Bargain Book for 03/10/2015: “Cluck Cluck?” (A Story About a Chicken Named Bob) by Christina Johnson

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RHYMING FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Bob is a confused chicken. He’s not quite sure how he fits into life on the farm. Should he act like a cow, a pig, or maybe a horse instead? No matter how hard Bob tries to be like the other animals on the farm, he only ends up more confused. Will Bob figure it out in the end? A wonderfully illustrated children’s picture book!

Targeted Age Group: 3-5

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Rescue Me Seniors: Tales of Adopting, Loving, and Caring for Senior Dogs by Val Silver

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What inspired you to write your book?
So many wonderful senior dogs are abandoned in shelters that I wanted to share stories with readers so they could become more aware of this situation and how much these dogs need families to love them and to give love to. I also wanted to raise money to help homeless seniors and the organizations that care for them.

About your Book:
Rescue Me Seniors celebrates the human-canine bond and the benefits of having a dog through short stories of rescued older homeless dogs who became our teachers, healers, and faithful friends. These five rescue dog stories were originally published in Rescue Me, and are republished in this senior edition along with updates, additional photos, and quotes about old dogs.

Rescue Me Seniors is more than a book of dog adoption stories. It also includes informative sections on senior dog care and helping homeless older canines (and dogs of all ages) in shelters, rescues and sanctuaries. Visit the accompanying webpages for downloadable interviews with Rescue Me contributors, home videos,articles, our donations at work, and your free comprehensive guide to helping animals right from your home.

Donations from the Rescue Me dog books benefit non-profit organizations helping homeless pets.

Book Genre: Pets/Dogs

What formats are your books in
eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Pet books, fiction and non-fiction, often celebrate our very special bond with other species. They appeal to animal lovers of all ages.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Write about what you know and write from your heart. Share photos if you have them.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
My book is independently published.

Author Bio:
I have loved reading and writing for as long as I can remember and am often found with my face buried in a book or writing at the computer. I have written many articles about holistic health and have recently begun advocating for animals through blogging, social media, and the Rescue Me books.

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Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones by Woelf Dietrich

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What inspired you to write your book?
Honestly? I don’t know. I sat down one day to write a story and somehow it became a story about being bullied, but during the writing of it and out of the blue I introduced a dog named Snapples. It could be because of my own memories as a kid of being bullied, and of having a dog as my friend. Maybe in the back of my mind I had emotions I needed to deal with and writing this little tale helped do that.

About your Book:
This is a tale about a boy and his dog, about bullies and soggy soup bones, and about finding courage in the unlikeliest of places.

Book Genre: Fiction

What formats are your books in
eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
I usually write about fantasy and supernatural things. This story was an exploration of my own experience as a pet owner, both now and growing up. Dogs specifically can be so loyal and loving and brave, I wanted to capture that along with the emotion inherent to loving dog that would sacrifice its life for you. In that regard this story is much more personal than any of the others I’ve written.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Write honestly. Capture it like you would a photo.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I have previously published a book called The Seals of Abgal. It is an introduction to my series, The Guardians of the Seals. I have always wanted to be a writer and I’ve written many stories over the years, but I never completed anything or took it serious enough to submit to a publisher. With the advent of KDP and Amazon allowing people to self-publish I decided this was my opportunity. Of course I did my research first before deciding that, scouring blogs and articles about writing and publishing, and after about a year of indecision decided to take the jump.

Author Bio:
As a kid I consumed books and comics by the truckloads, reading anything from fantasy to westerns to science fiction. I wanted to stay in that dream state so I began making up my own stories, writing my first short story at 12. I also started drawing my own comics–little stick figures with dialogue balloons that later evolved into musclebound warriors and scantly clad vixens. I gave them battle axes and broadswords and unleashed them onto the world. A silent chaos ensued followed by crickets chirping and nothing much else, but boy, did I entertain myself. Alas, life kept interfering and I allowed it, and so nothing came from my artistic endeavors.
After graduating high school I served a year in the military where I learned how to dig trenches, eat quickly, and miss girls. I travelled to Israel and lived on a Kibbutz for eight months, working in avocado fields and drinking cheap vodka. I sold pots and pans and educational toys in Africa for a while and almost got shot in Zimbabwe. I did a brief stint as a cartoonist somewhere and an even briefer stint as reporter somewhere else. Somehow, and maybe by accident, I ended up in law school and became a lawyer. I did that for almost a decade.
These days I’m back to writing stories. A calling I ignored for far too long. I now live in New Zealand, and with a wife and kids, and a dog, I’ll be staying put for the foreseeable future.

