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Men are just Tall Babies. A new ebook by Ted Summerfield.

Tall Babies is about self-centered determination and absolute acceptance of ones’ imperfections. “You can’t truly change who you are. But you can profit by it.” Tall Babies does contain some sex, for Sybil always mixed business with pleasure for thirty-four years before retiring her stable of ‘boys’. Sybil isn’t an erotic tale of sexual explorations […]

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$10,000 prize for Canadian authors

If you’re a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and you published a debut book in 2015, you might be eligible to nominate your title for Kobo’s second annual Emerging Writer Prize. They’re now accepting nominations in categories of Literary Fiction, Romance and Non-Fiction. All submitted books must be available for sale in the Kobo store. […]

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New Smashwords Forum Writers Anthology ebook

Smashwords Forum Writers is the publishers’ name for a new anthology ebook by Smashwords Forum authors Bret Allen, John Chapman, Shelia Chapman, Şerban Valentin Constantin Enache, Julie Harris, Kell Inkston, Alan James, Ian Kotze, Jennifer R. Povey, Ria Stone, and Bonnie Turner. “Tales from Indies: Smashwords Forum Writers Anthology 2015” is comprised of eleven contributions […]

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Threesome ebook links for Apple iTunes worldwide

Here are the Apple iTunes links to my latest word puzzle ebook titled ‘Threesome”. 100 word puzzle games for US$0.99. (Threesome is also available at other leading ebook outlets) Argentina: http://itunes.apple.com/ar/book/isbn9781927418253 Australia: http://itunes.apple.com/au/book/isbn9781927418253 Austria: http://itunes.apple.com/at/book/isbn9781927418253 Belgium: http://itunes.apple.com/be/book/isbn9781927418253 Bolivia: http://itunes.apple.com/bo/book/isbn9781927418253 Brazil: http://itunes.apple.com/br/book/isbn9781927418253 Bulgaria: http://itunes.apple.com/bg/book/isbn9781927418253 Canada: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/isbn9781927418253 Chile: http://itunes.apple.com/cl/book/isbn9781927418253 Colombia: http://itunes.apple.com/co/book/isbn9781927418253 Costa Rica: http://itunes.apple.com/cr/book/isbn9781927418253 Cyprus: http://itunes.apple.com/cy/book/isbn9781927418253 Czech […]

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How do you decide to buy a book or ebook?

Recently I’ve read a number of articles and posts by authors, cover designers, book publishers which, when taken together, suggest readers only buy ebooks/books with great covers, readers only buy ebooks/books because the sample content is great and could care less about how the cover looks, readers only buy books/ebooks because of great reviews, readers […]

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A flood of “Professional” ebook formatters

The advent of self-publishing through online retailers such as Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and distributors like Smashwords has brought forth an assortment of ‘professional’ people willing to help a new author format an ebook or provide other services for a good size fee. I manage a forum called the Smashwords Forum. This forum […]

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Promorrhea; a dilemma for authors.

I know it’s tough being an author and even more tough trying to get someone, ANYONE, to look at or even purchase one of your works, but an author doesn’t have to resort to promorhea to try and get attention. Promorrhea, or spamorrhea or whatever you want to call it, sometimes occurs when an author […]

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6-Letter Word Puzzles ebook now available

Maintain your brain with these 320 fun ways to test your vocabulary knowledge and perhaps discover new words in a challenging word puzzle game. You are given a word like CARPORT or a series of words like DONALD DUCK, and you make as many 6-letter words as you can from that word or series of […]

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Viral hit = trivia

I was going through some of the solutions in my upcoming 6-letter word puzzles ebooks when I was notified of incoming mail and discovered a link to youtube about some other thing that had gone viral. That’s when I remembered one of my puzzles. The clue words were VIRAL HIT and it had only one […]

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German Word Search Puzzles Volume 2

My German Language Word Search Puzzles Volume 2 is now available at most major online retailers. More challenging than regular English language word search puzzles, this Volume 2 of German language puzzles really tease your brain just like Volume 1. Choose from 51 games in easy, medium, and hard levels of play. Puzzles are laid […]

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Two new Quote Falls Puzzle ebooks.

Quote Falls Puzzles. Volume 1. You’ll have hours of fun solving these funny, witty, inspirational, and thought-provoking quotes. Quotes from Richard Nixon, Garrison Keillor, E.E. Cummings, H.L. Mencken, Natalie Wood, Hedy Lamarr, William Saffire, Mark Twain, Truman Capote and others. 50 large print puzzles set 2 to a page that you can solve on your […]

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If I Had A Tattoo picture ebook for children

A rhyming picture book story of young boy who thinks he’d like to have a tattoo. He thinks of all the monsters that help him make his bed, do his homework, play sports, and do other things so well and decides those are the kinds of tattoo’s for him. But what if he gets laughed […]

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Nestor Nose Falls Asleep picture ebook for children.

“Mommy, does a nose ever sleep?” That simple question leads to a tale told long ago to the mother about a nose named Nestor who fell asleep once, but only once. Nestor Nose dreamed of delightful characters, like an elephant with a twisted trunk that Nestor helped straighten out, but soon there were terrible monsters […]

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Nice to get a pat on the back now and then.

I checked the different retailers selling my ebooks for any current reviews and was pleasantly surprised. My $0.99  5-letter words puzzle ebook got this response on May 19, and 5 stars too, on Barnes and Noble: Fun fun fun When i first saw this book i didnt think it would be challenging enough for me […]

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Jargon word search puzzles for May 2011

Six word search puzzles, in easy, medium and hard levels, using jargon words in this free printable puzzle magazine ebook for May 2011. Many of the words are computer or Internet jargon, and sometimes computer programming jargon. You may download this free puzzle magazine from the 2011 puzzle magazines link, or here…. jargon word search […]

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Self-publishing scammers part two

With ebook publishing becoming more popular every day, authors are sometimes tempted to use a self-publishing company for a printed version of their work. Here is a list of companies an author should be wary of using: iUniverse Author House – AuthorHouse – Xlibris – Bertram Capital Management – Author Solutions – Trafford Publishing – […]

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Kakuro cross sums free puzzle ebook for May 2011

These six kakuro cross sum printable puzzles for May 2011 are all hard level puzzles. Instructions and solutions included with this free puzzle magazine ebook. Puzzles published under a Creative Commons licence. You may download these hard level kakuro cross sums puzzles from the Free Puzzle Magazines > More Free Puzzle Magazines 2011 page, or […]

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Kobo still struggling to correct ebook pricing problems. Updated.

Update, Jan. 2012:  Borders in Australia now has correct prices for my ebooks. That makes both Borders in Australia and Kobo displaying proper prices. Back on February 20th I noticed online retailer, Borders in Australia, had priced my ebooks at $4.95 when the actual price should have been $0.99. I contacted Smashwords. A while later […]

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Christmas Tree for Santa & Icky Foods; 2 new ebooks for children.

I’ve published two new ebooks for children. Both contain color pictures as well as large black and white pictures, which can be printed out for children to color, at the end of the ebook. You may view a free sample of any of my ebooks by visiting Smashwords. (Link opens in new window) A Christmas […]