Smashwords Stats Week 2


Week two of the Smashwords July Sales Event is over and my free ebook giveaway stats are coming up. Week two stats: Never Trust the Moon has taken over as number one, with Country Tried Chicken taking second place. Blue Moor has tied with Aside of Murder and The Bamboo Killer for third place. For … Continue reading Smashwords Stats Week 2

All My Books Are Free On Smashwords in July!


Smashwords, the site I publish all my ebooks, is having their annual Free July Event where Authors can offer their books for free, a sort of 'Christmas in July' event.  All my ebooks, from the cookbooks, the mystery books, the paranormal and romance books are all free during July. This is only on Smashwords but … Continue reading All My Books Are Free On Smashwords in July!

Smashwords End-of-Year Sale!


This year i'm joining the first-ever Smashwords End of Year promotion, taking place December 25, 2017 though January 1, 2018.  For eight days only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks, with coupon code levels for 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE. How the Program Works: At one minute past … Continue reading Smashwords End-of-Year Sale!

Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today 5/19/2017


Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday via Gutenberg.org: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (10148) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (4250) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (4077) The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (3457) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (3431) The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial … Continue reading Top Ten EBooks from Yesterday and Today 5/19/2017

Top Ten EBook Lists from Yesterday and Today


Below are the top ten ebook lists from Yesterday and Today. If you download a book, I would appreciate you posting in the comments below which one you downloaded, so I know people actually read my blog posts. Top Ten EBook List from Yesterday via gutenberg.org: Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson (13928) Pride … Continue reading Top Ten EBook Lists from Yesterday and Today

Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday And Today


Since 2017 is the year of New Beginnings, brickoneil.com is re-starting the Top Ten Free EBooks. I have no idea if anyone was reading and downloading the 30 books I posted, but the lists made me happy that maybe someone, somewhere, was reading free books to pass the time. I know when I was on … Continue reading Top Ten Free EBooks from Yesterday And Today

Downsizing Technology


Can a person hoard technology? Yes. My electronic gadgets numbered seven, four of which were old and no longer useful. I'm a writer and use computers and technology in my daily life. I was using an old TC1100 from 1996 (still boots up but is slow on Win XP) as my workhorse five years ago. … Continue reading Downsizing Technology