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  • $2.99 Kindle eBook VIEW YouTube Trailer For Kindle $6.36 $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) YouTube Trailer $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) *Smashwords eBook $2.99* $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) FRAGILE HOPES, TRANSIENT DREAMS: And Other Stories--eBook $3.99 $2.99 Kindle eBook *Smashwords eBook $2.99* For Kindle $4.95 $5.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $0.99 Kindle Short Story(Other Formats) *Smashwords eBook $2.99* $0.99 Kindle Short Story(Other Formats) For Kindle $3.99 $0.99 Kindle Short Story(Other Formats) $2.99 eBook Available in Download, Paperback and Spiral Bound For Kindle $9.95 $2.99 Kindle eBook $2.99 Kindle eBook For Kindle $4.79 $.99 from Smashwords
  • Janet Bahl Janet Bahl's Bio: I’m a full-blooded Kansan born and raised on a farm near Newton but have also lived in numerous cities and states in my adult life. I am happily married to Jerry Bahl since 2002 and have two married sons, two daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, and one dog. I regularly volunteer at The Ville and at the Senior Good Wine Ministry in Andover, Kansas. My life changed dramatically in October 2006 when I was laid off from Bombardier-Learjet in Wichita after working there as a Senior Buyer for over 18 years and found myself still too young
  • D A Bale $1.99 Kindle eBook! D A Bale Bio: Since her earliest remembrances, Ms. Bale has used the written word to communicate images and feelings, to entertain and inspire. In her youth, she won numerous writing awards and spent countless hours entertaining family and friends with stories and plays she’d written using her parents old typewriter. Then life happened. Through a series of personal tragedies, she once again picked up writing as a means of catharsis. This led to the introduction of a very special writers group with whom she continues to this day. With the Midwest as an
  • Maryann L. Barry Coming Soon!
  • Edna Bell-Pearson Website: www.bell-pearson.com Kindle eBook $3.99 My book, Fragile Hopes, Transient Dreams and Other Stories, portraying the strife and struggles of Southwest Kansans during the 20th Century, edited by our esteemed host, Gordon Kessler, was chosen one of 150 Best Kansas Books by the Kansas Sesquicentennial Committee (From books published between 1860 and 2010). Pablo Picasso once said, “Art is lies that tell the truth.” Although these stories are fiction, they delve deeply into the realty of life on The Great Plains. Fragile Hopes, Transient Dreams is a saga you'll not easily forget. It is love and trust, hardship
  • H B Berlow BIO: H.B. Berlow studied film-making and screenwriting at the University of Miami in the early 80's, was involved with the Boston Poetry Scene and Poetry Slams in the early 90's, and has been a member of KWA since 2007. His focus has been on fiction, mostly crime and Transgressive. He also paints and creates mixed media art works. He lives in a 100+ year old Victorian house in Wichita with his wife, Shelia, and the three cats -- Mongo, Camille, & Rupert. AVAILABLE WORKS: On Lulu.com Kansas Two-StepQuickUnemployed and Dangerous: A Trilogy of Transgressive Novellas On Smashwords.com
  • Gary Cummings $.99 Kindle eBook! Coming Soon!
  • Arelen Rains Graber $2.99 eBook! Amazon.com Widgets $2.99 eBook $2.99 eBook A Plane Tree in Provence $2.99 from Smashwords Arlene Rains Graber is an award winning freelance writer from Wichita, Kansas. Her writing career spans more than twenty-five years with articles, essays, and devotionals published in numerous newspapers, magazines and periodicals. Devoted to Traveling was released February 16, 2010, by AWOC Publishers. She is a retired travel agent who has traveled throughout the world. Graber is a graduate of the University of Memphis, is an avid scrapbooker, a graduate of Bible Study Fellowship, the proud grandmother of two boys, and
  • Hazel Hart $.99 from Smashwords (free until 9/21/11 with this code: UA43W) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) About The Authors: Authors, Bonnie Myrick Eaton and Hazel Hart, have partnered up to produce a dramatic short story collection of dark fiction. Both authors are members of the Kansas Writers Association and the Kansas Author's Club. Hazel Hart teaches English online for Butler County Community College. She has won awards for her fiction and poetry from Writer's Journal, Byline, Kansas Voices, the Kansas Writers Association and the National Writers Club. Her work has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery
  • Conrad Jestmore $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) Conrad Jestmore has published short stories, poetry and non-fiction in numerous journals and anthologies. "River of Death" is his first novel. He has earned gainful employment as a welfare case worker in the mountains of California, an elevator operator when elevators still had them, a bartender, a paint warehouse stocker, a USO performer and a high school teacher. He is a Reiki Master, and currently teaches Reiki classes and heals both humans and animals in his central Kansas Reiki practice. River of Murder Ebook Price: $2.99, 64190 words. Fiction by Conrad Jestmore on
