Writing Journal: A Year in the Life of a Self-Published Author

Writing Journal: A Year in the Life of a Self-Published Author

One year ago I had six novels self-published that were starting to get good reviews from the people who read them. After a decade of working hard to make a career out of writing, I finally felt like I was on the cusp of success. I decided to start a journal to chronicle my journey. Whether you are an author who is thinking about self-publishing or you are simply curious about how the process works, this journal will give you insight on what it is like to try to break out in one of the hardest professions known to man. Everyone has heard about the success stories of a handful of self-published authors, but they are the exception to the rule. Even if you work hard, have talent and take advantage of every marketing and promotional opportunity that is available, the chances of making it big are astronomically low. Read my story and experience the highs, the lows, the more lows and the holy crap I didn’t think it could get any lowers of self-publishing. The journal highlights my efforts to write and self-publish four novels in less than a year. It also delves into the strategies I implemented to convince lovely folks like yourself to actually pay me money to read them. Finally, I also talk about how I got started as a writer and how the publishing industry has dramatically changed since then. Keywords: self publishing, novels, marketing, money, how to, success, books

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Programming Children to Think Like Computers

Manual for Teachers and Parents

Programming Children to Think Like Computers

The author when he was quite young 60 years ago programmed his mind to think like a computer in machine language. He made his thinking patterns in terms mostly in reasoning to be binary. This manual shows how he did it and has many pages by other scholars showing how to do it. Exercises for teaching children to do the same are included. He sold accounting computers after graduate school for what is now Unisys. When learning COBOL he pointed out Y2K the first day of instruction in 1969 to his zone manager. He has a number of books on amazon,barnesandnoble.com,nimcoinc.com and nationalschoolproducts.com. His website is www.novamediainc.com and has his resume plus art, military,political and publishing background.

One-Click Buy: April 2010 Harlequin Presents

Bride, Bought and Paid For\Wedlocked: Banished Sheikh, Untouched Queen\The Brazilian Millionaire's Love-Child\Untamed Italian, Blackmailed Innocent\The Blackmail Baby

One-Click Buy: April 2010 Harlequin Presents

One convenient download. One bargain price. Get all April 2010 Harlequin Presents with one click! Bundle includes: Bride, Bought and Paid For by Helen Bianchin; Wedlocked: Banished Sheikh, Untouched Queen by Carol Marinelli, The Brazilian Millionaire's Love-Child by Anne Mather; Her Mediterranean Playboy by Melanie Milburne and Kate Hewitt; Untamed Italian, Blackmailed Innocent by Jacqueline Baird; The Blackmail Baby by Natalie Rivers; Revealed: A Prince and A Pregnancy by Kelly Hunter; and Memoirs of a Millionaire's Mistress by Anne Oliver.

Sex In The Office – Volume 1 (Three Torrid Tales Of Hot Workplace Sex)

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Sex In The Office – Volume 1 (Three Torrid Tales Of Hot Workplace Sex)

Three torrid tales of hot loving in the workplace. When you just can't wait for five o'clock. This volume contains: Spanked In The Conference Room (Sex In The Office - Book 1): On the eve of the most important presentation of his career, Chase is nervous as hell. Fortunately, his lovely colleague Laura has just the cure for his angst. She's been harboring a hot sexual fantasy with Chase in the starring role. But will she share? Chase is willing to bet that some hand-to-ass persuasion is all the encouragement Laura needs. (For a story excerpt, see the description on this book's sales page). **************************** Loved In The Elevator (Sex In The Office - Book 2): Claire and Jack have been lusting after each other since they met at the office several months ago. But what's a horny young couple to do when they work all the time and quick gropes in dark corners no longer suffice? Jack and Claire devise the perfect rendezvous in Claire's favorite fantasy spot. Will the would-be lovers consummate their desire as planned? Or will they get caught loving each other in the elevator? (For a story excerpt, see the description on this book's sales page). **************************** Banged In The Board Room (Sex In The Office - Book 3): When cash-strapped college student, Emma, is asked by her event-planner employer to participate in a very special office party for an old friend, she reluctantly agrees. The pay is generous and it's just one party, right? Logan is willing to go to any lengths to renew his brief acquaintance with the lovely Emma. A woman who sparked a desire in him he'd thought lost forever. But subterfuge, no matter how innocent the intent, is always fraught with danger. Will the planned entertainment fan the flames of desire for Emma and Logan or smother them forever? (For a story excerpt, see the description on this book's sales page) **************************** READER ADVISORY: In this collection of three erotic short stories (approximately 15,400 words total), you'll enjoy spanking, D/s, voyeurism, m/f, and m/m action in hot, graphic detail. All between consenting adults, of course. Have fun :) . Each of these books can also be purchased on their own.

