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ABC - Authors, Books, and Chat or Comments about Books We Love; Books We Hate; Books We Write; Books We'd Like To Write; Books We Wish Others Would Write: A discussion about books of all kinds, concentrating on but not limited to our own libraries and including new, mainstream and non-mainstream, in- and out-of-print, rare, antique, signed and unsigned, fiction and non-fiction. Of special interest are published contributors, and those who wish to be.

All discussion of the creative and creation side of books is particularly valuable.
Try the following links for great tips and ideas!

Why do old books smell the way they do? Answer here: (Hat tip to Tom Clarke)

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Click here to submit a few paragraphs of your writing to this website, and it will tell you which famous author you write like.
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A site that formats online text so it's easier to read CLICK (Hat Tip to LindyBIll)

Mysteries by location :(Hat Tip to Mac Con Ulaidh)

If there's a book out there, here's where you can find it (Hat Tip to Tom Clarke): Book Finder

Forgotten Books (Hat tip to Stan)

Ten Best Books Sites On Line Hat tip to stockman scott and JohnM.

Sites that pay for writing Tips on Writing Short Stories(Hat Tip to Stan for both.)

Twenty online resources for free eBooks...(Hat tip to Glenn Peterson)

How much royalty do publishers pay authors? Hat Tip to Stan and SmoothSail both!

Link to a post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.
Link to ANOTHER post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.
Link to YET ANOTHER post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.

Link to an Ebook library Courtesy of Travis_Bickle


Fifty Writing Tools... Manymoose found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

Common Errors in English Usage Manymoose found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

Writing World Manymoose also found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

smashwords.com An eBook publishing site found by ManyMoose.


We appreciate everyone's courtesy.

Typical initial posts will be a description of the book's content or attributes, why we love or dislike it, what's special about it, and recommendations to read or forget it.

Follow-up posts could lead anywhere, but should be focused on the books and authors, the effects of the books on our lives, and so forth.

All polite discussion on books will be allowed.
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7645"As mass approaches the speed of light, time approaches zero." The fiLindyBill-yesterday
7644Ghostman by Roger Hobbs: Although I like a lot of detective movies and shows, cStan-Tuesday
7643CAN'T BEAT AMAZON! I find myself so enthused about this company and everythLindyBill-Tuesday
7642 Jeff Bezos’ Lemonade Stand By David Streitfeld DecembeLindyBill-Monday
7641I like that it has a search feature, something Kindle doesn't have, but I reStan-Monday
7640just ebook lendingLindyBill-Monday
7639I just out about a company in Israel that is producing eBooks in 3D, which have ManyMoose-Monday
7638Amazon has taken over the entire Library lending function for the State of HawaiJohnM-Monday
7637I remember my astonishment when Amazon moved from books to music then on to grocStan1Monday
7636If not, there probably will be, soon. I'm sure there's a book or movie ManyMoose-Monday
7635I'm sure there's a book or movie out there with the premise of a corporaStan-Monday
7634I have never seen a company as willing to try anything. The "one person ownLindyBill-Monday
7633I hate to say it, but if Amazon.com ran the government, it would be a whole lot ManyMoose-Monday
7632That alleviates the library from providing the e-service, and I'm sure AmazoStan-Monday
7631Amazon has taken over the entire Library lending function for the State of HawaiLindyBill-Monday
7630I'm not sure how Amazon creates a Kindle file from what a printed book has, Stan-Sunday
7629Seattle Times' list of best books of 2014 seattletimes.comStan-Sunday
7628TOM CLANCY: FULL FORCE AND EFFECT, amazon.com by Mark Greaney. (Putnam.) (OpeneLindyBill-Sunday
7627Good, you found an essential point for your upcoming talk.Stan-last Saturday
7626I was looking at the "Enlightenment" period and got linked to the end LindyBill-last Saturday
7625Then there's the Kindle-Google-Wiki connection. I began a new book today anStan-last Saturday
7624I cannot get through one article of high interest to me because of the links. ThStan-December 12
7623A person can spend hours at wiki, and like another poster wrote, it takes tremenNeeka-December 12
7622I hope you have all experienced the thrill I feel as I browse Wikipedia. It'LindyBill1December 12
7621 Amazon Best Sellers Our most popular products based on sales. Updated hourlLindyBill-December 12
7620 [graphic] 2014 Edgar® Awards winners announced Congratulations to all ofLindyBill-December 12
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