion of merchandise in a movie, photograph, or even in a book."  In February of this year I touched on JoDee Randall's company, Show Style Brands, and how she has successfully placed products in many television shows. I also mentioned her extensive list of contacts, and many friends.  John Fluke, the CEO of Placed4success, is one of these people.
  • 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' - What were they thinking?

    29 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Title: 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act' - What were they thinking?Article: Let us return to a unified country Firstly, I do not in any way intend to offend anyone, however, this blog deals with a volatile and touchy subject. Secondly, I wish to state that the views expressed in this blog, are my own. Finally, I am, and always have been, an advocate of equality for all, no matter the person's race, gender, religion, or any other measure which separates one human being from another. Those who are reading my Terran Chronicles Universe series will begin to notice that I have incorporated my…
  • April is a special month to me

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Title: April is a special month to meArticle: Reflecting in the month of April The month begins with a volley of 'April fool's' jokes. Some of these puns are extremely witty and well thought out, others not so much. But rest assured, between Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and all the other social media that exists, we will get to see many of these practical jokes get played out. I rarely create any April fool's hoaxes, but who knows what the future holds. In the Southern Hemisphere, April marks the beginning of Autumn, or Fall as it is better known in America. Conversely, for the Northern…
 
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    A Million Kindle Books

  • Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets by Mary McHugh – Happy Hoofers in Paris

    P S Karr
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The post Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets by Mary McHugh – Happy Hoofers in Paris appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. In Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets, the Happy Hoofers – Tina, Gini, Mary Louise, Janice and Pat – are back, and this time they are living it up in Paris. And of course they tap their way across a murder or two. I reviewed Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities featuring the Happy Hoofers earlier this year. I was impressed [...] The post Cancans, Croissants, and Caskets by Mary McHugh – Happy Hoofers in Paris appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford – Life Wrecked

    P S Karr
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:25 pm
    The post Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford – Life Wrecked appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Everbody Rise is about a young girl with working class roots who grows up resisting her mother’s attempts at giving her a chance at the good life. Then she suddenly gets sucked into the same crap she has always made fun of. And in doing so wrecks her life. Explore Everybody Rise on Amazon Evelyn [...] The post Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford – Life Wrecked appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Death of an Airman by Christopher St. John Sprigg

    P S Karr
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:35 pm
    The post Death of an Airman by Christopher St. John Sprigg appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Death of an Airman is one of the resurrected British Crime Classics brought to us by Poisoned Pen Press. I got my hand on a whole bunch of these recently, and I couldn’t be happier. Although they are written in the golden age of crime fiction, the 1930-1940s, they are nothing like the Agatha Christie [...] The post Death of an Airman by Christopher St. John Sprigg appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Crofts – British Crime Classics

    P S Karr
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:20 pm
    The post The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Crofts – British Crime Classics appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Many British Classics are being brought back into print by Poisoned Pen press. I reviewed Sussex Downs Murder earlier on the blog. All these mysteries are set in the golden era of detective fiction, between 1920 and 1940.  I liked Sussex Downs but it was a bit too gory. I am not sure if other [...] The post The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Crofts – British Crime Classics appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
  • Bubba and The Dead Woman by C. L Bevill – Love it!

    P S Karr
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    The post Bubba and The Dead Woman by C. L Bevill – Love it! appeared first on A Million Kindle Books. Bubba and The Dead Woman has been on my Kindle since the last few years. I think it was one of the first books I downloaded. But somehow, newer books kept taking shelf space and this one slipped my mind. Also, I had no idea what to expect from it. suffice it to say I [...] The post Bubba and The Dead Woman by C. L Bevill – Love it! appeared first on A Million Kindle Books.
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    Pdf Books Free Download

  • Essential Managers, Negotiating

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    Essential Managers, Negotiating By DK Publishing Pdf Book Free Download           Year:2015File Size:12.3MBFileType:PdfPages: 98  Category: Management Essential managers subtitle negotiating preparing, mediation, persuading is a bestselling management pdf book authorized by DK Publishing. Its 1.9 million copies are sold worldwide shows it’s importance. As its title indicates it is about management, Essential managers are a complete guide about effective management techniques and negotiating skills beautifully explained with colored…
  • Mukamal Sehat Ka Raaz

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    Mukamal Sehat Ka Raaz Pdf Book Free Download           File Size: 2.19 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 192 Category: HealthMukamal sehat ka raaz is a Urdu translation of famous health related English book Total Fitness Within 20 Minutes a Week authorized by Dr. Mr. Laurence Englemohr. Mukamal sehat ka raaz a beautiful health and fitness related book in Urdu is translated by Mr. Rana Mohayyuddin. Mukamal sehat ka raaz is lengthy book of about 191 pages, translator works really hard to put it in Urdu form.
  • Autocad Urdu Pdf Book Free Download

