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To Rewrite or not?

We made Butler Did It!  free last week, .99 cents on Amazon because I have yet to figure out how to make it free there.  The result was a HUGE increase in downloads.  It's so cool to think that that many people were at least tempted to read it.

 I wish I knew what they thought of it.  The feedback we have gotten has been good overall, with our two most honest and critical family saying they thought it dragged until Kobi jumps off the yacht.  We have considered rewriting and re-posting…


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Added by Sally Pomeroy on April 9, 2011 at 9:23pm — 2 Comments

Digital short Saturday R.W. Doyen Green Eyes

I didn’t know this when I read this story, but it is part of a larger work, the launching point of the author’s next novel. Good stuff as far as I am concerned. I like the use of the digital short story to whet my appetite for it. What does this firecracker of a story have inside it? Check it out; I have included the author’s bio as well:

“Trestle Press award winning author R.W. Doyen crafts a tale that will mesmerize you. The story begins with a difficult birth during a vicious…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Digital short Saturday S.R. Edvalson Anne's Unknown Guardian

Hello and welcome to the weekend! For me that means more work, but I am not complaining. Being busy is good right? As I am writing this, we are getting the Improvised Digital Short Story rolling and the first two authors are composing their pieces of the story. The three words they get to use are: Bartender, Library, and Dumpster. It should be interesting. Check in to the G-ZONE later today, around 2:30 to 3pm as I interview Robert Ford, author of Fall of Grace, from the World of Hek Series,…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments


The popular slogan "time is money" makes most of us spend our entire life piling it up when it's obvious we can't take it to the afterlife, cause in the absence of something, anything is still nothing. We are all aware of the areas of life where we are needed most withal we fail to yield to our calling. We betray our inner self and purpose.

After all is said and done, you'd sit back and comb through your achievements; most goals have been achieved and most ends have been met,… Continue

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Added by richard shekari on April 9, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Digital short Saturday ( on Friday no Less) B.R. Stateham Deadly Intent

Really I promise this will be my last post for a while. Sincerely,  at least until tomorrow. Here is the last thing I need to get out of my system before I call it a day posting. Next week I will only be posting on Self-Published authors and /or Independent Publishers, basically no one from the Big 6. To make my point, on Vincent Zandri’s  Vox ( if you do not read his blog I suggest you do, great stuff),  I was lucky enough to guest post on there Sunday, or was it Saturday, they all meld…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 9, 2011 at 12:55am — No Comments

How much should my e-book cost? and SmashWords have opened the doors for self-publishing authors to distribute their e-books worldwide, and many authors are quick to take advantage of this opportunity. They upload their book files, fill in the book descriptions and other information, and then get to the question of price. How much should an e-book cost?

Many new self-publishing authors are looking for the most readers possible, so they choose a low price. Perhaps the author is hoping consumers will buy… Continue

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Added by David Bowman on April 8, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Digital short Saturday (on Friday no Less) The Capta and The Cop Thad Brown

In the previous post of the day I made mention of the fact that Vincent Zandri and I are going to be doing something along with a class of graduate students from West Virginia University. It seems that the class has been following our blogs and Zandri’s success in class and one of the students called in to my blogtalk show yesterday, Thursday, as Mr. Zandri was my guest. The young woman is a Facebook friend of mine and follower of our blogs, Katherine LaHart. She put the suggestion to us…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 8, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Still looking for help

I am still looking for someone to help with writing a book or e-book. I have all the info with pictures. I  spent a long time in show business, but I am not good at writing & getting things on paper (manuscript) so I need help in getting this project to fruitation. I know there has been many books written on Marilyn Monroe, those people were not there, except one who had only been with the police dept. for only two months at the time. There is a lot of info that was mishandled,&… Continue

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Added by Osie Jackson on April 8, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Digital short Saturday ( on Friday no Less) Cleveland W. Gibson Only The Best

Yes I know it is Friday but we have so much going on here I need to do a few things with the posts today. Each one of the following posts is going to contain important info into what I have going on here at Gelati’s Scoop and The G-ZONE, my Blogtalk radio show. First the immediate stuff: Siabello Giorello is my guest tonight on The G-ZONE @ 8.30pm EST. It should be fun, how could it not?  Next we have the next in our series of Improvised Digital short Stories scheduled for tomorrow and…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 8, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Gelati's Scoop/The G-Zone Delicious Dozen of Digital short Stories


