Friday, June 28, 2013

How To Re-Kindle Interest In Your Book!

The KDP Select Free Day Promotion Package is a great way to draw attention to your title. Having a book available for sale in any format is not enough to generate readers' interest. Depending on your books genre, there are thousands of other books competing with yours. You have to do something to get your title to stand out, and we believe this program can help you do that. Here are some of the results from just a few of our clients to date:

April 23,2013  #1 in three different categories."  
                                             - Stephen Schochet, Hollywood Stories

April 16,2013  #1 in two categories, and 21 in a third.

Will McNally, Four Corners Dark

Both of these books received great responses even though they had been available for a period of time before doing the promotion. To get more information on the KDP Select Promotion Package click on the link below:

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Free Ebook Hollywood Stories-June 18th-20th

June 18th-20th

At high noon on a cold November day in 1974, sixty-seven-year-old John Wayne faced off with the staff of the Harvard Lampoon on the famous campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The students had issued their challenge by calling the beloved American icon a fraud. Wayne, who had his new movie McQ to promote, responded by saying he would be happy to show his film in the pseudo-intellectual swamps of Harvard Square. After the screening, without writers, the former USC footballer delivered a classic performance. When one smart young man asked where he got his phony toupee,Wayne insisted the hair was real.It wasn't his, but it was real. The appreciative underclassmen loved him and after the Q and A session, they all sat down to dinner. Later Wayne, who was suffering greatly from both gout and the after effects of lung cancer (sadly the Duke only had five years to live), said that day at Harvard was the best time he ever had.

Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book. Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! by Stephen Schochet contains a timeless treasure trove of colorful vignettes featuring an amazing all-star cast of icons including John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Errol Flynn and many others both past and contemporary.

A special blend of biography, history and lore Hollywood Stories is full of humorous tales often with unexpected endings. What makes the book unique is that the reader can go to any page and find a completely engaging and illuminating yarn. Sometimes people won't realize that they are reading about The Three Stooges or Popeye the Sailor until they come to the end of the story.

A professional tour guide in Hollywood, Stephen Schochet has researched and told thousands of entertaining anecdotes for over twenty years. He is also the author and narrator of two audiobooks Tales of Hollywood and Fascinating Walt Disney. Tim Sika, host of the radio show Celluloid Dreams on KSJS in San Jose has called Stephen, "The best storyteller about Hollywood we have ever heard."

Monday, June 17, 2013

#FreeBook - Divorce and Putting the Pieces Back Together

Authors Tracey and Scott Duff, along with Daniella and Dave Rigon, give readers a new version of the nuclear family in their insightful book, ‘Blended’

Divorce is never easy.  For many people, it can be a truly devastating experience with resentments, bitterness and old wounds surfacing at unexpected times.  But what if divorce could be a positive experience?  What if the new roads that open up after divorce are ones that the exes could travel – together?  Authors Tracey Duff and Dave Rigon, together with their new spouses Scott and Daniella, share their story of how they made their divorce work for them and create a new, bigger, and more wonderful family than before.
Thirteen years ago, Tracey and Dave made the decision to get a divorce.  Concerned about how the process might affect their young son Josh and how the divorce might affect his relationship with both of his parents, they made him their priority, a decision that ultimately took them down a new and unexpected path.  That path ended in what they refer to as their new “blended” family: Tracey and Dave both remarried, their relationship with Josh remained as strong as ever, and they have become a supportive, loving, and important part of each other’s lives along with their new spouses.
Their new book, Blended, shares the story of how, exactly, they became the new Demi and Bruce, a former couple that was once at odds and now have formed such a strong bond of friendship that they managed to write a book together, detailing their experience from beginning to end.  Probably the most unique part of their story is the wonderful bond formed between Tracey and Daniella. An invaluable read for anyone currently going through their own divorce, Blended offers a refreshing alternative to the standard of rivalry and unhappiness that permeates most divorce situations: friendship.

The Authors
Tracey Duff and Dave Rigon have been separated for thirteen years and divorced for eight.  They, along with their spouses, Scott and Daniella, respectively, have joined forces to write a powerful new book on their experiences as parents, exes, new spouses, and step-parents.  A positive and inspiring read, Blended took four years to write, and is their first book all together.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments

First Lady of Emerging Technologies™, Satwant Kaur, Releases New Book About Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments
Dr. Satwant Kaur explores how to wisely use technologies to create life systems, in ‘Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments.

Dr.  Satwant Kaur, the First Lady of Emerging Technologies ™, has drawn on her extensive knowledge of embedded technologies to offer a vision for how to use these technologies to the benefit of today and tomorrow in her new book, Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments.  Insightful and relevant, this book brings the awareness of the intelligent embedded systems all around and where these systems are headed in the future.

