Posts Tagged ‘ebooks’

Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women

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Click on the video below announcing the virtual book tour for my interactive e-book, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women.

Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women

Want more information about the tour and the prizes? Check it out at the Girls Succeed blog.

FREE Writing Books for Your Kindle

If you have a Kindle, go now to get helpful books on the art and craft of writing at


The Future of the Book

 The possibilities of the future of books boggles my mind. What an exciting time to be a writer, publisher, reader. Click on this video to explore these concepts. Thanks to Nathan Bransford’s blog for opening my eyes to the fantastic, interactive future of the book.

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

E-books are Here to Stay

All the buzz about e-books is certainly helping to draw attention to this choice of reading. I was amazed at the number of e-readers available. Hope Clark in her newsletter, Funds for Writers, listed a bunch of them. We hear a lot about Sony and Kindle, but there are more competitors entering the market. This is all good as witnessed by the dramatic drop in the price of a Kindle. 

My mystery/horror novella, Sunshine Boulevard, is coming out in March 2011 as an e-book, so I am thrilled to learn there are even more ways of reading it through this variety of e-readers.

Signed a Contract for my book!

Good news! I signed a contract for my mystery/horror novella, Sunshine Boulevard, with Muse It Up Publishing! The ebook is tentatively set for release in March 2011. I am doing a happy dance.

As you may recall in a post on May 5 entitled Rejected Again, I complained about publishers leaving a writer hanging by not responding to the submission.  I emailed my full ms to Lea Schizas of Muse It Up Publishing. She told me she would notify me within two weeks of a decision. Well within that alotted time frame, she emailed me. She wrote, “The editorial department came back with an assessment. We loved your writer’s voice.” She went on to say the contract and other paperwork was attached….I stopped reading and started again from the top. I read it all again to believe that I actually had a contract for this crazy book! I can’t stop dancing!

Muse It Up Publishing is  a small and upcoming royalty paying independent e-publisher. The official opening is in December 2010. But don’t wait to look them up because they are on the web now with submission information, authors, and book titles. It is an exciting time for everyone at M I U Pub. I am sure readers are in for a feast for the eyes and mind and heart with the talented authors already contracted and diverse genres.

Check out the authors page. My pen name is J Q Rose. I’ll keep you updated on this new adventure. Okay I’ll stop dancing now..for awhile.

Free Books–Yeah, Really

stack of booksFree books.  I know this is a writer’s site, but if you are going to be a writer, you really need to read.  You need to read books in your genre and books not in your genre.  You need to study how a writer puts her story together, how she develops her characters, how she builds her world, how she describes events, places, people….you know all that stuff that goes together to make good storytelling.  You also need to read good writing and bad writing through the eyes of a reader.   Trust me you will be able to discern the good from the bad, then employ the good stuff in your writing.

Twilight Times Books has a page with freebies…free e-books…that you can download in an instant.  Different publishers list their free items, not just TT.  So you can get a sample of what a publisher likes as well as a free read.  Don’t you love free???  This may spark you to finally write that query or book proposal for a publisher you find on this list or purchase more books from a publisher after reading their titles.

Please share with us if you know another site for freebies.  Thank you.  Enjoy your books!

Free E-book for Writers

Yes, tis the season for gift giving.  Lea Schizas, award winning author, writes an inspiring and humorous ebook for writers and is giving it to you for FREE!  Now, don’t sign up for it if you have a weak heart or you already know everything you need to know about writing.  But if you want return to why you are a writer or you need some kick butt advice, then download or read it on the full screen.  It’s a fun quick read that could make a difference in how you view your writing  journey.  Enjoy.