Cat’s Reading Den Holiday Book Buyers Guide. Our Fine Authors and Loads of Holiday Books are on Sale in E-books & Paperbacks. Don’t Wait Until “Black Friday” For These Deals. . .




Hello Avid Readers, Friends, and Visitors,

Cat has the honor of representing many exceptional writers and authors who have decided to give book readers and buys of books a real treat by lowering the pricing on almost all their books for the “Holiday Gift Buying Season.”

Of course, this Cat knows that books make great gifts, especially for the tots and children in your life. Giving children the gift of reading can be “Magical” during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Everyone loves to have a package under the tree with beautiful reads of all different genres too!

So, this post will be pretty vibrant as Cat will share all our fine authors running sales, but I’ll let the holiday book banners do the “showing off,” knowing books make great gift ideas. Cat even has some paperbacks on sale that are new and newer releases for under $9, and all books are purchasable on Amazon in formats of E-books, Paperbacks, and are within Kindle Unlimited, so you read free!

Most of the Books have garnished 5-Star Editorial Book Reviews awarded by literary book influencers Reader’s Favorite.

So here we go!

CAT 🎄🎁🎍📚📚


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Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author Elizabeth Upton Offering E-books and a Few Paperbacks Now On Sale on Amazon and Within Kindle Unlimited.
https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Upton/e/B001KEA1NG/




No need to wait for “Black Friday” for these thrilling suspense reads by Elizabeth Upton! All her E-books are on sale for $1.99, and a few paperbacks under $9 too!



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One Amazon Reviewer Says About Mysteries by Kim Carter:

“This is one of the best mysteries I have read in a long time. I am a 77-year-old woman and have the entire book in the ‘Clara and Iris Series!’ Kept me in suspense the entire book. I would say that Ms. Carter is up there with Patricia Cornwell as far as keeping you in gripping suspense to the book’s last few pages. I highly recommend all of them to readers!”


All Seven of Kim Carter’s E-books are on sale for only .99 cents for the first time!



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Best-Selling American Author Pavane Ravel & Her Political Fiction Suspense Drama of “The Other Shoes of Lary Martin” Novel Series Book One – ‘Revelation of Lies’$1.99!
https://www.amazon.com/Other-Shoes-Larry-Martin-Revelation-ebook/dp/B09CRPH41P/



Reviewed By Reader’s Favorite:

Larry Martin is not a good person. He is lazy. He treats women badly. He thinks the world owes him everything that he wants but hasn’t earned. Unfortunately, Larry was also raised by an abusive father with right-wing beliefs, which he adopted as his own. What more can one expect from a person raised without love? Then Larry loses his job as a journalist and eventually loses his home as well.
Larry decides to shed his old self and change. He decides to become a better person.
Pavane Ravel has a writing style that is easy to fall into. It is comfortable and has a good flow. There is definitely good character-building.

As this book is based on profound character growth, the author does a remarkable job of slowly easing the reader along on the journey. I found the attention to detail with the construction of the various homesteads quite interesting. The Other Shoes of Larry Martin is ideal for readers who enjoy extraordinary character changes, fighting for survival and climbing to the top to make a change for the better. This book can also be recommended to those readers who want to know themselves on a deeper level. I loved how the story itself became the story of the book.   



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A poignant and gripping memoir on sale by #1 Amazon Best-selling Author Wilsdaryon Prescher
https://www.amazon.com/Wilsdaryon-Prescher/e/B0B2VMN1FX/


One Book Reviewer Says:

5.0 out of 5 stars. He allowed time to give him strength

Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2022.

“How many roads must a man walk down. . . ” After reading this memoir, one can only believe there are mountains to climb and mountains to conquer, and as young as this author is, and through every trial that was thrown in his path, he found a way through. He conquered! Brave for having the audacity to share his memories with us!” Highly suggest this book!


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Amazon #1 Best-Selling Romance Novelist Richard E. La Motte with Three New Releases and His E-book “The Treasure” on Sale or Read Free With Kindle Unlimited. Makes a Great Gift!

https://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Through-Amazon-Adventure-Headhunters-ebook/dp/B0BCPBZLC4/


One Reader/Reviewer Says:

“Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2022
Verified Purchase

“If you are a reader who screams at the characters of the book you are deep into, ‘The Treasure’ will be one to give you laryngitis. At every turn of a page, one of the characters in this book is either in jeopardy or creating havoc. Precisely what a fast-paced emotion-driven mystery with an underlying love interest should have. Highly entertaining!



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Best-Selling Novelist and New E-book Release of “Seeing Red” by Claudia Ricci
Now Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Seeing-Red-Claudia-Ricci-ebook/.B0BHL1KR77/


One Amazon Reviewer Shares:

“Ronda’s story in Seeing Red made sense to me, and the writing touched me viscerally and emotionally. I could feel her challenges, pain, and desire; life was tearing her apart. I felt drawn in from the very first paragraph.

She goes to Spain to follow her fantasy lover and pursue her love for flamenco; what she finds there through her wild adventures is the most important thing missing – her love for herself.
I recommend this book to all of my friends and new readers!” Literary Fiction (Books) Romance.


