Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pro Guide Direct post

Pro Guide Direct
Pro Guide Direct offers great gear endorsed by pro guides. 

Nothing is more powerful than a personal and expert recommendation.
Whether it be the places we go, adventures we seek or things we buy - the endless choices available today are made infinitely easier when someone we know, someone with insider knowledge, offers a little input and real insight. Part personal shopper featuring all top-of-the-line gear guide, Pro Guide Direct is designed to allow professional guides, adventure travel companies and outdoor schools a seamless and convenient way to recommend the best and most appropriate gear to their clients.
Our custom gear list technology connects recommended gear with your clients directly
This site is full of great products that have been given great endorsements. It is fun to look through and easy to navigate.

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Magic Better Murals... Better Service At Magic Murals you’ll find thousands of beautiful wall murals, but what sets us apart isn’t just our selection, it’s our commitment to providing the highest quality murals available anywhere and service that’s responsive and caring. All of our wall murals are available in our QuikStik™ movable self-adhesive vinyl and our popular UltraStik™ pre-pasted, water activated wallpaper. Quite simply, our wall murals are the easiest to install and highest quality available, we guarantee it.

I love the beauty and creativity of this site.

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Redeemed Book Review

The song Redeemed by the popular Christian group Big Daddy Weave has inspired millions. This collection of 30 devotions by songwriter Mike Weaver focuses on redemption, grace, and the healing power of Christ's love. For fans of Big Daddy Weave who have been touched by Redeemed, this book is more than an impulse purchase; it's a must-read.

Cassandra's Review-  The devotions have a great grace of power. I was able to read this to my family and know that they could be blessed as well. The song has a power of its own and strength in words, but the book is so emotionally charged as well. worth picking up a copy!

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from worthy publishing.

Indie Author Naked book blast 50.00 giveaway Enter Here

  Indie authors Indie Authors Naked Indie Authors Naked explores and defines the world of independent publishing. Comprised of a series of essays and interviews by indie authors, booksellers and publishers, readers will get a look at the many aspects of the indie community, where publishing professionals of all types come together with the simple goal of creating something unique; something that speaks directly to the reader, no middleman necessary. Contributors include: James Franco, Hugh Howey, McNally Jackson Books, Sarah Gerard, OHWOW Books, Raine Miller, David Vinjamuri, Toby Neal, Rachel Thompson, Eden Baylee, Christoph Paul, Jessica Redmerski, Dan Holloway, Orna Ross and more.  
  About the Authors lorenLoren Kleinman is a writer and poet with roots in New Jersey. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex. Kleinman is a columnist for (IR) where she interviews New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie authors. Some of those interviews in IR reappeared in USA Today and The Huffington Post. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Nimrod, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Writer’s Bloc, Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000 and 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize finalist. In 2003, Spire Press published her first collection of poetry Flamenco Sketches, which explored the relationship between love and jazz. Her second collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs, is due to release with Winter Goose Publishing in March 2014. She is currently working on a New Adult romance, This Way to Forever.
Loren1Amy Holman Edelman launched IndieReader, the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, way back in 2007. Since then, indie authors have stormed the bestseller lists, been courted by trad publishers and (after all that), finally gained a modicum of respect. Amy self-published her first book, The Fashion Resource Directory, back in the 80s, long before POD and Amazon and e-readers roamed the land. Her second and third books (The Little Black Dress and Manless in Montclair), were traditionally published (by Simon & Schuster and Shaye Areheart Books, an imprint of Crown). As an author and a publicist with over 20 years’ experience, Amy’s goal for IndieReader is no less than to make indie a respected and desirable category within the publishing world. This book is just one step in that direction.
  Excerpt From the Introduction of Indie Authors Naked by Amy Edelman: IndieReader was launched in ‘07, otherwise known as the dark days of self-publishing. Back then, every book was considered a vanity publication, every author a failed writer. Denial ran so high that when the self-pubbed book, Her Last Letter by Nancy C. Johnson hit The New York Times bestseller list, the good folks at the NYT were still saying that they’d never include one! And then there was The Shack, another indie that snuck through the gauntlet to appear on the NYTimes list for an astounding 172 weeks between June 2008 to early 2010 (52 of those weeks at #1). Flash forward to 2012-2013. With the advent of ebooks, the publishing landscape has completely and irrevocably changed. Bowker, the ISBN people, recently reported that the number of self-published books in 2012 rose 59% over 2011, growing to over 391,000 titles in 2012. That’s a lot of indie. But it’s not just availability that has changed the notion of what a self-pubbed book can be. Either the whole “vanity” thing was propaganda on the part of trad publishing—after all, Virginia Woolf famously did it with Hogarth Press—or publishing ebooks makes it easier for talented writers to get their work seen. Either way, over the last couple of years—beginning with the high-profile snagging of Amanda Hocking—at least 50 indie authors (many of them interviewed in this very book) have been courted and won by traditional publishers. Did these authors’ books change from when they were self-pubbed to when they became trads? Or did their appearance on the bonafide bestseller lists (The New York Times, USA Today) just make it easier for the Big 5 to spot them? Not that getting picked up by a traditional publisher is always an indie author’s end-game. In fact, a recent survey conducted by The Bookseller noted that only about one-third of the self-published authors surveyed stated that they would consider a traditional book deal. That’s a lot of authors who aren’t willing to trade the freedom of creation for the chance to have their works packaged by committee. So whether an author decides to sell their work to a trad publisher or not—it is clear that indies are here to stay. Their books resonate with readers who really couldn’t give a damn if they came through the hallowed halls of a traditional publisher or just via their ereaders. The indie writing community is strong and getting stronger, as are the options for placing their books (been to your local bookstore lately? You may be surprised at the titles you find on the shelves). Yes, dear readers, this time—thanks to technology and changing perceptions—self-publishing is clearly here to stay. And via interviews and essays, Indie Authors Naked aims to highlight the best of the best.   BookBlast Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 2/10/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

