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Tâpwê and the Magic Hat

  Buffy Sainte-Marie's new children's book Tâpwê and the Magic Hat draws on the wisdom of Indigenous elders   She's a legendary Cree singer, songwriter and activist who has won numerous awards over her six-decade career. And if that wasn't enough, Buffy-Sainte Marie is also the author of three books for children. Her latest picture book, Tâpwê and the Magic Hat , illustrated by Michelle Alynn Clement, tells the story of a little boy longing for a summer adventure. After he receives a mysterious magic hat from his kokhom (grandmother), he gets more than he bargained for — and learns some lessons along the way. Sainte-Marie spoke with The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers about the long path from first envisioning the story that eventually became Tâpwê and the Magic Hat to publishing the book in both English and Cree. Listen to the new CBC Podcast,  Buffy , celebrating the life and legacy of Buffy Sainte-Marie READ MORE    Buffy Sainte-Marie at 80   As an artis

FINDING THE INVISIBLES : new ebook available

June 15, 2022 Trace has finished publishing her new book FINDING THE INVISIBLES: a true story   Now on it's own website: EBOOK: Waawiindamaw (Ojibwe) means promise. There is Waawiindamaw…   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Publisher Blue Hand Books Pocumtuckland, Greenfield, Massachusetts   MAY 1, 2022   "I don't know about you but I have plenty of paperback and hard covers," says Trace Hentz, author of the book series "It's A Miracle We Survived This Far." Her new book FINDING THE INVISIBLES | A True Story, was published in blog posts (and is available as a pdf when it concludes.) (And it's free to read)  WEBSITE: finding the invisibles from the new book PREFACE: Finding the Invisibles Is there a medicine for our world? Is there a cosmic cure for this growing unre

"It is Time to tell our own Stories our way"

 I met Drew in the early 2000s. He's wonderful. Check out his website: The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor The Night Wanderer is a book by Drew Hayden Taylor. (Annick Press) The Night Wanderer   is a YA novel featuring vampires and a dark mystery. A girl named Tiffany lives on the Otter Lake reservation and one day crosses paths with Pierre L'Errant, a vampire returning home after spending hundreds of years abroad. The fateful meeting changes their lives forever. How Drew Hayden Taylor married Indigenous stories with sci-fi, and found a perfect match Drew Hayden Taylor  is an Ojibwe playwright, author and journalist from Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario. He has worked on over 17 documentaries examining Indigenous experiences. In 2007,  Taylor  released his debut YA novel  The Night Wanderer .  His other books include  Motorcycles & Sweetgrass   and   Take Us to Your Chief ,  a collection of Indigenous science-fiction short s

new CBC Podcast series Kuper Island

Things are heating up in the US, too. Check out AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES BLOG   6 books on Canada's residential schools recommended by Duncan McCue and the Kuper Island podcast team The new CBC Podcast series  Kuper Island  tells the story of four students: three who survived and one who didn't. They attended one of Canada's most notorious residential schools — where unsolved deaths, abuse and lies haunt the community and the survivors to this day. Kuper Island is an eight-episode series hosted by journalist Duncan McCue. You can find it on CBC Listen or wherever you get your podcasts.  To continue the conversation, Kuper Island host McCue and producers Martha Troian and Jodie Martinson connected with CBC Books to share some of the books that impacted them when reflecting on and researching the residential school system.  LISTEN: Kuper Island * Missing Children and Unmarked Burials, vol. 4  by Truth and Reconciliation Com

MAKING SPACE: Book Websites | the particular sadness of

 👇click this:  make a website the way you dream👆 Visit:   ... YOU CAN CREATE a unique home for your work: just one poem, or an entire book👇 I am doing an entire book on its own website: GO HERE   INVISIBLES ebook (in progress)

Maheov, Tommy Orange

“Maheov”   May 27, 2022  The following short story by Tommy Orange is excerpted from a new collection on reproductive freedom edited by Sheila Oria, I Know What's Best For You . Orange is a graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Martin was a miracle baby like Jesus. His parents named him god but they hid it in the middle with purposeful inexactitude. Also he was a twin and they both would have had the middle name god, but Martin’s brother died when their mom was having them. All he ended up being called was: the

UPDATE: NEWER VIDEO AVAILABLE! || How to Convert Your Manuscript to eBook...

FYI: We do automatically number pages for you, and we can insert page breaks between chapters automatically if your chapters are clearly defined (we recommend using the Heading feature of your word processor, but we can also detect larger and/or bolded fonts). There's no exclusivity for print books, so you could have your book with Lulu and us at the same time, if you wish. Ebooks are slightly different—we don't require any exclusivity, but a lot of our retailers have rules against distributing to them from multiple places. So it's best to either use us to reach the retailer, or go to them directly. Print edition do require ISBNs, and you can either purchase one to bring with you or we can issue a free one for your book. There's no risk for getting the free ISBN. Some people prefer buying them, for a variety of reasons, but there's no harm either way. If you have any more questions, feel free to email our team at support@ ! We'll happily


 HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS BIG NEWS for Blue Hand Books! Trace L Hentz Two Worlds : Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects (Vol. 1): Second Edition $15.99 at WALMART! BUY Trace L Hentz Sleeps With Knives: Has It Hit You Yet with a special essay: Earth Tribes at the Millennium (Paperback)   $6.99  

Self-Publishing Industry Insights with Mark Leslie Lefebvre - March 2022


Smashwords merger with Draft2Digital (print and ebooks)

THE NEW WAY! Draft2Digital acquires Smashwords, Creating Self-Publishing Juggernaut Combined Company will Publish and Distribute 800,000+ Titles from 250,000 Authors and Publishers February 8, 2022 — OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. and PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Draft2Digital, LLC and Smashwords, Inc., two pioneers in ebook self-publishing, today announced that Draft2Digital will acquire Smashwords. The acquisition unites the industry’s two most innovative and author-friendly publishing platforms into one, enabling the new Draft2Digital to drive even greater success for authors, publishers, and sales partners. Draft2Digital and Smashwords are key catalysts behind the dramatic rise of self-publishing over the last fourteen years. Their publishing platforms enable 250,000 authors and publishers around the world to publish, distribute, market, and manage over 800,000 ebooks and 11,000 print on demand paperback books. The combined company will operate under the Draft2Digital name and will be

Investigating a new way to publish ebooks

How to Sell Digital Products Online with Squarespace (Version 7.1) Of course there are online store setups, which I tried years ago and it didn't work, or help...  there it this::: The Gumroad Way: Gumroad is a fantastic platform because they make it abundantly clear that they care about their creators. Start Small :: Learn Quickly  Sell anything : Video lessons. Monthly subscriptions. Physical products. Whatever! Gumroad was created to help you experiment with all kinds of ideas and formats. Sell your Top 10 lists Sell your crypto tips Sell your fractal pack Sell your keto cookbook Sell your C4D scenes Sell your new emojis Seriously, sell anything! eBooks represent one of the many fantastic benefits of our tech-centric life: convenience. By creating and releasing an eBook, you’re giving access to your knowledge in a form that can be consumed on e-readers, phones, tablets, and computers. This means content that your readers can take with them anywhere. It’s a perfect alte

WINNER! Five Little Indians wins Canada Reads 2022

  Read an excerpt from Five Little Indians by Michelle Good. Five Little Indians is about  five friends who were taken from their families and sent to a residential school when they were very small. Barely out of childhood, they are released without resources and left to establish adult lives on their own in Vancouver. Haunted by the trauma of their childhood, they cross paths over the decades and struggle with the weight of their shared past.  It won Canada Reads 2022. Read an excerpt from this moving novel now!

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