Chris Mason

Biography

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Here is what readers are saying about The 12 Days of Christmas Geek Edition.

The book itself is very short, as you can imagine with it covering the twelve days of Christmas.

The book is a very funny read and I love the author take on the original. In this version all of the original things the person true love gave them has been updated and changed for things that a geek would love to be given.

Overall it was a nice little read, which I can imagine would be good for people to be given as Secret Santa for Christmas

Goodreads
4 stars

Here is what critics are saying about Maxine's Happy Trails:A Truck Story.

Reader's Favorite

Maxine’s Happy Trails: A Truck Story by Chris Mason is an exciting book with a trucker slant to it that takes readers on an exciting journey along with the truck. The wheels on the truck go round and round all across the country, and the wipers go swish, swish. The reefers on the truck go hum, hum, hum, and the city horn goes beep, beep, beep all across the country. The air brakes go hiss, hiss, hiss and the doors on the trailer open and shut. The big horn on the truck goes honk, honk, honk, and the driver on the truck goes whistle, whistle all across the country.

The story is delightful and will bring a smile to the faces of young readers as they get to know the truck closely. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they make the author’s words come alive. There is a lyrical quality in the words and that will make it enjoyable for young readers. It is a good book for interactive sessions in classrooms as it has action and adventure and can also be read out to children during bedtime. Children who love trucks and vehicles will find this book a fun read. It is a simple and lighthearted story and I like the way the author introduces the truck and its parts to readers, and gives it a personality of its own. This happy trail along with the truck all over the country is a fun joyride that will be memorable to readers.

5 Star Review

Here is what critics are saying about Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line

Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line by Chris Mason was a cute book. The book is similar to the song “Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.” Instead of monkeys, there are monsters waiting in line at the unemployment office. I chose to read Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line with my 5-year-old daughter because the monkey song is one of her favorites. She sort of liked the story. She was confused as to why the monsters were in a line for an unemployment office. I had to explain to her what an unemployment office was and what it does. However, she did like the illustrations in the book. She thought the monsters were cute looking.

I thought the book was different and also sort of liked it. I liked the idea of the cute monsters and that it would help kids to learn how to count. Mason covered all of the classic monsters in this book like Godzilla and the Blob. I would have preferred for Mason to make them stand in a line that was geared more for kids, such as a cafeteria line or even a line for detention. The wording did not flow as smoothly as I would have liked, but it was still funny as to why each monster left the line. Overall, it is a nice book. Any book that helps kids learn to count in a new way is good in my eyes. If you like the monster classics, then this book might be for you.
Reader's Favorite 4 star review.

Here is what critics are saying about P is For Phoenix: An ABC Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures.

P is for Phoenix: An ABC Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures by Chris Mason is an educational and informative book for children that not only teaches them the alphabet, but also gives them information about legendary and mythological creatures. The book makes teaching and learning fun, but also enhances young readers' knowledge and introduces them to creatures that existed in mythology and the role they played in cultures over the centuries. Learning the alphabet and about new creatures couldn’t be more interesting when children get to see the pictures of those creatures along with the descriptions. Readers can also check if their favorite legendary or mythological creature has been listed by the author.

The illustrations are bright and colorful and they make the concept and the meaning of the book clear to young readers. It’s a good bedtime story book and parents and grandparents can read it out to their kids and grandkids. The book can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Mythological creatures have always been a part of world cultures and the author brings them to the fore with this book. Books like this are good for children to teach them new things and also to enhance their knowledge and vocabulary. The theme and concept are original and refreshing, and the author’s idea of teaching the alphabet this way is fun and educational.
Reader's Favorite 5 star review

Here is what the critics are saying about Ten Terrific Monsters: A Hidden Item Book.

Willie the wolf finds himself stuck in the unemployment line with nine other monsters. He used to be a successful movie star but due to circumstances out of his control he finds himself now without a job. As it gets dark Willie and his friends leave and each one goes their own separate ways.

As the group parts goes off to their own we are able to learn more about Willie and his friends in their own home environment. Each character features a special hidden item puzzle adventure. The beautifully created illustrations allow us to discover more about this delightful cast of characters.

Ten Terrific Monsters: A Hidden Item Book by Chris Mason takes children into the world of Willie the Wolf. He welcomes readers into his space where there are nine other monsters, all waiting in a line at the unemployment office. Willie takes readers to different places and asks for their help in finding the hidden items with the help of answer keys. Whether they are with Boris the Blob when he is having dinner, or at Gabbie the Ghost's party, or the Amazon, or Willie’s home, readers will have a great time looking for the hidden items in these places.