  • Brian Johnson
  • For Kindle $6.36 for Kindle $5.99 Watch the YouTube Book Trailer! For Kindle $4.95 For Kindle $4.79 For Kindle $9.95 For Kindle $3.99 About Starla Kaye (as taken from Starla Kays's website: http://starlakaye.com/) About Starla Kaye Live, love, laugh…such simple words, but words I take to heart. There are never enough hours in my day to do even half of the things I would like to do. Maybe I try to bite off too big of chunks of what I want to do, what I need to do, and of what others expect me to do. But no matter how
  • Gordon A Kessler $.99 Kindle eBook! $2.99 Kindle eBook VIEW YouTube Trailer Novel Writing Made Simple $2.99 eBook Available in PDF Download, Paperback and Spiral Bound Storybinder: Gather your thoughts, organize your story! Jezebel Sleep Lightly Tonight America! $2.99 Kindle eBook Dead Reckoning Stand By for Heavy Rolls! $2.99 Kindle eBook "Jack Knight" Nostalgia/coming of age short story $0.99 Kindle Short Story(Other Formats) "Toothpick for Two" Humor short story $0.99 Kindle Short Story(Other Formats) Gordon's Amazon Page Gordon A Kessler Bio: Gordon A Kessler is a former US Marine parachutist, recon scout, and Super Squad team leader, with a Bachelor
  • Jack Kline Coming Soon!
  • Marsha E. Lytle Soon to be Released! Marsha has been writing since childhood. Her first published piece was in sixth grade in the Eglin AFB Officer’s Wives newsletter. Her first published novel, Haggerty’s Curse, was self published by Author’s House www.auldcountrybooks.com and marketed around the country at Irish festivals and available in public libraries in the greater Kansas City area. In fall 2011 her book, Kylie’s Song, a contemporary romance, will be published by Eternal Press. More information on this book is available at http://kyliessong.wordpress.com. Her writing interests include espionage/ thrillers and most of her books have an Irish theme.
  • Tom Mach Amazon.com Widgets Tom Mach’s Bio Tom Mach wrote two successful historical novels, Sissy! and All Parts Together, both of which have won rave reviews and were listed among the 150 best Kansas books in 2011.Sissy! won the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award while All Parts Together was a viable entrant for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Award. He also wrote a collection of short stories entitled Stories To Enjoy which received positive reviews. Tom’s next three novels—a historical novel, a murder mystery, and a suspenseful Christian novel will be published soon. His poetry collection, The Uni Verse, won
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  • Bonnie Myrick Eaton $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) $0.99 Kindle Short Story About The Authors: Authors, Bonnie Myrick Eaton and Hazel Hart, have partnered up to produce a dramatic short story collection of dark fiction. Both authors are members of the Kansas Writers Association and the Kansas Author's Club. Bonnie Myrick Eatonhas won awards for her fiction, and her work is published online and in local newspapers. Her first novel, Out of Control, is a paranormal suspense; she is currently writing a mystery, scheduled for release by the end of 2008. When Bonnie's not plotting
  • Peg Nichols Coming Soon!
  • Louise Pelzl Writing has been at the top of Louise's bucket list (writing as Z. Minor -middle initial and maiden name) since reaching a mile stone birthday. She currently is a member of KWA, Kansas Writers Association, and PAWS, Pratt Area Writers Society. She likes to go one step further with her stores than just WHAT IF. Her characters are ordinary, everyday people, who are forced to do the extraordinary just to survive. She lives in rural Kansas with her husband John, a retired electronic engineer. Three grandsons and their parents live in Northern California. You can visit her website
  • Ray "Grizzly" Racobs Just who is Ray “Grizzly” Racobs? Writing Bio Not long after Ray self-acquired “Grizzly” as a nickname (for various reasons),Grizzly’s This ’N That (Author House 2004) became his largest literary endeavor. Since then he’s written Oro, The Incredible Dog (Publish America 2005)and Oro, The “Tail” Continues (Wingspan Press 2006). His “Oro” series is about the exploits of a telepathic dog and his owner. Over the years, Ray has written various articles, commentaries and editorials for several Wichita area newspapers or organizational newsletters. He’s currently working on four writing projects: *An updated version of his first book, Grizzly’s
  • Phyllis Rowland Phyllis Geist Rowland, author of How to Write Time of Your Life Stories in Ten Easy Steps, says: When my children were young, my impossible dream world was one where the ironing basket was empty, my family was fed, and my students’ writing assignments were finally graded and recorded Life was full and rich — good years, though not burgeoning with romance and mystery, the stuff of novels. With my children grown and retirement near, I looked forward to moments crammed with all the experiences I’d missed along the way. I penciled a long list of possibilities. Sunrise
  • Michelle Smith Coming Soon!