MORE BOOKS By Claudia Ricci ~ Her Blog> http://mystorylives.blogspot.com/2022/11/the-noctuary-night-journal.html



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Fictional fun read of tall tales and puppy tails by Author Barbara Dena is on sale now!
https://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Daniels-Dena/e/B09DWB2236/


E-book only .99 Cents, and Paperback under $9!

“Memories and fiction fill this collection with humor, heartwarming compassion, and spine-tingling fright from the author’s own experiences and an imagination she can barely control. Quilts, children, and dogs have always played a large part in the author’s life. Therefore, it is unsurprising to find stories of warm quilts wrapped around her tales or tails.

A trait the reader discovers in Barbara’s writing is that, much like life, nothing within the covers of this book will be what one expects.”


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Multi-Award-Winning Mystery Action and Adventure Series by Diane Olsen Has Been Blowing Avid Readers,’ and Reader’s Favorite Book Reviewers Away With The “Rising Wind Book Series.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093PRX88L/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09447YQ7F/





All Four E-books Are On Sale on Amazon and can be read free with Kindle Unlimited. Makes a great Holiday Gift For Readers on Your Gift List!


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YES! Cat Does Have Some Holiday Children’s Books Too!
This One By Awarding-Winning-Author Shawna James now comes in New Languages of English, Spanish, Dutch, and French.




Gift your tots the Gift of Reading This Christmas.>> https://www.amazon.com/Shawna-James/e/B08L1KRVY1/. . .



*** HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY READING TIME Throughout This Holiday Season! May God Bless You All With Peace, Love, and Kindness! ***

Special Article: Clearing the Confusion of KDP Select, Kindle Unlimted, The Global Fund, & KENP Page Reads. They All Enhance Each Other!



I came across a fantastic blog post by Author Dan Tortora that explained the KDP Select program for authors who self-publish their ebooks through KDP publishing and sell on Amazon. He shares how it all works with KDP and Kindle Unlimited and how they enhance each other when you enroll your ebook in KDP Select, and the Kindle Unlimited program for readers, (ebooks only, not paperbacks) will entitle the author to royalties of their page reads.

Those pages read when enrolled and with KU get the author paid from the Amazon Global Fund. It’s like extra sweetness to your royalties from not only your ebooks sold, but when a reader reads any of the pages of your ebook that is enrolled!

It really is that simple. Yes, you can only sell your ebook “exclusive” through Amazon, but the trade-off can be very profitable for the author. I hope what Dan shares within his article clears up any confusion or hesitations by authors when self-publishing your next ebook.


KDP Direct Publishing & Amazon


AMAZON KDP SELECT PROGRAM GLOBAL FUND (USA) ~ Article From Author Dan Tortora and Coaching – What is the KDP Select and the Global Fund Payout? How does the KDP Select Global Fund work?

As a nonfiction author coach who helps authors publish and market their books, I often get questions about this subject.

This information is for authors on Amazon.com (USA). Scroll down to learn more.


If you’re an author with an ebook available on Kindle Unlimited, receive payouts for the total number of pages of your book that Kindle Unlimited members read during each month.

You must be enrolled in KDP Select to qualify for these payments, making your book “exclusive” to Amazon and available through Kindle Unlimited. When a Kindle Unlimited member reads your book, you get paid for every page they read. (See this link for more on payments and the payment schedule.)

These payments will be in addition to the self-publishing royalties you receive from Amazon when your book is purchased on Amazon.com.

There is a 60-day lag between the end of the month and the time you get your payout.

How much does KDP pay per page read? How much is the monthly payout and how has it varied over time?

The author payout to US authors has ranged from roughly $0.0040 to $0.0050 per page read, or $0.40 to $0.50 per 100 pages read.

Here is a graph of the KDP Select Global Author Fund Payout, per page read, for US-based authors on Amazon.com, from July 2015 through September 2021:

How is the payout determined?

The payout comes from the Kindle Select Global Author Fund (AKA the Kindle Select Global Fund). The fund is based on the subscription fees paid by the total number of Kindle Unlimited members. As KU members join or drop off the Global Fund changes. As Amazon explains, authors receive payouts for the previous month’s page-reads of their book(s).

Those payouts vary based on their home country; “the share of fund allocated to each country varies based on several factors, such as exchange rates, customer reading behavior, and local subscription pricing. Author earnings are then determined by their share of total pages read, up to a total of 3,000 pages per customer per title.” (For more explanation, see “Royalties in Kindle Unlimited.”)

Where is the payout posted?

KDP Select authors can see the previous month’s payout while logged in to KDP in their Prior Month’s Royalty Report. Written Word Media (the book promotion company that runs FreeBooksy and Bargain Booksy) also posts the KDP Global Fund monthly payouts on its website.

Is your book enrolled in KDP Select? If so, what has your experience been with it and with the payouts?

Thanks for reading,
Dan


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Cat’s Note: I wanted to add how KDP describes the benefits of KDP Select, KU, and why it’s popular, and it is in reference only to your Ebooks. The program is not available for print books. I hope those authors who visit and read this post find this information helpful.

