Interview with Elmore Hammes – The Twenty Dollar Bill


The Twenty Dollar Bill

Q: When did you start writing, and what inspired you to write?

A: I wrote science fiction stories and read them out loud during “sharing time” in third grade. I grew up in a house full of books and writing seemed a natural outflow from reading.

Q: How long did the book take you from start to finish?

A: The first draft for The Twenty Dollar Bill was done in thirty days during National Novel Writing Month ( I finished the final version about a year later.

Q: Where do you write?

A: Generally on my lap top at home, occasionally at a coffee shop or the library – when I am engaged in the story, it doesn’t matter if there are other people around, the TV is on or the house is on fire, I can filter the distractions.

Q: What’s the best thing about being a published author?

A: Talking with people about writing and about my books.

Q: Who are some of your favorite authors?

A: Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Evelyn Waugh, W. Somerset Maugham, Charles De Lint, Andre Norton.

Q: Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

A: I’ve gotten some very nice feedback through Amazon reviews and forums like Kindleboards. A lot of them want to know what happens next with various characters from The Twenty Dollar Bill.

Q: What are your current projects?

A: I have a couple novels in revision at the moment – I expect Through the Arch, a fantasy work, will be my next release, hopefully some time this year.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

A: I enjoy Community Theatre, sand volleyball, good beer, and twice a year I go with a mission team to help build homes in Mexico.

Q: How did you come up with your title?

A: I needed a method to change viewpoints from scene to scene, and it became obvious shortly into the first draft that the twenty dollar bill would serve perfectly in that capacity. Naming the book after the bill seemed appropriate.

Q: Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?

A: Definitely. The book is about how people see situations from different perspectives – and that the assumptions we make about other people and the reasons for their actions are often mistaken.

Q: What’s the hardest part of writing a book?

A: The middle. Starting a book is easy for me – everything is brand new and fresh. Ending the book – that is the payoff, the exciting rush to the conclusion. The middle can be a struggle.

Q: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

A: No – by the time I am done revising, anything that I feel needs changing has been.

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End of the Race – Book Excerpt

Preface to The End of the Race and Chapter 4 Hepatitis Babyend-of-the-race-book-cover
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. In seven days.

And it is said that the world can be ended in seven days. Imagine

traveling the streets of Washington, D.C., in an ambulance, as a patient,

and you will come to understand what links us—how a week in this city

can shape a century—or bring an end to the race as we know it. See who

measures out health care and decides your destiny. Discover the secret

the Watergate Plumbers were in search of. Deep Throat never told you.

I will. Survival comes with the code contained within these pages—but

requires some presidential assistance.

Chapter 4

Hepatitis Baby

3:40 PM

Inside the ER, the drivers arrive unannounced. Resuscitations are taking

place in two different cubicles, and physicians and nurses hover over

mobile beds, shouting commands and acknowledgments.

“Lactated ringers! Give me another amp of calcium!”

“Right here. Ten milliliters calcium gluconate going in. Forty-four

milliequivalents bicarb. This is your second amp!”

A doctor reaches for a long-needled syringe and injects it into tubing

connected to the vein of a naked woman.

“Move away, everybody! Stand back!” he shouts from the side.

“Clear, please! Paddles on. Okay, fire!”


A blunt noise is followed by silence. Everyone watches the cardiac

monitor, ignoring the odor of singed flesh.

“Okay, resume CPR. Get ready to defibrillate again. I saw a rhythm.”

Hinton stands in the first cubicle, uncertain what to do. He knows

CPR, has performed flawlessly on the practice dummy, but he’s still

nervous he’ll be asked to help. Olson wipes dust from his glasses and

leans against the incubator, waiting for someone to come forward with

transfer papers.

“Hold CPR! Okay, everybody back! Clear, please! Fire!”


Another silence, shorter than the first, is followed by a resumption

of frenzied activity. Pharmaceutical interventions proceed futilely.


“EMD! I don’t see a rhythm!”

“Pump harder! I’m not getting any pulses!”

“Somebody get OB down here! We called ’em five minutes ago!”

Hinton’s anxiety increases as he watches the heart tracing go flat.

The ER doctor changes places with a nurse who has lost stamina doing

compressions, and he moves closer to the bedside.

“You!” the physician says, spotting him. “I need you to switch with

me so I can run this code!

Hinton passes around the machines and stands next to the woman.

She’s spread-eagled on the emergency table, secured with gauze

restraints over her wrists and ankles. The IV bottles frame an image of

last rites as he puts the palms of his hands on the sternum and begins

pressing down.

