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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Book Deal!!!

Great news!!! Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability is now for sale on the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and through Smashwords! That's nearly a week before I anticipated releasing it. I'm waiting on B&N for it to be available there. When it is, I'll be sure to let you know!
The news gets better! You can get the novel right now for only $0.99. While I'm labeling this as a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal, it actually starts today and ends December 7, 2011. After that, the cost goes back up to its regular price of $3.99. This is my way of saying thank you to everyone who has followed my posts the past few months leading up to the book's release. I hope you take advantage of this offer, and if you do, I hope you enjoy reading Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability.
You can get Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability during this Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal for $0.99 for your Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, or through Smashwords from the following locations:

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Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability

Fram Gage lives in Biality Orphanage. It's an okay place, except for The Ability Chamber, which is a fantastic arena within the orphanage where the children compete and race using superhuman abilities such as Super Strength and Wall Climbing. Fram especially likes it, until he and his friends are in a competition where the rules have changed. Their lives are in danger, and they don't know what to do. But a special ability--one they never imagined--gives them hope to make it through the competition safely.

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Print edition available at Amazon and CreateSpace.
Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability
Copyright © 2011 by Desmond Shepherd
Chapter 1
“Come on, Fram. Quit being such a wimp. We can’t get hurt,” Bagger Carson yelled. He gripped a brick window sill with his left arm, which kept him from falling four stories to the sidewalk below. A breeze caused his loose fitting green t-shirt to ripple, and the cuffs of his baggy tan shorts slapped his knees. The…

Fram Gage & The Final Synopsis

My last post asked that you help me pick out a synopsis for Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability. Of the three choices I gave you, numbers two and three received the most votes, but they were tied.
I obviously couldn't use both synopses. So I decided to look at the strong points from both of those and comments left by you. I  received some great suggestions to improve the synopsis for the book. Combing all that help, I wrote a fourth and final synopsis. This on, in my opinion, is the best of all of them. It is focused, to the point, but doesn't reveal too much about the story.
It's perfect!
I owe it all to you who participated. If not for your votes and suggestions, I could not of have written this killer synopsis. Thank you so much!
Now, here is the final synopsis for Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability. This will be used in the book listings on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and more.
What do you think? Feel free to tell me in the comments below.
Also, look for a post in the…

Kindle Fire Let's You Sit In Your Recliner

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Well, if all goes well today, the Kindle Fire I bought for my wife should arrive from UPS. She really wanted a tablet. What was the main reason? She wanted to easily sit in her recliner and browse the Internet. She won't have to worry about "lugging" her laptop over to do that anymore. It seemed like a small problem to me, but who am I to argue? Besides if it makes her life happier, I'm all for it.
As a way to celebrate the release of the Kindle Fireand my wife being able to easily browse the internet in her recliner, I thought I would run a small promotion on Miscorrection: Book 1 (Sunrise to Sundown). From now until November 30, 2011 the eBook will be only $2.99. That's a 40% savings off the regular price. You can't beat that.
For everyone getting a Kindle Fire today or in the near future, I …

Help Me Choose A Synopsis

Two weeks ago, I revealed the cover for Fram Gage & The Inifinte Ability. I got some good positive feedback on the cover, and I appreciate the encouragement you have all given.
It's getting down to crunch time with the book. I finished the first draft this past week, and I am now in the proofreading and editing stages. If all goes well, the book should release in the beginning of December.
Here's where it gets fun! If there is one thing I hate, it is writing the synopsis for the book listing. They are difficult to write because I want to capture your interest, but at the same time, I don’t want to reveal too much of the story.
So if I hate it, why am I saying this is where it gets fun?
Well, I thought I would get you involved with this process. No, I’m not going to have you write the blurb. But I am giving you the option to help me pick it out.
Below are three listings I’ve considered using for the book. Since I know what the book is about and I am obviously biased toward it, I…

October 2011 Sales Numbers

October was a steady month for books sales at Forever Young Publishing. Below are the numbers, and I couldn't be happier. While I would have liked to see an increase in sales as I have the previous months, remaining steady was good.
There is a positive sign to this months numbers. Last month, Copy Bird made up most of my 37 sales. This month, while it did have the largest amount of sales at 13, the numbers are a lot more diverse. I think I know why, too.
In September I releasedMiscorrection: Book 1 (Sunrise to Sundown). It's the complete collection of all the stories that make up Book 1 in the series. If you were to download the sample of the eBook for your Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook, you could actually read the first story in the series, Sunrise, free. Since that was the case, I thought it would only be fair that I offer the standalone ofSunrise for free, too! This has resulted in sales of the other stories, which is great to see. I'm hoping it continues to mo…