As you’ll see, KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited end up working together for YOU to earn more MONEY…

Why Enroll in KDP Select?

  • Earn higher royalties
  • Earn your share of the KDP Select Global Fund when customers read your books from Kindle Unlimited. Plus, earn 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico.
  • Maximize your book’s sales potential
  • Choose between two great promotional tools: Kindle Countdown Deals, time-bound promotional discounting for your book while earning royalties; or Free Book Promotion where readers worldwide can get your book free for a limited time.
  • Reach a new audience
  • Help readers discover your books by making them available through Kindle Unlimited in the U.S, U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, Japan, and Australia.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is Kindle Unlimited?
  • Kindle Unlimited is a subscription program for readers that allows them to read as many books as they want. When you enroll in KDP Select, your books are automatically included in Kindle Unlimited. Your books will still be available for anyone to buy in the Kindle Store, and you’ll continue to earn royalties from those sales like you do today. For more information about Kindle Unlimited, click here.
  • What does it mean to publish exclusively on Kindle?
  • When you choose to enroll your book in KDP Select, you’re committing to make the digital format of that book available exclusively through KDP. During the period of exclusivity, you cannot distribute your book digitally anywhere else, including on your website, blogs, etc. However, you can continue to distribute your book in physical format, or in any format other than digital. See the KDP Select Terms and Conditions for more information.
  • Where can I see the terms and conditions of KDP Select?
  • Click here to see KDP Select Terms and Conditions.
  • For more details on KDP Select, click here.


This Reading Cat Loves to Visit My Friends Who Love Cat’s at Katzenworld!




A Re-Share For The Love of CATS and Courtesy
of
KATZENWORLD!






“Oh no. She just won’t stop this and lie down!

     At noon the monstrous vacuum cleaner roars.

     At two she starts to straighten out her drawers.

It drives us crazy ! Then she starts to frown !

She stares across the room (our hooman clown)

     Then shoves around the thing she most abhors …

     Whatever that is now. Oh how she bores

Us with this fuss. We wish she’d ride to town.

But no, it’s quarantine. This must be borne.

     She glares now at the kitchen pantry and

          Starts crazy cooking. Aslan ! Now what’s next ???!!!

Our whole loud house will smell of curried corn!!!!!

     She’s slipped in numskull’s never never land !!!

          Thank God for Amazon and our new text !”


Author’s Notes
The photograph is courtesy of Pinterest.
© 2020 Anissa Nedzel Gage, All rights reserved

Sharing Our History Courtesy of CNN… What to Know About Juneteenth. Time To Stop Racism and Police Violence.

 

(CNN ) — Juneteenth could not be coming at a more fitting time.

It’s a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

 

Today, June 19, this holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. But 155 years after the news of their emancipation finally reached slaves in Galveston, Texas, the nation is still struggling with the issues of systemic racism and injustice just as it still is in 2020.

That struggle surfaced once again in the national debate and massive Black Lives Matter protests that were sparked by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020.

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Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia mark June 19 as a state holiday or observance. Communities across the country celebrate it with food and festivities. But — despite a push by activists over the years — Juneteenth still isn’t a federal holiday. And, throughout its history, it has often been overlooked by non-black Americans.

What Juneteenth is

Juneteenth — a blending of the words June and nineteenth — is the oldest regular US celebration of the end of slavery.  It commemorates June 19, 1865: the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation.

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“In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” Granger read to a crowd.

That day came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Even after Lincoln declared all enslaved people free on paper, that hadn’t necessarily been the case in practice.

African Americans and others mark Juneteenth — also called Emancipation Day — much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics, and gatherings with family and friends.

Juneteenth has been celebrated informally since 1865, but Texas became the first state to make it a state holiday in 1980.

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Why people are talking about it now

For one thing, it’s right around the corner.

And on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that he would hold a June 19 campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma — the site of one of the worst acts of racist violence the country has ever seen.

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In 1921, tensions between Tulsa’s black and white communities culminated in a white mob attacking black residents and burning black-owned businesses in a part of the city known as “Black Wall Street.”

Trump’s decision to hold the rally there on a day that commemorates the end of slavery was striking, given events in the aftermath of Floyd’s killing. The President has remained mostly silent on issues of systemic racism and has resisted some of the changes proposed by protesters.  Democratic lawmakers and progressives sharply criticized the move.

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Photos: The signs and art of the George Floyd protests

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“This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists — he’s throwing them a welcome home party,” Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted.”  

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked, (and she just spins and agrees with Trumps’ LIES) on Thursday what Juneteenth meant to the President.

“The African American community is very near and dear to his heart. At these rallies he often shares the great work he has done for minority communities,” she said, citing criminal justice reform and funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“He’s working on rectifying injustices … So it’s a meaningful day to him and it’s a day where he wants to share some of the progress that’s been made as we look forward and more that needs to be done,” said McEnany…

My Note: (SORRY, my feelings and opinions are? I’m not buying what McEnany or Trump are saying or preaching… When they act otherwise)…

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Another Story You May Want To Read ~ Amid Floyd protests, Juneteenth gets new renown