The Dark Side of Shakespeare: An Elizabethan Courtier, Diplomat, Spymaster, & Epic Hero

Volume II of III

The Dark Side of Shakespeare: An Elizabethan Courtier, Diplomat, Spymaster, & Epic Hero

The "Dark Side of Shakespeare" trilogy by W. Ron Hess has been his 20-year undertaking to try to fill-in many of the gaps in knowledge of Shakespeare's personality and times. The first two volumes investigated wide-ranging topics, including the key intellectual attributes that Shakespeare exhibited in his works, including the social and political events of the 1570s to early-1600s. This was when Hess believes the Bard's works were being "originated" (the earliest phases of artistry, from conception or inspiration to the first of multiple iterations of "writing"). Hess highlights a peculiar fascination that the Bard had with the half-brother of Spain's Philip II, the heroic Don Juan of Austria, or in 1571 "the Victor of Lepanto." From that fascination, as determined by characters based on Don Juan in the plays (e.g., the villain "Don John" in "Much Ado")and other matters, Hess even made so bold as to propose a series of phases from the mid-1570s to mid-80s in which he feels each Shakespeare play had been originated, or some early form of each play then existed -- if not in writing, at least in the Bard's imagination. Thus, the creative process Hess describes is a vastly more protracted on than most Shakespeare scholars would admit to -- the absurd notion that the Bard would jot off the lines of a work in a few days or weeks and then immediately have it performed on the public stage or published shortly thereafter still dominates orthodox dating systems for the canon. Hess draws on the works of many other scholars for using "topical allusions" within each work in order to set practical limits for when the "origination" and subsequent "alterations" of each play occurred. In the trilogy's Volume III, Hess continues to amplify a heroic "knight-errant" personality type that Shakespeare's very "pen-name" may have been drawn from, a type which envied and transcended the brutal chivalry of Don Juan. This was channeled into a patriotic anti-Spanish and pro-British imperial spirit -- particularly with regard to reforming and improving the English language so that it could rival the Greco-Roman, Italian, and Frenchpoetic traditions -- one-upping the best that the greats of antiquity and the Renaissance had achieved in literature. In fact, as vast as the story is that Hess tells in his three volumes, there is a huge volume of material he is making available out of print (on his webpage at http://home.earthlink.net/~beornshall/index.html and via a "Volume IV" that he plans to offer on CD for a nominal cost via his e-mail [email protected]). Among this added material is a searchable 1,000-page Chronological listing of "Everything" that Hess deems relevant to Shakespeare and his age, or to the providing of the canon to modern times. Hess feels that discernable patterns can be detected through that chronology that help to illuminate the roles of others in the Bard's circle, such as Anthony Munday and Thomas Heywood. The network of 16th and 17th century "Stationers" (printers, publishers, and book sellers) and their often curious doings provide many of those patterns. Hess invites his readers to help to continuously update the Chronology and other materials, so that those can remain worthwhile research resources for all to use. For, the mysteries of Shakespeare and his age can only be unraveled through fully understanding the patterns within.

Shadows

Shadows

Don't miss Shadows, Dawson Black’s story in Jennifer L. Armentrout's bestselling Lux series, now available as a standalone in print for the first time! "An unmissable series!" –Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street “This is the stuff swoons are made of.” —Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Evil The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life-form on Earth, human girls are...well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable. Bethany can't deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren't a complication she wants, she can't stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she's drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved. Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can't stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself. Want to read the LUX series on your ereader? Each book is sold individually in e-format: #1: Obsidian #2: Onyx #3: Opal #4: Origin #5: Opposition Dawson’s story: Shadows

Taking Responsibility

Taking Responsibility

The bestselling author of "The Psychology of Self-Esteem" presents an illuminating guide to self-realization through self-reliance and a vision of a society transformed by a new ethical individualism.