Free Book: Thrifty Chicken Breeds by Anna Hess

This book is free on these days only – 09/01/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 09/02/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Do you want your chicken habit to pay for itself?

Many backyard chicken keepers are surprised to learn that they spend more on store-bought feed than they would have paid for eggs and meat at the grocery store. If you’re on a budget and want your foray into poultry to save money, not lose money, your first step should be to select thrifty chicken breeds.

The best breed for the cost-conscious homesteader will be a dual-purpose chicken that forages well, doesn’t cost much to feed, stands up well to predators and weather, and lays copiously in the winter. In addition, Thrifty Chicken Breeds covers a variety of other factors homesteaders should look for when choosing new birds, then explains why a dozen common breeds do or don’t make the cut.

This new installment in the popular Permaculture Chicken series helps make backyard chicken keeping cheaper, sustainable, less smelly, and more fun. Join the thousands of readers who have used Hess’s tips to turn chickens into a frugal part of their permaculture homesteads!

About the Author
Anna Hess dreamed about moving back to the land ever since her parents dragged her off their family farm at the age of eight. She worked as a field biologist and nonprofit organizer before acquiring fifty-eight acres and a husband, then quit her job to homestead full time. She admits that real farm life involves a lot more hard work than her childhood memories entailed, but the reality is much more fulfilling and she loves pigging out on sun-warmed strawberries and experimenting with no-till gardening, mushroom propagation, and chicken pasturing.

She also enjoys writing about the adventures, both on her blog at WaldenEffect.org, and in her books. Her first paperback, The Weekend Homesteader, helped thousands of homesteaders-to-be find ways to fit their dreams into the hours leftover from a full-time job. The Naturally Bug-Free garden, which suggests permaculture techniques of controlling pest invertebrates in the vegetable garden, is due out in spring 2015 from Skyhorse Publishing. In addition, a heaping handful of ebooks serve a similar purpose.

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Free Book: Reservoir Cats by Penel Ashworth

This book is free on these days only – 08/28/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 08/30/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Are you a cat lover? Welcome to the world of Squirt, a Somali cat who lives in Scotland with ‘Staff’ (the author). Squirt is a cat with delusions! He thinks he is a feline superhero and sincerely believes he sounds like Sir Sean Connery. One thing is certain, he is an extraordinary cat.

Squirt tells his stories with wit and wisdom. Diary extracts, profound philosophies, acute and hilarious observations of the world and some innovative if rather strange ideas. Meet Squirt’s family, friends and enemies and his alter ego The Shadow. Follow his exploits as he plots revenge on the mysterious Box Man, organises a world class sporting event and discovers something quite offensive on his doorstep.

Do you know why cats wear goggles?
What on earth would a cat do with a supermarket carrier bag?
Do you know the true definition of ‘catastrophe’?
Squirt has all the answers!

If you think that your cat leads a quiet, uneventful life it is quite likely that Squirt’s tales of the reservoir cats will make you change your mind. You are sure to fall in love with this witty, irreverent, irascible cat!

About the Author
Born in Yorkshire, England, Penel never listened to the age old advice not to work with children and animals. Managing a city farm, working at a working horse visitor centre, taking birds of prey out to meet schoolchildren, she’s done all that and more! It’s been a journey full of highs and lows and, let’s be honest, utter madness at times. This unorthodox life with animals and people has given her a wealth of funny and poignant moments to store away for use in her writing, which is her way of sharing her sense of humour and love of animals with the world.

After moving from the Yorkshire Dales she now lives and works on a rural estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and has begun work on a sequel to Reservoir Cats chronicling the further adventures of Squirt and including more of his wit, wisdom and cat’s eye views of the world.

As co-author, Squirt also merits a mention. Actually if he didn’t get one he might refuse to cooperate with the co-writing of any future books. Squirt was born in 2009 and has been a constant source of inspiration and irritation to his Staff. He is a pedigree cat, a fact he constantly reminds us of, and as such has an inflated idea of his own importance. He truly believes that the world is his for the taking and that life should be lived, experienced and enjoyed, pausing only for regular naps and snacks.

As a reward for all his hard work, Squirt would be appreciate it if you would kindly take a few moments to post a review of Reservoir Cats on Amazon. He also invites you to follow him on Twitter @SquirtTheCat where he looks forward to meeting you.