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Autocad Urdu Pdf Book Free DownloadFile Size: 22.3 MB  File Type: pdf  Pages: 62  Category:Education AutoCAD is a beautiful software related educational/ Tutorial Urdu pdf book. AutoCAD is a commercial software used by architectures and project managers for designing of buildings. AutoCAD Urdu pdf book is a short pamphlet about basics of AutoCAD. This is like manual describing AutoCAD from A to Z.Related Posts: Computer guide book, Computer Hardware ki kitab, Computer par musawari, Inpage Urdu professional user…
  • Green Tea and Health By Nicolas Powell

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:16 am
    Green Tea and Health, Antioxidant Properties, Consumption and Role in Disease Prevention Pdf Book Free Download                   Year: 2015 File Size: 3.2 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 187  Category: Health   Green tea and health subtitle antioxidant properties, consumption and role in disease prevention is a beautiful health relatedpdf book authorized by Nicolas Powell. In beverages Green tea is becoming popular in many parts of the world due to its wide range of benefits…
  • Make Money on The Internet

    29 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Make Money on The Internet, How To Turn Your Website Into a Cash-Making Machine Pdf Book By Angie Salisbury & Ryan ChinYear: 2014  File Size: 3.8 MB  File Type: Pdf  Pages: 208  Category:Money Make money on the internet subtitle how to turn your website into a cash-making machine is a beautiful finance, money making related pdf book authorized by Angie Salisbury and Ryan Chin. After making a commercial site the next objective is to earn from it. Make money on the internet, how to turn your website into a cash making machine is really…
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  • Taming the Storm (Epub)

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    Taming the Storm by Samantha Towle English | EPUB | 793 KBLyla Summers hates men. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word … Lyla intensely dislikes men.Her father has let her down her whole life. Her brother betrayed her in the worst way possible. And her past relationship experiences with men have been less than great.Lyla is focussing all her energy into her band, Vintage, so when they receive an offer to sign with TMS Records, it seems that things are finally turning around for her. The last thing she wants is a man getting in the way.Tom Carter loves women. Okay, love might be…
  • Alive - The Generations Trilogy

    12 Aug 2015 | 1:53 am
    Alive - The Generations TrilogyEnglish | EPUB | 368 pages | 472 KBFrom New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler comes something utterly new: a gripping sci-fi adventure trilogy in the vein of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner. A group of young adults awake in a mysterious enclosed space with no knowledge of who they are or how they got there…and an indomitable young woman must lead them not only to answers but to survival.A young woman awakes trapped in an enclosed space. She has no idea who she is or how she got there. With only her instincts to guide her, she escapes…
  • Sunset Rising (Epub)

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    Sunset Rising EpubEnglish | EPUB | 325 pages | 1.2 MBSunset Rising #1"February 2024: Desperate to find refuge from the nuclear storm, a group of civilians discover a secret government bio-dome. Greeted by a hail of bullets and told to turn back, the frantic refugees stand their ground and are grudgingly permitted entry. But the price of admission is high."283 years later... Sunny O'Donnell is a seventeen-year-old slave who has never seen the sun. She was born in the Pit, a subterranean extension of the bio-dome. Though life had never been easy, lately it had become a nightmare. Her mom was…
  • The Maze Runner Files (PDF)

    10 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    The Maze Runner Files PDFEnglish | PDF | 1.1 MBJames Dashner  Maze Runner Files is a 50+ page collection of classified records and concealed information from the world of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series. Lost emails between WICKED employees, memos meant to be destroyed after reading, and a selection of the Gladers suppressed memories make up this e-original short. These documents offer a unique glimpse of the world of The Maze Runner and are a must for any fan of The Maze Runner and James Dashner books.Maze runner by james dashner, The…
  • Chris Colfer Books (Epub)

    5 Aug 2015 | 3:09 am
    Chris Colfer Book - Beyond The KingdomEnglish | EPUB | 2.0 MBChris colfer new book, Fairy tales are just the beginning. Chris colfer boyfriend, is chris colfer gay, kurt glee are some of the hot discussions going around on internet today.The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him...except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger.With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's…
 
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  • NEVIS, A 1957 Visit

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    It was 1957 when Mom and I traveled to Nevis.  It was January, which is the best tourist weather in the Caribbean, with lots of sun. We flew up from Barbados to Antigua and then on to mountainous St. Kitts on the old British West Indian Airways in a DC 3. We boomed along slowly, carefully skirting majestic cumulus clouds.  Flying was a less exact process in those days, and deep in the innards of those big clouds rough weather could be hiding. I was pretty excited, because we were going to see the place where my hero, Alexander Hamilton, had been born.  Mom said there probably…
  • Profiling ~ Getting to Know Your Characters By Connie Vines

