You Can Now Turn Your Books Into Kindle Books

February 4, 2015 0

Amazon has now introduced a new tool, the Kindle Convert,  that you can use to turn your physical books into Kindle e-books.

You can read about it here.

You can download the software by clicking the badge below:


In other e-books news, 3 of E.B. White's classic children's books,  Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, will  be released in e-book form on March 17.

You can read about it here.

Harper Lee to Publish To Kill A Mockingbird Sequel

February 3, 2015 1


Harper Lee's "new" book will tell us what happens to Scout and Atticus Finch and the other beloved characters many years after the original book. It is called Go Set A Watchmen. It focuses on Scout as an adult and her relationship with her father.

Well, actually it's an old book. I'm not exactly sure that you can call it a sequel, either.

After all, Lee apparently wrote this book before To Kill A Mockingbird. Her editor became interested in the backstory of the characters, which were told in flashbacks, and encouraged Lee to write a book on Scout as a child. That story became To Kill A Mockingbird and has since sold about 40 million copies and become an American classic.

The original manuscript for Go Set A Watchmen was considered lost, but was discovered by Lee's lawyer. It was attached to an original manuscript of To Kill A Mockingbird.

It will published in July 2015 with a first printing of 2 million copies, as Harper Lee wrote it, with no revisions.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/harper-lee-published-july-28687808

Book Review: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye by John O'Dowd

July 18, 2014 1
Title: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story 
Author: John O'Dowd
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography
Format: Paperback
Year Published: 2007
Source: I purchased this book.


Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story by John O’Dowd is the very sad true story of how a beautiful actress who once co-starred with big stars like William Cagney and Gregory Peck ended up as an alcoholic street prostitute on Skid Row.

Barbara Payton seemed to have it all in 1951. She was starring in a film with James Cagney, she had youth and beauty, and she had a string of lovers. She didn’t care what people thought of her, but flaunting her complicated private life in the staid 1950s didn’t win her many supporters in the movie industry. She paid far more attention to her love life than her career, and people in the movie business did not take her seriously.

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