Pat Gelinsinger, the CEO of VMWare and the author of the foreword to Transitioning Embedded Systems, compares Dr. Satwant Kaur to Gordon Moore.  Subramanian Ganesan, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University calls the book a “must-read for every student, scholar, and soothsayer of the convergence phenomenon”, highly recommending the book to system developers, enterprise management professionals, platform architects, and “techno-entrepreneurs”.

After defining an embedded system as one that “has intelligence built in for computing and decision making”, Dr.  Kaur uses the human system as an example of the most complex and what all other embedded systems mirror.  An intelligent environment, then, uses a team of embedded systems, each with a designated function.  From the 100 applications stemming from Intel’s embedded processors to embedded systems within a person’s own home, Dr.  Kaur’s book highlights the significance of these systems.  They are inescapable, but essential components of human life as well as contemporary culture.

Some of the topics covered in Dr. Kaur’s book include:

  • Intelligent environments for energy.
  • Intelligent environments for health.
  • Intelligent environments for transportation.
  • Robots in intelligent environments.

Rather than a mere account of intelligent systems progressing over time, Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments provides a clear and focused guide both to what intelligent environments look like and how technologies can make envisioned and specifically designed embedded systems a reality.  Dr.  Kaur uses precise and clear language to outline the basics of technological systems and environments, but more than that she relates the concepts to real life.  Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments is far more than a resource for the technologically-saavy—it is a practical guide for anyone—to apply system principles to concrete environments and to make life run more efficiently by designing such systems.    

Dr. Satwant Kaur

"Dr. Satwant Kaur is hailed as the First lady of emerging technologies, she currently serves as the master solutions architect for HP. She has a Ph.D. in Enhanced Internet Protocols for Efficient Mobile Communication and an M.S. in Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan. She was recently the keynote speaker at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) at the CES 2013 show.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Place Where the Living Were Never Meant to Go

Horror author William McNally brings readers another chilling tale with his latest novel, ‘Beneath the Veil’.

William McNally, author of the wildly popular short story collection Four Corners Dark, brings readers into his twisted world once more with his latest thriller, Beneath the Veil.  Seasoned horror writer McNally holds nothing back with his latest novel, giving lovers of the genre something to look over their shoulder and under the bed for once again.  
Barry Ryan, an artist and successful sculptor, finds out that he is terminally ill.  With his entire life turned upside down and inside out, he makes the choice to go on a journey for his roots; he sets out to find one extraordinary family that somehow evades death, a very pertinent talent to Ryan’s current situation.  This search will tie him to a truly terrifying future, but he is not to be deterred.  
Engaging the assistance of his sister and her boyfriend, Barry heads to Auraria, driven to find answers.  Auraria is a ghost town, a mysterious and abandoned place that holds secrets of its own, buried and hidden since the infamous Gold Rush, and Barry’s not quite ready for what he’s about to discover in this haunted place.  
Once Barry, his sister, and her boyfriend cross the city limits of Auraria, the rules change.  They fall beneath the veil, into a place where the bizarre is the normal and rules those who are living, who have become little more than prey, trapped in a mindless, ever-changing, and unending web.  Generations of conflict come to the harsh light of day here, and Barry and his companions must struggle to survive in the new reality that isn’t.  The echoes of the past are lethal beneath the veil, in this place where the living are not meant to survive, because the dead have never left.

William McNally
William McNally is a former executive, husband and animal advocate based in the mountains of Dahlonega, Georgia. Drawn to dark and thought provoking stories, he released his first book, Four Corners Dark, in 2012, and recently followed it with his second, Beneath the Veil.  Visit him online at for updates and events.
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Monday, June 10, 2013

A Genuine Thriller for Mystery Lovers

Kyle Keyes creates a world where time and space are merely by-products with his latest crime thriller, ‘Quantum Roots’

Lovers of crime thrillers and the mystery genre will find themselves swept up in the strange events of author Kyle Keyes’ third novel, Quantum Roots.  Already a hit with readers, Quantum Roots “ties together all of the characters from his first two books”, giving readers more of the stories and characters they love along with a generous dose of his well-known mystery.
Two men, two lives, one giant question: During the great blizzard of 1923, Jesse Joe Jacks was born.  A man who loved nature, wanted to protect wildlife, and chose to become a Lower Elk County game warden, Jesse Joe also happened to be a crack shot with a firearm.  He fought bravely during the Korean War and never had a drink stronger than beer.  Jesse Joe Jacks was killed by a lightning strike on July 23, 1959, coming into and going out of the world during massive storms.
Olan Chapman was born in a heat-filled August in 1974.  A middle-class guy, Olan eventually went into a career centered on computers with a center city electronics company.  Olan loved music and played the piano with a passion.  He attended the theatre regularly, once led a march against the National Rifle Association, and never drank a single thing lighter than rum and coke.  
One man battled a country; another fought a war within himself.  The two could not have been more different – so how did they end up with the exact same fingerprints, the singular thing that sets us apart and marks our identities as our own?  Lieutenant General Alexis Grumman, federal director of paranormal activities, is about to find out.
Readers will find themselves furiously flipping pages to reach the stunning conclusion of Quantum Roots, utterly caught up in its fascinating mystery, bizarre twists, turns, and strange events.  

