Something VERY Short!

I happened to scroll all the way to the bottom of Dave Bricker’s blog; The World’s Greatest Book. It appears almost like a footnote; overlooked information on the bottom of the page. Here is what I read:

©2012 Essential Absurdities Press • All Rights Reserved • All Wrongs Revenged

I love it.

Thanks Dave!


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Speaking of Proofreading

Kathryn J. Bain

This isn’t exactly about publishing, but it goes well with what Katherine J. Bain, below, had to say about Proofreading.

This is from an e-mail which one of my supervisors received about ten years ago, so you may have already read it. Nevertheless, I think it bears repeating – for the laugh, if nothing else.

Reasons Why the English Language is Hard to Learn.

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full that it had refuse more refuse.
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
  10. I did not object to the object.
  11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
  13. They were too close to the door to close it.
  14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.
  19. Upon on seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

I guess I could have come up with something more serious if Hotmail and Firefox hadn’t been offline most of the day. Well, another day is always just around the corner.

E-Books and Self-Publishing

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There was a time when I believed the only “real” books were printed on high-quality paper with a nice crisp cover and an unmistakable fragrance. A “real” book was the only kind of book I wanted to see my “Great American Novel” appear. Then I discovered BookRix.

Through BookRix I could publish on-line; which was free to produce and free to read. For a couple years I was able to get my feet wet “publishing and marketing” these books, at no cost to anyone, but no income to me. Then I discovered Smashwords.

A number of colleagues on BookRix recommended Smashwords as an excellent platform to publish quality e-books at no charge to the author. Their Stlyle Guide is very detailed, but if it is followed exactly, one can produce a great-looking and quality e-book. In fact, Smashwords formats the final book into most major platforms, including Kindle, Nook, and Sony. Of course they can also be downloaded in EPub format for other platforms; Adobe Reader, Kobo, and many others.

Of course the pricing and marketing is still up to the author, but Smashwords has a “Premium Catalog” of titles which is distributed industry-wide.

So far I have published two books under my Write On! Publishing name. One is a children’s Christmas story, The Adventures of Chris Mouse. The other is a collection of my mother’s devotional writings; Devotionals and Meditations, by Jewel Tilden.

(Maybe this is a shameless way to promote my books, but it’s also good advertising.)

If You’ve ever considered self-publishing your work as an e-book, I recommend Smashwords. I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the outcome.

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This is the first post here on Write On! Publishing. I have created this blog to discuss “all things publishing”. I have just published under my name, Wayne Tilden, on (See the next page for links to my other books, as well.)

I welcome your comments and any “Guest Blogs” you would like submit.

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