TuneCore is the premier digital music distributor and publishing administrator for musicians worldwide and wants you


All About LoveA TuneCore Artist Compilation

Be part of an album that will reach thousands. We want to highlight the great independent music being made by TuneCore Artists.

Deadline for Submissions: Midnight, February 3, 2014.

Getting your music in front of new people is an incredible opportunity for any artist, and with so much music being played around Valentine's Day, it's a great time to grow your fan base. So, we're creating a TuneCore Artist compilation to set the mood and get your new music out there.

Past TuneCore promotional compilation albums have seen over 300,000 downloads, and they consistently rank in the Top 10 for free albums on Amazon MP3 U.S. around their release dates.

To be considered for our new compilation, just fill out the form and remember these key points:
Your track must be a NEW RELEASE distributed through TuneCore. (To start the distribution process, go to
The theme of your song must be related to Valentine's Day or love.
Important Deadlines: Your new release must be distributed through TuneCore between January 21 - February 3, 2014.
Submission Form Deadline: This submission form must be submitted by midnight EST, February 3, 2014.
You must select Amazon MP3 as one of the stores.
The release does not have to be live in the store(s) you select.
Artists can only submit one track each.
You must accept the waiver and terms & conditions (see below).
The album will be distributed to Amazon MP3 for free download by February 10 (subject to change). The album will be live a minimum of 90 days.
This compilation will not affect the sale of your song on any other releases.
We will notify the artists selected within 2 business days of the album going live on Amazon MP3.

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Old Time Candy Valentine's Day Coupon Code

Old Time Candy offers old-fashioned candy from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, or 80s, yes it's still available after all these years! At Old Time Candy, customers can choose from Candy you ate as a kid®, whether buying in bulk, packing their own retro candy assortment in a Pack-a-Bag, or choosing a Decade Box stuffed with candy from their favorite era. We also carry party favors, gift boxes and jars, and even Toys you played with as A kid™ like slinkies, balsa airplanes, magic slates, pick-up sticks, and many more retro toys and games.

Send Your Valentine Vintage Candy from! Save 10% on All Orders until Feb. 28th! Use code VALENTINE10

I love old time candy because it reminds me of some of the awesome products out there when I was a kid. I get so excited whenever I can share a memory or flavor with my kids. The site has a good price range and the selection is so worth looking into.  I think you will have so much fun checking out all the products and the browsing is just like being in a candy store. 

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are a powerful asset to any brand looking to expand from city to city, region to region, or even country to country. No matter where your home base is, virtual numbers allow you to open up lines of communication between customers, remote workers, international call centers--wherever and whenever you need.

Virtual numbers don't require any costly hardware or extensive setup. We work with your existing system to forward all calls from you new number to your current phone line. You can even have multiple numbers for different areas or marketing campaigns. With virtual, you have the freedom to choose.

A virtual number, also known as an access number or DID, is a telephone number that is routed directed to you/your business from anywhere of your choosing. These numbers are programmed to forward incoming calls to one of the pre-set telephone numbers chosen by the client; either Fixed, Mobile or VOIP.

Say you’re a business owner and you’re looking to expand international to gain a larger clientele base, wouldn’t it be nice if you had your business set up in these overseas locations as well? You can! You can set up a virtual office by having a virtual number. This number will have a local area code for your new clients and when someone in that area code dials the virtual phone number, the call registers as if it were local, but seamlessly maps to your business or your actual telephone number. You can have an international presence without actually being there!

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