The book is original and unique and children will love searching for the items mentioned in the answer keys for each place. The illustrations are bright and colorful and make the scenes lively and vivid. It’s an excellent book for children to enhance their observation skills, and can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The concept is excellent and the book not only teaches readers new words and new things, but also guides them on how to look out for missing items with the help of the clues given. Interactive books and books with a concept help young readers to develop and enhance their observation and thinking skills. It’s also fun searching for the items misplaced in the book and doing it together in a classroom or with friends.
5 star review Reader's Favorite

Willie the wolf finds himself stuck in the unemployment line with nine other monsters. He used to be a successful movie star but due to circumstances out of his control he finds himself now without a job. As it gets dark Willie and his friends leave and each one goes their own separate ways.

As the group parts goes off to their own we are able to learn more about Willie and his friends in their own home environment. Each character features a special hidden item puzzle adventure. The beautifully created illustrations allow us to discover more about this delightful cast of characters.

TEN TERRIFIC MONSTERS: A HIDDEN ITEM BOOK is an exceptional book filled with a host of delightful characters. Each one offers their own special sparkle to make this book appeal to both children and adults. In this one book there is over one hundred items to search for in ten different scenes. This feature will allow children to practice their counting and eye coordination skills.

Chris Mason has proven to me that he is a very talented author who is able to provide fresh and appealing ideas that can be very beneficial to the development of a child’s learning environment. Through the masterful illustrations created by Vladimir Cebu his words take on new meaning as these beautiful illustrations paint memorable scenes that is assured to delight both the child and adult. I highly recommend this book for it can be used as a tool to enhance any child’s overall learning development.

Midwest Book Review

Here's what people are saying about the In the box series of books.

Your first and best investment should be one of Chris’ books before you spend countless dollars and hours on your areas of interest.

Mike Rounds author of For the Clueless series of books.

Tutor in a Box

Review by: proudparent on April 06, 2014 Smashwords review
How many times have you wanted to help your children with their homework, only to be stopped by not exactly understanding their homework, and feeling like an idiot. What do we all do....we go to the internet to find the right website to help them. Only problem is, you spend more than an hour looking at websites. NO MORE...Tutor in a box is perfect whether your child is in grade school, middle school, or high school. Not only does it cover all the subjects, it also does it for what grades your kids are in. This book has given you the perfect websites to go to for about the price of a gallon of gas! Leave it to a parent to develop this great idea. I guarantee you will become closer to your children when you work with them on their homework. This book might actually get your kids to start talking to you more instead of playing video games!!!!!!
5 star review

purchased this book to gift for my nephew for this school year. This book is packed with so much information to help him and his mom with his homework. I am excited to see his results. Thank you for a great resource.
Barnes and Noble
5 star review

Record Store in a Box

by #10 The Truth
Really helpful book. Saves a bunch of $$ Itunes review.
5 star review

Review by: proudparent on Aug. 29, 2014 Smashwords review.
Impressive and free! You should have entitled it "how to get free music on the internet...for DUMMIES" No, I like your title better, but you make it very easy with all the step by step instructions. Too many of us are computer illiterate, and don't know what is available out there that's free. Thank you Chris for your time in making this tutorial for those of us who didn't know.
R. Phillips
5 star review

Anonymous
July 27, 2014
3 stars
BarnesandNoble.com

Useful info. for radio and music lovers.
GORDON | SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
4 stars
Kobo review

If you like music this book gives you great insight to different types . The internet has a lot to offer on the music sites and this book tells you where to get it great read
D | SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
5 stars
Kobo review

Book Store in a Box
3 stars
Kobo review

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I have published two books in 2018. The first was 12 Days of Christmas:Geek Edition which is the retelling of the 12 Days of Christmas with a geek slant to it as one could assume from the title. My most recent book is a collection titled P2: Phoenix Squared and is a compilation of some of my P is for Phoenix books. These will most likely be the last two books I publish at least for a while.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is the journey. Other writers know what I mean. You start with an idea and you watch it grow and change along the way. Just like a Bonsai tree grow and takes shape. As the author you prune off what is not needed and guide this idea till it takes its final shape as a book. I also get buzz when someone says my writing was able to help them in some way.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Chris Mason online


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Videos

Minions Googling Entrepreneur in a Box
Look even minions need help finding work.

Tutor in a Box Sales Presentation
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Record Store in a Box Sales Presentation
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P is For Phoenix: An ABC Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures
This is a sales video for P is For Phoenix: An ABC Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures check it out.

P is For Phoenix: An ABC Coloring Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures
For those budding artists or those who just like to color check out P is For Phoenix: An ABC Coloring Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures.