“One thousand one, one thousand two . . .”

Her stomach is tight with air and the fetus pressing up on it.

“There they are!” the code doctor calls out as obstetricians approach

from the side door. “Get some instruments!”

Olson keeps his spot by the side of the incubator, cleaning his glasses.

Two orderlies next to him make their own assessment, having watched

the woman come into the ER with her boyfriend, both unconscious.

“Don’t think I wanna try anything they used,” the first says. “That

woman’s gonna go a lot lower than she ever got high, can tell that just

by lookin’ at ’er now. An’ that baby. That’s a crime.”

“Yeah, I heard that. Look at ’em. He’s colder than she is.”

In the next cubicle, the boyfriend’s resuscitation is not going well.

A large tube sticks out his mouth, and a nurse pumps saline solution

to rinse out the stomach. Besides an occasional retching noise, there are

few signs of life from the drug-laden body.

“Man, ’least he might live,” the first orderly continues. “She ain’t

gotta a snowflake’s chance . . .”

“Wait a minute. Watch, man. Just watch now, here comes OB, they’re

gonna, oh Jesus, can you believe this? Watch this, Olson, you watching?”

Codes rarely run longer than 25 minutes in the City Hospital. This

one has been going for 20.

“Damn, man,” one of the orderlies whispers. “Chief resident’s

doing it! Can you believe it, Olson? I’m telling you, the lady’s gotta be


Olson wipes the back of his neck with a handkerchief and looks

over the crowd, watching the obstetrics residents rush into the room.


They speak with the emergency room doctor and go to the side of the

agonal woman.

“Knife, pick-ups!”

Hinton presses on the woman’s sternum, giving short, deep



At the foot of the table, a surgeon directs his junior partner, who slides

a scalpel across the taut, distended surface of the woman’s abdomen.

Blood rushes out as successive layers of skin and muscle give way to

the underlying womb.

“Hurry up!” the chief resident urges. With the same knife, the female

resident cuts horizontally across the uterus and scoops out a helpless

form. Blood drips onto the mother, and the baby looks dusky.

“Give it oxygen!”

Hinton’s elated as he watches the baby squirm, turn pink, then emit

a high-pitched cry. The chief resident clips and divides the umbilical

cord and moves briskly to the incubator.

“Keep it warm. Bag it if you have to,” he tells Olson. “Get it to

Children’s Hospital in five minutes, and don’t crash!”

He reaches into the incubator, pulls out a blanket, and the baby cries

as he wraps it and hands it to Olson.

“Wait a minute, Doc,” he protests. “We need papers signed. We need

a name . . .”

“Jane Doe. Now go!”

4:05 PM

“Don’t worry about a thing,” Olson tells Hinton as they climb into

the back of the ambulance with the incubator. “You’re gonna be steward

on this run so you can get experience. We’ll be there in no time.”

He slams the door and hops in behind the steering wheel. As he flicks

on the red lights and glances back, Hinton looks worried.

“Damn, what am I supposed to do?”

“Keep it pink,” Olson tells him, accelerating forward. “And don’t

let it spread bad stuff!”

Hinton puts on gloves and searches through the cabinets. When he

looks back into the incubator, the baby has stopped crying. The pink

flush of its lips has become a mottled blue. A cold sensation runs through

his stomach.


“Olson . . .”


“Baby’s blue. Where’s the Ambu bag?”

Olson gestures into the rear in several directions, hoping to pinpoint

the bag for ventilating.

“Over . . . there . . . look on top of the whadda-ya-callit. Right


“Come on!” Hinton says, tossing away an obviously oversized adult

Ambu bag.

He has an urge to jump out, to abandon this failing venture and its

tiny victim. Instead, he reaches for the infant, lifting him gently from

the incubator so that he can seal his mouth around the nose and lips.

He blows short, quick breaths.

“Damn!” Olson proclaims, looking back at the blue-colored baby

and then ahead at approaching traffic. “I seen a lotta resuscitations, but

you take the cake, buddy. Your eyes are gonna turn yellow from all that

kid’s viruses!”