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Free Book: Dog Training Handbook – 33 Effective Skills For Training Your Dog Or Puppy With Obedience Training, Crate Training, Potty Training And Barking by Carrie Gold

This book is free on these days only – 08/27/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 08/31/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Discover 33 Effective Skills For Training Your Dog Or Puppy With Obedience Training, Crate Training, Potty Training And Barking!

A dog is man’s best friend. Dogs are the most amazing creatures to ever be domesticated. They are wonderful companions as well as effective alarm systems. We have all seen movies or films that depict how capable dogs truly are. One of the most amazing qualities in dogs is their ability to learn. A well-trained dog can fetch a ball, protect the home, as well as do other activities. Many people ask; do I need to take my dog to a dog training school or institution? While most people opt to leave the dog training to professionals, it is possible to train your dog at home. Something that most dog owners do not seem to comprehend is that a dog responds better to training if the owner conducts the training. This makes it crucial for you to learn how to train your dog for simple commands such as sit or lie down.

This book has outlined 33 effective skills that you can train your dog. The skills range from potty training to training your dog how to sit, bark and even how to be obedient. You will also learn how to go about this training to ensure that your dog does not misunderstand what you are trying to teach them as conflicting lessons are likely not to yield desirable results. Once you have read this book, you will understand that training your dog is not as hard as you may think and that there is no need for you to leave the job to professionals. Actually, as stated you are better off training your own dog.

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The Little Cat Who Loved Me by Ceidrik Heward

What inspired you to write your book?
The deep bond that i had with my cat was broken when he died. I wanted to fill the void by writing about my life with him. it was therapeutic to do so.

About your Book:
Written from the heart, this memoir traces sixteen wonderful years spent with a special little cat called Mozart. I talk about the highs and lows including when he was shot and almost died, to a time when I almost gave him away, through to the last few years together when the bond between us was so strong it was almost spiritual. This memoir with 25 photos, will have an emotional impact on all animal lovers. There were tears in my eyes when I wrote about the last week with my best little friend. My little cat enriched my life and gave it meaning. He taught me how to appreciate every day and that life is a wonderful gift to cherish.

Most angels have wings but I know one who has whiskers!

Book Genre: Memoir/love story

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?
It needs to appeal to both children and adults, male and female.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Be honest with the content. Personal experience with an animal is crucial, as it adds to the authenticity of the book. Don’t be condescending to your reader. I found writing my two books on Mozart, I wanted to express the joy I felt in his company. This was helped with the photos i included in both books (the other book is titled THE MOST BEAUTIFULIST PUSSYCAT IN THE WORLD and was written when Mozart was in the peak of health). Don’t hold back expressing your true feelings.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I had always planned to self publish and chose Amazon as i already had 15 books on sale through them.

Author Bio:
I’ve been writing for 17 years and have had a #1 Best Selling Book on Amazon (a travel book on Auckland) My stories, features and articles have been published in magazines, books and newspapers in 7 countries. I’ve written 17 screenplays including collaborations with film companies in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi. I write in a number of genres as this, i feel. keeps my mind ticking.

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Free Book: The German Shepherd Guide – How To Understand Your German Shepherd And Train Your Dog Effectively by Michael Wilson

This book is free on these days only – 08/15/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 08/19/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Discover The Ultimate German Shepherd Guide And Learn To Train Your German Shepherd Effectively!

The German Shepherd Guide is an ultimate and effective training tool for everyone who has a German Shepherd and wants to further understand this breed. You will learn practical tips and theoretical approach in training your dog through this detailed book.

Each dog breed is distinguishable and a German Shepherd has its own set of personalities that must be acknowledged in order for pet owners to harmoniously and successfully train their pet German Shepherd. This book will walk you through many interesting facts about this breed and its tendencies.

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Free Book: Fantastic Facts About Beagles : Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids by Miles Merchant

This book is free on these days only – 08/10/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 08/11/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Welcome to the Fantastic Facts Book Series!

Bestselling children’s author Miles Merchant presents “Fantastic Facts About Beagles”. This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about “Beagles”

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

Introduction – What is a Beagle?

What do Beagles look like?

How good is a dog’s sense of smell?

Are Beagles good pets?

How long have Beagles existed?

How was the modern Beagle developed?

Where did the modern Beagle grow?

When did Beagles become so popular?

Where did the word Beagle come from?

