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Authors & Books & Comments
An SI Board Since November 2007
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Emcee:  ManyMoose Type:  Moderated
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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9148How to Get Books When Bookstores and Libraries Are Closed Even for people who hGlenn Petersen1yesterday
9147Osprey publishing giving away free e-books ospreypublishing.com wargamer.comTimF1Saturday
9146Washington Irving wrote a non-fiction book about the fur trade in "Astoria.ManyMoose-Saturday
9145The guy who first dubbed New York "Gotham" (Goat Town), who came up wiTom Clarke3last Friday
9144That's a t-shirt I've had for a few years now. It's getting pretty tTom Clarke-last Wednesday
9143Very clever. And the right day for it.Stan1last Wednesday
9142[graphic]Tom Clarke-last Wednesday
9141[graphic]Tom Clarke2last Wednesday
9140In the literature of pestilence, the greatest threat isn’t the loss of human lifTom Clarke2March 29
9139Amazon's Create Space Looks like a good way to get you off the dime and movLindyBill2March 27
9138I think I will use Amazon's Create Space to publish my (mostly) finished hisManyMoose4March 27
9137I just discovered Richard Wake I just finished book 5 in the series. It's aLindyBill-March 27
9136Completely agree about Furst. Great stuff. On the recent Larson book, it's fJohnM-March 23
9135Thanks. I got the first of the Kovacs books. It is in Kindle unlimited.LindyBill-March 23
9134Hope everyone is safe and bunkered in. Figured I would share what I am enjoyingFiloF-March 23
9133editLindyBill-March 23
9132By sheer coincidence I am reading "Wolf Hall" right now.DMaA-March 14
9131 wsj.com ‘The Mirror and the Light’ Review: Thomas Cromwell’s FinalLindyBill-March 14
9130NYTimes review of the new Hilary Mantel historical fiction piece on Thomas CromwJohnM-March 4
9129Thanks, LindyBill, for keeping Authors & Books & Comments alive! ManyMoose1February 24
9128I am presently reading this book. I find it interesting, but a little slow. LindyBill-February 18
9127Excellent read. You will find no bigger fan of Flashman than I. newcriterion.LindyBill-February 18
9126Just read two British mysteries that were quite good. The first by Peter RobinsoJohnM-February 18
9125[youtube video]Joachim K-February 16
9124A Code-Obsessed Novelist Builds a Writing Bot. The Plot Thickens Vikram ChandraGlenn Petersen1February 9
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