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Giorgio Moroder: his path to world success, his memories and suggestions to excel in life. by Riccardo Lo Faro Giorgio Moroder: his path to world success, his memories and suggestions to excel in life. by June 30, 2018 $3.00 4,010 words Sample 20%
A conversation with Academy Award-winning producer & songwriter Giorgio Moroder. One of the leading DJs, songwriters, music producers of all times.
The Taylor Swift Fan Guide by Daniel Wheway The Taylor Swift Fan Guide by June 30, 2018 You set the price! 6,240 words
Taylor Swift is inarguably one of the most successful artists of this generation.
История графов  Оксфорда и владык Ирландии by WP IP GEB История графов Оксфорда и владык Ирландии by June 30, 2018 $7.00 35,250 words Sample 20%
Ce livre est consacré à l'histoire de la famille de Vere, les comtes d'Oxford. Il se compose de deux parties. La première décrit l'histoire de la famille en Angleterre, et la deuxième partie - en Russie. Le livre répond à de nombreuses questions et pose de nouvelles.
Sharecropping in North Louisiana: A Family's Struggle Through the Great Depression by Linda Duff Niemeir Sharecropping in North Louisiana: A Family's Struggle Through the Great Depression by June 29, 2018 $3.99 31,530 words Sample 5%
A Family's history lives and dies according to the dedication of it's storyteller. Author Lillian Laird Duff is one such historian and with the encouragement and help of her daughter Linda Duff Niemeir, the stories of this sharecropper's daughter will spark in readers the desire to keep their own family histories alive. Sharecropping in North Louisiana is the true story of these hardships.
Little Girl Lost then Found by Bonnie Romero Little Girl Lost then Found by June 29, 2018 $4.99 19,170 words Sample 20%
Bonnie is a lonely little girl that moved from a small town to a huge city. She meets a boy who as time goes by becomes controlling, physically abusive and ultimately tries to take her life until eventually she tries to take her own,,She struggles to escape and finally finds herself.
Untold Stories of a Paramedic: True Stories of Life on the Job by Luciano Nisi Untold Stories of a Paramedic: True Stories of Life on the Job by June 29, 2018 $9.99 78,550 words Sample 20%
When you see an ambulance speeding by, lights and sirens wailing, have you ever wondered what is happening inside? Have you ever wondered what challenges paramedics face daily? What type of calls they deal with? Well, now you will find out. Luciano Nisi has been a paramedic for over 15 years, working in both rural, and downtown, urban areas.
Four Jammy Biscuits Saved My Life Today (How to NOT kill yourself) Side 2 - Bare Soul by Adrian Kenton Four Jammy Biscuits Saved My Life Today (How to NOT kill yourself) Side 2 - Bare Soul by June 29, 2018 $15.99 218,260 words Sample 3%
How can eating four biscuits prevent a suicidal compulsion when nothing else worked? Probably the most controversial book ever written on mental health since R.D.Laing. Brutal but inspiring autobiographical account of someone who 'slipped the net' of support. Prolonged sexual, physical & psychological abuse; breakdown; catatonia, madness & suicidal compulsions, recovery & expose' of Mental Health
Versions of Myself by Rosie Gillman Versions of Myself by June 29, 2018 $10.50 106,060 words Sample 5%
In these pages, I don’t ever have to worry that I sound arrogant or ignorant or dumb or silly or narrow-minded or trivial or over-serious or any of the other things I fear in speech. All over the world, stuffed into drawers and hidden in shoeboxes at the back of cupboards, lie the unread diaries of generations of young people.
My Nightmare in Georgia 2, A New Nightmare, (Based On A True Story) by A. L. Norton My Nightmare in Georgia 2, A New Nightmare, (Based On A True Story) by June 28, 2018 $1.99 19,110 words Sample 15%
A young woman narrates what life is like after years of physical and sexual abuse, incest and rape at the hands of her father. She tells of the daily struggles of how hard it is to get through life with Post traumatic stress disorder. Things take a turn for the worse and you won't believe the story she has to tell!
