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It’s almost Mothers Day! I thought you’d enjoy seeing one of my suggested presentations for a Mothers Day card, using a poem from my original collection of poems for a mother, mother-in-law, stepmother, foster mother, and daughter.
When my grandmother’s house was razed, I was able to save my grandmother’s tulips, and brought them to Colorado where I’ve been babying them for years. This year, they gave a grand display, inspiring me to use them in my poem book.
I’m wishing you and all the special mothers in your life a Happy Mothers Day!
While we’re on the topic, it reminds me of my own mother, who passed away several weeks ago. She gave me some peonies. They look very promising this spring, and should bloom in a couple of weeks.
Have you ever rescued flowers that hold sentimental meaning to you? I’d love to hear your story.
The Kindle eBook. Click on the photo to see a fascinating article on the latest developments in the eBook industry.
You may have seen my eBook, Mothers Day Poem Kit, being offered as a Kindle release on amazon.com. Like many other authors, I’m testing the waters of this emerging market.
The New Yorker on April 26 printed a fascinating story, an overview of the eBook’s position in the overall publishing picture. Here are some quick stats from that article that reveal the growing impact of ePublishing.
* 3 million Kindles have been sold
* Amazon.com currently offers 450 thousand eBooks.
* When a hard-bound book is offered next to an eBook, 40 per cent buy the electronic version.
* Per Markus Dohle, CEO of Random house, digital transition will take five to seven years, not a week or a hundred days.
* Publishers’ efforts to “window” releases (think “window of opportunity), strategically delaying the release of an eBook following hardback release, can backfire because consumers lose interest.
A wealth of other useful industry information and news is included in this article. Just click on the Kindle above to read all about it. Thanks to Michelle Black for giving me the heads-up on this article. Networking is important. For authors, especially in this dynamic industry, knowledge is power.