Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time: Mark Schaefer, Stanford Smith
Lambda-nominated author Dorien Grey of The Dick Hardesty Mysteries and The Elliott Smith Mysteries, knows more than just how to write a great murder novel. He´s also had an amazing life, both in the military and around the world. Here for the first time, are the collected blog and journal writings of this prolific author. As Grey notes, ´´Sometimes things are more clearly seen through the eyes of others.´´ The hope is that the listener will see similarities to his/her own life, recognizing the commonality of the human condition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott W. Kirby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007987/bk_acx0_007987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So kann es nicht weitergehen! Nachdem die 15-jährige Brooklyn versehentlich einen Brand gelegt hat und deshalb Sozialstunden ableisten muss, beschließt sie, dass sie etwas ändern muss. Sie trifft einfach immer die falschen Entscheidungen! Sollen doch andere das für sie übernehmen. Kurzerhand gründet sie ein Blog, auf dem Nutzer über ihre nächsten Schritte abstimmen können. Welches Buch soll sie für Englisch lesen? Soll sie auf die Party gehen? Und wie funktioniert das System überhaupt in Bezug auf die Liebe? Ist der heiße Typ der Richtige oder doch der liebenswerte Nerd? Fragen über Fragen beantworten ihr die Nutzer, doch am Ende muss Brooklyn einsehen, dass jeder Mensch für sich selbst entscheiden muss.Jessica Brody, geboren 1980, schrieb mit sieben Jahren ihr erstes Buch, aber erst nach dem Studium am Smith College und ihrer Tätigkeit bei den MGM Studios, entschied sie sich 2005 selbstständig zu arbeiten. Neben ihrem Dasein als Filmproduzentin schreibt sie Romane für Erwachsene und Jugendliche. Treuetest ist ihr Debütroman, ein zweiter ist in Vorbereitung.
Even in today´s fast-paced world, the myth that writing fast equals writing badly - or, conversely, writing well equals writing slowly - persists. Now, USA Today best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith aims to shatter this myth once and for all with this latest WMG Writer´s Guide. In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just 10 days. He wrote about his progress, his feelings about the writing, and how he approached and overcame obstacles. This audiobook takes readers on a journey that demonstrates that writing fast, and writing well, comes from motivation and practice. USA Today best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith published more than a hundred novels in 30 years and hundreds and hundreds of short stories across many genres. He wrote a couple dozen Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, Spider-Man and X-Men novels, plus novels set in gaming and television worlds. Writing with his wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch under the name Kathryn Wesley, they wrote the novel for the NBC miniseries The Tenth Kingdom and other books for Hallmark Hall of Fame movies. He wrote novels under dozens of pen names in the worlds of comic books and movies, including novelizations of a dozen films, from The Final Fantasy to Steel to Rundown. He now writes his own original fiction under just the one name, Dean Wesley Smith. In addition to his upcoming novel releases, his monthly magazine called Smith´s Monthly premiered October 1, 2013, filled entirely with his original novels and stories. Dean also worked as an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. He now plays a role as an executive editor for the original anthology series Fiction River. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025818/bk_acx0_025818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On his first day of work at a struggling brand management firm, an ambitious intern discovers a blog created by his predecessor, Iris Massey. Iris, he quickly learns, died a few months earlier, leaving a hole in the life of the firm´s morose boss, Smith. Now, stuck at his desk all day, Carl-the-Intern - whose sky-high aspirations are thwarted only by Smith´s sluggishness - gets hooked on Iris´ blog and the stories she tells about the life she left behind. Determined to share her story, Carl and Smith soon track down Iris´ sister Jade, an haute cuisine chef who´s been knocked sideways by her loss, finding solace only in potato chips and red wine. Smith and Jade, tied together by their mutual grief and each carrying their own baggage, end up on a collision course: with their own unresolved pasts, and also with each other. Funny and moving in equal measures, When You Read This is a sparkling debut about love, life and all the emails you really wish you´d never sent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Naughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002006/bk_hodd_002006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For fans of Maria Semple and Rainbow Rowell, a comedy-drama for the digital age: an epistolary debut novel about the ties that bind and break our hearts.Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind.For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only 33. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is surprised to discover that in her last six months, Iris created a blog filled with sharp and often funny musings on the end of a life not quite fulfilled. She also made one final request: for Smith to get her posts published as a book. With the help of his charmingly eager, if overbearingly forthright, new intern Carl, Smith tackles the task of fulfilling Iris’ last wish. Before he can do so, though, he must get the approval of Iris’ big sister, Jade, an haute cuisine chef who’s been knocked sideways by her loss. Each carrying their own baggage, Smith and Jade end up on a collision course with their own unresolved pasts and with each other.Told in a series of emails, blog posts, Online therapy submissions, text messages, legal correspondence, home-rental bookings, and other snippets of our virtual lives, When You Read This is a deft, captivating romantic comedy - funny, tragic, surprising, and bittersweet - that candidly reveals how we find new beginnings after loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Naughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008310/bk_harp_008310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this book, Seth Adam Smith expands on the philosophy behind his extraordinarily popular blog post ´´Marriage Isn´t for You´´ - which received over 30 million hits and has been translated into over 20 languages - and shares how living for others can enrich every aspect of your life, just as it has his. With a mix of humor, candor, and compassion, he reveals how, years before his marriage, his self-obsession led to a downward spiral of addiction and depression, culminating in a suicide attempt at the age of 20. Reflecting on the love and support he experienced in the aftermath, as well as on the lessons he learned from a difficult missionary stint in Russia, his time as a youth leader in the Arizona desert, his marriage, and even a story his father read to him as a child, he shares his deep conviction that the only way you can find your life is to give it away to others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Adam Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001407/bk_gdan_001407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether or not one has lived an exceptional or dramatic life, we inherently understand that writing memoir—whether it’s a book, blog, or just a letter to a child - is the single greatest portal to self-examination. Stop treading water in writing exercises or hiding behind ´´writer’s block” and learn how to write with intent. Marion Roach Smith’s disarmingly frank but wildly fun tactics offer you simple and effective guidelines that work. Your legacy beings now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marion Roach Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000563/bk_gdan_000563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nominated for the 2015 Giller Prize. Nominated for the 2015 Rogers Writers´ Trust Fiction Prize. Among the National Post´s 50 Best Books of 2015 One of Quill & Quire’s Books of the Year, 2015 Among NOW Toronto´s Top 10 Books of 2015 In the stories of Confidence, there are ecstasy-taking PhD students, financial traders desperate for husbands, owners of failing sex stores, violent and unremovable tenants, aggressive raccoons, seedy massage parlors, experimental filmmakers who record every second of their day, and wives who blog insults directed at their husbands. There are cheating husbands. There are private clubs, crowded restaurants, psychiatric wards. There is one magic cinema, and everyone has a secret of some kind. Russell Smith is the author of Girl Crazy and How Insensitive. Confidence, recently long-listed for the 2015 Frank O´Connor International Short Story Award, is his US debut. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Potts, Chai Valladares, Andrew Jackson, Michael David Kirby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032225/bk_adbl_032225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this unique YA anthology, 13 acclaimed, best-selling authors team up with 13 influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains´ points of view. These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like Medusa, Sherlock Holmes, and ´Jack and the Beanstalk´ provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains´ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage - and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again! Featuring writing from.... Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon. BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ameriie, Kevin T. Collins, Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030162/bk_adbl_030162_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.