Researcher in a Box Sales Video
Here is my sales video for my book Researcher in a Box. Check it out.

Series

Cost Saving Collections
These are various collections of my various series that have been discounted for the budget conscious shopper in mind.

Super Study Twin Pack

Price: $6.29 USD.

P2: Phoenix Squared

Price: $7.18 USD.
Willie and Company
Join the ten cute little monsters including Willie the wolf and his friends in the many adventures they have.

Books

P2: Phoenix Squared
Series: Cost Saving Collections · P is for Phoenix. Price: $7.18 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
Paul the phoenix is back in this fiery combo of books. That’s right get both books P is for Phoenix: An ABC Book of Mythical and Legendary Creatures and How to Draw P is for Phoenix: An ABC Book of Mythical and Legendary Creatures for one low price.
The 12 Days of Christmas Geek Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 730. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes even the classics need a reboot.That is the case here a slightly geeky spin on the classic The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Maxine’s Happy Trails: A Truck Story The Coloring Book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 490. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A new take on the children's story Wheels on the Bus but with a trucker slant to it. This time a version children can color.
The Great Works: A Coloring Book
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Calling all colorists. Unleash your inner artist and relieve your stress as you color your way through some of the most well-known artworks in history. In this coloring book aptly named The Great Works: A Coloring Book. Some of the artworks featured in this book include: The Creation of Adam, David, The Mona Lisa, The Thinker plus many more. So just sit back and rest relax recharge and color.
Super Study Twin Pack
Series: Cost Saving Collections. Price: $6.29 USD. Words: 26,840. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
Now available Tutor in a Box and Researcher in a Box in one convenient package.
Maxine’s Happy Trails: A Truck Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Transportation / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A new take on the children's story Wheels on the Bus but with a trucker slant to it. Any child who loved Paul O. Zelinsky's classic book will also enjoy Maxine's Happy Trails.
Naughty Ever After: A Coloring Book of Erotic Fairy Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Enjoy a new erotic take on old fairy tales in this coloring book.
What’s Your Sign? A Coloring Book of Geometrically Shaped Zodiac Signs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 260. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
(5.00 from 1 review)
What’s your sign? Leo, Cancer or Libra, with this coloring book it doesn’t matter. Take a restful break as you color these geometric zodiac signs. Relax as you color these heavenly symbols.
十隻小怪獸站在一行上
Series: Foreign editions of Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
你好男孩和女孩,有一天有10個小怪物在等待著。隨著這一天,這些普遍認可的怪物變得無聊,離開了去做其他的事情。每個怪物離開的時候能幫你保持數量嗎?現在有多少怪物在線?算了一下
十只小怪兽站在一行上
Series: Foreign editions of Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
你好男孩和女孩,有一天有10个小怪物在等待着。随着这一天,这些普遍认可的怪物变得无聊,离开了去做其他的事情。每个怪物离开的时候能帮你保持数量吗?现在有多少怪物在线?算了一下
एक लाइन में दस छोटे दानव खड़े
Series: Foreign editions of Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 700. Language: Hindi. Published: March 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
लड़कों और लड़कियों को नमस्कार, एक दिन एक पंक्ति में 10 छोटे राक्षस थे। जैसा कि दिन इन सार्वभौमिक रूप से मान्यता प्राप्त राक्षसों को ऊब गया और अन्य चीजें करने के लिए लाइन को छोड़ दिया। क्या आप प्रत्येक राक्षस पत्ते के रूप में गिनती रखने में मदद कर सकते हैं? अब कितने राक्षस लाइन में हैं? गणना और पता करें
ラインの10リトルモンスター立ち
Series: Foreign editions of Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: Japanese. Published: March 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
こんにちは男の子と女の子、ある日、10の小さなモンスターが並んでいました。一日が過ぎると、普遍的に認められたモンスターは退屈になり、行こうとする行を他のものにしました。それぞれのモンスターが葉っぱになるのを待つことができますか?現在、どれくらいのモンスターがいますか?数えて調べる。
Ti Små Monstre Står i Kø
Series: Foreign editions of Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: Danish. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
Hej drenge og piger, den ene dag var der 10 små monstre venter i en linje. Som dagen gik på disse universelt anerkendte monstre blev keder sig og forlod linje til at gå gøre andre ting. Kan du hjælpe med at holde tæller som hver monster blade? Hvor mange monstre er i linjen nu? Tæl og finde ud af.
Dix Petits Monstres Se Tiennent En Rang
Series: Foreign editions of Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 690. Language: French. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
Bonjour les garçons et les filles, un jour il y avait 10 petits monstres qui attendent dans une ligne. Au fur et à mesure que le jour allait, ces monstres universellement reconnus s'ennuient et quittent la ligne pour aller faire d'autres choses. Pouvez-vous aider à garder le compte que chaque monstre part? Combien de monstres sont dans la ligne maintenant? Comptez et découvrez.
Diez Pequeños Monstruos Parados en Fila
Series: Foreign editions of Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: Spanish. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
Hola niños y niñas, un día había 10 pequeños monstruos esperando en una línea. A medida que pasaba el día, estos monstruos universalmente reconocidos se aburrían y dejaban la línea para ir a hacer otras cosas. ¿Puedes ayudar a contar como cada monstruo se va? ¿Cuántos monstruos hay en la línea ahora? Cuente y descubra.
How to Draw P is for Phoenix: An ABC Book of Mythical and Legendary Creatures
Series: P is for Phoenix. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 480. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
Welcome artists to How to Draw P is for Phoenix: An ABC Book of Mythical and Legendary Creatures where you will learn to draw all creatures featured in the breath taking ABC book of the same name. All creatures taught in six simple steps per creature. For kids and adults alike ages 8-100 plus.
Rest Relax Recharge and Color
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s time to Rest Relax Recharge and Color with this adult coloring book featuring Animals, mythical creatures, and other restful designs. So let out your creative side and pick up your copy today.
Triple Creature Feature: Featuring Willie the Wolf and Company
Series: Willie and Company · Cost Saving Collections. Price: $13.58 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
Together for the first time all three books featuring Willie the wolf and his friends.
How to Draw The Ten Little Monsters
Series: Willie and Company. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 320. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
This is a simple drawing book for ages 8 and up that shows how to draw the cute characters featured in the Willie and company series of books.
Hanging Out With The Ten Terrific Monsters
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
Calling all budding artists, Come and color the ten little monsters as they just hangout and pose like the movie stars they are. The Ten of them will be doing what they do best being cute but also being colorless. So it’s up to you to help them out in the new coloring book Hanging Out with the Ten Terrific Monsters.
More Than Seven Super Wonders Found in Nature For You to Color
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
(5.00 from 1 review)
