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How to Write Attention-Grabbing Promo Copy for Books [Book Marketing 101]

The publishing marketplace is flooded with thousands of new titles every single day, and readers are inundated with offers, messages, pictures, and …

Writing

Resources for Self-Publishing

I’ve been doing this whole indie writer thing for a few years now, and during that time, I’ve been asked a lot about what kind of resources I use to …

Writing

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them.<p>He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling his girls to eat their dinner and gazing at them as they curled up …

Crime

Colorado’s oil and gas industry goes after reporters and signature gatherers in new fracking fight

With large oil and gas reserves, Colorado often is at the center of the nation's fossil fuel wars.<p>As Colorado gears up for another fight over oil and …

Fossil Fuels

‘It feels impossible to beat’: how I was floored by menopause

For Rose George, menopause has proved far worse than ‘low moods’. It feels like a derangement. And what the hell is it for?<p>I stare stupidly at it. It’s nothing much to look at. It’s only a small pile of clothing: the shorts and tank top that I wear in bed, which I have thrown on to the floor before …

Menopause

Commander-In-Chief Insults Troops With Pay-Raise ‘Joke’ At Ft. Drum

The draft dodger in chief had the audacity to 'joke' about the patriotism of our military.The post Commander-In-Chief Insults Troops With Pay-Raise …

Donald Trump

Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

A Colorado school district intent on saving money has cut one of its greatest costs: teaching.<p>District 27J, one of the state's larger districts, has dropped Mondays from the school week and switched to a four-day schedule as of Tuesday, the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Superintendent …

Education

How to turn off Google's location tracking

When you turn off “location history” Google still tracks your location when you use several of its key services including Maps, search and the weather. Here’s how to really turn all of it off.<p>A report from the Associated Press has highlighted that the feature called location history is just one of …

Maps

What Republican attacks on Nancy Pelosi are really about

Why do Republicans hate Nancy Pelosi so much? It’s not a difficult question to answer — at least it wouldn’t be, if we could bring ourselves to be honest about it.<p>Just as they have for the past 15 years, Republicans are running ads around the country trying to convince voters that Pelosi is reason …

Republicans

North Carolina Republicans’ Latest Judicial Power Grab May Have Backfired Spectacularly

In 2016, Democrat Mike Morgan won a hotly contested seat on North Carolina’s state Supreme Court, flipping the court to a 4–3 liberal majority. Ever …

Northamptonshire: What do councils legally have to do for their residents?

<b>As cash-strapped councils propose stripping back their services to the "legal minimum", BBC Reality Check asks what councils in England have to do for their local residents.</b><p>They provide a sometimes bewilderingly wide range of services, but not all of these are things they have to do by law. There …

Public Health

Denver Police Department Releases Revised Use of Force Policy

Today, August 3, the Denver Police Department emailed its new use-of-force policy to the committee that has spent countless hours revising it. Chief …

Denver police to begin “monumental task” of rolling out new use-of-force policy

After 19 months of public debate, the Denver Police Department will begin training officers this fall on a new use-of-force policy that directs them …

Law Enforcement

How to Sell Books: The Introverted Author’s Guide

For years, I didn’t know how I was ever going to sell books. I’m painfully shy and, unfortunately, have a complexion that tends to redden easily. …

Social Media

Nunes on secret tape: Kavanaugh vote, then Rosenstein impeachment

Rachel Maddow<p>Manafort defense has been dealt horrible cards: former prosecutor<p>08:52<p>Secret tape exposes different GOP talking points with …

Donald Trump

Blind Author Shares 10 Tips for Self-Publishing Your Book in the Safest and Most Profitable Way

Many writers fail to realize that it is absolutely FREE to self-publish books on major websites like Amazon. They have never even heard about options …

Writing

Amazon Author Insights — Use metadata to help readers find your book ...

You’ve put the finishing touches on your manuscript, created an eye-catching cover, and selected a great title. Next, it’s time to publish your …

Writing

'A propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night': CNN correspondent Jim Acosta goes in on Fox News host Sean Hannity

Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent who is a frequent target of President Donald Trump and his supporters, criticized the Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night.<p>"Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night," Acosta said on Twitter. "He says he's just a talk …

Donald Trump

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

This store employee's simple gesture meant the world to a teen with autism

<b>(CNN) —</b> A grocery store employee is being lauded for helping a teen with autism stock shelves in a fridge.<p>Sid Edwards and his son Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, visited their local Rouses Market in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday. Jack Ryan, who is on the autism spectrum, took notice of what one of the …

Autism

IRS drops “dark money” rule, will no longer require disclosure of donors to political nonprofits

<b>David Koch; Charles Koch (AP/Shutterstock/Getty/YouTube/Salon)</b><p>The IRS has just made it easier for politically powerful nonprofits to conceal who donates to them<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>July 17, 2018 11:03pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump has just removed an old IRS rule that required specific types of nonprofit …

Taxes

If Trump really misspoke when he defended Putin, he forgot to tell Tucker Carlson

Oops.<p>Fox News’ Tucker Carlson began his interview, taped on Monday in Helsinki with President Donald Trump immediately after his appearance with …

When evangelicals were pro-choice and the NRA was pro-gun control: A history of hypocrisy

<b>A Pro-Life activist; Pro-gun demonstrators (Getty/Alex Wong/AP/Jose Luis Magana)</b><p>Conservative hypocrisy on abortion and guns is part of a much larger far-right power grab, built on dangerous lies<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>July 8, 2018 4:00pm (UTC)<p>For 40 years, a chorus of voices on the right has been clamoring …

A groundbreaking study outlines what you can do about climate change.

Researchers in Sweden examined the possible steps that people can take to help tackle the climate crisis. Although a lot of resulting news coverage …

How to Earn Money as a Writer

When you tell people you’re a writer, one of two things will happen. Either they instantly assume that you earn big bucks or they give you that look …

NaNoWriMo New Character Generator

Want to add a little extra oomph into your story? Or need someone to help get your main character out of a bind? <b>Use your name and birthday to find out what new character you should introduce into your current work in progress!</b><p>And don’t forget to update your Camp NaNoWriMo projects—it’s not to late to start!<p>Follow @nanowrimo and @nanowordsprints on Twitter for more inspiration, and tune in to the Virtual Write-Ins on Youtube.

He is a Member of a Violent White Supremacist Group; So Why is He Working for a Defense Contractor with a Security Clearance?

<i>This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between</i> <i>ProPublica</i> <i>and FRONTLINE that includes documentaries scheduled to begin on PBS in August 2018.</i><p><i>If</i> …

Boise stabbing suspect wanted revenge, police say; 6 kids among injured

<b>(CNN) —</b> Timmy Kinner wanted revenge for being kicked out of an Idaho apartment complex, police say.<p>So Kinner attacked a 3-year-old's birthday party at the complex, which houses refugees, and stabbed nine people, including six children, Boise Police Chief William Bones said Sunday.<p>Kinner has been …

Los Angeles

What I saw at Trump's South Carolina rally

<b>West Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> It was fitting that President Donald Trump chose his rally in South Carolina Monday night to thank film director David Lynch for his recently announced support. Lynch, who is best known for such cinematic trips into the surreal as "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Roach-Infested Restaurants Are Vile Compared to the Red Hen

Seriously, some of the health-code violations in these places are disgusting.<p>President Donald Trump on Monday attacked a rural Virginia restaurant …