July ebook sale

Two ebooks on sale during the month of July, 2014.

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Final Decree. A Dead Dog Divorce.

A thieving wife, Elspith Winters, loots their joint bank accounts then convinces her friends her husband is having an affair in order to cover her tracks. Despite the years of planning she did in preparing for her Final Decree, she never once considered being outwitted by a smart female lawyer.

A story of one hellish divorce, based in part on real events, and a cautionary tale for both men and women.

Save 50% during July using the code SSW50 at this link.

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Dopey Stores by Ted Summerfield

“Dopey Stories” is a collection of 7 short stories: Bob the Road Painter; Minnie Tushi meets her love in Bald Knob; Bob and the Dickheads; An Ordinary Man; The Dumb Clucks Who Caused All The Trouble; Sal Acious meets Tim Orous; and The Beautiful Ms. Ann Thrope. The stories may make you say “huh?”, as they are a little weird.

Save 25% during the month of July, 2014 using the coupon code SSW25 at this link.

More 5-Letter Word Puzzles

I’ve just published my second 5-letter puzzle ebook, “More 5-Letter Word Puzzles”.

This new word puzzle ebook has 320 new words and phrases to test your word knowledge and really give your brain a workout.

The challenge? You try to make as many 5-letter words from a word or phrase I give you, then compare your words with the ones I found. Each puzzle has the number of words I found, but sometimes the smaller number of words are the hardest to solve. My 5-letter word puzzles and my 4-letter word puzzles really give your brain a good workout, while increasing your word knowledge and your heart beat.

To view a free sample of More 5-Letter Word Puzzles, or purchase for your Apple, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, PC or Mac, just click here.

Available at all online retailers for only 99 cents.

Happy puzzling, Ted.

50 Spanish language Word Search Printable Puzzles.

Here’s a way to step out of your comfort zone while giving your brain some exercise. More challenging than regular English language word search puzzles, these Spanish language puzzles really tease your brain. Choose from 50 games in easy, medium, and hard levels of play. Puzzles are laid out 1 to a page, with large print for easy reading and solving. These puzzles were previously published, and are now available to you as an inexpensive ebook. All puzzles are graphic images and can be printed out or solved on any device that allows drawing on images. You’ll have hours of fun solving these puzzles, whether or not you speak Spanish. Happy puzzling, Ted.

View a free sample, or purchase ebook in any popular format, from Smashwords here.

Available at other major online retailers for 99 cents. For Kindle, read below.

Amazon Kindle owners may download this ebook from Smashwords for Kindle devices that allow drawing on images. Download to your PC or Mac, then email ebook to your Kindle device.

50% off. Smashwords read an ebook week promotion March 4th-10th.

Five of my ebooks are enrolled in the Smashwords 2012 Read an Ebook Week promotion, all at 50% off regular price.

Dopey Stories

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Dopey Stores by Ted Summerfield

“Dopey Stories” is a collection of 7 short stories: Bob the Road Painter; Minnie Tushi meets her love in Bald Knob; Bob and the Dickheads; An Ordinary Man; The Dumb Clucks Who Caused All The Trouble; Sal Acious meets Tim Orous; and The Beautiful Ms. Ann Thrope. The stories may make you say “huh?”, as they are a little weird.

You may view a free sample or purchase Mar 4-10 at 50% off at this link.

Final Decree. A Dead Dog Divorce.

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A thieving wife, Elspith Winters, loots their joint bank accounts then convinces her friends her husband is having an affair in order to cover her tracks. Despite the years of planning she did in preparing for her Final Decree, she never once considered being outwitted by a smart female lawyer.

A story of one hellish divorce, based in part on upon my own divorce, and a cautionary tale for both men and women.

You may read a free sample, or purchase for 50% off during the week of March 4-10, at this link.

Other ebooks offered for 50% off are:

Joint Effort

Joint Effort, by Ted Summerfield

Read a sample or purchase at 50% during March 4-10 here.

Star Sudoku Puzzles

On sale at 50% off during March 4 to 10 at this link.

Ebook author gets offer to mate from reviewer!

It’s not very often, well, not very often for me, that an author gets both a 5 star review plus an offer to mate. Okay, so I lied. I’ve never before gotten an offer to mate from a reviewer of any of my ebooks.

