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Saturday, November 2, 2013

When You Look At The World, Do You See It Through Rose-colored Glasses?









Good Morning, World! by Mrs. D. - Review & Giveaway



Good Morning World
Review Copy

Good Morning, World! - Book Review 

by  Create With Joy


When you look at the world, do you see it through rose-colored glasses? When you look at a glass of water, do you see a glass as half empty or half full?
No matter what your age or perspective, you are sure to find a kindred spirit in  Good Morning, World!  by Mrs. D.
Good Morning, World!  is a delightful children's book about Baby Thomas and his Grandpa - two individuals who see the world from a vastly different perspective! The contrast in their viewpoints is highlighted one beautiful sunny day when Grandma sends them to the park for a stroll.
The positive perspective of the optimist is personified in exuberant Baby Thomas, who is excited by everything that he sees! Every creature, big and small, that Baby Thomas meets with his friend. Everything on his path, he greets with joy! By the end of his stroll, Baby Thomas has collected a cap-full of memories!
Not so with poor, pessimistic Grandpa (who - in all fairness - is awakened from his slumbers to push the exuberant noisy Baby Thomas around the park!) The sun is too hot. The flowers make him sneeze. And that is only the beginning of Grandpa's walk-in-the-park woes ...
Good Morning, World!  is educational without being didactic - but lines like "The sun is very hot! It feels like a boiling pot! "Are only half the fun. Eladziem perfectly captures the essence of this story with her ​​emotive illustrations! I loved pouring over the details in every picture. Grandpa's and Baby Thomas's expressions speak a thousand words!
Good Morning, World!  is a book you will enjoy reading to your children - and your young readers will enjoy reading on their own! It's a book that makes you feel happy inside. I have read  Good Morning, World!  several times since its arrival for the sheer joy of it!
I rate this book 5/5 stars.


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cat Learns Lesson of Love in New Children’s Book by Mrs. D

Cat Learns Lesson of Love in New Children's Book by Mrs. D

New arrivals to the family bring an unexpected change of heart to a cat set in her ways in this new illustrated book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases "The City and the Old Kittens House Cat" by Mrs. D.
This simple but touching fable about being welcoming to others and sharing Equally works well for reading aloud as a family or for curling up with in a cozy corner.
Galloway, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Christmas time means time spent with family, both the two-legged and four-legged variety. Nydam, adopted when she was just a little lost calico kitten, has led a calm, uneventful life with her human family for years. In this charming new children's book,  everything changes when the family's older daughter brings two playful kittens home to visit the day before Christmas. Although Nydam finds them annoying, Mickey and Jack are not the spoiled kittens she imagines.
"The City and the Old Kittens House Cat" tells the story of Nydam and her dislike of the visitors, who arrive with pretty collars with bells that make noise. They go everywhere. She defends her food dish and gives them dirty looks as they play under the Christmas tree. It's not until Nydam hears about their rescue from a harsh life on the streets with a sick mama cat that she realizes she has more in common with the kittens than she thought. 
This simple but touching fable about being welcoming to others and sharing works equally well for reading aloud as a family or for curling up with in a cozy corner. Mrs. D. knows how to convey the magical spirit of Christmas and its message of love and friendship. The illustrations, created by MikeMotz.com, are dramatic and vivid.

Author Olga D'Agostino, known as Mrs. D., grew up on a farm by the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine, surrounded by nature. Her childhood featured an imaginary world she filled with characters from books she read. She and her two small daughters immigrated to the United States in 1992. D'Agostino, who speaks many languages, has also written other illustrated children's books: "Carlo The Mouse on Vacation," "The Trees Have Hearts," Good Morning, World, "and" Carlo The Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse." "The Trees Have Hearts" was awarded a 2013 Mom's Choice Award. She is already working on several other books for children, including more adventures starring Carlo The Mouse, and "Runaway Clothes," "The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet," "Everyone Needs Someone: The Royal Palm," "Who Is Most Important in The Fridge "and" That Is How Things Are. "
For additional information, please visit  http://www.mrsdbooks.net .
The City Kittens and the Old House Cat 
Mrs. D 
Dog Ear Publishing 
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1619-1 (paperback) 34 pages $ 19.99 U.S. 
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1682-5 (hardcover) 34 pages $ 29.99 U.S.

