November 2018 Writing Exercise: Audacious

writing exercise stretching-498256_960_720Our overworked administrator is getting a well-deserved break today, so we figured you all might like to take this time to exercise your writing chops.

Therefore, here’s a writing prompt for you; do as you wish – short story, flash fiction, poem, what have you. There is no deadline or word count restriction. Just write. (Comments are closed – write on your own.)

This week’s word: Audacious

Use it however you’d like: as the title, in a sentence, or as inspiration. Ready, set, write!

eBook Deals Nov 29 – Dec 5

santa ordering books onlineThe holidays are around the corner, and we’ve got the deals right here! Fill that reader with free and 99 cent eBooks! We have plenty here on Thrifty Thursday.

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.)

Authors: if you have a book priced at 99¢ or less (that’s right, post your free eBooks here, too!), follow the instructions below Continue reading “eBook Deals Nov 29 – Dec 5”

Which “Thanksgiving Table” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Thanksgiving Table" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Mary Kay Bonfante (33%, 11 Votes)
  • Jason Vanzin (24%, 8 Votes)
  • Rutger Galtiarii (18%, 6 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Theodore Jerome Cohen (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Ed Cooke (3%, 1 Votes)
  • JB Wocoski (3%, 1 Votes)
  • Rachelle Cory (3%, 1 Votes)
  • A D Baehm (3%, 1 Votes)
  • John Leake (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Marc Twine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ken Talley (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pat Mills (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Draft2Digital, Baker & Taylor, and OverDrive

ebook library-1666702_960_720Those of you who use Draft2Digital to distribute eBooks outside of Amazon should have recently received a message that Draft2Digital has now partnered with Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 eBook distribution platform.

Baker & Taylor, a massive distributor of books, movies, DVDs, and other entertainment, has been in business for over 180 years. A primary distributor to libraries, Baker &Taylor is owned by the Follett Corporation and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

But wait, you may be thinking (or at least I was), Draft2Digital already uses OverDrive to reach libraries. Why do we also need Baker & Taylor? Continue reading “Draft2Digital, Baker & Taylor, and OverDrive”