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Free Books on Kindle

Amazon Prime Kindle Owners Lending Library allows you to check out free books on Kindle. In general you’re allowed to check out any eligible book during a month, be that calendar month or 30 day period. You can keep it for as long as you want, but then must “return” it before you can check out another. In practice it’s quite simple and one of the ways to get free books on Kindle. Announcing New Additions to The Kindle Unlimited ProgramTip: I have had people do this with several of my books, but there is on major “gotcha” that could bite you in the butt unexpectedly. You must use your Kindle to find the book in the store, and you must click the “Borrow for Free” button in gray below the “Buy for..” button in orange. Otherwise you will be charged for it. In that case so long as you have not read up to a certain point (I believe 10%) you can return it. Then you can get your free books on Kindle the way Amazon wants you to.
Free Books On Kindle Owners Lending Library Kindle Unlimited is an…

Writing Quote from Chekhov

My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
– Anton Chekhov With My Sweet Infected, this is how it begins and ends, for sure. In the absolute middle of nowhere. I also don’t elaborate on the pre-apocalypse either.
My Sweet Infected – The Red Cover, 2nd printing
That will be for a prequel, if anyone is interested. Post by Charles Miske.

Writing Quote from Willa Cather

Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen. – Willa Cather Is that why I feel most at home writing Young Adult Fiction? I have a real solid connection to my character Emma, from “My Sweet Infected” who is around 17. Her special friend Linda is around 15, and Porter is kind of ageless in this book. In a prequel we’ll deal with his history, and pinpoint his age somewhat. Did anyone read it and want to leave a review? If you do, I’ll send you a signed 8×10 print of the Red Cover. CLICK HERE for details. This is well within the guidelines set by Amazon and Goodreads. An author friend has been doing something similar for quite a while and he says it’s been a lot of fun connecting with his reviewers. So let me know what you think? Am I deluded or is Young Adult a good niche for me?
My Sweet Infected, the Red Cover

Kindle Unlimited - Free Books

Kindle Unlimited is a new Amazon Program It’s not part of Prime, though if your books are available for the Prime Lending Library, they will also be available in Kindle Unlimited. According to Amazon: Kindle Unlimited is a subscription program for readers that allows them to read as many books as they want. For $9.99 a month you have access to anything you want to read plus a few other perks. Of course, this includes only those books also available through the Prime Lending Library, but at present that’s over 600,000 books. If you love to read, the Kindle Unlimited program is awesome. If you’ve been afraid to pay up to $9.99 for a book that you’re not sure about, it’s basically free with Kindle Unlimited. If you read about a book a week, with an average book price of $2.99,. you’re saving just short of $2.00 a month with Kindle Unlimited. Kindle Unlimited isn’t restricted to the Kindle Reader You can use apps for your PC, Tablet, or Phone to read Kindle Unlimited eBooks. You don’t eve…

Elbrus Race 2013 - How to Get it FREE?

Now Elbrus Race 2013 is available on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime so you can get it for free for at least the next 90 days, the minimum amount of time in the program. If you have Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited HERE is a brief explanation of how to get Free Ebooks on your Kindle.



Elbrus Race 2013 is the story of my trip to Russia to compete again in the highest race in Europe after becoming sick in the 2010 race and being forced to withdraw. It’s rated 5 stars and a fun short read. It’s especially great if you can get it free. There will not be a free promotion so this is the only way to get it free.

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Carstensz - Stone Age to Iron Age - how to get it FREE

Carstensz, Stone Age to Iron Age It wasn’t available on Prime or Unlimited for quite a while. That means that if you have Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited, you can get it for free for your Kindle.
If you’ve been waiting for it to be free, here’s your chance. For the next 90 days and then I might take it out of the program. Be sure to get it into your library now, especially if you’ve got Kindle Unlimited. Here are a few quick tips for Prime and Unlimited HERE Be sure to subscribe (upper right column) for the latest news on all of my books.
Carstensz, Stone Age to Iron Age

Don’t Read The 100 Calorie Diet Plan Before Commenting

I posted this article on another of my blogs: Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle CLICK HERE In it I state that it is almost impossible for an average person with an average metabolism to lose weight while gaining muscle without a fair amount of chemical and psychological support. Sadly, losing weight while gaining muscle is asking your body to two do completely different things at the exact same time. In general, to gain muscle, you need to train your muscles with a bodybuilding protocol. You will do a moderate volume of training at heavy weights. You will go to failure. Your muscle cells will grow and multiply. With more and bigger muscles you will weigh more. This is simple math with simple proven medical science. Your metabolism will adjust so that you can rest more while muscle growth occurs. Sometimes you will have to eat more. — Seven Summits Body Blog The 100 Calorie Diet Plan I then proceeded to suggest The 100 Calorie Diet Plan CLICK HERE, a simple system of portion control …

Traditional Publishing vs. Ebooks

When you are in the process of writing your masterpiece you probably put off the decision over traditional publishing vs eBooks. It’s time to discuss this in a way that I hope will be inoffensive and simple to understand, since your baby, your creation, your labor of love, is sitting there waiting to capture its audience through publishing. In general, here are a few key points to determine that traditional publishing vs eBooks is actually an easy decision. Traditional Publishing vs eBooks Quick ListChoose Traditional if You are related to someone currently in the traditional publishing industryYou already have a literary agent and/or book dealFiction and the story totally rocks and people you’re not related to agree that’s trueNon-fiction you are a PhD in the field, a noted celebrity, or willing to ghost it for someone who isYou’re willing to invest a year or more sending out query letters every dayChoose eBooks if You’re not on the above list anywhere It’s really that simple. Carsten…