Teaser Tuesdays No. 9
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading (she also hosts some other great memes) . Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pag
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Did you know that even if you are publishing an ebook and/or paperback you probably want to get that book it’s own ISBN (International Standard Book Number)? Think about how hard it is working for you. Pimping itself with all that shiny bling! Occasionally having to show some leg and offer itself up for $.99 cents or unbuttoning another button and giving it away for free during an Amazon KDP run? Think about how it’s poor spine must feel day and day out and how hard it is going to keep track of once it clones itself into a paperback or hard back for that matter! ISBN’s are for ALL books, not just the ones holding up the ends of night stands or balancing a cup of coffee next to the bed (yes yes I just
spoke typed something sacrilegious!)
How many of you are sitting in line or have already bought your tickets for the Hunger Games? Geoff & I usually wait till Sunday so I have some time to kill and I also have a bad habit! I love free ebooks! I cannot stop, I read each description and if I like it, CLICKETY CLICK and my Kindle purrs in happiness!
I currently receive one email a day from Ereader News Today and Pixel of Ink
Then I head over to this Lens at Squidoo!
I am trying to add them in certain folders and shelves on Goodreads but who knows one day maybe I can organize them so I can start knowing what I have!
ANYWAY today was a GRAND day for finds! I think it has to do with the Hunger Games release because Dystopian fiction is on sale for Amazon‘s Kindle Daily Deal, and the freebie books are all dark and brooding.
Earlier this month I was approached by the author, Kevin Krohn and asked to review his book. At first I thought, “Dang it why this month! I have no time…” then I opened the e-mail and read this:
“…It is horror/thriller…and I saw you have a Zombie section! A brief description would be that it is a zombie-type outbreak on a polygamist compound in rural Utah…”
He had me at polygamist zombies.. the idea of a zombie outbreak on a polygamist compound! I was floored, it would mean families with children and I thought “Wow! OK I am making time for this book.” Anyone who is serious about the sociological implications of unique cultural structures will appreciate the amount of research that was obviously done to present this book as factually as possible coming from someone who is not a Latter-Day Saint. In fact I had to ask him if he was because it was so full of facts and colloquialisms that I did not want to offend him by asking a few questions after I finished reading.
“If I had to describe staring down that hallway in two words I would probably use: extra and creepy”