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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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Print your ebooks for free

One of the complaints I hear about ebooks is you can’t print them, but that is not true. Perhaps you bought an ePub ebook which has some pictures you’d love to print out, or maybe some recipes you’d like to print and keep. If your ebook is in ePub format you can easily print out […]

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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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Bald Knob, Arkansas & Other Strange Tales

“Bald Knob, Arkansas” is a collection of 7 short stories. “Minnie Tushi Meets Her Love in Bald Knob” is the second short story. It is about finding love. “Bob the Road Painter” is about solitude, “Bob and the Dickheads” is about a musical family, “An Ordinary Man” is about workplace stress, “The Dumb Clucks Who […]

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Delightful Christmas story picture ebook for children

  Adapted from a script I wrote for a puppet show, and updated September 2013 with more pictures, A Christmas Tree for Santa tells the story of a forest ranger named ‘Ranger Rick’ and his adventures one Christmas season taking a Christmas tree to Santa who lives in the treeless North Pole. On the way, […]

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Kobo report on using big data to help authors

An opportunity lies among those books that have high completion rates yet suffer low sales. Clearly those readers who have stumbled upon these books have loved them – so while the marketing team or editorial department may not have seen a winner among these titles, the reader did; it may well be worth experimenting with […]

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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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Maintain Your Brain Kakuro Puzzles

Maintain Your Brain Kakuro looks like a Crossword puzzle, but solves like a Sudoku puzzle using the numbers 1-9 instead of letters. Clues given are the sum of numbers in a grid going Across or Down. Sound easy? Wait until you try to solve one of my Masochist level puzzles. If you find Sudoku easy […]

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Ebooks showing up quickly on Kobo

Kobo, the ebook retailer once part part of Chapters – Indigo, has really sped up their publishing of indie-author ebooks. Thanks to the hard work of Kobo and Smashwords. Last year it took weeks before an ebook would appear on Kobo’s site. Now my ebooks are appearing the day my ebooks are delivered to them […]

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KDP Select sucks

Amazon’s KDP Select sucks big time. Or; How the Amazon Grinch is stealing money from authors; the KDP Select Fund. Amazon announced their KDP Select Fund and hoped to attract authors by suggesting financial rewards await them. BS. Here’s what Amazon says: “Introducing KDP Select – a new option to make money and promote your […]