Coloring has been found to be a relaxing, revitalizing and stress reducing activity. Color in the new coloring book More Than Seven Super Wonders Found in Nature for You to Color. A 28-page coloring book that features some of the best know wonders of the world. So take out those crayons and let that creativity flow.
Ten Terrific Monsters: A Hidden Item Book
Series: Willie and Company. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Join Willie the wolf and the nine other monsters he met in the unemployment line and see all the things they did after they left the line in this hidden item book. Ten Terrific Monsters features over one hundred items to look for in ten different scenes. Children and adults alike will enjoy all the hidden items found within these pages.
Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line The Coloring Book
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 690. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
One day ten little universally recognized monsters had been standing in the unemployment line so long that their world has lost all its color. Can any coloring experts out their help them get it back? They really need your help to help them find their true colors.
Ten Little Monsters Standing in a Line
Series: Willie and Company. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 680. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
Hello boys and girls, one day there were 10 little monsters waiting in a line. As the day went on these universally recognized monsters became bored and left the line to go do other things. Can you help keep count as each monster leaves? How many monsters are in the line now? Count and find out.
P is For Phoenix: An ABC Coloring Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures
Series: P is for Phoenix. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Art
Calling all artists. The many marvelous mythological creatures found in P is For Phoenix: An ABC Coloring Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures need your help. They all seem to have lost their color. Can you help them?
P is For Phoenix: An ABC Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures
Series: P is for Phoenix. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Alphabet
(5.00 from 1 review)
P is For Phoenix: An ABC Book of Legendary and Mythological Creatures is an ABC for the child that lives in all of us. Come learn a little more about those mythological creatures that have been part of many cultures over the centuries.
Researcher in a Box: A Guide for Students Both Young and Old on How to Research and Write a Well Thought Out Paper
Series: In a Box. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Essays
(5.00 from 1 review)
Researcher in a Box: A Guide for Students Both Young and Old on How to Research and Write a Well Thought Out Paper is a short concise guide to help all students write better research papers.
The Mega Box: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Free Resources on the Internet
Series: In a Box · Cost Saving Collections. Price: $15.95 USD. Words: 49,060. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Web / site directories
Do you like free? Of course you do. The Mega Box: The Ultimate Guide to Free Resources on the Internet. The book is a Box set of the 8 books in the “In the Box series of Books. Each Book covers the best free resources on the internet in a particular area.
Production Studio in a Box: A Guide to Free Production Tools on the Internet
Series: In a Box. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Web / site directories, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference
Have you discovered an awesome fan movie or web series? Are you a creative type and looking to create a blog or website? If you answered yes then Production studio is for you. This book is meant to be a companion to the previous books in the “In the Box” series of books and help the reader keep all the freebies found in those books plus much more. From tools to make DVDs and blogs plus much more.
Entrepreneur in a Box A Guide to the Best Ways to Make Money on the Internet
Series: In a Box. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: American English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference
(5.00 from 1 review)
Are you one of the millions having trouble making ends meet. If you are slowing nodding agreement on the inside then Entrepreneur in a Box: A Guide to the Best Ways to Make Money on the Internet may just be what you’re looking for. If you have a skill or clutter that needs to find a new home than this book can help you.
App Store in a Box: A Guide to the Best Free Applications for Mobile Devices on the Internet
Series: In a Box. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: American English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference
The “In the Box” series of books finally goes mobile with App Store in a Box: A Guide to the Best Free Applications for Mobile Devices on the Internet. Now the reader can carry the best free apps on the web with them wherever the reader is they go on their phone.
Tutor in a Box: The Guide to the Best Free Education Resources on the Internet
Series: In a Box. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: American English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Web / site directories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Are you one of the 1.5 Million children being educated in an alternative school setting (Virtual School Home School or Independent study) or just a student in need of help in school. If you answered yes then Tutor in the Box is for you. This resource rich book will show you where the best education resources are on the internet.
Record Store in a Box: A Guide to Free Music on the Internet
Series: In a Box. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Internet
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's time to tune in, turn on and rock out when reading Record Store in a Box: A Guide to Free Music on the Internet. Save your money and listen to completely free music using Record Store in a Box: A Guide to Free Music on the Internet.
Book Store in a Box: A Guide to Reading and Listening to the Best Free Books on the Internet
Series: In a Box. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Internet
(5.00 from 1 review)
There are thousands of books available for free on the web. It doesn’t matter what your favorite genre is from romance to horror or classics to comics the choice is yours and the perfect book is waiting for you on the big book shelf that is the internet. Let Book Store in a Box show you where to get the best books.
Arcade in a Box: A Guide to Free Video Games on the Internet
Series: In a Box. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Games, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference
(5.00 from 1 review)
Were you a kid when Atari came along? were you a teen keeping up with the Commodore? Do you remember a time when every teacher got an Apple? Do you want to stop spending a fortune on video games and start saving money? If you answered yes to any of these questions Arcade in a Box is for you. This book will show you where to get the best free legal games on the internet. .
Video Store in a Box: A Guide to Free Television and Movies on the Internet
Series: In a Box. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Image processing, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Reference
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book will show you how to watch thousands of current and older television shows and movies for free online. The book has step by step directions, with screenshots to get you up and watching your favorite TV shows and movies in minutes.