I was checking Barnes & Noble to see how many of my new puzzle ebooks I published this month were available for sale. I saw one – Symbol Sudoku Puzzles – had a 5 star rating, so I had to check it out.

Yup. A 5 star rating plus an offer to mate. Blew my hat off.

I wanted to reply, but first I had to join Barnes & Noble. So I registered, but then I ran into a problem. I couldn’t figure out how to reply without leaving some sort of rating for my ebook.

This presented a moral dilemma, as I strongly believe authors shouldn’t review their own works. But I wanted to reply to “Moonlove”.

You may read my reply to “Moonlove” on Barnes & Noble at this link.

So you think you’re smart word search puzzles.

Your brain doesn’t get a really good workout when you’re solving English language puzzles and you speak English. Here’s a way to step out of your comfort zone while giving your brain some exercise.

50 puzzles, in easy, medium and hard levels of play, all in a foreign language; German!

Previously published, these puzzles are now available as an inexpensive ebook, available in ePub, PDF, and mobi formats, and will give you’ll have hours of puzzle solving fun whether or not you speak German.

German Word Search Puzzles by Ted Summerfield

Printout these 50 ebook puzzles, or solve on your digital device if drawing on images is allowed, and check solutions in your ebook.

You may view a free sample of this ebook, or purchase for $0.99, from this Smashwords link. Available at other online retailers in the coming weeks and months.

Star Sudoku Puzzles ebook now available.

100 Star Sudoku Puzzles in easy, medium, hard, and very hard levels of play is now available for your solving pleasure.

What is Star Sudoku?

 Shown 1/5 actual size…

You solve Star Sudoku Puzzles like regular sudoku; use the numbers 1-9 as in regular sudoku, but every line – continuous or not – must contain the numbers 1-9.

Star Sudoku Puzzles Volume 1 contains 100 puzzles in easy, medium, hard, and very hard levels of play, and is available now at Smashwords in all popular formats for $1.99.

Available soon at other online retailers.

Amazon ebook preview problem fixed.

I contacted Amazon, their Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) section, about the problem I was having with their ebook preview limit of 10%.

That limit made it impossible to display any content of my ebooks for children so viewers can view on their Kindle devices what they would be purchasing.

In a matter of weeks they solved the problem. All my Kindle ebooks for children on Amazon have a little bit of my content for purchasers to see.

You can check out my Kindle ebooks on Amazon here.

12 Ken-Ken sudoku puzzles for October/November

This October/November free puzzle magazine ebook in PDF contains 12 kenken style sudoku puzzles; 4 each of easy, medium and hard levels of play.

Download from the 2011 free puzzle magazine link in the main menu area,

or here…..kenken-oct11

Holiday word search puzzle. Free PDF puzzle ebook.

I’ve made a word search puzzle using letters in the word HOLIDAY. Each letter is its own word search puzzle, and there are easy, medium and hard levels of play.

This free puzzle magazine ebook also contains 6 black and white pictures for children to color.

You may download this November 2011 free puzzle magazine ebook here: holidaywordsearchnov11

or from the 2011 Editions of the Free Puzzle Magazines link here.

More 4-Letter Word Puzzles now available in ebook format.

My second 4-Letter Word Puzzles ebook containing 320 new words and word phrases is now available for your solving pleasure at $0.99 from Smashwords, Amazon, and in the next few days from other major online retailers.

Here is the description from the Smashwords site: “320 new words and phrases to test your word knowledge and expand your vocabulary. Object of these puzzles is to make as many 4-letter words as you can from a word or a phrase like PER DAY, HER NEW, ON EVE OF, NIBBLE, or OINKED, and compare your solutions with mine.

Each puzzle word contains the number of words I found; for example CHEST (4 words). A truly fun way to exercise your brain while discovering new words. A link to onelook online dictionary helps you check your words – and mine. Enjoy. Happy puzzling, Ted.”

You can preview and purchase More 4-Letter Word Puzzles in a variety of ebook formats at Smashwords here, or purchase from from Amazon here. Happy puzzling.

Final Decree, A Dead Dog Divorce now available in Kindle format on Amazon.

Final Decree, A Dead Dog Divorce is now on sale at Amazon for Kindle devices.

