CFO David Pike meets Marsha in the copy room. She has secretly admired him for months and he never even suspected. In the privacy of the small room, Marsha unexpectedly demonstrates her feelings for him. A new chapter is about to be written in the book of one David Pike. A chapter that will have far-reaching repercussions. Who is this woman, and what will ultimately happen?
An honest, down-to-earth examination of using the world’s largest ebook distributor to market your next eBook. The ins and outs, the pros and cons – it’s all here. What to do in order to get the best from the system in order to maximize your sales and ensure your book does not vanish into obscurity before it is even launched.
A man suffering from a cruel mental disorder is overwrought when he calls home, only to have the call answered by himself!
After an evening with the girl of his dreams, he is found dead in his home. Was it suicide, or is there something more sinister about the life of John Spanswick?
Of the several million species that inhabits planet Earth, none is more abusive to its offspring than Homo sapiens – Man. Millions of children are abused every day somewhere in the world, both physically and sexually. Most accounts go unreported. “JOE” is a fictional account of one young girl’s life of abuse. The circumstances portrayed here are typical, albeit moderated for public consumption.
“Using SMASHWORDS as your eBook Publisher” takes an inside look at how to get the best from online ebook distributor, Smashwords. Written by author, Graham Murray, who has over 100 books published through this channel. [9500 words]. It is honest, brutal and a must-read for anyone considering publishing an ebook.
The advent of ebooks has changed the traditional way we used to calculate page counts and number of words in a piece of writing. What is a novel now? And a short story? What other terminology and concepts have ebooks changed? You’ll be surprised . . .
“DT – Take him down” is an essential guide for anyone interested in learning the exquisite art of DT.
Considered by many as the ultimate in male pleasuring, this simple-to-learn technique will have your partner clamoring for more.
FOR THE TAKING is for all erotica aficionados. But be warned; I don’t pussy-foot or dick around. I write hard-core, hard-hitting scenes not intended for wimps or the feint-hearted. If you can’t stand the heat, keep out of my bedroom, especially as all my stories are all based on real-life events. Yeah, I’m that kind of girl and no, I don’t do kittens, sunsets or flowers.
So you’re a writer, huh? Says who? Oh, you do? Then how come your ebook is not flying off the shelves as you expected? What went wrong? You’re a writer, so where’s the money? Discover where you may be going wrong, learn how to improve your sales figures, and take steps to get your name known in the cutthroat world of indie publishing. Have you got what it takes? Are you REALLY a writer?
Almost everything in the world has been faked. “FAKE” examines the bizarre practice of recruiting others to write fake ebook reviews for personal gain and to artificially boost ‘ratings’. Strange, but true!
After a chance meeting with a stranger, an aging man is made to realize that there is more to life than materialism and chasing futile dreams. Is it too late, or is there still time for him to appreciate his lot in life?
She’s young, she’s single, she’s hot and she’s horny as hell! What’s a girl supposed to do? Instead of her usual method of ‘sexual release’, she decides to go out and find a real man to satisfy her craving. She finds a man and takes him home to do whatever she pleases with him, and lets down her hair as she’s never done before . . .
The discovery of a 70,000 year old woman was just the Beginning. Her arrival could shake our civilization to its core.
This piece won BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY for April, 2010 at Britain’s ‘Circalit’ screenplay competition. [500 words]
Everyone knows that Santa Claus only comes when everyone is asleep. And only then if they believe in him.
For a young boy called William, who no longer believed in Santa Claus, Christmas morning was a let down. He received no presents.
It took an extraordinary visit from an extraordinary man to get William back on track. With a bit of help from his little sister, of course.
A woman allows a man she desires to take her home. She has ulterior motives and is totally unprepared for what transpires just as she thinks she has him under her spell. Has she bitten off more than she can chew?
She needed a real man and she needed him tonight! Clint was perfect. He was young and strong and he could make her feel like a real woman over and over and over again. He was perfect and everything she’d ever dreamed of. So she took him home . . .
A woman takes the time to reflect on the object of her desire. After licking and gently caressing it until she is satisfied, she takes a degree of pride in the knowledge that she has just made someone ecstatic. All you need to excite somebody special is some deft tongue work to get it all wet, followed by some gentle finger work. Oh, and a nearby red slit to finish the job properly.
Heidi’s back! And this time she’s really, really pissed.
Aunt Olga has been up to her ‘tricks’ again and left Heidi short. On a weekend!
There’s nothing for it, she’ll have to visit Brian “Bud” for a special favor. Again.
But we all know that favors come at a price.
The question is: Will Heidi cough up, or swallow it?
Probably no single punctuation mark is so misused and misunderstood than the mighty, humble, COMMA. This guide is for ALL writers to ensure that their work is prose, not comedic. An omitted comma can lead to hilarious results. Don’t become the laughing stock. Use the COMMA properly! It’s quick, simple, and easy to learn. The correct use of the comma is the hallmark of an experienced writer.
Smashwords Style Guide
on April 16, 2013
Our observations support the fact that it is not so much the ‘Styleguide’ that users find difficult to comprehend, but rather Microsoft WORD itself!
Reading through some of the comments here, it is clear that many authors have ‘fiddled’ with WORD and activated all manner of hidden ‘extras’ that interfere with their work, i.e. auto this that and the other and hidden bookmarks are typical. All of these ‘auto’ gadgets under WORD need to be switched off, period!
It is in any author’s interest to spend a few hours getting to grips with, and understanding how STYLES work under MS-WORD as they are the KEY to successful publishing.
A default installation of MS-WORD (Office 2003 works best by far) has everything you need to publish your first book. Once you have published your first book, simply make a template and then dump all other works into the template, ready for publishing.
There are really only a half dozen or so ‘rules’ for making WORD work with Smashwords, and these are the fundamentals of WORD itself. Instead of spending hours, days or weeks wrestling with the Styleguide and driving yourself insane, why not spend some time with WORD and learn how it works first?
At LIVING BOOKS USA, we use templates for different genres, i.e. fiction/non-fiction, and then simply dump authors’ works into these templates. We rarely have any problems with publishing, and if we do, it is usually something silly that WE omitted or forget to do.
The Styleguide assumes that the user is au fait with their publishing software, which 93% of all PC users use for their writing.
Granted, Smashwords’ publishing rules ARE definitely weird in some places (can’t mix block paragraphs with indented paragraphs, which is incredibly frustrating for professional writers?), but overall, the Styleguide is a companion to MS-WORD and is designed to help you get the most out of your publishing software and to have your books accepted first time, every time.