Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Zac and Prince David's word cloud

Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the Prince David series, free for a very limited time, until 4/4/12.  Follow the link to Smashwords and enter coupon code CB33E at checkout.  (The word cloud is taken from the book's short and long descriptions.)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the Prince David series, FREE for a short time


The brand new Young Adult fiction title Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the Prince David series is now available in multiple eBooks formats on Smashwords.  It is FREE for readers of this blog, but only until 4/4/12!  Simply enter the coupon code CB33E at the Smashwords checkout.
Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the Prince David series, introduces David and the Bolithos, an unlikely but effective combination of young men and women who desire to do right, but who also want to be normal teenagers.  Is that even remotely possible?  Will they find the courage to succeed in spite of being nervous and scared of what lies ahead?
     David has unexpectedly become the royal heir. David has also become an orphan. Those two overwhelming problems confront teenager Zach and his family, who simply want to protect David and help the younger boy deal with his destiny.  A contemporary story about keeping friendships, seeking adventure, overcoming challenges and making history.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

new version of FB Reader for Android Tablet

Three days ago, I did a short piece about using my android tablet to read eBooks. Now there is a new version of FB Reader for Android, the very app I use for my Tab. It reads Mobi (Kindle) and ePub (Nook) formats perfectly. It's performed really well for me, and the new version simply fixes a couple of bugs that I didn't even notice.

If you're considering the Nook or the Kindle, I suggest getting an inexpensive Tablet instead. I did. With the FB Reader app, it does a great job of reading eBooks, plus many more things as well.

Happy Reading,

Wil

Thursday, March 15, 2012

the competition continues: Kindle vs. Nook


Yet another view, on HuffPostBooks, about which is better: Kindle or Nook.  The writer of the piece seems to go with the Kindle, essentially because the Amazon online bookstore is better than Barnes & Noble's.  Now, I think the comments about Amazon's online bookstore being better than the B&N version are valid, but that's only part of the story.  

Anyone looking for a reading device ought to look at tablets.  I just picked up my first one a couple of months ago, and I'm really happy.  Now I have one device that can read plus do many other online-related activities. The available android apps allow me to read 'Mobi' (Kindle) files from Amazon, or ePub files from B&N.  Now it doesn't matter where I buy the books, and I do check out a few different online bookstores to see what's new.  

What also impressed me was the very reasonable price of the Tab that I bought.  It was not all that much more than a top of the line Kindle or Nook. It's a great multi-purpose machine, and it does a great job as a reader.  What more is there to want?  Okay, well, maybe some really good books to read on it.  Umm, I do like mine...

Happy Reading, 

Wil

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Finding Free eBooks for Young Adults during Read an eBook Week


This is absolutely the best week of the year to find Free eBooks for Young Adults, but it all ends on MARCH 10th.  It's a perfect time to put a few extra books into the digital library, and I always load up my laptop (and now my new Tab) with eBooks to keep me going for months or longer.  It's time for the annual Read an eBook Week promotions, and there are Free eBooks all over the place.  Sometimes, however, it's just hard to find them.  
     Repeating the successful link from last year, the blog Free eBooks for Young Adults has sorted out all the free eBooks for Young Adults on Smashwords.  I know I'll be checking the link at least twice.  Had a look first time on March 4th and I'll check again on March 10th, just to make sure I haven't missed any great reads that are free for Read an eBook Week.
     Most importantly, joining the hundreds (if not thousands) of books available FREE this week are five of my YA fiction titles, starting with my brand new:

Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the PrinceDavid series, a contemporary story about keeping friendships, seeking adventure, overcoming challenges, and making history.

Playing the Baseball Card, a book that has kept a top 1% sales rank at B&N for over a year, and has been reviewed as 'very inspiring'

Aiden's Arrival: Honor BeforeGold, a book that made it into the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2011

Robert's Ride , a short novel about the challenges facing a young adoptee

And finally, a book I consider my favorite, and a book that sat at #1 best seller for YA at Smashwords for two months, Sons andBrothers in Seattle

Happy Reading,

Wil

Friday, March 2, 2012

Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the Prince David series

It's here! Yes! The brand new Young Adult fiction title Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the Prince David series is now available in multiple eBooks formats on Smashwords.  This is my first new book in more than a year, and I'm very happy with it. It will be available for Free during Read an eBook Week, March 4-11, on Smashwords.
Zac and the Reluctant Prince, Book 1 of the Prince David series, introduces David and the Bolithos, an unlikely but effective combination of young men and women who desire to do right, but who also want to be normal teenagers.  Is that even remotely possible?  Will they find the courage to succeed in spite of being nervous and scared of what lies ahead?
     David has unexpectedly become the royal heir. David has also become an orphan. Those two overwhelming problems confront teenager Zach and his family, who simply want to protect David and help the younger boy deal with his destiny.  A contemporary story about keeping friendships, seeking adventure, overcoming challenges and making history.

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