Queen Victoria's Other World by Peter Underwood Queen Victoria's Other World by June 28, 2018 $4.99 91,180 words
There have been many books about Queen Victoria but there has never been one that has explored her 'other world'...
Many Miles on the Road Ahead: Chosen to Lead, Book 2 by Cordia St Clair Many Miles on the Road Ahead: Chosen to Lead, Book 2 by June 27, 2018 $1.99 1,450 words
I have been in the hospital for a week, and trying to find the right medicine. At any age for a child it's not good but especially teen years. Those teen years when you find out you are faced with Epilepsy. I was only a 13 year-old child, when I found out, but have since been embraced with understanding people.
Brave New Mom by Michele Laframboise Brave New Mom by June 27, 2018 $0.99 3,190 words Sample 25%
Any mother-to-be has to waddle through a landmine of expectations. This short and quirky story will resonate with all the mothers crushed under the pressure of performance, by Michèle Laframboise, artist and science fiction writer.
Brooklyn Mafia War Profaci Vs. Gallo February-October 1961 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Brooklyn Mafia War Profaci Vs. Gallo February-October 1961 by June 27, 2018 $2.99 2,380 words Sample 5%
At one point during the Profaci-Gallo struggle for Mafia supremacy in Brooklyn several Profaci men were held prisoner in a Manhattan hotel. The Gallos asked for a meeting with Profaci and his Commission. Granted, this conclave only brought a temporary resolution to a very ugly war that erupted among underworld figures. The Gallos accused Joseph Profaci of breaking promises to them repeatedly.
The Comet's Tail by Amy Nawrocki The Comet's Tail by June 27, 2018 $3.99 9,910 words Sample 10%
At age nineteen, Amy Nawrocki returned from her first year of college, scribbled a few notes in her journal, and took a terrifying summer trip. She remembers one night of disorientation, then nothing until Christmas, when awareness slowly restarts. The Comet’s Tail is the story of these missing months: the seizures and fever spikes, the deep nothing of coma, and the unexpected, dramatic recovery.
Building a Million Dollar Side Hustle by Juliana Richards Building a Million Dollar Side Hustle by June 26, 2018 $9.99 37,760 words Sample 20%
The founder and CEO of Slim Girl Shapewear shares her inspirational story of building a million-dollar global e-commerce business.
Lincoln's Planner: A Unique Look at the Civil War Through the President's Daily Activities by Lamont Wood Lincoln's Planner: A Unique Look at the Civil War Through the President's Daily Activities by June 26, 2018 $9.99 88,040 words Sample 20%
Manipulative Cabinet members, opportunistic hack congressmen, a people yearning for freedom—does this sound familiar? But we are not talking about present-day—these were some of the same issues facing Abraham Lincoln.
Tragically Transformed: How God Turned Struggle to Gift by Kendra Wriston Tragically Transformed: How God Turned Struggle to Gift by June 25, 2018 $6.99 20,330 words Sample 20%
Kendra S. Wriston, and her husband, Jim, were hit by a drunk driver on December 18, 2011. Jim instantly went to heaven. This bride of only five weeks woke up in the hospital where she underwent life-saving surgeries. Tragically Transformed: How God Turned Struggle to Gift, is a story of how God has turned her pain into purpose, and He has been right beside her restoring and rebuilding her.
John Quincy Adams: A Short Biography - Sixth President of the United States by Doug West John Quincy Adams: A Short Biography - Sixth President of the United States by June 25, 2018 $2.99 9,140 words Sample 20%
John Quincy Adams, son of the second president of the United States, would himself attain the office of the president. His long career serving America would include roles as a diplomat, minister and ambassador to foreign nations, treaty negotiator, United States Senator, and U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
TIME AND TIDE by ALFRED AGBOOLA TIME AND TIDE by June 25, 2018 $4.00 5,910 words
MY STORY
For the Love of a Child by maryannkinseybooks For the Love of a Child by June 25, 2018 $3.99 43,970 words
Mary Ann Kinsey is a retired teacher holding a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Central Florida, Orlando and taught in Siminole County, Florida Schools. She was a Member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. She now lives with Jim, her husband of sixty-three years, in the mountains of North Carolina. This memoir is a reflection on her life.
