Dark Tales Quarterly Short Story Contest

It’s baaaaack… Dark Tales is relaunching its short story competition. The quarterly magazine is seeking unpublished horror and science fiction stories up to 5000 words.

Prizes: First prize, £250 plus publication; Runner-up, £50 plus publication; Third place, £25 plus publication.

Reading fee: £5  (higher if you’d like a critique)

Deadline is November 30, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.

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Introducing Hummingbird – Google Changes its Algorithm

Googles Hummingbird
Google’s New Algorithm – Hummingbird

Last week, Google announced that they have launched a new search algorithm. In fact, it’s been out for about a month. Did you notice? The new algorithm, called Hummingbird, is the biggest overhaul of their search engine in four years. Of course, four years in the Internet world is like decades for everything else.

How does this affect us? Continue reading “Introducing Hummingbird – Google Changes its Algorithm”

Featured Book: A Whisper to a Scream (The Bibliophiles 1)

A Whisper to a Scream
by Karen Wojcik Berner
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

She could be your sister, best friend, wife, daughter, neighbor. An overwhelmed stay-at-home mom whose husband is too preoccupied with work to spend time with his family. A PR executive scared to death she waited too long to have the baby she has always wanted. When they meet through a Classics Book Club, each thinks the other one’s life is so much better than her own. But, is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence? A vivid portrayal of contemporary marriage and its problems, A Whisper to a Scream speaks to a longing in all of us, a yearning that might start as a vague notion, but eventually grows into an unbearable, vociferous cry. This is the first installment of six novels exploring the lives of The Bibliophiles, a fictional suburban book club.

Trick Question – How can you hold an eBook in your hand without a device?

Well that would be a neat trick to hold all those Ones and Zeroes without dropping any of them. I’m about to hold almost five times that amount, but they will be print versions.

I am in the process of using Amazon’s CreateSpace (CS) to publish all five of my existing eBooks into print versions. Originally I looked into CS and there was a fee involved. Recently, I asked an author friend, who had published his novel on CS, whether he spent a considerable sum. I was very surprised to hear that he didn’t spend any money. Maybe there are other authors who have existing eBooks who were considering printed versions, but were unaware as to how to accomplish this without incurring major expense. What follows is an overview of the CS publishing process I used. Continue reading “Trick Question – How can you hold an eBook in your hand without a device?”