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Tips to Make Us Stronger Authors—Both Fiction & Non-Fiction ...

Tips to Make Us Stronger Authors—Both Fiction & Non-Fiction ... | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Where do you think so many of the best-selling story ideas come from? Many are birthed from headlines, history books, or human experience…then placed into story form. Fiction authors don't have to pull ideas from the ether.
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New Summer Reads By Local Authors - Webster Kirkwood Times

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New Summer Reads By Local Authors
Webster Kirkwood Times
Features section. New Summer Reads By Local Authors. August 02, 2013. Talented local writers have recently published new books in both fiction and non-fiction categories.
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Read local Missouri authors.

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Fiction: for women, by women - The Independent

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Fiction: for women, by women
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For the nest of fiction is kept feathered by the efforts of women: the women who write fiction, the women who publish it, the women who buy and read it and discuss it in their book groups.
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Interested in fiction by female writers? Check out this article.

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The Number of E-Book Singles Released in Q2 Swells 18 percent, Reflecting ... - Huffington Post

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The Number of E-Book Singles Released in Q2 Swells 18 percent, Reflecting ...
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For readers interested in e-books and their rising popularity, read this article.

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In translation: nine authors pick their favourite children's fiction

In translation: nine authors pick their favourite children's fiction | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
It's easy for children in the UK to miss out on the wonderful books published overseas.
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Read about books children's authors have chosen as their favorites.

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Top Fiction Books | theindietribe.com

Top Fiction Books | theindietribe.com | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
RT @VoiceOfIndie: What's hot in indie books? Check out the Indie Tribe top ten. http://t.co/2LlmcAFK2N Support indie. #indietribe #indie #a…
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Read about the hottest Indie books at this site.

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Hottest crime fiction authors - Fair Lady

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Hottest crime fiction authors
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From well-researched and intricately detailed plots, to unexpected twists and turns, our readers tell us which crime fiction authors get their vote. Image: Shutterstock ...
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If you like crime fiction, you will want to read this article.

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Why even fiction authors should get their facts right TeleRead: News ...

Why even fiction authors should get their facts right TeleRead: News ... | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Why even fiction authors should get their facts right (We're looking at you, Jennifer Close)
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Read this article about why even fiction writers need to be accurate about their facts.

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English Historical Fiction Authors: A Book-Lovers Paradise

English Historical Fiction Authors: A Book-Lovers Paradise | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Housed in Hereford Cathedral - worth a visit in its own right for its solid Norman atmosphere - the map maker's masterpiece is displayed in the anteroom to another treasure which must attract any travelling book-lover.
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A book lovers' paradise!

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Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels

Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
We challenged well-known writers – from Ian Rankin and Helen Fielding to Jeffrey Archer and Jilly Cooper – to come up with a story of up to 140 characters.
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Take a look at 140 character novels. Try your own hand at writing one.

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EIGHT BEST SELLING eBooks for ONE LOW PRICE! Any Format! | World Literary Cafe

EIGHT BEST SELLING eBooks for ONE LOW PRICE! Any Format! | World Literary Cafe | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Get 8 bestselling #authors #books in ONE FANTASTIC WOMEN'S FICTION BUNDLE - Every format! http://t.co/8mKzbBXKOe
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Check out this site on a bundle of books.

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National Book Awards 2011 Winners Announced At A Ceremony In New York

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The National Book Awards 2011 were announced last night at a ceremony in a downtown New York venue.
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National Book Award winners may give you some ideas about your next choice in reading.

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Many Books

Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from our visitors. Perhaps you'll find something interesting in the special collections. There are more than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they're all free! If you still can't decide what to read you might want to browse through some covers to see what strikes your fancy. Or try the Recent Additions to the library, with genre filter.

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This site lists many, many free books.

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Audio Books Online - Both free & inexpensive! Download the best!

Audio Books Online - Both free & inexpensive! Download the best! | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Offers audio books – Thousands of inexpensive and free audio books online – Listen to best titles on our slick book player app, or, on your MP3 software.
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Need an audio book?  Try this site.

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Top 50 classic crime novels – what would make your list? - The Guardian (blog)

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Top 50 classic crime novels – what would make your list?
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If you like classic crime novels, then this article will help you find your old favorites or possibly some new favorites.

