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eBooks Under $10: Laura K. Denton, Louise Penny, and More

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It’s close to Christmas, and everybody is looking for great savings, which is why we don’t want you to miss out on deals that you can get for your favorite eBooks. Are you looking for something you’ve never read before but totally wanted to on your Kindle device? Then you’re in luck, because we have suggestions for you. From the humorous take of Jen Hatmaker’s life, to a touching novel by the author of the well-known A Wrinkle in Time, we have some suggestions for Kindle novels you can’t miss – and they’re all under $10: Of Mess and Moxie, Jen Hatmaker Jen Hatmaker, a bestselling author, takes us on another hilarious adventure of hers as she walks us through her life…

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Black Friday Deals: Affordable eBooks and Gift Ideas

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It’s Black Friday, which means everybody is on the hunt for shopping deals. Here’s a list of great eBook deals, all under $10, that will make perfect gifts. Not Exactly Love, Betty Hafner Who doesn’t love a good memoir? With that being said, you and your loved ones will surely enjoy Not Exactly Love, a memoir that takes place in the late 60s and follows a woman named Betty who met a hippie from Woodstock at the school where she teaches. Sadly, their love life is not what it seems and, when married, quickly becomes physically abusive. Betty faced many of the same decisions that others in abusive relationships experience everyday, from wondering who she should tell to risking confrontation with the…

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The Best Mark Twain eBooks for Under a Dollar!

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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain From his adventure books featuring good ole’ Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, to his own personal accounts found in a very personal memoir, Mark Twain has gone down in history for his classical twists mixed with a touch of humor that splits our sides. This month we’re focused on Mark Twain because November is his birthday month, and we want you to experience the classics you may have missed. Luckily for you, they’re all under a dollar, making them easily accessible for Kindle owners! Here are five suggestions for you to download: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer This is where the adventure begins for…

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Is Chat-Fiction the Next Big Thing in Publishing?

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If you’ve ever heard of chat fiction, chances are, you’ve got a teenager. Think about it like this: e-books were the new alternative to paperbacks, and chat fiction is the new alternative to e-books. Instead of just putting paperbacks into digital format, chat-fiction are stories, but told in text message format. The idea is that because the text format is more familiar to the teenagers and pre-teens of today who grew up texting, then having a book or a story in text message format will encourage them to read more – and surprisingly, it’s working. The original chat-fiction app was Hooked, available for $2.99 per week. The app launched in 2015, and has remained popular since, with an ever-growing fan…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Catherine McKenzie and Smoke

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From the internationally bestselling author Catherine McKenzie comes an evocative tale of two women navigating the secrets and lies at the heart of a wildfire threatening their town. After a decadelong career combating wildfires, Elizabeth has traded in her former life for a quieter one with her husband. Now she works as the local arson investigator in a beautiful, quaint town in the Rockies. But that tranquil life vanishes when she and her husband agree to divorce and a fire in nearby Cooper Basin begins to spread rapidly. For Elizabeth, containing a raging wildfire is easier than accepting that her marriage has failed. For Elizabeth’s ex-friend Mindy, who feels disconnected from her husband and teenage children, the fire represents a…

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Can’t sleep? Drop the e-reader and pick up a book

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Reading makes you sleepy, right? Well, it always used to. But with the advent of digital books, we’re enjoying our stories differently these days. Many of us pick up an e-reader when we lie down in bed at night, assuming that within a half-hour or so, our lids will grow heavy and we’ll be ready for some deep, healthful sleep. However, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers has discovered that reading print books leads to a better night’s rest as opposed to reading e-books. The study featured a dozen healthy young adults; one group started with reading books on an iPad while the other read print books before…

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