My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


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Happy Autumn and New Kindle Promotions!

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Don’t you just love everything about Autumn?

Including the apples!!! 🙂

Hope you’ll enjoy my new Amazon eBook promotions (see info. below) for October and November.

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

Hope you’re having a wonderful Autumn so far!

The weather here on Vancouver Island has been just glorious for the past couple of weeks. I’m loving it!

Getting out for lots of walks and sunshine. Hopefully it will last a while.

Here’s hoping the forecast is right for a change!!!

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I have a new fall Kindle promotion, starting today and continuing into November, for all of my current available eBooks.

Some FREE, some deeply discounted (.99 cent countdowns).

You can check out all the details at my Author’s Site:

WHAT’S NEW PAGE

HAPPY READING, COOKING AND AUTUMN TOO!

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Any Thoughts, Suggestions…re: Windows Notepad?

Do you use or know much about: MS Notepad?

I recently wrote to KDP re: adding full-screen images to a Kindle book that Mr. Cheddar and I are currently working on. 😉

This was their reply:

Regarding the full screen images:
The images would best fit to the any screen automatically, if you can change the source code of your HTML file.
Please follow the instructions for getting full image size on Kindle.
1. Open the parent HTML in Notepad.
2. You will be able to see the HTML code. Look out for the codes related to the images which look like the following
For Example,
Edit the code like the following
Effectively, the text “width=366 height=248″ should be changed to “height=100% width=100%”.
3. Save the file.
4. Right-click a blank area on the desktop or in an open folder, point to New, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder.
5. Type a name for the new compressed folder, and then press ENTER. Your new compressed folder is displayed as a folder icon with a zipper.
Now, move the image folder and the HTML file into the zipped folder. This zipped folder is what you will have to upload on the KDP website. You may try uploading the zipped folder on to the KDP website and check if the images appear correctly. Once uploaded, you can use the “Preview Book” button to view your uploaded content via the KDP Previewer. Here, you can view if the images appear correctly.

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Today, I gave Notepad a try and I can’t say I was impressed so far. I tried looking through the code with JUST ONE PHOTO and that was bad enough. Does not seem very user-friendly, unless you are a HTML geek/geekess, which I am certainly NOT!! 😉

If anyone has any alternate suggestions (preferably with Word, which I am comfortable using) how to add FULL-SCREEN images to a Kindle book, please let me know.

And if you have succesfully used Notepad, I’d love to hear about that too.

Happy Writing and Week! 


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Taaa daaa…… My New Cookbook is Now Available! :-)

The Groovy Green Kitchen Volume II is FINALLY a done deal!

I am doing a happy dance today!!! 😉

Hope you’ll check it out soon.

Have a great week, G

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

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The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume II): Simply, Super, Supper Soups

is now available in Kindle and print book formats at: Amazon.com, .ca, UK….

I am SO happy to finally have this cookbook complete. 🙂 And I am pleased with the results too.

I hope you’ll check it out soon, over at Amazon and if you can, please spread the word too. 

In the meantime, I’ve got a ton of ideas on the go, for promoting this new book.

And then, it’s on to my next book project, that’s already in progress. 😉

Have a wonderful week!

Happy Cooking and Reading. G 

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My Poetic Path: Free Kindle Promo This Weekend! :-)

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My poetry book:

My Poetic Path, Selected Poems 2000-2010

Will be available FREE all this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as a Kindle book, at Amazon.com, .ca., UK, IT….

If you don’t have a copy already, this is a good time to get one! 😉

Happy Reading and Weekend! G

PS: I finished the print version of my new cookbook yesterday, yippeee…now working on the formatting for the Kindle version. 🙂


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An Amazon Screenshot that Made Me :-) and Free Promo!

 

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This was the screenshot over at Amazon.ca today, when I did a keyword search for “haiku” in the Kindle store!

Wowsa, I wasn’t expecting to have one of my haiku books: (Haiku Reflections I) in the top spot; what a nice surprise. 🙂

And there are 100 pages of books, for the keyword: haiku. 

I LOVE writing and reading haiku sooooo much. It’s such an honor to have people reading my work and buying my books/eBooks too.

I also have 2 free Kindle promos on this weekend, one for my midlife romance novel:

Third Chapter, Second Chance.

The other promo is for my cookbook:

The Groovy Green Kitchen I: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker.

Both are available all weekend for free, as Kindle downloads at: Amazon.com, .ca, UK,….etc.

See the Amazon.com links on the sidebar here or visit your own Amazon site to download copies.

It’s back to typing for me here! 

Have a great weekend. Happy Reading and Cooking too! 🙂


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Cookbook Countdown! ;-)

I’m typing up a storm here (make that a cookbook)! 😉

Happy Cooking and Weekend. 🙂

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

I’m type, type, typing…. away!!!

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I’ve made the end of February, my deadline for finishing my newest cookbook (print and Kindle/eBook versions):

The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups

I think I can still reach my time goal; I am on the home stretch. 😉

I don’t know why this particular book project has taken me sooooo long to complete.

But right now, I’m just focused on the fact that it ISalmost complete and that’s a good thing! 🙂

In the meantime, I am having a free Kindle promo this weekend for my other GGK cookbook:

GGK COVER WITH MY PHOTO-FRONT COVER ONLY

The Groovy Green Kitchen I: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker

It will be available as a free Kindle/eBook download,all this weekend (Feb. 20-22) at:

Amazon.com, .ca, UK….

Here’s a sample soup recipe from the GGK II:

Southern Nights Slow Cooker Veggie and Sausage Gumbo…

….to get your taste-buds ready for the…

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Book Review: Believe (PS: A great little eBook if you need a quick pick-me-up!) ;-)

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Believe by Louise

This is a short but helpful eBook that I usually re-read a few times each week, via my Kindle Fire.

It is filled with inspiring quotes, lovely photos and with a beautiful presentation throughout.

I’m so glad I downloaded this eBook, it definitely does give me a pick-me-up and boost of optimism, every time I read through it. 🙂

Here’s my review from Amazon:

I happened to see this eBook on the Top 100 Self Help list at Amazon l am so glad that I downloaded it. Gorgeous photos and very inspiring and many original motivational quotes to refer to again and again. I plan to keep this on my kindle carousel as a pick me up choice when I need a smile or boost throughout the day. Just lovely.

Have a Happy Day!