• Ordinary people. Extraordinary romance.

    Ordinary people. Extraordinary romance.

Universal book links like Books2Read help you keep your book links organized.

With universal book links, you need only one link to get your customer to wherever he wants to buy your book. www.cherylsterlingbooks.comUniversal Book Links can help readers find your books

Tired of using Post-its to keep track of where your books are for sale? Don’t want to update your website with “Buy It Here” buttons for Amazon, B&N, iBooks and anywhere else your book is listed? Universal book links are the answer!

Your spreadsheets can be deleted! Books2Read.com has solved your problems. Amazeballs!

What is a universal book link?

From Books2Read’s website:

“Universal Book Links provide a single URL that an author, publisher, or fan can share online. Instead of linking to just one digital bookstore (or posting lots of links to lots of different stores), an author can share one Universal Book Link, and readers can follow it to reach the book on their favorite store.

The first time you click a Universal Book Link, it’ll bring you to a landing page here at Books2Read, where we’ll show you a list of all the bookstores connected to that book. You can click to see the book on any of those stores.

We’ll also give you the chance to save that store as your Preferred Store. If you do, we’ll automatically send you to that store whenever you click any Universal Book Link anywhere on the internet.”

For example, I can use books2read.com/u/bQZ6OZ for my book, What Do You Say to a Naked Elf? Click on the link, and you’ll be transported to all of the online stores where it is available to purchase. If I add more stores, Books2Read will update the stores. Instead of eight (or however many) link buttons on my web page or other promotional material, I only need to enter one.

The best part? IT’S FREE! As in F.R.E.E. No cost to you. Sign in at www.Books2Read.com, list your books, give them ONE link to gather the information from, and they’ll do the rest.

Just think, one less marketing chore for you to do. More time to write!

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Use Project Gutenberg for awesome research.

 

Project Gutenberg

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Gutenberg

 

 

Project Gutenberg is a remarkable research tool if you’re looking for historical facts.

Named after the inventor of the movable type printer, Project Gutenberg provides web access to over 50,000 books, with another 100,000 available through their partners.

Free books, people.

From Jane Austin to Mark Twain to Oscar Wilde. And the library doesn’t stop at the classics. Articles, essays, newspapers and small press books written by the everyday man (or woman) are also included.

A quick search yielded these volumes:

  • The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt
  • Harpers Round Table, Feb 4, 1896
  • The Dispatch Carrier and Memoirs of Andersonville Prison
  • The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

I’ve used the site to research London prisons in the 1880’s and World War II nursing.

It’s a cornucopia of knowledge and a fascinating window into the normal life of our ancestors.

If you don’t have time to go to your local library, or want concrete results (instead of spinning on the web) from an on-line search, Project Gutenberg is a powerhouse research tool!

www.gutenberg.org

Happy researching!

Cheryl

 

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