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The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Last post by Kristen Tsetsi on Today at 06:16:35 AM »
I'm about a third of the way through Casualties by Betsy Marro and loving it. Earlier this year, I'm embarrassed to say, I read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time (it was never assigned in school). But I didn't read it until first reading Go Set a Watchman. Very interesting to read one right after the other!
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The Book Bazaar / Re: Stories to get you in the Christmas spirit!!!
« Last post by Jena H on Today at 06:13:24 AM »
Just a week away....    :o  Get your holiday on and focus on the most joyous time of year.    8)

Two heartwarming Christmas stories, sure to remind you of the holiday spirit.  This mini-anthology (of two short stories) is absolutely FREE.




Also FREE ~ ~ a single Christmas flash-fiction story, about the power of wishing.....




Who can't use a little positive, uplifting thoughts these days??
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Writers' Cafe / Re: #MeToo comes to self-publishing
« Last post by Ryn Shell on Today at 06:03:54 AM »
I have increased respect for Courtney Milan (Heidi) having read how she has overcome and positively responded to that sexual intimidation.

#metoo 
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If it triggers a takedown that would put you in violation of your contract with ACX which requires your audiobook to be available for seven years, so I'd definitely contact them first.

I did change the name of a title I have in audio. The audio which is under the old name remained linked to the paperback and ebook versions.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Keep your back list selling and relax!
« Last post by Mare on Today at 05:44:21 AM »
I need to print this and tape it to my forehead. Thank you.


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My thoughts exactly! Thank you Patty for sharing—I needed this information this morning!!!  :)
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The Eiger Sanction is my favorite book so I had to post in this thread.  ;D

I enjoyed the movie back in the day but haven't read the book.  Based on your high praise I just popped the sample onto my Kindle, read the first few pages, and was pulled in from the first paragraph.  I will continue my perusal later, but so far so good. Thanks!
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It is Sunday. Later today my wife and I are going out to a big family Christmas bash. I've been going to this bash for an awful lot of years. For the first few years I always looked forward to a fine feed of rabbit pie. Then, the then-husband of my wife's sister decided that he couldn't eat that "poor little rabbit". He felt very strongly about that and made his feelings known in a loud enough fashion until someone finally relented and made a separate chicken pie for him to indulge in.

Then, as people tend to do, others decided to climb onto the bandwagon and make their displeasure known. After a year or two the bash went totally rabbit-free. My wife's father, who hunted all of his life, really misses the rabbit, as do I. This year my wife decided that because they had already announced that this was going to be a potluck event, purchased a few rabbits and is making a gigantic rabbit pie - which, in my opinion, is totally rock-the-boat brilliant!

There is also enough rabbit leftover to ensure that we get our own rabbit pie for Christmas dinner.

Poor little yummy rabbit...

My wife's brother always brings along some moose and venison tasties that he serves with chow, so this old meat-loving carnivore is going to have himself a heck of a feed.

So let's get on with today's list, shall we?

Remember - the campaigns that need nominations the most are the ones that are closest to the LAST DAY LEFT, 1 day left, 2 days left etc.

Updated List

4 days left Shadowed by Death by M.A. Adler
6 days left Winter City Wolf Moon by Elvis English
6 days left Want What You Have by Rishabh Jhol
8 days left to CHRISTMAS!!!
11 days left Lost In Atlantis by Briton Heitt
11 days left Hotel Murder by Luke Christodoulou
11 days left Burnt by the Flame by Sharon Robards
12 days left Soul Catchers by Carrie Pulkinen
12 days left The Unborn Hero of Dragon Village
13 days left Hold it Write There by S.A. Krishnan
19 days left Chinawoman's Chance by James Musgrave
20 days left Jericho Jaxon: Alien Hunter by Karen M. Bryson


I put this list up every morning and I strive to keep it up-to-date so that this thread needn't dissolve into a flurry of "NOMINATE MY BOOK, NOMINATE MY BOOK" posts. No one is under any obligation to nominate any of these books. I'm just trying to keep the thread clear of unnecessary clutter. This way once a day there is a complete list of current candidates and folks can readily check out the kboards members who have a book in the running and can make up their own mind. I try and stay nonpartisan about it - which is why I don't comment on any particular book by title. I just keep the list.
 
If I have missed anyone please let me know either with a PM or by posting a link here in the thread.

Happy scouting, folks!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Marketing Outside the Box.
« Last post by Kristen Tsetsi on Today at 05:39:27 AM »
Love your out-of-the-box marketing idea.

For a couple of years, another writer - RJ Keller -  and I wrote and "starred" (ha) in a YT series called Inside the Writers' Studio.  It was writers making fun of writers the way only writers can (or should) and poking fun at some of the challenges of writing. I don't know how well it worked to sell books, but it was a lot of fun while it lasted.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: For heaven's sake, people, you're authors.
« Last post by Jena H on Today at 05:30:09 AM »
In case it wasn't obvious to everyone, I wasn't knocking Southern accents. I find the whole business interesting. I was recently watching videos about the so-called Hoi Toiders from the Outer Banks of North Carolina:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXs9cf2YWwg

The dominant meanings of tabled seem to be the same in the UK and Canada because tabling is common in both our parliaments. The postpone meaning is used in both countries too because, as Jan pointed out, that's the meaning in Robert's Rules. If you're thinking the postpone meaning is dominant, it's probably because you're more familiar with it for some reason. This Wikipedia page covers it, including an anecdote from Churchill about how the different senses of tabled caused confusion in a meeting with the U.S. officials:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_(parliamentary_procedure)
 
Here's a line from a Guardian story published a few days ago:

Don't worry, I realize there was no criticism intended.  However, it IS interesting that even within a single state, there can be such variation in pronunciations and word usage.  I bet that many Carolinians in the piedmont or western part of the state wouldn't be familiar with the "hoi toid" dialect of the OB. 
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Literary Fiction In Crisis...thoughts
« Last post by wearywanderer64 on Today at 05:27:49 AM »
Perhaps thwarting was the wrong word to use. How about 'discouraged.'
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