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eBook Review: Community Wins by Bryan Allain

Stop over TODAY at Amazon to pick up a FREE copy of Bryan Allain‘s latest eBook, Community Wins.  After today, it will no longer be FREE.

If you’re a blogger, a writer, a product developer, or someone who is simply interested in building an on-line community, I would recommend you check out Allain’s eBook.  Community Wins is a short yet power-packed workbook full of wisdom and activities designed to get you thinking of building and strengthening your community.

This is a resource that I will go back to again for my own community building efforts and projects.  The book is broken up into 21 short chapters which each include an action step for readers to follow.  Some of the actions are quick and easy, but many of the actions will require more time, energy, and effort.

I appreciate the way Allain put Community Wins together.  He seems to understand the world we live in with shorter attention spans and big dreams.  It’s my honor to recommend Community Wins to The Stretched Community.  Go out and get it today!

eBook Review: You Are A Writer (So Start ACTING Like One) by Jeff Goins

Today, I’m excited to share about a new eBook resource for writers that will be available in the next couple of days from Jeff Goins.  In You Are A Writer (So Start ACTING Like One), Jeff shares tips and encouragement for writers.

First, Jeff who blogs regularly at challenges readers to change their attitude about writing.  He encourages readers to take on the title of “writer.”  I have always considered myself to be an engineer, a father, a husband, and a leader, but thanks to Jeff I now consider myself to be a writer.

You Are A Writer provides key advice for finding your voice as a writer.  Jeff explains how to build a platform, how to establish a brand, and how to utilize channels of connection.  As a blogger for the past four or five years, I came away from You are A Writer with valuable information that will help me grow in my writing.

Finally, Jeff shares his insights in how newer writers and take the next step towards publication.  You Are A Writer provides step by step essentials for progressing from a closet writer to becoming published in magazines and on-line to writing your own book.  This eBook is an excellent resource that I will come back to again and again in my pursuit of becoming a better writer.  You Are A Writer has my recommendation.

Thanks, Jeff, for sharing your writing experience and knowledge with us!

Are you a writer?  What’s your next step in your writing journey?

Update 5/2/2012 from Jeff Goins:  The website is now live. I’m still waiting to hear back from Barnes & Noble, but the book is now live on Amazon:

eBook Review: An Idiot’s Guide To The Galaxy by Kevin Haggerty

Today, I’m honored to be included on a list of select people who picked up a preliminary copy of a new eBook that is being released today.  In An Idiot’s Guide To The Galaxy, Kevin Haggerty utilizes his wit and humor to pull the reader into his take on the everyday idiot.

At first, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I agreed to read Kevin’s eBook.  I mean I don’t consider myself an idiot, and I’m not one to call others on the carpet for their idiotic behavior.  But I learned right off the bat in Chapter 1 (An Idiot’s Guide to Driving) that I might actually be more of an idiot that I first imagined.  Oh well.  As I read through the remaining chapters, I realized that in one way or another we’re all idiots.  While An Idiot’s Guide To The Galaxy brings this fact to light, it also encourages the readers to hold each other accountable to overcoming the idiotic things in our lives.  You have to check out Kevin’s new eBook.  Click here to get more info.  By the way it’s FREE – how can you go wrong!

I could have added a chapter titled “An Idiot’s Guide to Yard Work and Home Improvement”.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shocked myself, inflicted myself with poison ivy, run over things with the lawn mower, and damaged formally perfect drywall, piping, etc.  Just this weekend, I decided to prune my raspberries wearing short sleeves and shorts.  You should see the scratches up and down my arms and legs today.  I must be an idiot too!

What have you done recently that qualifies you to be an idiot?