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Written by Djuna Barnes, A Night Among the Horses, was first published in The Little Review in 1919. The tale is narrated by Sarah Lipton.read more
The Machine Stops, written by E. M. Forster and narrated by Richard Rieman, was likely the inspiration for the movie epic from George Lucas, THX 1138, which bears many similarities to the characters and plot.read more
Read by Jannie Meisberger, From A to Z is the story of a young woman recently graduated from college who confronts the bewildering realities of the working world.read more
The protagonist of this story by Edgar Allen Poe, an anti-hero if there ever was one, succumbs to the influence of demon rum, to his profound ruination. Narrated by Lee Purcell, the story was first published in The Saturday Evening Post on August 19, 1843.read more
This short story from Hodgson, Demons of the Sea, narrated by Mark Saintonge, describes an encounter at sea with an entirely different breed of creatures, equally malign and thoroughly repugnant in their own way.read more
Here’s another intriguing short story by Philip K. Dick, narrated by Sarah Lipton. The farcical nature of the tale seems less so when considered in the context of Dick’s own delusional thought patterns and his explorations of human perception and reality.read more
This quirky story, Beyond the Door, narrated by Lee Purcell, takes the most benign character imaginable, a cuckoo inside a clock, and imbues it with a sense of menace and malign intent.read more
Xmas is over. Your shiny new iPad Mini is unwrapped and ready for many years of ebook reading. But there remains a nagging problem: what to do with the old iPad Mini with the badly damaged glass on the front panel assembly. You investigated the costs of having it...read more
A large part of achieving success as an ebook author is discovery. Getting noticed amidst the huge volumes of authors and ebook titles might seem as though you’re walking around the streets of Shanghai wearing a sandwich board, marching by an oblivious crowd.
In this hauntingly beautiful story, Virginia Woolf relates the tale of a living couple sharing a house with the ghosts of the couple who once lived there, decades earlier.
With a new book out, describing the ways in which indie authors can turn their works into audiobooks, and more than 30 audiobook narrations to his credit,
Creativity can be an elusive creature for writers and artists, and finding the best way to unbridle the imagination to craft creative works can sometimes feel impossibly hard.
Once upon a time, if you wanted to use the full range of editorial markup tools on a PDF, you had to buy a full-fledged version of Acrobat Professional. Times have changed. You can now do complete markup using the free version of Adobe Reader, which is an excellent...
Audio recording in a Portland apartment is easy. Except when it isn’t. . .
The early Internet was a dreary, gray, text-based world, constructed at a time when slow bandwidths prevailed and web browser standards hadn't coalesced. Today, visuals are integral to effective web communication, setting the tone and tenor of the accompanying text...
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing offers a fast and simple way to publish your ebook to the largest ebookstore on the planet. Here’s a handy quickstart guide to help you get started.
You might be surprised to learn that Amazon is not the only way that an indie author can distribute a book to the world.
Ebooks rose to fame on the strength of indie authors suddenly freed from the shackles and strictures of the traditional publishing world, releasing their works—good, bad, and indifferent—to the world.
This guide provides walks prospective authors through the self-publishing process—step-by-step—with information on everything from choosing the right word processor to distributing, marketing, and promoting your book. The excerpt talks about author branding.
“The Kindle self-publishing revolution is here! Are you in?” In this title, Nathan Meunier offers an alternative to writing full-length books the traditional publishing way, describing the benefits of successfully publishing short books to the Kindle platform.
If you’re worried about piracy crushing your ebook sales, maybe you should consider these statistics.
The news may not be surprising, but traditional publishing offers fewer opportunities and less renumeration these days for authors in the UK, as detailed in this article published in The Guardian. Figures released by the Authors' Licensing & Collecting Socity show...
In the small southern Vermont town where I live, my morning walks take me down roads and past buildings that have been around since the 18th century (including Ice Pond Farm, a farmstead built in 1792). A recent walk had me reflecting on the nature of trust in...
With a wicked sense of humor, an affinity for the supernatural realm, a preternatural interest in books, and a proclivity for storytelling that began in his youth, Mark Lefebvre has capitalized on his talents as an author, and, more recently, as the Director of Self...