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Why is POOKIE stinky? For Ages 4 to 7 Years Old (Book One: “Silly” Puppy Series 1) by Lucinda Sue Crosby

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What inspired you to write your book?
I am the owner of a rescue dog. She is a small terrier that rules the house. She makes me laugh and I thought it would be cute to write a children’s book based on my dog Pookie and some of the silly things she does. When I first got her she had been abused and starved left on the streets to die. Now she is full of life and playful like a puppy.

About your Book:
Dog story – Book One in “Silly” Puppy Series perfect Children’s Ebook for Holidays

Short Picture Book Written in Rhyme

This book is a humorous story in verse suitable for beginning readers and written for children 5 to 8 years-old. Teachers and parents can read this story to kindergarten to fourth grade.

This loveable terrier gets into all sorts of trouble as she chases rabbits, rolls around in the mud and licks her brother’s stinky feet. In real live, Pookie is just as adorable and those that meet her say she looks like Toto from the Wizard of Oz. A true terrier, Pookie is curious, feisty, playful and yes, sometimes, very stinky. We love her so much we couldn’t help but write a story about her.

˃˃˃ Endorsed by Preschoolers

We offered this story to a Pre-school teacher and her students offered us the following feedback:

I read this story to my group of pre schoolers today and it was an instant hit! It went down very well with one little boy who had just that very day got a new puppy…..he was able to chat with great animation about his dog and how smelly it was when it kept “pooing in the corner!” (his words!).

The story, with his simple rhyming format appeals to young children and mine particularly enjoyed trying to guess the last word of each line! We do a lot of rhyming games at nursery so these types of books are always popular.

Book Genre: Humor/Children?pet

What formats are your books in
eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Since this book is about a rescue dog we are able to promote the idea to others. We have built a Facebook page where links and information about dogs, pet owner and pet adoption are shared. Also most people relate to either having owned a pet or providing one for their children. Sometimes people relate more to animals than to other people.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Narrow your niche:

Will your books be informational, emotional or fun? In other words is your information to provide instruction like pet care, training or other facts. Maybe the books are emotional – memoirs that include a pet in your life, a dog rescue story or how pets have helped people and finally, you may just want to write a fun book for children where one of the characters is a dog.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I have written five other books. I love to write and have made a living as a writer my entire life. I am a Nashville songwriter, commissioned poet, award-winning journalist and prize-winning author.

I chose to self publish because I wanted control of my writing and creativity. Also the wait time from paper to market is faster and of course if my books sell well I make more money.

New authors should always explore both options. Traditional publishing has its advantages – the publisher takes care of the legwork like book design, book cover, book titles and distribution – where it will sell. Initial marketing may be done but you will still need to be involved in the marketing of your book. And also you usually get an advance.

The disadvantages of traditional publishing is the amount of time it takes – you usually need an agent that will take 10 percent of the contract signed. A contract with the publisher doesn’t mean publication or a quick turn around. The publisher may decide to hold off publication or to not publish at all. And even when they do, it could take anywhere from a year to five years before your book hits the shelves at book stores.

There are many other pro and cons but the main difference is that with self publishing you do all the work and success or failure falls on you.

Author Bio:
Lucinda Sue Crosby is an Amazon bestseller, award-winning journalist, Nashville songwriter and commissioned poet. She is also a former Hollywood actress and professional tennis player.

Crosby has had a love affair with the written word since she was a little girl. Her writing passions have led her through a number of writing careers and numerous writing awards including being selected by TheAuthorShow.com in 2011 as “One of 50 Authors You Should be Reading.”