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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Mason

  • Book Marketing Insights: The Blue Pill and the Red Pill on Oct. 17, 2017

    Basically an infomercial for other services.
  • Look, Up on the Screen! The Big Book of Superhero Movie Reviews on Oct. 18, 2017

    A very well put together book and a very enjoyable read.
  • Simple Promotional Tools for Authors on Oct. 18, 2017

    I have found this book to be way to general and generic for my needs. While it may be useful for some people I was not one of them.
  • Confessions and Secrets of the Avid Book Reviews Blogger: Book Bloggers Sell Books on Oct. 18, 2017

    I found the book way to generic for my needs.
  • Stars: How to Get Book Reviews on Oct. 18, 2017

    This book was to Amazon centric and unfortunately I dis not learn anything new.
  • Free Books For Your iPad and How to Find Them on Oct. 23, 2017

    Book is extremely basic. Less then 20 free resources. There are better resources out there that have better information.
  • Why Authors Fail: 17 Mistakes Self Publishing Authors Make That Sabotage Their Success (And How To Fix Them) on Oct. 24, 2017

    This was a well-written book. I liked that the author laid out all 17 mistakes one by one and that each mistake was well explained with examples. Then the author gave suggested solutions but also gave the reader resources they could use to to implement those solutions.
  • The Stupidity of eBook Reviews on Oct. 25, 2017

    The book made valid points. However the book would have had more weight and the arguments could have been stronger if the author had cited the sources of the examples he used.
  • How to Watch Stuff Online For Free on Oct. 25, 2017

    Book is very resource light. Most of the tips given are common sense and the few links provided are to dead websites.
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on Oct. 28, 2017

    It's a good stater book if you're new to publishing.
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on Oct. 28, 2017