The Conscientious Objector's Wife by Kate Macdonald The Conscientious Objector's Wife by June 25, 2018 $5.99 124,490 words
Frank and Lucy Sunderland, English pacifists and fervent supporters of Labour politics and the Garden City movement, wrote to each other from November 1916 until April 1919, while Frank was in prison as a conscientious objector, and Lucy looked after their three children in Letchworth. This unique collection of letters gives rarely seen insights into daily life on the British Home Front.
Sinhana - Biography of A Colonial Brazil Slave by Marco Paulo Chaves Sinhana - Biography of A Colonial Brazil Slave by June 24, 2018 $1.99 13,910 words
The biography of Sinhana brings us the life of a black woman, born slave in the first half of the 19th century in Brazil Colony, Her story not only shows us all the suffering experienced by a slave in Brazil, but also the beautiful friendship between two women in completely antagonistic social positions: Sinhá Clarice and her slave Sinhana. This is her story, in her own words.
Joe Gulmi Deal Broker for the Gambino Crime Family by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Joe Gulmi Deal Broker for the Gambino Crime Family by June 24, 2018 $2.99 2,510 words Sample 5%
Joe Gulmi was a shady figure who was closely connected to the Gambino crime family. He encouraged New York area businesses to align themselves with a Gambino related law firm and to deal with Manufacturer Hanovers Trust Bank. He promised to take care of any tax troubles the businesses might incur with the IRS. These Mafia targets had no idea of the pandora's box that would soon consume them.
The Battles of Valentino Rossi by Tony Coco The Battles of Valentino Rossi by June 24, 2018 $1.69 5,810 words Sample 20%
Valentino Rossi passed the long way to become the greatest MotoGP racer in history. In his journey, he has a lot of battles against his rivals. Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, and Marc Marquez are his toughest rivals. The rivalry, both inside and outside of the circuit, always bring a sense of our curiosity.
Cronicas de un vendedor callejero by Javier Zelaya Cronicas de un vendedor callejero by June 23, 2018 $8.00 88,830 words Sample 30%
Narra las vivencias de una lucha constante, que vivimos todos día con día al salir a vender a las calles, dándole un toque de humor a la situación, donde no sabemos si ese podría ser el ultimo día de nuestras vidas, la situación es difícil pero echándole ganas como decimos se sale adelante a pesar de como pinte la vida debemos seguir adelante ya sea por nosotros o nuestras familias sin mirar atras
The Cher Bible, Vol. 2: Timeline 2018 Edition by Daniel Wheway The Cher Bible, Vol. 2: Timeline 2018 Edition by June 22, 2018 $3.99 27,930 words
2017, and more so 2018, have been active and exciting years for Cher — and her fans. With the success of Classic Cher and Edith+Eddie, and the announcements of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the Here We Go Again Tour and The Cher Show, plus Cher receiving the Billboard Icon Award, it paved the way for updated versions of The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials and The Cher Bible, Vol. 2: Timeline.
Muck, Silk and Socialism by John Platts-Mills Muck, Silk and Socialism by June 21, 2018 $7.99 276,130 words Sample 10%
Autobiography of John Platts-Mills witnessed and participated in most of the changing events of the twentieth century. He held an unusual position in English society – a genuine, empowered, political radical, who is also a Queen’s Counsel, Member of the Common Council of the City of London and internationally renowned jurist.
Finding Gilbert: A Promise Fulfilled by Diane Covington-Carter Finding Gilbert: A Promise Fulfilled by June 20, 2018 $4.99 51,510 words Sample 20%
This book is a testament to the importance of a father's love and how a caring father can change lives in ways that ripple down through the generations.
Anya's Story You Are Not Alone by Hilda Journey Anya's Story You Are Not Alone by June 20, 2018 $3.99 64,580 words Sample 15%
Anya's Story details one woman's journey through and beyond an abusive marriage that provides hope to other victims to take the steps today to live happier, healthier lives.