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Infinite Exposure

Infinite Exposure

ISBN 978-0-9770866-8-9 is an e-book by Roland Hughes, published by Logical Solutions in 465 pages, Reviewed by John H. Manhold

ebook_cover_thumbnailThe story begins with a secret international team of al-Qaida fighters following and apprehending an offshore web master who is part of an al-Qaida cell, which, in turn, is part of a far-ranging network. From here, the scene shifts to the financial districts of the United States, and their never ending search for ways to save money. The CEO of a huge American bank, with large branches in France and Germany, is approached by a marketing company to offshore their operations. Such a move will save millions of dollars and, in the thoughts of the executive, produce a lucrative advancement. He is more concerned with this personal gain, and does not think through the proposition, even when given hints by his second in command, who is most knowledgeable. A software company becomes involved and contributes further to the maneuvers, and the story progresses to a horrendous financial debacle, and many associated reactions. A third element enters the picture – a group of traders who deal with insider information, have ties to Account Executives in Russia, with the Russian Mafia, with China, and with the coordinator of the occult al-Qaida fighters.
To provide more details would spoil, for the reader, a most interesting and thought-provoking proposal of a possible future American agenda.
With respect to the writing, Roland Hughes quite masterfully juggles the various elements, as they shift from one to the next. His characters are interesting, and the story’s progression is at a fine pace. I read an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of this book which contained spelling and grammar problems.  However, I understand the author has since had the manuscript fully edited and corrected. With removal of this jarring note, I should like to say that Roland Hughes has provided added enjoyment to a highly recommended read that presents some very serious thoughts to ponder, as well.

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Roland Hughes is the president of Logikal Solutions, a business applications consulting firm specializing in VMS platforms. Hughes serves as a lead consultant with over two decades of experience using computers and operating systems originally created by Digital Equipment Corporation (now owned by Hewlett-Packard).

With a degree in Computer Information Systems, the author’s experience is focused on OpenVMS systems across a variety of diverse industries including heavy equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, stock exchanges, tax accounting, and hardware value-added resellers, to name a few. Working throughout these industries has strengthened the author’s unique skill set and given him a broad perspective on the role and value of OpenVMS in industry.

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Book Review: the Book of Common Prayer

Peter Menkin asked:

Book Review: The book of common prayer, "My take-with-this size is back, and I recommend it to travel the …" by Peter MenkinHere am daring to comment on this wonderful book, used by Episcopalians and one prayer and publications section linking Anglicans around the world. (There are about 77 million Anglicans in the world, and most have their own "version" of this wonderful book and inspired, but perhaps this specific size and type for which this American version specific, it may not be familiar to them all. ) my copy that is this size, and like a good price like this (take advantage of a good deal, by the way), has been used by me for about ten or so years. It 's been a book durable, but now used and the leather cover is combo, although I try it occasionally. But on the other hand I take in my car, and sometimes I leave the seat where the sun hits it. However, it has proved the article. There are so many applications for personal prayer book, and playing in some of them, it is important to note in this recitation that the primary purpose of this application the common prayer book for me is now the office of nurse, hospital, and the like (including home visits), home to administer communion. It is an excellent size for travel, and not as I have mentioned, the book also offers all the prayers and it includes, "Communion under special circumstances," as used in the Episcopal Church to bring home communion. As the same words that move and is informed of a licensed lay minister in my church, and as Oblate, I always shared, intimate service. To give the reader an idea of the nature of the book, here is a listing of the prayer of the principle of "section, below Circumstances Communion." Special "Almighty Father, whose son estimated on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrement of his body and blood: grant that we may receive it thankfully compassionate in commemoration of our Lord Jesus Christ, that in these holy mysteries gives us a commitment to eternal life and who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen. "There is flexibility in the prayers and headings allow the minister or clergy who administered the Eucharist to the following:" After I read [found before the recitation of the opening quoted above], The Celebrant may comment on it briefly. "Also," The prayers are suitable offer, concluding with Collect. "next or someone? No other, my opinion is the book, a religious, spiritual, literary, and work inspired, encouraged discussion of a spiritual or religious nature after the words before the service. In this way the Eucharist is a community activity or communion, where the idea of sharing the experience of the church grows in the presence of God and man. When I visit the elderly, especially the frail elderly in my visits, I share some psalms. The book contains 150 psalms, his own translation, of course. This is a favorite of mine, not only because of its familiarity, but also because it is a kind of statement about the trip and the ministry with which I engage pastoral relationship: the psalm 23The Lord is my shepherdI not want to be in. . He makes it down in green pasturesand leads me beside the still waters. He restores my Soul leads me along the way to his name 'cause of s. Although walk through the valley of the shadow of death, no fear ninguÌ? No evil for you are with me, your rod and your staff comfort me. You removed a table before me in the presence of worries me, you have smeared my head with oil, my cup is running over. Certainly the quality and mercy follow me all the days of my life, and dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. This is a good place to finish the review. (This review originally appeared on Notes on Review: A friend told me via email that the review is "Too long and too much on his personal ministry. You might try reading other reviews (if necessary) or look at what the publication of the church says about it. "I'm happy for criticism and suggestions. Here is my answer, in part, "As you can tell from the review, my intent was not to buy the book itself to review, but some of it relevant and specific to me that 'particular version' (cheap, small, portable, and useful for some purpose and a ministry-specific). "We also wanted to talk to themselves Episcopalians and Christians, especially in a way that would engage the review based on experience, something to master. To do that, I thought I needed for my own personal use (although handsome could be a better term) that the expert opinion. "To me, trying so impressive and holy a work has more validity and authenticity to the position used. There's a kind of authority in this kind of review for a witness (for it is a major focus of the review, the intention). "Here you have an explanation of why I wrote it as I did, and the rationale for the concept of the approach." He added in setting the date review here: I hope that readers will find the review interesting and able to inform merits of some holy book of prayer for Episcopalians in America, the Book of Common Prayer.It is many things, and contains instructions for worship services including Eucharist, daily prayer, burial and other rites and sacraments of the church. As a literary work is a great and famous and admired in this regard. I can not say how I found this book, and others have found, too. Brings a close to God in Christ and reveals a central part of worship for Episcopalians. An essential book for so many Christians of that denomination, and good reading for others who may be interested. I hope that helps aggregate of the notes meets the review about my friend 's objections