    A good book. A bit basic perhaps. Also many of the things talked about in the book seemed to me to be common sense. However, this was still a good read.
  • No, I Won't Buy Your eBook on Oct. 28, 2017

    As others have pointed out. This is a mean sported book by a snarky author who in essence is trying to be a poor man's Mark Coker. The book is filled with nothing but common sense that most people already know. However the author fails miserably at the task the book he wrote sets out to accomplish. Unless the task was turning readers off. If this was the intent then sir you have succeeded with flying colors.
  • Self-Publishers Monthly, July - August 2014 (Special Edition on How Indie Publishers Can Survive Falling eBook Prices) on Oct. 28, 2017

    Good look at the trends in ebooks up to the point of publication.
  • Building Your Business with Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest on Oct. 28, 2017

    Information was to basic for my needs. Had some interesting statistics but not much else in the way of useful material.
  • The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide: Every Indie Author’s Essential Directory—To Help You Prepare, Publish, and Promote Professional Looking Books on Oct. 28, 2017

    A well-written book full of resources that I think every author could use.
  • Facebook Groups for Authors: How to Use Facebook Author and Book Promotion Groups to Generate Sales and Create Visibility for Your Books on Oct. 28, 2017

    I wasn't really impressed with this book. While the book did have a list of Facebook groups and it did describe them. I just wasn't really impressed.
  • Self Promo Stories: Authors’ Boldest, Cleverest & Wackiest Strategies to Sell their Books on Oct. 28, 2017

    I really liked this book. The book had a lot of interesting ideas. I'd recommend this book for anybody who's willing to think outside the box for marketing. My favorite marketing idea was the bookmark used bookstore idea. A highly enjoyable read.
  • Opening Up To Indie Authors on Oct. 28, 2017

    While I appreciate that this book tried to show both sides self-publishing and while I think it was full of good information. This is not a book I would be reading more than once. However, it is a book I would recommend to other Indie publishers.
  • 101 Book Marketing Tips on Oct. 29, 2017

    This book was full of a lot of really good marketing ideas that could apply to more than just books. I would highly recommend all in the authors pick this book up. The book is a quick read and it's free to boot.
  • The Truth About Book Reviews: 20 Book Review Myths, Debunked on Oct. 29, 2017

    I thought the book had some good information a bit light and much of it was common sense but I guess it's worth a read.
  • Make Your Book Go Viral How To Promote Your Book Online on Nov. 02, 2017

    This book was light on resources. If it was an Arby's commercial I would ask where's the meat.
  • Death by Chocolate on Nov. 04, 2017

    I like the characters and the humor. I didn't mind the typos. However, the murder's motive was not well explained and left a lot to be desired. There was also underwhelming conclusion. Also on a completely unrelated note. I found it all the sequel book was not for sale here on Smashwords.
  • The Backward Approach to Ebook Success on Nov. 04, 2017

    A nice mixture of common sense and fluff filler nothing more.
  • Instant Cash Strategies on Nov. 05, 2017

    Look up in the sky it's a bird it's a plane it's generic man or in this case woman. Once again another generic ebook. While I agree the 10 strategies for making money in this book do theoretically have a way to make you money. There was for me nothing I didn't already know. This book also had the appearance of being written by a non-native English speaker. The book also appeared to lack a decent amount of research. Lastly it looked like the entire book was written in 30 minutes tops. I could not in good conscience recommend this book to others.
  • The History of Coffee on Nov. 05, 2017

    Well I found this book to be interesting. The book loses three stars for one simple fact. The author failed to cite sources or have it bibliography. A work of this nature that cited so many interesting facts that may or may not be in dispute should always have a work cited section at the back of the book. In today's age even a fourth grade student who is given an essay in the modern American educational system knows to put a reference or a works cited section in their paper. This book lacks this important section. It is for this reason this book is given two stars.
  • Streaming 101: Guide to Making Money by Streaming Video Games on March 06, 2018

    Let's start out with the good things about this book. It has an interesting cover. Now let's cover the not-so-good things about this book. It's another book written by Captain Common Sense and his sidekick Kid Vague. I guess I was hoping for more actionable ideas. Instead all I got what's more vague generalizations. One last note to this author and others you're on Smashwords please put your book and more than one format. Not every device reads epubs.
  • Psychology of gaming on March 06, 2018

    This book is not even a piece of fluff. This book barely talks about games. The book barely talks about psychology. This book is barely a book.The book however, is a great example of why self-published books get such a bad rap. May I suggest readers avoid whatever this is all 6 pages of it at all costs.
  • Book Selling for Authors: 7 Essential Steps To A Bestselling Novel (Authors Book Marketing Series 4) on July 11, 2018