Harry Stromberg Alias Nig Rosen Philadelphia Mafioso by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Harry Stromberg Alias Nig Rosen Philadelphia Mafioso by June 20, 2018 $2.99 2,360 words Sample 5%
Nig Rosen was an important Jewish gangster who was active in three U.S. cities, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s. In January 1937 four of his associates were arrested by police during a Camden, New Jersey sting. On one occasion Rosen's men were taken into custody in an Upper Darby, Pennsylvania home. They were apprehended by police raiders in the basement of a home while using adding machines.
Freaks Like Me by Georgina Peterson Freaks Like Me by June 19, 2018 $4.99 33,040 words
Georgie was just a typical teenager when it happened; she was studying hard for a place at her dream university and having fun with her friends on weekends.
I'm Not The Man I Used To Be by Kenna Henderson I'm Not The Man I Used To Be by June 18, 2018 $2.99 67,380 words Sample 15%
Informative, brutally honest, thought-provoking and funny, this is the true life story of a transgender person who, after five decades of secrecy, accepts the spirit trapped inside and sets it free.
骨肉兄弟  Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour 骨肉兄弟 Blood Brothers by June 18, 2018 Free! 2,060 words Sample 20%
This is a Chinese version of Abuna Chacour's Blood Brothers, 中译者是周琴。埃利亚斯·沙库自幼生活在巴勒斯坦一个小村庄,在那里,基督教传统可追溯至公元一世纪,他们和周围的犹太邻居们和睦同居,共同过着平和而安宁的日子。但是,在1947年初,他们田园诗般的生活被暴力席卷而去。数以万计的巴勒斯坦人被杀,近百万人被迫进入难民营。作为一个在自己家园寓居的流放者,如何保持对以色列人的爱、如何面对世界对巴勒斯坦的误解,这个问题成为他内心长久的挣扎。他是怎样去回应的呢?埃利亚斯·沙库将他戏剧性的人生经历与历史研究相交织,讲述了一段中东动荡岁月中少为人知的故事。
Anthony Spilotro Chicago and Las Vegas Mafia Enforcer by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Anthony Spilotro Chicago and Las Vegas Mafia Enforcer by June 17, 2018 $2.99 2,670 words Sample 5%
Anthony Spilotro and his brother Michael were victims of Mafia hits in 1986. Their beating deaths occurred soon after they agreed to meet with unidentified parties. Michael ran a restaurant in Oak Park, Illinois. The Spilotro brothers were executed in Bensenville, Illinois and buried in an Enos, Indiana cornfield. Much of my research comes from the investigative reporting of writer Jack Anderson.
My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound by Jed Diamond My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound by June 17, 2018 $14.99 82,690 words Sample 15%
There is one problem surpassing all others in its impact on men, women, and society: the family father wound. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic. My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound is the first book to address its impact on men and women through the personal experiences of a world-renowned expert on men’s health, Jed Diamond, Ph.D..
I was built from broken by Shamicka Ramirez I was built from broken by June 16, 2018 $10.00 8,060 words Sample 5%
Helping through my words.
I was built from broken by Shamicka Ramirez I was built from broken by June 16, 2018 $10.00 8,060 words Sample 5%
Helping through my words.
I was built from broken by Shamicka Ramirez I was built from broken by June 16, 2018 $10.00 8,060 words Sample 5%
Helping through my words.
Damaged Souls The Exploitation of Society’s Most Vulnerable by Alice Walsh Damaged Souls The Exploitation of Society’s Most Vulnerable by June 16, 2018 $4.99 25,890 words Sample 5%
Phillip McGraw of the Dr. Phil show defines psychopaths, sociopaths and other bad characters as BAITERs, an acronym for Backstabbers/Abusers/Imposters/Takers/Exploiters/Reckless people. However, despite his contempt for such people, McGraw has at one time or another exhibited many of their characteristics.
Guardianship a Daughter's Journal by Pamela Turner Guardianship a Daughter's Journal by June 15, 2018 $4.99 59,320 words Sample 15%
Our experience may happen to your parent, grandparent or neighbor. Strangers asked to share my nonfiction narrative with their patients and clients.
