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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

$2.99
Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
Bestseller ranking: 713665

Product Description
Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Writers' Cafe / Re: What is the best way to publicize short stories?
« on: December 16, 2011, 02:55:04 PM »
Thanks. That's a good place to start. Other suggestions?

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Writers' Cafe / What is the best way to publicize short stories?
« on: December 16, 2011, 02:44:49 PM »
I have two 4,000 word short stories on Amazon and I get no takers. How can I get more interest?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: KDP Select: Will you enroll your eBooks?
« on: December 13, 2011, 05:57:20 PM »
After originally not joining Select I watched my stories go from 34K to 200K in ranking in only a couple of days. If appears that if you don't join, your rankings will tank. So, as an experiment I am putting one in Select and one remains regular. I will see what happens to the rankings. Understand that my stories are nowhere in the top of anything. But I am just seeing what will happen. 

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Hey! Come crit my new Non-Fiction cover!
« on: December 10, 2011, 07:41:28 AM »
 The food in the foreground is clear, but the food in the background is fuzzy. It probably doesn't really matter in the thumbnail. The choice of font for the Malachite Publications is a little overwhelming. Great idea for a book for those who are gluten free and eat out a lot.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Goodkindles.blogspot.com - send your book info
« on: December 10, 2011, 04:07:59 AM »
Sent in my short story "A Good Nanny" this morning. Many thanks for this great idea, Adam.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: KDP Select: Will you enroll your eBooks?
« on: December 09, 2011, 05:53:26 PM »
I went Select then went back. Realizing that a Prime member can only borrow a book once a month...unless you are up on the high end, you will probably remain unnoticed. The exclusivity is considerable when you have to take it off market of other venues, only Prime members can borrow with a registered Kindle, and only once a month. Gee, that's 12 books to pick in a year or three in your enrollment period, what are the chances of yours being the ones. I didn't like the odds...just me.  ???

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Thanks to everyone who has chimed in in support of my question. The tally is to blog! Now I just have to come up with something clever to write. Thanks again to everyone. :)

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Thanks Nathan. I just started working on Wordpress. Not as easy as it sounds, though.

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Thanks. I hope it is easier than a website!

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Writers' Cafe / Is it important to have a blog to promote your writing
« on: December 07, 2011, 02:49:22 PM »
I am stumbling through developing a website and wondering if it is better to have a blog verses a website or both? I am looking to promote my two current short stories that are out on Amazon and Smashwords.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: How important is a cover?
« on: December 06, 2011, 05:44:52 PM »
I found that the cover was very important for my short stories -- just as important as for novel, etc. It is the first taste the reader gets before getting to your writing.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: New Wall Street Journal Piece on Self-Publishing
« on: November 16, 2011, 01:55:57 PM »
This is one minnow that ain't biting. I'd rather scale my own ebook fish, thank you. :P

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Introductions & Welcomes / Hello from Gettysburg
« on: November 14, 2011, 02:29:54 PM »
I am a short story writer in the throes of self publishing. Looking for some good advice. Glad to be here.

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