I just love digital short stories! They break up the week for me in such a fun way, definitely little bursts of energy that just make me smile as I read them in all kinds of fun ways: smartphone, laptop, Kindle, home computer, fish bowl. Okay just checking if you were reading or breezing by. Here is my Delicious Dozen of Digital short Stories, almost all are available for the measly price of $.99; you cannot go wrong! Now, drum roll please, or perhaps some AC/DC, maybe…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 7, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments

James Thompson Lucifer's Tears


Wow, it is Thursday already and we are moving like a bullet train headed for a big day on Saturday. Our second Improvised Digital short Story will be happening then and I am totally amped at the prospect of working with a fine group of authors on this next project. We will start at 8am on Saturday and hopefully be done everything by 3pm.I am giving each author a time limit of 1.5 hours to put together their 1,000 to 1500 words of the story. Basically within a nice 8 hour time span…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 7, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments

My Personal Blog

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Added by Debra Huenke on April 7, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Dear Readers & friends , my first post: How a Diamond is Formed? Enjoy


The connection between kimberlite pipes and diamonds.


It's been discovered, that diamonds are brought close to the surface of the earth through volcanic eruptions which are originated in the depth of the earth, carrying diamond-bearing rocks through volcanic…


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Added by yehuda yacar on April 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Spotlight Interview with author Sally Pomeroy


Q1: Thanks for participating in our Spotlight Interview series! Please introduce yourself and your book to help our readers get to know you.

A:  My name is Sally Pomeroy and I am one-half of the writing team of Keith and Sally Pomeroy.  Our book, Butler Did It! is the first in a series called the Matthew Butler Adventures.  Our main character, Matthew, and his sidekick, Tommy Cooper, travel the world, field testing high tech innovations…


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Added by SpotlightInterviews on April 7, 2011 at 7:00am — 22 Comments

The way it is.

I write for my life. I write as a way to heal from my disability imposed on me by crime, dentists and the system. I write to change the world and deliver strong messages of change.

I write inspite of those who tried to stop me and my book. I write everyday even when I have nothing to say. I write even when I see that there are better writers than me.

I write to reach out and create change. Words are tools of expressions which otherwise I would lay on canvases and wood.



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Added by Tkumah A&T&D on April 7, 2011 at 6:19am — No Comments

My Publisher Dropped The Price of My Books - by over 80%!!

If you have a Kindle, you're in luck! Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can read Kindle  books by downloading the free Kindle software to your computer or cell phone. The Kindle versions of my two novels are now available for over 80% of the paperback cover price! Check it out:


An Unlikely Missionary



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Added by Skylar Hamilton Burris on April 6, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Gelati's Scoop/The G-ZONE's Top 20 Novels of the First Quarter 2011!

Hi, everybody! I have put together my top 20 picks of novels for so far this year. Some of the novels are not from the Big 6 publishers and that should not be of any surprise to anyone that follows my blog. I try to find good stuff to read just about anywhere I can. As a side note to all of this, I will be posting my Delicious Dozen of Digital short Stories tomorrow, please look for it. The Self-Published list will be out later in the year as I accrue more posts. Remember, I actually took…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 6, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments


They pulled up in front of a night club.

''Member,don't act suspicious,get jiggy wit a broad. Jus keep ya head focoused. Ya got me?''

"Yerd." ( together )

They walked in the club.On their way in, Raz told the guard to tell Tommy they were there. As they got in,Sharp pulled some girl to his waist.

"Mmm-mmm-mmm! Oooo! You tall, chocolate,and jus like I like em. You wanna dance?"


"You can buy me a drink since you ont wanna dance."



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Added by cashey davis on April 6, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Susan Whitfield Sin Creek


The week just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today’s novel has a really cute cover but a really creepy and intense inside. Susan Whitfield has a winner here in Sin Creek. But wait, what else do we have going on here on The Scoop and the G-ZONE? Plenty! This weekend we have a ton of stuff going on. On Saturday: Our next Improvised Digital short Story with The Girls vs. The Guys. The teams are set and ready to go for the next Improvised Digital short Story. The Girls are: Bri…


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Added by Giovanni Gelati on April 6, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

A little feedback would be appreciated.


Roars down the mountian

Always to the sea

The mother of creation…


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Added by Keith Rice on April 6, 2011 at 2:52pm — 3 Comments

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