Thursday, December 29, 2016

In That Objective

If you are able to see the photo of an old English quote inscribed in gold lettering on stained framed wood panel below the paragraphs, the location of it is inside the New York Public Library at Bryant Park. If you are able to read the quote, it is commendable. How easier than others you could comprehend the senescence English writing of the King James translation of the Bible. 
     If you are able to understand the quote, that is better. For it is objective towards releasing my first novel, Waiting for Regina. It is one of the best reasons for delaying the release of publication; strive for individual excellence, and high standards from the front cover into each page until you'll reach the back cover. 
     I feel this is important also due to the very sensitive themes of Waiting for Regina. The novel is weighing in on the issues of suicide, family discord, teenage angst, racial bias, infidelity, sacrosanct and civic corruption. Although it narrates as a first person account by the youth Mispha, the storyline apparently affects more than one person, gender, generation, and group. 
    The setting of the novel goes back thirty years ago in the latter 1980's. Since many of these social ills are unresolved today, Waiting for Regina, the book merits discerning readership. Please ponder this consideration when you examine the upcoming previews and read the reviews of the publication next month. We again note the gold lettered signage. Reading a book may become a memorable experience like living an episode of real life.
    Could I assist you in reading John Milton's quote if you find it a challenge to read it in aging English? He states from his speech entitled, Areopagitica, "A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." In 1664, Mr.Milton, the author of Paradise Lost uttered that statement to the Parliament of England in opposition to licensing and censorship. What Milton was likely combating were the religious influences and complications due to the on-going conflict between Catholics and Protestants mingled with government regulation limiting the freedom of expression. 

    Considering there is a lot of gay exotic and violence in literature today, censorship isn't a major issue, rather the opposite, it might be severely lacking in maintaining high standards of morality. A problem new authors are encountering against their freedom of expression is the wrongful use of their creations. Greedy marketers post websites offering books for free without the writers' permission for them to obtain credit card information from online consumers. 
    It is tough for authors to get their publications removed from these many phishing sites, and they probably feel horrible in awareness their books are employing to sucker people. However, their books are probably not on those illegal sites, the vendors pretend to have copies to give away. My request, please do not give out your credit card or debit card information to get a 'free' book under a subscription contract. It costs legal booksellers like Kobo tremendous amount of funds to maintain sites of thousands or millions of publications. 
    The con-artist booksellers access their income by dissimulating to proffer a vast catalog of books appealing to unsuspecting readers. The primary source of profits is their free usage of bank cards interested parties might willing provide in exchange for a zero-cost download of digital literature. Please do not support their badness. If you want free books to read consider using your public library card. 
     You can borrow e-books, get downloads from official library sites. If they are receiving new releases, you may be able to acquire the physical copies of bestsellers and recent publications. If your library purchase copies of my book, Waiting for Regina, you may be able to read it at no cost. There is a lesser charge for new books provided for educational institutions and public libraries. Also, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other online retailers may have book-lending arrangements. Please visit their sites to learn more. My latest book, Waiting for Regina may be on sale within fifteen days from this date, December 29th.  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Three Tongues at Barnes and Noble

My second book in print, Regina, What Is The Color of It?: A Story in Three Tongues is on sale online at Barnes and Noble. If you spend at least $25 dollars in publications or other items, the shipping is free. With the matt finish, this book looks handsome and is a handy size, 5 by 8 inches with a slim width. For certain, it will make an interesting conversation piece, if you have friends visiting, who speak and read the languages of Spanish, English, and French.

On-Air Classes Free from CreativeLive - Week of December 4th

There are numerous sites offering courses for adults, a majority of them may require you to purchase a monthly subscription or pay per class. You can start learning for free with an incredible selection of live and on air courses from CreativeLive. Please check your calendar, the free classes are for one day only, as you may note on the listening below (for the text link, click on the blue words for more info):

Free On-Air Classes - Week of 12/4

How to Design a Proposal
Start Date: 12/4/2016
End Date: 12/5/2016
RSVP Date: 12/4/2016

Traktor®: Hardware Essentials
Start Date: 12/4/2016
End Date: 12/5/2016
RSVP Date: 12/4/2016

 Basics of Adobe® CC: Photoshop®, Illustrator® & InDesign®
Start Date: 12/5/2016
End Date: 12/6/2016
RSVP Date: 12/5/2016

 Intro to Apple® Logic® Pro
Start Date: 12/5/2016
End Date: 12/6/2016
RSVP Date: 12/5/2016

Turn Your Etsy® Shop into a Sales Machine
Start Date: 12/6/2016
End Date: 12/7/2016
RSVP Date: 12/6/2016

Build a Stand-Out Business
Start Date: 12/7/2016
End Date: 12/8/2016
RSVP Date: 12/7/2016

Also, consumers can enjoy learning using the iOS app with one free lesson of their choice, yes, each and every day.

You may have the opportunity to learn creative skills from the world's top experts-Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Oscar winners and New York Times best-selling authors and leading entrepreneurs of their industries.What are some of the over 1500 curated classes at CreativeLive? There is something for everyone with photography and video, money, and life, craft, art and design, and music and audio. 
Why not have a family member or friend join you at these educational sessions? Prospective students have the option of viewing on air broadcasts for free or purchase a class and own the content for life. You can make this final month of the year a progressive one by in taking knowledge and gaining new abilities, it is a great way to learn. 😊