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Renaissance Fair Slouch Hat
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Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 12. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by West Lake Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
This wonderful slouch hat, inspired by the colorful patchwork caps and snoods seen at Renaissance fairs around the country, requires extremely basic knitting skills. The pattern describes how to create either a straight band or a roll band. The full array of reference photographs, gives you ideas for color schemes using four or eight colors. Skill Level: Advanced (or Ambitious) Beginner
Pinwheel Hat Knitting Pattern
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Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 7. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by West Lake Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
This marvelous cloche hat tempts the eye with its pinwheel effect. Knitted quickly and easily, in four connected sections as one piece, it is finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. The detailed multi-page pattern comes complete with reference photographs. Skill Level: Advanced (or Ambitious) Beginner
Cathedral Window Winter Cloche Hat
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Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 10. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by West Lake Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
This marvelous cloche hat delights the eye with its easily inserted cathedral windows. Knitted quickly as one piece, in four connected sections, it is finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. Complete with reference photos, this multi-page pattern is ready for an advanced (or ambitious) beginner to undertake a colorful winter knitting project.
Quick Guide: Peace Like a River
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger was first published in 2001. It is one of the bestselling novels in modern literature. It is said that the title of the novel was taken from the lyrics of the hymn “It is Well with My Soul.” It is said that this hymn was sung during Leif Enger’s wedding.
Swords & Fists
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Series: Out of Harm's Way, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,290. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Visual & Performing Arts
A manual for instructors of stage combat and serious students. Includes 435 exercises for class use, along with terms, photos and drawings, sample tests, and tips for teaching. The manual is a compliment to the three books of the OUT OF HARM'S WAY series: Modern Fighting for Stage and Screen, Sword Dueling for Stage and Screen, and Medieval and Fantasy Fighting for Stage and Screen.
When it’s Write to Murder your Characters: And why you must never waste a death
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay discusses the right way to murder your characters—and how to avoid the kind of deaths that will bury your story along with your victim.
Writing for the Ages: Writing for every age from picture books to YA
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This essay describes how to write for different age levels—from board books for babies to new adults in their early 20s.
Twist and Twirl Winter Cloche Hat
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Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 2. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015 by West Lake Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
This marvelous cloche hat intrigues the eye by appearing to be knitted in separate directions. It provides a “twist and twirl” effect. However, it is knitted easily, in four connected sections, as one piece and finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. There are two hat band options: straight band or roll band. The pattern includes beret point instructions and many photographs.
The Reporter's Guide to the Royal Families of Europe
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015 by Bygone Era Books. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This book is a basic guide to help reporters, and other royal followers, identify European royalty of all stripes and give cursory information about who they are and why anyone cares.
Literature Companion: The Quiet American
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
It is an anti-war novel that describes the events drawn on the author’s own experiences as a war correspondent. The author was the war correspondent for ‘The Times’ and ‘Le Figaro’ in French Indochina 1951 to 1954.
Concealed Carry for New Shooters: A Street Cop's Survival Guide
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,280. Language: American English. Published: December 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Shooting
This book is about the concealed carry of firearms--how-to and why, and how-not-to and the why nots. A firearm by its very nature is a dangerous thing to you and to others, thereby making high level skill sets and knowledge imperative. This book is the beginning of that path to safe use of concealed carry firearms.
How Fraudsters, Scammers and Hackers Operate - A Guide for Individuals
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,710. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security
Have you felt worried, disgusted, frustrated or helpless in preventing cyber attacks and identity theft? Are you concerned about the recent frequent bank, government and large corporation hacker attacks in the news? This book from the Fraud e-books Series explains how fraudsters and hackers operate and the types of fraud they engage in to steal money and an individuals' identity!
Authors vs. Goodreads
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Price: Free! Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
Independent authors (Indies) considering joining Goodreads should think carefully about their reasons for joining. If you go ahead, you should share as little information as possible with them. Much of that information becomes property of Goodreads to be mined by their owner, Amazon and you lose control of it. I invite you to read my free Cautionary Tale. Hopefully it will save you some grief.
No, I Won't Buy Your eBook
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Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014 by aLife Beyond Books. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(2.33 from 3 reviews)
Why won't readers buy your book? Because it stinks, that's why.
Ready Reference Treatise: Pedro Paramo
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Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the greatest admirers of the book. He admitted once during an interview that he was greatly inspired by “Pedro Paramo.” He said that having written his first four books, he felt blocked and he was not able to write anything. He discovered “Pedro Paramo” in 1961 and read it.
Story Climax: How to Avoid Disappointed Audiences and Craft a Screenplay or Novel Climax Which Thrills and Delights
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Series: Story Structure Essentials. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Screenwriting
To become an “auto-buy” for 1000s of readers, or to get onto Hollywood’s speed dial, the grand finale of your novel or screenplay must thrill and delight. Filled with practical tips, this writing guide will show you how to build your climax on a sturdy foundation and fulfill the 2 criteria at the climax’s core. Plus, 3 tests your climax must pass to earn audiences’ enthusiastic seal of approval.
Literature Companion: One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich
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Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
“One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was first published in 1962. It was first published in the form of a story in the Soviet literary magazine “Novy Mir” (New World).
Snippets of Vladimir Putin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014 by MTB. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Former KGB agent Vladimir Putin is one of the world’s most enigmatic leaders. Perhaps the quotes, from the man himself, contained within this book will help you make up your mind about the real Vladimir Putin. Or maybe they won’t... But they will give you a lot to think about.
Dogs and Cats You’ve Got to Love Them
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
The most popular pets in today’s homes are cats and dogs. Today’s cats and dogs are descendants of the wilds that were started on the road to pampered pets thousands of years ago. Some people are “cat people” and some are “dog people” but I think most people like both. The ebook contains a brief history, personal experiences and 300+ quotations.
Quotations: Wisdom, Wit, and Movies
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
Here are 397 quotations, collected over 40 years, that express wisdom or wit about humanity and the human condition. Also included are quotes from or about movies, our era's premier art form. Spoken or written by our contemporaries or those from ages past, authors include Camus, Darrow, Milos Forman, Gleason, Buster Keaton, Dick Lane, McCartney, Santayana, Vin Scully, Neil Young, and many more.