Favorite Fridays! My Favorite (and newly discovered ways) of getting books!


Favorite Ways to Get Books.

I love to read. I read more than the average person (I guess since people’s eyes bulge out of their head when I tell them I have read over 1,000 books). I have multiple ways that I legally get books, because I believe in supporting the book industry.

Public Libraries
Did you know that using OverDrive on you nook tablet, kindle tablet and Ipad, you can get ebooks and audiobooks for free from your local library?

Also, did you know that Adobe Digital Editions allows you to download from the library,netgalley, edelweiss, etc and put acsm files from your computer onto your ereader? Or just read on your computer. :-)

In Person:
Barnes & Noble- USA
Shakespeare and Co- Many places in the world.
Chapters (Indigo) -Canada
Waterstone -UK
Stores like: Duane Reade, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Kmart, etc have book sections.

Find Local bookstores in your neck of the woods.
New Pages- Bookstores
Flavorwirre - Great American Indie Bookstores
Wikipedia has a list of bookstore Chains in about every country in the world.

Buying Books online:


Nook by Barnes & Noble
Sony Reader

You may have noticed no real mention of Amazon. Here is why. Amazon’s Deceleration of War on the Book Industry.

For more Bookphile one of my fave bloggers on tumblr posted War on Amazon: Alternate Ways to get cheaper Books awhile back and has more resources.

[exclusive cover made by Sam]


Some of you may know this but I am publishing an ebook with Smashwords.com and it’ll be officially released on July 21st but before that, I am announcing that there’ll be an advanced reading of the book beginning June 16th until about July 12th. People from tumblr are welcome to take part and read the advanced copy which will be FREE. 

This book is called A Worthy Adversary and it’s categorized as Young Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy. It’s basically about this 15-year-old guy named Jim Marks living in a society where superpowered humans -called metahumans- have been outed to the world. Jim himself is a meta but kind of doesn’t know what to do with his life until he’s offered a job at a metahuman vigilante group where he might have a purpose. After about a day there, there’s an announcement that the woman who outed the metahuman community, who was kind of a hero, was assassinated. Because Jim’s kind of a reckless teenager who’s still trying to find his place in the world, he breaks some rules and starts investigating the case. Through this, he realizes a conspiracy where he’s the center of it all and a long kept secret of his kind and even the world. 

Watch me talk about it here

Those interested in taking part, send me a message on tumblr (using this blog or my personal).

Hope to hear from you soon!

Map of the market for e-book authors—self publishing or not: eat it up & sell well.  From a recent review at smashwords:

….What to make of the results? How might authors and publishers focus their e-publishing efforts based on the data above? I think it boils down to the following:
Write a great book that resonates with readers and gives them something to talk about Target readers who are active in online communities because they influence their fellow readers […] Maximize the availability of your book so readers can randomly stumble across it and sample it Boring titles, unprofessional cover images and poorly written book descriptions are instant turn-offs

[read on]

go-for-whatever-makes-you-happy said:

Hey :) How did you became to an author ? Ehm did you study it or so ?


Well, I wrote a book over a couple years, finally got up enough nerve to let others read it, had positive feedback, did a lot of editing and published it on Smashwords. My book, Roamer, is on several sites now such as Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, Flipkart, and Oyster.

I took several creative writing classes in high school and one in college, so those helped improve my writing.

If you are thinking of publishing yourself, I recommend Smashwords or Lulu! :)

I hope this answered your question!

My New Book THIS IS THE END is Available NOW !
This Is The End, the story of Jeff Sorbenstein.

Yes folks, the time has finally come, my new book "This Is The End," is finally available through Smashwords for Kindle, epub and more. The “Official” kindle direct and print edition should be up or at least available within the next two or three days, but you can go get it now, as I’ve recently stated, through Smashwords. I will have more on the process, the book and everything else in a seperate blog post, but for now I’m just relieved the book is done, edited and of course for sale. It’s 5.00 dollars U.S. and whatever it may be in GBP and Euro.


Creative GSM Community!

So we’re near the winter holiday season! People are buying things! Members of the LGBTQIA community make things people buy! YAY!

In an effort to give our community a boost, we’re setting up a section, accessible at the top of the site menu, to help promote our community folks who do things. Whether it’s art, jewelry, clothing, writing, music, etc… if you create it, we’d like to give you a promo during the Holiday buying season. 

For anyone interested in participating, send us an email at submissions@therainbowhub.com along with the name you want to be listed under, as well as your online shop (Etsy, eBay, Smashwords, a personal blog… whatever you use) information and a photo/sample of your work to put up.

Signal boosting is always appreciated, and helps draw visitors to help our members out. 

WE CHARGE ABSOLUTELY NO REFERRAL FEES. This is our way of trying to give our community a boost in their creative endeavors.

Happy creating!

The Way We Were by Christy Sloat Release Adventure!

The Way We Were by Christy Sloat Release Adventure!

Good Day Folks,

Today I am letting you all know that Anchor Group Publishing has released Author Christy Sloat’s 8th book, The Way We Were

Available now. https://www.facebook.com/christy.sloatauthor.7, https://www.facebook.com/anchorgrouppublishing

Amazon the Way We Were Link
Today on the blog I am so please to have the award winning author, Christy Sloat. Christy is taking on a new genre for…

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My first novel has finally, officially been published. Currently only available at Smashwords, it’s priced at $1.99 and is available in all ereader formats.

For those of you who are new, here’s the synopsis:

During a routine mission in orbit of the Sun, the crew of the IRC Icarus brings an alien artifact on board to study and experiment. One by one they find themselves succumbing to a strange radiation emanating from the artifact, slowly driving them to paranoid delusion. But while they are busy fighting amongst themselves, something else lurks the hallways…something even more terrifying.

If you purchase and download, please leave an honest review if you do. I’d love to hear from you if you enjoyed it, or what about it you might not have liked.

This has been a long time coming. Thank you all for being a part of the ride.


I had the best of intentions on doing an actual contest for getting a free copy of my novella, “A Man of Letters,” through Swordsman. For those of you who don’t know, It was published last year, or really the end of last year and it’s currently available only as a digital file. So to bolster some much needed support right now, when it comes to writing/paying bills I was entertaining the idea of a multi-platform contest. You would have to do this, and go here and show me this and that and nobody would have fucking done anything like the contest, because nobody in the fucking world outside of a handful of people, even realize that I exist. So, with that being said… If you want a free copy of “A Man of Letters,” through Smashwords, which should give you any/most digital formats for you to enjoy it, then here’s what I would appreciate you doing.

Signing up for this site, following me on twitter, friend-ing me on Facebook, that’s it. It’s as simple as that. If you can do all those things and then send me an email through the contact button on the side of the site, with your user name, twitter handle, and Facebook page then you can get a free copy of “A Man of Letters,”

That being said, I hope I get to give away a ton of copies.