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Author Ann Patchett talks about her books, her store, her life - Indianapolis Star

Author Ann Patchett talks about her books, her store, her life - Indianapolis Star | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Author Ann Patchett talks about her books, her store, her life Indianapolis Star An acclaimed author of non-fiction and novels, including “Bel Canto” and “State of Wonder,” Patchett entered a new chapter of her life in late 2011 when she and...
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Ann Patchett, author and bookstore owner, tells about her books, her store, and her life.

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Fiction blog: Life on the open road

Fiction blog: Life on the open road | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Readers can dream up some interesting questions for an author – but can Helen Cadbury answer them? (Ever wondered what readers ask authors at signing sessions?
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This site provides some of the questions authors field when they are at signing sessions.

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Dan Brown, diets and Swedish fiction: what we've read so far in 2013

Dan Brown, diets and Swedish fiction: what we've read so far in 2013 | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Liz Bury: Official sales figures of digital and print books for the first half of the year show a preoccupation with diets and thrillers (Dan Brown, diets and Swedish fiction: what we've read so far in 2013 http://t.co/TkF7JFM1E6)...
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This article delves into mystery fiction including Swedish authors who are finding more and more popularity. You can also read about the most recent diet craze books.

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Val McDermid: addicted to crime fiction - The Guardian

Val McDermid: addicted to crime fiction - The Guardian | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Val McDermid: addicted to crime fiction
The Guardian
I love crime fiction. I was a fan – no, let's be honest, an addict – long before I was a published author.
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Val McDermid is a terrific writer, one who will keep readers enthralled by her stories.

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Writers' Tips for the Fiction Genre | Marsha Hubler: Author of THE ...

Writers' Tips for the Fiction Genre | Marsha Hubler: Author of THE ... | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
This book by Tobias is packed with useful information for any writer of fiction, who desires to improve his skills for writing an appealing, can't-put-the-book-down manuscript. All the tips in this series of blog posts comes from ...
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For those who wish to write fiction, this article gives tips on a variety of writing skills.

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First Looks, Buzz Books: June 2013 - Fiction Writers Review

First Looks, Buzz Books: June 2013 - Fiction Writers Review | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
Welcome to the latest installment of “First Looks,” which highlights soon-to-be (or just) released books that have piqued our interest as readers-who-write. We publish “First Looks” here on the FWR blog mid-month, and as ...
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This site by readers who write offers book suggestions for other readers. Check it out.

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Review: World Noir: A Tribute to International Crime Fiction ...

Review: World Noir: A Tribute to International Crime Fiction ... | Best Sites on Books | Scoop.it
The rest of the book is a taster of fiction from writers around the world including Benjamin Tamuz from Israel and our own Stav Sherez from Britain. A Dark Redemption was the only book that I had read (I'm a fan) but a taster ...
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Read international crime fiction.

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Gwen Gardner, YA Fiction Author: Summer Book Crushes - Who's ...

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The Number of E-Book Singles Released in Q2 Swells 18 percent, Reflecting ...
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Read about young adult fiction here.

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Daily Lit

We created DailyLit because we spent hours each day on email but could not find the time to read a book. Now the books come to us by email. Problem solved.

The Idea

We got the idea for DailyLit after the New York Times serialized a few classic works in special supplements a few summers ago. We wound up reading books that we had always meant to simply by virtue of making them part of our daily routine of reading the newspaper. The only thing we do more consistenly than read the paper is read email. Bingo! We put together a first version and began reading "War of the Worlds" and "Pride and Prejudice". We showed it to friends, added more books and features at their request, and presto, DailyLit was born.

 

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Cannot find time to read a book? Go to Daily Lit for a solution.

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Pixel of Ink

Pixel of Ink features daily publishing of Free & Bargain eBooks.

Here’s what you will find for both the Kindle and Nook:

Free eBooks – both the Limited Time Offers and often forgotten but Popular ClassicsBargain eBooks that are highly rated (4-stars and up) yet a bargain at under $1, under $3, or under $5eReader accessories for the Kindle and Nook that are an absolute steal of a deal (i.e. 50% off or more)

Prices & availability are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change, and may differ from one country to another.

 

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Readers looking for free e-books should look no further.

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