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FINDING THE INVISIBLES

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Publisher Blue Hand Books Pocumtuckland, Greenfield, Massachusetts bluehandcollective@outlook.com www.bluehandbooks.org   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, will be published in blog posts over the course of the next few months. (and available as a pdf when it concludes.) (And it's free to read)  WEBSITE: https://www.findingtheinvisibles.com 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 unrest? Who is behind all this chaos? www.findingtheinvisibles.com.findingtheinvisibles.com  "I am a researcher and historian, not an academic. I read more than I will ever write. I found something so re

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

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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@ draft2digital.com ! We'll happily

Walmart has TWO WORLDS and SLEEPS WITH KNIVES

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 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

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Smashwords merger with Draft2Digital (print and ebooks)

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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

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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

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  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!

Uswitusqaq's Dream (free ebook)

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A shaman's dream, a journey by kayak, sea otters, and an earthquake; these are the ingredients for Uswitusqaq's Dream, a children's novel about life on Alaska's Kodiak Island in the 1800s. This charming story follows Alutiiq youth Kuuku and Tanqiq on a journey of self-discovery. Traveling far from home the boys discover a hidden bay with a rare pod of sea otters. An injured pup offers the chance to learn more about otters, practice outdoor skills, and test the boys' compassion and patience. Then an earthquake closes the entrance to the bay. How will Kuuku and Tanqiq return home? This exciting story features descriptions of Kodiak's environment and details of Alutiiq culture and history. Written by Pattie Leighton with cover art by Sarah Squartsoff. Published in 2011 by the Alutiiq Museum with support from the Alaska Humanities Forum. Electronic edition read by Dehrich Chya and produced with support from the Kodiak Island Borough Sc

Tôn Kutômkimun (How We Rise)

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Yellow Arrow Publishing would like to announce the next guest editor for Yellow Arrow Journal , Rebecca Pelky. Rebecca will oversee the creation of our Vol. VII, No. 1 issue. Mark your calendars! Submissions open March 1 and the issue will be released in May . This next issue of Yellow Arrow Journal will be on the overarching idea of r[a]ise. Rebecca states, “I think that r[a]ise has the potential for myriad interpretations, but at its heart for me is the idea that one rises as an individual and/or one raises others up. Rising is awakening but raising is also about what we do next as

Screens and low reading levels

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 Quote: The proportion of Americans who read books for pleasure is now at its lowest level ever recorded. The American Time Use Survey—which studies a representative sample of 26,000 Americans—found that between 2004 and 2017 the proportion of men reading for pleasure had fallen by 40 percent, while for women, it was down by 29 percent. The opinion-poll company Gallup found that the proportion of Americans who never read a book in any given year tripled between 1978 and 2014. Some 57 percent of Americans now do not read a single book in a typical year. This has escalated to the point that by 2017, the average American spent seventeen minutes a day reading books and 5.4 hours on their phone. 🙁 It’s a spiral—as we began to move from books to screens, we started to lose some of the capacity for the deeper reading that comes from books, and that, in turn, made us less likely to read books. LIT HUB

Davy Crockett’s legend reimagined #NEWBOOK

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  For Immediate Release  PAPERBACK and EBOOK available now!  Davy Crockett’s legend reimagined Greenfield, Massachusetts [2020] reposting Is it possible Davy Crockett didn't die at the Alamo? Blue Hand Books has just released a new historical fiction “CROCKETT’s GOLD” by one of their most popular authors, John Christian Hopkins (Narragansett) who looks at the legend.   “This is the author’s seventh book, published on his September wedding anniversary! Hopkins has brilliantly reimagined the Davy Crockett legend and how the story ends,” according to publisher Trace Hentz.   “If you love westerns, this story is driven with plenty of colorful characters,” Hentz said. Hopkins writes that Centennial Brown left his Tennessee home to seek his fortune in the western lands, but when an old family friend needs help Brown can’t refuse.   But J.W. Crockett’s request isn’t a simple one: He wants Brown to carry a $20,000 ransom across the wild Texas frontier past outlaws, Indians and r

NEWS + more: Notable Native People | 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Awards

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SHOP   For Immediate Release January 24, 2022 AILA announces 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Awards CHICAGO — Today American Indian Youth Literature Award winning titles were highlighted during the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards, the premier announcement of the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature. Awarded biennially, the award identifies and honors the very best writings and illustrations for youth, by and about Native American and Indigenous peoples of North America. Works selected to receive the award, in picture book, middle grade, and young adult categories, present Native American and Indigenous North American peoples in the fullness of their humanity in present, past and future contexts. https://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/   Young writers and illustrators honored by Native library group The American Indian Library Association announced its youth book a

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