For the Love of Books

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Our book signings at Amish Country Natural Products are always a delight. Not only do we sell many of our titles there but we get to meet with and make friends with so many good folks in our community. We are blessed to have this wonderful health food store in our rural neighborhood of Fairview, Michigan. Continue reading

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Wholesome-Story Stocking Stuffers

 

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My dad was a great Christmas stocking stuffer. We always got the best oranges and pecans, little fun things like a sling-shot or a troll, but most of all a book.
Now I write them! My soul mate illustrates them!
Wholesome-story stocking stuffers for the little ones at Christmas!
USA link http://amzn.to/2Ab0gqF Rhyme for Young Readers Series by QuickTurtle Books®

Illustration by Mary Rensberry

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From If I WERE A CATERPILLAR by Richard Rensberry

If I were a caterpillar
I’d be hungry, horned and ply
my stripes and my desire
for learning how to fly.

http://amzn.to/2ysDc1P

Richard Rensberry, Children’s Picture Book Author at QuickTurtle Books®

Reviews, do yours get removed from Amazon?

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Being most of my book sales occur in person instead of online, I have found it next to impossible to have posted reviews accepted by Amazon. Instead, the reviews are posted by my readers and then within a day or two Amazon takes them down. This has happened on numerous occasions since publishing with Create Space.
All and all I have been happy with Amazon as a customer. They run a great retail outfit that delivers good products. Their shipping is first rate. It is as an author that I have had less than stellar results regarding this issue of denying reviews. This has become a point of friction that Amazon is unwilling to acknowledge any flexibility.
In order to sidestep this issue, the last Amazon Representative suggested I publish to Kindle and do book give aways which result in “verified purchasers” and thus the reviews will remain posted. I see nothing wrong with this avenue except: what motivation does the reader have to post a review?
Any suggestions as to navigating this conundrum would be appreciated. In the mean time I have sponsored a free book give away for Oct 21 and 22.   All of my books are at this link: http://amzn.to/2yEAVUu

Reviews?

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

 

 

Links to e-Book Give Away, Oct. 20, 21, & 22

 

 

http://amzn.to/2yra26K  Goblin’s Goop    

http://amzn.to/1M8WYoB  Christmas Christmas Everyday

http://amzn.to/2nW6WSo  Colors Talk

http://amzn.to/2nqE6G3  How the Snake Got Its Tail

http://amzn.to/2hPc4Dd   The Love Tree

http://amzn.to/2xR16b1 City Slicker’s Guide to the Amish Country

http://amzn.to/265rdpF  The Wolf Pack Moon

http://amzn.to/2yxsZ57  If I Were A Garden

Richard Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®

 

Rhyme Your Way into a Child’s Heart

 

If being a successful children’s book author is one of your dreams, may I suggest rhyme be part and parcel to your writing arsenal. Children can be a rather finicky and discerning audience when it comes to words that grab their precious attention. As a writer I have always gravitated to alliterative sound and rhyme to help achieve this task. I believe rhyme can be used as a major gimmick for capturing and maintaining a child’s interest. Continue reading