Her novel, Francesca of Lost Nation, is the winner of four literary prizes and has been a Kindle bestseller in various categories of Romance Fiction.

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Free Book 01/11/2015: Dogs: Puppy Training, Dog Training – Your Simple 6-Week Guide to Puppy & Dog Obedience by Barbara Cole

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Keeping a Backyard Horse by Marguerite Madden

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What inspired you to write your book?
It’s my hope that this book will help reduce “accidental” neglect of horses by teaching new or prospective horse owners how to care for their animal. So many times I’ve seen horses starving, even with plenty of food in front of them, because their owner wasn’t aware of the need to medicate for parasites. Or seen horses with horribly overgrown feet, because their human didn’t know that they need regular trimming. Or horses who have died from ilnesses that could have been prevented with a $20 vaccine!

About your Book:
Hay is for horses! Everyone knows that, but do you know how much hay a horse needs? Or how much water? Did you know that your horse can talk to you with his ears, or that he can sleep standing up?
Follow along with Athena the horse as she teaches you the basics of taking care of an equine pet. This easy-to-read guide focuses on the average horse and the average horse owner. From tips on keeping water thawed in winter weather tricks and other fun stuff you can do with your horse, you’ll learn everything you need to know to keep your pet healthy and happy. Keeping a backyard horse takes a little knowledge, but even if you’re on a budget, it can be done!

Book Genre: non-fiction, pets, horse care

What formats are your books in
Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Even though you don’t have to be an “expert” with a bunch of letters behind your name, you can still write non-fiction in this genre as long as you make sure your information is accurate. If you don’t have true facts, someone’s going to catch you on it!

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Make sure it’s something that you enjoy doing, and do your research to make sure your facts are accurate.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
A friend encouraged me to publish in print and for Kindle, so I published through CreateSpace and KDP.

Author Bio:
I’m married, a mother of two teenage daughters, three dogs, and my horse Athena. She’s on the cover of my horse book! I live in a small farm town in Southeast Missouri, and I’m currently working on two new books.

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Bargain Book for 12/31/2014: Bits of Me by Meghan Scott

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Set against a backdrop of Kentucky horse farms, Bits of Me follows the story of Melanie Wainright, a big city advertising exec who returns to her horse farm roots to become the marketing manager for Kentucky’s premier equestrian magazine. Jaded by bad relationships, she has no room for men in her life – nothing serious anyway. Until she meets Jake.

Jake Hamilton, leading Kentucky trainer and one-time U.S. Equestrian Team hopeful, has secrets of his own and has sworn off committed relationships, preferring understood “arrangements” with certain socialites. Until he meets Melanie.

Their accidental meeting sets off a chain of events that can either destroy them or heal them. Will they take a chance on love?

Targeted Age Group: 18+ adult

Book Price: .99
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Appaloosa Summer by Tudor Robins

APS-FinalSixteen-year-old Meg Traherne has never known loss. Until the beautiful, talented horse she trained herself, drops dead underneath her in the show ring.

Jared Strickland has been living with loss ever since his father died in a tragic farming accident.

Meg escapes from her grief by changing everything about her life; moving away from home to spend her summer living on an island in the St. Lawrence River, scrubbing toilets and waiting on guests at a B&B.

Once there, she meets Jared; doing his best to keep anything else in his life from changing.

When Jared offers Meg a scruffy appaloosa mare out of a friend’s back field, it’s the beginning of a journey that will change both of them by summer’s end.

Targeted Age Group:: 12 and up

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
There are two answers to this question: the reader answer, and the writer answer.

Ever since I was very young, the reader in me has always looked for books about the things I love: the countryside, horses, some romance. When I can find those books, I’m in heaven. When I can’t, I sit down to write them!

For Appaloosa Summer in particular, I think the writer in me took some of my childhood experiences – having two weeks every summer when I could run wild, and gallop horses bareback across the fields at our cottage – and applied the “what if?” question to them. What if a girl from the city got to spend an entire summer on a rural island? What if she met a great guy? I just let the words flow and this book was the result.

