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A quick, but deep story about intent I quite enjoyed. Of Jinns, Jellybeans and Kmart Underwear by Elizabeth Ho.
Planning to include an airship in your Victorian or steampunk adventure? Here’s a site filled with information on historical airships to make your story sound. (Via Mike Tierney)
Librarians (Interesting People)
A glimpse into the realizations of a librarian about how the public interacts with libraries. It’s fascinating, inspiring, and sad all mixed into short, punchy Twitter notes. (Via Erin M. Hartshorn)
Book Blurbs (Marketing)
Amazon allows for a limited, and somewhat odd, list of html tags in its descriptor field. Remembering just what works and how it will appear is a bit of a guessing game even if you know how to code in HTML. Kindlepreneur offers a free tool (created in 2016) that takes some of the guesswork out of it. They control what html the tool will allow and provide you with a preview of its appearance before handing over the code for you to use in KDP. It’s not perfect, and doesn’t check the character length with code (4000 character limit), but it’s a lot better than the code and pray approach on KDP. Scroll down past the tool itself for tips to handle potential errors as well as what the tool is doing for you and why.
While there have been many approaches to reduce the impact of disposable cups, in a culture where so often people get their hot drinks on the go, this one will more than cut its carbon footprint. When planted, these cups can produce trees.