  • Richard Walkup About Me In freefall, 1964 I have had many interests in my life—obsessions, some might say. My earliest memories were dreams of flying, and airplanes. When I was six or seven years old, every time a plane flew over, I never failed to look up. I always wondered how the pilot and passengers were able to make themselves small enough to fit inside those tiny airplanes. I started building model airplanes when I was twelve or thirteen and transitioned to flying real ones during the summer of 1950. I soloed on October 16, 1950, at Marshall, Missouri, when
  • Michael Watson $2.99 eBook Barnes & Noble $2.99 Smashwords (all eBook formats) $2.99 About the Author The author’s debut novel is ‘The Nestorian Alliance’. He is a self-employed geologist and surveyor, living with his wife in a rural setting near Clearwater, Kansas. Mike is currently working on his second novel in the series. The characters in the series reside in or near Durango, Colorado, one of Mike’s favorite places. THE NESTORIAN ALLIANCE A Jack Trader Adventure The location of Noah’s Ark has been one of history’s most intriguing mysteries. Believed to be on Mt. Ararat, it still eludes all seekers.
  • Action/Adventure/Military Fiction $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 eBook Barnes & Noble $2.99 Smashwords (all eBook formats) $2.99 $.99 Kindle eBook! More Listings Soon to Come!
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  • Horror Fiction $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats)$.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) Listings Soon to Come!
  • Mystery/Detective Fiction $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $.99 Kindle eBook $.99 Kindle eBook! More Listings Soon to Come!
  • Science Fiction $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) More Listings Soon to Come!
  • Suspense Fiction $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook (Other Formats) $0.99 Kindle Short Story (Other Formats) $2.99 eBook Barnes & Noble $2.99 Smashwords (all eBook formats) $2.99 $1.99 eBook! $.99 Kindle eBook! More Listings Soon to Come!
  • Thriller Fiction $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook(Other Formats) $2.99 Kindle eBook Barnes & Noble $2.99 Smashwords (all eBook formats) $2.99 $1.99 Kindle eBook $.99 Kindle eBook! More Listings Soon to Come!
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  • sold on the Sony site, at more than 40 Sony Stores, and at chains like Borders, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Sears in the U.S. as well as Best Buy Canada and Waterstone’s in the U.K. Current versions are the standard PRS-505 that retails for $299, and the newer PRS-700 which features a touch-screen keyboard and retails for $350. Special-edition Readers come in a few different colors.
  • Amazon
  • by Dutch company Endless Ideas will soon be available in three versions: the BeBook, the BeBook 2, and the BeBook mini. Engadget.com reported on the original BeBook release in May 2008, noting the device’s hefty $510 price tag and six-inch display. The soon-to-be released BeBook 2 features the additions of WiFi, 3G wireless capabilities, and touchscreen navigation, but will still cost about $500. The BeBook mini, possibly also due out this summer, will have a smaller (five-inch) display and no wireless capabilities but will run for a more affordable $270 or so. The big news for e-book buyers in Germany and France: Endless Ideas “is currently working with mobile operators in Germany and France in hopes of providing Kindle-like data access for on-the-go book downloads” in those countries.
  • B&N Nook
  • Apple iPad
  • allows downloads from a selection of “100,000 books and periodicals” onto a Mac or PC as well as the sharing of such downloads onto an iPhone, iPod Touch, or Kindle.
  • To purchase e-books via the Sony eBookstore, eBookLibrary Software must first be downloaded. Titles may then be browsed, purchased, and downloaded onto the registered user’s personal computer (but not Mac), then read on the computer or transferred to a Reader via a USB cable. It’s noted on the Sony eBookLibrary Software download page that no Reader is required to access the Sony eBookstore. Any web-enabled computer allows a visitor to download the EBookLibrary Software, search the eBookstore, and purchase and download titles in ePub format. According to TeleRead.org, such a file can also be viewed in Adobe Digital Editions format—if that free software has already been downloaded—when the “external viewer” option within the Sony reading program is selected.
