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The eBook Design and Development Guide
The eBook Design and Development Guide
Price: £4.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Nuts And Bolts Ebook Construction Guide, 12 Jun 2014
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I found this indispensable in formatting and publishing a non-fiction ebook from the ground up without third-party software. Okay, it took me an age and debugging files to get to validation almost drove me insane. Next time, though, I'll know better how to avoid making stupid mistakes. A prior knowledge of HTML is useful, and It would be easier with a fiction book. But using this easy-to-follow and well-structured guide shouldn't mislead anyone of the size of the task when producing a good-quality non-fiction ebook full of tables and graphics. It's like climbing Everest.


The Handmade Loaf
The Handmade Loaf
Price: £8.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought, 16 Nov 2013
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I'd read that Dan Lepard was a bit special, and this confirms it. I'd have preferred a user-friendly index for the recipes though, as they're in amongst lots of text that is mostly interesting but not necessarily what you want when baking.


Writing Screenplays That Sell
Writing Screenplays That Sell
Price: £12.68

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 11 July 2012
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This is a really valuable reference, not only for the screenwriter but also for the novelist. It gives practical advice on how to pace a story and control the suspense for best effect. Some might complain of it being formulaic, but it works for me. Highly recommended.


Learning Construction Spanglish: A Beginner's Guide to Spanish On-the-Job
Learning Construction Spanglish: A Beginner's Guide to Spanish On-the-Job
by Terry Eddy
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 11 July 2012
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The right Spanish phrase for the more earthy occasions. It's very useful, if not always intuitive in trying to find the one you need.


Conspirators of Gor (Gorean Saga 31)
Conspirators of Gor (Gorean Saga 31)

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow! How bad is this?, 11 July 2012
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Oh dear, being a Gor-junkie it pains me to write this, but Conspirators is rambling, repetitive rubbish. Tedious isn't quite the right word for it. Brain-numbing, more like. Some 'disciples' will give it a rave slave review, simply because it has John Norman's by-line. However, I'm sorry to say that this book is truly terrible nonsense. Some Gor aficionados will want the work to complete their collection, I suppose. But be warned: it makes even Witness look very, very good.


The Girl Who Fell From The Sky
The Girl Who Fell From The Sky
Price: £4.31

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful writing, great pace, gripping suspense, but..., 27 Jun 2012
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I loved this novel and heartily recommend it. It is hard to put down. Excellent descriptive writing and research evoke the vicissitudes and social mores of the European war-time era in a gripping plot. That said, this author seems to have trouble developing satisfactory endings and he tends to suddenly drop them on the reader's head in the last couple of pages. My only other criticism is the Kindle price set by the publisher. Unusually, the paperback is cheaper than the Kindle version. How can they justify that? Maybe they disapprove of electronic books.


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