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    CLICK TO PURCHASE FROM AMAZONpro·fil·ingˈprōˌfīliNG/nounthe recording and analysis of a person's psychological and behavioral characteristics, so as to assess or predict their capabilities in a certain sphere or to assist in identifying a particular subgroup of people.It's always a good idea to get to know your characters before starting your novel.  Of course, little quirks and warts always show up as the story progresses.  However, I feel it is a good idea to 'get to know' your main characters before jumping into to your story.How, exactly is this possible?  Our…
  • A word or two about the Vikings--Tricia McGill

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    My BWL books on SmashwordsAs you can probably guess I have a fascination for the Vikings. There have been many tales told of them and their exploits, their travels, and above all about their raiding, looting, ravishing, and brutality. Most of what we have learned of their exploits comes from findings in graves and digs in places around the world that they inhabited. My main fascination with them is because of their great seamanship and their wonderful skills at building the ships that allowed them to sail to far off places. Their navigational skills set them apart.The Vikings came from all…
  • Who Are The Heroes?

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    On August 15th, 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States, and World War II was officially over. That day has always meant something to me: my father fought in this war, my older brother died in this war, my ex-husband fought in this war, and my husband of 36 years fought in the Korean War. To me, these four men are heroes, as are all the men and women who have fought, died, or returned home from the many wars we have been involved in.But who are the heroes of today? Sports stars from football, baseball, basketball, and the like are touted by the media as being "heroes." Really? What makes…
  • Eighteenth Century Welfare-Parish Relief, by Diane Scott Lewis

    23 Aug 2015 | 11:01 pm
    In my continued research into history, to add to my 18th century novels, I came across interesting details about the English version of Welfare, Parish Relief. Charity in this era was limited. The very poor had to rely on parish relief to survive. But first they had to prove they had a legal link, such as birth, a residence or employment, in the parish—the territorial area under the clerical jurisdiction of one parish priest—where they sought funds. People who were denied parish relief were sometimes found starved to death.Some parishes were so small they tried to shuffle their poor into…
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  • Debbi Mack’s Debut Novel, IDENTITY CRISIS: A Riveting Mystery Where Identity Theft Means Murder

    Debbi Mack
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:33 am
    New York Times Bestselling Author’s First Book In The Sam McRae Mystery Series Explores The Homicidal Side Of Identity Theft Buy IDENTITY CRISIS: Kindle Paperback IDENTITY CRISIS: A simple domestic abuse case turns deadly when the alleged abuser is killed and Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae’s client disappears. When a friend asks Sam to find Melanie Hayes, […] The post Debbi Mack’s Debut Novel, IDENTITY CRISIS: A Riveting Mystery Where Identity Theft Means Murder appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Debbi Mack IDENTITY CRISIS Mystery…
  • IDENTITY CRISIS Author Debbi Mack on The Loneliness of the Long-Form Writer

    Debbi Mack
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:44 pm
      “This is why we tell fictional stories. To connect with others at some level by creating worlds that express truths that facts alone cannot.” Like many work-where-you-want professions, writing can have an isolating effect on one’s life. Many people may assume that being free of annoying bosses/co-workers and able to set your own hours […] The post IDENTITY CRISIS Author Debbi Mack on The Loneliness of the Long-Form Writer appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Debbi Mack’s Debut Novel, IDENTITY CRISIS: A Riveting Mystery Where…
  • Q & A Session With Sin City Cop And Author Bradley Nickell

    Bradley Nickell
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:48 am
    Lifelong cop and WildBlue Press author Bradley Nickell will be periodically doing a Q & A session, speaking about his wildly popular true crime thriller, REPEAT OFFENDER, police work in Las Vegas, writing in general, and anything else you’re interested in knowing. Check out the first installment of the series, right here! Bradley is asking […] The post Q & A Session With Sin City Cop And Author Bradley Nickell appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: WildBlue Press Author Bradley Nickell On Cop Talk Radio WildBlue Author Bradley Nickell Donates to…
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    Steve Jackson
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    Listen in as New York Time bestselling author Steve Jackson and his co-author Peter Sarandinaki discuss the search for the remains of the Russian royal family, and their work to locate the Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov,  “the last tsar” of Russia, in Perm with radio host Ron Chepesiuk on Crime Beat. Then starting Tuesday, August […] The post Hear All About “FINDING ANASTASIA” On Crime Beat With Ron Chepesiuk. Get NO STONE UNTURNED For 99 Cents! appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: Thursday! Author Adventurers Examine 100-Year-Old Romanov…
  • PITFALL, THE DEADLINE, DIXIE’S LAST STAND and BODY OF PROOF for 99 cents

