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Read a Book! Enlarge Your Mind!

I am certain you have heard this all before.  Read a book – go places in your mind – enlarge your mind-  so forth and so on.

With today’s invention of the E-reader (esp. Kindle), the world of reading has taken on a brand-new twist.  Now, you can do all the above and carry a couple of hundred books right with you to read anywhere and anytime.  Kindle book marks all the books and keeps your places, allows you to highlight and take notes … AND…if you keep it synced you can even go on another device of yours and it will be in the same place!  Just wonderful.

Well, I want you to take a step back from that and remember the feeling of holding an actual book in your hands.  I want you to smell the newness, feel the smooth cover, see the bright picture on the cover.  Now, open it in your mind and feel yourself turn each and every page as your read and visit that particular world.  Remember that feeling!  If you don’t remember the feeling, then you really need to read an actual book.

Don’t get me wrong.  I love love love my kindle(s).  I love that I can go onto any PC, log in and read my kindle books with just the download of a simple program.  Most of all, I love that I am actually published on Kindle! as well as with several other publishers in the RW.

So, today, I want to share another aspect of the world of books.  The Middletown Public Library is the place I go to relax at times.  Just to get out of the house and make myself sit and read.  I know the people who operate it and love them as well.  We chat at times and they always make me feel at home there.  So, it only made sense that I sell their excess books on Amazon.

I have made a deal with them.  I take very little for doing the work.  I call it my labor of love.  I get just a little more than packaging and gas back.  And, many times, if there is a problem, I will forgo most of that to give the customer a discount.  Anyway, we are quite successful there on Amazon.  The library makes money for new books and people read their books that, otherwise, might have just sat on a shelf or (shudder) been sent to the paper mill for recycling.

So, what I am asking is that you do me two small favors:

  1.  Visit the following link:  Middletown Public Library Amazon Storefront  and click on “products”.  Take a look a all they have to offer at very good prices (and, if you buy one and let me know through Amazon, I will give you a discount.
  2. And, please reblog this, email it, pass it on somehow…let’s get the word out so more and more people check out the Middletown Public Library on Amazon!

Namaste,

Scott

A New Book Coming out Soon!

Source: Google Image Search with license for reuse. Click pic for page.

Well, that’s the plan, anyway.  I started thinking yesterday that I have written over 65 Five Sentence Fiction entries to date.  If I put them all together in Word and add several new ones (I was thinking from 10-35), I could publish them on Amazon’s Kindle.  It’s a bit bigger task than it sounds and I have other things I am doing, such as blogging, proofreading, my daily activities, etc… So, I don’t look for it to be done for a week or two.  However, I thought it sounded like fun.

How would you like to help?  Tell you what.  I would really like to do enough new ones that I have 100 total.  In order to do that, I have to pick about 35 new words as my topic word for the five sentences.  Lillie has done such a fine job in the past, but I have used those words.  If you have a word that you think would make an interesting topic, please put it in the comments below.  If you need some help getting an idea of what type of words I am looking for, please check out my section listed to the left <—– entitled “Five Sentence Fiction.”  Those are ones I have done before, so you can use them as a guide.

My other book as well as books I have been published in are also the the left <——-  They are each under their own box.

Well, good luck.

Namaste,

Scott

A Huge Step for Me!

Source: Amazon.com (I own the rights to the cover)

I won’t keep you too long tonight for this post.  It’s more one of those I hope you will reblog or in some other way pass it on through your Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest. or any other way you can see fit to show it to others.

I have self-published my first anthology of horror stories!

After months and months of work and the joy of allowing all of you to read a couple of them (“Keeping Watch” – on this blog and “The Way It Is” – which was on a now-defunct site) and then the joy of having 3 others that have been published and 6 never-seen-before tales!

I am proud of this collection.  Not only because I wrote the stories, but because I managed to handle Amazon’s Kindle publishing.  It was a steep learning curve, but more frustrating than actually difficult.  The entire process took me several days, but I had to purchase Word so that I could format it into Web,filtered output (HTML), format the entire thing to appear nice once on Kindle, and create those intro pages that nobody really reads, but are necessary.  Thank you Andrea Stephenson for proofreading “Keeping Watch” and giving me some great info on how to improve it.  You are mentioned in those introductory pages and acknowledgements.

I had my cover illustration done by a person from Romania whom I met through http://www.fiverr.com/  The cover cost me $10 and I like it more each time I see it.

Currently, the price is $2.99 for the 11 stories on Kindle.  I felt that to be a fair amount.  Kindle estimates the book at 128 pages.

Here is the link:  http://www.amazon.com/Transfixed-Keeping-Watch-other-Terror-ebook/dp/B00K5C16LU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1399440772&sr=1-1&keywords=transfixed

I hope you will use it!  If horror’s not your thing, I understand.  Wish me luck and pass it on…Thanks

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Namaste,

Scott

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