Walmart Makes a Late Entry Into the E-Book Market

Walmart Gets Into e-book Business. This is a surprising (although I suppose we should have seen it coming) turn of events. I wonder if their prices will compete with Amazon’s. Be interesting to find out. Reblogged

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by Michael Corkery at The New York Times

Walmart is making a circuitous and belated push into the digital book market, teaming up with a Japanese company to sell e-books and audiobooks.

The deal with Rakuten, an e-commerce giant based in Japan, will allow Walmart to start selling digital books on its website for the first time later this year.

The move, which was announced late Thursday, comes years after Walmart’s archrival, Amazon, began to dominate the market for digital readers.

Walmart customers will be able to read the books through Rakuten Kobo e-reading devices — which have not taken hold with Americans the way Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook have.

The partnership is part of Walmart’s effort to ensure that its online offerings include every conceivable product line, giving shoppers no reason to click over to Amazon.

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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2018…

More great information for writers. Reblogged from https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com

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By Dana Sitar  on The Write Life Site:

The world offers a lot of ways to become a writer.

You can go to school for journalism or creative writing, get a Ph.D. and publish in journals, start a blog and turn it into a business, write a book and become famous…The paths are innumerable.

Whatever kind of writer you want to be, you can probably find a blog or online community to help you get there.

Each year, The Write Life celebrates these vast resources available to us online by releasing a list of the 100 Best Websites for Writers, and we’re excited to do it for the fifth year in a row.

Thanks to your suggestions, you’ve helped us curate hundreds of websites to bring you the best of the best.

Many are tried-and-true favorites previously featured in our 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 lists, and this year we’re…

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Calling All Teachers

If you love kids, and you should if you are in the teaching profession, this is an article that may prove quite helpful to you when dealing with young boys. Written by a teacher and athletic coach, this post is filled with statistics and data regarding the mental/psychological differences between left-brained and right-brained male students … Continue reading Calling All Teachers

How to get kicked out of a Facebook group – Build Book Buzz

Online discussions taking too much of your time? Here are 13 surefire ways to get kicked out of your favorite Facebook group. Source: How to get kicked out of a Facebook group - Build Book Buzz This was a great article on facebook group manners and how to avoid annoying people.  Re-posted from https://buildbookbuzz.com/how-to-get-kicked-out-of-a-facebook-group/

HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOK IN 9 EASY STEPS…

Received an email message about this post from christhestoryreadingapeblog.com, which took me to kindlepreneur.com. Fantastic article with step-by-step instructions and free download on the kindlepreneur site. One of the most helpful posts I’ve ever read. Reblogged from thestoryreadingapeblog.com.

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By Eevi Jones  on Kindlepreneur Site:

Have you ever wondered how to write a children’s book, and if you have what it takes to create one?

For me, it’s this smile. That’s my reason for writing children’s books.

Many aspiring (and even accomplished) authors dream of writing a children’s book.

Maybe you have an incredible idea that you can’t stop thinking about. Or maybe you want to put to paper your little one’s favorite bedtime story–the one you made up while snuggling together. Whatever the reason, now is the time to check this dream off your bucket list.

Writing and publishing your own children’s book is no longer difficult to do, nor is it financially unattainable. You could spend half a fortune just figuring out how to go about all the steps involved, but this article will save you tons of moola and loads of headaches.

Unless you’re a celebrity or…

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20/20 vision

Well stated: a very thoughtful and insightful perspective on hindsight. Thanks for sharing. Reblogged on the KingsKidChronicles from https://thesilenteye.co.uk.

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“Hindsight,” wrote my friend, “has twenty-twenty vision.”

It always seems that way, when we think back to what we could have, should have said or done. The witty retort, the other alternative…the thing we did not think of at the time… the course we ought to have taken instead of the one that we took…

Thinking about it, though, perhaps hindsight is a little more myopic than it pretends.

At the time, we did the best we could with the person we were then… and could not have done otherwise. Looking back on the past from where we now stand, we have a unique perspective. We can see how events unfolded, one after the other, from that moment until now. We look back armed with all the knowledge and experience we have gained since the moment in question and we stand as one who has grown and changed in the…

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