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Bargain Book for 12/12/2014: Lucy The Cat by Pertti A Pietarinen

Lucy-The-Cat-KindleThis book is bargain priced from 12/12/2014 until 12/18/2014

Lucy The Cat is a 5-Star, charming children’s picture book series about Lucy, the cute Sacred Birman cat.
In the first Book Lucy The Cat Lucy tells about her own life with funny stories and beautiful pictures. Lucy is the boss in the house and wants to help her human mom and dad in all daily chores like watering flowers or using sewing machine She is a modern cat who loves all kind of gadgets like googling with laptop or reading news with dad using iPad. And what would be more fun than climbing up the Christmas tree to check where is the star
Especially Children and cat lovers will enjoy beautiful pictures and engaging charming story.

Targeted Age Group: 2-12

Book Price: 0.99
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Bargain Book: Seriously Mum, Where’s that Donkey? by Alan Parks

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“Seriously Mum, Where’s that Donkey?” is Alan Parks’ follow-up book to “Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?” This book continues the story of Alan and Lorna’s induction into Andalucian life and fills in some of the blanks.
In this book, Alan and Lorna discover that their local town is not quite as sleepy as they had first imagined and that the local ladies will stand by you once their friendship is won.
Alan and Lorna make some great new friends and have a few more unexpected adventures along the way. Add an appearance on Canadian TV into the mix, plus the trials and tribulations of alpaca farming, and this sequel will bring you bang up to date with the lives of two British expats in rural Spain.

Targeted Age Group: 18-70

Book Price: 0.99
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Bargain Book: Simon Ships Out: A heroic cat at sea. Based on a true story by Jacky Donovan

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When Simon, a mischievous young cat, is smuggled on board HMS Amethyst, his simple life amidst the streets of Hong Kong is transformed into an adventure fit for heroes.

But alongside new friend Peggy, the ship’s dog, he discovers a mortal enemy in king rat Mao Tse Tung.

Under heavy fire from the Chinese Communists, the ship runs aground, stranded for 101 agonising days. Despite severe injuries, Simon and the crew bravely battle their respective foes, enabling Amethyst to make an epic escape. Heralded worldwide as heroes – with Simon as the world’s first celebrity cat – they sail into Plymouth to a jubilant welcome, but further heart-rending tragedy.

Bringing joy and compassion to those on board, Simon is the only puss to have been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest honour for animal gallantry in wartime.

Based on the true events of Amethyst’s ‘Yangtze Incident’, Simon’s quirky yet emotional cat’s eye narrative is sure to move and entertain all who read it.

Targeted Age Group: Adults (and children > 11)

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Bargain Book for 11/23/2014: Let’s Visit the Farm! A Children’s eBook with Pictures of Farm Animals and Baby Animals by William A Campbell Jr

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Let’s Visit the Farm! A Children’s eBook with Pictures of Farm Animals and Baby Animals has been designed to be the first step in helping your child build their vocabulary. Included in each book is a number of high quality images of very cute farm animals and baby animals that your child will enjoy looking and reading about for months. In this book your child will be learning about which animals live on the farm and what job or role they have on the farm.

My books use simple one or two sentence facts which is accompanied by a relevant picture of the animal. This makes the perfect first word book to share because young children will love reading along while being encouraged to start using their words to read along. This is an excellent and fun educational resource to start your child off with. No more having to buy complex and ugly picture books. You child will also enjoy getting to use the family tablet for fun time which is also learning time.

Lets Visit the Farm! is a fun and entertaining journey for a young child to find out interesting facts about the world’s most common farm animals along with baby animals.

The Let’s visit series is particularly aimed at the 0-5 age group, but it can be used for any beginner readers who are interested in farm animals.

This children’s book contains high quality images of farm animals. It has been optimized to look great on all devices including the large screen Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HDX and Apple iPads. With the number of great reviews I have been getting I feel that my “Let’s Visit” book series is one of the best new children’s book series of 2014 to hit the e-book market.

Don’t forget to check out the other books within the series.

Targeted Age Group: 0-5 years of age

Book Price: 0.99
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