    This book may be helpful for some but not for me. 1. High on fluff low on content 2. Spent to much time talking about mailing list and newsletters and while these seem to be areas of expertise for the author they are not areas of interest for me. 3. Book was to Amazon centric 4. At least it was free.
  • Theft By Chocolate on July 11, 2018

    I really enjoyed this book I found all the characters to be unique and three dimensional. I also appreciated the humor sprinkled throughout the book. The only flaw I could find is that the thief was easy to figure out early in the book but then again I read a lot of mysteries. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good and humorous read.
  • Effective but FREE marketing for your Zazzle shop and products on July 11, 2018

    While the author was correct and this book is extremely out of date it would still have good information for those starting out on Zazzle.However, I do hope the author updates the book.
  • EBook Publishing and Marketing Guide on July 11, 2018

    While this book is several years old the information included is still as valid today as it was back in 2011. Even though I didn't learn much I didn't already know this book would still be good for new indie authors. The book puts together a good step-by-step plan for the author who doesn't know where to go or what to do next once the manuscript is finished.
  • Viral Ebook Marketing: The Game Changer on July 11, 2018

    I found this book to be all sizzle and no steak. I also found that Captain Obvious came out of retirement and she go back to the hall of Common Sense. I'm sorry to say there wasn't much here except for grammatical mistakes. I would recommend skipping and moving to other books on this subject.
  • 50 Computer & Internet Home Business Ideas on July 13, 2018

    While this book has been out a few years the author was right the book is worth the 99 cents.Most of the ideas would still work today.
  • A Guide to Creating Your Own Internet Radio Station: You Can Do It for Free Also on July 13, 2018

    This book while old has good information in it and I assumed at the date of publication the information was current. The book is overall well written but as stated before some information is of course out of date. For example, the section on Live365 is out of date because Live365 is no longer in business. It is too bad that the author hasn't updated this book to make a current something that would be very easy to do especially here at Smashwords.
  • Publishing is Dead. Books are Dead. But it doesn't matter because no one is reading anyway. on July 13, 2018

    Even though this book was printed in 2009 and therefore very old this book is very well written and is worth a read. The author's dissertation goes over the history of publishing the pros and cons of both traditional publishing and E publishing and goes over the future of both formats. Personally I would recommend this book to anybody interested in the subjects of history or publishing or both. The one downside of this book is that due to copyright issues the author had to remove the images of some of the graphs and charts mentioned.
  • 200+ Ways to Promote Your Book and Get the Reviews You Need on July 14, 2018

    This book is full of information that any author would find helpful as long as their book is on Amazon. There are lots of tips and tricks that are indeed valuable.However, the book is to Amazon Centric for my taste. Hence the three stars.
  • Courseology on July 14, 2018

    This is an awesome well written book. The author breaks down the book into activities.He then breaks down all the activities the reader will be doing over the proposed three days it takes to create the readers desired online course. There are both recommended and optional activities that are further broken down into steps. At various points throughout the book the author mentions mistakes that people tend to make and how to avoid them. I even liked how every activity had an estimated time of completion.Overall this is a very well written book that I would recommend to anyone who wanted to get into the field of online teaching.
  • A Year of Book Marketing Part 1 on July 14, 2018

    First off this is really well put together book. I like how the author went from the big picture and having a good foundation in marketing to going to what are essentially daily activities or promises are called in the book. I found the book to be full of good information whether you were a newbie at publishing or an independent all through with many books under your belt I am sure everyone will find some useful information within pages of this book.
  • Video Scribing on July 18, 2018

    A well-written book on the positive aspects of whiteboard videos. I am impressed even have references in the back. This book goes over the history of whiteboard videos some examples of positive ways to use videos and then goes over the elements necessary to put together a good Whiteboard video that people will want to see. I would highly recommend this book for people interested in this topic.
  • Free Guide to Self-Publishing and Book Promotion: Inside Secrets from an Author Whose Self-Published Books Sold in Thousands on July 19, 2018

    I found this book to be the best book on self publishing I have read to date and I have read quite a few books on publishing.The book is very well written and well researched. I recommend it for the following reasons regardless of the book's age. 1. The steps to publishing are laid out for ease of understanding. 2.The author also let's the reader know the difficulty of each step and where outsourcing might be worth thinking about. 3. While the book does cover Amazon. The book is not Amazon-centric as more recent books on the subject seem to be. 4. The book is filled with resources and while some of the internet web links are out of date due to the book's age the book is still a cornucopia of information.
  • Wealth Without Wall Street: A Main Street Guide To Making Money on July 19, 2018