    Mackenzie Jackson
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Get ’em at 99 cents this week only! PITFALL by Cameron Bane, THE DEADLINE by Ron Franscell, DIXIE’S LAST STAND and BODY OF PROOF by John Ferak Sign up for our eZineYou'll get all of the following direct to your inbox: Enlightening and entertaining posts Advance notice of book deals, special offers Author updates Free […] The post PITFALL, THE DEADLINE, DIXIE’S LAST STAND and BODY OF PROOF for 99 cents appeared first on WildBlue Press Book Publishers. Related posts: BODY OF PROOF and PITFALL RELEASES Plus Kevin Sullivan On the Trail of Ted Bundy Killer in BODY OF PROOF…
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  • Freebie Friday! 15 Free Books for Your Kindle for August 28, 2015

    SandInMyFlipFlops
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:23 am
    Happy Freedbie Friday, Kindle Addicts! Let’s start the weekend off with a positive note with a pile of books that are absolutely free for your Kindle today. So curl up on the couch, bring that tablet closer and check out today’s list of free Kindle books – including mysteries, recipes, thrillers, and plenty of romance. […] The post Freebie Friday! 15 Free Books for Your Kindle for August 28, 2015 appeared first on Kindle Addicts.
  • 25 Books Becoming Movies in 2017

    SandInMyFlipFlops
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Some of our favorite books are becoming movies in 2017. Will the scripts stay true to the books? Will they skip the best parts? It’s too early to know for sure! But if you want to get a jump on things, be sure to read these books before they become movies in 2017. All release […] The post 25 Books Becoming Movies in 2017 appeared first on Kindle Addicts.
  • Today’s Bargain and Free Kindle eBook Deals!

    SandInMyFlipFlops
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Happy Thursday, Kindle Addicts. The week is winding down but the bargains abound. As always there are a variety of Kindle book deals on the table. Whether your preference is for a cozy mystery, and edge of the seat thriller, a warm romance, reading for younger people, or some interesting non fiction, we have something […] The post Today’s Bargain and Free Kindle eBook Deals! appeared first on Kindle Addicts.
  • Your Kindle Bargains and Freebies for August 24, 2015

    SandInMyFlipFlops
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:51 am
    Good morning, Kindle Addicts! It’s a book-packed Monday, and we have lots of good stuff to share. Westerns by Louis L’Amour are on sale today for $1.99! We also have Michael Crichton and John Saul novels for .99 cents, as well as awesome bargains in romances, thrillers, erotica, science fiction, mysteries and more. No book […] The post Your Kindle Bargains and Freebies for August 24, 2015 appeared first on Kindle Addicts.
  • Freebie Friday! 35 Free Kindle Books for August 21, 2015

    SandInMyFlipFlops
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    It’s the best day of the week, Kindle Addicts! Freebie Friday is the day we highlight some Kindle books that are currently listed at no cost. Though prices are always subject to change, the ebooks shared below are all free as of this morning. Listed today are 35 romances, thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, recipes, and even free Kindle […] The post Freebie Friday! 35 Free Kindle Books for August 21, 2015 appeared first on Kindle Addicts.
 
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  • This Is What It's Like To Stay At The "Harry Potter" Hotel

    Opyton Publishing
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    The first thing you should know about the Harry Potter hotel room I stayed in is that it isn’t a Harry Potter hotel room. Not officially. The Georgian House Hotel – an otherwise unremarkable looking building among rows of other … Continued The post This Is What It's Like To Stay At The "Harry Potter" Hotel appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
  • Exclusive: "The Magicians" Series Has Found Its Alice Quinn

    Opyton Publishing
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    1. Earlier this year, Syfy announced that they’re adapting Lev Grossman’s beloved Magicians trilogy into a TV series. 2. The trailer gave us some magical glimpses of what’s to come, including who’ll be playing our favorite characters. View this image … Continued The post Exclusive: "The Magicians" Series Has Found Its Alice Quinn appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
  • This "Harry Potter" And Taylor Swift Mashup Is Incredible

    Opyton Publishing
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers. Source: Book Buzz – Buzzfeed The post This "Harry Potter" And Taylor Swift Mashup Is Incredible appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
  • Are These Real Plots To R.L Stine Books Or Are They Made Up?

    Opyton Publishing
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    1. All Night Party “Greg thinks he sees a bug in Claudia’s hair. Jason, Claudia’s boyfriend, assures Greg that there is no bug and how dare he imply that Claudia has poor hygiene? But Greg is pretty positive he sees … Continued The post Are These Real Plots To R.L Stine Books Or Are They Made Up? appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
  • Why It's Hard To Talk About My Bisexuality

    Opyton Publishing
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    I met my friend Paul in a novel-writing workshop; we liked each other’s work and hit it off right away, so soon he invited me to grab coffee with him and another gay guy from our workshop. Eventually the conversation … Continued The post Why It's Hard To Talk About My Bisexuality appeared first on Opyton Publishing.
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