The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials 2018 Edition by Daniel Wheway The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials 2018 Edition by June 15, 2018 $3.99 36,370 words
2017, and more so 2018, have been active and exciting years for Cher — and her fans. With the success of Classic Cher and Edith+Eddie, and the announcements of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the Here We Go Again Tour and The Cher Show, plus Cher receiving the Billboard Icon Award, it paved the way for updated versions of The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials and The Cher Bible, Vol. 2: Timeline.
The Glass Mask: Monsters Lurk Beneath by E.L. DuBois The Glass Mask: Monsters Lurk Beneath by June 15, 2018 $0.99 72,060 words
A beautiful, naïve young woman with fairy-tale dreams... And a beast of a man who only finds pleasure in the vicious acts he commits. Will Beauty be able to outmaneuver the Beast? Or will he take the ultimate sadistic prize? Her Life.
Understanding Illness by Ann Bond Understanding Illness by June 13, 2018 $4.99 39,200 words
This book is part memoir and part case studies drawn from the author’s working life as a medical student, general practitioner, counsellor and psychoanalytical psychotherapist—a career made even more difficult than usual by ill health.
The Ghost Within by Dermoth Alexander Henry - The Scribe The Ghost Within by June 13, 2018 $4.99 37,200 words
This enlightening book, The Ghost Within, explains some of the questions man has been looking for. There are clear and precise examples – some of which are hypothetical and others based on personal experiences.
Anthony and Vito Giacalone Detroit Mobster Brothers by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Anthony and Vito Giacalone Detroit Mobster Brothers by June 13, 2018 $2.99 2,370 words Sample 5%
Anthony Giacalone may have been part of the reason that the Detroit Tigers lost a close pennant race to the Boston Red Sox in 1967. Sports Illustrated reported that Tigers' star pitcher Denny McLain's toes were dislocated in a bizarre incident near season's end. An organist and bookie in a Flint, Michigan steak house, Denny paid out funds to a disgruntled bettor who'd lost money in a horse race.
Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model (A Historical True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model (A Historical True Crime Short) by June 13, 2018 $3.99 20,530 words Sample 20%
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murdered by the King of Western Swing, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, comes the riveting historical true crime short, Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model.
Tales of an Ikut Swami by Cristina Kessler Tales of an Ikut Swami by June 13, 2018 $6.00 30,620 words Sample 10%
Tales of an Ikut Swami is an encouraging and exciting book. Cristina Kessler introduces us to some of the remarkable women she encountered during 45 years of living and working throughout the world. Profiles of women from Mali, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Zanzibar Island (Tanzania), South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, Niue (South Pacific) and the U.S. Virgin Islands give us a glimpse of their important roles.
Joshua The Age of Miracles by Tony Duffy Joshua The Age of Miracles by June 13, 2018 $7.99 58,540 words Sample 10%
TONY DUFFY is a retired sales manager having been in sales and marketing all his working life. this first novel about two years ago as a hobby. It slowly grew into an obsession and it is at last completed. The fire and interest has not gone as he is already writing the sequel. His hobbies have been sailing, photography, motor sport and combat shooting.
A Conversation with Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz by Perdana Leadership Foundation A Conversation with Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz by June 12, 2018 $4.99 16,980 words Sample 20%
This conversation with Malaysia's longest-serving Minister of International Trade and Industry traces her childhood to her years in academia and subsequently, her entry into politics. She also shares her views on trade negotiations, women in leadership, education, and politics. This publication shines a spotlight on one of Malaysia’s most dynamic leaders, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.
Everything Louder Than Everything Else: Meat Loaf Guide by Daniel Wheway Everything Louder Than Everything Else: Meat Loaf Guide by June 12, 2018 $2.99 17,910 words
Meat Loaf's epic collaborations with songwriter Jim Steinman are legendary, as are his striking album covers, wide-ranging operatic voice, female duet partners, signature red handkerchief and theatrical live performances. In 2016, he was presented with the Q Hero Award; to many that have had a hand in helping him sell near 100-million records, he is exactly that – a musical hero.