11th Annual #Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale! July 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019 on #RomanticSuspense Novels, Novellas & Short Stories by @SylviaHubbard1 1/2 price Off to #FREEreads

The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard

It’s that time of year again where readers are stocking up on the summer reads and book lovers just want to fill up their electronic readers.

Well, here are some deals that will get you going on your reading journey with non-stop action, heart racing love and glorious fun!

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11th Annual
Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale!
July 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019

Grab your books now | More about this author | Other books by this author

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The blogger’s guide to the basics of self-publishing

Mental Health @ Home

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I did quite a bit of research on this topic for my book that came out last week, and I’ve seen several bloggers mention that they’re also contemplating doing books at some point, so I thought I would share some of what I’ve learned.  I’m by no means an expert, but I’ve managed to get past the initial deer in the headlights phase.

Where to publish

There are multiple ways to publish a book, and you can stick to one or do a a mix of several.  Amazon is the biggest fish in the sea with their Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program.  They allow you to publish an ebook and/or paperback with no up front costs to you.  I’ll come back to them soon.

You can also publish directly through other book publishing platforms.  Apple’s iBooks is one option, and they have an iBook Author app that can help…

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Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – July 2019

First Edition Design Publishing - a hybrid publisher

By Amy Collins

So many authors launch their first book (or second) before building a list of readers and fans and THEN start working on attracting readers. They labor under the false idea that they need a book FIRST and then they can start building their readership. I mean, how ELSE do you build a base of fans and readers until you have a book?

Well, Nicole Evelina, the author of The Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy did just that. While she was working on her first book she decided to start drawing readers into her online “web.” This self-published author is now so popular with readers that when she has a new book coming out, thousands of rabid fans crash into each other buying her newest release.

So I asked Nicole to share with me:

  • What were some of the early steps that she took and found successful to help draw…

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Technology & its side-effects……….

Boundless Blessings by Kamal

-When the Television set came to my house, I forgot how to read books. I kept them aside and only concentrated on TV, the Idiot-box.

When the car came to my doorstep, I forget how to walk and simply went everywhere by car not allowing my legs to walk and enjoy the nature.

When I got the mobile in my hand, I forgot how to write letters nor have a decent dialogue or conversation. Became rude and irritable with friends and family. I only kept on seeing my mobile from morning to dusk.

When computer came to my house, I forgot spellings because the computer did everything for me.The typewriters became obsolete.

When the AC came to my house, I stopped going under the tree for a cool breeze and started the artificial breeze which was so stifling after sometime.

When I stayed in…

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Photos from a disaster that tells how much damage earthquakes and tsunamis can cause.

It didn't have to happen and the death tolls could have perhaps been avoided. But the shere reality of the fact is, the earthquake that hit Indonesia leaves a disaster that is still considered shocking. Image credit washington post So what happened? It's hard to say what really happened on Saturday Dec. 22 at 21.30 …

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Why you shouldn’t worry about a job rejection.

 Are you still looking for the security that comes from a paid job? Well, these day finding one seems to be getting harder and harder and in most case extremely difficult. Read about how one person applied for 200 jobs and got into a little depression afterwards Not finding a job doesn't mean there aren't …

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The painful execution of society

If there is any lesson we can learn from the not so recent Weinstein scandal, it is that civil man and social man do not wear the same cloak.Image by RitaE pixabay.comWhen the scandal surfaced, it revealed a dark side of the movie industry.  It  gave the impression that the perfect movie-making machine was being steered …

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