Friday, December 28, 2012
Let me start by addressing the issue of ebooks. Many people refuse to take the plunge, protesting that they want to hold a book in their hands and turn the pages with their fingers. "None of these ee-lectronic books for me!" they say. I was of the same frame of mind until I downloaded the app so I could see how the ebooks I was publishing looked on Kindle. It changed my mind. Reading an ebook on a computer is a pleasurable experience, and you might as well get used to it because the way things are trending, in a few years most new books won't even be available in print (or they will be very expensive).
Perhaps you have been thinking about taking the plunge but don't have a Kindle. Perhaps you want a Kindle but it's not in your budget right now. If you are reading this blog, you have a computer, right? Just go to Amazon and download the app for your particular computer, and in minutes you'll be downloading and reading ebooks.
For a desktop or laptop PC go here: Kindle App for PC
For a Mac desktop or laptop go here: Kindle App for Mac
"But I don't have a Mac or PC," you say. "I have an IPad. Surely they don't have an App for that."
Actually, they do, and don't call me Shirley. Kindle App for IPad
"Well, I have an IPhone. Don't tell me they have a Kindle App for IPhone." As a matter of fact, there is an App for IPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Do people really still have Blackberries?
Kindle App for IPhone
Kindle App for Android
Kindle App for Blackberry
So there you have it. No matter what kind of computer or smart phone you have, you can turn it into a Kindle reading device with a free app. And there are always free books on Amazon offered by emerging authors looking to get their name out. There are also many classics like "A Tale of Two Cities," "Les Miserables," and "Treasure Island" to name a few of many, which are free on Kindle.
Free Classics on Kindle
Finally, now that you have turned your computer into a Kindle, check out my books. You could have all of my books in your Kindle library for under $20.
"When You Die in Your Dreams"
"God Said Not Yet!: One Man's Experience with "Terminal" Cancer"
"I Am Perfect (in God's Eyes)"
"The Mystery of Lake Clandestine" written under my pen name - Van Morgan
Follow me on Twitter - @neffmoore
Thursday, December 20, 2012
- Stephen King's first novel - Carrie - was rejected dozens of times before it was picked up.
- William Golding's Lord of the Flies, (a literary classic) was rejected 20 times. One publisher added the following comment to his rejection: "an absurd and uninteresting fantasy which was rubbish and dull."
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (later Sorceror's) Stone was rejected by a dozen publishers.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
- The title of my book is “I Am Perfect (in God’s Eyes)”
- Although at the moment of salvation I believed that I was saved by grace through faith alone, but as the years went by I fell victim to the bondage of Legalism. One Sunday in church in September of 2010, I was reminded of the fact that nothing I did or failed to do changed my standing before God. I don’t have to work or worry. I can rest in His peace. I am perfect in God’s eyes because of Jesus’ sacrifice.
- Spiritual nonfiction. And religion. And Christian theology. And philosophy. In case you can’t tell, I have an issue with pigeon-holing books into one narrow category.
- I would have Kirk Cameron play me, although he is slightly more attractive than me. I do have curly brown hair (though not as much as I used to).
- From the moment you place your faith in Jesus, God sees you as the perfect creation He intended, in the beginning, before sin came in and wrought its corruption.
- Self-published. It is available in paperback and as an ebook for Kindle. Amazon has a free app for PC and Mac that turns your computer into a Kindle reading device.
- I chose a simple cover with a yellow butterfly on a black background. We often think of our faith walk like that of a butterfly. At the moment of conversion, we believe we have become this perfect creation, like a butterfly. Then we become confused and discouraged because we continue to struggle daily with sin, and fear, and doubt, and disobedience. But we can rest easy - God sees us as a perfect butterfly because we have the righteousness of Christ.
- Four months.
- Pastor Kirk Bowman and the Bible.
- If you have placed your faith in Jesus, you don’t have to constantly strive and work to be acceptable in God’s sight. You are perfect in His eyes.
A small excerpt:
"Henry David Thoreau wrote in Walden (or Life in the Woods) that:
He also wrote that the very tedium and ennui (weariness and dissatisfaction) which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam. While I don't agree with Thoreau on much of his beliefs, I think he is correct in this case. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, sin entered the world. Our constant striving to atone for sin and return to the state of perfection we were created in and for has robbed us of our joy as well as much of the variety of life. Consequently, the majority of us lead lives of quiet desperation."