As the Darkness Deepens by Michael Cale - Book ReviewWritten by Jason Sizemore
Newton's Third Law of Motions states that "For ever action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Michael Cale's latest novel, As Darkness Deepens, is an interesting study in this universal law as it relates to forces of good and evil. While this is a common storyline, Cale's strong characterization and powerful climax give an otherwise trite subject substance to formulate a solid story.
We first meet unassuming Christopher Jones walking his seven-year-old daughter, Sally, to school. After hugs and a kiss, Christopher sends his child across street, when suddenly a careening car slams into Sally, mortally wounding her. In terror of moment, Christopher draws upon a mysterious power to heal his daughter, saving her life. This act of love creates an equal and opposite reaction that literally births story's primary antagonist.
Christopher discovers a renewed sense of self and direction. He transforms from a soft-spoken pushover to a man filled with need to use his new power for good of humanity. Eventually, word of his powers spread, and he attracts hundreds and thousands of hopeless, infirm, and insane. Christopher becomes nothing more than a pinball, bouncing off those who want to help to those wanting to take advantage and back again.
The truth about selling e-books on the internet Written by Albert Z
If you've surfed internet for a while lately, you might have noticed incredible amount of hype generated around e-books, information products, resale rights and similar stuff. Indeed, it is a popular subject since it promises a way to generate passive income, like real estate or wall-street shares, with a minimal amount of effort.
Truth is, many internet marketers are now using all this hype to their own interest, by selling poor-quality informational products at very high prices, or promising blatantly ridiculous incomes: don't get caught in marketing trap!!
I'm Albert Z. and I've been selling e-books for a while on internet: I own site Culture-Books and can tell you a couple of REAL things about selling e-books online!!
What you might have been taught up to now is that:
- selling e-books requires no effort
- you can make very high incomes every month (> 2000$/month)
- selling e-books requires no skills
- there is no investment to be made
- it works on autopilot
Now, check those statings with truth:
- selling e-books requires some months for setting up your activity
- you will make low incomes (100s), unless you write yourself a very good piece of text, which is time-consuming
- selling e-books requires designing skills, copywriting skills (for most of your sales), a sense of marketing and lots of organization
- indeed it does work on autopilot! but if you want to increase your activity over time you will HAVE to devote some time to it!
- you will need a website, hosting, and provided you don't spend any money on designing, seo tools etc, initial goods for selling, you will end up spending about 50-100$, provided you're a savvy money-saver!
As you can see, selling e-books is not very different from any other real-life activity: it requires work and skills, lots of time (at least initially) and a little bit of overhead to set up everything!! But it does indeed have some advantages:
- overhead costs are very low if compared with other activities
- once set up, it requires very little maintenance time
- it's fun (which is very important ;) ), watch style of an e-book store here , doesn't it look fun?