What colours can Beagles be?

How many varieties of Beagles exist?

What are pocket Beagles?

What breeds have Beagles been crossbred with?

How do Beagles act?

How intelligent are Beagles?

How long do Beagles live?

What is Beagling?

What other things have Beagles been used for?

What purposes do Beagles have?

Are Beagles used in scientific testing?

We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.

Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store.

*** Your child will love it – this is guaranteed.***

About the Author
Miles Merchant is a passionate writer with a special interest in educating children. His writing style is informative yet easy to understand – the goal being to educate in a fun and interesting way.

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Free Book: Fantastic Facts About Coyotes: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids by Miles Merchant

This book is free on these days only – 08/01/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 08/02/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Welcome to the Fantastic Facts Book Series!

Bestselling children’s author Miles Merchant presents “Fantastic Facts About Coyotes”. This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about “Coyotes”

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

INTRODUCTION

WHAT EXACTLY IS A COYOTE?

WHERE DID THE WORD COYOTE COME FROM?

WHERE DO THEY LIVE?

SO THEY CAN LIVE ANYWHERE?

HOW BIG ARE THEY?

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?

WHAT COLOR ARE COYOTES?

HOW DO THEY COMMUNICATE?

ARE THEY TERRITORIAL ANIMALS?

WHAT DO COYOTES EAT?

ARE THEY GOOD HUNTERS?

ARE THEY HUNTED BY OTHER ANIMALS?

ARE THEIR SENSES SHARP?

ARE COYOTES FAST ANIMALS?

DO THEY LIVE IN GROUPS?

WHEN DO COYOTES MATE?

TELL US ABOUT THE PUPS!

HOW LONG DO PUPS STAY WITH THEIR MOTHERS?

HOW LONG DO COYOTES LIVE?

ARE GRIZZLY BEARS ENDANGERED?

We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.

Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store.

*** Your child will love it – this is guaranteed.***

About the Author
Miles Merchant is a passionate writer with a special interest in educating children. His writing style is informative yet easy to understand – the goal being to educate in a fun and interesting way.

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Free Book: Fantastic Facts About Grizzly Bears: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids by Miles Merchant

This book is free on these days only – 07/29/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/30/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Welcome to the Fantastic Facts Book Series!

Bestselling children’s author Miles Merchant presents “Fantastic Facts About Grizzly Bears”. This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about “Grizzly Bears”

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

INTRODUCTION

WHAT IS A GRIZZLY BEAR?

WHAT DOES THE WORD “GRIZZLY” MEAN?

HOW LONG HAVE GRIZZLY BEARS BEEN AROUND?

HOW BIG ARE GRIZZLY BEARS?

WHAT DO GRIZZLY BEARS LOOK LIKE?

WHAT COLOR ARE THEY?

BECAUSE THEY ARE SO BIG, ARE THEY SLOW?

WHERE DO GRIZZLY BEARS LIVE?

WHAT KINDS OF HABITATS DO THEY PREFER?

WHAT DO THESE BEARS LIKE TO EAT?

WHAT ELSE DO THEY LIKE TO EAT BESIDES SALMON?

HOW DO THEIR EATING HABITS HELP THE ECOSYSTEM?

DO BEARS REALLY SLEEP FOR HALF A YEAR?

HOW DO THEY PREPARE TO HIBERNATE?

DO GRIZZLY BEARS COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER?

HOW LONG DO MOST GRIZZLY BEARS LIVE?

WHEN DO GRIZZLY BEARS MATE?

DOES THE FEMALE REALLY GIVE BIRTH DURING HIBERNATION?

ARE GRIZZLY BEARS ENDANGERED?

We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.

Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store.

*** Your child will love it – this is guaranteed.***

About the Author
Miles Merchant is a passionate writer with a special interest in educating children. His writing style is informative yet easy to understand – the goal being to educate in a fun and interesting way.

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Free Book: Fantastic Facts About Starfish: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids by Miles Merchant

This book is free on these days only – 07/27/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/28/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Welcome to the Fantastic Facts Book Series!

Bestselling children’s author Miles Merchant presents “Fantastic Facts About Starfish”. This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about “Starfish”

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

Introduction

Animals Starfish are related to

What Starfish look like?

