I know. You were hoping for a break from the news, right? You're fed up with all the Hillary this and Trump that. Never fear, though, little cowboys . . . today's smattering of news here at Writer Off the Leash is all happiness and sunshine because it's from the publishing world.
Read For Free with Amazon Prime
Join Amazon Prime and you'll have access to over a thousand titles to read for free on your e-reader or device of your choice. The content is pretty varied, ranging from Harry Potter to comics and magazines.
Kid's Haircut Discount for Reading
Here's a piece of good news in this dark world . . . a barber in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is offering a $2 discount in exchange for the kid reading a book while getting his haircut. Sweet way to encourage reading, eh? Kickstarter Jane Austen Coloring Book Project
Want to support an artist and spread your love of Jane Austen? This is the project for you. It combines the artist's love of Austen with her illustrating skills. She's pretty close to meeting her goal so I think this one will make it.
Book Sales Are Up
According to estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, bookstore sales in August rose by 2%. Could be just from college students snatching up their texts, but hey, a sale is a sale.
There you have it . . . your dose of good news for the day.
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me
two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the
latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and
Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti
phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?