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC 
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net  and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing - self-publishing that actually makes sense.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nature’s Bounty Abounds During Walk on Sunny Day; Mrs. D Releases New Book - Good Morning, World!

Nature's Bounty Abounds During Walk on Sunny Day; Mrs. D Releases New Book

A toddler and his grandfather find plenty of things to see on a sunny day in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases "Good Morning, World!" By Mrs. D.
Thomas loves Everything he sees, but his grandfather Finds fault with everything in this charming new illustrated children's book.
Galloway, NJ (PRWEB) October 28, 2013
Few things are better on a beautiful sunlit day than a walk in the park. When young Thomas and his grandfather go out for a walk, they see the same things but from different perspectives. Thomas loves everything he sees, but his grandfather finds fault with everything in this charming new illustrated children's book.
"Good Morning, World! " explores the wonders of nature and its colorful characters like the golden sun, pretty flowers, and birds squabbling. Thomas is delighted when ladybugs spiral up into the air, but his grandfather is worried about being bitten. Thomas loves seeing the jumping frogs and lizards sweet, but his grandfather thinks the park is dangerous. By the end of their walk, Thomas is delighted with all the happy things he saw while his grandfather is delighted to be able to finally take a nap. Dynamic drawings by Eladziem provide a powerful counterpoint to the whimsical story.
Author Olga D'Agostino, aka Mrs. D, immigrated to the United States from western Ukraine in 1992 with her two small daughters. D'Agostino, who speaks many languages, has written other illustrated children's books, Including "Carlo The Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse," "Carlo The Mouse on Vacation," "The Trees Have Hearts," and "The City and the Old Kittens Cat House." "The Trees Have Hearts" earned a 2013 Mom's Choice Award. She is working on several new children's books, including more adventures starring Carlo The Mouse, and "Runaway Clothes," "The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet," "Everyone Needs Someone: The Royal Palm," "Who Is Most Important in the Fridge "and" That Is How Things Are. "She lives in Smithville, NJ, with her husband, and has a grandson to whom she has dedicated this book.
For additional information, please visit  http://www.mrsdbooks.net .
Good Morning, World!
Mrs. D
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-2154-6 46 pages $ 19.99 U.S.
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net  and from our offices in Indianapolis.
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Good News For Authors In eBook Single Marketplace

Single eBook







New Opportunities for authors of short eBooks (5.000 to 30.000 words in length)


Published in BookBaby Blog
Courtesy of  Howard Polskin

Good news for authors in single eBook marketplace

[ This article is written by guest contributor Howard Polskin, Editor-in-Chief at  Thin Reads . ]
There's good news for authors looking to break into the fast-growing * e-book single market, the according to an exclusive third quarter analysis conducted by my website Thin Reads.  The number of e-book singles (any e-book between 5,000 and 30,000 words in length) published in the third quarter increased a whopping 27% compared to the second quarter of 2013 . (There is no reliable data from 2012 to make a viable year-to-year comparison.)
In hard numbers, 122 titles released were compared to 96 published from April 1 to June 30, 2013. In other words, this means increased output and more opportunity for writers. These figure come from the  Thin Reads database  which is updated several times a week and features nearly 1,000 titles. [ To get your eBook single included in Thin Reads' database,  check out this article . ]
Granted, only 122 e-book singles were released in the quarter, but when you consider that three years ago, exactly zero e-book singles were published, it's obvious that something important is taking place for authors.

