Are ebooks here to stay?

Originally posted on jean's writing:

I think ebooks are here to stay and one day self published ebooks will be available everywhere.

A while back I blogged about Self-e library service. [Post] As a followup I’m reblogging a post from Jane Friedman by Porter Anderson A Conversation With the SELF-e Team: Exploring Payment for Authors on July 14, 2015

This in-depth article explains a lot about the early stages of this program and its future.

Library Journal’s SELF-e Select is the curated collection of indie ebook submissions for the national library system.

I know this is not widely available yet, but I do envision Self-me or something very similar coming to our libraries in the future. Because ebooks are here to stay.

I love comments, almost as much as I love clicks, so after you pass this on to your Facebook and Twitter pals remember to tell me what you think.
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Coffee with Barb & Teagan — Memorable Southern Characters

Originally posted on Teagan's Books:

Originally posted at “Barb Taub — Writing & Coffee. Especially Coffee.”

(If you’re looking for the serial, “Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers” go back one post)

In my “real job” outreach is a buzzword.  I see my blog as a great outreach effort. Through this blog I’ve met so many fascinating people and made great friends.  A newer friend is Barb Taub and she let me visit her blog for coffee and a delightful chat.  I hope you’ll join us to share in the fun.  While you’re there, check out her terrific blog.  Hugs!

  Coffee with Barb & Teagan — Memorable Southern Characters

atonement-video-cover-copyBarb, the coffee smells divine!  Yes thanks – I’d like cream, but no sugar.  I’m so happy to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee with you.  This really is nice.

Speaking of cream, I’m pleased as a cat with a bowl…

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Women’s Health Week – The Importance of Friends by author Olga Núñez Miret

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:


I am very grateful to Olga for taking time out this week to contribute this article on The Importance of Friends.  And congratulations on the release of her third book in the trilogy Angelic Business this Thursday.

The Importance of Friends by author Olga Núñez Miret

Thanks so much to Sally for asking me to participate in her series of posts to celebrate national girlfriends’ day with a week of posts on women’s health. It’s a very important topic and one close to my heart.

I’m a doctor, a psychiatrist, a writer and translator, and evidently, I’m a woman. Although I’m not working in psychiatry at the moment, I worked for nearly ten years in male psychiatric units (because I worked in Forensic Psychiatry and secure units, like prisons, are segregated by gender. There was a move to do the same with general psychiatric units and in some places it…

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Personal Hugging Intervention

Originally posted on Jo Robinson:

I’ve got lots of catching up to do with everyone and comments, so pardon me zooming around and popping up around and about – I seldom do things linearly. I’ve had a most peculiar couple of weeks. Peculiar indeed. Amazingly enough I’m still in one piece, and have high hopes that I’ll carry on hanging around in said piece for a while longer. That whole arm in window thing knocked me totally off my game, and I ended up making myself sick as I always do when I get overloads of stress, which then ended up making me hugely cross – with myself at such blatant weakness. This led to all sorts of pretty rude internal dialogue, which finally led to a revelation. I don’t actually have to be superwoman, so I’m not going to try.
The last person you should be cross with is yourself. If you melt into…

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The Most Effective Solution for Blogging Crises

Originally posted on Reflections:

#Dropbox helps #bloggers.“No problem,” explained the blogger who accidentally spilled coffee on her computer.

“Not a big deal,” offered the blogger whose needed laptop was not accessible.

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Indie Or Traditional, That Is The Question

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:


Ok so you’ve finally decided to pluck up the courage of your convictions to make your passion for writing a fulltime career. Before you even begin, the one question you have to seriously take into consideration is this. Do you become an independent author, or do you try to break into the world of traditional publishing?

If you decide on chancing your arm with the latter, after first avoiding the tempting adverts from vanity press and some of the other fly by night options out there, like the plague, bearing in mind that every one of them is waiting to fleece you while masquerading as legitimate traditional publishers, you will immediately be confronted by what the industry commonly refers to as gate-keepers. What are they? Simply put, they are the publishing houses’ often seemingly impenetrable lines of defence, designed to extract the occasional gem for serious consideration from among the…

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Originally posted on P.C. Zick:

TALES_final_fullTales To Count On by S.R. Mallery, a unique collection of short stories, contains a variety of genres, including historical, Gothic, and fantasy. They are organized by word count, which the author says often determines the story when written under the constraints of submission guidelines. Interesting concept that developed into a full-blown eclectic combination of historical, contemporary, and mysterious stories.

Full disclosure: I edited and formatted this book. The “work” became a labor of love as I became enamored with the characters and the delightful storytelling ability of Ms. Mallery. Reading them provided me with hours of enjoyment. I’m a fan of S.R. Mallery’s writing, which is what brought us together in the first place. Click here to read my reviews of her other books, Sewing Can Be Dangerous, another collection of short stories, and Unexpected Gifts, a delightful novel of one young woman’s discovery of her roots.

If you’ve ever read any of the O Henry…

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