    Well this book was interesting it was also missing something very important a works cited or a bibliography for that reason it gets no more than two stars. If the author is going to state studies or statistics one site in a bibliography or work cited where one gets their information. Also most of the information here is from of course Captain common sense.
  • The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Blog Marketing on July 20, 2018

    Isn't it time that we let Captain common-sense retire. This authors book is full of fluff. They might actually want to investigate with a detail actually is and next time when writing use some. Also facts would be nice instead of just generalizations. A book I'm sure we can thank God it is free because nobody should be forced to buy such tripe.
  • Monetize nation on July 20, 2018

    Now in all fairness I could not complete this book it was like getting a literary root canal. Instead of Captain Commonsense we had Freddy Fluff show up. However, Gabby Grammar obviously missed roll call So did Sammy Spellcheck as well as any semblance of a good book.
  • Dos and Don'ts for Indie Authors on July 25, 2018

    While this was a well-written and concise book and it was full of good information, there was nothing in this book that I didn't already know or had read from other books on the subject.
  • Free Blog Knowledge on July 27, 2018

    I really don't know what to say. I would say I'm speechless but I'm not. This book has grammatical errors punctuation mistakes and is very low on content. While this book may work for some people I am not one of those people. I would suggest avoiding this book and saving yourself some time.
  • Living Rent-Free Anywhere on July 28, 2018

    While I think this book is full of valuable information I also found the author padded the book with filler and unnecessary repetition.
  • How To Make Money Blogging Free Ebook on July 29, 2018

    This book gives free a bad name. I can tell Gabby grammar missed roll call. However, Bobby the b******* artist showed up. Along with his best friend Sammy me the snake oil salesman. Oh did I mention the web links are dead. That's an hour of my life I won't get back. Avoid this piece of tripe at all costs.
  • No Experience Needed: Getting Your First Interview In The Video Games Industry on July 29, 2018

    This was a well written book. While I am not in the video game industry I think this book was full of good information. However, I think the book should be renamed A Guide to Getting Hired For Recent Graduates. Highly recommended.
  • Issa Asad Instant Profits with Instagram on July 29, 2018

    I agree with the previous review. This book isn't worth the price. Can we please let Captain Common Sense retire? He seems to be too over worked in the self publishing industry. Skip this book and move on.
  • The Board Game Murders on Aug. 04, 2018

    While I found this book entertaining and full of humor I found the motive in the final act rather lacking. I did like the homages to Clue and Monopoly cute and refreshing. The way this book is ruining it looks like it was originally set up to be the first in the series. I would have preferred the use of board games to be used to a greater extent in the book. Like the way the movie who's killing the great Chefs of Europe uses food. However, for those looking for a quick fun read that's what this book is good for.
  • Death By Chocolate on Aug. 13, 2018

    For YA fiction this book isn't half bad. The protagonists in the W girls are well developed as is Ira the stereotypical computer nerd however, I found the villain both refreshing but aslso lacking something. That being said this book is an overall good read especially for those who like the Goosebumps set of books.
  • Black Fang - A Supernatural Western on Aug. 19, 2018

    I rather liked this rather short but fun read even with its flaws. This include shallow character development and a rather unsatisfying ending. It looks like the author was leaving the ending open For a sequel. However, the book is a fun read none the less.
  • Facebook Types, A to Z on Aug. 20, 2018

    The has done a good job in this humorous A to Z book covering the many personality types found on Facebook. If you're looking for a quick read that will bring a smile to your face and brighten your daya bit then this book just might be what you're looking for.
  • Increase your Ebook sales on Aug. 20, 2018

    For the love of God can we give Captain Obvious a retirement party and let him retire. I can send this book up in one sentence. Be professional and know your audience. The rest of the information in this book is common sense that anybody and I do mean anybody should know. There are better books on publishing out there I should know I've read quite a few of them. Leave this book alone it's not worth the time or the money.
  • I (do Not!) Accept on Aug. 20, 2018

    I love this modern almost Shakespearean comedy. The author did a great job of setting the tone to make the reader both laugh and cry at the absurdity of the situation. Anyone who has ever used any piece of software will thoroughly enjoy this short story.
  • Shipping Container Homes: How To Build A Shipping Container Home For Cheap And Live Mortgage-Free For Life on Sep. 11, 2018

    I found this book to be very informative. However, I was disappointed at the lack of a resources section. the author talks about many different items and supplies needed. It would have been nice to have a resource section to get the reader started on their container house journey