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review: Drowning Rapunzel by Annette Gisby

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb the golden stair."Drowning Rapunzelhaving been released from a mental institution, Beth Gregory moves on with her life and one of the steps she takes to do that is to get employed. she is h...
by aobibliosphere™ on Jun 15, 2015

#free fiction from Kody Boye

check out these free reads from author Kody Boye at Smashwords:Horror. Fantasy. Sci-Fi. Dark Romance. Bizarro. Coming-of-Age. Contemporary. Strange. Since 2007, Kody Boye has been making the world strange one story at a time. In this ongoing collecti...
by aobibliosphere™ on Jun 2, 2015

aobibliospotlight™: Phantom's Dance by Lesa Howard

*collage by piZap    book description:Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Acad...
by aobibliosphere™ on May 14, 2015

review: Calasade: Wayward by Mark Stone

"Your grief shall last far longer than the corpses of those you mourn." - Keeper of Knowledge (Wayward epigraph)Calasade: Waywardgrieving for her parents and desperate for food and company, Cristiana Rowe leaves the only home she ever knew. salv...
by aobibliosphere™ on May 6, 2015

aobibliospotlight™: Robert Zimmermann and his works

Robert Zimmermann is a contemporary American poet, writer, blogger and book lover. i met Rob at Facebook a few years back.    to end the celebration of National Poetry Month, i would like to dedicate this post to Rob and his works.&nbs...
by aobibliosphere™ on Apr 29, 2015

poetry by Robert Zimmermann

would like to present to everyone Robert Zimmermann - a contemporary American poet, writer, blogger and book lover. i met Rob through Facebook a few years back.i felt that it would be great to honor him and his poetry in observance of National Poetry...
by aobiblioclassique™ on Apr 7, 2015

permanent freebies #01

hear ye! hear ye bibliophiles: more books for your digital library!     these titles are permanently FREE courtesy of some of my author friends over at Facebook. check them all out, spread the word and happy reading!  &n...
by aobibliosphere™ on Mar 14, 2015

Read An E-Book Week Starts Today !

Yes, I’m still “officially” on sabbatical from this blog as I work on my next book…  But, I got a notification from Smashwords that today is the beginning of their Read An E-Book Week. It’s a great time to load-up your...
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 1, 2015

Publishing Predictions for 2015

I have to give a lot of credit to anyone who makes serious predictions about publishing…  In today’s seriously frenzied book-world, predictions can be hazardous… However, Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords, has the experience and creden...
by Notes from An Alien on Jan 1, 2015

A Professional Association for Authors Who Self-Publish

Self-publishing is not necessarily one writer who does everything themselves; though, there are such amazing people. A self-published author probably has an editor and may engage a cover designer and other freelance talent. Then, there’s the la...
by Notes from An Alien on Dec 15, 2014

Price Lowered on Horror book Death of Heaven for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I wish you all to have a great fun time with friends and family tomorrow for 2014!For the holidays and through New Year's, I have lowered the price for the ebook version of my epic book, Death of Heaven to $3.99. Fur...
by Murdockinations on Nov 26, 2014

Have We Hit A Landmark “Moment” in Self-Publishing?

There’s been So Much press about self-publishing… I’m nearly exhausted just trying to keep up… Now, The CEO of Smashwords says, Ebook Publishing Gets More Difficult from Here – Here’s How to Succeed. The article&#...
by Notes from An Alien on Nov 25, 2014

Book Shelf-Life ~ Physical & Digital

Last July, I wrote: “Do you think readers care if a book is traditionally published, as long as they like it? “Do you think authors who want to write for a living care about the ‘prestige’ of landing a traditional deal? “...
by Notes from An Alien on Nov 11, 2014

The facts about Self-Publishing a novel

      Hoax of Self PublishingAn author is born of suffering. How someone can become an author unless society has grilled him in all possible ways, sucked off all the marrow and threw wastages to be chewed by dogs. If somethin...
by Author's Diction on Oct 28, 2014

La persona que siempre has querido ser

Introducción En esta colección vamos a tratar una serie de principios que te ayudarán a mejorar en muchos aspectos de tu vida. Este tercer número está dedicado a convertirnos en el ideal de persona que tenemos en mente, llegar a ser la persona q...
by ! Amigos on Oct 11, 2014

"How to Raise a Good Kid," by Starbuck O'Dwyer ~ Free eBook for the Month of October!

During the entire month of October, you can get a free eBook copy of How to Raise a Good Kid, by Starbuck O'Dwyer!About this book by the author:How to Raise a Good Kid is a collection of 23 hilarious, honest and heartfelt stories about raising childr...
by Susan Heim on Parenting on Oct 4, 2014

Author Interview ~ Ali Noel Vyain – Part Two

This is my 1,000th post and I’m glad we can celebrate the accomplishment of writing over 350,000 words with a second  interview with an author and publisher friend—someone I was always glad to have at events on Book Island in Second Life...
by Notes from An Alien on Sep 8, 2014

Brand New Way To Self-Publish ~ Especially, If You Didn’t Think You Ever Would…

I once said there might be too many ways to self-publish. At least it could seem so when you’re considering the possibility and you have to decide the best way to do it… I’ve settled on two ways—FastPencil and Smashwords (thou...
by Notes from An Alien on Jul 31, 2014

Fern’s Fancies

Blurb: When Fern Tate sold her interior landscape company to a national corporation, she didn’t expect to have a boss like Pendleton Morgenthal, III. Had she made the biggest mistake of her life? Pen never allowed a woman—especially a subordinate...

Money Money Money from Smashwords

Matt Coker recently analyzed a lot of sales data and created a slide show that is useful for authors who are hoping to be successful. Readers, don’t forget about the Smashwords sale going on during July–my indie-published books included.


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