  • boasts more than 210,000 e-books, including “bargain e-books” priced under $5. Ebookmall.com is categorized based on e-book formats, with offerings in basic and simple e-book applications such as plain text and Word as well as HTML, which downloads a book onto a computer browser and reads like a web page. Software-specific e-books offered on Ebookmall.com (which require the download of software for each separate application) include Mobipocket and Adobe Reader/Adobe Digital Editions (see KNOW THIS Prerequesite below).
  • calls itself the “largest independent e-bookstore” with more than 280,000 titles. Established in 2005 and based in Austin, Texas, BooksOnBoard sells e-books in Adobe Digital Editions and Mobipocket formats as well as other formats such as Microsoft Reader. Also sells audiobooks.
  • a Barnes & Noble company, dubs itself “the world’s largest” e-book store. In addition to offering two dozen free selections from the Barnes & Noble collection of classics, Ereader.com sells e-books for download via hardware-specific eReader software, including eReader for iPhone. Content creators are invited to create e-books for handheld devices through the Ebook Studio, and eReader wireless shopping capabilities are offered via eReader for Windows mobile software.
  • a two-year-old document-sharing site (called by some the YouTube of e-publishing) that recently entered the e-book retail arena with its ScribD Store. Titles ranging from travel guides, theses, and manuals to poetry, essays, and collections of jokes can be read directly on the ScribD site, downloaded to a PC, or viewed via a web-enabled handheld device. An iPhone app for the site is in the works. Originally designed to give independent authors a place to post and share their writings, ScribD now also allows publishers, authors, and other “content creators” to sell their wares via the ScribD Store…and set the prices and digital rights for their works.
  • offers access to “168,000 popular, professional and academic e-books from the world’s leading publishers” via downloads of its free software.
  • allows content creators to “publish” their works but not sell them: All the thousands of works available for download on the site are free since they’re in the public domain either due to expired copyright (currently pre-1923; for extensive discussions of copyright issues, visit Public Domain Sherpa) or because the author opts to offer works at no cost. Feedbooks.com explains its service as a “universal e-reading platform compatible with all mobile reading devices.”
  • uses its own software to produce interactive books—especially textbooks—that can be downloaded to and read on a computer’s web browser, avoiding the need for any type of software download and enhancing the reading experience through links to audio-visual and other on-line files.
  • another Barnes & Noble company, was launched in 2000. It reportedly “has over a million members and sells over one million units per year,” making it “one of the top eBook distribution companies in the world.” Fictionwise also provides detailed distinctions between e-books offered in MultiFormat (a dozen different file formats that are not encrypted) and Secure (encrypted) Formats designed to prevent copying. Fictionwise explains that while “the MultiFormat eBooks cover a wider variety of reading devices and platforms, …because they are not encrypted, many large trade publishers will not allow their eBooks to be sold in these formats.” While Fictionwise states it prefers to offer eBooks in MultiFormat, it supports “secure formats that prevent unauthorized copying to give our members the widest possible selection, including national best-selling authors.” In other words, blame paranoid publishers for the hassle of Secure Formats.
  • a Paris-based company founded in 2000 and owned by Amazon since 2005. The Mobipocket format for creating e-books is one of the main e-book files used worldwide. (The Kindle e-book format is based on it). Mobipocket.com offers a selection of 40,000 titles that can be downloaded and read on PCs or various handheld devices via free Mobipocket Reader software. On Blackberries, Mobipocket books can be purchased and downloaded via Over The Air (OTA) (i.e., wireless) technology.
  • Amazon Kindle Store
  • Public Domain Books
  • owned by Fictionwise.com (a Barnes & Noble company), is another on-line e-book retailer that, like Amazon, requires the purchase of a specific e-reader. The Ebookwise reader retails for $136; Ebookwise titles can also be downloaded onto a Gemstar, Barnes & Noble’s original e-reading device. One of these readers must be connected to a computer for Ebookwise books to be downloaded onto them. (Gemstar-formatted e-books can also be purchased at the Gemstar section of the eBookMall.)
  • British company Interead resembles trendy iPhones with its slight design and selection of bright colors. TechNewsWorld.com reports the new device measures about 7x4.5 inches with a six-inch screen, weighs only six ounces, is compatible with PCs and MACs, and supports PDF and ePub files. It does not offer a wireless feature or touchscreen and costs $249. The CoolerBooks.com site offers 750,000 titles at reportedly discount prices. Most range in price from about $5 up to $20.