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Book Review — Soul-discovery: 9 Principles for Revealing Your Sacred Gifts

CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd asked:

Having the opportunity to see America 'in advance; s renowned specialist intuitive, Juan Marie Whelan' s book, "Soul-Discovery: 9 Principles for sacred disclose their gifts," set to premiere on Tuesday, June 24 from 2008 – Whelan welcomes readers to explore their sacred and authentic self to discover the soul that it exists within us all. Perfect reading of the motivation for men and women who have reached a crossroads in their lives, and they are looking for exciting and innovative ways to gain prosperity and happiness in life, "Soul-Discovery: 9 Principles for sacred disclose gifts , "takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the inner depths of the soul. If you 'with reference to one of the avid fans of "secrecy," then Whelan' s unique exploration of the soul takes on another journey in life and how you can effectively use every moment in your life ways to benefit from the larger and more productive. As the readers dive into "Soul-Discovery: 9 Principles for sacred disclose their gifts," begin to understand how the real target is formed by the divine energies that reside in each and every one of us – and how this natural energy of the soul can help reveal the special gifts we each possess, how they interconnect with the deep soul level, and more importantly, how to use this energy for the soul of amplifying, processing, and show all the positive energy around to create an extraordinary life! To learn more about intuitive specialist, Juan Marie Whelan and his last literary effort, "Soul-Discovery: 9 Principles for sacred disclose their gifts, feel free to visit their Web site exclusive premiere of the book at http:// / today. Book Review – Soul-Discovery: 9 principles to reveal its sacred GiftsBy Carolann Bailey-Lloyd

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Book Reviews Sell Books

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Alternative Sources for Book Reviews

Kathryn Lively asked:

