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CORRECTION! updated ebook link for A Journey of Faith: a Stepping Stones Mystery

Hello everybody,

For those of you who wish to purchase A Journey of Faith, I wanted to let you know that I am republishing it with the help of a friend of mine who specializes in formatting books to be self-published. It is now available in the Amazon kindle store once again, and I will give you the updated link at the end of this post.

Please note if you’ve looked at my meet the author page, you may find amazon links that don’t necessarily work. However, due to the fact that I am visually impaired I have difficulty changing the links on my page. Therefore, I will give you the correct links to my book(s) in individual blog posts, so you can purchase and enjoy them for yourselves.

Happy reading and God bless you all. The Kindle link for A Journey of Faith: A Stepping Stones Mystery is as follows:

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Insights & Publishing Trends for 2018

via Insights & Publishing Trends for 2018

 

Although this post was published last year, these numbers hold true now, and this will give new authors more possibilities for publishing new titles, and revitalizing old titles.

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The lack of accessibility for the blind where freelance writing sites are concerned

Have you ever seen these freelance writing sites that pay people to write web content, articles and blogs? Well, I have discovered one site in particular that pays writers to write blogposts, ebooks, and articles, including rewriting, articles. However, when I try to submit an article to be approved by the requester, there is no place to submit the article, or paste the text into. Oh the registration process is accessible enough, but you can’t submit your work for payment.
It totally infuriates me when supposedly topnotch sites like oDesk, eLance, and iwriter and writer friendly sites like watpad make trying to be a part of the community or work in their site practically impossible for blind people. Not only that, but when you try to tell them that their site is not screenreader friendly for blind members, and suggest how they can make the site more accessible, they either totally ignore you, or they think that since other people can use the site, they are not required to make it accessible for the blind.
Don’t get me wrong, today’s technology enhancements are very helpful in some ways, but in others, they can be a headache. Please bear with me today, but I am frustrated beyond belief at those who only think of the ease of clicking a mouse rather than making the site easy for all visitors to access.
Please excuse me for venting, but I had to get that frustration off my chest, though maybe I should have saved this for my journal. What do you think? Does anyone know whether there are any accessible writing platforms paid or not for the blind?
On a more positive note, I will have a story published in one of two anthologies that are being put together by the facebook group called get down with the authors. I’ll let you know when the book will be published, and where you can download it for free. We all love a freeby, right? Well, keep your eyes and ears opened for this one!

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Reports of a Shrinking US eBook Market Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This is an article from one of the many blogs I follow. I am posting this on my blog today, because I feel that authors who are published, or are planning to publish in the near future, need to know that if they plan to publish in ebook formats,there is still a market for this outlet.
Reports of a Shrinking US eBook Market Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.

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A Fearful Heart by Cherry Christinson book review

Last weekend I finished reading an awesome book by Cherry Christinson called A Fearful Heart. I must say that this book was hard to put down. The author pulled me right into the story, and kept me going until the end. I can’t remember the main character’s name, but I believe that she would have been better off falling for her best friend, instead of a guy she met in college, who actually turned out to be a very bad guy. I won’t say much more than that, but I give this book a 5* rating. I purchased this book for $0.99 on iBooks.
Until next time, happy reading, writing and blogging, and God bless. BTW, happy easter to one and all.