Starfish aren’t really fish

Starfish species

Skin

Arms

Feet

Eyes

Diet and prey

Eating

Water vascular system

Predators

Habitat

Reproduction

Starfish as pets

Defense mechanisms

Effect on the ecosystem

Not all starfish have five arms

People rarely eat starfish

We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.

Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store.

*** Your child will love it – this is guaranteed.***

About the Author
Miles Merchant is a passionate writer with a special interest in educating children. His writing style is informative yet easy to understand – the goal being to educate in a fun and interesting way.

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Bedtime Stories for Dogs by Amy Neftzger @Neftzger

What inspired you to write your book?
I have two reasons for writing this book First of all, I love animals — especially dogs. I wanted to write about them and also raise some money to help dogs in shelters, so the publisher is donating a portion of the book sales to no-kill shelters.

About your Book:
A book of short stories and fables designed specifically for dog lovers. The topics range from mythology to magic and horror stories (for dogs) combined with a little sprinkling of canine poetry. The book also includes a creative retelling of the Gingerbread Man from a dog’s perspective. You share so much with your dog, why not read together, also?

Book Genre: Fiction

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?
In this particular case where the stories were written from the pet’s perspective, it’s a bit like writing for children. The writing is less abstract, but it’s also simply written. The passages aren’t too complex, and the stories are fairly short. I set this up as an easy and fun read for people who love animals and wonder what these animals would like to read if they could do so for themselves.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Write about an animal or pet you love and write from the heart.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I have a contract with Fog Ink.

Author Bio:
I’ve been publishing for over a decade and am the author of a number of fiction books for both adults and children. I’ve also been published in business and academic journals, as well as literary publications. A few of my favorite things include traveling, books, movies, art, the Oxford comma, and gargoyles. I really love gargoyles.

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Author Home Page Link
Link To Buy Book On Amazon
Link to Book on Barnes and Noble
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http://www.goodreads.com/neftzger
http://www.facebook.com/neftzger
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Bedtime Stories for Cats by Amy Neftzger

What inspired you to write your book?
I have two reasons for writing this book First of all, I love animals — especially pets such as cats and dogs. I wanted to write about them and also raise some money to help dogs in shelters, so the publisher is donating a portion of the book sales to no-kill shelters.

About your Book:
A book of short stories and fables designed specifically for cat lovers. The topics range from mythology to magic and horror stories (for cats) combined with a few essays written by a cat in order to help the rest of us understand their logic and reasoning. The book also includes a creative retelling of the Gingerbread Man from a cat’s perspective. You share so much with your cat, why not read together, also?

Book Genre: Fiction

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?
In this particular case where the stories were written from the pet’s perspective, it’s a bit like writing for children. The writing is less abstract, but it’s also simply written. The passages aren’t too complex, and the stories are fairly short. I set this up as an easy and fun read for people who love animals and wonder what these animals would like to read if they could do so for themselves.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Write about an animal or pet you love and write from the heart.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I have a contract with Fog Ink.

Author Bio:
I’ve been publishing for over a decade and am the author of a number of fiction books for both adults and children. I’ve also been published in business and academic journals, as well as literary publications. A few of my favorite things include traveling, books, movies, art, the Oxford comma, and gargoyles. I really love gargoyles.

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Author Home Page Link
Link To Buy Book On Amazon
Link to Book on Barnes and Noble
Link to Book for sale via other sites

Your Social Media Links
http://www.goodreads.com/neftzger
http://www.facebook.com/neftzger
http://twitter.com/Neftzger

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Free Book: Fantastic Facts About Koalas: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids by Miles Merchant

This book is free on these days only – 07/23/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 07/24/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Welcome to the Fantastic Facts Book Series!

Bestselling children’s author Miles Merchant presents “Fantastic Facts About Koalas”. This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about “Koalas”

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

Introduction

What Koalas look like?

Size

Environment

Social behavior

Reproduction

Baby Koalas

Lifespan

Conservation

Diet

Predators

The Marsupial Infraclass

Koalas sleep a lot

Koalas aren’t Bears

Paws and Claws

Different types of Koalas

Communication

Digestion

Discovering Koalas

Noses

We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.

Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store.

*** Your child will love it – this is guaranteed.***

About the Author
Miles Merchant is a passionate writer with a special interest in educating children. His writing style is informative yet easy to understand – the goal being to educate in a fun and interesting way.

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Author Home Page Link
Link To Book On Amazon

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