Read a free sample or purchase it for $3.99 here. Rated 4 stars. ( See Oct. 17, post below.)

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Description

A thieving wife, Elspith Winters, loots their joint bank accounts then convinces her friends her husband is having an affair in order to cover her tracks. Despite the years of planning she did in preparing for her Final Decree, she never once considered being outwitted by a smart female lawyer.

A story of one hellish divorce, based in part on real events, and a cautionary tale for both men and women.

Dead Dog Divorce earns 4 stars.

Final Decree, A Dead Dog Divorce, is based in parts upon actual events during my divorce. One reviewer wrote “Read before you get married. Great story and great insight into what can go wrong in a marriage when your wife turns out to be a liar and a thief.”

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Available at these fine retailers for $3.99:

Barnes & Noble here.  Kobo Nook Books here. Amazon Kindle Ebooks here.

The following Apple iTunes stores:

United Kingdom:    USA:    Canada:    France:    Australia:    Germany:    Austria:    Belgium:    Bulgaria:    Cyprus:    Czech Republic:   Denmark:   Estonia:    Finland:    Greece:    Hungary:    Ireland:   Italy:   Latvia:   Lithuania:    Luxembourg:    Malta:    Netherlands:   Norway:    Poland:   Portugal:    Romania:    Slovakia:    Slovenia:    Spain:    Sweden:   Switzerland: 

And at Smashwords here.

More 4-Letter Word Puzzles coming soon.

UPDATE:  More 4-Letter Words now available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon/Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Smashwords, Sony, Diesel, and other popular online retail stores.

It has taken me almost one year but I am closing in on the last few words in my next 4-letter words puzzle ebook.

More 4-Letter Word Puzzles will contain 320 words and word phrases like my existing 4-letter and 5-letter word puzzles ebooks, but this new puzzle book will have more word phrases. Per Day, Her New, On Eve Of, An Effect, are just a small sample of the phrases I’ve chosen to test and expand your vocabulary knowledge.

Happy puzzling, Ted.

Amazon Kindle ebook preview problem

UPDATE: November 7, 2011. Amazon/KDP has informed me they are working on correcting the preview problem related to my ebooks for children and other ebooks.

October 5, 2011. Changes to formatting corrected only “A Christmas Tree For Santa”. The forced preview limit of 10% by Amazon is a real pain in the butt.

I will make further changes to my ebooks for children on Amazon in the hope that readers will be able to preview a sample of an ebook. While I try to fix the problem with Amazon’s preview restrictions you may read a free online sample of any of my ebooks on Smashwords here.

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Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing system limits the preview of an ebook to 10%, no more, no less. This creates a problem for writers of picture ebooks for children, such as I, in that the Amazon enforced preview limit doesn’t allow readers to actually preview any part of the story.

All of my $0.99 picture ebooks for children are 32 to 43 pages in length; Microsoft Word pages. My free ebooks for children are about 12 pages, or 1/3 to 1/4 smaller than my $0.99 ebooks.

Amazon and other retailers each have their own strict rules for formatting an ebook and the front matter, the front matter being the part of the book before the actual story starts.

During October I’m going to change the front matter of my ebooks for children on Amazon. According to Amazon “Front matter is the beginning pages of a book, which may include a Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication, Preface, and Prologue. For a stylish and professional presentation, you should add a Title Page at a minimum.”

I would expect authors would want to include both a Title Page and a Copyright Page at a minimum.

A Christmas Tree For Santa

The first book I changed is “A Christmas Tree For Santa”. Readers can now see the first picture and a few lines on the story here, but that’s all, thanks to Amazon’s limited preview.

I wish Amazon was more like Smashwords in regard to previewing a book. Smashwords allows authors to set the amount of preview, Amazon limits preview to 10%. Amazon’s limited preview hurts authors and readers and should be abolished.

My apple ebooks on iTunes.

All my ebooks are on Apple iTunes here.

I was checking Apple iTunes and found my picture ebooks for children weren’t showing up under iTunes Picture Books category. The reason for them not showing up is Smashwords doesn’t have a sub-category for “Picture Books”.

I placed the above link to Apple iTunes so viewers who own an Apple device may find my ebooks.