I am often asked how does one go about getting the revisions for a novel. Most authors I've found over the years have been under impression that the only valid revisions are found in the newspaper or a commercial newspaper. While such reviews may be a pen in an author 's cap, particularly if positive, should not be considered the sole source for a book banda. An author can find an abundance of resources for book, if one knows where to look. However, before you send these books to review, it is important to consider this question: When should you leave a book for review? Too soon or too late? When is too soon for a book to be distributed for review? Depending on the source of the review and the timetable for placing an editor, advanced review copies of books (also known as arcs) can go to the revisions from four months before the book launch. There may be many reasons for promoting advanced. A reviewer 's schedule may be such that it can take four months to get a particular book, and this editor is ensuring a timely review. Other reasons may be seasonal, if you write a novel for the season of Christmas, for example, the publisher may want to store revisions advanced to harass the total number of readers during the peak of the holiday shopping. What the reason for sending arcs, the message is clear: a book does not necessarily have to be released and for sale to the author starts to pick revisions. If the words of praise are given early enough, the editor may want to include them in the back or front to entice readers to buy. Just make sure the ARC sent for review is clean, free of errors and limit the size of a font that is easily read. Once you have the best overview available, it is time to distribute to reviewers. Here are just some suggestions that are not necessarily limited to the media. Professionals in the field: If your book is non-fiction, is about politics, personal issues, or a biography, would be to your advantage to have an endorsement from an expert in his book 'case s. If you have written about an event in the civil war, in view of approaching a historian who specializes in that era. If your book is religious in nature, seeking endorsement of a cleric known. Authors of similar work: Take a look at the shelves of the fiction of her favorite bookstore. You may notice that some novels include endorsements from other authors of the same gender. This is especially true for the romance and mystery, so close-knit communities considering Congrès Annual assisted these authors for purposes of establishing a network. If you wrote a romance novel or mystery, you may want to look to other authors for a word of praise. A cordial letter to the authors of your choice can yield good results for you. You might find that some authors are willing to read his work, whether banda additional means for them in the form of their names on its cover. Don 't feel discouraged, however, if an author you in contact with declines or does not respond. Authors who write for a living often have busy schedules and may not be able to produce the time required for an unbiased endorsement of their work. Organizations concerning their work: You have written as a mystery with a dog theme. Does this mean it is limited to the reviewers of the mystery? Not necessarily. If a dog show is the setting for the story, you may want to consider approaching a professional circuit in the dog show to read his book. This may be particularly useful in generating publicity for the word of mouth for your book too. People interested in dogs that don 't normally read mystery can be very curious to buy your novel. Think about the settings and occupations offered in his novel. Is there an organization that would make a good target audience for your book? Encourage that connection by bringing in some potential reviewers. Web site review of the book: A quick search of the Internet for Web site review of the book will yield a number of resources available to you. Many such sites have been cited in author 's book covers in ads on the Web and in print. It is important to note, however, when you research these websites that are suitable to review their work. Study each Web site. What genres do you accept? Do a lap time in reviews? ¿Charged a fee? A reputable reviewer no charge, so check! Regardless of the source of the revision you are on, it is essential to address each with appropriate courtesy. Ask each potential first reviewer. Do not send the book immediately, to a feeling of the reviewer you are imposing on it. Learn what the reviewer wants a mail attachment in a final product, or a ARC.Once is sent, a good rule of thumb is to contact to acknowledge receipt of the book, but not send email on steady progress unless an excessive amount of time has passed without word from the reviewer. If, after a month or so, you have not heard anything, follow-up with a courtesy note. Take care to find alternative resources for revisions can not only raise the prominence of your book shelves, but can also expand your target audience. Don 't wait to get their launch reviews. Now start the buzz!

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The Power of Book Reviewers in Book Marketing

Ray Subs asked:

Writing, editing, and get a book published is much hard work, unfortunately, does not guarantee any tangible sales. In fact, most books published each year fail to sell more than a few dozen copies, creating an industry very competitive and cut throat book marketing. There are many ways that people will tell you put a book, however the most effective is generally attributed to the book. The order book reviews not only provide the author of a substantial buzz for a new book, he also give the book a sense of credibility that would otherwise be empty. Certainly no shortage of great books on the market today, however only a small percentage of them is the book needed to encourage people to take action. Does the next time you are on a Web site for traders of the book, have a look at a book that has no revision of the reader and wondered if you buy this book? Chances are you would buy the power of this book in an effort to find a better book, reviewed that people can give you some information on before you buy. The bottom line is that the reviewers of the book provide a valuable service to buyers of the book by removing the mystery of buying a book. To book any of the merchants of reason typically provide a short succinct review of the book's editor. This revision is often too little information to a purchaser of the book take action. It is therefore the authors of the book to provide all the info necessary to persuade a buyer to leave his book folder and click the buy now button. The reviewers of the book is unfortunately a rare breed, as the population of the world increasingly turns to TV to DVDs, the Internet and other forms of entertainment. This creates a great demand for reviews of books of high quality, and price is well taken up by the major advertising firms that offer such services. Thankfully there are several firms that specialize in affordable services for book reviews, is allowing the author to reap all the benefits of the review of the order book without the big price. Reviewers affordable book can be found and must be sought for those interested in acquiring important advertising without having to get a second mortgage on your home or put the family dog to work delivering newspapers every morning just to pay banda your firm's account. Encourage the author to use services of the review of a book you can see immediate results in their advertising efforts because the book can be completed in a minimum amount of time. There are many reasons why the authors choose to get their books reviewed, but most of the reasons seem to come back to the fact that the book really work, and this is a safe investment for the author does.

