Bard and Book

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Bard and Book Publishing represents an incredible new vision for connecting publishers, authors, and readers. How does it work? Those who subscribe to our reader community get access to every creative piece our authors generate, for as long as the reader maintains his membership- at no additional cost to them! The authors in turn receive the vast majority of the funds received by subscribers, allowing the readers to directly support writers. Moreover, the authors receive a share of all the revenue that the publisher receives, as well. There is no better publishing model in the market today for authors.

The readers make out well, too. Not only do they receive 5-10 new short stories or poems each month and every 3-5 months the latest novel one of our authors has completed. That’s less then a dollar per book! Beat that! But we’re not done: in many cases, readers get to ‘watch’ as the stories are actually written, providing feedback throughout the process. For example, an author may make available installments of novels that they are writing and solicit comments.

Readers get exclusive access to the authors in ‘member area’ only sections of the site and instant access to every work that has been produced by the author, past and present. Depending on the subscription plan the reader chooses, the reader may also get one or more soft or hard cover editions of BBP’s books, again, at no further cost to them, but also making sure that BBP isn’t a collection of ‘starving artists’!

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Tastes Like Chicken
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Hannah and Carla are out to save the world, one person at a time. They are particularly pleased one day to find an old man, oppressed by society, who needs their saving. Never was a man so happy to be saved.
Zombiez!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,450. Language: American English. Published: September 27, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
During a zombie apocalypse, eight seemingly random people take shelter in a spooky chapel in the middle of the woods. Seriously, it's like Lovecraft meets the TV show LOST with a backdrop of zombie hordes. If you're not interested in that, then there's something wrong with you.
A Devious Halloween Scheme
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It's Halloween and Cassie Clark and Maddy Roberts have a little trick in mind for their single parents. The two little girls are just sure that if they can get Cam Clark and Kimberly Roberts to spend a little time alone together, they'll fall in love. The girls don't realize that their scheme has set off a chain reaction of events that will leave their very lives in danger.
Bedlam’s Door
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: American English. Published: September 20, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Having built a time machine, a scientist travels to a distant future where religion has been eradicated and men of science rule.
Tale of the Twelve Part II - Sir Ronceval's Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,710. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sir Ronceval and his squire join up with three enigmatic knights to hunt a strange and powerful beast that always manages to stay one step ahead of them. On the way they discover the heart of true knighthood, and that things are rarely what they seem.
The Missing Child
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is the inaugural short story of the ten year-old author who goes by the name "Big Mike." He's on a quest to earn enough money to buy his own gaming computer. This story may or may not be based on real people and/or real events. The release of this story is authorized by Big Mike's father, who refuses to fork out that much money, but is perfectly happy to let Big Mike try to earn it.
In Search of Schrödinger's Cat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Brian is having a very, very bad universe. While he has certain creature comforts, he isn't doing well with the ladies and he knows--just knows--that alternate Brians in other universes are enjoying loads of fame, riches, and success. But Brian has an idea on how to solve his problem, once and for all: in this universe.
Love Can Be Scary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
From the demented mind of OJ Wolfsmasher comes a molotov cocktail of a love story destined to not ever wind up on the same bookshelf as any book from Nicholas Sparks. It will either make you reconsider what you think about everything, or just make you angry. You won't find out until you read it.
Swing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Swing Dancing is an activity for nerds pretending not to be nerds. But sometimes even nerds get lucky.
Light and Song
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Plays » American / African American
A family faces hardship. Can they overcome the pain of the past?
Big News
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Plays » American / African American
Four friends get together for dinner. One has big news. Big News by Joseph Shaw Bard and Book Publishing
Bubblegum and Suckers: A Children's Book for Adults
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
"Free bubblegum and suckers to everyone! Fudge and Cookies for all! Free health care, free drugs, free everything! Nobody pays and Everyone Benefits!" cry the children. In this short story coming on the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, idealists grapple with reality, and youngsters take on old fogeys for the future of the country.
Walter's Graduation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Some students like to study, and some don't. Walter McDuke has never been what you'd call an active learner. But what happens when he needs an "A" in order to avoid summer school? Hilarity, that's what. And also cheating and blood.
Speculation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
"Speculation" is a short story about Philip Johnson's first three seconds after he dies.
Three Conversations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
Three conversations in a restaurant between three separate groups of people all about the same topic.