Publishers are getting into the e-book single market too

And there's more good news. More publishers are entering the e-book single market. That means they are looking for more authors (mainly nonfiction) to write e-book singles, which run anywhere from 20 to 100 pages in length . Among the new publishers who popped onto the Thin Reads radar screen this summer:  Dawns Digest , which focused on Humanitarian journalism, the New New South , which only publishes stories about the South, and  Fierce Ink Press , which produces short fiction and nonfiction pieces by Atlantic Canadian authors who write for young adults.
Authors should also be aware of the Israeli company  Booxilla , which is in beta mode right now. Co-founder Ilan Boock told me that his company will begin publishing fiction e-book singles and that they are searching for suitable manuscripts. They will translate into Hebrew. Stay tuned for developments with this company.
Of the 122 e-book singles that were published in the third quarter, 55 of them were chosen by Amazon to be sold in the company's Kindle Singles store and labeled as a Kindle Single. That means there's plenty of opportunity for authors who are hoping to break into the market for e-book singles outside of Amazon . There are advantages to being in the Kindle Singles store for authors (such as Increased visibility to the book-buying pubic), but smart authors who know how to promote and market themselves can still gain attention for their significant work. For instance, Tom Ruprecht, the author of the wonderful e-book single "A Phony Oral History of JD Salinger," appeared on MSNBC's  "Morning Joe"  to discuss his hilarious takedown of the author of "The Catcher in the Rye." His book was  not  a Kindle Single.
If there's any gloomy note in the Thin Reads findings for the third quarter, it's the outlook for new fiction in the single e-book marketplace. There appears to be very little appetite from consumers for short fiction - even if it's priced at $ 1.99 - from unknown or relatively unknown authors. Thin Reads tracks the  Kindle Single best-seller list  very closely and only one fiction Kindle Single from an unknown author made ​​the best-seller: "Seismic Shift" by Carolyn Nash. Otherwise, the fiction best-seller list is completely dominated by big-name authors like Stephen King, Nelson DeMille, Karin Slaughter and Lee Child.
But that's just a reflection of what's happening in fiction for the Kindle Singles store. There are no sales figures available from other digital outlets. However, there is definitely a market for e-book single fiction. As I noted above, Fierce Ink Press is publishing new fiction. The hip Brooklyn publisher  Thought Catalog  produces several e-book singles every month targeted towards 20somethings and often about provocative nonfiction topics. But the company is publishing some interesting fiction like JE Reich's "The Demon Room." Another Brooklyn-based publisher,  Atavist , will begin publishing novellas in 2014's first quarter. Atavist had previously focused only on nonfiction. And Barnes & Noble has begun publishing its own line of e-book singles (called Snaps) and offers fiction like Bennett Wilson's  "The Island After"  (see story about the latest batch from BN).
Finally, Penguin Books appears to be actively publishing short works of fiction for the e-book single market. Several novellas are published a month under a label called  Penguin Specials . Titles mentioned from all publishers are available on the major digital booksellers including iBookstore, Barnes & Noble and Amazon (although not necessarily in the Kindle Singles section).
For the complete story on the third quarter in e-book singles, please read the exclusive  Thin Reads analysis .
To submit your short eBook (eBook single) to Thin Reads,  check out this article  from BookBaby.
* A note about terminology: Single vs. Kindle E-Book Single
Kindle Single  is a written work of digital content - fiction or nonfiction - that has been chosen by Amazon's editors to be sold in the company's popular Kindle Singles store. The length: 5,000 to 30,000 words. There are more than 300 Kindle Singles currently available for sale.
An  e-book single  is also a written work of digital content - fiction or nonfiction. The length is the same as a Kindle Single: 5,000 to 30,000 words. However, most e-book singles are not in Amazon's Kindle store. There are more than 950 e-book singles in the Thin Reads database. Examples of prominent e-book singles that are not Kindle Singles: "Snowfall" (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for feature story-writing), John Grisham's "Fetching Raymond," and Joshuah Bearman's "Coronado High."
All Kindle Singles are e-book singles (because of their length). But most e-book singles are not Kindle Singles (because they are not sold in the Kindle Singles store).