Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 04/05/2013

Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 03/31/2013

IS IT A BOOK OR AN APP? DIGITAL PUBLISHING COMBINES THE TWO IN A NEW MEDIUM
Last year we invested in a start-up digital publisher called Open Air Publishing. The company focuses on creating how-to books for tablets. Two weeks ago they released their latest title, a high end digital parenting book that caters to mothers and… [read more]
Source: Forbes

HTML5 APPS ABOUT TO ENJOY “ENLIGHTENED COEXISTENCE” WITH NATIVE
What do you mean it’s April already and people only do this kind of thing in January, it’s still snowing in most of Northern Europe isn’t it? IDC’s Hilwa suggests that there will be a new “enlightened coexistence” between web and native device… [read more]
Source: ComputerWeekly.com (blog)

AMAZON TO LAUNCH COVER CREATING TOOL FOR SELF-PUBLISHED E-BOOKS, KDP COVER CREATOR
Amazon is developing a cover creation tool for its Kindle Direct Publishing self-publishing platform, dubbed KDP Cover Creator. The tool is currently being tested by a limited number of KDP authors but the company expects to roll it out to all its KDP… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

WHAT’S UP AT PUBIT!?
Barnes & Noble has created a stir in the self-publishing community with the e-mail it sent yesterday to publishers and others who have used PubIt!, alerting them to ‚Äústay tuned for an upcoming announcement on our next chapter in self-publishing… [read more]
Source: Publishers Weekly

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Book Review: My Father’s Daughter by Teresa Marotta

Book Details:

File Size: 473 KB
Print Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Crary Publications
Publication Date: February 4, 2011
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Stalking and kidnapping in the 19th century!

After the death of her father in the spring of 1893 in South Carolina, Amelia Porter discovers her father’s old travel journals that tell of his marriage to a Cherokee maiden during one of his summer trading trips. Amelia further learns of the birth of a baby daughter. A sister she never knew existed.

Thwarted in her request to travel un-chaperoned with her father’s former young trapping companion, a strong-willed Amelia is determined to find and unite with her half-sister, in spite of the intimidating warnings from her stern godfather and her mother’s concern for her safety. With decisive single-mindedness she devises an intricate scheme to follow the roguish trapper to the Cherokee trading camp.

During the course of Amelia’s treacherous journey she is stalked by a renegade Indian named Mukipha who plots to kidnap her and take her for his wife or place her head on a pole in front of his abode if she refuses. He is obsessed with the anticipated magic that her long, curly red hair will bring him in order to vindicate him and restore his position within his tribe. The budding romance between Amelia and the trapper only makes Mukipha a more dangerous and angry predator while trying to capture his trophy.

My Father’s Daughter is a historical adventure filled with suspense, romance, laughter and tears, taking the reader on a journey through the backwoods and swamps of South Carolina into the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as into the real world of the Cherokee long after the Trail Of Tears.

The current Medicine Woman and Keeper of the Flame for the Cherokee Nation was the resource for much of the authentic and historically accurate Cherokee customs of that era.

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Book Review: Missing Persons Locator Guide by T.A. Brown

Book Details:

File Size: 207 KB
Print Length: 78 Pages
Publisher: Crary Publications
Publication Date: August 22, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

As a self-help search tool, this guide book is invaluable. Written in a straightforward logical manner, this eBook is meant to help family members, lost loves, judgment collectors, or even former classmates locate their missing person as inexpensively as possible. This guide book is full of little known as well as unusual obvious resource tips to help the average person in their quest. If even one single tip or resource produces results, you will have been repaid many, many times over.

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Podcast: Up to Speed in Digital Media News with Quinn & TJ for 03/31/2013

Book Review: Starting a Micro Business by Carol Topp, CPA

Book Details:

File Size: 1397 KB
Print Length: 97 Pages
Publisher: Ambassador Publishing
Publication Date: April 30, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

Starting a micro business will help teenagers earn money while learning a lot. A micro business is simple to start, usually home-based, low risk, educational and easy for a busy student to run. This book offers ideas, a business plan, pitfalls to avoid and resources to get a teenager started making money running their own micro business.

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Book Review: The 4-1-1 on Surviving Teenhood by Michele Sfakianos

Book Details:

File Size: 311 KB
Print Length: 136 Pages
Publisher: Open Pages Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Book Summary:

When I say the word teenager what comes to mind? If you are like most people, the words rebellion, trouble, and stubborn come to mind. You might also think: drugs, crime, pregnancy, peer pressure, sex, puberty, driving, attitudes, relationships, irresponsible, and messy. Those about to go through the teen years might think: independence, first job, fun, sports, adventure, dating, invincible, and driving.

It is time to change the way adults see teenagers. Teens today are faced with drugs, teen pregnancy, texting or sexting, alcohol, peer pressure, bullying, and other dangers. Why do our teens use drugs and alcohol, gamble, or fall prey to other destructive behaviors such as eating disorders or cutting? We will walk through these and other scenarios, and I will offer guidance on how to get through it.

We take our children through childhood, into teenhood, and then onto adulthood. Remember: if you go into the adventure together, you will come out of it together.

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