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Book Reviews 101

Jessica asked:

Here are 9 simple steps to keep in mind when creating a book review. Any kind of book review, written or via web video, explores the main aspects of the book, along with specific examples. However, a good book review is not simply a book report or a summary – goes a step further and connects the book with the world around us. Some things to bear in mind when reviewing a book: 1. Indicate the name of the book, the author and the publication exactly. This seems simple, but is sadly often botched.2. Do your research and read the book carefully. Review? t? Donate to the book if you? t? read the full it.3 havenâ. Never give away the whole story. The goal is to entice readers to review. Let them know what is the book, while those who want to leave more.4. What is the theme of the book? If you do a work of fiction, how the author used the characters and setting to lead the diagram? 5. What genre is the book? Do you live up to that genre? If it is a mystery, I guess saved? Or, if for example a how-to books, one could follow the instructions and perform the tasks described? 6. Let people know you are related to the book. You did laugh or cry? Try to share some highlights of the book too far from the donor. Share your personal connection with the book. Makes the review interesting, and gives the person watching or reading your review a sense of who you are.7. You? t? the donut is that in a general sort of way, love? of? the youâ with reference to the book review. Be specific and give specific examples out of the book that support your opinion.8. Have you read other titles by the author? Compare the title you are looking for other books by the same author will help people to gauge their interest in the book.9. Do some research on the author. There may be something very interesting about the author that readers want to know.

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Book Review Websites Comparison

Jack Yang asked:

Long before the Internet, people have read book reviews. Before spending your time and money on a book, wanted to find out whether a book would be a good investment. Today is not ninguÌ? N different. People simply have many more options now that the Internet is so common. We have the ability to read many reviews on any book of interest, those written long ago, or today's bestsellers. A quick search will yield results for many online Web site of book reviews. Some superiors, and most commonly used are, Web site of the library and Barnes and noble or borders, and those who have been around long before the widespread use of the Internet, as the book review of New York Times. Someone? N consumer sites such as establishing a network Acobay also have book reviews is one of the above Web site for buying and revision. Along with editorial reviews, there are revisions to the customer. Due to the number of people who use the rugged Amazon, there are many customer reviews of most books, especially the best, giving the reader a greater number of revisions to base your decision on. This can be good for the reader, providing many different views. Once a book has thousands of reviews, however, can be so overwhelming with all ford. The Amazon provides reviews for all types of books, including fiction, non-fiction, bestsellers, and children 's books The books can be searched by title, author, genre or ISBN. Amazon also gives recommendations of other books that readers might like based on the books have searched for. It is easy for the reader to find most any book. And Amazon has a useful feature that allows the client to "look inside the" selected the books, sometimes are able to read any other website purchases and review. Such as Amazon, have customer reviews but not many. For example, a search on a popular book, "Eat, pray, Love" turned over 1792 customer reviews on Amazon. The same search on the borders turned over only 21 revisions. The Web site a description of the book, but ninguÌ? No editorial review. The customer can use a variety of searches including title, author, ISBN or gender. The boundaries also lists the books similar to the vision based on current searches. If the client has stored the border fence, a quick search can tell if the book is available at your local store. Similar to Amazon, Borders gives readers the ability to "look inside the" select books. The borders are also a variety and a large quantity of books available, allowing the reader to look for and find most any book you are looking for. A Web site diverse, yet well-known review of the book is the book review of New York Times. Lists the books above, based on sales every week. New York Times lists the last books. Not all reviews, though they may be on the bestsellers list for weeks. The revisions are mentioned, however, are very detailed and thorough, giving the reader a good idea of what to expect from the professional book reviewers. Because different jobs are put together on the same page, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, can be difficult to determine what each writing genre is at first glance. Therefore, the Web site requires more navigation to find the books that the reader may be interested in it. The online database back to 1981, giving the reader access only to books reviewed since. In some books, the reader can choose to read the first pages or chapters of a book. This is a nice feature, since it is sometimes the first few pages that the reader makes the decision if they wanted to continue the book or not. Total, each Web site to review the book has some unique qualities. If the reader is looking for a place to go and buy a book in one easy step, a place like is a great place to look. If the reader get an idea of just what a book is about before going shopping in a bookstore nearby, a Web site such as could be the top option, since the local availability of the book is also given. For a more thorough and more professional in bestsellers, New York Times site for many seeking higher. What a choice, today 's reader has many options and the ability to find a new book to read in just a few mouse clicks.

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