Inkbok (formerly Nokbok)


Inkbok (formerly Nokbok) is launching in the next couple of months with a subscription based model of acquiring books. I’ve added Open Gate and suggest authors check them out.

Inkbok is a subscription based digital library of published and self-published material. Our collection includes books, journalism, articles, academic papers, documents, poems, short stories and more.

Inkbok offers two membership plans for readers: (1) Free Membership (2) Unlimited Access Membership. Free members gain unlimited reading of Royalty-Free works and Unlimited Access members pay $4.95 per month and gain unlimited reading of all works.

Publishers and authors can upload their written material to Inkbok for free and gain royalties whenever their work is read. Inkbok utilizes a unique royalty model where publishers/authors share in the Total Gross Revenue from the website.

Our vision is to build the world’s largest collection of stories and ideas and place it at everyone’s fingertips for a low monthly cost, while ensuring that the creators of these works receive competitive royalties. Through the Inkbok community, we hope to offer great opportunities for exposure to aspiring, self-published and published authors. Additionally, we desire to encourage people of all ages to spend more time reading and discovering. And finally, our goal is to become a community of action by reaching out beyond ourselves to give to those in need.


From another review:

I seldom read science fiction, so expected an immediate infusion of little green men. But, there was a captivating storyline with just a hint of what’s to come in the alien department. The characters were plausible–especially Rachel. The ending is the perfect segue into the next book. I would recommend it as a good read, especially for those who don’t normally delve into science fiction.

eBookSoda – daily ebook deals


A new "tailored subscription" site offering daily deals and suggestions for ebooks. Worth a check and subscription…

With millions of books out there, it’s hard to find the stuff you like. eBookSoda emails you with great deals on highly rated ebooks in your favourite genres. So sit back and let us do all the hard work.

Leanpub – another outlet


Ran through the process of publishing Open Gate with Leanpub last night/this morning. I’m very impressed with their system, and especially the "product page" that they produce.

Their entire process is based around Markdown (which I already use on most of my blogs, etc.), the simple, text based markup language. Enter your book either through the web or a file in Dropbox, and they process away. Let’s you write in nearly any tool imaginable and produce a sharp looking output.

A first review


3 stars – not a 100 5 stars reviews from a legion of admirers, but not a slam, either.

He had his gripes, and his compliments. I’m thankful for a reader who seemed to enjoy the book and even asked for more:

"So, I liked the concept of the book, and do hope that there are more books to follow to complete the story arc."

Check it out for yourself:

Open Gate

A Journey of Purpose

A good friend of mine for many years has started a blog… she writes about her life, God’s plan and journey for her and her family, and some great articles on their journey to homeschooling.

Most recently, she posted her 2014 reading list, which has a lot of great titles on it (including one that I happen to have already read – Open Gate :-))

Thanks Amy, hope you enjoy it!