The Trinity Is Not Mute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Theology, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / General
The Trinity Is Not Mute, a poem by Jamie Greening Bard & Book Publishing
The 2012 Collected Works Of Chris Morrow
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Constantly updated throughout 2012 by Bard and Book Publishing, this collection of Chris Morrow's witty and insightful short stories and commentary is sure to delight.
Fear And The Storm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Jill Peters has a long list of fears and phobias but tornadoes have never been one of them. Crossing eastern Kansas, that all changes when she and her husband take shelter from a tornado in an abandoned farmhouse. Now she must face her fears if she and her husband are to survive.
The 2012 Collected Works Of Jamie Greening
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 24,440. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Constantly updated throughout 2012 by Bard and Book Publishing, this collection of Jamie Greening's witty and insightful short stories and commentary is sure to delight.
Steve Chooses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
"Steve Chooses" is a paranormal short story about a homeless man.
Amish Love Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
You know what I see when I check out Christian fiction at my local Christian book store? Row after row of Amish romance novels. This is a parody of them.
The Trouble with Bricks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,650. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Suzie Phipps and her brother Cleotus are in a world of trouble. Actually, they’re in an alternate-reality, Alice-in-Wonderland-on-steroids world of trouble.
The 2012 Collected Works Of Derek Elkins
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 88,350. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Constantly updated throughout 2012 by Bard and Book Publishing, this collection of Derek Elkins' witty and insightful short stories and commentary is sure to delight.
Layover
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
What happens when a Christian and an Atheist wash up on a deserted island? Can they stomach each other enough to learn to survive together? Or will their differences doom them both?
How Goatherd Became a Title of Honor Among the People of Rudon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The title of Goatherd is an honor among the people of Rudon. But it wasn't always so.
The Lonely Levite
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Levi is the last man alive, and so must set out into the empty world to look for a wife, and the future of mankind.
The Knight in Black Tuxedo
Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"You're as plain as plain can be" said the father to the daughter, in front of her prom date. Could anyone survive the weight of such crushing words?
Bring on the Brave World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Many joke about world domination but no one expected someone to actually try to get it. What happens if someone tries, and actually succeeds? In this short story, the attempt is described and the results are disconcerting, to say the least.
Questions For A Culture That Has Closed Its Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
Q: Are they stories, or are they test? A: They're both! From OJ Wolfsmasher comes a delightful experiment in fiction that will grab your brain by the ear and force it to consider new possibilities.
The 2012 Collected Works of Anthony Horvath
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Short stories, novellas, and other works written by Anthony Horvath are included in this continually updated anthology.
In Full Color
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
You couldn't get Sid Cynic to believe anything he didn't see with his own eyes. You can imagine his dismay when cars started relying on computers. As a mechanic with a skeptical bent, there was a lot going on that one couldn't see. Sid Cynic knew that real life happened in full color. The rest was rubbish.
The 2012 Collected Works of Robert W Cely
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 41,240. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Enter the imaginative world of Robert W Cely in this 2012 anthology of short stories. Constantly updated throughout the year with new additions, there is always something to hold the reader's interest.
Tale of the Twelve, Part I - Sir Boromir's Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Classical & allegory, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
In the tradition of medieval story collections, twelve knights recount their tales of adventure, magic and battles against the forces of evil that plague the land.
The 2012 Collected Works of Joseph Shaw
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Joseph Shaw's clever and often poignant insights into human society in 2012 are collected together as they are written in this constantly updated anthology.
This One Belongs to the Reds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Sports
Is Baseball about winning? Or is it about something else? Author Joseph Shaw tells a story of generations linked together to America's past time.
The 2012 Collected Works of OJ Wolfsmasher
Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 33,830. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Constantly updated throughout 2012 by Bard and Book Publishing, this collection of OJ Wolfsmasher's witty and insightful short stories and commentary is sure to delight.
Helmets Do Not Expand With Heads
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Sports
Have you ever wondered what NFL players were actually thinking between plays? With so many suffering head injuries, it's a shame that helmets don't expand with heads... this would surely help them think more clearly...

Books

Christmas from the Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,910. Language: American English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Too busy to escape the holiday craziness? Take a moment. Stop the Christmas chaos with a book of short stories wrapped in the true spirit of the season. The authors of Bard and Book Publishing have collaborated to bring you a special Christmas gift from the heart.

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