Description : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—soon to be an HBO limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn! An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories. An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
Description : Why do we write? Is it for money? Can its worth only be described in dollars and cents? Has commercialism poisoned our thoughts, and thus, our words? Is it keeping us from becoming the artists we truly are? Be proud of your work regardless of the money it earned. You are a success not because of what you have sold, but what you have shared with others. When times are dark and doubt sets in, just remember that you have something to offer. One author’s perspective. Approximately 3,500 words.
Description : One of the problems which face all librarians adding e-books to their collections is that of bibliographic control: there is no legal deposit for e-books and consequently there is no single place from which new titles can be found. If this is true of commercially published e-books, it is most certainly also true of free e-books... and there are many thousands of free e-books available over the Internet, many of which are of a quality such that librarians might wish to have them in their collections. The 2011 Guide to Free or Nearly-Free e-Books is offered as a tool for librarians and others involved in book selection (e.g. teachers in schools) in all sectors - school, further and higher education, public and special libraries - to facilitate easy access to free e-books and e-book collections which can enhance their digital library.
Description : There is a saying that 'everyone has a book in them'. But not many people are able to get it out. This practical and inspiring guide, written by a successful author whose novels are published by Bloomsbury, will help guide you through every step of the process, including: * First thoughts - Why do you want to write, and how can you do it? * Genres - Understanding the conventions of writing * Generating ideas - Find a concept that makes your book stand out * Structure - Create a compelling story arc * Character - What you need to bring your characters to life * Dialogue - How to write snappy and suitable direct speech * Setting - Understand the role of place and time * Drafting - How to get your work on the page, chapter after chapter * Redrafting - How to assess your writing (or get it assessed) and improve it * Submission - Agents, publishers, and how to approach them * Publication - Working with your publisher to make your book a success
Description : This handy guide covers all of iBooks, Apple's signature ebook reader tuned to work with your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac. If you're coming from the Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll find the steps needed to make a smooth transition to iBooks. - Use just your fingers to page through books, read PDF files, interact with multimedia textbooks, create bookmarks, and highlight and annotate passages. - Use built-in search and navigation features to find words or phrases anywhere in a book and quickly jump to specific pages. - Share quotes from books via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook. - Adjust screen brightness for ambient light and change a book's text size, font, and layout to suit your eyesight and reading speed. - Stock and organize your library by buying books from the iBooks Store, downloading free (and DRM-free) books from the internet, and converting books to EPUB format. - Sync your library across all your iOS devices automatically. - Listen to audiobooks. - Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. - Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. Contents 1. Getting Started with iBooks 2. Stocking Your Library 3. Organizing Your Library 4. Reading Books 5. Reading PDFs 6. Listening to Audiobooks 7. Interactive Textbooks
Description : A novella featuring Terry Goodkind's most unforgettable and deadly character yet. For fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. TROUBLE ALWAYS FINDS ANGELA. Angela Constantine was born with the strange ability to recognize a killer. She sees the terrible acts they've committed in their eyes and she knows that, one way or another, they must pay the ultimate price for their crimes. She'll make certain of it. Wanda, a hot-tempered, impulsive woman who works in the same dangerous bar as Angela, considers Angela her only friend. Down on her luck and desperate to improve her place in life, Wanda is about to cause more trouble than anyone could know. Except Angela. Follow Angela as she goes down the rabbit hole after a serial killer in the making. 'Terry Goodkind writes suspense with a slight fantastic edge ... A true page-turner, and great fun' DEAN KOONTZ. 'Fast paced, riveting, and scary. It will leave the reader breathless' NELSON DEMILLE. .
Description : New York Times bestselling author Zac Brewer delivers his most honest and gripping novel yet, about a girl who believes she’s beyond saving—until she realizes the only person who can save her is herself. Brooke Danvers is pretending to be fine. She’s gotten so good at pretending that they’re letting her leave inpatient therapy. Now she just has to fake it long enough for her parents and teachers to let their guard down. This time, when she's ready to end her life, there won’t be anyone around to stop her. Then Brooke meets Derek. Derek is the only person who really gets what Brooke is going through, because he’s going through it too. As they start spending more time together, Brooke suddenly finds herself having something to look forward to every day and maybe even happiness. But when Derek’s feelings for her intensify, Brooke is forced to accept that the same relationship that is bringing out the best in her might be bringing out the worst in Derek—and that Derek at his worst could be capable of real darkness.