Happy Labor Day (U.S.) and Labour Day (Canada)

by | Sep 5, 2016

Well, it’s Labor Day here in the U.S., one of our national holidays when banks, government offices, schools and financial markets are closed. Labor Day also marks:

  • The unofficial end of the summer season, and
  • The beginning of the national political campaign.

Schools are back in session but off for the day, and we all tend to gather at friend’s and family’s houses for an end-of-summer barbecue. There are parades, parties and lots of sports events.

If you’re new here, I’d like to offer you a few links that you’ll find interesting:

  • Four Truths and Four Myths That Every New Novelist Should Know—Author and reviewer Florence Osmund describes four truths and four myths about publishing a novel that will help you on your journey to becoming a novelist enjoyable and rewarding.
  • The Keyboards of Our Lives—I’ve been thinking about keyboards lately, you’ll see why in a minute. The keyboard is a pretty amazing thing. Invented in the late 19th century along with the mechanism to imprint “type-writing” onto paper, keyboards first appeared as the operational end of the typewriter.
  • Amazon Giveth, Amazon Taketh Away and Now… Amazon Giveth Again!—Amazon is launching AMS, Amazon Marketing Services, giving self-publishing authors access to marketing programs previously reserved for Amazon’s bigger vendors.

Have fun, and I’ll see you back here on Wednesday.

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