Kyle Keyes
Kyle Keyes is a retired bread man who once wrote odds and ends for local newspapers. Keyes is best known for a soda pop he named Six Up, and a helium submarine that wouldn't sink. Quantum Roots is based on a belief that people form from recycled energy that exists in two stages, Particle and Quantum, of which time and space are merely by-products.
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Friday, June 7, 2013

E-Lit Gold Medalist - Red Is For Rage

RED IS FOR RAGE is the second book in the award-winning THE COLOR OF EVIL series by Connie (Corcoran) Wilson. THE COLOR OF EVIL won the E-Lit Gold Medal for Horror (Jenkins Group), and the Silver Feather (IWPA).

In Book Two, we learn more about the exact nature of Tad’s paranormal power, Tetrachromatic Super Vision. Can this keen sight help Tad find Stevie Scranton? Will Tad suffer another breakdown from reliving the crimes of serial killer Michael Clay (aka, Pogo, the Killer Clown), as he did when only eight years old? Can Tad learn to harness his special sight to help his loved ones?

When Stevie Scranton goes missing, best friend Tad vows to do everything he can to find him. Even if Stevie is dead, Sally and Earl Scranton, (his parents), and Shannon, (Stevie’s older sister), crave closure. Tad enlists the help of retired policeman Charlie Chandler and a team of volunteers, including Charlie’s old partner, Evelyn Hoeflinger. This rag-tag team of detectives continues searching for Stevie Scranton, the runty misfit of Cedar Falls’ Sky High. In their search, they discover a monster every bit as dangerous as Pogo and must confront him in order to save Stevie.

Tad sees auras around others that tell him whether they are good or evil. The truly evil are surrounded by a khaki aura (THE COLOR OF EVIL). At night, Tad suffers vivid nightmares that depict the crimes of the evil-doers. Michael Clay (the serial killer Pogo) escapes custody. On the loose again, Pogo’s actions restart the vicious cycle of violent nightmares. Pogo poses a threat to the entire town of Cedar Falls, but he is especially a threat to Tad McGreevy.

Pogo has one main goal: kill Tad McGreevy so that Tad cannot disclose Clay’s location. Pogo doesn’t realize that, up until now, Tad has been unable to harness the paranormal ability he possesses. Now, Tad McGreevy must try to learn to use his unique gift. Stevie Scranton’s fate hangs in the balance. Tad’s power, if precognitive, could save everyone he loves.

Jenny SanGiovanni returns from her father’s home in Boulder, Colorado, to finish her senior year with her old classmates. She brings home a new set of problems. Jeremy Gustaffsson, the fifth-year senior boyfriend in Jenny’s junior year, graduated. But Jeremy is still in town, still obsessed with Jenny, still dangerous. When Jenny broke up with Jeremy, it made Jeremy mad. Bad things happen to good people when Jeremy Gustaffsson gets angry and descends into a red rage.

All Jenny’s cheerleader friends from her junior year are back. Many, like Janice Kramer, Heather Crompton and Melody Harris, have problems of their own. Jenny deals with adolescent issues such as self-esteem and self-worth, problems that tax her soul. But Jenny is not alone. Another Sky High student is driven to the brink. Will that individual plunge into the abyss of despair?

And what of the adults? What has the stress of Stevie’s nine-month ordeal done to Earl and Sally Scranton’s marriage? What problems confront the other adults in Cedar Falls as three evil-doers rise up to create chaos and do them harm?

RED IS FOR RAGE, and rage runs rampant in this small Iowa town in the year of our Lord 2004.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Adventures Continue With: The Sultan Of Monte Cristo

A mysterious author offers readers a sequel to ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ with ‘The Sultan of Monte Cristo’, written in the rich tradition of Alexandre Dumas

Up until now, when readers of Alexandre Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo have turned the last page, the story has ended, leaving them feeling somewhat deflated.  Now, thanks to a mysterious writer, readers no longer have to live with this sense of loss.  A writer, known only as “Holy Ghost Writer”, continues the adventure with The Sultan of Monte Cristo.

This continuation of The Count of Monte Cristo reprises familiar characters, including Haydee, Villeforts, and Countess G, as well as introducing some new characters, who honor the rich tradition of Dumas, while simultaneously breathing new life into his writing and going places Dumas himself may not have been able to imagine.  One reviewer said of the story and the characters, “Reading The Sultan of Monte Cristo is like meeting old friends who have not changed over time.”

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